Foundation Examinations Autumn 2009
September 10, 2009
(MARKS 100) (3 hours)
State whether the underlined words in the following sentences are adjectives, adverbs or none of these. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) The French town has an interesting history. Akram said that he was sincerely sorry for misusing the tax fund. He ran fast. This is a fast car. You don’t look well today. She performed well. Our mission was to save the human race. We sometimes get confused. She rarely eats a big breakfast. This is an easy exercise.
Select the correct answer for each of the following sentences. 1. Which kind of word can an adverb describe? (i) pronoun (ii) preposition (iii)
Adverbs are most often used to give more information about. (i) subjects (ii) verbs (iii) nouns (iv) Which of the following contains an adverb? (i) full house (ii) was dirty (iii)
very funny (iv)
Which of the following is not a part of speech? (i) article (ii) conjunction (iii) verb What is the most common ending for adverbs? (i) -ive (ii) -ate (iii) -tion
How many adverbs are in “I really woke up too early this morning”? (i) 1 (ii) 2 (iii) 3 (iv) 4
Complete the following sentences with a suitable reflexive / personal pronoun: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) He rewarded ______ with an ice-cream. They agreed amongst ______ that they would not tell anyone. My uncle works in a factory, ______ says ______ is a noisy place. _______ can swim because ______ has webbed feet. When the dog chased Murad, ______ ran as fast as ______ could.
(b) Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate conjunctions given below: whereas, or, because, although, even though, unless, so, after, when ,while (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) ______ it was raining, I didn’t get wet. Sara got the job ______ she had no experience. I saw him leaving an hour ______ two ago. ______ my wife likes to travel abroad, I prefer to stay at home for my vacations. I will be late today, ______ my car has broken down. You cannot be a lawyer ______ you have a law degree. Use damp strings ______ tying up parcels. I often listen to music ______ working. We were getting tired _______we stopped for a rest. Put this on ______ shaving and you will smell wonderful. (05)
Match the words given below with their nearest meanings: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (viii) (ix) (x) Exploit Gullible Unilateral Frugal Tangible Apathy Indict Opulence Wary Debacle (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) (j) wealth and luxury charge with a crime easily persuaded to believe something touchable economical complete failure performed by a single person take advantage of lack of interest or enthusiasm cautious
Replace the underlined words in the following sentences with the correct synonym: 1. There are many small pieces in the yard. (a) provisions (b) edibles (c)
2. Naeem gave a plausible excuse for losing all his money. (a) believable (b) unbelievable (c) problematic 3. They tend to evade the issues skillfully. (a) conquer (b) explore (c)
4. He speaks of bare truth when he speaks about man. (a) embellished (b) simple (c) decorated
5. Raza came out of the boss’s office with a dour expression on his face. (a) cheerful (b) sarcastic (c) serious (d) unpredictable
Complete the following sentences using the appropriate tense of the verb: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) Azam _____ that somebody _____ his younger brother. (guess, advise) My guests _____ before I _____. (go, return) When he _____ out of cinema house, the rain _____. (come, stop) The train ____ before he...