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MPSC Sales Inspector Main Examination – 2017 – Paper-1

MPSC Sales Inspector Main Examination – 2017 – Paper-1

  1. Give one word for the following phrase:

Living for years and years

(1) Perennial

(2) Permanent

(3) Annual

(4) Continuous

  1. Choose the suitable meaning of the underlined word from the alternatives given.

“The poem is written in a very lucid style.”

(1) Intricate

(2) Noble

(3) Elaborate

(4) Clear

  1. I have given up driving since I got involved in that accident.

The underlined phrase in the sentence above means

  1. stopped
  2. discontinued
  3. abandoned
  4. sacrificed

Answer options:

(1) d only

(2) a only

(3) b only

(4) All of these

  1. Choose one word which can be substituted for the given words.

“A man of odd habits”

(1) Eccentric

(2) Introvert

(3) Cynical

(4) Moody

  1. The adjective form of the noun ‘Picture’ is formed by the suffix

(1) – ous

(2) – ial

(3) – esque

(4) – ish

  1. Choose the correct simple Sentence converted for the following:

“A man who is dead tells no tales.”

(1) A man that is dead tell no tales.

(2) A tale could not be told by a dead man.

(3) A dead man tells no tales.

(4) A man doesn’t tell dead tales.

  1. You must take heart and face life boldly. Identify the correct meaning of the underlined phrase in the given context.

(1) Feel excessively

(2) Take advantage

(3) Feel bold

(4) Work hard

  1. Choose the correct word to fill in the blank in the following sentence:

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals are examples of ________

(I) Rights

(2) Rites

(3) Writes

(4) None of these

  1. The underlined clause in the following sentence is a/an

“Who stole the teaspoon is a mystery.”

(1) Adverb clause

(2) Noun clause

(3) Adjective clause

(4) Relative clause

  1. Who looks after the visitors? The sentence above changes correctly into passive voice as

(1) How are the visitors looked after?

(2) Whom are the visitors looked after?

(3) By whom are the visitors looked after?

(4) By whom the visitors is looked after?

  1. We have funds which would be enough for the work.

The underlined clause is a/an

(1) Noun clause

(2) Adjective clause

(3) Adverb clause

(4) No clause, it’s a phrase

  1. Identify the sentences written in correct passive voice.
  2. Let that book be brought.
  3. You are requested to do me a help.
  4. I hope my friends to assist me.
  5. Let me be told that the office must be left.

Answer options:

(1) a and b only

(2) a and c only

(3) b and d only

(4) a, b and d only

  1. Though he abused me ______ I will follow him.

Which one of the following correctly fills in the blank in the sentence above?

(1) But

(2) Still

(3) Yet

(4) And

  1. It matters little whether we win or lose. The sentence above correctly changes into an interrogative sentence as

(1) Does it matter little whether we win or lose?

(2) Doesn’t it matter whether we win or lose?

(3) What does it matter whether we win or lose?

(4) Does we win or lose matter?

  1. Some grains are at least as nutritious as rice.

Select the correct comparative degree of the above sentence.

  1. Rice is not more nutritious than some other grains are.
  2. Some grains are not less nutritious than rice.
  3. Rice is least nutritious than many other grains.

Answer options:

(1) a only

(2) b only

(3) c only

(4) a and b only

  1. Nobody is free from sin. The sentence above correctly changes into interrogative form as

(1) Is there anybody free from sin?

(2) Is there nobody free from sin?

(3) Who is not free from sin?

(4) Who is free from sin?

  1. I said, “Let me prove my statement.”

Select the correct indirect narration of the sentence.

  1. I told to prove my statement.
  2. I proposed that I should prove my statement.
  3. I suggested to prove my statement.

Answer options:

(1) a only

(2) b only

(3) c only

(4) All of the above

  1. He and his five brothers love _________ very much.

Which one of the following pronouns correctly fills in the blank in the sentence above?

(1) Each other

(2) Them selves

(3) One another

(4) One other

  1. (1) The gold is a precious metal.

(2) The gold is the precious metal.

(3) Gold is a precious metal.

(4) Gold is precious metal. Which of the above is a correct sentence?

  1. Shall I buy a scooter?

The modal in the sentence above has been used to express

(1) Promise

(2) Suggestion

(3) Seeking permission

(4) Giving advice

  1. a. The girls have got a unique opportunity.
  2. He studies in the university.
  3. The father has gone to the office.

Identify the correct sentence.

(1) a only

(2) b only

(3) c only

(4) All of the above

  1. Identify the correct sentence.

(1) This premise looks too big.

(2) These premises look too big.

(3) This premises looks too big.

(4) These premise look too big.

  1. The ship was wrecked and every man, woman and child ________ drowned.

The verb that agrees correctly with the subject in the sentence above is

(1) Was

(2) Were

(3) Had

(4) Had been

  1. Identify the correct sentence/s.
  2. I am not understanding this letter.
  3. She arrived at the theatre at 6 pm but the film had already started.
  4. If I get any news, I’ll tell you.

Answer options:

(1) a and c only

(2) b and c only

(3) a only

(4) All of the above

  1. The most famous English poets are Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Shelley, Byron and Keats.

The punctuation mark that should follow the verb ‘are’ in the sentence above is

(1) Semicolon

(2) Colon

(3) Comma

(4) Hyphen

  1. Keep to the left. The imperative structure above expresses

(1) a command

(2) a solemn advice

(3) a prayer

(4) a petition

  1. Identify the sentence/s that express/es subjunctive mood.
  2. Behold, the dreamer comes.
  3. Murder, though it have no tongue, will speak.
  4. Long live the king

Answer options:

(1) a and c only

(3) c only

(2) b and c only

(4) All of the above

  1. Identify the correct sentence/s.
  2. I could read that book in two hours yesterday.
  3. I was able to read that book in two hours yesterday.

Answer options:

(1) a only

(2) b only

(3) Both a and b

(4) Neither a nor b

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions from 29 to 33 :

Nobody knows how speech was born, although many interesting theories have been put forward. There are some who believe that man first made vocal sounds as an accompaniment to physical efforts and that more complicated forms of speech grew out of the range of grunts and interjections produced by bodily activity. There are others who believe that movements of the organs of speech grew out of an attempt to imitate gestures made by the hand. Still others believe that speech was an attempt to imitate directly the action or the object or the emotion being described

Whatever the origin of speech, we can be certain that man did not begin to feel the need to speak until he began to live in communities, for speech is essentially social in character. It is, however, as difficult to explain the origins of speech as it is to explain why certain combinations of sounds came to be associated with certain objects. Many primitive peoples believed and some still believe, in the magical power of names. They believed, for example, that God’s name was a part of him and therefore possessed some of the divine powers of God himself. A reflection of the same attitude may be seen in a child’s unwillingness to tell a stranger his name, since he feels that with his name he is giving a part of himself. Similarly, parents give their children the names of gods or saints of famous men in the hope that the name will carry with it some of the great qualities of its original possessor. Most of us, too, feel annoyed or hurt if somebody mispronounces our name or calls us by the wrong name.

Man first discovered that everything could be given a name and later found out that because words are really only symbols, the same object may be given several different names; to put it simply, that a cat may be called ‘a cat’, ‘an animal’, ‘a mammal’ or ‘a feline’. Class words like ‘animal’, ‘fruit’, ‘vegetable’ must have appeared at a much later stage than words Like ‘lion’, ‘orange’ or ‘cabbage’. Names for abstract qualities such as ‘patience’ and ‘courage’ must have come much later.

  1. A child hesitates to tell a stranger his name because

(1) He does not want to hurt God.

(2) He does not like to disclose his identity.

(3) He thinks that telling his name is giving a part of himself.

(4) His parents prohibit him from doing so

  1. According to the third theory of Origin of Speech

(1) Speech was an attempt to imitate directly the action or the object.

(2) Speech originated out of man’s need to live in communities.

(3) Speech originated as an attempt to imitate gestures made by the hand.

(4) Man needs to produce vocal sounds to accompany his physical efforts.

  1. Primitive people named themselves after God’s names because

(1) They believed firmly in godly qualities.

(2) They believed that god was their original possessor.

(3) They believed that god’s name was a part of themselves.

(4) They believed that god’s name was sacred.

  1. Man discovered later that

(1) use of speech is essential for existence.

(2) Only abstract qualities like ‘patience’ and ‘courage’ can be named.

(3) The same object needs different names.

(4) The same object may be given different names.

  1. The title that suits best to this passage is

(1) Man and Speech

(2) Man, Society and Speech

(3) The Origin of Speech

(4) Speech and the Surrounding World

  1. The term ‘Vertical’ is synonymous with

(1) Straight

(2) Perpendicular

(3) Oblique

(4) Diagonal

  1. Choose the best synonym for the following word: ‘Mention’

(1) Create

(2) Refer to

(3) Oppose

(4) Lead to

  1. Which one of the following phrases expresses the correct meaning of the word ‘Neologism’?

(1) A new generation that has emerged lately

(2) A new logic that derives conclusion

(3) A new language that only the younger generation knows

(4) A new word coined by an author

  1. Spot the error type in the following sentence:

“The park was serine at twilight.”

(1) Capitalization

(3) Spelling

(2) Punctuation

(4) Grammar

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