Exam Paper SSC CGL 2017 : Held on 19-08-2017 English Comprehension (Shift-1)

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Exam Paper SSC CGL 2017 : Held on 19-08-2017 (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'.

Several great battles (1)/ took place among (2)/ the British and the Americans. (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'.

The stream gurgled (1)/ contentedly as it (2)/ slowed to rounding the bend. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 3

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 criminal changed his name to an ___________ in order to elude the police.

Options:

1) alternative
2) alias
3) option
4) untrue

Correct Answer: alias

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 ___________ my husband and I had was so loud it woke our children.

Options:

1) quarrel
2) coral
3) moral
4) laurel

Correct Answer: quarrel

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

Litter

Options:

1) Trash
2) Order
3) Possess
4) System

Correct Answer: Trash

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

Obliterate

Options:

1) Construct
2) Annihilate
3) Revive
4) Initiate

Correct Answer: Annihilate

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

Scrimp

Options:

1) Skimp
2) Conserve
3) Squander
4) Curtail

Correct Answer: Squander

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

Guzzle

Options:

1) Carouse
2) Starve
3) Imbibe
4) Quaff

Correct Answer: Starve

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

To heave a sigh of relief

Options:

1) To ecome very tired with routine or boring work
2) To suddenly feel very happy because something unpleasant has not happened or has ended
3) To Feel extremely sad over someone else's misfortune
4) To Feel silent anger over real or perceived injustice

Correct Answer: To suddenly feel very happy because something unpleasant has not happened or has ended

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

To be on cloud nine

Options:

1) To extremely happy
2) To feely lucky
3) To experience the feeling of being intoxicated
4) To make one last attempt

Correct Answer: To extremely happy

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".

She was uneasy because she (never be) on a plane before.

Options:

1) had never been
2) never been
3) is never been
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: had never been

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".

No one knows how he escaped (dash) to pieces.

Options:

1) being dash
2) being dashed
3) dashed
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: being dashed

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

The upward force that a fluid exerts on a body floating in it

Options:

1) Upthrust
2) Plunge
3) Submerge
4) Capsize

Correct Answer: Upthrust

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

The use of irony to mock or convey contempt

Options:

1) Sanction
2) Flatter
3) Compliment
4) Sarcasm

Correct Answer: Sarcasm

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) Threashing
2) Thrasheing
3) Threasheing
4) Thrashing

Correct Answer: Thrashing

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) Conssensus
2) Consenssus
3) Consensus
4) Conssenssus

Correct Answer: Consensus

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.

As for ourselves, we

X-combing our hair 
Y-a good wash and 
Z-were contented with

Options:

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

Correct Answer: ZYX

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.

If there is a

X-corresponding sensation
Y-kind, there has to be a
Z-change in brain activity of a certain

Options:

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

Correct Answer: ZYX

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 fire destroyed the whole neighbourhood.

Options:

1) The whole neighbourhood is destroyed by the fire.
2) The whole neighbourhood was destroyed by the fire.
3) The whole neighbourhood was being destroyed by the fire.
4) The whole neighbourhood is being destroyed by the fire.

Correct Answer: The whole neighbourhood was destroyed by the fire.

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.

The accused said to the judge, "Let me meet my children before I die, sir."

Options:

1) The accused requests the judge to let him meet his children before he died.
2) The accused requested the judge to let him meet his children before he died.
3) The accused begs the judge to allow him to meet his children before he dies.
4) The accused begged the judge to let him meet his children before he dies.

Correct Answer: The accused requested the judge to let him meet his children before he died.

QID : 96 - 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.

"Jim Crow" shuns the mountains for reasons satisfactory to himself; not so the magpie, the raven, and __________ mischief-maker, Clark's nutcracker. All of which keeps the bird-lover from the East in an ecstasy of surprises until he has _____________ accustomed to his changed environment. One cannot help ___________ into the speculative mood in view of the sharp contrasts ______________ the birds of the East and _________ of the West.

magpie, the raven, and __________ mischief-maker, Clark's nutcracker.

Options:

1) what
2) it
3) that
4) there

Correct Answer: that

QID : 97 - 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.

"Jim Crow" shuns the mountains for reasons satisfactory to himself; not so the magpie, the raven, and __________ mischief-maker, Clark's nutcracker. All of which keeps the bird-lover from the East in an ecstasy of surprises until he has _____________ accustomed to his changed environment. One cannot help ___________ into the speculative mood in view of the sharp contrasts ______________ the birds of the East and _________ of the West.

until he has _____________ accustomed to his changed environment.

Options:

1) became
2) becomes
3) to be
4) become

Correct Answer: become

QID : 98 - 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.

"Jim Crow" shuns the mountains for reasons satisfactory to himself; not so the magpie, the raven, and __________ mischief-maker, Clark's nutcracker. All of which keeps the bird-lover from the East in an ecstasy of surprises until he has _____________ accustomed to his changed environment. One cannot help ___________ into the speculative mood in view of the sharp contrasts ______________ the birds of the East and _________ of the West.

One cannot help ___________ into the speculative mood

Options:

1) to fall
2) fallen
3) falling
4) fell

Correct Answer: falling

QID : 99 - 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.

"Jim Crow" shuns the mountains for reasons satisfactory to himself; not so the magpie, the raven, and __________ mischief-maker, Clark's nutcracker. All of which keeps the bird-lover from the East in an ecstasy of surprises until he has _____________ accustomed to his changed environment. One cannot help ___________ into the speculative mood in view of the sharp contrasts ______________ the birds of the East and _________ of the West.

in view of the sharp contrasts ______________

Options:

1) beside
2) beneath
3) between
4) below

Correct Answer: between

QID : 100 - 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.

"Jim Crow" shuns the mountains for reasons satisfactory to himself; not so the magpie, the raven, and __________ mischief-maker, Clark's nutcracker. All of which keeps the bird-lover from the East in an ecstasy of surprises until he has _____________ accustomed to his changed environment. One cannot help ___________ into the speculative mood in view of the sharp contrasts ______________ the birds of the East and _________ of the West.

the birds of the East and _________ of the West.

Options:

1) whose
2) this
3) those
4) whom

Correct Answer: those