English Quiz For KVS/NVS 2016 Exams


Directions (Q.1-5): In the following questions, you have one brief passage with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
If this is so, if to read a book as it should be read calls for the rarest qualities of imagination, insight, and judgment. You may perhaps conclude that literature is a very complex art and that it is unlikely that we shall be able, even after a life time of reading, to make any valuable contribution to its criticism. We must remain, readers were shall not put on the further glory that belongs to those rare beings who are also critics,

Q1. What is the opinion of most of the people about literature?
(a) That it is not an easy one to contribute anything
(b) That it is to some extent difficult to understand
(c) That no contribution is necessary for literature
(d) That it is very easy to understand

Q2. The antonym of conclude is
(a) Commence
(b) Exclude
(c) End
(d) Include

Q3. According to the author
(a) It is not possible for most of us to contribute anything for criticism
(b) It is possible to do something
(c) It is not even easy to understand literature
(d) Most of the people can contribute to criticism of literature

Q4. The author feels that we cannot have the greatness of
(a) Writers
(b) Critics
(c) Publishers
(d) Readers

Q5. What are the qualities required for reading a book?
(a) Proper judgement
(b) Imagination
(c) Imagination insight and judgement
(d) None of the above 

Directions (Q.6-10): In the following questions, you have one brief passage with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

These days not even may politicians deny that the oceans are ill protecting the health of coastal waters is now a matter of national policy in dozens of countries including the U.S. and world leaders are beginning to prescribe a revolutionary remedy that conservationists have been promoting for years: marine planning and zoning. The idea is a natural extension of management policies that have guided the development of cities and landscapes for nearly a century. Zoning advocates envision a mosaic of regional maps in which every watery space on the planet is designated for a particular purpose. Drilling and mining would be allowed only in certain parts of the ocean; fishing in others. The most critically threatened areas would be virtually off-limits. Whereas people can easily find maps telling them what they can do where on land, the marine realm is a hodge – podge of rules emanating from an army of agencies, each one managing a single use or symptom.

Q6. Marine planning and zoning is a ________ to protect the coastal waters.
(a) Conservationists’ discovery
(b) Marine project
(c) Revolutionary remedy
(d) National Policy of the U.S.

Q7. These days ________ that the oceans are not in good health.
(a) Most of the politicians agree
(b) All politicians agree
(c) Nobody agrees
(d) Everybody agrees

Q8. ‘Marine realm’ is a Hodge – podge of rules means
(a) Seas need to be cleaned
(b) There are no uniform laws governing the seas
(c) There is total Anarchy
(d) Critical Areas are not being looked after properly.

Q9. Seasoning is all about ________.
(a) Drilling and sea mining
(b) Conserving the environment
(c) Banning fishing in the sea
(d) Dividing watery space for specific purposes

Q10. ‘Conservationist’ means ________
(a) A marine engineer
(b) One who looks after others
(c) One who prevents something from destruction
(d) A proficient speaker.