SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 03 July 2017" Shift-2 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 03 July 2017" Shift-2

(English Comprehension)

QID : 351 -
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 her husband (1)/ but even her father (2)/ also find her selfish. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
QID : 352 -
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 West Indies team had (1)/ not won any match (2)/ last year. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 4
 
QID : 353 -
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 you inform me of Kanika's (1)/ arrival time I shall go to (2)/ attend her at the airport. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 354 - 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'.
 
Hardly had he come out of the (1)/ cinema hall then the bomb exploded (2)/ and shattered the hall completely. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 355 - 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'.
Because copper prices are going down (1)/ demand for alternative (2)/ products to copper are lessening. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
QID : 356 - 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.
I agree ____ your proposal.
Options:
1) for
2) of
3) to
4) on
Correct Answer: to
 
QID : 357 - 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.
As soon as he received the call _____ the hospital, he left the home.
Options:
1) off
2) with
3) from
4) at
Correct Answer: from
 
QID : 358 - 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.
While travelling to Bangalore I ran _____ a very old friend of mine.
Options:
1) across
2) up
3) against
4) into
Correct Answer: into
 
QID : 359 - 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.
I will leave Australia before three months _____.
Options:
1) would have passed
2) would pass
3) have passed
4) will pass
Correct Answer: have passed
 
QID : 360 - 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.
Ever since Rashmi's parents died, her maternal grandparents had _____ all her needs.
Options:
1) seen off
2) seen through
3) seen to
4) seen by
Correct Answer: seen to
 
QID : 361 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Welter
Options:
1) turmoil
2) laconic
3) difficult
4) vile
Correct Answer: turmoil
 
QID : 362 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Decrepit
Options:
1) firm
2) fate
3) feeble
4) flee
Correct Answer: feeble
 
QID : 363 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Melancholy
Options:
1) thrifty
2) curious
3) sorrowful
4) chastity
Correct Answer: sorrowful
 
QID : 364 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Hysteria
Options:
1) ignorance
2) generous
3) madness
4) expensive
Correct Answer: madness
 
QID : 365 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Reticence
Options:
1) substitute
2) reserve
3) flatter
4) request
Correct Answer: reserve
 
QID : 366 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Expurgate
Options:
1) slide
2) permit
3) decline
4) fall
Correct Answer: permit
 
QID : 367 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Virtuous
Options:
1) sinful
2) disagreeable
3) equivocal
4) incredible
Correct Answer: sinful
 
QID : 368 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Wicked
Options:
1) cautious
2) anxious
3) doubtful
4) righteous
Correct Answer: righteous
 
QID : 369 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Chagrin
Options:
1) remorse
2) sniffle
3) famished
4) pleasure
Correct Answer: pleasure
 
QID : 370 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Diabolical
Options:
1) lavish
2) ornate
3) wicked
4) moral
Correct Answer: moral
 
QID : 371 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Faint hearted
Options:
1) Calm
2) Timid
3) Lovable
4) Courageous
Correct Answer: Timid
 
QID : 372 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
To lead astray
Options:
1) To take back what you have said
2) To misguide
3) To achieve two results with one effort
4) To apologize humbly
Correct Answer: To misguide
 
QID : 373 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
To make a pile
Options:
1) To keep at a distance
2) To make a lot of money
3) To aggravate the situation
4) To face the risk
Correct Answer: To make a lot of money
 
QID : 374 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Back out of
Options:
1) Decimate
2) Record
3) Withdraw
4) Pertain
Correct Answer: Withdraw
 
QID : 375 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Throw over
Options:
1) Enumerate
2) Invent
3) Reprimand
4) Reject
Correct Answer: Reject
 
QID : 376 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
She doesn't hesitate to do whatever her husband (does).
Options:
1) would do
2) did
3) shall do
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: no improvement
 
QID : 377 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
The teacher was angry (with) Rahul as he had not done the homework.
Options:
1) from
2) at
3) on
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: no improvement
 
QID : 378 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Kunal has done nothing (from) yesterday.
Options:
1) since
2) through
3) after
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: since
 
QID : 379 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
The boss has instructed all of us to finish the project by tomorrow, (isn't it)?
Options:
1) didn't she?
2) hasn't she?
3) has she?
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: hasn't she?
 
QID : 380 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Garima has her meal at three, (when she has it), she goes off to sleep.
Options:
1) when she will have it
2) when she has had it
3) when she will have had it
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: when she has had it
 
QID : 381 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
A person who starves the body for the good of the soul
Options:
1) pacifist
2) paranoia
3) ascetic
4) idiosyncrasy
Correct Answer: ascetic
 
QID : 382 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
To make evasive or misleading statement
Options:
1) prevaricate
2) peroration
3) sophist
4) ineffable
Correct Answer: prevaricate
 
QID : 383 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
A very delicate flaw or mistake which is not expected from the person making it
Options:
1) sanguine
2) sacrament
3) solecism
4) sententious
Correct Answer: solecism
 
QID : 384 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
The practice of taking exorbitant or excessive interest on the money lent
Options:
1) emissary
2) usury
3) venal
4) macabre
Correct Answer: usury
 
QID : 385 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Sea with a group of many islands
Options:
1) archipelago
2) scullery
3) ablution
4) etiology
Correct Answer: archipelago
 
QID : 386 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) curriculum
2) couragious
3) collaborate
4) cylinder
Correct Answer: couragious
 
QID : 387 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) deficiency
2) dictionary
3) diaphragm
4) diabeties
Correct Answer: diabeties
 
QID : 388 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) advertise
2) addiction
3) anniversory
4) amateur
Correct Answer: anniversory
 
QID : 389 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) restaurant
2) rhinoceros
3) righteous
4) rehetorical
Correct Answer: rehetorical
 
QID : 390 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) successive
2) tomorrow
3) solemly
4) trespasser
Correct Answer: solemly
 
QID : 391 - 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.
 
Broadly speaking, education aims to _____ to objectives – first, to train the student in such a way as to make his life happy and _____, and secondly to provide him with _____ of various kinds. The knowledge imparted by education embodies the immense _____ acquired by the human race through ages. This knowledge, again, can be classified under two heads-one, relating to the _____ or reasoning, the other relating to the sphere of feeling.
 
Broadly speaking, education aims to _____ two objectives
Options:
1) achieve
2) determine
3) regress
4) mark
Correct Answer: achieve
 
QID : 392 - 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.
 
Broadly speaking, education aims to _____ to objectives – first, to train the student in such a way as to make his life happy and _____, and secondly to provide him with _____ of various kinds. The knowledge imparted by education embodies the immense _____ acquired by the human race through ages. This knowledge, again, can be classified under two heads-one, relating to the _____ or reasoning, the other relating to the sphere of feeling.
 
such a way as to make his life happy and _____,
Options:
1) challenging
2) interesting
3) meaningful
4) boring
Correct Answer: meaningful
 
QID : 393 - 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.
 
Broadly speaking, education aims to _____ to objectives – first, to train the student in such a way as to make his life happy and _____, and secondly to provide him with _____ of various kinds. The knowledge imparted by education embodies the immense _____ acquired by the human race through ages. This knowledge, again, can be classified under two heads-one, relating to the _____ or reasoning, the other relating to the sphere of feeling.
 
and secondly to provide him with _____ of various kinds.
Options:
1) resources
2) power
3) knowledge
4) money
Correct Answer: knowledge
 
QID : 394 - 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.
 
Broadly speaking, education aims to _____ to objectives – first, to train the student in such a way as to make his life happy and _____, and secondly to provide him with _____ of various kinds. The knowledge imparted by education embodies the immense _____ acquired by the human race through ages. This knowledge, again, can be classified under two heads-one, relating to the _____ or reasoning, the other relating to the sphere of feeling.
 
education embodies the immense _____ acquired by the
Options:
1) caliber
2) happiness
3) growth
4) experience
Correct Answer: experience
 
QID : 395 - 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.
 
Broadly speaking, education aims to _____ to objectives – first, to train the student in such a way as to make his life happy and _____, and secondly to provide him with _____ of various kinds. The knowledge imparted by education embodies the immense _____ acquired by the human race through ages. This knowledge, again, can be classified under two heads-one, relating to the _____ or reasoning, the other relating to the sphere of feeling.
 
classified under two heads-one, relating to the _____ or reasoning, the other
Options:
1) emotions
2) intellect
3) senses
4) strength
Correct Answer: intellect
 
QID : 396 - 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.
 
Keeping employees happy, motivated, and on the payroll is one of the key concerns to businesses these days because it's an open market for top talent. A good employee can walk out of the door today and have a comparable or better job tomorrow. Which brings up a very important question: what would the companies do to keep away that person from even thinking about going to work elsewhere? Gone are the days when the monthly paycheck and two weeks' vacation a year were enough to keep employees happy. Employers must come up with irresistible incentives to keep top talent onboard. The results of a recent survey by Fortune Magazine on why people leave their jobs shows that 30 percent leave for better compensation and benefits, 27 percent for a better career opportunity, 27 percent for new experience, 21 percent are dissatisfied with opportunities at current job, and 16 percent desire to change careers or industries. Money is no longer the only major motivator. So, is this an onsite daycare center for working parents? Paying for all or part of their health insurance? Or offering educational assistance or paying for certification? On an annual ski trip, paid foreign tours, onsite car washes and oil changes? Or free laundry and dry cleaning facilities? Or prized stock options? Well it could be anything as long as it can keep the employees motivated. There are perks other than monetary gains or raise in pay package which can make employees feel happy and satisfied and the feel good factor.
 
According to the passage, what is not the key concern of the businesses these days?
Options:
1) happiness of employees
2) motivating employees
3) keeping employees on payroll
4) criticizing the employees performance
Correct Answer: criticizing the employees performance
 
QID : 397 - 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.
 
Keeping employees happy, motivated, and on the payroll is one of the key concerns to businesses these days because it's an open market for top talent. A good employee can walk out of the door today and have a comparable or better job tomorrow. Which brings up a very important question: what would the companies do to keep away that person from even thinking about going to work elsewhere? Gone are the days when the monthly paycheck and two weeks' vacation a year were enough to keep employees happy. Employers must come up with irresistible incentives to keep top talent onboard. The results of a recent survey by Fortune Magazine on why people leave their jobs shows that 30 percent leave for better compensation and benefits, 27 percent for a better career opportunity, 27 percent for new experience, 21 percent are dissatisfied with opportunities at current job, and 16 percent desire to change careers or industries. Money is no longer the only major motivator. So, is this an onsite daycare center for working parents? Paying for all or part of their health insurance? Or offering educational assistance or paying for certification? On an annual ski trip, paid foreign tours, onsite car washes and oil changes? Or free laundry and dry cleaning facilities? Or prized stock options? Well it could be anything as long as it can keep the employees motivated. There are perks other than monetary gains or raise in pay package which can make employees feel happy and satisfied and the feel good factor.
 
What does employers do to its employees now-a-days to keep top talent onboard?
Options:
1) monthly pay check
2) irresistible incentives
3) two weeks' vacation a year
4) maternity leaves
Correct Answer: irresistible incentives
 
QID : 398 - 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.
 
Keeping employees happy, motivated, and on the payroll is one of the key concerns to businesses these days because it's an open market for top talent. A good employee can walk out of the door today and have a comparable or better job tomorrow. Which brings up a very important question: what would the companies do to keep away that person from even thinking about going to work elsewhere? Gone are the days when the monthly paycheck and two weeks' vacation a year were enough to keep employees happy. Employers must come up with irresistible incentives to keep top talent onboard. The results of a recent survey by Fortune Magazine on why people leave their jobs shows that 30 percent leave for better compensation and benefits, 27 percent for a better career opportunity, 27 percent for new experience, 21 percent are dissatisfied with opportunities at current job, and 16 percent desire to change careers or industries. Money is no longer the only major motivator. So, is this an onsite daycare center for working parents? Paying for all or part of their health insurance? Or offering educational assistance or paying for certification? On an annual ski trip, paid foreign tours, onsite car washes and oil changes? Or free laundry and dry cleaning facilities? Or prized stock options? Well it could be anything as long as it can keep the employees motivated. There are perks other than monetary gains or raise in pay package which can make employees feel happy and satisfied and the feel good factor.
 
Which of the following reason is not being mentioned in the passage in regard to people leaving their jobs?
Options:
1) family constraints especially after getting married
2) dissatisfaction with opportunities at current job
3) better compensation and benefits in new job
4) to have a new experience
Correct Answer: family constraints especially after getting married
 
QID : 399 - 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.
 
Keeping employees happy, motivated, and on the payroll is one of the key concerns to businesses these days because it's an open market for top talent. A good employee can walk out of the door today and have a comparable or better job tomorrow. Which brings up a very important question: what would the companies do to keep away that person from even thinking about going to work elsewhere? Gone are the days when the monthly paycheck and two weeks' vacation a year were enough to keep employees happy. Employers must come up with irresistible incentives to keep top talent onboard. The results of a recent survey by Fortune Magazine on why people leave their jobs shows that 30 percent leave for better compensation and benefits, 27 percent for a better career opportunity, 27 percent for new experience, 21 percent are dissatisfied with opportunities at current job, and 16 percent desire to change careers or industries. Money is no longer the only major motivator. So, is this an onsite daycare center for working parents? Paying for all or part of their health insurance? Or offering educational assistance or paying for certification? On an annual ski trip, paid foreign tours, onsite car washes and oil changes? Or free laundry and dry cleaning facilities? Or prized stock options? Well it could be anything as long as it can keep the employees motivated. There are perks other than monetary gains or raise in pay package which can make employees feel happy and satisfied and the feel good factor.
 
What does feel good factor mean with respect to employees?
Options:
1) monetary gains to employees
2) social acceptance
3) opportunity given to employees to work abroad
4) anything which can keep employees happy and satisfied
Correct Answer: anything which can keep employees happy and satisfied
 
QID : 400 - 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.
 
Keeping employees happy, motivated, and on the payroll is one of the key concerns to businesses these days because it's an open market for top talent. A good employee can walk out of the door today and have a comparable or better job tomorrow. Which brings up a very important question: what would the companies do to keep away that person from even thinking about going to work elsewhere? Gone are the days when the monthly paycheck and two weeks' vacation a year were enough to keep employees happy. Employers must come up with irresistible incentives to keep top talent onboard. The results of a recent survey by Fortune Magazine on why people leave their jobs shows that 30 percent leave for better compensation and benefits, 27 percent for a better career opportunity, 27 percent for new experience, 21 percent are dissatisfied with opportunities at current job, and 16 percent desire to change careers or industries. Money is no longer the only major motivator. So, is this an onsite daycare center for working parents? Paying for all or part of their health insurance? Or offering educational assistance or paying for certification? On an annual ski trip, paid foreign tours, onsite car washes and oil changes? Or free laundry and dry cleaning facilities? Or prized stock options? Well it could be anything as long as it can keep the employees motivated. There are perks other than monetary gains or raise in pay package which can make employees feel happy and satisfied and the feel good factor.
 
What can be the suitable title for the passage?
Options:
1) Incentives to employees
2) Money – a major motivator for employees
3) Giving employees a feel good factor
4) Challenges to keep employees onboard
Correct Answer: Giving employees a feel good factor
 

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