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LIC AAO English Solved Paper - 2009


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LIC AAO English Solved Paper - 2009

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/Ill one person to be like another / . (2) person for/(3) each individual is born/(4) WIth his characteristics traits.
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.
10. He managed to board/(l) the run¬ning train/(2) but all his luggages/(3) was/(4) left on the station.
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). pmproper
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 choic¬es for each of the following capit¬alised 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
(3) current
(2) . ancient
(4) cultured
29. RATIONAL
(1) sound
(3) judicious
(2) insane
(4) sensible
30. SCEPTICAL
(1) doubtful
(2) convinced
(3) questioning
(4) cynic

Answers:
1. 3
2.2
3.3
4.2
5.3
6.2
7.1
8.4
9.2
10.3
11. 1
12. 2
13. 3
14. 2
15. 4
16. 3
17. 4
18. 2
19. 1
20. 3
21. 1
22. 3
23. 2
24. 3
25. 4
26. 1
27. 4
28. 3
29. 2
30. 2


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