SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 02 July 2017" Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 02 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'.
Can you imagine (1)/ that she has thirty (2)/ five pair of shoes. (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'.
Mr. Gupta with his wife (1)/ and younger brother (2)/ were present at the station. (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'.
Rajni is planning to settle (1)/ in Mumbai as soon as (2)/ she retires in August the next year. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
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'.
I was born (1)/ on 14th July, 1990 (2)/ in Allahabad. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
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'.
Not only we saw (1)/ the President but also (2)/ the Chief Minister of Delhi. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
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.
Cancer has long been identified as a silent killer because the patient has no _____ of the danger freely invading his system.
Options:
1) information
2) traversing
3) inkling
4) strategy
Correct Answer: information
 
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.
He gave me an additional _____ of Rs 800 a month by permission of the manager.
Options:
1) pay
2) salary
3) allowance
4) perquisites
Correct Answer: allowance
 
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.
Virat Kohli _____ another feather to his cap by his wonderful performance in the T20 World Cup.
Options:
1) took
2) created
3) added
4) captured
Correct Answer: added
 
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.
The assistant manager decided to resign when she was _____ for promotion to deputy manager.
Options:
1) passed over
2) passed off
3) passed by
4) passed out
Correct Answer: passed over
 
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.
If Neha persists in telling lies to me I shall sue her _____ slander.
Options:
1) of
2) on
3) for
4) to
Correct Answer: for
 
QID : 161 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Epitome
Options:
1) type
2) extension
3) ruddy
4) lively
Correct Answer: type
 
QID : 162 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Spurious
Options:
1) bitter
2) gloomy
3) fake
4) dumb
Correct Answer: fake
 
QID : 163 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Invincible
Options:
1) declaiming
2) perplexing
3) uninspiring
4) unbeatable
Correct Answer: unbeatable
 
QID : 164 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Trepidation
Options:
1) disastrous
2) exaggerate
3) nervousness
4) ephemeral
Correct Answer: nervousness
 
QID : 165 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Wastrel
Options:
1) disingenuous
2) spendthrift
3) hard work
4) dubious
Correct Answer: spendthrift
 
QID : 166 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Acknowledge
Options:
1) compliant
2) bent
3) deny
4) defeat
Correct Answer: deny
 
QID : 167 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Abstain
Options:
1) pursue
2) ignore
3) create
4) fail
Correct Answer: pursue
 
QID : 168 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Barbarous
Options:
1) accidental
2) constant
3) civilized
4) downward
Correct Answer: civilized
 
QID : 169 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Callow
Options:
1) secretive
2) immoral
3) belated
4) sophisticated
Correct Answer: sophisticated
 
QID : 170 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Eulogistic
Options:
1) annoying
2) rigidity
3) rationality
4) critical
Correct Answer: critical
 
QID : 171 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
At variance with
Options:
1) In one time
2) In opposite
3) In any way
4) Sometimes
Correct Answer: In opposite
 
QID : 172 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
A snake in the grass
Options:
1) A coward
2) A treacherous person
3) A friendly person
4) An honest person
Correct Answer: A treacherous person
 
QID : 173 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Bolt from the blue
Options:
1) A source of quarrel
2) Narrow escape
3) A sudden calamity
4) To take revenge
Correct Answer: A sudden calamity
 
QID : 174 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Cry in the wilderness
Options:
1) Rebuke
2) Confused and lost
3) Aggravate the situation
4) Unpopular opinion
Correct Answer: Unpopular opinion
 
QID : 175 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
On the brink of
Options:
1) To be alert
2) To be near to
3) Not at all
4) Occasionally
Correct Answer: To be near to
 
QID : 176 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Before I met Sakshi, I (had had) a bad opinion of her.
Options:
1) have had
2) had
3) did have
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: no improvement
 
QID : 177 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
The girl (told her teacher) to explain the passage.
Options:
1) said to her teacher
2) asked her teacher
3) called her teacher
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: asked her teacher
 
QID : 178 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
It will take four hours to walk (across) the caves.
Options:
1) over
2) through
3) between
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: through
 
QID : 179 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
When I lived in Kanpur I (was going) for movie once a week.
Options:
1) used to go
2) had gone
3) went
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: used to go
 
QID : 180 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Abhishek was going to the church (then Neha came on to) meet him.
Options:
1) when Neha was coming to
2) before Neha was coming to
3) when Neha came to
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: when Neha came to
 
QID : 181 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Being unable to pay one's debt
Options:
1) partisan
2) bohemian
3) ascetic
4) insolvent
Correct Answer: insolvent
 
QID : 182 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Government by officials in a state
Options:
1) aristocracy
2) bureaucracy
3) dictatorship
4) plutocracy
Correct Answer: bureaucracy
 
QID : 183 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Which can be rooted out
Options:
1) eradicable
2) internment
3) animism
4) incorrigible
Correct Answer: eradicable
 
QID : 184 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Which can easily be carved without breaking
Options:
1) reformism
2) cannibal
3) interment
4) flexible
Correct Answer: flexible
 
QID : 185 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
A garland of flowers
Options:
1) bouquet
2) wreath
3) virago
4) rabble
Correct Answer: wreath
 
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) accountancy
2) accummulate
3) acquaintance
4) affectionate
Correct Answer: accummulate
 
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) battalian
2) sufficient
3) tremendous
4) vaccination
Correct Answer: battalian
 
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) essential
2) anihilation
3) emission
4) erroneous
Correct Answer: anihilation
 
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) tranquillize
2) transmission
3) tremendeus
4) thunderous
Correct Answer: tremendeus
 
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) ulterior
2) theoretical
3) vermilion
4) amileorate
Correct Answer: amileorate
 
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.
 
Blessed is the man or woman into whose life has come the beauty and power of such a _____. Prize it well. Do all in your _____ to keep such a friendship unbroken. Avoid the _____, for when it comes it cannot be _____and the jarring note mars the harmony. It is not alone a question of _____that may be full and complete. It is the hurt in the heart that will not readily heal and the confidence that will not fully come back.
Blessed is the man or woman into whose life has come the beauty and power of such a _____.
Options:
1) knowledge
2) friendship
3) brotherhood
4) relationship
Correct Answer: friendship
 
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.
 
Blessed is the man or woman into whose life has come the beauty and power of such a _____. Prize it well. Do all in your _____ to keep such a friendship unbroken. Avoid the _____, for when it comes it cannot be _____and the jarring note mars the harmony. It is not alone a question of _____that may be full and complete. It is the hurt in the heart that will not readily heal and the confidence that will not fully come back.
 
Do all in your _____ to keep such a friendship unbroken.
Options:
1) power
2) deeds
3) success
4) resources
Correct Answer: power
 
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.
 
Blessed is the man or woman into whose life has come the beauty and power of such a _____. Prize it well. Do all in your _____ to keep such a friendship unbroken. Avoid the _____, for when it comes it cannot be _____and the jarring note mars the harmony. It is not alone a question of _____that may be full and complete. It is the hurt in the heart that will not readily heal and the confidence that will not fully come back.
 
Avoid the _____,
Options:
1) break
2) consequences
3) disturbances
4) irrationality
Correct Answer: break
 
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.
 
Blessed is the man or woman into whose life has come the beauty and power of such a _____. Prize it well. Do all in your _____ to keep such a friendship unbroken. Avoid the _____, for when it comes it cannot be _____and the jarring note mars the harmony. It is not alone a question of _____that may be full and complete. It is the hurt in the heart that will not readily heal and the confidence that will not fully come back.
 
for when it comes it cannot be _____and the jarring note mars the harmony.
Options:
1) treated
2) build
3) mended
4) eradicated
Correct Answer: mended
 
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.
 
Blessed is the man or woman into whose life has come the beauty and power of such a _____. Prize it well. Do all in your _____ to keep such a friendship unbroken. Avoid the _____, for when it comes it cannot be _____and the jarring note mars the harmony. It is not alone a question of _____that may be full and complete. It is the hurt in the heart that will not readily heal and the confidence that will not fully come back.
 
It is not alone a question of _____that may be full and complete.
Options:
1) conflict
2) silence
3) inadversity
4) forgiveness
Correct Answer: forgiveness
 
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.
 
Science and religion – the two terms have come to signify a mutual antagonism. The two, it is commonly declared, are poles apart; their spheres of activity and their methods differ widely, so much so that they are considered to be irreconcilable.
On the face of it, science and religion appear to be the two opposite poles of man's consciousness. Science is basically concerned with the material world; its efforts are directed towards unraveling the “how” of reality while religion is concerned with the “why” of reality. Science deals with analyzing tangible entities into its minutest parts, and then arrives at conclusions about the way in which tangible realities are organized. While science is analytical, religion takes the ultimate reality for granted. Religion follows the metaphysical path; the concept of God is ultimately a matter of faith and it is this faith which is the basis of the religious man's attribution of a design or meaning for the reality.
The modes of action are different in science and religion. Science relies on experiment, whereas religion is based on experience. Any religious experience, whether it is Christ's or Ramakrishna's, is personal and subjective. Science, on the other hand, is marked by objectivity. Theory has to be corroborated by tangible proof. Science benefits mankind by providing material comforts. The frontiers of science do not end in knowledge but are extended to the formation of appliances for actual use. Science, it has been somewhat unfairly charged, cultivates the materialistic thinking. However, it has to be admitted that the mental attitude promoted by religion is entirely different, while the basis of scientific progress is unbridled curiosity and courageous endeavour, the truly religious spirit cavils at such presumption that man's mind can penetrate the mysteries of the universe. Science promotes fearless inquiry while an essential ingredient of religion is the humility born of fear of God. Science incorporates a love of experimental knowledge, while religion does not believe in the rational approach.
 
What do you mean by the word 'antagonism'?
Options:
1) co-related
2) conflicting
3) harmony
4) sympathy
Correct Answer: conflicting
 
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.
 
Science and religion – the two terms have come to signify a mutual antagonism. The two, it is commonly declared, are poles apart; their spheres of activity and their methods differ widely, so much so that they are considered to be irreconcilable.
On the face of it, science and religion appear to be the two opposite poles of man's consciousness. Science is basically concerned with the material world; its efforts are directed towards unraveling the “how” of reality while religion is concerned with the “why” of reality. Science deals with analyzing tangible entities into its minutest parts, and then arrives at conclusions about the way in which tangible realities are organized. While science is analytical, religion takes the ultimate reality for granted. Religion follows the metaphysical path; the concept of God is ultimately a matter of faith and it is this faith which is the basis of the religious man's attribution of a design or meaning for the reality.
The modes of action are different in science and religion. Science relies on experiment, whereas religion is based on experience. Any religious experience, whether it is Christ's or Ramakrishna's, is personal and subjective. Science, on the other hand, is marked by objectivity. Theory has to be corroborated by tangible proof. Science benefits mankind by providing material comforts. The frontiers of science do not end in knowledge but are extended to the formation of appliances for actual use. Science, it has been somewhat unfairly charged, cultivates the materialistic thinking. However, it has to be admitted that the mental attitude promoted by religion is entirely different, while the basis of scientific progress is unbridled curiosity and courageous endeavour, the truly religious spirit cavils at such presumption that man's mind can penetrate the mysteries of the universe. Science promotes fearless inquiry while an essential ingredient of religion is the humility born of fear of God. Science incorporates a love of experimental knowledge, while religion does not believe in the rational approach.
 
Why science and religion are considered to be irreconcilable?
Options:
1) Both relates to the present world
2) Both arrives to conclusions in which tangible realities are organized
3) Both differs in their spheres of activity and methods
4) Modes of actions of both are similar to each other
Correct Answer: Both differs in their spheres of activity and methods
 
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.
 
Science and religion – the two terms have come to signify a mutual antagonism. The two, it is commonly declared, are poles apart; their spheres of activity and their methods differ widely, so much so that they are considered to be irreconcilable.
On the face of it, science and religion appear to be the two opposite poles of man's consciousness. Science is basically concerned with the material world; its efforts are directed towards unraveling the “how” of reality while religion is concerned with the “why” of reality. Science deals with analyzing tangible entities into its minutest parts, and then arrives at conclusions about the way in which tangible realities are organized. While science is analytical, religion takes the ultimate reality for granted. Religion follows the metaphysical path; the concept of God is ultimately a matter of faith and it is this faith which is the basis of the religious man's attribution of a design or meaning for the reality.
The modes of action are different in science and religion. Science relies on experiment, whereas religion is based on experience. Any religious experience, whether it is Christ's or Ramakrishna's, is personal and subjective. Science, on the other hand, is marked by objectivity. Theory has to be corroborated by tangible proof. Science benefits mankind by providing material comforts. The frontiers of science do not end in knowledge but are extended to the formation of appliances for actual use. Science, it has been somewhat unfairly charged, cultivates the materialistic thinking. However, it has to be admitted that the mental attitude promoted by religion is entirely different, while the basis of scientific progress is unbridled curiosity and courageous endeavour, the truly religious spirit cavils at such presumption that man's mind can penetrate the mysteries of the universe. Science promotes fearless inquiry while an essential ingredient of religion is the humility born of fear of God. Science incorporates a love of experimental knowledge, while religion does not believe in the rational approach.
 
According to the passage which of the following statement is INCORRECT?
Options:
1) science analysis tangible entities
2) religion is concerned with the 'why' of reality
3) religion follows the metaphysical faith
4) science is based on experience
Correct Answer: science is based on experience
 
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.
 
Science and religion – the two terms have come to signify a mutual antagonism. The two, it is commonly declared, are poles apart; their spheres of activity and their methods differ widely, so much so that they are considered to be irreconcilable.
On the face of it, science and religion appear to be the two opposite poles of man's consciousness. Science is basically concerned with the material world; its efforts are directed towards unraveling the “how” of reality while religion is concerned with the “why” of reality. Science deals with analyzing tangible entities into its minutest parts, and then arrives at conclusions about the way in which tangible realities are organized. While science is analytical, religion takes the ultimate reality for granted. Religion follows the metaphysical path; the concept of God is ultimately a matter of faith and it is this faith which is the basis of the religious man's attribution of a design or meaning for the reality.
The modes of action are different in science and religion. Science relies on experiment, whereas religion is based on experience. Any religious experience, whether it is Christ's or Ramakrishna's, is personal and subjective. Science, on the other hand, is marked by objectivity. Theory has to be corroborated by tangible proof. Science benefits mankind by providing material comforts. The frontiers of science do not end in knowledge but are extended to the formation of appliances for actual use. Science, it has been somewhat unfairly charged, cultivates the materialistic thinking. However, it has to be admitted that the mental attitude promoted by religion is entirely different, while the basis of scientific progress is unbridled curiosity and courageous endeavour, the truly religious spirit cavils at such presumption that man's mind can penetrate the mysteries of the universe. Science promotes fearless inquiry while an essential ingredient of religion is the humility born of fear of God. Science incorporates a love of experimental knowledge, while religion does not believe in the rational approach.
 
Which of the following reason provided material comforts to people in case of science?
Options:
1) the subjectivity of science
2) tangible proofs of the theories of science
3) materialistic thinking being cultivated by science
4) promotion of fearless inquiry by science
Correct Answer: tangible proofs of the theories of science
 
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.
 
Science and religion – the two terms have come to signify a mutual antagonism. The two, it is commonly declared, are poles apart; their spheres of activity and their methods differ widely, so much so that they are considered to be irreconcilable.
On the face of it, science and religion appear to be the two opposite poles of man's consciousness. Science is basically concerned with the material world; its efforts are directed towards unraveling the “how” of reality while religion is concerned with the “why” of reality. Science deals with analyzing tangible entities into its minutest parts, and then arrives at conclusions about the way in which tangible realities are organized. While science is analytical, religion takes the ultimate reality for granted. Religion follows the metaphysical path; the concept of God is ultimately a matter of faith and it is this faith which is the basis of the religious man's attribution of a design or meaning for the reality.
The modes of action are different in science and religion. Science relies on experiment, whereas religion is based on experience. Any religious experience, whether it is Christ's or Ramakrishna's, is personal and subjective. Science, on the other hand, is marked by objectivity. Theory has to be corroborated by tangible proof. Science benefits mankind by providing material comforts. The frontiers of science do not end in knowledge but are extended to the formation of appliances for actual use. Science, it has been somewhat unfairly charged, cultivates the materialistic thinking. However, it has to be admitted that the mental attitude promoted by religion is entirely different, while the basis of scientific progress is unbridled curiosity and courageous endeavour, the truly religious spirit cavils at such presumption that man's mind can penetrate the mysteries of the universe. Science promotes fearless inquiry while an essential ingredient of religion is the humility born of fear of God. Science incorporates a love of experimental knowledge, while religion does not believe in the rational approach.
 
What can be the suitable title for the passage?
Options:
1) Science and Religion – Possibility of Reconcile
2) Science is better than Religion
3) Religion is better than Science
4) Science and Religion
Correct Answer: Science and Religion
 

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