English Subject Practice Sets for SSC CGL Tier-1 : 2018 (SET - 3)
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(SET - 3)
Directions(1-5): In each of the following questions, find out which part of the sentence has an error. If there is no mistake, the answer is ‘No error’.
He ran so fastly
that he was able to overtake
the escaping thief.
I revenged on Subhash
for the wrong
he had done to me.
It has been my dearest wish
for the past five years to
open a school for the tiny tots.
He never has and
never will take such
We responded favourable to
the call of our leader and
started our work immediately.
Q6. In the question, four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.
Q7. In the question, four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is wrongly spelt. Find the wrongly spelt word.
Direction(8-10): In the question, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part (1), (2), (3) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, mark your answer as (4).
Q8. Nightclubs are open far into night.
far into the night
into the night far
into far night
Q9. He is somehow tall for his age.
Q10. Why should you be despaired of your success of your undertaking?
you despair of the success of your undertaking
you despair of success of undertaking
you be despaired of the success of your undertaking
Direction(11-13): In the question, four alternatives are given for the meaning of the given idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Q11. This incident calls for immediate intervention, but the
authority seems to be dragging its feet.
issuing a show-cause notice
deliberating stern action
contemplating a trial
tardy or reluctant to act
Q12. The players stormed out of the stadium after a hot-headed game.
crept out through a different exit
went out meekly
went out showing their anger
went out breaking things on their way
Q13. The mention of her former husband’s name still makes Rita foam at the mouth.
Directions(14-16): Fill in the blanks with appropriate word to form a meaningful sentence.
Q14. Hamlet wanted to ………… the death of his father who was treacherously killed by his mother’s lover.
Q15. On account of the dearth of grass on the arid plains the cattle became ………
Q16. People who have an ……….. reputation are often avoided by the rest.
Directions(17 & 18): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word that is your answer.
Directions(19 & 20): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the opposite meaning of the given word.
Q20. Cognizant :
Directions(21-25): Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
A computer virus is a type of malware that, when executed, replicated by inserting copies of itself into other computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of the hard drive sector of the hard drive. However, not all viruses carry a destructive payload or attempt to hide themselves¬ the defining characteristic of viruses is that they are self replicating computer programs which install themselves without the user's consent. Virus writers use social engineering and exploit detailed knowledge of security vulnerabilities to gain access to their host's computing resources. The vast majority of viruses (over 99%) target systems running Microsoft Windows employing a variety of mechanisms to infect new hosts, and often using complex anti¬detection/stealth strategies to evade antivirus software. Motives for creating viruses can include seeking profit, desire to send a political message, personal amusement, to demonstrate that a vulnerability exists in software, for sabotage and denial of service, or simply because they wish to explore artificial life and evolutionary algorithms.
Q21. How do virus writers gain access to computing resources
By using social engineering.
By affecting computing networks
By executing malwares
By employing a variety of mechanisms
Q22. The vast majority of viruses evade antivirus software by:
using complex anti¬detection/stealth strategies
exploiting detailed knowledge of security vulnerabilities
inserting copies of itself into programs
targeting Microsoft Windows systems
Q23. What is one of the motives of creating viruses ?
To corrupt hard drives
To exploit security knowledge
To sabotage and deny service
To gain access to classified files
Q24. What is the synonym of vulnerability in the passage?
Q25. What is the defining characteristic of a computer virus ?
Its ability to hide itself.
Its ability to self replicate
Its ability to execute programs
Its ability to affect the computer system.
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