SSC CGL Exam Paper : Held on 18-08-2017 Shift-2 (English Comprehension)

Exam Paper SSC CGL - 2017


(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'.

They did nothing (1)/ that was down the (2)/ dignity of princes. (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'.

What are (1)/ you doing (2)/ by here? (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.

Do you ____________ own a copy of Shakespeare's Hamlet?

Options:

1) chance
2) chances
3) perchance
4) by chances

Correct Answer: perchance

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.

A police detective often finds himself in the position of having to ___________ between a lie and a truth.

Options:

1) extinguish
2) distinguish
3) finish
4) languish

Correct Answer: distinguish

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

Commemorate

Options:

1) Opprobrium
2) Reproach
3) Disrepute
4) Celebrate

Correct Answer: Celebrate

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

Plebiscite

Options:

1) Referendum
2) Tyranny
3) Despotism
4) Monarchy

Correct Answer: Referendum

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

Rampage

Options:

1) Binge
2) Frenzy
3) Harmony
4) Turmoil

Correct Answer: Harmony

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

Blasphemous

Options:

1) Pious
2) Profane
3) Sacrilegious
4) Irreligious

Correct Answer: Pious

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 something on the brain

Options:

1) To be obsessed with something
2) To be ready with an immediate smart witty reply
3) To unable to solve a particularly difficult philosophical problem
4) To think wistfully about past life

Correct Answer: To be obsessed with something

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

Not one's cup of tea

Options:

1) To stop having breakfast
2) To accept defeat even before attempting to take up the challenge
3) To be satisfied with less
4) Not one's choice or preference

Correct Answer: Not one's choice or preference

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".

The battle (to rage) for some time.

Options:

1) is raging
2) has been raged
3) had been raging
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: had been raging

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".

She glanced back to make sure she (wasn't to be) observed.

Options:

1) wasn'tbe
2) weren't being
3) wasn'tbeing
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: wasn'tbeing

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

The crime of betraying one's country

Options:

1) Treason
2) Frankness
3) Fidelity
4) Allegiance

Correct Answer: Treason

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

Fanatical and uncompromising pursuit of ideals

Options:

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

Correct Answer: Zealotry

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) Composure
2) Cumposure
3) Composore
4) Cumposore

Correct Answer: Composure

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) Alliviate
2) Aleviate
3) Alleviate
4) Aliviate

Correct Answer: Alleviate

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.

"Phew," said I, grabbing

X-cheerfully round my head
Y-at the halo of flies
Z-which buzzed

Options:

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

Correct Answer: YZX

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.

The investigations of the

X-peculiar place in the economy of the body 
Y-physiologist and the psychologist 
Z-have revealed that the brain holds a

Options:

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

Correct Answer: YZX

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 choir really enjoys that piece.

Options:

1) That piece are really enjoyed by the choir.
2) That piece is really enjoyed by the choir.
3) Enjoyment of that piece is done by the choir.
4) Enjoying of that piece is done by the choir.

Correct Answer: That piece is really enjoyed by the choir.

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.

Akash said, "Mahesh has gone home."

Options:

1) Akash said that Mahesh has gone home.
2) Akash said then Mahesh had gone home.
3) Akash said then Mahesh has gone home.
4) Akash said that Mahesh had gone home.

Correct Answer: Akash said that Mahesh had gone home.

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.

Most __________________ of all to the rambler on avian lore intent is the fact that there are many species and genera that are peculiar to the West, and ______________ new to him, keeping him constantly on the 'qui vive'. _____________ Colorado you will look in vain for the common blue jay, so abundant in all parts of the East; but you will be more _______________ compensated by the presence of seven other species _____________ the jay household.

Most __________________ of all to the rambler

Options:

1) interesting
2) interest
3) interested
4) interests

Correct Answer: interesting

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.

Most __________________ of all to the rambler on avian lore intent is the fact that there are many species and genera that are peculiar to the West, and ______________ new to him, keeping him constantly on the 'qui vive'. _____________ Colorado you will look in vain for the common blue jay, so abundant in all parts of the East; but you will be more _______________ compensated by the presence of seven other species _____________ the jay household.

West, and ______________ new to him, keeping him constantly on the 'qui vive'.

Options:

1) therefore
2) because
3) if
4) for

Correct Answer: therefore

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.

Most __________________ of all to the rambler on avian lore intent is the fact that there are many species and genera that are peculiar to the West, and ______________ new to him, keeping him constantly on the 'qui vive'. _____________ Colorado you will look in vain for the common blue jay, so abundant in all parts of the East; but you will be more _______________ compensated by the presence of seven other species _____________ the jay household.

_____________ Colorado you will look in vain for the common blue jay

Options:

1) On
2) In
3) Into
4) Onto

Correct Answer: In

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.

Most __________________ of all to the rambler on avian lore intent is the fact that there are many species and genera that are peculiar to the West, and ______________ new to him, keeping him constantly on the 'qui vive'. _____________ Colorado you will look in vain for the common blue jay, so abundant in all parts of the East; but you will be more _______________ compensated by the presence of seven other species _____________ the jay household.

but you will be more _______________ compensated

Options:

1) then
2) that
3) than
4) this

Correct Answer: than

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.

Most __________________ of all to the rambler on avian lore intent is the fact that there are many species and genera that are peculiar to the West, and ______________ new to him, keeping him constantly on the 'qui vive'. _____________ Colorado you will look in vain for the common blue jay, so abundant in all parts of the East; but you will be more _______________ compensated by the presence of seven other species _____________ the jay household.

presence of seven other species _____________ the jay household.

Options:

1) for
2) to
3) of
4) off

Correct Answer: of

Poll

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