Model Questions for SSC CGL TIER-1 (English) Set - 12
1. Which of the following is the same in meaning as the phrase ‘holding
out’ as used in the passage?
2. According to the passage, the question of abortion is
(b) hotly debated
(d) left to the scientists to decide
3. Which of the following is true regarding the reasons for progress in
(a) It has become popular to abort female foetuses.
(b) Poor countries desperately need genetic information.
(c) Economically sound and scientifically advanced countries can provide the
infrastructure for such research.
(d) Human beings are extremely interested in heredity.
4. Which of the following is the same in meaning as the word ‘obliterate’ as
used in the passage?
(a) wipe out
(b) wipe off
(c) give birth to
5. Which of the following is the opposite in meaning to the word ‘charge’ as
used in the passage?
Directions: In the following passage there are blanks, each of which
has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each
five words have been suggested, one of which fills the blanks appropriately.
Find out the appropriate words in each case.
Amid rumours of the government planning a crackdown on stock speculation, the
Shanghai stock index 61 8.8 per cent of February 27th, its 62 one day drop in a
decade. 63 usual for China’s stock markets, investors in New York’s equity
markets saw this and sent the Dow Jones industrial index down more than 400
points. The drop in New York’s index in turn 64 fear in markets across Asia the
following day and suddenly stock indexes across the world 65. This chain
reaction plainly 66 the increasingly 67 place that China now occupies in the
minds of global investors. Its extraordinary economic run has been the key
reason for 68 demand for everything from copper to cars much to the 69 of
multinational and Chinese investors alike. But while investors are right about
China’s growing economic importance to the world they are still confused about
how to 70 a decline in Chinese stocks.
6. (a) demonstrated
7. (a) privileged
8. (a) variable
9. (a) risk
10. (a) interpret
1. (b) 2. (d) 3. (c) 4. (a) 5. (c) 6. (a) 7. (c) 8.
(d) 9. (b) 10. (a)