SSC CGL Exam Paper : Held on 21-08-2017 Shift-3 (English Comprehension)

Exam Paper SSC CGL - 2017


(English Comprehension)


QID : 276 - 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'.

I took the shortest (1)/ way through the (2)/ little park close the palace. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 3

QID : 277 - 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'.

As it came to a stop (1)/ the conductor called (2)/ overin a loud voice. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 3

QID : 278 - 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.

Moving to the city was eye-__________ for the straitlaced country girl.

Options:

1) clearing
2) freeing
3) saving
4) opening

Correct Answer: opening

QID : 279 - 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.

With a blood test, a physician was able to ___________ the woman's pregnancy.

Options:

1) term
2) confirm
3) firm
4) confer

Correct Answer: confirm

QID : 280 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Exemption

Options:

1) Immunity
2) Accountability
3) Liability
4) Responsibility

Correct Answer: Immunity

QID : 281 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Perverse

Options:

1) Agreeable
2) Nefarious
3) Compliant
4) Willing

Correct Answer: Nefarious

QID : 282 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

To maneuver

Options:

1) To manipulate
2) To proceed
3) To cease
4) To machinate

Correct Answer: To cease

QID : 283 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

To avert

Options:

1) To aid
2) To deter
3) To forestall
4) To preclude

Correct Answer: To aid

QID : 284 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To go to somebody's head

Options:

1) To have a huge ego
2) To complain to the highest authority
3) To make someone dizzy or slightly drunk
4) To arrive at the central point of the topic

Correct Answer: To make someone dizzy or slightly drunk

QID : 285 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To make amends

Options:

1) To make new friends
2) To feel guilty for something you have not done
3) To compensate
4) To make flimsy excuses

Correct Answer: To compensate

QID : 286 - 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".

Why should we (bothered)?

Options:

1) bother
2) bothering
3) to bother
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: bother

QID : 287 - 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 absolutely must (seen) him, however painful it may be for me.

Options:

1) saw
2) seeing
3) see
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: see

QID : 288 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

To move back and forth or sideways

Options:

1) Sojourn
2) Tarriance
3) Traverse
4) Breather

Correct Answer: Traverse

QID : 289 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

The remains of something that has been badly damaged

Options:

1) Pristine
2) Immaculate
3) Wreckage
4) Sterile

Correct Answer: Wreckage

QID : 290 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) Mutiniers
2) Muteneers
3) Muteniers
4) Mutineers

Correct Answer: Mutineers

QID : 291 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) Obeisance
2) Obeisanse
3) Obesance
4) Obesanse

Correct Answer: Obeisance

QID : 292 - 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.

Our only enemies were

X-heat, thirst, and flies, but far 
Y-from man or beast than that awful trinity
Z-rather would I have faced any danger

Options:

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

Correct Answer: XZY

QID : 293 - 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.

Thus, I stand on a

X-hill and watch a labourer 
Y-upon the distant railway 
Z-striking with his sledge

Options:

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

Correct Answer: XZY

QID : 294 - 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 painter painted the entire bungalow.

Options:

1) The entire bungalow is painted by the painter.
2) Painting of the entire bungalow was done by the painter.
3) The entire bungalow was painted by the painter.
4) Painting of the entire bungalow is done by the painter.

Correct Answer: The entire bungalow was painted by the painter.

QID : 295 - 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 teacher said, "Nobody can solve the problem."

Options:

1) The teacher said that nobody can solve the problem.
2) The teacher said that nobody should solve the problem.
3) The teacher said that somebody can solve the problem.
4) The teacher said that nobody could solve the problem.

Correct Answer: The teacher said that nobody could solve the problem.

QID : 296 - 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.

Manja, or the glass-coated string used for flying kites, not only poses threat to humans, animals and birds but also to trees. A study by the country's oldest botanical garden has revealed that it poses a great threat to trees. But how can a snapped string struck in a tree kill the tree? Apparently, it does so by allying with the creepers in the garden.

A research paper by three scientists of the Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, located in West Bengal's Howrah district, illustrates in detail how the manja, in collusion with climbers, does the damage. "The abandoned, torn kite strings act as an excellent primary supporting platform for the tender climbers, giving easy passage to reach the top of the trees. Lateral branches from the top of the climber and other accessory branches from the ground reaches the top taking support of the first climber, completely covers the treetop, thus inhibiting the penetration of sunlight," says the research paper.

Abandoned, torn kite strings stuck in trees benefits whom?

Options:

1) Humans
2) Creepers
3) Birds
4) Trees

Correct Answer: Creepers

QID : 297 - 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.

Manja, or the glass-coated string used for flying kites, not only poses threat to humans, animals and birds but also to trees. A study by the country's oldest botanical garden has revealed that it poses a great threat to trees. But how can a snapped string struck in a tree kill the tree? Apparently, it does so by allying with the creepers in the garden.

A research paper by three scientists of the Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, located in West Bengal's Howrah district, illustrates in detail how the manja, in collusion with climbers, does the damage. "The abandoned, torn kite strings act as an excellent primary supporting platform for the tender climbers, giving easy passage to reach the top of the trees. Lateral branches from the top of the climber and other accessory branches from the ground reaches the top taking support of the first climber, completely covers the treetop, thus inhibiting the penetration of sunlight," says the research paper.

How many scientists contributed to a study by country's oldest botanical gardens on how manja can kill a tree?

Options:

1) Two
2) Three
3) Five
4) Four

Correct Answer: Three

QID : 298 - 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.

Manja, or the glass-coated string used for flying kites, not only poses threat to humans, animals and birds but also to trees. A study by the country's oldest botanical garden has revealed that it poses a great threat to trees. But how can a snapped string struck in a tree kill the tree? Apparently, it does so by allying with the creepers in the garden.

A research paper by three scientists of the Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, located in West Bengal's Howrah district, illustrates in detail how the manja, in collusion with climbers, does the damage. "The abandoned, torn kite strings act as an excellent primary supporting platform for the tender climbers, giving easy passage to reach the top of the trees. Lateral branches from the top of the climber and other accessory branches from the ground reaches the top taking support of the first climber, completely covers the treetop, thus inhibiting the penetration of sunlight," says the research paper.

How can a tree be killed by a creeper?

Options:

1) By blocking its access to sunlight
2) By wrapping its tentacles around its branches
3) By sucking away the nutrients
4) By secreting toxic chemicals

Correct Answer: By blocking its access to sunlight

QID : 299 - 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.

Manja, or the glass-coated string used for flying kites, not only poses threat to humans, animals and birds but also to trees. A study by the country's oldest botanical garden has revealed that it poses a great threat to trees. But how can a snapped string struck in a tree kill the tree? Apparently, it does so by allying with the creepers in the garden.

A research paper by three scientists of the Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, located in West Bengal's Howrah district, illustrates in detail how the manja, in collusion with climbers, does the damage. "The abandoned, torn kite strings act as an excellent primary supporting platform for the tender climbers, giving easy passage to reach the top of the trees. Lateral branches from the top of the climber and other accessory branches from the ground reaches the top taking support of the first climber, completely covers the treetop, thus inhibiting the penetration of sunlight," says the research paper.

What would be the acronym for India's oldest botanical garden?

Options:

1) AJCBIBG
2) AJCBBGI
3) AJBCIBG
4) AJBCBGI

Correct Answer: AJCBIBG

QID : 300 - 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.

Manja, or the glass-coated string used for flying kites, not only poses threat to humans, animals and birds but also to trees. A study by the country's oldest botanical garden has revealed that it poses a great threat to trees. But how can a snapped string struck in a tree kill the tree? Apparently, it does so by allying with the creepers in the garden.

A research paper by three scientists of the Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, located in West Bengal's Howrah district, illustrates in detail how the manja, in collusion with climbers, does the damage. "The abandoned, torn kite strings act as an excellent primary supporting platform for the tender climbers, giving easy passage to reach the top of the trees. Lateral branches from the top of the climber and other accessory branches from the ground reaches the top taking support of the first climber, completely covers the treetop, thus inhibiting the penetration of sunlight," says the research paper.

What gives easy passage to 'climbers' to top of the trees?

Options:

1) Creepers
2) Torn kites
3) Lateral branches
4) Manja

Correct Answer: Manja

Poll

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