This is about 38th BCS Solution (English). Every year BPSC repeats a number of questions. So if you practice the previous year’s question, you will be benefited.

 

38th BCS Solution

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1. Who is the author of ‘Man and Superman’?
    (a) G.B. Shaw
(b) Thomas Hardy
(c) Ernest Hemingway
(d) Charles Dickens
 
2. The most famous satirist in English literature is-
(a) Jonathan Swift
(b) Alexander Pope
(c) Joseph Addison
(d) Richard Steel
 
3. What is the plural form of the word ‘louse’?
(a) louses

(b) lice
(c) lices
(d) licess

 

4. Choose the correct sentence:
(a) He refrained to take any drastic action.
(b) He refrained on taking any drastic action
(c) He refrained in taking any drastic action
(d) He refrained from taking any drastic action
 
5. Which word is closest in meaning to ‘Franchise’?
(a) utility
(b) frankness
(c) privilege
(d) superficial
 
6. ‘Once in a blue moon’ means-
(a) always
(b) very rarely
(c) nearly
(d) hourly
 
 
7. ‘Jacobean Period’ of English Literature refers to-
(a) 1558-1603
(b) 1625-1649
(c) 1603-1625
(d) 1649-1660
 
8. A retired officer lives next door. Here, the underlined word is used as a/an:
(a) Gerund
(b) Adverb
(c) Preposition
(d) Participle
 
9. Choose the appropriate preposition in the blank of the  following sentence:
Eight men were concerned —- the plot.
(a) at
(b) with
(c) in
(d) for



10. Fill in the gap with right tense:
When water — it turns into ice.
(a) will freeze
(b) freezes
(c) would freeze
(d) froze
 

38th BCS Solution (English)


11. Which one is the correct antonym of ‘frugal’?
(a) Extraordinary
(b) spendthrift
(c) economical
(d) authentic
 
12. Choose the meaning of the idiom:
‘Take the bull by the horns’
(a) to challenge the enemy with courage
(b) force the enemy to submit
(c) out of one’s wit
(d) surrender before the enemy
 

13. Fill in the blank with the correct quantifier.
I still have — money.
(a) a few
(b) quite a few
(c) many
(d) a little

14. Select the right  compound structure of the sentence.
‘Though he is poor, he is honest.’
(a) He is poor and honest.
(b) As he is poor, he is honest
(c) He is poor but honest
(d) Since he is poor he is honest

 

15. Where do the following lines occur in?
‘Alone, alone, all, all, alone,
Alone on a wide, wide sea…’
(a) The Rime of Ancient Mariner
(b) Kubla Khan
(c) The Nightingale
(d) The Dungeon


16. ‘For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love.’ This line is written by-
(a) Emily Dickinson
(b) T.S. Eliot
(c) Mathew Arnold
(d) John Donne


17. Fill in the blank:
Tourist —- their reservations well in advance it they want to fly to Cox’s Bazar.
(a) better to had get
(b) had better to get
(c) had better got
(d) had better get


18. The sun went down. The underlined word is used here as a/an:
(a) Preposition
(b) adverb
(c) noun
(d) conjunction


19. Which one of the following words is in singular form?
(a) agenda
(b) oases
(c) radius
(d) formulae


20. Identify the right passive voice of ‘It is impossible to do this.’
(a) Doing this is possible
(b) This is impossible to be done.
(c) This is must be done.
(d) This can’t be done.

38th BCS Solution (English)


21. Of the following author, who wrote an epic?
(a) John Milton
(b) Jane Mansfield

(c) William Cowper
(d) William Shakespeare


22. The literary term ‘euphemism’ means-
(a) vague idea

(b) in offensive expression
(c) a sonnet
(d) wise saying 


23. “Mutton’ is a/an-
(a) Common noun
(b) Abstract noun

(c) Material noun
(d) Proper noun


24. Reading is an excellent habit. Here, the underlined word is a-
(a) verbal noun
(b) participle
(c) verb
(d) gerund


25. Which one of the following words is an example of a distributive pronoun?
(a) such 

(b) either
(c) that
(d) any


26. Who is not a Victorian poet?
(a)Mathew Arnold
(b) Alexander Pope
(c) Robert Browning
(d) Alfred Tennyson


27. A speech of too many words is called-
(a) A big speech
(b) Maiden Speech
(c) An unimportant speech
(d) A verbose speech


28. ‘Strike while the iron is hot’ is an example of-
(a) Noun clause

(b) Adjective Clause
(c) Adverbial clause
(d) Subordinate Clause


29. The play ‘The Spanish Tragedy’ is written by-
(a) Thomas Kyd
(b) Christopher Marlowe

(c) Shakespeare
(d) Ben Jonson


30. Who among the following Indian English writers is a famous novelist?
(a) Gayatri Chakraborty Spivak

(b) R.K. Narayan
(c) Nissim Ezekiel
(d) Kamala Das

38th BCS Solution (English)


31. The word ‘panegyric’ means
(a) criticism
(b) elaborate praise
(c) curse
(d) high sound


32. Select correctly spelt word.
(a) heterogeneous
(b) hetarogeneous
(c) hetrogeneous
(d) hetroganeous


33. ‘Among’ is the preposition that is used when — people are involved.
(a) two
(b) more than two
(c) two or more than two
(d) four only


34. Which period is known as “The Golden Age of English Literature?’
(a) The Victorian Age
(b) The Elizabethan age
(c) The Restoration Age
(d) The Eighteen Century


35. Which one in the correct indirect narration?
      “Why have you beaten my dog?’ he said to me.
(a) He demanded my why I had beaten his dog
(b) He asked me why I have had beaten his dog
(c) He enquired me why had I had beaten his dog
(d) He demanded of me why  I had beaten his dog

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