Dhaka University Admission Test Questions: English Unit– B (2005-06)

Read the passage and answer question 1-5:

Two great centuries of civilization under the Roman Empire were Rome itself in the West and Byzantium (present-day Istanbul) in the East. The arts had reached supreme heights in the first century B.C. But when Rome fell to invading barbarians its culture died with it, and the Dark Ages submerged most of Europe for hundreds of years. A large part of the Empire was gradually restored under King Charlemagne in the late and early ninth centuries, and the culture of Byzantium, which had continued to flourish, began to filter through to the west.

1.       In which of the following periods had the arts developed greatly?

          A. During 100BC  B. During 101BC

          C. During 1000BC     D. During 1BC

2.       According to the passage, the culture of the Roman Empire was destroyed by

          A. natural catastrophe    B. civil war

          C. religious conflicts    D. an act of invasion

3.       The empire was greatly re-established

          A. in the Dark ages

          B. because of Byzantium culture

          C. by King Charlemagne

          D. In the 1st century BC

4.         In the passage the word ‘submerged’ means

          A. engulfed        B. pushed under water

          C. joined            D. raised

5.       Which of the following statements is true?

          A. Roman culture continued to flourish during the Dark Ages.

          B. Byzantium fell to the invading barbarians.

          C. Byzantium culture continued to flourish during the Dark Ages.

          D. Byzantium was destroyed during the Dark Ages.

6.       Choose the proper option to fill in the blank in the sentence, “If it rains we ––– ludo.”

          A. would play   B. will play

          C. played         D. would have played

7.       Choose the suitable option to fill in the gap in the sentence given below.

          When Musa finally arrived at the concert, he suddenly realized that he –– his ticket at home.

          A. left                    B. was leaving

          C. had left             D. has left

8.       Which of the following is not correct?

          A. hugest   B. tallest C. largest D. biggest

9.       Which of the following does not add “ves” in the plural form?

          A. wife      B. roof     C. wolf     D. shelf

10.     Many intellectuals suffered martyrdom during the Liberation War. Were ‘martyrdom’ stands for

          A. threat of death  B. confinement

          C. death                 D. imprisonment

11.     ‘Visage’ in Shelley’s “Ozymandias” refers to

          A. body     B. sculpture              C. stature         D. face

12.     Choose the correct spelling.

          A. persiverence     B. perseverance

          C. perseverence     D. persivearence

13.     Choose the correct option for the blank space.

          After ––– threatened by the miscreants, he filed a case with the police.

          A. being                B. having being

          C. been                  D. having been

14.     Choose the best translation for the sentence ‘‘আমরা ছোটবেলা থেকে ইংরেজি শিখছি।’’ 

          A. We learn English from our childhood.

          B. We are learning English since our childhood.

          C. We have been learning English since our childhood.

          D. We have been learning English from our childhood.

15.     choose the proper option for the blank space in the sentence, ‘One must follow––– conscience’

          A. individual’s      B. one’s

          C. right                  D. personal

16.     In Robert Herrick’s ‘To Daffodils’, apart from human beings, what other things are short lived?

          A. summer and winter   

          B. summer and rainy season

          C. flowers and animals  

          D. summer and morning dew

17.     Choose the correct option to fill the blank space in the sentence, “There is ––– on the roads today.”

          A. too many traffic    B. very much

          C. too much          D. few traffics

18.     Choose the antonym for the word ‘reckless.’

          A. careful              B. thoughtless

          C. submissive        D. provocative

19.     In R.K. Narayan’s ‘Under the Banyan Tree’ Nambi narrated only those stories which he ----

          A. read in the books    B. heard from people

          C. made up in his head     D. saw in his dream

20.     Choose the best option to complete the sentence, ‘The greater the demand, –––.’

          A. higher the price       B. the higher the price

          C. the high the price   D. lower the price

21.     Select the appropriate option to fill in the blank spaces.

          We opted –– a reconciliation ––– the dispute.

          A. in, to  B. with, at  C. for, to D. for, of

22.     Complete the sentence, ‘She often visits her home town, –––?’ with the suitable option.

          A. hasn’t she         B. don’t she

          C. doesn’t she       D. has she

23.     The adjective of the word ‘mountain’ is

          A. mounting          B. mountainous

          C. mountic            D. mountainly

24.     The word ‘Lucrative’ means

          A. good looking B. oily

          C. professional   D. profitable

25.     Choose the proper option to fill in the blank spaces.

          I prefer ––– what I like even though it –– not having much money.

          A. to doing, mean  B. doing, means

          C. to do, may        D. doing, mean


Answer Keys:


2. d

3. c



6. b

7. c

8. a

9. b


11. d

12. b

13. d

14. c

15. b


17. c

18. a

19. c


21. d

22. c

23. b


25. b