SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 03 July 2017" Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 03 July 2017" Shift-1

(English Comprehension)

QID : 151 - 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'.
 
Three summons have been (1)/ issued by the district court (2)/ but he has not turned up yet. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 152 - 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'.
 
Her aunt didn't (1)/ give me (2)/ a minute of peace. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
QID : 153 - 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'.
 
Aayushi has come (1)/ here to do a master (2)/ degree in Social Work. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 154 - 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'.
 
There is no money in (1)/ the bank in Rajesh's and (2)/ Reena's joint account. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 4
 
QID : 155 - 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'.
 
This master book concludes with pages (1)/ that contain lists of all (2)/ MBA colleges across India. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 156 - 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 man felt _____ when he got to know that he had been cheated.
Options:
1) worried
2) horrified
3) humiliated
4) disgraced
Correct Answer: humiliated
 
QID : 157 - 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 chairman _____ the company's funds, so he was dismissed.
Options:
1) pirated
2) misplaced
3) misappropriated
4) enticed
Correct Answer: misappropriated
 
QID : 158 - 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.
 
Rohan yelled _____ her and she hastily retreated.
Options:
1) towards
2) to
3) on
4) at
Correct Answer: at
 
QID : 159 - 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.
 
He stood _____ Ankita, but could not utter a single word for quite some time.
Options:
1) to
2) for
3) before
4) towards
Correct Answer: before
 
QID : 160 - 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.
 
We are all accountable _____ team leader for our work on this project.
Options:
1) of
2) with
3) for
4) to
Correct Answer: to
 
QID : 161 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
 
Malevolent
Options:
1) confused
2) despiteful
3) frugal
4) sedate
Correct Answer: despiteful
 
QID : 162 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
 
Querulous
Options:
1) grouchy
2) delusion
3) belittle
4) indecent
Correct Answer: grouchy
 
QID : 163 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
 
Meander
Options:
1) sanctify
2) barren
3) wander
4) futile
Correct Answer: wander
 
QID : 164 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
 
Fraternise
Options:
1) regulate
2) luxuriate
3) appreciate
4) associate
Correct Answer: associate
 
QID : 165 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
 
Ensconce
Options:
1) unveil
2) praise
3) reveal
4) conceal
Correct Answer: conceal
 
QID : 166 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
 
Obstinate
Options:
1) brighten
2) degrade
3) flexible
4) repel
Correct Answer: flexible
 
QID : 167 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
 
Decry
Options:
1) convict
2) reject
3) synthesis
4) praise
Correct Answer: praise
 
QID : 168 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
 
Hoarse
Options:
1) scanty
2) smooth
3) disperse
4) accept
Correct Answer: smooth
 
QID : 169 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
 
Debonair
Options:
1) cheerless
2) rational
3) inadequate
4) nigged
Correct Answer: cheerless
 
QID : 170 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
 
Suavity
Options:
1) pleasant
2) politeness
3) misbehavior
4) stupidity
Correct Answer: misbehavior
 
QID : 171 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
 
By fair means or foul
Options:
1) By any means
2) To make sense
3) Undecided controversial
4) To get puzzled
Correct Answer: By any means
 
QID : 172 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
 
Sword of Damocles
Options:
1) Life full of quarrels
2) Imminent danger
3) In a state of suspense and anxiety
4) Remain faithful to the cause
Correct Answer: Imminent danger
 
QID : 173 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
 
Out of elbows
Options:
1) By all means
2) Old
3) Poor
4) Forever
Correct Answer: Poor
 
QID : 174 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Pandora's box
Options:
1) Arguments for and against
2) To act dubiously
3) Popular
4) A prolific source of trouble
Correct Answer: A prolific source of trouble
 
QID : 175 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
 
A nig-nog
Options:
1) Watchful
2) Very old
3) A fool
4) Rich
Correct Answer: A fool
 
QID : 176 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
 
Hardly had I finished cooking dinner (before) Rajesh arrived.
Options:
1) when
2) then
3) while
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: when
 
QID : 177 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
 
I met the two boys, (whom I believe are) twins.
Options:
1) who I believe to be
2) who I believe are
3) who to my belief, are
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: who I believe are
 
QID : 178 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
 
Let's buy a new phone with the annual bonus, (can we)?
Options:
1) shall we
2) can't we
3) don't we
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: can't we
 
QID : 179 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
 
I have not written any letter to her since my brother (had died).
Options:
1) was died
2) died
3) has died
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: has died
 
QID : 180 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
 
Reyansh (gave) most of his time to music.
Options:
1) devoted
2) spent
3) lent
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: devoted
 
QID : 181 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
 
That which is morally dangerous
Options:
1) cadaverous
2) defalcation
3) sinecure
4) pestiferous
Correct Answer: pestiferous
 
QID : 182 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
 
A temple dedicated to all the gods
Options:
1) pantheon
2) kiln
3) scullery
4) cellar
Correct Answer: pantheon
 
QID : 183 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
 
That which cannot be satisfied
Options:
1) camouflage
2) insatiable
3) undecipherable
4) tenacious
Correct Answer: insatiable
 
QID : 184 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
 
Free from punishment
Options:
1) posterity
2) stoicism
3) impunity
4) wrath
Correct Answer: impunity
 
QID : 185 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
 
Fear of foreigners
Options:
1) stenophobia
2) clinophobia
3) ballistophobia
4) xenophobia
Correct Answer: xenophobia
 
QID : 186 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) accessory
2) accelerate
3) accesion
4) accompany
Correct Answer: accesion
 
QID : 187 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) chracteristic
2) chancellor
3) chauffeur
4) chocolate
Correct Answer: chracteristic
 
QID : 188 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) etiquette
2) espoinage
3) expedient
4) enthusiasm
Correct Answer: espoinage
 
QID : 189 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) haemoglobin
2) gyneacologist
3) haematite
4) inquietude
Correct Answer: gyneacologist
 
QID : 190 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) deliquescence
2) pertinacious
3) pisiculture
4) renaissance
Correct Answer: pisiculture
 
QID : 191 - 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.
 
Man and his _____ are two distinct things, whereas a good deed should call forth approbation and a _____ deed, disapprobation, the doer of the deed whether good or _____ always deserves _____ or pity as the case may be. Hate the sin and not the sinner is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely _____ and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.
 
Man and his _____ are two distinct things,
Options:
1) working
2) deeds
3) knowledge
4) altitude
Correct Answer: deeds
 
QID : 192 - 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.
 
Man and his _____ are two distinct things, whereas a good deed should call forth approbation and a _____ deed, disapprobation, the doer of the deed whether good or _____ always deserves _____ or pity as the case may be. Hate the sin and not the sinner is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely _____ and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.
 
whereas a good deed should call forth approbation and a _____ deed, disapprobation,
Options:
1) wicked
2) useless
3) violent
4) sharp
Correct Answer: wicked
 
QID : 193 - 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.
 
Man and his _____ are two distinct things, whereas a good deed should call forth approbation and a _____ deed, disapprobation, the doer of the deed whether good or _____ always deserves _____ or pity as the case may be. Hate the sin and not the sinner is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely _____ and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.
 
the doer of the deed whether good or _____
Options:
1) reliable
2) resistible
3) bad
4) evil
Correct Answer: bad
 
QID : 194 - 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.
 
Man and his _____ are two distinct things, whereas a good deed should call forth approbation and a _____ deed, disapprobation, the doer of the deed whether good or _____ always deserves _____ or pity as the case may be. Hate the sin and not the sinner is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely _____ and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.
 
always deserves _____ or pity as the case may be.
Options:
1) punishment
2) accolade
3) applaud
4) respect
Correct Answer: respect
 
QID : 195 - 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.
 
Man and his _____ are two distinct things, whereas a good deed should call forth approbation and a _____ deed, disapprobation, the doer of the deed whether good or _____ always deserves _____ or pity as the case may be. Hate the sin and not the sinner is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely _____ and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.
 
is rarely _____ and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.
Options:
1) followed
2) practised
3) justified
4) acknowledged
Correct Answer: practised
 
QID : 196 - A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.
 
Superstitions are a universal phenomena having their own peculiar place in the cultural ethos and milieu of a people. They epitomize man's fear of the unknown, fear of evil, blind faith in omens and portents. Superstitions are inter-woven with myth, legend, unnatural phenomena and disaster, customs and traditions, and are mainly the outcome of ignorance. They are unreasoned and irrational beliefs that gradually become matters of faith. When certain things and happenings are rationally inexplicable people tend to assign mysterious and supernatural reasons for their operation. Thus a natural disaster is explained in terms of God's wrath and the failure of one's project is assigned to the black cat which crossed the path just as one set out on the errand.
The primitive human beings were mainly governed by superstitions. Superstitions were widespread before the dawn of civilization when science had not advanced. Thus, ignorance of the primitive people and the resultant growth of superstitions were the direct outcome of the lack of scientific advancement. Unenlightened people always tend to be superstitious. The belief in the sanctity of time and old traditions of the ancestors bind the people into knots of superstitious thought. Besides, the unscrupulous priests and religious officials exercise a dominating, unhealthy effect upon the people believing in religious orthodoxy. They encourage superstitions for their own ulterior motives.
Superstitions are not only universally prevalent but even have strikingly common features whether believed in India or in as far off a place as Canada. There are some common superstitions which are shared by people all over the world. Beliefs in spirits, ghosts and witches and reincarnation are quite common among all the peoples of the world. Belief in witches still prevails in India, France, Scotland, England and many other countries. In countries of the East, especially in India, belief in ghosts and spirits still exists. The cries of certain birds like owls and ravens and the howl of cats are regarded with superstition as portents of evil throughout the world. Then there is a very common belief that the sighting of comets portends the death of kings or great men or some unforeseen catastrophe. Shakespeare refers to such a superstition in his Julius Ceaser, Halley's Comet in the twentieth century evoked a similar response in many a mind.
 
What is the main reason behind once superstitions?
Options:
1) ignorance
2) customs and traditions
3) fear of the unknown
4) blind faith in omens and portents
Correct Answer: ignorance
 
QID : 197 - A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.
 
Superstitions are a universal phenomena having their own peculiar place in the cultural ethos and milieu of a people. They epitomize man's fear of the unknown, fear of evil, blind faith in omens and portents. Superstitions are inter-woven with myth, legend, unnatural phenomena and disaster, customs and traditions, and are mainly the outcome of ignorance. They are unreasoned and irrational beliefs that gradually become matters of faith. When certain things and happenings are rationally inexplicable people tend to assign mysterious and supernatural reasons for their operation. Thus a natural disaster is explained in terms of God's wrath and the failure of one's project is assigned to the black cat which crossed the path just as one set out on the errand.
The primitive human beings were mainly governed by superstitions. Superstitions were widespread before the dawn of civilization when science had not advanced. Thus, ignorance of the primitive people and the resultant growth of superstitions were the direct outcome of the lack of scientific advancement. Unenlightened people always tend to be superstitious. The belief in the sanctity of time and old traditions of the ancestors bind the people into knots of superstitious thought. Besides, the unscrupulous priests and religious officials exercise a dominating, unhealthy effect upon the people believing in religious orthodoxy. They encourage superstitions for their own ulterior motives.
Superstitions are not only universally prevalent but even have strikingly common features whether believed in India or in as far off a place as Canada. There are some common superstitions which are shared by people all over the world. Beliefs in spirits, ghosts and witches and reincarnation are quite common among all the peoples of the world. Belief in witches still prevails in India, France, Scotland, England and many other countries. In countries of the East, especially in India, belief in ghosts and spirits still exists. The cries of certain birds like owls and ravens and the howl of cats are regarded with superstition as portents of evil throughout the world. Then there is a very common belief that the sighting of comets portends the death of kings or great men or some unforeseen catastrophe. Shakespeare refers to such a superstition in his Julius Ceaser, Halley's Comet in the twentieth century evoked a similar response in many a mind.
 
Who were mainly governed by superstitions?
Options:
1) unenlightened people
2) religious officials
3) primitive human beings
4) unscrupulous priests
Correct Answer: primitive human beings
 
QID : 198 - A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.
 
Superstitions are a universal phenomena having their own peculiar place in the cultural ethos and milieu of a people. They epitomize man's fear of the unknown, fear of evil, blind faith in omens and portents. Superstitions are inter-woven with myth, legend, unnatural phenomena and disaster, customs and traditions, and are mainly the outcome of ignorance. They are unreasoned and irrational beliefs that gradually become matters of faith. When certain things and happenings are rationally inexplicable people tend to assign mysterious and supernatural reasons for their operation. Thus a natural disaster is explained in terms of God's wrath and the failure of one's project is assigned to the black cat which crossed the path just as one set out on the errand.
The primitive human beings were mainly governed by superstitions. Superstitions were widespread before the dawn of civilization when science had not advanced. Thus, ignorance of the primitive people and the resultant growth of superstitions were the direct outcome of the lack of scientific advancement. Unenlightened people always tend to be superstitious. The belief in the sanctity of time and old traditions of the ancestors bind the people into knots of superstitious thought. Besides, the unscrupulous priests and religious officials exercise a dominating, unhealthy effect upon the people believing in religious orthodoxy. They encourage superstitions for their own ulterior motives.
Superstitions are not only universally prevalent but even have strikingly common features whether believed in India or in as far off a place as Canada. There are some common superstitions which are shared by people all over the world. Beliefs in spirits, ghosts and witches and reincarnation are quite common among all the peoples of the world. Belief in witches still prevails in India, France, Scotland, England and many other countries. In countries of the East, especially in India, belief in ghosts and spirits still exists. The cries of certain birds like owls and ravens and the howl of cats are regarded with superstition as portents of evil throughout the world. Then there is a very common belief that the sighting of comets portends the death of kings or great men or some unforeseen catastrophe. Shakespeare refers to such a superstition in his Julius Ceaser, Halley's Comet in the twentieth century evoked a similar response in many a mind.
 
Which of the following is INCORRECT with respect to passage?
Options:
1) superstitions is also prevailing in Canada
2) superstitions are a universal phenomena
3) superstitions are unreasoned and rational beliefs
4) a natural disaster is regarded as a god's wrath by the superstitious people
Correct Answer: superstitions are unreasoned and rational beliefs
 
QID : 199 - A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.
 
Superstitions are a universal phenomena having their own peculiar place in the cultural ethos and milieu of a people. They epitomize man's fear of the unknown, fear of evil, blind faith in omens and portents. Superstitions are inter-woven with myth, legend, unnatural phenomena and disaster, customs and traditions, and are mainly the outcome of ignorance. They are unreasoned and irrational beliefs that gradually become matters of faith. When certain things and happenings are rationally inexplicable people tend to assign mysterious and supernatural reasons for their operation. Thus a natural disaster is explained in terms of God's wrath and the failure of one's project is assigned to the black cat which crossed the path just as one set out on the errand.
The primitive human beings were mainly governed by superstitions. Superstitions were widespread before the dawn of civilization when science had not advanced. Thus, ignorance of the primitive people and the resultant growth of superstitions were the direct outcome of the lack of scientific advancement. Unenlightened people always tend to be superstitious. The belief in the sanctity of time and old traditions of the ancestors bind the people into knots of superstitious thought. Besides, the unscrupulous priests and religious officials exercise a dominating, unhealthy effect upon the people believing in religious orthodoxy. They encourage superstitions for their own ulterior motives.
Superstitions are not only universally prevalent but even have strikingly common features whether believed in India or in as far off a place as Canada. There are some common superstitions which are shared by people all over the world. Beliefs in spirits, ghosts and witches and reincarnation are quite common among all the peoples of the world. Belief in witches still prevails in India, France, Scotland, England and many other countries. In countries of the East, especially in India, belief in ghosts and spirits still exists. The cries of certain birds like owls and ravens and the howl of cats are regarded with superstition as portents of evil throughout the world. Then there is a very common belief that the sighting of comets portends the death of kings or great men or some unforeseen catastrophe. Shakespeare refers to such a superstition in his Julius Ceaser, Halley's Comet in the twentieth century evoked a similar response in many a mind.
 
According to passage which of the following is not regarded as a superstition by the people?
Options:
1) howl of cats
2) cries of children
3) crossing of path by black cat
4) sighting of comets
Correct Answer: cries of children
 
QID : 200 - A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.
 
Superstitions are a universal phenomena having their own peculiar place in the cultural ethos and milieu of a people. They epitomize man's fear of the unknown, fear of evil, blind faith in omens and portents. Superstitions are inter-woven with myth, legend, unnatural phenomena and disaster, customs and traditions, and are mainly the outcome of ignorance. They are unreasoned and irrational beliefs that gradually become matters of faith. When certain things and happenings are rationally inexplicable people tend to assign mysterious and supernatural reasons for their operation. Thus a natural disaster is explained in terms of God's wrath and the failure of one's project is assigned to the black cat which crossed the path just as one set out on the errand.
The primitive human beings were mainly governed by superstitions. Superstitions were widespread before the dawn of civilization when science had not advanced. Thus, ignorance of the primitive people and the resultant growth of superstitions were the direct outcome of the lack of scientific advancement. Unenlightened people always tend to be superstitious. The belief in the sanctity of time and old traditions of the ancestors bind the people into knots of superstitious thought. Besides, the unscrupulous priests and religious officials exercise a dominating, unhealthy effect upon the people believing in religious orthodoxy. They encourage superstitions for their own ulterior motives.
Superstitions are not only universally prevalent but even have strikingly common features whether believed in India or in as far off a place as Canada. There are some common superstitions which are shared by people all over the world. Beliefs in spirits, ghosts and witches and reincarnation are quite common among all the peoples of the world. Belief in witches still prevails in India, France, Scotland, England and many other countries. In countries of the East, especially in India, belief in ghosts and spirits still exists. The cries of certain birds like owls and ravens and the howl of cats are regarded with superstition as portents of evil throughout the world. Then there is a very common belief that the sighting of comets portends the death of kings or great men or some unforeseen catastrophe. Shakespeare refers to such a superstition in his Julius Ceaser, Halley's Comet in the twentieth century evoked a similar response in many a mind.
 
What can only be the effective counter of superstition?
Options:
1) belief in the sanctity of time
2) awareness through plays like Julius Ceaser by Shakespeare
3) explaining the theory of reincarnation
4) a broad light of scientific discovery
Correct Answer: a broad light of scientific discovery