VU ENG101- English Comprehension MIDTERM Solved/Unsolved Papers Spring 2008
ENG101- English Comprehension (Session – 2)
Question No: 1 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the correct word or phrase to complete the sentence.
Ever since he married Jane, he’s had a new ____ on life.
Question No: 2 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of these means ‘tranq
Question No: 3 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the sentence carefully and decide which of the five choices provided comes closest in meaning to the word underlined.
My Corvette’s voracious appetite for gasoline made me decide to trade it in for an economy car, the Chevette.
Question No: 4 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option. vuhelp
We are planning to go to _____ Spain _____ France during the holidays.
Question No: 5 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Indicate the correct form of verb in the sentence given below.
The population has increased by 6% since 1970.
Question No: 6 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Complete the sentence by choosing the best option.
“Would you marry a man who has _____ fame _____ money?” Mary asked her best friend.
► neither….. nor
Question No: 7 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose a suitable option to fill in the blank.
I don’t think these flowers are __________ to New England. At least I’ve never seen them. vuhelp
Question No: 8 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Which one of the following cannot be used for the suffix -ial?
Question No: 9 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the best available substitute word for the following root/prefix:
► large, great
► change, other
► outside, beyond
► good, well
Question No: 10 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
When the suffix ‘ness’ is added to the word ‘happy’, what will be the correct spelling?
Question No: 11 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Fill in the blank with appropriate connector.
With neither a naturally aggressive disposition ________ particularly large size, the mimic octopus survives quite easily because of its natural adaptations.
Question No: 12 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Read the cause in the given situation and choose the effect.
I awoke in the morning and ate breakfast. Then I pulled out my toothbrush and smeared ADA-approved toothpaste all over the bristles.
►I took a shower.
►I combed my hair.
►I left for the bus stop.
►I brushed my teeth.
Question No: 13 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
What is the definition of effect?
►The result of what happened in a given situation.
►What happened in a given situation?
►The reason something happened in a given situation.
►The order of events in a given situation.
Question No: 14 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Choose the correctly spelled word from the options provided.
Question No: 15 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
Pick the most suitable phrasal verb to complete the sentence given below.
She brought her children ………. on her own after the divorce.
Question No: 16 ( Marks: 1 ) – Please choose one
How many consonant sounds are there in English language?
Question No: 17 ( Marks: 2 )
Fill in the blanks with participle.
1. Mike has —– three sandwiches. (eat)
2 Someone has —– my toothbrush! (use)
3. I have —– him for ten years. (know)
4. My mother has ——- the hole in my sock. (mend)
Question No: 18 ( Marks: 2 )
How vowel sounds are produced?
Question No: 19 ( Marks: 3 )
How a language learner can take maximum help from a dictionary?
Question No: 20 ( Marks: 5 )
Write the correct prefix in the blanks to make negative forms of the adjectives.
1. He makes these ____modest statements of his own brilliance.
2. He was short and overweight and generally fairly ____attractive.
3. He’s a good teacher, but inclined to be a bit ___patient with slow learners.
4. He’s been ____honest in his dealings with us.
5. His sisters thought that his autobiography was _____loyal to the family.
Question No: 21 ( Marks: 10 )
Read the passage carefully and answer the questions. (3+3+4)
Q1- Suggest a suitable ‘Topic’ for the passage.
“Anxiety of teenaged boys”
Q2- Identify the statement that effectively sums up the ‘Main idea.’
Q3- How do teenagers react to the ridicule?