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1 . In Question, in the following passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks

The millions of people from different parts of the world, who have settled in America, have all contributed something to American English. Though in the main ...$(1)$...to the new ways of life they ...$(2)$...in the new country, they could not help leaving some ...$(3)$...of their language of English....$(4)$...drawing upon these many elements which make ... $(5)$ ... American culture, Americans have made their kind of English a melting pot in miniature
$(5)$
A.  up B.    over
C.  for D.    of
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2 . In Question, you have a brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet. Much rhapsodical nonsense has been written about the 'Mona Lisa' and her enigmatic smile, and here have been endless speculations as to her character and the meaning of her expression. It is all beside the mark. The truth is that the 'Mona Lisa' is a study of modeling. Leonardo da Vinci had discovered that the expression of smiling is much more a matter of modeling of the cheek and of the forms below the eye than of the change in the line of the lips. It interested him to produce a smile wholly by these delicate changes of surface; hence the mysterious expression.
The word rhapsodical as used in the passage means
A.  plain B.    unreadable
C.  enthusiastic D.    uniformed
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3 . In Question, you have a brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet. Much rhapsodical nonsense has been written about the 'Mona Lisa' and her enigmatic smile, and here have been endless speculations as to her character and the meaning of her expression. It is all beside the mark. The truth is that the 'Mona Lisa' is a study of modeling. Leonardo da Vinci had discovered that the expression of smiling is much more a matter of modeling of the cheek and of the forms below the eye than of the change in the line of the lips. It interested him to produce a smile wholly by these delicate changes of surface; hence the mysterious expression.
'Mona Lisa' is the name of
A.  a beautiful woman who made history in ancient Rome B.    a famous painting
C.  the artist's mistress D.    an art technique
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4 . In Question, you have a brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet. Much rhapsodical nonsense has been written about the 'Mona Lisa' and her enigmatic smile, and here have been endless speculations as to her character and the meaning of her expression. It is all beside the mark. The truth is that the 'Mona Lisa' is a study of modeling. Leonardo da Vinci had discovered that the expression of smiling is much more a matter of modeling of the cheek and of the forms below the eye than of the change in the line of the lips. It interested him to produce a smile wholly by these delicate changes of surface; hence the mysterious expression.
The truth about the 'Mona Lisa' is that it is a study in
A.  feminine psychology B.    facial expression
C.  femine form D.    modeling
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5 . In Question, you have a brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet. Much rhapsodical nonsense has been written about the 'Mona Lisa' and her enigmatic smile, and here have been endless speculations as to her character and the meaning of her expression. It is all beside the mark. The truth is that the 'Mona Lisa' is a study of modeling. Leonardo da Vinci had discovered that the expression of smiling is much more a matter of modeling of the cheek and of the forms below the eye than of the change in the line of the lips. It interested him to produce a smile wholly by these delicate changes of surface; hence the mysterious expression.
The painter was able to produce that strange smile on Mona Lisa's face by
A.  delicate changes on the surface of cheeks below the eyes B.    using bright colours
C.  using a paining knife D.    looking constantly at a smiling model while painting
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6 . In Question, you have a brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet. Much rhapsodical nonsense has been written about the 'Mona Lisa' and her enigmatic smile, and here have been endless speculations as to her character and the meaning of her expression. It is all beside the mark. The truth is that the 'Mona Lisa' is a study of modeling. Leonardo da Vinci had discovered that the expression of smiling is much more a matter of modeling of the cheek and of the forms below the eye than of the change in the line of the lips. It interested him to produce a smile wholly by these delicate changes of surface; hence the mysterious expression.
The author of the above passage has examined Mona Lisa from
A.  an idealistic angle B.    an imaginary point of view
C.  a purely artistic angles D.    a scientific and realistic standpoint
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7 . In Question, you have a brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answerto each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet

The tigress was a mile away and the ground between her and us was densely wooded, scattered over with great rocks and cut up by a number of deep ravines,, but she could cover the distance well within the half-hour if she wanted to. The question I had to decide was, whether or not I should try to call her. If I called and she heard me, and came while it was still daylight and gave me a chance to shoot her, all would be well; on the other hand, if she came and did not give me a shot, some of us would not reach camp, for we had nearly two miles to go and the path the whole way ran through heavy jungle.
According to the author
A.  the tigress wanted to cover the distance within the half-hour B.    the tigress did not wish to cover the distance within the half-hour
C.  the tigress actually covered the distance within the half-hour D.    there was a possibility of the tigress covering the distance within the half hour
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8 . In Question, you have a brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answerto each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet

The tigress was a mile away and the ground between her and us was densely wooded, scattered over with great rocks and cut up by a number of deep ravines,, but she could cover the distance well within the half-hour if she wanted to. The question I had to decide was, whether or not I should try to call her. If I called and she heard me, and came while it was still daylight and gave me a chance to shoot her, all would be well; on the other hand, if she came and did not give me a shot, some of us would not reach camp, for we had nearly two miles to go and the path the whole way ran through heavy jungle.
The author says, 'Some of us would not reach camp', because
A.  it was two miles away B.    the tigress would kill some of them
C.  the path is not suitable for walking D.    the ground was scattered over with great rocks
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9 . In Question, you have a brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answerto each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet

The tigress was a mile away and the ground between her and us was densely wooded, scattered over with great rocks and cut up by a number of deep ravines,, but she could cover the distance well within the half-hour if she wanted to. The question I had to decide was, whether or not I should try to call her. If I called and she heard me, and came while it was still daylight and gave me a chance to shoot her, all would be well; on the other hand, if she came and did not give me a shot, some of us would not reach camp, for we had nearly two miles to go and the path the whole way ran through heavy jungle.
The author found it difficult to decide the question because
A.  he was afraid B.    the tigress was only a mile away
C.  the ground between them was densely wooded D.    there was uncertainty about the reaction of the tigress to his call
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10 . In Question, you have a brief passages with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answerto each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the Answer Sheet

The tigress was a mile away and the ground between her and us was densely wooded, scattered over with great rocks and cut up by a number of deep ravines,, but she could cover the distance well within the half-hour if she wanted to. The question I had to decide was, whether or not I should try to call her. If I called and she heard me, and came while it was still daylight and gave me a chance to shoot her, all would be well; on the other hand, if she came and did not give me a shot, some of us would not reach camp, for we had nearly two miles to go and the path the whole way ran through heavy jungle.
The time available to the author for shooting the tigress was
A.  the whole day B.    one night
C.  a few hours D.    thirty minutes
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