Exam Paper SSC CGL 2017 : Held on 17-08-2017 English Comprehension (Shift-1)

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Exam Paper SSC CGL 2017 : Held on 17-08-2017 (Shift-1)


(English Comprehension)


QID : 76 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

The view of the downstream (1)/ and directly down the (2)/ bridge was awesome. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4

Correct Answer: 2

QID : 77 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

His name was hardly (1)/ known out (2)/ his own country. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4

Correct Answer: 2

QID : 78 - In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

The fun ____________ reduced significantly when mom decided to tag along.

Options:

1) mark
2) sign
3) quotient
4) moment

Correct Answer: quotient

QID : 79 - In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

The shepherd guarded a large ________ of sheep and allowed them to move from pasture to pasture.

Options:

1) block
2) culture
3) shoal
4) flock

Correct Answer: flock

QID : 80 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Facsimile

Options:

1) Disparate
2) Replica
3) Peculiar
4) Contrast

Correct Answer: Replica

QID : 81 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Chauvinism

Options:

1) Neutral
2) Aloof
3) Zealotry
4) Evenhanded

Correct Answer: Zealotry

QID : 82 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Melody

Options:

1) Chant
2) Lyric
3) Cacophony
4) Inflection

Correct Answer: Cacophony

QID : 83 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Diffident

Options:

1) Bashful
2) Demure
3) Aggressive
4) Meek

Correct Answer: Aggressive

QID : 84 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To have a finger in every pie

Options:

1) To Fight with everybody
2) To be involved in a large and varied number of activities or enterprises
3) To make fun of everybody
4) To leave every job unfinished

Correct Answer: To be involved in a large and varied number of activities or enterprises

QID : 85 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To make up one's mind

Options:

1) To be prepared for unfavourable outcomes
2) To make a decision; decide
3) To overcome intense grief
4) To psyche oneself into believing that the task at hand is not impossible

Correct Answer: To make a decision; decide

QID : 86 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select "no improvement".

We might (have doing) something to help you.

Options:

1) having to do
2) has done
3) have done
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: have done

QID : 87 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select "no improvement".

He (to be) positively rude.

Options:

1) was being
2) were being
3) being
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: was being

QID : 88 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

Distorted representation of something

Options:

1) Travesty
2) Solemnity
3) Seriousness
4) Gravity

Correct Answer: Travesty

QID : 89 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

A feeling of intense longing for something

Options:

1) Yearning
2) Apathy
3) Satiety
4) Gratification

Correct Answer: Yearning

QID : 90 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) Perverted
2) Pervirted
3) Parverted
4) Parvirted

Correct Answer: Perverted

QID : 91 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) Blandnes
2) Blandeness
3) Blandenes
4) Blandness

Correct Answer: Blandness

QID : 92 - The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

The burning sun

X-our very 
Y-seemed to be sucking
Z-blood out of us

Options:

1) XZY
2) XYZ
3) ZYX
4) YXZ

Correct Answer: YXZ

QID : 93 - The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

I hear the sound

X-his tool raised 
Y-of the blow while I see 
Z-above his head

Options:

1) XZY
2) XYZ
3) YXZ
4) ZYX

Correct Answer: YXZ

QID : 94 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

The tutor always answers the students' questions.

Options:

1) The students' questions is always answered by the tutor.
2) Questions answered by the tutor are by the students.
3) The students' questions are always answered by the tutor.
4) Questions answered by the tutor is by the students.

Correct Answer: The students' questions are always answered by the tutor.

QID : 95 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Mother said, "Will you tell me what it means, Pritam?"

Options:

1) Mother asked Pritam if he will tell her what it meant.
2) Mother asked Pritam that he would tell her what it meant.
3) Mother asked Pritam if he would tell her what it meant.
4) Mother asked Pritam that he will tell her what it meant.

Correct Answer: Mother asked Pritam if he would tell her what it meant.

QID : 96 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Prebiotics are the lesser-known gut-health promoters which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut. "We found that dietary prebiotics can improve non-REM (random eye movement) sleep, as well as REM sleep after a stressful event," said Robert Thompson, a PhD researcher at University of Colorado Boulder in the U.S. Prebiotics are dietary fibres found naturally in foods like artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions.

When beneficial bacteria digest prebiotic fibre, they not only multiply, improving overall gut health, but they also release metabolic by-products. Researchers fed three-week-old male rats a diet of either standard chow or chow that included prebiotics. They then monitored the rats' body temperature, gut bacteria and sleep-wake cycles — using electroencephalogram (EEG), or brain activity testing over time. Findings revealed that the rats on the prebiotic diet spent more time in non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) sleep, which is restful and restorative, than those on the non-prebiotic diet.

What are prebiotics?

Options:

1) Dietary fibres
2) Bacteria
3) Foods like artichokes
4) Gut microbiota

Correct Answer: Dietary fibres

QID : 97 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Prebiotics are the lesser-known gut-health promoters which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut. "We found that dietary prebiotics can improve non-REM (random eye movement) sleep, as well as REM sleep after a stressful event," said Robert Thompson, a PhD researcher at University of Colorado Boulder in the U.S. Prebiotics are dietary fibres found naturally in foods like artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions.

When beneficial bacteria digest prebiotic fibre, they not only multiply, improving overall gut health, but they also release metabolic by-products. Researchers fed three-week-old male rats a diet of either standard chow or chow that included prebiotics. They then monitored the rats' body temperature, gut bacteria and sleep-wake cycles — using electroencephalogram (EEG), or brain activity testing over time. Findings revealed that the rats on the prebiotic diet spent more time in non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) sleep, which is restful and restorative, than those on the non-prebiotic diet.

What type of sleep is restorative?

Options:

1) NREM
2) REM
3) EEG
4) ECG

Correct Answer: NREM

QID : 98 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Prebiotics are the lesser-known gut-health promoters which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut. "We found that dietary prebiotics can improve non-REM (random eye movement) sleep, as well as REM sleep after a stressful event," said Robert Thompson, a PhD researcher at University of Colorado Boulder in the U.S. Prebiotics are dietary fibres found naturally in foods like artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions.

When beneficial bacteria digest prebiotic fibre, they not only multiply, improving overall gut health, but they also release metabolic by-products. Researchers fed three-week-old male rats a diet of either standard chow or chow that included prebiotics. They then monitored the rats' body temperature, gut bacteria and sleep-wake cycles — using electroencephalogram (EEG), or brain activity testing over time. Findings revealed that the rats on the prebiotic diet spent more time in non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) sleep, which is restful and restorative, than those on the non-prebiotic diet.

How are metabolic by-products released?

Options:

1) When good bacteria help sleep
2) When good bacteria digest dietary fibres
3) When gut becomes rich in nutrients
4) After recovery from stress due to sleep

Correct Answer: When good bacteria digest dietary fibres

QID : 99 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Prebiotics are the lesser-known gut-health promoters which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut. "We found that dietary prebiotics can improve non-REM (random eye movement) sleep, as well as REM sleep after a stressful event," said Robert Thompson, a PhD researcher at University of Colorado Boulder in the U.S. Prebiotics are dietary fibres found naturally in foods like artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions.

When beneficial bacteria digest prebiotic fibre, they not only multiply, improving overall gut health, but they also release metabolic by-products. Researchers fed three-week-old male rats a diet of either standard chow or chow that included prebiotics. They then monitored the rats' body temperature, gut bacteria and sleep-wake cycles — using electroencephalogram (EEG), or brain activity testing over time. Findings revealed that the rats on the prebiotic diet spent more time in non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) sleep, which is restful and restorative, than those on the non-prebiotic diet.

How can sleep wake cycles be monitored?

Options:

1) By testing brain power
2) By allowing REM and NREM sleep
3) By using EEG
4) By recording body temperature

Correct Answer: By using EEG

QID : 100 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

Prebiotics are the lesser-known gut-health promoters which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut. "We found that dietary prebiotics can improve non-REM (random eye movement) sleep, as well as REM sleep after a stressful event," said Robert Thompson, a PhD researcher at University of Colorado Boulder in the U.S. Prebiotics are dietary fibres found naturally in foods like artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions.

When beneficial bacteria digest prebiotic fibre, they not only multiply, improving overall gut health, but they also release metabolic by-products. Researchers fed three-week-old male rats a diet of either standard chow or chow that included prebiotics. They then monitored the rats' body temperature, gut bacteria and sleep-wake cycles — using electroencephalogram (EEG), or brain activity testing over time. Findings revealed that the rats on the prebiotic diet spent more time in non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM) sleep, which is restful and restorative, than those on the non-prebiotic diet.

What is chow?

Options:

1) Type of dietary fibre
2) A class of nutrients
3) Rat food
4) Sleep enhancer

Correct Answer: Rat food