Previous Year Question Paper UIICL
Directions (1-10): Of the four alternatives given under each question the one that best fits in the blank pace and mark your answer on the answer sheet as instructed.
1. He wasn’t listening ……………………. I was saying.
(2) to what
(4) that which
2. Help us …………………........ the flag.
3. Neither of us ………………… fit for the job.
4. No sooner did he go in ................. he came out
5. This is a traditional custom ………………….. Gonds and other tribes.
6. Yesterday she ----------------- a surprise on US.
(1) will spring
7. Tom, looking up absent mindedly as Mary comes in ……………………..
Mary, crossly : Don’t be ridiculous. It has rained all day
(1) Have you sunbathed
(2) Have you been sunbathing
(3) Did you sunbath?
(4) Do you sunbathe’?
8. I am sure you are not averse ..................... drinking coffee.
9. He said that ..... ...
(1) he has missed his train
(2) I have missed my train
(3) he will miss his train
(4) he had missed his train
10. “The house is on fire! Send ………………………. the Fire Brigade", phoned the owner.
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Directions (11-15) : In each of the following questions an idiom has been given followed by four alternatives one of which is its correct answer Find the correct alternative in each case and mark your answer on the answer-sheet
11. To be at ones wit’s end
(1) to be unhappy
(2) to be sorely perplexed
(3) to forget everything
(4) to go mad
12. To be on the horns of dilemma
(1) to be in a fix
(2) to be jinxed
(3) to be confused
(4) to be utterly sore
13. To be under a cloud
(1) to be in the dark
(2) to be hidden
(3) to be suspicious
(4) to be in disgrace
14. To beat a retreat
(1) to fight the enemy
(2) to take rest
(3) to withdraw
(4) to hide from the enemy
15. To break the ice
(1) to break the news
(2) to break a painful silence
(3) to start the work
(4) to keep cool
Direction (16 – 20): Read the following passage and answer the following question given below it.
The major ground for rejecting the fusion of political and communal aspirations seems to be the physical dangers to which this exposes the citizens of a country. Unlike political appeals to class factors, political appeals to communal questions are much more concrete, precise and emotion charged since they involve intimate and personal sentiments. The language issue, for instance, can never be an abstract issue to any citizen in a country relative, say, to the issue of social welfare, poverty eradication, or expansion of educational opportunities. Politicians in their quest for power can escalate such emotions to a frenzy of ill feeling among the communities. Moreover, members of communal groups and their neighbourhoods are easily identifiable and can become easy targets of attack. The norms of civilized governments cannot allow the rioting looting and killing which is a normal consequence of communalism which seeks power. Hence in one way or other a lid is sought to be put on communal politics. However, it would be well for political leaders, public administrators and researchers to recognize community-based political aspirations for what they are rather than to merely condemn them with value loaded judgement. Clearly it is sufficient for civilized governments to reject communal politics on grounds of the danger to which it exposes the communities which constitute the nation. Efficient policy decision can be formulated only on the basis of a clear recognition of issues.
16. ‘Fusion of political and communal aspirations’ implies
(1) confusing political and communal ambitions.
(2) trying to gain political power through exploiting communal sentiments.
(3) allowing political and communal ambitions to co-exist.
(4) subordinating political ambitions to communal ones.
17. Which one of the following is an illustration of the class-factor?
(1) Communal tensions
(2) Anti-reservation movement
(3) Labour unrest
(4) Objections to a common Personal Law for Indians.
18. Why do politicians feel interested in exploiting religion for serving their political ends?
(1) Because they are biased against other religions.
(2) Because politicians can serve their interest better under the garb of constitutional guarantee for religious freedom.
(3) Because politicians find it easier to gain the sympathy of their coreligionists.
(4) Because religious sentiments are deeply rooted and are highly emotionally charged even at the personal level.
19. Why do politicians raise communal feelings to frenzy?
(1) Because they want to exploit communal feelings for gaining more power.
(2) Because religious groups are easily identifiable.
(3) Because Indian politics is by and large based on the division of the population on communal lines.
(4) Because they have no respect for the norms of a civilized government.
20. What solution does the author offer for tackling communal politics?
(1) To condemn it as anti-national and anti-people
(2) To identify political aspirations behind communal politics and tackle them for what they are
(3) To concede religious demands to diffuse the situation
(4) To expose politicians before the public as to how they exploit religious sentiments for personal aggrandisement