English Subject Practice Sets for SSC CGL Tier-1 : 2018 (SET - 1)
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(SET - 1)
Direction (1-3): Find out which part of a sentence has an error and mark the answer corresponding to the appropriate letter (A, B, C). If a sentence is free from errors, mark (D) as the answer.
the pacific last winter.
Q2. Henry asked his wife what had she prepared for dinner that night
Henry asked his wife
what had she prepared
for dinner that night
By the time
we got our tickets and entered the theatre,
the show was already begun.
Directions (4-6): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Q4. An underhand device resorted to in order to justify misconduct
Q5. Detaining and confining someone
Q6. Opinion contrary to accepted doctrines.
Direction (7-8): Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
Directions (9-10): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Directions (11-12): In the question below, a sentence is given with an idiom (underlined). Four possible meanings of the idiom are also given. Identify the correct meaning.
Q11. If the MCH approves the redevelopment scheme, they will start demolition with a vengeance.
without any emotion
with great intensity
Q12. The car hit by a truck coming from the opposite direction turned turtle.
To go fast
Turn upside down
Directions (13-14): In the following question groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word
Directions (15-17): Each sentence below has one blank, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are four words. Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
Q15. The miser gazed …………. at the pile of gold coins in front of him.
Q16. A man who commits a wrong, may be required to.......his property as a penalty.
Q17. Though Bonsai, a well-known art form, originated in China, it was ………. by the Japanese.
Directions (18-20): In the question, a sentence or part of a sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (1), (2) and (3), which may improve the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (4).
Q18. The hosts were taken aback when many guests who had been invited did not turn up for the party.
Q19. He lives far from the station.
off the station
a long way from the station
away from the station
Q20. We do not believe in a dual policy of the company.
in these dual
in this dual
on these dual
Directions (20-25: )You have a passage with 5 questions following. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives. The desert floras shame us with their cheerful adaptations to the seasonal limitations. Their whole duty is to flower and fruit, and they do it hardly or with tropical luxuriance, as the rain admits. It is recorded in the report of the Death Valley expedition that after a year of abundant rains, on the Colorado desert as found a specimen of Amaranths ten feet high. A year later the same species in the same place matured in the drought at four inches. Seldom does the desert herb attain the full stature of the type. Extreme aridity and extreme altitude have the same dwarfing effect, so that we find in the high Sierras and in Death Valley related species in miniature that reach a comely growth in mean temperatures. Very fertile are the desert plants in expedients to prevent evaporation, turning their foliage edge-wise toward the sun, growing silky hairs, exuding thick gum. The wind, which has a long sweep, harries and helps them. It rolls up dunes about the stocky stems, encompassing and protective, and above the dunes, which may be, as with the mesquite, three times as high as a man, the blossoming twigs flourish and bear fruit.
Q21. What stops the desert floras from performing their duty well?
the people who pluck them
the desert sand
the desert animals
Q22. What lesson do the desert floras have to teach us?
how to grow with grace
how to live a long time
how to adapt to limitations
how to grow in dry places
Q23. The desert plants face the danger of ______ from extreme aridity and extreme altitude.
loss of reproduction
Q24. How does the wind help the desert floras to grow?
by blowing the heat away
by blowing the clouds away
by blowing gently
by rolling up protective sand dunes
25. The mesquite is a ______.
a type of desert animal
a sand dune
a tribe of people
a desert flora
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