TNPSC Group 4 (VAO) question paper 2016


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#1 Select the correct Parts of Speech for the words mentioned with quotes

#2 Choose correct prepositions from the options given: _______________ the cupboard, very ______________ the wall, there is a narrow gap, _____________ which a few charts have been kept.

#3 Identify the sentence pattern: One of the boys had been singing well.

#4 Which of the following phrasal verbs suits the given sentence? _____________ your bad habits.

#5 Identify the incorrect sentence from the following:

#6 Find out the correct sentence:

#7 Find out the correct question tag: “She goes to school by van”

#8 Which of the following sentences is wrong?

#9 Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ of the underlined word from the given options: Sivasubramania Iyer’s wife was very conservative.

#10 What is ” Possessive Adjectives”?


#11 Match the following identifying the phrase to complete the sentence and mark the correct code:

#12 Find out the sentence where gerund is used:

#13 ” If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail, If you can’t be the Sun, be Star; It is not the size that you win or you fail , Be the Best of whatever you are! ….” The Rhyme Scheme in the above given lines is ___________________

#14 The Giant’s final journey was to

#15 “The attainment of a developed status by 2020 does not mean that we can then rest on our laurels” Laurels mean

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#16 ” To my immediate right the Nanda Pal glacier slopes down sharply ……………. Of course for the fact that ends in a cold and menacing snout with icy waters flowing below”. In the given passage the word menacing means

#17 Match the British English Words with their American English equivalent Words

#18 The American English equivalent of the word ‘Washbasin’ is

#19 The first step in the road to success, according to Edwin C Bliss, is to

#20 Gopala Krishna Gokhale was


#21 “Or, all day, we drive the wheels of iron, In the factories, round and round” In which poem do these lines occur?

#22 Which of the following is not a poem?

#23 ” I won’t look down. No I will not With speed of wings I hasten pasts”. In whose poem do the following lines occur?

#24 The Poem ‘Laugh and be Merry’ is written by

#25 What is the theme observed in the story “The mark of Vishnu”?

#26 Which of the following is a poem? Choose the right answer from the options given below.

#27 Match the names of the poets with the names of the poems

#28 ” A note as from a single place, A slender tinkling fall that made” These above lines occur in the poem

#29 Identify the figure of speech used in the following poetic line. In the World’ broad field of battle

#30 Walt Whitman wrote the poem “O Captain! My Captain!” as a dirge for the death of


#31 Select the correct answer from the options given below: A statement tells something. But actually it means the opposite is known as

#32 Which of the following lines belongs to “Robert Frost”?

#33 In which of the poem the following lines occurs? “And You O my soul where you stand”

#34 Which of the following is a drama?

#35 In the poem “Migrant Bird” the poet contrasts the life of a migrant bird with that of the

#36 Which of the following works is not a poem?

#37 Which of the following is not a Prose?

#38 Which of the following literary works exhibits the theme of optimism?

#39 During the Sepoy Mutiny, the queen who found against the British was

#40 Who among the following is a Bengali poet and has won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913?


#41 Identify the author who uttered the following sentence: ” Man is born free but is everywhere in chains”

#42 Match the short stories with the authors:

#43 Match the characters relevant story titles

#44 Identify the nationality of the author, of the story “The Lottery Ticket”

#45 Whose autobiography is named “Wings of Fire”?

#46 Match the characters given with the stories given

#47 Which of the following is adapted from a short story written by Oscar Wilde?

#48 Which one of the following pairs is matched correctly?

#49 Match the folk arts with their states

#50 From the given options, choose the poet who has written “Don’t Quit”


#51 Find the sentence from options given, Which is in proper Reported Speech form

#52 Fill in the blanks with suitable articles: ________________ Woodcock flies from ______________ Himalayas to ______________ Niligiris without ________________ pause.

#53 Choose the correct antonyms for the Quoted word. Knowledge is an “exacting” mistress.

#54 Choose the correct sentences given:

#55 Which of the following sentences are in active voice? I.) They sing songs in the assembly; II.) A notice was sent by the manager; III.) You gave him your pen; IV.) He has built a house in his native place;

#56 Find the odd ONE from the following sentences:

#57 Identify the past perfect tense from the options given below:

#58 Blend the following words and select the correct codes given below:

#59 Identify the gerund form from the options given below:

#60 Identify the simple sentence from the given options:

#61 Which of the following plural forms is correct?

#62 Fluttering and twittering are the admirable actions of birds. Here twittering means

#63 Identify the character who is not portrayed in ‘The Merchant of Venice’

#64 Read the passage and select the correct answer from the options given below: The selfish giant in the short story of Oscar Wilde, finally longs for

#65 When Gangadhar Rao married the Rani of Jhonsi, she was only _____________ years old.

#66 Hugh Erskine got ____________ pounds as his wedding present from Baron Hausberg.

#67 “The reddest flower would look as pale as snow for, all day, we drag our burden tiring”. Mention the figure of speech employed in the above lines.

#68 Will no one tell me what she sings? Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow………..”She” refers to

#69 The speech in response to the student’s address was rendered by Gokhale at the Victoria Hall in

#70 ____________ said, “Don’t let anyone tell you ‘You can’t do it!”

#71 “The duty to Yourself is two fold”, said

#72 Which of the following is a poem?

#73 “Envy is ignorance and imitation is suicide” The above are the words of

#74 The Monolith, Yaanai Malai looks like an elephant only when it is viewed from this direction

#75 Identify the poem in which the following lines occur ‘You loved me with a never – failing love You gave me strength and sweet security’

#76 Identify the odd pair

#77 What is the name of the British born poetess who wrote “Women’s Rights”?

#78 Read the lines and select the correct answer from the options given below: “How often I think of going there, to peer through ……….” Where does Kamala Surayya think of going?

#79 David Herbert Lawrence occupies a unique position among the leading ____________ of England.

#80 The theme portrayed in Elizabeth Barret Browning’s poem “The Cry of the Children” is

#81 What is the theme of the poem, “A Psalm of Life”?

#82 “I was not born for one corner, the whole world is my native land”. Who said this?

#83 Complete the sentence choosing the correct answer: Mr.Parsons is the character found in the lesson

#84 Choose the best answer and complete the sentence: “Girl Star” a UNICEF project is a series of _________

#85 How old is the Brihadeesvarar Temple?

#86 Fill in the blanks from the options given below: ZIP codes are a system of Postal code used by _______ postal service.

#87 Which of the following is not a poem?

#88 One morning the giant was lying awake in bed and he heard some lovely music of a bird. The bird was

#89 Olivier Messiaen composed the

#90 Rabindranath Tagore won the ____________ for his ‘Gitanjali’.

#91 Robert Frost who wrote the poem “Going For Water” is from

#92 “Empoli is a town in central _______ “.

#93 To which nationality does the poet Walt Whitman belong?

#94 Who among the poets given below, is not from England?

#95 The line, “It blesseth him that gives and him that takes”.Occurs in the play

#96 Khalil Gibran is from