1 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
During Emperor Akbar's reign, there was a poor man in Agra who was thought to bring bad luck. People believed that if any one looked at his face in the morning, they would have a bad day.
'Get lost, you ugly fellow!' he would $cursed$ by one and all. '$Hide$ your face before you kill someone with your evil eye!'
The emperor soon heard of this man's reputation and wanted to see him. The poor fellow, who had not harmed a single person in his life, was brought to Akbar
Akbar took a look at him and asked him to be brought back in the evening.
That $particular$ day was an especially full and tiring day for the emperor and his courtiers. So many matters had to be attended to, that Akbar even forgot to eat. By the end of the day, the emperor was $exhausted$. To make matters worse, Akbar was informed that his favourite child, little Prince Salim, had fallen ill. Then the emperor suddenly remembered that he had seen the face of the 'unlucky' man that morning. That was it. It was that man's entire fault, Akbar decided.
Akbar called his courtiers and told them that he was going to have the 'unlucky' man executed. All of them agreed immediately. That is, all expect Birbal. Instead, Birbal let out a short laugh. 'What tha matter, Birbal?' asked the angry emperor. 'You seem to find something funny!' 'Nothing, your majesty.' replied Birbal. 'You say this man brings bad luck because you had to go without food ever since you saw him this morning. Look at his luck. Your was the first face he saw today, and he has to die because of it.' Akbar immediately realized his $folly$ and rewarded Birbal for his wisdom.
Which of the following is/are not true in the context of the passage?
(A) Akbar worried too much after meeting the poor man.
(B) Akbar had eaten his food with the poor man.
(C) Akbar decided to execute the poor man.
A.  Only A
B.  Both B and C
C.  All A, B and C
D.  Both A and C
E.  Only C
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2 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
During Emperor Akbar's reign, there was a poor man in Agra who was thought to bring bad luck. People believed that if any one looked at his face in the morning, they would have a bad day.
'Get lost, you ugly fellow!' he would $cursed$ by one and all. '$Hide$ your face before you kill someone with your evil eye!'
The emperor soon heard of this man's reputation and wanted to see him. The poor fellow, who had not harmed a single person in his life, was brought to Akbar
Akbar took a look at him and asked him to be brought back in the evening.
That $particular$ day was an especially full and tiring day for the emperor and his courtiers. So many matters had to be attended to, that Akbar even forgot to eat. By the end of the day, the emperor was $exhausted$. To make matters worse, Akbar was informed that his favourite child, little Prince Salim, had fallen ill. Then the emperor suddenly remembered that he had seen the face of the 'unlucky' man that morning. That was it. It was that man's entire fault, Akbar decided.
Akbar called his courtiers and told them that he was going to have the 'unlucky' man executed. All of them agreed immediately. That is, all expect Birbal. Instead, Birbal let out a short laugh. 'What tha matter, Birbal?' asked the angry emperor. 'You seem to find something funny!' 'Nothing, your majesty.' replied Birbal. 'You say this man brings bad luck because you had to go without food ever since you saw him this morning. Look at his luck. Your was the first face he saw today, and he has to die because of it.' Akbar immediately realized his $folly$ and rewarded Birbal for his wisdom.
Which of the following is TRUE in the context of the following?
A.  The poor man wanted to see the king
B.  The poor man was well educated
C.  The courtiers were sympathetic with the poor man.
D.  King Akbar was happy to see the poor man
E.  King Akbar realized his mistake
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3 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
During Emperor Akbar's reign, there was a poor man in Agra who was thought to bring bad luck. People believed that if any one looked at his face in the morning, they would have a bad day.
'Get lost, you ugly fellow!' he would $cursed$ by one and all. '$Hide$ your face before you kill someone with your evil eye!'
The emperor soon heard of this man's reputation and wanted to see him. The poor fellow, who had not harmed a single person in his life, was brought to Akbar
Akbar took a look at him and asked him to be brought back in the evening.
That $particular$ day was an especially full and tiring day for the emperor and his courtiers. So many matters had to be attended to, that Akbar even forgot to eat. By the end of the day, the emperor was $exhausted$. To make matters worse, Akbar was informed that his favourite child, little Prince Salim, had fallen ill. Then the emperor suddenly remembered that he had seen the face of the 'unlucky' man that morning. That was it. It was that man's entire fault, Akbar decided.
Akbar called his courtiers and told them that he was going to have the 'unlucky' man executed. All of them agreed immediately. That is, all expect Birbal. Instead, Birbal let out a short laugh. 'What tha matter, Birbal?' asked the angry emperor. 'You seem to find something funny!' 'Nothing, your majesty.' replied Birbal. 'You say this man brings bad luck because you had to go without food ever since you saw him this morning. Look at his luck. Your was the first face he saw today, and he has to die because of it.' Akbar immediately realized his $folly$ and rewarded Birbal for his wisdom.
Who was not well on that particular day?
A.  King Akbar
B.  The King's courtiers
C.  Birbal
D.  The poor man
E.  Prince Salim
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4 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
During Emperor Akbar's reign, there was a poor man in Agra who was thought to bring bad luck. People believed that if any one looked at his face in the morning, they would have a bad day.
'Get lost, you ugly fellow!' he would $cursed$ by one and all. '$Hide$ your face before you kill someone with your evil eye!'
The emperor soon heard of this man's reputation and wanted to see him. The poor fellow, who had not harmed a single person in his life, was brought to Akbar
Akbar took a look at him and asked him to be brought back in the evening.
That $particular$ day was an especially full and tiring day for the emperor and his courtiers. So many matters had to be attended to, that Akbar even forgot to eat. By the end of the day, the emperor was $exhausted$. To make matters worse, Akbar was informed that his favourite child, little Prince Salim, had fallen ill. Then the emperor suddenly remembered that he had seen the face of the 'unlucky' man that morning. That was it. It was that man's entire fault, Akbar decided.
Akbar called his courtiers and told them that he was going to have the 'unlucky' man executed. All of them agreed immediately. That is, all expect Birbal. Instead, Birbal let out a short laugh. 'What tha matter, Birbal?' asked the angry emperor. 'You seem to find something funny!' 'Nothing, your majesty.' replied Birbal. 'You say this man brings bad luck because you had to go without food ever since you saw him this morning. Look at his luck. Your was the first face he saw today, and he has to die because of it.' Akbar immediately realized his $folly$ and rewarded Birbal for his wisdom.
Which of the following describes Birbal?
A.  He was a famous merchant
B.  He had lost his senses
C.  He was very poor
D.  He possessed good logical thinking
E.  He was a minister
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5 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
During Emperor Akbar's reign, there was a poor man in Agra who was thought to bring bad luck. People believed that if any one looked at his face in the morning, they would have a bad day.
'Get lost, you ugly fellow!' he would $cursed$ by one and all. '$Hide$ your face before you kill someone with your evil eye!'
The emperor soon heard of this man's reputation and wanted to see him. The poor fellow, who had not harmed a single person in his life, was brought to Akbar
Akbar took a look at him and asked him to be brought back in the evening.
That $particular$ day was an especially full and tiring day for the emperor and his courtiers. So many matters had to be attended to, that Akbar even forgot to eat. By the end of the day, the emperor was $exhausted$. To make matters worse, Akbar was informed that his favourite child, little Prince Salim, had fallen ill. Then the emperor suddenly remembered that he had seen the face of the 'unlucky' man that morning. That was it. It was that man's entire fault, Akbar decided.
Akbar called his courtiers and told them that he was going to have the 'unlucky' man executed. All of them agreed immediately. That is, all expect Birbal. Instead, Birbal let out a short laugh. 'What tha matter, Birbal?' asked the angry emperor. 'You seem to find something funny!' 'Nothing, your majesty.' replied Birbal. 'You say this man brings bad luck because you had to go without food ever since you saw him this morning. Look at his luck. Your was the first face he saw today, and he has to die because of it.' Akbar immediately realized his $folly$ and rewarded Birbal for his wisdom.
A.  He had been invited by Birbal for lunch
B.  None of these
C.  He was not feeling well.
D.  \N
E. 
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6 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
During Emperor Akbar's reign, there was a poor man in Agra who was thought to bring bad luck. People believed that if any one looked at his face in the morning, they would have a bad day.
'Get lost, you ugly fellow!' he would $cursed$ by one and all. '$Hide$ your face before you kill someone with your evil eye!'
The emperor soon heard of this man's reputation and wanted to see him. The poor fellow, who had not harmed a single person in his life, was brought to Akbar
Akbar took a look at him and asked him to be brought back in the evening.
That $particular$ day was an especially full and tiring day for the emperor and his courtiers. So many matters had to be attended to, that Akbar even forgot to eat. By the end of the day, the emperor was $exhausted$. To make matters worse, Akbar was informed that his favourite child, little Prince Salim, had fallen ill. Then the emperor suddenly remembered that he had seen the face of the 'unlucky' man that morning. That was it. It was that man's entire fault, Akbar decided.
Akbar called his courtiers and told them that he was going to have the 'unlucky' man executed. All of them agreed immediately. That is, all expect Birbal. Instead, Birbal let out a short laugh. 'What tha matter, Birbal?' asked the angry emperor. 'You seem to find something funny!' 'Nothing, your majesty.' replied Birbal. 'You say this man brings bad luck because you had to go without food ever since you saw him this morning. Look at his luck. Your was the first face he saw today, and he has to die because of it.' Akbar immediately realized his $folly$ and rewarded Birbal for his wisdom.
Choose the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word/pharse printed in bold as used in the passage.
$Particular$
A.  Special
B.  Definite
C.  General
D.  Significant
E.  Specific
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7 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
During Emperor Akbar's reign, there was a poor man in Agra who was thought to bring bad luck. People believed that if any one looked at his face in the morning, they would have a bad day.
'Get lost, you ugly fellow!' he would $cursed$ by one and all. '$Hide$ your face before you kill someone with your evil eye!'
The emperor soon heard of this man's reputation and wanted to see him. The poor fellow, who had not harmed a single person in his life, was brought to Akbar
Akbar took a look at him and asked him to be brought back in the evening.
That $particular$ day was an especially full and tiring day for the emperor and his courtiers. So many matters had to be attended to, that Akbar even forgot to eat. By the end of the day, the emperor was $exhausted$. To make matters worse, Akbar was informed that his favourite child, little Prince Salim, had fallen ill. Then the emperor suddenly remembered that he had seen the face of the 'unlucky' man that morning. That was it. It was that man's entire fault, Akbar decided.
Akbar called his courtiers and told them that he was going to have the 'unlucky' man executed. All of them agreed immediately. That is, all expect Birbal. Instead, Birbal let out a short laugh. 'What tha matter, Birbal?' asked the angry emperor. 'You seem to find something funny!' 'Nothing, your majesty.' replied Birbal. 'You say this man brings bad luck because you had to go without food ever since you saw him this morning. Look at his luck. Your was the first face he saw today, and he has to die because of it.' Akbar immediately realized his $folly$ and rewarded Birbal for his wisdom.
Choose the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word/pharse printed in bold as used in the passage.
$Reputation$
A.  Character
B.  Respect
C.  Fame
D.  Report
E.  Honour
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8 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
During Emperor Akbar's reign, there was a poor man in Agra who was thought to bring bad luck. People believed that if any one looked at his face in the morning, they would have a bad day.
'Get lost, you ugly fellow!' he would $cursed$ by one and all. '$Hide$ your face before you kill someone with your evil eye!'
The emperor soon heard of this man's reputation and wanted to see him. The poor fellow, who had not harmed a single person in his life, was brought to Akbar
Akbar took a look at him and asked him to be brought back in the evening.
That $particular$ day was an especially full and tiring day for the emperor and his courtiers. So many matters had to be attended to, that Akbar even forgot to eat. By the end of the day, the emperor was $exhausted$. To make matters worse, Akbar was informed that his favourite child, little Prince Salim, had fallen ill. Then the emperor suddenly remembered that he had seen the face of the 'unlucky' man that morning. That was it. It was that man's entire fault, Akbar decided.
Akbar called his courtiers and told them that he was going to have the 'unlucky' man executed. All of them agreed immediately. That is, all expect Birbal. Instead, Birbal let out a short laugh. 'What tha matter, Birbal?' asked the angry emperor. 'You seem to find something funny!' 'Nothing, your majesty.' replied Birbal. 'You say this man brings bad luck because you had to go without food ever since you saw him this morning. Look at his luck. Your was the first face he saw today, and he has to die because of it.' Akbar immediately realized his $folly$ and rewarded Birbal for his wisdom.
Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
$Exhausted$
A.  Consumed
B.  Drained
C.  Restless
D.  Desirous
E.  Energetic
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9 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.
During Emperor Akbar's reign, there was a poor man in Agra who was thought to bring bad luck. People believed that if any one looked at his face in the morning, they would have a bad day.
'Get lost, you ugly fellow!' he would $cursed$ by one and all. '$Hide$ your face before you kill someone with your evil eye!'
The emperor soon heard of this man's reputation and wanted to see him. The poor fellow, who had not harmed a single person in his life, was brought to Akbar
Akbar took a look at him and asked him to be brought back in the evening.
That $particular$ day was an especially full and tiring day for the emperor and his courtiers. So many matters had to be attended to, that Akbar even forgot to eat. By the end of the day, the emperor was $exhausted$. To make matters worse, Akbar was informed that his favourite child, little Prince Salim, had fallen ill. Then the emperor suddenly remembered that he had seen the face of the 'unlucky' man that morning. That was it. It was that man's entire fault, Akbar decided.
Akbar called his courtiers and told them that he was going to have the 'unlucky' man executed. All of them agreed immediately. That is, all expect Birbal. Instead, Birbal let out a short laugh. 'What tha matter, Birbal?' asked the angry emperor. 'You seem to find something funny!' 'Nothing, your majesty.' replied Birbal. 'You say this man brings bad luck because you had to go without food ever since you saw him this morning. Look at his luck. Your was the first face he saw today, and he has to die because of it.' Akbar immediately realized his $folly$ and rewarded Birbal for his wisdom.
Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
$Cursed$
A.  Blamed
B.  Hated
C.  Blessed
D.  Ignored
E.  Damned
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