# Solved papers for MP State Exams English MP SI Solved Papers MP-SI 26 October 2017, 9 AM

### done MP-SI 26 October 2017, 9 AM Total Questions - 30

• question_answer1)  Choose the appropriate preposition for the given sentence: He was not accustomed to getting up early to go........ a morning walk.

A)
to

B)
at

C)
for

D)
of

• question_answer2)  Choose the appropriate preposition for the given sentence: Our prices are subject.............. a heavy amount.

A)
at

B)
with

C)
to

D)
for

• question_answer3)  Choose the appropriate preposition for the given sentence: We are pleased to offer it to you ....... a discounted price.

A)
at

B)
over

C)
in

D)
on

• question_answer4)  Choose the appropriate preposition for the given sentence: India faces stiff competition......... China............. the BPO business.

A)
from, in

B)
with, on

C)
by, from

D)
in, in

• question_answer5)  Choose the appropriate articles for the given sentence: They were having .essential debate on the topic of child labour in .......... auditorium.

A)
the, a

B)
a, the

C)
a, a

D)
an, the

• question_answer6)  Choose the appropriate articles for the given sentence: All........... passengers and crew of .......... plane that hit the mountain, perished.

A)
the, a

B)
a, a

C)
the, the

D)
an, the

• question_answer7)  Choose the appropriate articles for the given sentence: .............. New York based architectural organization won ............. international design competition.

A)
A, an

B)
An, an

C)
A, the

D)
The, a

• question_answer8)  Choose the appropriate usage to fill in the blank: After a long and exhausting journey, they arrived home.

A)
lastly

B)
finally

C)
at least

D)
fastly

• question_answer9)  Choose the option that best transforms the given sentence as directed: Being occupied with important matters, he had no time to meet us.

A)
He was so occupied with important matters that he had no time to meet us.

B)
He was much occupied with important matter so only he had no time to meet us.

C)
Being occupied with important matters, we had no time to meet him.

D)
Important matters occupied him so that he could not see us.

• question_answer10)  Choose the correct form of verb for the given sentence: When I was learning to drive, my Dad let me............ his car.

A)
to use

B)
use

C)
used

D)
using

• question_answer11)  Choose the correct form of verb for the given sentence: He was........... ? 1,000 for drunken driving.

A)
charged

B)
penalized

C)
fined

D)
booked

• question_answer12)  Choose the correct form of modal auxiliary verb for the given sentence: I am really quite lost in this maze of lanes. ............. you mind showing me how to get out of here?

A)
Must

B)
Would

C)
Shall

D)
Could

• question_answer13)  Choose the correct form of modal auxiliary verb for the given sentence: He is ........  exhausted by the journey.

A)
entirely

B)
completely

C)
wholly

D)
impartially

• question_answer14)  Choose the correct form of adverb for the given sentence: The room was decorated ......... for the wedding.

A)
greatly

B)
enigmatically

C)
beautifully

D)
scarcely

• question_answer15)  Choose the correct form of adjective for the given sentence: A man who is ......... sure to succeed.

A)
indigenous

B)
industrial

C)
industrialized

D)
industrious

• question_answer16)  Choose the correct form of adjective for the given sentence: She uses a logical method of thinking in order to understand things; she is very ..

A)
idealistic

B)
original

C)
practical

D)
analytical

• question_answer17)  Choose the correct form of expression complete the sentence: Running at full speed, he got out of......

A)
wind

B)
oxygen

C)
breath

D)
air

• question_answer18)      Choose the correct form of expression complete the sentence: The flames spread in all...........

A)
manners

B)
ways

C)
places

D)
directions

• question_answer19)  Choose the correct form of tense for the given sentence: Akshay........... up at 6 o' clock every

A)
has got

B)
will get

C)
is getting

D)
gets

• question_answer20)  Choose the correct form of tense for the given sentence: We .......... our dinner when you called

A)
has got

B)
will get

C)
was having

D)
were having

• question_answer21)  Choose the correct form of tense for the given sentence: Who is the girl who ....... you at the cinema

A)
has been recognizing

B)
have recognized

C)
recognize

D)
recognized

• question_answer22)  Choose the correct form of tense for the given sentence: I come from Kerala. Where ............ from?

A)
will you come

B)
did you come

C)
are you coming

D)
do you come

• question_answer23)  Choose the most suitable determiner for the given sentence: Do you want........ glass of milk?

A)
many

B)
another

C)
more

D)
each

• question_answer24)  Choose the most suitable determiner for the given sentence: ............ directors resigned in protest against the CEO's autocratic ways.

A)
Another

B)
Every

C)
Each

D)
Several

• question_answer25)  Choose the appropriate articles for the given sentence: It was ......... impossible task for her to climb the steep flight of stairs with ..... arthritic knee.

A)
an, an

B)
an, a

C)
the, an

D)
a, an

• question_answer26)  Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below: With Christmas fast approaching, ornate trees and strings of decorative lights are popping up in neighborhoods all across the world. However, very few people go the extent that David Richards has, with his massive display that comprises over half a million lights. But then again, not everyone is trying to do what the Canberra resident is - claim the Guinness World Record for a second time. The Richards. Family won their first title when they created a similar display in 2011 using 331,038 lights. But their fame lasted only for a short period of time thanks to some New Yorkers who outdid them in 2012, with about 15,000 additional display lights. Determined to reclaim the title, David emerged from 'retirement' in October and began the laborious process of building this astounding 502,165 light display, complete with a glowing reindeer and loud music. Though he achieved his goal, some of his neighbors who were still covering from the 2011 display, were not so thrilled. Fortunately or unfortunately, since the lights are strung across David's property, there is not much they call do.  Besides the cost of the lights that took a month to put up, the family expects to incur an electricity cost of $2,300 USD for the month. Fortunately, their local power company has agreed to forgo the entire amount. And while David's primary reason for creating this rather over-whelming display has a selfish motive, there is bright' side to it too - It doubles up as a fundraiser. In 2011, the thousands of people that visited helped raise$72,000 USD for various children's charities. David is hoping that things will be similar, if not better, this year. As for future displays? He is certainly not ruling them out, especially if his title is challenged again! -By Meera Dolasia
The underlined word 'ornate' in the paragraph 1 means:

A)
Decorated

B)
Ornamental

C)
Flowery

D)
Ancient

• question_answer27)  Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below: With Christmas fast approaching, ornate trees and strings of decorative lights are popping up in neighborhoods all across the world. However, very few people go the extent that David Richards has, with his massive display that comprises over half a million lights. But then again, not everyone is trying to do what the Canberra resident is - claim the Guinness World Record for a second time. The Richards. Family won their first title when they created a similar display in 2011 using 331,038 lights. But their fame lasted only for a short period of time thanks to some New Yorkers who outdid them in 2012, with about 15,000 additional display lights. Determined to reclaim the title, David emerged from 'retirement' in October and began the laborious process of building this astounding 502,165 light display, complete with a glowing reindeer and loud music. Though he achieved his goal, some of his neighbors who were still covering from the 2011 display, were not so thrilled. Fortunately or unfortunately, since the lights are strung across David's property, there is not much they call do.  Besides the cost of the lights that took a month to put up, the family expects to incur an electricity cost of $2,300 USD for the month. Fortunately, their local power company has agreed to forgo the entire amount. And while David's primary reason for creating this rather over-whelming display has a selfish motive, there is bright' side to it too - It doubles up as a fundraiser. In 2011, the thousands of people that visited helped raise$72,000 USD for various children's charities. David is hoping that things will be similar, if not better, this year. As for future displays? He is certainly not ruling them out, especially if his title is challenged again! -By Meera Dolasia
Which one of the following statements is FALSE according to the passage?

A)
The Richards family displayed 331,03 8 lights in 2011.

B)
In 2013, the cost of electrifying the place exceeded $2.300 USD. C) In 2011, David Richard was able to raise$72,000 USD.

D)
In 2012, some New Yorkers dis- played around 15,000 additional lights.

• question_answer28)  Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below: With Christmas fast approaching, ornate trees and strings of decorative lights are popping up in neighborhoods all across the world. However, very few people go the extent that David Richards has, with his massive display that comprises over half a million lights. But then again, not everyone is trying to do what the Canberra resident is - claim the Guinness World Record for a second time. The Richards. Family won their first title when they created a similar display in 2011 using 331,038 lights. But their fame lasted only for a short period of time thanks to some New Yorkers who outdid them in 2012, with about 15,000 additional display lights. Determined to reclaim the title, David emerged from 'retirement' in October and began the laborious process of building this astounding 502,165 light display, complete with a glowing reindeer and loud music. Though he achieved his goal, some of his neighbors who were still covering from the 2011 display, were not so thrilled. Fortunately or unfortunately, since the lights are strung across David's property, there is not much they call do.  Besides the cost of the lights that took a month to put up, the family expects to incur an electricity cost of $2,300 USD for the month. Fortunately, their local power company has agreed to forgo the entire amount. And while David's primary reason for creating this rather over-whelming display has a selfish motive, there is bright' side to it too - It doubles up as a fundraiser. In 2011, the thousands of people that visited helped raise$72,000 USD for various children's charities. David is hoping that things will be similar, if not better, this year. As for future displays? He is certainly not ruling them out, especially if his title is challenged again! -By Meera Dolasia
Why did David Richards' fame last briefly?

A)
His neighbors were not so thrilled at the display.

B)
All of the above

C)
Some New Yorkers outdid his title

D)
The local power company did not forgo the entire amount.

• question_answer29)  Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below: With Christmas fast approaching, ornate trees and strings of decorative lights are popping up in neighborhoods all across the world. However, very few people go the extent that David Richards has, with his massive display that comprises over half a million lights. But then again, not everyone is trying to do what the Canberra resident is - claim the Guinness World Record for a second time. The Richards. Family won their first title when they created a similar display in 2011 using 331,038 lights. But their fame lasted only for a short period of time thanks to some New Yorkers who outdid them in 2012, with about 15,000 additional display lights. Determined to reclaim the title, David emerged from 'retirement' in October and began the laborious process of building this astounding 502,165 light display, complete with a glowing reindeer and loud music. Though he achieved his goal, some of his neighbors who were still covering from the 2011 display, were not so thrilled. Fortunately or unfortunately, since the lights are strung across David's property, there is not much they call do.  Besides the cost of the lights that took a month to put up, the family expects to incur an electricity cost of $2,300 USD for the month. Fortunately, their local power company has agreed to forgo the entire amount. And while David's primary reason for creating this rather over-whelming display has a selfish motive, there is bright' side to it too - It doubles up as a fundraiser. In 2011, the thousands of people that visited helped raise$72,000 USD for various children's charities. David is hoping that things will be similar, if not better, this year. As for future displays? He is certainly not ruling them out, especially if his title is challenged again! -By Meera Dolasia
What quality of Richard Davis is reflected in the passage

A)
His determination to be active even after retirement

B)
His selfish motive behind winning the title

C)
His convincing ability

D)
His challenging spirit

• question_answer30)  Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below: With Christmas fast approaching, ornate trees and strings of decorative lights are popping up in neighborhoods all across the world. However, very few people go the extent that David Richards has, with his massive display that comprises over half a million lights. But then again, not everyone is trying to do what the Canberra resident is - claim the Guinness World Record for a second time. The Richards. Family won their first title when they created a similar display in 2011 using 331,038 lights. But their fame lasted only for a short period of time thanks to some New Yorkers who outdid them in 2012, with about 15,000 additional display lights. Determined to reclaim the title, David emerged from 'retirement' in October and began the laborious process of building this astounding 502,165 light display, complete with a glowing reindeer and loud music. Though he achieved his goal, some of his neighbors who were still covering from the 2011 display, were not so thrilled. Fortunately or unfortunately, since the lights are strung across David's property, there is not much they call do.  Besides the cost of the lights that took a month to put up, the family expects to incur an electricity cost of $2,300 USD for the month. Fortunately, their local power company has agreed to forgo the entire amount. And while David's primary reason for creating this rather over-whelming display has a selfish motive, there is bright' side to it too - It doubles up as a fundraiser. In 2011, the thousands of people that visited helped raise$72,000 USD for various children's charities. David is hoping that things will be similar, if not better, this year. As for future displays? He is certainly not ruling them out, especially if his title is challenged again! -By Meera Dolasia
What was the main motive behind David's determination to clinch the Guinness World Record?

A)
He wanted to return his lost title

B)
He wanted to donate for children's charities

C)
He wanted his neighbors to follow his example

D)
He had no desire to win it the second time.