ASO 2012 - Main Paper 1

1. 

Fill in the blank choosing the correct alternative :

Newton __________ that the force of gravitation makes apples fall.

2. 

From the following group of words choose the mis-spelt word(s).

a. transendent 

b. tyranny 

c. tendancy 

d. privilege

3. 

He is so old that he cannot walk.

Which of the following option is correctly converted from the above complex sentence 

into a simple sentence ?

4. 

Give a single word for 

'a school for infants and young children'. 

5. 

Choose the correct article from the following alternatives and fill in the blank. 

__________ lion is the king of animals.

6. 

Choose the correct word to complete the following sentence meaningfully. 

The play _____ at eight O'clock.

7. 

Choose the correct option and fill in the blank : 

A person who is a hundred or more years old is called __________ .

8. 

Choose a word to complete the following sentence meaningfully.

His English is almost __________ . 

9. 

Fill in the blank with the correct option: 

People who watch a match or a show are called _________ .

10. 

Choose the correct meaning of the idiom underlined in the following sentence.

The trade union's seemingly rightful demand is only a stalking horse to blackmail the management.

11. 

Fill in the blank with the correct adjective from the options given below:

Chennai is ____________ from Delhi than Calcutta.

12. 

Choose the correct meaning of the idiom underlined in the following sentence.

Meena is not highly qualified but she has the gift of the gab.

13. 

Choose the correct alternative to change the voice.

People have seen wolves in the streets. 

14. 

Identify the correct meaning of the phrase underlined in the following sentence. 

The miners are coming out again next week.

15. 

Choose the correct alternative where, the following sentence is rewritten using "it":

To live without air is impossible. 

16. 

Choose the word which is a synonym to the underlined word.

The perpetual noise made it impossible for them to concentrate on the problems.

17. 

Fill in the blank with the correct preposition from the options given below: 

They shall finish the construction  __________ a week.

18. 

Two homonyms are underlined in the following sentences which may be either mis
spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Read the sentences and state whether they are correct or otherwise. 

a. Painting is done on canvass. 

b. He was canvasing for votes. 

19. 

Choose the correct option where in the following sentence is rewritten using 'too': 

It is very cold we cannot go out. 

20. 

Complete the following sentence choosing the correct alternative.

Allegory means _________ .

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