SSC CGL (Tier - 2) Online Exam Paper - 2018 "held on 17 February 2018" Afternoon Shift (English Language & Comprehension)

SSC CGL (Tier - 2) Online Exam Paper - 2018 "held on 17 February 2018"

Afternoon Shift (English Language & Comprehension)

Exam Name: SSC CGL (Tier - 2)

Year: 2018

EXAM DATE : 17-February-2018

EXAM START TIME : 10:00:00

Total Marks: 200     

 

QID : 101 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Guzzle
Options:
1) Sip
2) Imbibe
3) Starve
4) Release
Correct Answer: Imbibe
 
QID : 102 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Hound
Options:
1) Critic
2) Migrate
3) Beagle
4) Variable
Correct Answer: Beagle
 
QID : 103 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Embargo
Options:
1) Barrier
2) Prescribe
3) Comfort
4) Justify
Correct Answer: Barrier
 
QID : 104 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

Swindle
Options:
1) Insert
2) Dupe
3) Ample
4) Honesty
Correct Answer: Honesty
 
QID : 105 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

Vista
Options:
1) Confront
2) Contour
3) Blindness
4) Outlook
Correct Answer: Blindness
 
QID : 106 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the one which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

Tempestuous
Options:
1) Stress
2) Toil
3) Calm
4) Examine
Correct Answer: Calm
 
QID : 107 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Whoop it up
Options:
1) Be continually reminded of an unpleasant topic
2) Enjoying in a noisy way, usually in a group
3) Be totally ignorant or incompetent
4) Used as an exhortation to overcome or be rid of something
Correct Answer: Enjoying in a noisy way, usually in a group

QID : 108 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

With a vengeance
Options:
1) A complete disaster
2) Having similar views or attitude to something
3) To look out for something without particular attention
4) Used to emphasize the degree to which somethings occurs
Correct Answer: Used to emphasize the degree to which somethings occurs
 
QID : 109 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Up against the wall
Options:
1) To take care of themselves and their own interests and safety
2) In a disorderly fashion
3) In an inextricable situation
4) Performing well in a difficult or competitive situation
Correct Answer: In an inextricable situation
 
QID : 110 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Reap the whirlwind
Options:
1) Providing that other factors or circumstance remain the same
2) Suffer negative consequences as a result of one’s actions
3) An indication that something is accepted or regarded favourably
4) Believing that moderation is more satisfying than excess
Correct Answer: Suffer negative consequences as a result of one’s actions
 
QID : 111 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Of the first water
Options:
1) Leading a comfortable life
2) Acting contrary to the one’s interests
3) Critically important
4) Of the best quality
Correct Answer: Of the best quality
 
QID : 112 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Weather the storm
Options:
1) Be absolutely unwilling to cooperate
2) Fall over in a sudden or dramatic way
3) Survive a period of difficulty
4) Dispute a decision or choice already made
Correct Answer: Survive a period of difficulty
 
QID : 113 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Spin your wheels
Options:
1) Set an activity in motion
2) Waste your time or efforts
3) A firmly held belief
4) With great affection or enthusiasm
Correct Answer: Waste your time or efforts
 
QID : 114 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Wear the green willow
Options:
1) To do something for someone as an act of kindness
2) Suffer unrequited love
3) Cause someone to be very frightened
4) Producing a lavish celebrating feast
Correct Answer: Suffer unrequited love
 
QID : 115 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Wild and woolly
Options:
1) Uncouth in appearance or behaviour
2) Either too much of something or too little
3) Near to perfection
4) Ignoring all obligations
Correct Answer: Uncouth in appearance or behaviour
 

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QID : 116 - In the following question, out of the given four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Give it a whirl
Options:
1) To be engaged in cheating
2) To completely destroy something
3) Attach or criticize someone
4) To try out something
Correct Answer: To try out something
 
QID : 117 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Killer of prophet 
Options:
1) Mariticide
2) Vaticide
3) patricide
4) Sororicide
Correct Answer: Vaticide
 
QID : 118 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

A person who preserves skin of animals
Options:
1) Biloquist
2) Philologist
3) Taxidermist
4) Oculist
Correct Answer: Taxidermist
 
QID : 119 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

A government by the military class
Options:
1) Kratocracy
2) Pantisocracy
3) Stratocracy
4) Mobocracy
Correct Answer: Stratocracy
 
QID : 120 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Obsession for wine
Options:
1) Ethnomania
2) Oenomania
3) Egomania
4) Idolomania
Correct Answer: Oenomania
 
QID : 121 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

A person’s last performance
Options:
1) Prognosis
2) Elegy
3) Memoir
4) Swan song
Correct Answer: Swan song
 
QID : 122 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Eating mud
Options:
1) Equivorous
2) Limivorous
3) Calcivorous
4) Fructivorous
Correct Answer: Limivorous
 
QID : 123 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Kiling of birds
Options:
1) Herbicide
2) Avicide
3) Vulpicide
4) Matricide
Correct Answer: Avicide
 
QID : 124 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Love for dogs
Options:
1) Paedophilia
2) Sinophile
3) Canophilia
4) Zoophilia
Correct Answer: Canophilia

 
QID : 125 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Lack of civic-mindedness or of patriotism
Options:
1) Iconomachy
2) Incivism
3) Shag
4) Clergy
Correct Answer: Incivism
Candidate Answer: Clergy
 
QID : 126 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Study of snakes 
Options:
1) Philology
2) Phrenology
3) Ophilogy
4) Upology
Correct Answer: Ophilogy
 
QID : 127 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Preferring or attracted to sunlight
Options:
1) Lithophilous
2) Heliophilous
3) Topophilia
4) Homophile
Correct Answer: Heliophilous
Candidate Answer: Topophilia
 
QID : 128 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Mutual discourse
Options:
1) Soliloquy
2) Obloquy
3) Colloquy
4) Eloquence
Correct Answer: Colloquy

 
QID : 129 - In the following question, four words have been given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Declension
2) Labyrinth
3) Quintessence
4) Pandemonioun
Correct Answer: Pandemonioun
 
QID : 130 - In the following question, four words have been given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Irrepresible
2) Irrefutable
3) Irrevocable
4) Irresistible
Correct Answer: Irrepresible
 
QID : 131 - In the following question, four words have been given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Acquaintance
2) Ascendance
3) Claervoyance
4) Countenance
Correct Answer: Claervoyance
 
QID : 132 - 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.

Lateral thinking method is ______ with creation of new ideas that is a procedure and readiness to look at things in a diverse approach.
Options:
1) regressive
2) neoconservative
3) aggressive
4) apprehensive
Correct Answer: apprehensive

QID : 133 - 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.

Time perception raises a number of ______ puzzles, including what it means to say we perceive time.
Options:
1) discriminating
2) intriguing
3) boring
4) befooling
Correct Answer: intriguing

QID : 134 - 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 theoretical framework is finished by identifying indicators to be used in the ______ of the success of such policies. 
Options:
1) evaluation
2) completion
3) formation
4) rotation
Correct Answer: evaluation
 
QID : 135 - 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.

Many national surveys ______ that malnutrition is common in developed countries.
Options:
1) wheal
2) reveal
3) sheal
4) vineal
Correct Answer: reveal
 
QID : 136 - 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.

Operant conditioning can be described as a learning ______ that is used to modify or change a person’s behaviour through experiences and consequences.
Options:
1) method
2) object
3) goal
4) suspect
Correct Answer: method
 
QID : 137 - 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.

Many firms fail because when they begin (1)/ exporting, they have not research the (2)/ target markets or have not planned enough. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 138 - 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.

Part of what a man learns will measurable (1)/ as specific knowledge and skills, while (2)/ another part involves changes. (3)/ No error(4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 139 - 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'.

He explained that the pillars of tribalism (1)/ that humans rely on for security would always (2)/ counter any significant culture or social change. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
QID : 140 - 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 a barrier among the egghead and (1)/ the hoipolloi and it would be lazy (2)/ idealism to ignore it. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 141 - 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'.

Credit when used responsibly, can achieve a great number (1)/ of positive things in our lives, such as (2)/ financing and paying of our dream hybrid or college tuition fees. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
QID : 142 - 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 with people, some monkeys are lazy, (1)/ like those who sleep all day in the zoo, (2)/ and some were industrious. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
QID : 143 - 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 postman travelled by the cycle, often wading through (1)/ swamps or passed through jungles (2)/in order to reach the villages (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 144 - 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.

No matter what Ashoka did in his earlier (1)/ years, in the ending he proved to be uncommonly (2)/ virtuous and wise. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 145 - 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'.

Modern medicines has scored significant victories (1)/ against both infection and trauma - (2)/ the major causes of ill health and death. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 146 - 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.

If life existed on Mars, it is most likely to be in (1)/ the form of bacteria buried deep in (2)/ the planet’s permafrost or lichens. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 147 - 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.

Can India make it to a leadership position (1)/ or will it be retained the ‘fast train-going-slow’ (2)/ image it always had? (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 148 - 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 priest class took upon itself the monopoly (1)/ of scriptural knowledge and interpretation (2)/ of the same to its own advantage. (3)/ No error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 149 - 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.

He said that he thought off politics right when (1)/ he was studying Intermediate and that (2)/ he had no fear of politics. (3)/ No error. (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 150 - 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.

While provisions on equality and non-discrimination (1)/ would promote equal opportunity, (2)/ in the process, reservation at jobs should not be denied. (3)/ No error.(4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
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.

Government has reportedly made its displeasure known, (1)/ particularly on the speed and stealth with which (2)/ the negotiations are completed. (3)/ No error. (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
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.

This will explains the decision taken(1)/ to impose a blockade on the country in (2)/ the midst of a crisis. (3)/ No error. (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
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'.

He built the theatre as a tribute to his rootings (1)/ and the thought of it outlasting him, (2)/ would surely have given him the greatest joy. (3)/ No error. (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
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.

As several studies shows over (1)/ the years, the annual data is useful in (2)/ reviewing trends of extreme events. (3)/ No error. (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
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'.

The most effective measure to keep (1)/ our roads safe is enforcement of rules (2)/ with zero tolerance to any violate rule. (3)/ No error. (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
QID : 156 - 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.

Service providers cannot stand in the way of a (1)/ consumer’s access to content, it should have being provided (2)/ without any hindrance. (3)/ No error. (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 157 - 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.

The entry of foreign media has to be ______ by strict rules. Any intention to ______ the country politically or economically or any attempt at cultural ______ in order to make the country a slave to the designs of international powers would not be ______. If the foreign media is keen on making a presence on the Indian soil, respect for the country’s unity and ______ is essential.

The entry of foreign media has to be ______ by strict rules.
Options:
1) governed
2) rejected
3) dejected
4) retained
Correct Answer: governed
 
QID : 158 - 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.

The entry of foreign media has to be ______ by strict rules. Any intention to ______ the country politically or economically or any attempt at cultural ______ in order to make the country a slave to the designs of international powers would not be ______. If the foreign media is keen on making a presence on the Indian soil, respect for the country’s unity and ______ is essential.

Any intention to ______ the country politically.
Options:
1) grapple
2) cripple
3) scruple
4) stripple
Correct Answer: cripple
 
QID : 159 - 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.

The entry of foreign media has to be ______ by strict rules. Any intention to ______ the country politically or economically or any attempt at cultural ______ in order to make the country a slave to the designs of international powers would not be ______. If the foreign media is keen on making a presence on the Indian soil, respect for the country’s unity and ______ is essential.

cultural ______ in order to make the country.
Options:
1) absenteeism
2) clonism
3) imperialism
4) dogmatism
Correct Answer: imperialism
 
QID : 160 - 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.

The entry of foreign media has to be ______ by strict rules. Any intention to ______ the country politically or economically or any attempt at cultural ______ in order to make the country a slave to the designs of international powers would not be ______. If the foreign media is keen on making a presence on the Indian soil, respect for the country’s unity and ______ is essential.

would not be ______ If the foreign media.
Options:
1) abated
2) confiscated
3) assimilated
4) tolerated
Correct Answer: tolerated
 
QID : 161 - 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.

The entry of foreign media has to be ______ by strict rules. Any intention to ______ the country politically or economically or any attempt at cultural ______ in order to make the country a slave to the designs of international powers would not be ______. If the foreign media is keen on making a presence on the Indian soil, respect for the country’s unity and ______ is essential.

country’s unity and ______ is essential.
Options:
1) accountability
2) responsibility
3) integrity
4) vulnerability
Correct Answer: integrity
 
QID : 162 - 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.

Our reputation and image is most definitely determined by our ______. Also our ______ tend to be habit forming, in that we have a ______ to act in a particular manner. Hence most people are ______ by their deeds and seem to have little control over their actions. We usually act according to or in response to our surroundings-our circumstances and the environment which to a great extent ______ our priorities and objectives.

is most definitely determined by our ______.
Options:
1) deeds
2) needs
3) creed
4) breed
Correct Answer: deeds
 
QID : 163 - 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.

Our reputation and image is most definitely determined by our ______. Also our ______ tend to be habit forming, in that we have a ______ to act in a particular manner. Hence most people are ______ by their deeds and seem to have little control over their actions. We usually act according to or in response to our surroundings-our circumstances and the environment which to a great extent ______ our priorities and objectives.

Also our ______ tend to be habit.
Options:
1) actings
2) avocations
3) bisections
4) predispositions
Correct Answer: predispositions
 
QID : 164 - 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.

Our reputation and image is most definitely determined by our ______. Also our ______ tend to be habit forming, in that we have a ______ to act in a particular manner. Hence most people are ______ by their deeds and seem to have little control over their actions. We usually act according to or in response to our surroundings-our circumstances and the environment which to a great extent ______ our priorities and objectives.

we have a ______ to act in a particular manner.
Options:
1) immensity
2) propensity
3) viscosity
4) virtuously
Correct Answer: propensity
 
QID : 165 - 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.

Our reputation and image is most definitely determined by our ______. Also our ______ tend to be habit forming, in that we have a ______ to act in a particular manner. Hence most people are ______ by their deeds and seem to have little control over their actions. We usually act according to or in response to our surroundings-our circumstances and the environment which to a great extent ______ our priorities and objectives.

people are ______ by their deeds and seem.
Options:
1) born
2) alive
3) shaped
4) killed
Correct Answer: shaped
 
QID : 166 - 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.

Our reputation and image is most definitely determined by our ______. Also our ______ tend to be habit forming, in that we have a ______ to act in a particular manner. Hence most people are ______ by their deeds and seem to have little control over their actions. We usually act according to or in response to our surroundings-our circumstances and the environment which to a great extent ______ our priorities and objectives.

environment which to a great extent ______ our priorities.
Options:
1) questions
2) clarify
3) petrify
4) modifies
Correct Answer: modifies
 
QID : 167 - 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.

Violence takes a heavy toll and affects public life ______. High or low, known or unknown, rich or poor, popular or unpopular, no one is safe or secure today. It appears that one can harm anybody at any time and at ______. A mad and sad rat race is on to make money and ______ power at any cost and by any means. The result is that no political party or group can now ______ into claim to total innocence in so far as ______ of violence against innocent person for personal or political gains is concerned. Violent demonstrations, rallies, hartals have become the order of the day.

Violence takes a heavy toll and affects public life ______.
Options:
1) adversely
2) moderately
3) relatively
4) ultimately
Correct Answer: adversely
 
QID : 168 - 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.

Violence takes a heavy toll and affects public life ______. High or low, known or unknown, rich or poor, popular or unpopular, no one is safe or secure today. It appears that one can harm anybody at any time and at ______. A mad and sad rat race is on to make money and ______ power at any cost and by any means. The result is that no political party or group can now ______ into claim to total innocence in so far as ______ of violence against innocent person for personal or political gains is concerned. Violent demonstrations, rallies, hartals have become the order of the day.

It appears that one can harm anybody at any time and at ______.
Options:
1) wish
2) will
3) drill
4) still
Correct Answer: will
 
QID : 169 - 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.

Violence takes a heavy toll and affects public life ______. High or low, known or unknown, rich or poor, popular or unpopular, no one is safe or secure today. It appears that one can harm anybody at any time and at ______. A mad and sad rat race is on to make money and ______ power at any cost and by any means. The result is that no political party or group can now ______ into claim to total innocence in so far as ______ of violence against innocent person for personal or political gains is concerned. Violent demonstrations, rallies, hartals have become the order of the day.

make money and ______ power at any cost.
Options:
1) retain
2) sustain
3) gain
4) maintain
Correct Answer: gain
 
QID : 170 - 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.

Violence takes a heavy toll and affects public life ______. High or low, known or unknown, rich or poor, popular or unpopular, no one is safe or secure today. It appears that one can harm anybody at any time and at ______. A mad and sad rat race is on to make money and ______ power at any cost and by any means. The result is that no political party or group can now ______ into claim to total innocence in so far as ______ of violence against innocent person for personal or political gains is concerned. Violent demonstrations, rallies, hartals have become the order of the day.

no political party or group can now ______ into claim.
Options:
1) lie
2) laid
3) lain
4) lay
Correct Answer: lay
 
QID : 171 - 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.

Violence takes a heavy toll and affects public life ______. High or low, known or unknown, rich or poor, popular or unpopular, no one is safe or secure today. It appears that one can harm anybody at any time and at ______. A mad and sad rat race is on to make money and ______ power at any cost and by any means. The result is that no political party or group can now ______ into claim to total innocence in so far as ______ of violence against innocent person for personal or political gains is concerned. Violent demonstrations, rallies, hartals have become the order of the day.

so far as ______ of violence against innocent person.
Options:
1) penetration
2) precipitation
3) perpetration
4) interpretation
Correct Answer: perpetration
 
QID : 172 - The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. These sentences, when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph. Select the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

P: We may see alcohol and tobacco advertisements everywhere, on television, in newspaper, on street ads card etc.
Q: But we know the truth is alcohol and cigarette are harmful for people’s health and sometimes it may bring bad effects to self-impression.
R: Alcohol ads usually create several feints to tell people that alcohol is good for people and induce people to drink.
S: On the other hand, the malign influence of advertisements shows smoking as something "cool".

Options:
1) PRSQ
2) PSQR
3) QRSP
4) RSPQ
Correct Answer: PRSQ

QID : 173 - The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. These sentences, when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph. Select the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

P: If the intention is just to consume whatever comes from the West, then it is harmful.
Q: Some of its effects are really helping and positive as it increases initiative and entrepreneurship qualities provided taken in that spirit.
R: At the same time state’s strategic intervention is essential because more than 40% of people live below poverty line.
S: The impact of economic reforms are mixed.

Options:
1) SRQP
2) SQPR
3) RQPS
4) QPSR
Correct Answer: SQPR


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