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AFMC English 2009

  1. 1. AFMC–Past papers<br />GENERAL KNOWLEDGE- UNSOLVED PAPER - 2009<br />
  2. 2. SECTION – I (Total Marks :50)<br />English comprehension<br />
  3. 3. Directions: In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. Against each blank some words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find the appropriate words.<br />Something has happened in the last twenty years that surely must (1) anything that has happened before. Some historians are already saying dia, thrust (2) space represents a vital turning point in history. Moon flights are considered (3) less than steps in human evolution (4) to the time when life on earth emerged from the sea and established itself on land. Of course, not everyone (5) enraptured by space.<br />
  4. 4. Problem<br />01<br />Transcend <br />Terminate<br />Recede <br />Precede<br />
  5. 5. Problem<br />02<br />Upon<br />On<br />Into<br />In<br />
  6. 6. Problem<br />03<br />Certainly<br />Nothing<br />Probably<br />Sufficiently<br />
  7. 7. Problem<br />04<br />Contrasting<br />Exceeding<br />Matching<br />Comparable<br />
  8. 8. Problem<br />05<br />Was<br />Has been<br />Being<br />Had been<br />
  9. 9. Directions: Read the passage carefully and answer the following questions.<br />Among the earliest memories of my childhood are the stories from these epics told to me by my mother or the older ladies of the house, just as a child in Europe or America might listen to fairy tales or stories of adventure. There was for me both the adventure and the fairy tale element in them. And then I used to be taken every year to the popular open-air performances where the Ramayana story was enacted.<br />
  10. 10. Problem<br />06<br />The author of this passage is in<br />a critical mood<br />an introspective mood<br />a reflective mood<br />a reminiscent mood<br />
  11. 11. Problem<br />07<br />'Epics' are<br />long narrative poems of the adventures of mythical heroes<br />popular versions of national histories<br />long historical stories<br />oetic works of excellence<br />
  12. 12. Problem<br />08<br />The second sentence shows that the writer<br />enjoyed them<br />dismissed them as untrue and silly<br />tolerated the old stories and open-air performances<br />analysed old stories for their value<br />
  13. 13. Directions : Write the synonyms of the following words.<br />
  14. 14. Problem<br />09<br />Exorbitant<br />excessive <br />threatening<br />odd <br />rediculous<br />
  15. 15. Problem<br />10<br /> Feign<br />condemn <br />condone<br />pretend<br />attend<br />
  16. 16. Problem<br />11<br />Stamina<br />eagerness <br />energy<br />endurance <br />intensity<br />
  17. 17. Problem<br />12<br />Adept<br />proficient <br />professional<br />intelligent <br />sufficient<br />
  18. 18. Directions:Give the antonyms of the following words.<br />
  19. 19. Problem<br />13<br />Ostentatious<br />ignorant <br />unpretentious<br />awkward <br />bankrupt<br />
  20. 20. Problem<br />14<br />Brazen<br />delicious <br />helpful<br />respectful <br />innocent<br />
  21. 21. Problem<br />15<br />Magnanimous<br />generous <br />small<br />selfish <br />naive<br />
  22. 22. Problem<br />16<br />Acumen<br />potentiality <br />unfamiliarity<br />intelligence <br />imbecility<br />
  23. 23. Directions:<br />In the following questions, there is a certain relationship between two given words on one<br />side o f : : and one word is given on another side of : : while another word is to be found from the given alternatives, having the same relation with this word as the words of the given pair bear. Choose the correct alternative.<br />
  24. 24. Problem<br />17<br />Scribble : Write : : Stammer : ?<br />Walk <br />Play<br />Speak <br />Dance<br />
  25. 25. Problem<br />18<br />Car : Garage : : Aeroplane: ?<br />Port <br />Depot<br />Hangar<br />Harbour<br />
  26. 26. Problem<br />19<br />Venerate : Worship : : Extol : ?<br />Glorify <br />Homage<br />Compliment <br />Recommend<br />
  27. 27. Problem<br />20<br />Select one of the alternatives which contains the correctly drawn inference or inferences.<br />Which of the conclusions drawn from the given statements are correct?<br />Given statements:<br />Foreigners in Jordon without a valid work permit will be deported. A few Indian employees in the building industry in Jordon do not possess valid work permits Inferences:<br />(1) All Indians engaged in building industry in Jordon will be deported to India.<br />(2) A few Indians in building industry in Jordon will be deported.<br />(3) Abulk of Indians in Jordon will be deported to India<br />(4) Indian employees in building industry without work permit will bedeported from Jordon. <br />The inferences correctly drawn are:<br />1 and 3 <br />3 and 4<br />2 and 4 <br />1 and 2<br />
  28. 28. Directions:<br />In these questions, one statement is given followed by two assumptions I and II. You have<br />to consider the two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Which one of the given responses regarding the assumptions is correct ?<br />
  29. 29. Problem<br />21<br />Statement: The people are advised not to touch electric switches with wet hands.<br />Assumptions <br />I People do not pay attention to such advices.<br />II Touching electric switches with wet hands is dangerous.<br />only I follows <br />only II follows<br />both I and II follow<br />neither I nor II follows<br />
  30. 30. Problem<br />22<br />Statement: Poverty is a symptom and consequence of disorder.<br />Assumptions :<br />I Poverty is a social disorder.<br />II Poverty is related to social disorder,<br />only I follows <br />only II follows<br />both I and II follows<br />neither I nor II follows<br />
  31. 31. Directions: <br />The following questions are provided with the first and last parts of a sentence. The remaining sentence is broken into four parts labelled P, Q, R and S. Arrange these parts so as to form<br />a complete meaningful sentence.<br />
  32. 32. Problem<br />23<br />S1. You live either in a village or a town of India.<br />P. Many villages and towns form a tehsil or a taluka.<br />Q. There are also some areas in our country called Union Territories.<br />R. Many tehsils or talukas form a district and many districts form a State.<br />S. These, together with all the states of our country make India.<br />S6. India is our motherland.<br />QPRS<br />RPQS<br />PQRS<br />PRQS<br />
  33. 33. Directions:<br />In each of the following questions, choose the alternative which can replace the word printed in bold without changing the meaning of the sentence.<br />
  34. 34. Problem<br />24<br />Reading of poetry is not congenial to his taste.<br />Helpful <br />Preferable<br />Suited <br />Beneficial<br />
  35. 35. Problem<br />25<br />It is a scandal that the murderer was declared innocent.<br />Talk <br />Disgraceful action<br />Rumour<br />Silly notion<br />
  36. 36. For solution visit www.vasista.net<br />

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