Answer Key of Kerala Circle PA/SA Exam 2014: English Section

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Friends..Here is the answers to English Section of PA/SA Exam held in Kerala Postal Circle 2014. These answers have been prepared by us based on the feedback and discussion had with our friends via e-mail & facebook page. This may not be treated as the final answer key and we are not stating that the answers given below are completely correct. If anybody feels thatthe answers to any question are different, you are welcome to comment your part below as comment with valid points. Hope this helps. Open discussion is welcome...

These questions were typed and send to us by our friend Habi Haris from Kerala
If anybody could type and send us the questions of other circles similarly, it will help in providing answer keys soon. Mail us at Currentaffairs4examz@gmail.com)  

Identify the tense in the following sentence.
51. I had never been visited by him before.
(A) Past perfect tense.
(B) Past perfect continuous tense.
(C) Past indefinite tense.
(D) Past continuous tense

Pick the choice closest to the meaning of the word given in capital.
52. FABLE:
(A) Dizzy
(B) Empty
(C) Diverse
(D) Shining

53. GREGARIOUS:
(A) Sociable
(B) Angry
(C) Lonely
(D) Hardy

Against each key word are given four suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which is opposite in meaning to the key word.
54. FABLE:
(A) Myth
(B) Truth
(C) To speak falsely
(D) Fabricate

55. EUPHONIOUS:
(A) Strident
(B) Lethargic
(C) Literary
(D) Hardy

In the following question four sentences have been given. Out of the four options given one is grammatically incorrect. Identify the one and mark your answer.
56.
(A) She seems sad.
(B) He has a cellular phone
(C) These grapes are tasting sour
(D) I think you are wrong

Directions: Use correct tense and fill in the blank to mark the correct sentence.
57. He ……… to Kolkata yesterday.
(A) went
(B) has gone.
(C) will be going
(D) was gone.

Directions: Given are four sentences. Choose the sentence which belongs to the class “Adverb of manner”
58. (A) She sings delightfully
(B) The weather is delightfully cool
(C) He is far better now
(D) I have told you twice.

59. Identify the sentence with no adverb:
(A) He behaves best
(B) She sings well enough
(C) He is the best boy in the class
(D) The patient is much better

60. In the following sentence use appropriate adverb which modifies the whole sentence
……………  Ram escaped unhurt.
(A) Unfortunately
(B) Luckily
(C) Sadly
(D) Badly

Directions: Choose the appropriate preposition to fill in the blank
61. Do not loiter ……….. the street.
(A) in
(B) About
(C) on
(D) at

62. The book lies …… the table
(A) on
(B) at
(C) over
(D) in

63. The driver jumped ……. the car
(A) of
(B) to
(C) off
(D) from

64. Our plane stopped …………… Mumbai airport on the way to Italy.
(A) in
(B) over
(C) on
(D) at
Use appropriate subordinating conjuction expressing a negative purpose to complete the sentence.
65. He fled ……….he should be killed.
(A) So that not
(B) Lest
(C) Else
(D) Otherwise

Use appropriate compound conjunction to fill up the blanks to make the sentence complete.
66.  You can borrow the book ……. you return it soon.
(A) in as much that
(B) as soon as
(C) as though
(D) provided that

67. I must refuse your request, ……… I believe it unreasonable
(A) As soon as
(B) Provided that
(C) In as much as
(D) So that

68. Identify the incorrect plural forms among the followings:
(A) Steps-daughter
(B) Daughters-in-law
(C) Potatoes
(D) Calves

69. If “Lives” is plural form of noun, then what is its singular form?
(A) Lives
(B) Life
(C) Lively
(D) None of the above is correct

Directions: The following sentence has been given in present perfect tense in passive voice. Transform the sentence in Present Indefinite tense in active voice and mark your answer accordingly
70. Crops have been destroyed by floods:
(A) Crops are destroyed by floods
(B) Crops are being destroyed by floods
(C) Floods destroy crops
(D) Crops have been destroying by floods

Change the following singular noun into its correct plural form.
71. Sheaf
(A) Sheaves
(B) Sheef
(C) Sheafs
(D) Sheafes

Change the following sentence given in direct speech into Indirect Speech and mark correct answer choosing from options given.
72. Ram said, “The horse died in the night.”
(A) Ram said that the horse died in the night.
(B) Ram said that the horse had died in the night.
(C) Ram said that the horse was died in the night.
(D) Ram said that the horse was dead in the night.

73. The prince said, “It gives me great pleasure to be there this evening.”
(A) The prince said that it gives him great pleasure to be there this evening.
(B) The prince said that it gave him great pleasure to be there this evening.
(C) The prince said that it gives him great pleasure to be there that evening.
(D) The prince said that it gave him great pleasure to be there that evening.

Change the following sentence given in indirect speech into direct speech and mark correct answer choosing from options given.
74. He said that he had to go home at once.
(A) He said, “I must go home at once.”
(B) He said, “I may go home at once.”
(C) He said, “I might go home at once.”
(D) He said, “I would go home at once.”

75. “Would you mind passing the salt?” I said to him:
(A) I asked to him if he would mind passing the salt. 
(B) I ordered him if he will mind passing the salt. 
(C) I asked him if he will mind passing the salt. 
(D) I asked him if he would mind passing the salt.

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May 05, 2014

Thanks a lot...plz post others postal circle's solution papers.

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May 07, 2014

Thanks a lot...

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