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LIC Aptitude-English

                                  LIC AAO Solved Paper - English Language

Directions(1-5): Each sentence has one or two blanks. Choose the word or set pf words that best com¬pletes the sentence meaningfully.

1. He went to the library to……find that it was closed.
(1) seldom
(2) never
(3) only
(4) solely

2. The ties that bind us together in common activity are so….that they can disappear at any moment.
(1) tentative 
(2) tenuous 
(3) consistent 
(4) restrictive

3. Her reaction to his proposal was….. She rejected it…..
(1) inevitable – vehemently’
(2) subtle – Violently
(3) clever – abruptly
(4) sympathetic – angrily

4. His…. direction~ misled us we did not know which of the two roads to take.
(1) complicated
(2) ambiguous
(3) narrow
(4) fantastic

5. It would be difficult for one so ………. to believe that all men are equal irrespective of caste. race and religion,
(1) emotional
(2) democratic
(3) tntolerant
(4) liberal

Directions (116- 120) : In each of the follwing sentences four words or phrases have been bold. Only one bold part in each sentence is not accepted in standard English. Ident that part and mark its number 1. 2. 3 or 4 as your answer.

6. Gaze for a thing(1) / that are not(2)/ available easily(3) / in the county is a universal phenomenon(4)./ 

7. It is foolish to be expecting(1)/Ill one person to be like another (2) / person for(3)/ each individual is born(4) /WIth his characteristics traits(5).

8. The tendency to believe(l)/ that(2)/ man is inherently dishonest is something that(3)/ will decried(4)/.

9. I have not come across(1)/ very few people(2)/ who(3)/ think of thing beyond(4)/ their daily work(5).

10. He managed to board(l) /the run¬ning train(2)/ but all his luggages(3)/ was(4) /left on the station(5).

Directions (121-125): Select the pair of words which are related in the same way as the capitalised words are related to each other.

11. SCALES: JUSTICE: :
(1) weights: measures
(2) laws: courts
(3) torch : liberty
(4) launch: peace

12. HOBBLE: WALK: :
(1) gallop: run
(2) stammer: speak
(3) stumble: fall
(4) sniff: smell

13. FRAYED: FABRIC: :
(1) watered: lawn
(2) renovated: building
(3) thawed: ice
(4) worn : nerves

14. YOLK: EGG: :
(1) rind.: melon
(2) nucleus: cell
(3) stalk: com
(4) web : spider

15. BAMBOO: SHOOT: :
(1) bean: sprout
(2) pepper : com
(3) oak: tree
(4) holly: sprig

Directions (l26- 130) : For each of the following capitalized words. four words or phrases are given of which only one is synonymou with the given word. Select the synonym.

16. DEFER
(1) respect
(2). dislike
(3) postpone
(4). disrespect

17. DUBIOUS
(1) clear
(2). undoubtedly
(3) hesitant
(4)proper

18. COARSE
(1 Impolite
(2)rough
(3) polished
(4). improper

19. PROXIMI1Y
(1) nearness
(2) aloofness
(3) completely’
(4) nearly

20. ABSTAIN
(1) stay
(2) tempt
(3) refrain
(4) pardon

Directions (131- 135) : Fill in the blanks by selecting appropriate alternative.

21.1 met him only a week…..
(1) back
(2) past
(3) ago
(4) previous

22. Lovely asked me .
(1) why are you angry?
(2) why I am angry?
(3) why I was angry.
(4) why was ‘I angry?

23. Even after repeated warnings. he, …….. to office on time.
(1) never come
(2) never comes
(3) is never coming
(4) have never come

24. He lold his wife that….from Gennany.
(1) he will like to visit France
(2) he was liking to visit France
(3) he would like to visil France
(4) he is liking to Visit France

25. Some people can…..even wilh murder.
(1) get on
(2) get out
(3) get off
(4) get away

Directions (136- 140) : Choose the correct antonym from the choices for each of the following capitalised words:

26. INDIFFERENT
(1) curious
(3) alike
(2) varied
(4) uniform

27. DISCREET
(1) wise
(3) prudent
(2) diplomatic
(4) careless

28. OBSOLETE
(1) free
(2) ancient
(3) current
(4) cultured

29. RATIONAL
(1) sound
(2) insane
(3) judicious
(4) sensible

30. SCEPTICAL
(1) doubtful
(2) convinced
(3) questioning
(4) cynic
 

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