1 . DIRECTIONS (Qs.1-5) : In the following questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase italicised and underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of idiom/phrase.

Sobhraj could be easily arrested because the police were tipped off in a advance
A.  Toppled over
B.  Bribed
C.  Given advance information
D.  Threatened
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2 . I met him after a long time, but he gave me the cold shoulder
A.  scolded me
B.  insulted me
C.  abused me
D.  ignored me
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3 . He passed himself offas a noble man.
A.  Was regarded as
B.  Pretended to be
C.  Was thought to be
D.  Was looked upon
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4 . This matter has been hanging firefor the last many months and must therefore be decided one way or the other.
A.  going on slowly
B.  hotly debated
C.  stuck up
D.  ignored
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5 . In the armed forces, it is considered a great privilege to die in harness
A.  die on a horse back
B.  die in the battlefield
C.  die while still working
D.  die with honour
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6 . DIRECTIONS (Qs.6-10): After passage, you will find several questions based on the passage. First, read a passage, and then answer the questions based on it. You are required to select your answers based on the contents of the passage and opinion of the author only.
PASSAGE
Once upon a time I went for a week’s holiday in the Continent with an Indian friend. We both enjoyed ourselves and were sorry when the week was over, but on parting our behaviour was absolutely different. He was plunged in despair. lie felt that because the holiday was over all happiness was over until the world ended. He could not express his sorrow too much. But in me the Englishman came out strong. I could not see what there was to make a fuss about. It wasn’t as if we were parting forever or dying. “Buck up”, I said, “do buck up”. He refused to buck up, and I left him plunged in gloom.
What is the Continent in the context of the passage ?
A.  An island
B.  The countryside
C.  Africa
D.  Europe
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7 . What does the author mean by ‘buck up’ ?
A.  Buckle yourself up
B.  Stand up
C.  Cheer up
D.  Shut up
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8 . Why was the Indian friend plunged in despair ?
A.  He was hopeless
B.  He experienced racial discrimination
C.  He would never be so happy again
D.  He had spent lot of money
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9 . What does ‘But in me the Englishman came out strong’ imply ?
A.  He was a strong Englishman
B.  He had the typical English character
C.  The Englishman went out of him
D.  He started following Indian traditions
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10 . What is the author’s intention in the passage?
A.  To contrast the Indian character with the English character
B.  To show that an Indian is sorrowful
C.  To ridicule the Indian traditions
D.  To praise the Englishman
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