Compulsory English UGB, Part-ll MCQ




(i) Wole Soyinka - "Telephone Conversation

(ii) Rudyard Kipling - IF

(iii) W. H. Auden - "The Unknown Citizen'

(iv) R. N. Tagore - 'Where the Mind is Without Fear'


(1) Anton Chekhov - 'The Bet'

(ii) O. Henry - 'After Twenty Years'

(i) Mark Twain - 'How I Edited an Agricultural Paper

(iv) L.A. Hill - 'Principles of Good Writing'


(i) St. John Ervine - Progress

(ii) Percival Wilde - Refund : A Play in one Act

Grammar and Vocabulary:

(i) Use of Words

(ii) Common Errors

(iii) Use of Tenses

(iv) Subject-Verb Agreement



[For Arts (General) Candidate

New Syllabus.                  Full Marks : 50

Time : One Hour

Choose the correct answer

Each question carries 1 mark

1) That the unknown citizen is devoid of any complaint on consumption is revealed by-

(A) The Bureau of state 

(B) Civil servant

(C) Govt. Office

(D) The Bureau of Statistic

2. Even when others hate us, we should 

(A) not love

(B) love

(C) not hate

(D) consider

3. The poet prays to God to Lead our minds-

(A) to Go

(B) to though

(C) to action

(D) into ever widening thought and action

4. 'Telephone Conversation' is a conversation between 

(A) Two American

(B) A Negro and a White Lad

(C) An Indian and a European

(D) Two African

5. The unknown citizen was 

(A) in favour of peace 

(B) against peace

(C) in favour of war

(D) none of the above

6. The function of the Knaves is to deliberately-

(A) oppose truth

(B) distort truth

(C) fight against the truth 

(D) blame others

7. Where does the poem, "Where the Mind is Without Fear'. Occur?

(A) English version of 'Gitanjali

(B) Bengali version of 'Radha Krishna'

(C) English version of Swadesh

(D) Bengali version of 'Swadhinata

8. Telephone Conversation' has often been described as a powerful and Senior agent to- -

(A) Social change

(B) Political change

(C) Economic change

(D) Religious change

9. A would be written should choose subjects of -

(A) Historical interest 

(B) Geographical interest

(C) Topical interest

(D) Social interest

10. The warning L.A. Hill suggests is -

(A) The mixture of different styles

(B) The acceptance of dialect

(C) The avoidance of difficult works

(D) None of these

11. The author did not take_

(A) Permanent Editorship 

(B) Temporary Editorship

(C) Yearly Editorship only 

(D) Half-yearly Editorship

12. "How I Edited an Agriculture Paper" was by

(A) Mark Twain

(B) L. A. Hill

(C) A. G. Gardiner

(D) J. K. Jerome

13. Dinner was taken by the man and his friend at a restaurent 'Big Joe' Brady's-

(A) 10 years back

(B) 11 years back

(C) 20 years back

(D) 5 years back

14. The Scarfpin of the man from the east was a large -

(A) diamond

(B) platinum

(C) gold

(D) Maxture of all of three

15. "I would certainly choose the second - Here the second refers to-

(A) death penalty

(B) hanging

(C) life-long imprisonment

(D) jail

16. The young man might have during imprisonment

(A) books

(B) music

(C) wine

(D) all the three, if demanded

17. The scene of the play The Progress took place in the year

(A) 1915

(B) 1917

(C) 1919

(D) 1921

18. Prof. Henry Corrie is seen -

(A) reading newspaper 

(B) involving in experiment

(C) watching T.V.

(D) Busy with experiment

19. Prof. Henry Corrie is aged between

(A) forty and fifty

(B) fifty and sixty

(C) sixty and seventy 

(D) seventy and eighty

20. The only son of Mrs. Meldon was -

(A) Tom

(B) Eddie

(C) Corrie

(D) None

21. "Refund' is written by -

(A) St. John Ervine

(B) G. B. Shaw

(C) Percival Wilde

(D) Thomas Hardy

22. The name of the school in which Wasserkopf studied is -

(A) St. Xaviers School 

(B) Metropolitan School

(C) Moon Educational Trust 

(D) Sun Rise Institute

23. The Principal receives parents only -

(A) during tiffin hours 

(B) during office hours

(C) after 2 p.m.

(D) between 2 p.m. and 3 p.

24. Wasserkopf was a student

(A) 14 years ago

(B) 16 years ago

(C) 18 years ago

(D) 20 years ago

25. We generally avoid a letter if telephone is available.

(A) write

(B) wrote

(C) written

(D) writing

26. The temperature of the earth is rising -

(A) gradual

(B) gradually

(C) gradualised

(D) none

Who addresses whom in ‘If’ ? 

(A) An orator address his listners 

(B) A father addresses his son 

(C) A political leader addresses his followers (D) A teacher addresses his students 

2. According to the ‘If’ poet what should one do if one is exhausted in life’s battle ? 

(A) one must rely on one’s presence of mind 

(B) one must rely on one’s material resources 

(C) one must rely on one’s will power 

(D) one must rely on one’s friends 

3. Which company did the unknown citizen work for ? 

(A) Fudge Motors Inc.

 (B) Power Gen plc. 

(C) Metal Storm Ltd. 

(D) Goldcorp, Inc. 

4. Which of the following was considered as a necessary possession for a modern man in The Unknown Citizen ?

 (A) coffee machine 

(B) computer

 (C) phonograph 

(D) stethoscope

Choose the correct answer. Each question carries 1 mark. 

1. To succeed in life, as advised by Kipling, we should cultivate the qualities of — 

(A) Morality 

(B) Religion 

(C) Impatience 

(D) Doubtfulness 

2. In the poem ‘If’, the poet advises us to be — 

(A) Patient 

(B) Truthful 

(C) Self-confident 

(D) All of the above 

3. Which company did the unknown citizen work for? 

(A) Fudge Motors Inc. 

(B) Blackstone Group 

(C) Producers Research and High Grade 

(D) Rockwell Automation 

4. “Was he free? Was he happy?” The extract is taken from — 

(A) If 

(B) Telephonic Conversation 

(C) Where the Mind is Without Fear

 (D) The Unknown Citizen

5.The number inscribed on the Marble Monument of the Unknown Citizen is—

(A)JS/08/M 378

(B)JS/08/F 378

(C)JS/07/M 378

(D)JS/07/F 378

6. “Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake” - The ‘country’referred to here is —





7.According to the poet, a nation is broken up into pieces by narrow —

(A)Desert walls

(B)Domestic walls

(C)Private walls

(D)Boundary walls

8.“Where the Mind is Without Fear” is the __ th poem from Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali.





9. Wole Soyinka, the writer of the poem “Telephone Conversation” is a/an — 

(A) Indian 

(B) American 

(C) Australian 

(D) Nigerian 

10. “Telephone Conversation” is a conversation between — 

(A) An Indian and a European 

(B) A coloured male and a White Lady 

(C) A Chinese lady and an Australian Man 

(D) None of the above 

11. According to L. A. Hill, different kinds of people have — 

(A) Same interests 

(B) Different interests 

(C) Similar interests 

(D) None of these 

12. According to L. A. Hill, writing is all about — 

(A) 99 percent inspiration and 1 percent hard work 

(B) 99 percent hard work and 1 percent inspiration 

(C) 50 percent hard work and 50 percent inspiration 

(D) 100 percent hard work and no inspiration 

13. Who were the persons involved in the betting in Chekhov’s ‘The Bet’? 

(A) A banker and a manager 

(B) A lawyer and a banker 

(C) A rich and a young man 

(D) A lawyer and a manager

14. What was the amount of the bet agreed upon? 

(A) Two million rubles 

B) Three million rubles 

(C) Four million rubles 

(D) Five million rubles 

15. “How I Edited An Agricultural Paper” is written by — 

(A) A. G. Gardiner 

(B) Mark Twain 

(C) L. A. Hill 

(D) R. K. Narayan 

16. The regular editor of the paper was going off for — 

(A) Retirement 

(B) Holiday 

(C) Medical Treatment 

(D) Urgent Meeting 

17. Which of the following is not a theme of O’ Henry’s “After Twenty Years” ? 

(A) Friendship 

(B) Loyalty 

(C) Trust 

(D) Betrayal 

18. Who outwitted Wasserkopf by laying a trap? 

(A) The language Teacher 

(B) The History Teacher 

(C) The Mathematics Teacher 

(D) The Physics Teacher

19. Percival Wilde’s play “Refund” is — 

(A) A Play in One Act 

(B) A Play in Two Acts 

(C) A Play in Three Acts 

(D) A Play in Four Acts 

20. The Mathematics teacher alludes to which theory in order to prove correctness of Wasserkopf's answer? 

(A) The Theory of Relativity 

(B) The Theory of Gravitation 

(C) The Theory of Motion 

(D) The Theory of Evolution 

21. The phrase “an organized butchery of boys” occurs in — 

(A) Progress 

(B) Refund 

(C) The Bet 

(D) The Unknown Citizen 

22. St. John Ervine’s “Progress” is a — 

(A) Short Story 

(B) Novella 

(C) One-act-play 

(D) Poetic Drama

23. In “Progress,” the name of Mrs. Maldon’s son was — 

(A) Pit 

(B) Eddie 

(C) Bob 

(D) Robin 

24. What is the invention of Henry Corrie? 

(A) A dangerous bomb 

(B) A war plane 

(C) A gun 

(D) A submarine 

25. ‘Pugnacious’ means — 

(A) Eager to argue, quarrel or fight

 (B) Eager to make understanding 

(C) Eager to change the circumstances 

(D) Eager to destroy everything 

26. It is raining _____ three days. 

(A) for 

(B) since 

(C) of 

(D) about 

27. I prefer tea ___ coffee. 

(A) than 

(B) to 

(C) of 

(D) for

28. None of the news ____ useful.

 (A) was 

(B) were 

(C) are 

(D) do 

29. The Principal and the President ____ present. 

(A) was 

(B) were 

(C) is 

(D) have 

30. The patient __ before the doctor came. 

(A) has died 

(B) had died 

(C) have died 

(D) are dead 

31. It’s raining ______________. 

(A) cat and Dog 

(B) cats and dog 

(C) cat and dogs 

(D) cats and dogs 

32. I ______________ from abdomen pain for a month. 

(A) have been suffering 

(B) was suffering 

(C) has been suffering 

(D) am suffering

33. Beware _________ pickpockets.

 (A) of 

(B) from 

(C) about 

(D) against 

34. He resigned ________________ the party. 

(A) of 

(B) for 

(C) to 

(D) from 

35. No sooner _______________ than the burglars fled. 

(A) had the police reached 

(B) the police had reached 

(C) has the police reached 

(D) the police has reached 

36. The cattle __________ grazing in the field. 

(A) is 

(B) are 

(C) was 

(D) has been 

37. Time and tide ____ for no man. 

(A) wait 

(B) waits 

(C) are waiting 

(D) is waiting

38. Two and two __________________ four. 

(A) makes 

(B) are 

(C) make 

(D) making 

39. Don’t throw stones on a _______________ dog. 

(A) bleating 

(B) barking 

(C) growling 

(D) howling 

40. He ______________ a lie. 

(A) tells never 

(B) never tells 

(C) tell never 

(D) never tell

1. The poem ‘If’ is written by — 

(A) Rabindranath Tagore 

(B) Rudyard Kipling 

(C) Wole Soyinka 

(D) W.H. Auden 

2. ‘Triumph’ and ____ are addressed as Imposters in the poem ‘If’. 

(A) Catastrophe 

(B) Friendship 

(C) Disaster 

(D) Hatred 

3. According to the poet of ‘Where the Mind is without Fear’, in which direction does tireless striving stretch its arms? 

(A) Towards perfection 

(B) Towards hatred 

(C) Towards dead habits 

(D) None of the above 

4. “Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls...” - The missing word is : 

(A) Wide 

(B) Straight 

(C) Long 

(D) Narrow

5. According to the speaker of “Telephone Conversation”, the price of the house seemed — 

(A) Reasonable 

(B) Unreasonable 

(C) Affordable 

(D) Unrealistic 

6. The speaker in “Telephone Conversation” claimed that peroxide blonde was the colour of the — 

(A) Palm of his hand 

(B) Soles of his feet 

(C) Both (a) and (b) 

(D) None of the above 

7. Which of the following did the ‘The Unknown Citizen’ not have? 

(A) Phonograph 

(B) Mobile phone 

(C) Radio 

(D) Car 

8. Who found out that the ‘Unknown’ Citizen in Auden’s poem was popular with his friends and liked to socialize ? 

(A) Bureau of Statistics 

(B) Union Reports 

(C) Producers Research 

(D) Social Psychology workers

9. L. A. Hill claims that to write well, one has to write clearly and —

 (A) Logically 

(B) Illogically 

(C) Intelligently 

(D) Humorously 

10. While citing examples of the sort of things to be avoided for good writing, which of the following novels by Dickens does L.A. Hill mention ? 

(A) Nicholas Nickleby 

(B) Oliver Twist 

(C) David Copperfield 

(D) A Tale of Two Cities 

11. The “fine bird” referred to in “How I Edited an Agricultural Paper” is — 

(A) A Sparrow 

(B) A Guano 

(C) A Parrot 

(D) A Crow 

12. The narrator of “How I Edited an Agricultural Paper” had to edit the paper because — 

(A) The regular editor was on a holiday 

(B) He was not getting any job 

(C) He wanted money 

(D) He wanted to be a writer

13. Jimmy and Bob were separated when Bob was eighteen and Jimmy was — 

(A) Sixteen 

(B) Fifteen 

(C) Twenty 

(D) Twenty-two 

14. What was the time when Jimmy and Bob separated twenty years ago? 

(A) Barely ten o’clock 

(B) Almost ten o’clock 

(C) Exactly ten o’clock 

(D) None of the above 

15. In “The Bet,” during the second year of his confinement, the prisoner asked for — 

(A) Classics 

(B) Language 

(C) Philosophy 

(D) History 

16. In Chekhov’s “The Bet,” the bet is between — 

(A) A lawyer and a banker 

(B) A doctor and a banker 

(C) A lawyer and a doctor 

(D) A lawyer and a teacher

17. Professor Henry Corrie was aged — 

(A) Between forty and fifty 

(B) About sixty years 

(C) About seventy years 

(D) Between seventy and eighty 

18. Mrs. Meldon is — 

(A) Eddie’s sister 

(B) Eddie’s aunt 

(C) Eddie’s daughter 

(D) Eddie’s mother 

19. Number of acts in the play ‘Progress’ is —

 (A) One 

(B) Two 

(C) Three 

(D) Four 

20. How does Prof. Corrie die in Progress?

 (A) Mrs. Meldon shoots him 

(B) Mrs. Meldon stabs him 

(C) Prof. Corrie commits suicide 

(D) Mrs. Meldon poisons Prof. Corrie 

21. Wasserkopf was a student of the school — 

(A) Fifteen years ago 

(B) Sixteen years ago 

(C) Seventeen years ago 

(D) Eighteen years ago

22. Wasserkopf wanted the Principal to refund his — 

(A) Admission fees 

(B) Hostel fees 

(C) Tuition fees 

(D) Miscellaneous fees 

23. For how many years in all did Wasserkopf attend school? 

(A) Five years 

(B) Six years 

(C) Seven years 

(D) Eight years 

24. Whom did Wasserkopf address as a cannibal? 

(A) The Physics Master 

(B) The Geography Master 

(C) The Mathematics Master 

(D) The Principal 

25. A __ of bees. 

(A) Choir 

(B) Herd 

(C) Flock 

(D) Swarm 

26. ‘Doe’ is a female ___.

(A) Deer 

(B) Lion 

(C) Tiger 

(D) Horse

27. A bird lives in a __.

(A) Stable 

(B) Hive 

(C) Pen 

(D) Nest 

28. A duck ____.

(A) Growls 

(B) Barks 

(C) Quacks 

(D) Bleats 

29. He . . believe in ghosts. 

(A) Do not 

(B) Doesn't 

(C) Have not 

(D) Has not 

30. He gave the beggar __ one rupee coin. 

(A) A 

(B) An 

(C) The 

(D) None of the above 

31. Everyone  the hazards of air pollution. 

(A) Know 

(B) Have known 

(C) Known 

(D) Knows

32. The jury consists __seven judges.

(A) In 

(B) From 

(C) Of 

(D) With 

33. I prefer web-series __films.

(A) Than 

(B) To 

(C) After 

(D) Of 

34. Mathematics __his favourite subject.

(A) Is 

(B) Are 

(C) Has 

(D) Have 

35. The ship, with its crew __ lost.

(A) Were 

(B) Was 

(C) Does 

(D) Cannot    

36. The adverb form of the word “slow” is — (A) Slower 

(B) Slowed 

(C) Slowly 

(D) None of these

37. She ___ since four’o clock. 

(A) Studied 

(B) Has been studying 

(C) Had studied 

(D) Will be studying 

38. All that ___ is not gold.

(A) Glitter 

(B) Glittering 

(C) Has been glittering 

(D) Glitters 

39. The antonym of ‘expensive’ is — 

(A) Empty 

(B) Vacant 

(C) Easy 

(D) Cheap 

40. Her performance was ___.

(A) Critical 

(B) Critically 

(C) Critic 

(D) Criticised