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Class 10/HSLC | English Grammar - DETERMINERS - QUESTION BANK 2019

Choose the right determiner from among the alternative given and fill in the blanks:
1. HSLC - 1998
    (a) He received ...... help from his
          teachers. (many/much/more)     
    (b) I can depend ...... friends I
          have. (few/a few/the few)
    (c) ...... guidance from you will be
         enough for me. (little/a little/
         the little)
    (d) My brother is studying in ......
          European University. (a/an/
          the)

2. HSLC - 1999
    (a) He gave away ...... money he
          had to the beggar. (little/a
          little/the little)
    (b) ...... of my friends helped me
          much in my distress. (few/a
          few/the few)
    (c) I got ...... help from my mother
          than my father. (much/more/
          most)
    (d) ...... union leader will address
          the workers. (a/an/the)

3. HSLC - 2000
    (a) I received ....... encouragement
          from my parents. (much/
          more/many)
    (b) My brother is ....... N.C.C.
          cadet. (a/an/the)
    (c) He does not trust ...... friends
          he has. (few/a few/the few)
    (d) A busy person has ...... to
          waste. (Little/a little/the little)

4. HSLC - 2001
    (a) He gave me ...... one rupee
          note.(a/an/the)
    (b) Can you lend me ...... books?
          (few/a few/the few)
    (c) He is ...... older than his wife
          (many/much/more)
    (d) He will stay here for ...... while.
          (Little/a little/the little)
    (e) ...... of the boys has done his
          work. (every/some/each)
    (f) She has ...... things to do.
          (lots of/much/most)

5. HSLC - 2002
    (a) I can not give you ...... money.
         (any/some/each)
    (b) Our Principal is man of ......
          words. (few/a few/the few)
    (c) She does not get ...... time for
          studies. (many/much/some)
    (d) My brother is ...... N.C.C. cadet.
          (a/an/the)
    (e) This story is ...... interesting.
          (much/more/very)
    (f) He has to feed his family with .
         ..... money he earns. (little/a
         little/the little)

6. HSLC - 2003
    (a) ...... of their property was
          destroyed in the flood. (many
          much/more)
    (b) He has to manage with ......
          money he earns. (little/a little
          the little)
    (c) This is ....... European lady I
          was talking about.(a/an/the)
    (d) Many guests were invited, but
          only ........ turned up. (few/a
          few/the few)
    (e) We found the house without. ...
          difficulty. (much/
          more/many)
    (f) Rajinikanta is called ....... Scott
         of Assam. (a/an/the)

7. HSLC - 2004
    (a) This is ...... room I work in. (a/
          an/the)
    (b) ...... of the apples were rotten.
          (many/much/some)
    (c) Only ...... of the applicants were
          suitable. (few/a few/the few)
    (d) I expect only ......
          encouragement from you.
          (little/a little/the little)
    (e) The workers decided to form ...
          .. union. (a/an/the)
    (f) Did you buy ...... bread today?
          (some/any/many)

8. HSLC - 2005
    (a) Only ...... among the invitees
          turned up. (few/a few/the few)
    (b) Do you have ....... books on
          astrology. (some/any)
    (c) You will have to manage with ..
          ... money you have. (little/a
          little/the little)
    (d) ...... undergraduate can not
          apply for that post. (a/an/the)
    (e) The society gives ...... respect
          to a thinker. (many/much
          some)
    (f) This is not ...... usual
          happening. (a/an/the)

9. HSLC - 2006
    (a) That girl has ...... good
          qualities. (much/more/many)
    (b) Can you help me with .......
          money? (little/a little/the little)
    (c) Our Principal is a man of ......
          words. (few/a few/the few)
    (d) Did you buy ...... oranges
          today? (any/some/many)
    (e) Our teachers gave us .....
          useful advice. (many/more/
          much)
    (f) Kalidasa is ...... Shakespeare of
          India. (a/an/the)

10. HSLC - 2007
    (a) He has ...... friends who stand
          by him. (few/a few/the few)
    (b) Did you have ...... difficulty in
          finding the house? (many/
          any/much)
    (c) His brother is ...... university
          student. (a/an/the)
    (d) I appreciate even ...... help they
          gave me. (little/a little/the
          little)
    (e) An umbrella is ...... useful
          thing. (a/an/the)
    (f) Have you ...... book to read?
          (some/many/any)

11. HSLC - 2008
    (a) Many guests were invited, but
          only ...... turned up. (few/a
          few/the few)
    (b) This is the ...... European lady I
          was talking about. (a/an/the)
    (c) I cannot give you ...... money.
          (any/a little/some)
    (d) We found the house without ....
          .. difficulty. (much/many/
          more)
    (e) Sri Lanka is ...... island.
          (a/an/the)
    (f) ...... of the boys was rewarded.
          (each/every/any)

12. HSLC- 2009
    (a) He gave away .... money he
          had to the beggar.
          (little/a little/the little)
    (b) Reading is .... useful hobby.
          (a/an/the)
    (c) Only .... of the candidates were
          suitable. (few/a few/the few)
    (d) They won the match without ...
          .... difficulty. (much/more
          many)
    (e) ...... of the competitors will get
          a certificate. (any/each/every)
    (f) I don't expect .... help from
          them. (some/any/many)

13. HSLC - 2010
    (a) My brother is ...... NCC cadet.
          (a/an/the)
    (b) First read ...... books you have with
          you. (few/a few/the few)
    (c) ...... of the oranges were rotten.
          (many/more/much)
    (d) Socrates gave ...... useful advice to
          his pupils. (many/much/more)
    (e) Hurry up! We have only ...... time
          left. (little/a little/the little)
    (f) The workers decided to form ......
          union. (a/an/the)

14. HSLC - 2011
    (a) The painter is a man ...... words
          (few/a few/the few)
    (b) ...... honarary secretary gets no
          salary for holding the post.(a/an/
          the)
    (c) ...... of the candidate must produce
          her/his identity card. (any/each
          every)
    (d) India won the match with ......
          bit of luck. (little/a little/the little)

15. HSLC - 2012
    (a) ...... men are free from faults.
          (few/a few/the few)
    (b) ...... hour has passed since he left
          us. (a/an/the)
    (c) ...... of the students will be given a
          copy of the magazine.(every/each
          any)
    (d) Please give me ...... money you
          have. (little/a little/the little)

16. HSLC - 2013
    (a) He will come back within ...... hour.
          (a/an/the)
    (b) ...... men are free from faults.
          (few/a few/the few)
    (c) Leap year falls in ...... fourth year.
          (any/every/each)
    (d) ...... learning is a dangerous thing.
          (little/a little/the little)

17. HSLC - 2014
    (a) I gave ...... one rupee note to the
          beggar. (a/an/the)
    (b) My father is ...... older than my
          mother. (many/much/more)
    (c) I buy ...... books every month.
          (few/a few/the few)
    (d) I need ...... money I have.
          (little/a little/the little)

18. HSLC - 2015
    (a) Please give me ...... time to finish
          the work.
    Ans: a little.
    (b) Then I will take you to ......
          university.
    Ans: the.

19. HSLC - 2016
    (a) Ramen comes home twice .....
          month.
    Ans: a
    (b) Mr Bell rang ...... bell of alarm and I
          woke up.
    Ans: the.
    (c) A busy person has ..... time to
          waste.
    Ans: little.
    (d) Only ...... of the applicants were
         found suitable.
    Ans: a few.

20. HSLC - 2017
    (a) My brother is ___ NCC cadet.
    Ans : an
    (b) We found the house without ___
         difficulty.
    Ans : much
    (c) He has to feed his family with ___
    Ans : the little.
    (d) Our Principal is a man of ___ words.
    Ans : few

21. HSLC - 2018
    (a) ___ rich are not always unkind.
    Ans : the
    (b) The principal gave the students ___
         sound advice.
    Ans : much
    (c) Every school has ___ union of the
         students.
    Ans : a
    (d) Is there ___ coffee left in the pot?
    Ans : any

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