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CPO Tier II English Mock Test - Part 4

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Question 1

Direction: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives. 
One November afternoon, a child came to Rhayaders's light house studio. She was about twelve, slender, dirty, nervous and timid. In her arms she carried something. She was desperately afraid of the ugly man she had come to see but she had heard somewhere that this man would heal injured things. The man's voice was deep and lend when he spoke to her. What is it, child? She stepped forward timidy, and in her arms was a large white bird which was quite still. There were stains of blood on its whiteness. The girl placed it in his arms. I found it, Sir. Its hurt. Is it still alive?" 'Yes, Yes, I think so.' Rhayader went inside with the bird in his arms. He placed it upon a table. The girl flowered. The bird fluttered. Rhyander spread one of its large white wings. ‘Child where did you find it?’ In the wash. Sir, Hunters had been there? It is a snow goose from Canada. But how did it get here?’ The girl’s eyes were fixed on the injured bird.  She said ‘Can you heal it, Sir?’ “Yes” said Rhayader. “We will try. You can help me. She has been shot, poor thing, her leg is broken and the wing too.”
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Where did Rhayader live?

Question 2

Direction: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives. 
One November afternoon, a child came to Rhayaders's light house studio. She was about twelve, slender, dirty, nervous and timid. In her arms she carried something. She was desperately afraid of the ugly man she had come to see but she had heard somewhere that this man would heal injured things. The man's voice was deep and lend when he spoke to her. What is it, child? She stepped forward timidy, and in her arms was a large white bird which was quite still. There were stains of blood on its whiteness. The girl placed it in his arms. I found it, Sir. Its hurt. Is it still alive?" 'Yes, Yes, I think so.' Rhayader went inside with the bird in his arms. He placed it upon a table. The girl flowered. The bird fluttered. Rhyander spread one of its large white wings. ‘Child where did you find it?’ In the wash. Sir, Hunters had been there? It is a snow goose from Canada. But how did it get here?’ The girl’s eyes were fixed on the injured bird.  She said ‘Can you heal it, Sir?’ “Yes” said Rhayader. “We will try. You can help me. She has been shot, poor thing, her leg is broken and the wing too.”
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Where did the bird come from?

Question 3

Direction: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives. 
One November afternoon, a child came to Rhayaders's light house studio. She was about twelve, slender, dirty, nervous and timid. In her arms she carried something. She was desperately afraid of the ugly man she had come to see but she had heard somewhere that this man would heal injured things. The man's voice was deep and lend when he spoke to her. What is it, child? She stepped forward timidy, and in her arms was a large white bird which was quite still. There were stains of blood on its whiteness. The girl placed it in his arms. I found it, Sir. Its hurt. Is it still alive?" 'Yes, Yes, I think so.' Rhayader went inside with the bird in his arms. He placed it upon a table. The girl flowered. The bird fluttered. Rhyander spread one of its large white wings. ‘Child where did you find it?’ In the wash. Sir, Hunters had been there? It is a snow goose from Canada. But how did it get here?’ The girl’s eyes were fixed on the injured bird.  She said ‘Can you heal it, Sir?’ “Yes” said Rhayader. “We will try. You can help me. She has been shot, poor thing, her leg is broken and the wing too.”
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Which of the phrases best describes the girl?

Question 4

Direction: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives. 
One November afternoon, a child came to Rhayaders's light house studio. She was about twelve, slender, dirty, nervous and timid. In her arms she carried something. She was desperately afraid of the ugly man she had come to see but she had heard somewhere that this man would heal injured things. The man's voice was deep and lend when he spoke to her. What is it, child? She stepped forward timidy, and in her arms was a large white bird which was quite still. There were stains of blood on its whiteness. The girl placed it in his arms. I found it, Sir. Its hurt. Is it still alive?" 'Yes, Yes, I think so.' Rhayader went inside with the bird in his arms. He placed it upon a table. The girl flowered. The bird fluttered. Rhyander spread one of its large white wings. ‘Child where did you find it?’ In the wash. Sir, Hunters had been there? It is a snow goose from Canada. But how did it get here?’ The girl’s eyes were fixed on the injured bird.  She said ‘Can you heal it, Sir?’ “Yes” said Rhayader. “We will try. You can help me. She has been shot, poor thing, her leg is broken and the wing too.”
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How had the bird been injured?

Question 5

Direction: Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives. 
One November afternoon, a child came to Rhayaders's light house studio. She was about twelve, slender, dirty, nervous and timid. In her arms she carried something. She was desperately afraid of the ugly man she had come to see but she had heard somewhere that this man would heal injured things. The man's voice was deep and lend when he spoke to her. What is it, child? She stepped forward timidy, and in her arms was a large white bird which was quite still. There were stains of blood on its whiteness. The girl placed it in his arms. I found it, Sir. Its hurt. Is it still alive?" 'Yes, Yes, I think so.' Rhayader went inside with the bird in his arms. He placed it upon a table. The girl flowered. The bird fluttered. Rhyander spread one of its large white wings. ‘Child where did you find it?’ In the wash. Sir, Hunters had been there? It is a snow goose from Canada. But how did it get here?’ The girl’s eyes were fixed on the injured bird.  She said ‘Can you heal it, Sir?’ “Yes” said Rhayader. “We will try. You can help me. She has been shot, poor thing, her leg is broken and the wing too.”
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Why old the girl take the bird to Rhayader?

Question 6

Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.
He said to the judge, “I did not commit this crime.”

Question 7

Select the correct indirect form of the given sentence.
Naren said, “Why are you still waiting here, Binod?"

Question 8

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.
She said, “He is taking his examination.”

Question 9

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

“How clever of you to have solved the puzzle so quickly,” said the mother.

Question 10

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

He said, “The teacher does not ask any question.”

Question 11

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Arabic mathematicians made tremendous contributions to crypt-analysis - the science of decoding scrambled messages. Their interest stemmed partially from their religion.
The holy Koran contains revelations made by the Prophet Mohammed. The text contained dictated messages that the Prophet received from the archangel Gabriel. However, these revelations were not necessarily placed in the order in which the Prophet had received them. To deduce the order of the revelations and place them in chronological context, Muslim scholars determined that some passages contained words coined more recently, and some contained words that were older.Then, they counted the frequencies of words in each revelation, paying attention to the frequencies of modern and ancient words. Passages which contained a greater frequency of modern words considered to have been written later.
In the ninth century, an Arab mathematician called Al-Kindi employed a similar technique to break encrypted messages- frequency analysis. Letters are ranked according to how commonly they occur. Then, the encrypted message is taken; and the most frequent letter appearing in the code is noted. The code is then compared to the language, and using the correspondence in rank, the encrypted message can be unscrambled. He described this in a book – A manuscript on deciphering cryptographic messages.
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Al-Kindi’s contribution has been acknowledged in the field of __________.

Question 12

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Arabic mathematicians made tremendous contributions to crypt-analysis - the science of decoding scrambled messages. Their interest stemmed partially from their religion.
The holy Koran contains revelations made by the Prophet Mohammed. The text contained dictated messages that the Prophet received from the archangel Gabriel. However, these revelations were not necessarily placed in the order in which the Prophet had received them. To deduce the order of the revelations and place them in chronological context, Muslim scholars determined that some passages contained words coined more recently, and some contained words that were older.Then, they counted the frequencies of words in each revelation, paying attention to the frequencies of modern and ancient words. Passages which contained a greater frequency of modern words considered to have been written later.
In the ninth century, an Arab mathematician called Al-Kindi employed a similar technique to break encrypted messages- frequency analysis. Letters are ranked according to how commonly they occur. Then, the encrypted message is taken; and the most frequent letter appearing in the code is noted. The code is then compared to the language, and using the correspondence in rank, the encrypted message can be unscrambled. He described this in a book – A manuscript on deciphering cryptographic messages.
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The word in the last paragraph that means ‘coding of a clear text’ is _________.

Question 13

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Arabic mathematicians made tremendous contributions to crypt-analysis - the science of decoding scrambled messages. Their interest stemmed partially from their religion.
The holy Koran contains revelations made by the Prophet Mohammed. The text contained dictated messages that the Prophet received from the archangel Gabriel. However, these revelations were not necessarily placed in the order in which the Prophet had received them. To deduce the order of the revelations and place them in chronological context, Muslim scholars determined that some passages contained words coined more recently, and some contained words that were older.Then, they counted the frequencies of words in each revelation, paying attention to the frequencies of modern and ancient words. Passages which contained a greater frequency of modern words considered to have been written later.
In the ninth century, an Arab mathematician called Al-Kindi employed a similar technique to break encrypted messages- frequency analysis. Letters are ranked according to how commonly they occur. Then, the encrypted message is taken; and the most frequent letter appearing in the code is noted. The code is then compared to the language, and using the correspondence in rank, the encrypted message can be unscrambled. He described this in a book – A manuscript on deciphering cryptographic messages.
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The Holy Koran documents the message of_______.

Question 14

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Arabic mathematicians made tremendous contributions to crypt-analysis - the science of decoding scrambled messages. Their interest stemmed partially from their religion.
The holy Koran contains revelations made by the Prophet Mohammed. The text contained dictated messages that the Prophet received from the archangel Gabriel. However, these revelations were not necessarily placed in the order in which the Prophet had received them. To deduce the order of the revelations and place them in chronological context, Muslim scholars determined that some passages contained words coined more recently, and some contained words that were older.Then, they counted the frequencies of words in each revelation, paying attention to the frequencies of modern and ancient words. Passages which contained a greater frequency of modern words considered to have been written later.
In the ninth century, an Arab mathematician called Al-Kindi employed a similar technique to break encrypted messages- frequency analysis. Letters are ranked according to how commonly they occur. Then, the encrypted message is taken; and the most frequent letter appearing in the code is noted. The code is then compared to the language, and using the correspondence in rank, the encrypted message can be unscrambled. He described this in a book – A manuscript on deciphering cryptographic messages.
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The art of deciphering scrambled messages has its root in______.

Question 15

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Arabic mathematicians made tremendous contributions to crypt-analysis - the science of decoding scrambled messages. Their interest stemmed partially from their religion.
The holy Koran contains revelations made by the Prophet Mohammed. The text contained dictated messages that the Prophet received from the archangel Gabriel. However, these revelations were not necessarily placed in the order in which the Prophet had received them. To deduce the order of the revelations and place them in chronological context, Muslim scholars determined that some passages contained words coined more recently, and some contained words that were older.Then, they counted the frequencies of words in each revelation, paying attention to the frequencies of modern and ancient words. Passages which contained a greater frequency of modern words considered to have been written later.
In the ninth century, an Arab mathematician called Al-Kindi employed a similar technique to break encrypted messages- frequency analysis. Letters are ranked according to how commonly they occur. Then, the encrypted message is taken; and the most frequent letter appearing in the code is noted. The code is then compared to the language, and using the correspondence in rank, the encrypted message can be unscrambled. He described this in a book – A manuscript on deciphering cryptographic messages.
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Placing the text of Koran in a sequential order was done ______.

Question 16

Direction: In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech as your answer.
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The mother says to the child, “The Sun rises in the East”.

Question 17

Direction: In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech as your answer.
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My Daddy always says, “Getting up early in the morning is a good habit”.

Question 18

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

The lady said to the servant, “If you don’t wash the clothes properly, I will dismiss you.”

Question 19

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

“There are ceremonies going on”, he said to me.

Question 20

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

He Said, “May God grant her peace!”

Question 21

In the sentence, identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. If the sentence has no error, then select 'No error'.

She took her exam with a calm and a composed mind.

Question 22

In the following statement, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and click the button corresponding to it. If the sentence is free from error, select the "No error" option. 
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(A) After working hard for years,/ (B) he is now living / (C) on a huge mansion./ (D) No error

Question 23

Direction: In the given question, a part of the sentence may have an error. Find the part which has an error. If the sentence is correct as it is, your answer is 'No error'.
Still Indians spend less on allopathic medicines than people in most Asian countries, more than 40,000 drug formulations are available here.

Question 24

In the given question, a part of the sentence may have an error. Find the part which has an error. If the sentence is correct as it is, your answer is 'No error'.

He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mess through which nothing but the finest can pass.

Question 25

In the sentence, identify the segment which contains the grammatical error. If the sentence has no error, then select 'No error'.

The police have now restored the painting to his rightful owner.

Question 26

Direction: In the following questions, the first and the last parts of the passage/sentence are numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the passage/sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct and mark the respective option.
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1) The very first battle they fought
P. and they had to fail back
Q. cross the border
R. was lost
S. letting the enemy
6. and enter the country.

Question 27

Direction: In the following questions, the first and the last parts of the passage/sentence are numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the passage/sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct and mark the respective option.
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1) A nation
P. the material assets it possesses
Q. is not made by
R. and collective determination
S. but by the will
6. of the people.

Question 28

Direction: In the following questions, the first and the last parts of the passage/sentence are numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the passage/sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct and mark the respective option.
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1) When the Governor
P. the bell had rung
Q. justice should be immediately
R. he ordered that
S. found out why
6) done to the horse.

Question 29

Direction: In the following questions, the first and the last parts of the passage/sentence are numbered (1) and (6). The rest of the passage/sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct and mark the respective option.
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1) There are thousands of us
P. former school and college friends
Q. by some of our
R. at the careers chosen
S. who are surprised
6) and their success in these fields.

Question 30

Identify the best way to improve the underlined part of the given sentence. If there is no improvement required, select ‘no Improvement’.

You should study well from now so you may score well in the final exam.

Question 31

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
None knows how it (was happened).

Question 32

Rearrange the parts of the sentence in the correct order.
No sooner had he reached the office (but) he got some work.

Question 33

Improve the bold part of the sentence.
You should not discuss about your plan.

Question 34

Direction: In the following question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence alternatives to the bold part are given at (A), (B) and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case ‘No improvement’ is needed, your answer is (D).
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This dress is different than that.

Question 35

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect Speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
I said to him, “Who teaches you English?”

Question 36

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect Speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
I said to Harsh, “Please help me.”

Question 37

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect Speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct Speech.
Ram says to me, “You are smart.”

Question 38

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct/indirect) of the given sentence.

I said to her, “Have you learned your lesson?”

Question 39

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.
This word cannot be uttered by a sane man.

Question 40

Change from Active to Passive or vice versa:

The national anthem is being sung by Jason.

Question 41

Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active/passive) form of the given sentence.
Can he complete the job in three weeks?

Question 42

In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive Voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active Voice.
Grid failure brings five hundred trains to a halt.

Question 43

Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active/passive) form of the given sentence.

The teacher was pleased with his recitation.

Question 44

Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active/passive) form of the given sentence.

We saw her singing at her work.

Question 45

Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active/passive) form of the given sentence.

I remember them taking me to the zoo.

Question 46

Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
An image without objective reality

Question 47

Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

A person who rarely speaks the truth

Question 48

Direction: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.
The worship of idols or images

Question 49

Direction: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.
Flattery which is intended to persuade

Question 50

Direction: Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.

A drink usually made from a mixture of one or more alcoholic drinks
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