38th BCS Preliminary Question with Answers | English

This is 38th BCS Preliminary MCQ Question of English. Test yourself answering the questions and match the answer to know your competence. 1. The is the plural form of the word “louse”? a) louses b)…

This is 38th BCS Preliminary MCQ Question of English. Test yourself answering the questions and match the answer to know your competence.

1. The is the plural form of the word “louse”?
a) louses
b) lice
c) lices
d) licess

2. Choose the correct sentence?
a) He refrained to take any drastic action
b) He refrained to taking any drastic action
c) He refrained i taking any drastic actions
d) He refrained from taking any drastic action

3. Which word is closest in meaning to “Franchise”?
a) ttility
b) frankness
c) privilege
d) superficial

4. “Once in a blue moon” means —
a) always
b) very rarely
c) nearly
d) Hourly

5. “Jecobean Period” of English Literature refers to —
a) 1558-1603
b) 1625-1649
c) 1603-1625
d) 1649-1660

6. A retired officer lives next door. Here “retired” word is used as a/an :
a) Gerund
b) adverb
c) preposition
d) participle

7. Choose the appropriate preposition in the blank of the following sentence : Eight men
were concerned — the plot.

a) at
b) with
c) in
d) for

8. Fill in the gap with the right tense: When water — it turns into ice.
a) will freeze
b) freezes
c) would freeze
d) froze

9. Which one is the correct antonym of “frugal”?
a) Extraordinary
b) spendthrift
c) economical
d) Authentic

10. Choose the meaning of the idiom — “Take the bull by the horns.”
a) To challenge the enemy with courage
b) Force the enemy to submit
c) Out of one’s wit
d) Surrender before the enemy

11. Fill in the blank with the correct quantifier. I still have — money.
a) a few
b) quite a few
c) many
d) a little

12. Select the right compound structure of the sentence: “Though he is poor, he is honest”
a) He is poor and honest
b) As he is poor, he is honest
c) He is poor but honest
d) Since he is poor, he is honest

13. Where do the following lines occur in? “Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide,k
wide sea ……”
a) The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
b) Kubla Khan
c) The Nightingle
The Dungeon

14. “For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love.” This line is written by —
a) Emily Dickinson
b) T.S Eliot
c) Mathew Arnold
d) John Donne

15. Fill in the blank : Tourists — their reservations well in advance if they want to fly to Cox’s Bazar.
a) better to had get
b) had better to get
c) had better got
had better get

16. The sun went down. The “down” word is used here as a/an :
a) preposition
b) adverb
c) noun
d) conjunction

17. Identify the right passive voice of “It is impossible to do this”.
a) Doing this is impossible
b) This is impossible to be done
c) This is must be done
d) This can’t be done

18. Of the following authors, who wrote an epic?
a) John Milton
b) Jane Mansfield
c) William Cowper
d) William Shakespeare

19. The literary term “euphemism” means—
a) vague idea
b) inoffensive expression
c) a sonnet
d) wise saying

20. “Mutton” is a/an
a) Common noun
b) Abstract noun
c) Materiel noun
d) Proper noun

21. Reading is an excellent habit, Here, the “Reading” word is a —–
a) Verbal noun
b) Participle
c) Verb
d) Gerund

22. Which one of the following words is an example of a distributive pronoun?
a) such
b) either
c) that
d) any

23. Who is not a Victorian poet?
a) Mathew Arnold
b) Alexander Pope
c) Robert Browning
d) Alfred Tennyson

24. A speech of too many words is called—
a) A big speech
b) Maiden speech
c) An unimportant speech
d) A verbose speech

25. “Strike while the iron is hot” is an example of —
a) Noun clause
b) Adjective clause
c) Adverbial clause
d) Subordinate clause

26. The play “The Spanish Tragedy” is written by—
a) Thomas Kyd
b) Christopher Marlowe
c) Shakespeare
d) Ben Jonson

27. Who among the following Indian English writers is a famous novelist?
a) Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
b) R.K. Narayan
c) Nissim Ezekiel
d) Kamala Das

28. The word “Panegyric” means
a) Criticism
b) elaborate prasie
c) curse
d) high sound

29. Select the correctly spelt word :
a) heterogeneous
b) hetarogeneous
c) hetrogeneous
d) Hetroganeous

30. Which period is known as “The golden age of English literature?
a) The Victorian age
b)The Elizabethen age

c)The Restoration age
d) The Eighteenth Century

31. Which one in the correct indirect narration? “Why have you beaten my dog”? he said to me.
a) He demanded me why had I beaten his dog
b) He asked me why I have had beaten his dog
c) He enquired me why had I had beaten his dog
d) He demanded of me why I had beaten his dog

32. Who is the author of “Man and Superman”?
a) G.B. Shaw
b) Thomas Hardy
c) Ernest hemingway
d) Charles Dickens

33. The most famous satirist in English literature is —
a) Jonathan Swift
b) Alexander Popy
c) Joseph Addison
d) Richard Steel

34. “Among” is a preposition that is used when —– people are involved.
a) two
b) more than two
c) two or more than two
d) four only

35. The novelist has a hold of —- in writing.
a) Style
b) manner
c) history
d) Tradition

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