EXAMINATION QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Choose the right determiner from those given in the brackets
and fill in the blanks:
A. H.S.L.C. 1996
The teacher has given us ———- useful advice. (many/few/much)
ans-much
Switzerland is ——— European country. (a/an/the)
ans-a
We will stay here for ——- while. (little/a little/the little)
ans-a little
We have only ——–minutes to spare.(few/a few/the few)
ans-a few

B. H.S.L.C. 1997
(i) We shall stay here for ——- while. (little/a little/thelittle)
Ans-a little
There are just ——- apple left. (few/a few/the few)
Ans-a few
Reading is ——- useful hobby. (a/an/the)
Ans-a
(iv) I received ——– help from him. (many/more/much)
Ans- much

C. H.S.L.C. 1998
He received ——– help from his teachers. (many/much/more)
Ans: much
I can depend on ——– friends I have. (few/a few/the few)
Ans:the few
——- guidance from you will be enough for me. (little/a little//the little)
Ans : A little
My brother is studying in ———- European University (a/an/the)
Ans : a

D. H.S.L.C. 1999
(i) He gave away ——- money he had to the begger.(little/a little/the little)
Ans : the little
——- of my friends helped me much in my distress. (few/a few/the few)
Ans : a few
I got ———- from my mother than from my father. (much/more/most)
Ans : more
——— union leader will address the workers.(a/an/the)
Ans : A

E. H.S.L.C. 2000
I received ——– encouragement from my parents. (much / more / many)
Ans : much
My brother is ——– N.C.C. cadet. (a / an the)
Ans : an
He does not trust ———- friends he has. (few /a few /the few)
Ans :the few
A busy person has ——- time to waste. (little/a little/the little)
Ans : little

F. H.S.L.C. 2001
He gave me ——– one rupee note. (the /an /a)
Ans:a
Can you lend me ——– books ? (few/ a few/ the few)
Ans: a few
He is ——- older than his wife. (more/much/many)
Ans: much
He will stay here for ——- while. (a little/ little / the little)
Ans: a little
———- of the boys has done his work. (every /some /each)
Ans: each
She has ——- things to do. (lots of / much /most)
Ans: lots of

G H.S.L.C. 2002
I can not give you ——- money (any/some/a little)
Ans:any
Our principal is a man of ——– words.(few/a few/the few)
Ans:few
She does not get ——– time for studies (many/much/some)
Ans:much
My brother is ——- N.C.C cadet. (a/an/the)
Ans:an
This story is —– interesting. (much/more/very)
Ans:very
He has to feed his family with ——- money he earns.(little/a little/the little)
Ans:the little

H. H.S.L.С. 2003
——— of their property was destroyed in the flood. (many / much / more)
Ans : much
He has to manage with ——– money he earns.(little /a little /the little)
Ans :the little
The is ——– European lady I was talking about.(a/an/the)
Ans :the
Many guests were invited, but only ——– turned up.(few /a few / the few)
Ans :a few
We found the house without ——— difficulty. (much /many / more)
Ans :much
Rajanikanta is called ——— Scott of Assam.(a / an / the)
Ans :the

I. H.S.L.C. 2004

This is ——– room I work in. (a/an/the)
Ans :the
——- of the apples were rotten. (many/much/more)
Ans :much
Only ——– of the applicants were suitable. (fewla few/the few).
Ans :a few
I expect only ——– encouragement from you.(little/a little/the little)
Ans :a little
The workers decided to form ——— union. (a/an/the)
Ans :a
Did you buy ——– bread today? (some/any/many)
Ans :any

J. H.S.L.C. 2005

Only ——- among the invitees turned up. (few/a few/the few)
Ans: a few
Do you have ——- books on astrology?(some/any)
Ans: any
You will have to manage with ——- money you have. (little/a little/the little)
Ans: the little
——-undergraduate cannot apply for that post.(a/an/the)
Ans:an
The society gives ——– respect to a thinker.(many/more/much)
Ans:much
This is not —— usual happening. (a/an/the)
Ans:the

K. HS.LC, 2006

That girl has ———- good qualities.(much/more/many)
Ans : many
Can you help me with ——– money?(little/a little/the little)
Ans : a little
Our Principal is a man of ——– words.(fewla few/the few)
Ans :few
Did you buy ——– oranges today?(any/some/many)
Ans :any
Our teacher gave us ——– useful advice.(many/more/much)
Ans :much
Kalidasa is ——— Shakespeare of India. (a/an/the)
Ans :the

L. H.S.L.C. 2007

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

M. H.S.L.С. 2008

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

N. H.S.L.C. 2009

He gave away ——- money he had to the beggar. (little/a little/ the little)
Ans :the little

Reading is ——– useful hobby. (a/an/the)
Ans : a

Only ——– of the candidates were suitable. (few/a few/ the few)
Ans :few

They won the match without ——– difficult.(much/more/many)
Ans :much

——– of the competitors will get a certificate. (Any/ Each/ Every)
Ans :Each

I don’t expect ——– help from them. (some/any/many)
Ans :any

О. Н.S. L. C. 2010

My brother is __ N. C. C. cadet. (a/an/the)
Ans : an

First read ——- books you have with you. (few/a few/the few)
Ans : the few

——- of the oranges were rotten. (many/more/ much)
Ans : much

Socrates gave ——— useful advice to his pupils.(many/much/more)
Ans : much

Hurry up! We have only ——- time left. (little/a little/ the little)
Ans : little

The workers decided to form ——— union.(a/an/the)
Ans : a

Р. Н.S.L.C. 2011

The painter is a man of ——– words. (few/a fewithe few)
Ans :Few
——– honorary secretary gets no salary for holding the post. (A/An/The)
Ans :An
——- of the candidates must produce her/his identity card. (Any/Every/Each)
Ans : Each
India won the match with ——– bit of luck. (little/a little/the little)
Ans :a little

Q. H.S.L.C. 2012

——- men are free from faults. (few/a few/the few)
Ans :few
——– hour has passed since he left us. (a/the/an)
Ans :an
——— of the students will be given a copy of the magazine. (every/each/any)
Ans :each
Please give me ——— money you have. (little/a little/the little)
Ans : the little

R. H.S.L.C. 2013

He will come back within ——- hour. (a/ an /the)
Ans :an
——– men are free from faults. (few/a fewl the few)
Ans :few
Leap year falls in ——– fourth year. (any/ everyleach)
Ans :every
———learning is a dangerous thing. (little /a little / the little)
Ans. little

S. H.S.L.C. 2014

I gave ——- one rupee note to the beggar. [a/an/the]
Ans. : a
My father is ——- older than my mother. [many/much/more]
Ans. :much
I buy ——– books every month. [few/the few/a few]
Ans. :a few
I need ——– money I have [little/a little/the little]
Ans. : the little

T. HSLC 2015
Please give me ——– time to finish the work. (little/a little/the little)
Then I will take you to ——– university. (a/an/the)
Ans. a little
Ans. the

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

V. H.S.L.C 2017
a. My brother is an _________ NCC Cadet.
b. We found the house without______difficulty.
c. He has to feed his family with______ money he earns.
d. Our Principal is a man of ______ words.
Ans. (a) an (b) much (c) the little (d) few

W. H.S.L.C 2018
a. ____ rich are not always unkind.
b. The principal gave the students____ sound advice.
c.Every school has ____ union of the students.
d.Is there _______ coffee left in the pot?
Ans. (a) The (b) much (c) a (d) any

X. H.S.L.C 2019
a. My brother had gone ____ hour ago.
b. A busy man has ____ time to waste.
c.The classes started after____ bell had rung.
d.__________ of their property was lost in the flood.
Ans. (a) an (b) little (c) the (d) much

16. Fill in the blanks with the right determiners:

(a) _______ rich are not always unkind.

Ans.

(b) The Principal gave the students ________ sound advice

Ans.

(c) Every school has ________ union of the students.

Ans.

(d) Is there _________ coffee left in the pot?

Ans.

H.S.L.C 2021

(a) —– water in this pot is not clean.

Ans. The

(b) Only ——- guests attended the function. 

Ans. a few

(c) Rajanikanta Bordoloi is called —— Scott of Assam.

Ans. the

(d) His brother is —— MA in English

Ans. an

H.S.L.C 2022

(a) Mr. Barua is a man of —— words.

Ans. few

(b) Ms Manisha married —— European gentleman.

Ans. a

(c) I want only —– encouragement from you.

Ans. a little

(d) —– of the participants will be given a certificate.

Ans. Each

3 COMMENTS

  1. Please check the answer of HSLC 2005
    This is not _____ usual happening.(a/an/the)
    The answer you gave is “the”. I doubt it.
    If I m wrong please feel free to correct me.

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