Exam Paper SSC CGL 2017 : Held on 17-08-2017 English Comprehension (Shift-2)

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Exam Paper SSC CGL 2017 : Held on 17-08-2017 (Shift-2)


(English Comprehension)


QID : 176 - 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'.

Water was dripping (1)/ of the trees, and (2)/ the grass was wet. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 2

QID : 177 - 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'.

Pravin sat up on the (1)/ sofa, with his legs (2)/ tucked down him. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 3

QID : 178 - 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.

At night, the hungry orphan would sneak into the kitchen and __________ tiny amounts of food

Options:

1) prefer
2) lifter
3) differ
4) pilfer

Correct Answer: pilfer

QID : 179 - 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.

As the only ________ person in the wacky family, the sensible girl felt like the odd woman out.

Options:

1) insane
2) vain
3) sane
4) main

Correct Answer: sane

QID : 180 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Piquancy

Options:

1) Bland
2) Flavouring
3) Insipid
4) Tedious

Correct Answer: Flavouring

QID : 181 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

To Confront

Options:

1) To Avoid
2) To Dodge
3) To Yield
4) To Accost

Correct Answer: To Accost

QID : 182 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Savant

Options:

1) Amateur
2) Academic
3) Pundit
4) Egghead

Correct Answer: Amateur

QID : 183 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

To Indict

Options:

1) To Arraign
2) To Censure
3) To Exonerate
4) To Impeach

Correct Answer: To Exonerate

QID : 184 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To Have bitten off more than you can chew

Options:

1) To eat voraciously and then fall sick
2) To behave disrespectfully towards elders and then repent the act
3) To have tried to do something which is too difficult
4) To have missed a golden opportunity and after that willing to put twice the effort to recover the loss

Correct Answer: To have tried to do something which is too difficult

QID : 185 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Out of print

Options:

1) Not able to print due to being short on paper
2) A book no longer available from the publisher
3) Intentionally not mention some items in the article or book
4) All publishers refuse to publish your book

Correct Answer: A book no longer available from the publisher

QID : 186 - 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".

I'm (having to) too much fun.

Options:

1) having
2) had
3) has
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: having

QID : 187 - 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".

What would the cavalry (doing) out here?

Options:

1) be doing
2) be done
3) done
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: be doing

QID : 188 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

In exactly the same words as were used originally

Options:

1) Verbatim
2) Offbeat
3) Divergent
4) Contrary

Correct Answer: Verbatim

QID : 189 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

A person inclined to question or doubt accepted opinions

Options:

1) Adherent
2) Sceptic
3) Zealot
4) Disciple

Correct Answer: Sceptic

QID : 190 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) Ditheering
2) Dethering
3) Dithering
4) Detheering

Correct Answer: Dithering

QID : 191 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) Throtled
2) Throttlede
3) Throtlede
4) Throttled

Correct Answer: Throttled

QID : 192 - 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.

Children are sensitive

X-to what happens around them and are
Y-enthusiastic about working on
Z-plays that reflect their lives

Options:

1) ZYX
2) XYZ
3) ZXY
4) YZX

Correct Answer: XYZ

QID : 193 - 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.

But this does not mean

X-phenomena to the body 
Y-is a meaningless expression 
Z-that the reference of mental

Options:

1) YZX
2) ZXY
3) YXZ
4) XZY

Correct Answer: ZXY

QID : 194 - 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 travel agent is making all the reservations.

Options:

1) All the reservations is made by the travel agent.
2) All the reserving will be made by the travel agent.
3) All the reservations are being made by the travel agent.
4) All the reserving is made by the travel agent.

Correct Answer: All the reservations are being made by the travel agent.

QID : 195 - 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.

He said to the dentist, "I have a toothache."

Options:

1) He told the dentist that I have a toothache.
2) He told the dentist that he had gotten a toothache.
3) He told the dentist that he had a toothache.
4) He told the dentist that I have a gotten toothache.

Correct Answer: He told the dentist that he had a toothache.

QID : 196 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

The Trikonasana, or triangle pose, stimulates the function of the entire body and _____________ a lateral (side) stretch to the spine. It helps reduce blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. Practise this asana every day and you'll _________ strength in the ankles, thighs, knees, hips, calves and hamstrings. All standing poses __________the cardiovascular system, so the more you do it, the ________ your stamina will become. The aim is never to overdo it, but to engage regularly, __________ that you get stronger and more stable over time.

function of the entire body and _____________ a lateral (side) stretch

Options:

1) given
2) gave
3) to give
4) gives

Correct Answer: gives

QID : 197 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

The Trikonasana, or triangle pose, stimulates the function of the entire body and _____________ a lateral (side) stretch to the spine. It helps reduce blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. Practise this asana every day and you'll _________ strength in the ankles, thighs, knees, hips, calves and hamstrings. All standing poses __________the cardiovascular system, so the more you do it, the ________ your stamina will become. The aim is never to overdo it, but to engage regularly, __________ that you get stronger and more stable over time.

you'll _________ strength in the ankles, thighs, knees, hips

Options:

1) gaining
2) gain
3) gained
4) to gain

Correct Answer: gain

QID : 198 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

The Trikonasana, or triangle pose, stimulates the function of the entire body and _____________ a lateral (side) stretch to the spine. It helps reduce blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. Practise this asana every day and you'll _________ strength in the ankles, thighs, knees, hips, calves and hamstrings. All standing poses __________the cardiovascular system, so the more you do it, the ________ your stamina will become. The aim is never to overdo it, but to engage regularly, __________ that you get stronger and more stable over time.

All standing poses __________the cardiovascular system

Options:

1) built
2) build
3) building
4) to build

Correct Answer: build

QID : 199 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

The Trikonasana, or triangle pose, stimulates the function of the entire body and _____________ a lateral (side) stretch to the spine. It helps reduce blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. Practise this asana every day and you'll _________ strength in the ankles, thighs, knees, hips, calves and hamstrings. All standing poses __________the cardiovascular system, so the more you do it, the ________ your stamina will become. The aim is never to overdo it, but to engage regularly, __________ that you get stronger and more stable over time.

so the more you do it, the ________ your stamina.

Options:

1) best
2) better
3) good
4) too good

Correct Answer: better

QID : 200 - In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

The Trikonasana, or triangle pose, stimulates the function of the entire body and _____________ a lateral (side) stretch to the spine. It helps reduce blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. Practise this asana every day and you'll _________ strength in the ankles, thighs, knees, hips, calves and hamstrings. All standing poses __________the cardiovascular system, so the more you do it, the ________ your stamina will become. The aim is never to overdo it, but to engage regularly, __________ that you get stronger and more stable over time.

to engage regularly, __________ that you get stronger and more stable

Options:

1) if
2) of
3) so
4) to

Correct Answer: so