Tnpsc Group 4 2016 general english question paper detailed explanation shortcuts [41 to 50 Questions]

Tnpsc Group 4 2016 general english question paper detailed explanation shortcuts [41 to 50 Questions]


We hope our articles based on General English are much much useful and informative. In this same flow, we are going to finish all 100 questions from TNPSC Group 4 paper of 2016. Here you can find questions from 41 to 50. Stay tune with our site for other information and updates too.


Qn.41: Identify the author who uttered the following sentence.

“Man is born free but is everywhere in chains”.

  1. Rabindranath Tagore
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru
  3. Berton Braley
  4. Jean Jacques Rousseau

Ans: (d)

Explanation: The above statement was found in the poem “where the mind is without fear”. The statement is given by Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Expected Question:

  1. Envy is ignorance and imitation is suicide.
  2. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life-think of it, dream of it, live on that idea.

Check these lines and answer by yourself.

Qn.42: Match the short stories with the authors

  1. Swami and the sun ` 1. Mackinlay Kantor
  2. Sam 2. Rex Coker
  3. A Man who had no eyes 3. Tammy Ruggles
  4. A Close Encounter 4. R.K.Narayan
  1.     b)       c)      d)
  1. 4           1        3       2
  2. 1           3         4       2
  3. 4           3         1       2
  4. 1           3         2        4

Ans: (c)

Explanation:  The listed title and the author’s name are from the supplementary part of Std IX and X. Please read all author’s name from prose & poem including supplementary part.

Expected question:

The tears of the desert – Paulo Coelho

Every living thing – James Herriot

Yaanai Malai  – Manohar Devadoss

The Piano Lesson – Rob Reilly

Caught Sneezing – Oscar Wilde

Qn.43: Match the character under the relevant story titles.

  1. The Necklace  – Behraman  
  2. Lottery ticket  – Morissot
  3. The last leaf – Matilda
  4. Two friends – Masha


  1. 4   1   3    2
  2. 3    4    1    2
  3. 3    1    2     4
  4. 2    3    1      4

Ans: (b)


Matilda related to Necklace.

Masha character related to Lottery Ticket

Behrman related to The last leaf.

Morissot related to Two friends.

Aspirants, you can expect 4 to 5 questions from all supplementary part.

Qn.44: Identify the nationality of the author of the story “The Lottery Ticket”?

  1. China    b) Russia    c) The USA     d) England

Ans: (b)

Explanation: Aspirants, please read all author’s nationality at the back of each supplementary /prose/poem. The Lottery ticket was written by Anton Chekhov who was one of the greatest Russian Masters of the short story. This story dramatises unleashing of selfish and sudden riches.

Expected Question:

Nationality of Pearl S.Buck is China.

Birth place of Rudyard Kipling is Bombay.

Edgar Albert Guest is a British- American Poet.

Qn.45: Whose auto-biography is named “Wings of Fire”?

  1. Dr.Samuel Johnson
  2. Mahatma Gandhiji
  3. Rabindranath Tagore
  4. Dr.APJ Abdul kalam

Ans: (d)

Explanation: The Exact and sharp answer for this question is “d”. Know other legendary auto-biography as well.

Expected Question:

Auto-biography of Sachin is “Playing it, my way”

Auto-biography of R.K.Narayanan is “The Guide”

Auto-biography of Jawaharlal Nehru is “Glimpse of world History”.

Qn.46: Match the characters given with the stories below.

  1. a) Vera – Holiday
  2. b) Johnsy – The Last leaf
  3. c) Phatik Chakrabarthi -The Selfish Giant
  4. d) The Cornish Ogre – Open window
  1. 4   2    1   3
  2. 3   4    2   1
  3. 1   3    4   2
  4. 2   1    3   4

Ans: (a)

Explanation: Here they asked to match the character’s name with the respective supplementary.

The Cornish Ogre is a friend of Giant in “The Selfish Giant”.

Johnsy and Sue are friends in ‘The last Leaf”

Phatnik was a elder brother of Makhanlal in “Holiday”

Likewise Vera is a girl character in Open window.

Expected question:

Behrman – Last leaf

Monsieur Morissot – Two friends

Djiin – How the camel got its Hump

Saruli – After the storm

Renu – Sorry, Best friend.

Qn.47: Which of the following is adapted from a short story written by Oscar wilde?

  1. A Close encounter     b) Caught Sneezing     c) The Summer Flight    d) Swept away

Ans: (b)

Explanation: Out of 4 options, the one and only option comes under Oscar wilde’s play is Caught Sneezing. His other successful plays are “The Importance of being Earnest” and “The Happy Prince”.

Expected question: The well known books of Pearl S Buck are ‘The Good Earth”, “My Several Worlds”, “Far and near stories” and “The Child who never Grow”.

Qn.48: Which one of the following pairs is matched correctly?

  1. Manliness by D.H.Lawrence
  2. The Piano by Rudyard Kipling
  3. Going for water by William Blake
  4. Beautiful inside by Paul Holmes

Ans: (d)

Explanation: Beautiful Inside’s author is Paul Holmes. This is a poem in Std X. Other option are irrelevant, whereas Manliness was written by Rudyard Kipling, Piano was written by D.H.Lawrence and Going for Water was written by Robert Frost.

Expected Question: Likewise, check and read all author’s name and their poem names.

Qn.49: Match the folk arts with their states.

  1. Bihu – Tamil Nadu
  2. Dandya das -Maharashtra
  3. Kolattam – Assam
  4. Tamasha -Gujarat


  1. 4  3   2   1
  2. 3   4   1   2
  3. 2   1    3   4
  4. 1  2    3    4

Ans: (b)

Explanation: These are ancient folk art of their states in India. Likewise check all state’s folk dance.

Expected Question:

Kuchipudi – Andhra Pradesh

Kathakali  – Kerala

Qn.50: From the given option, choose the port who has written “Don’t Quit”?

  1. John Masefield
  2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3. Robert Frost
  4. Edgar A Guest

Ans: (d)

Explanation: The Poem “Don’t quit” was written by Edgar A Guest was an British – American Poet.

Expected Question: You will be asked the Nationality, author’s name, poem and its author as well as.


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