(Download) SSC: CGL Tier-II Exam Paper-II (English Language & Comprehension) Held On: 16-09-2012 [Part -3]


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SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam: 2012 (Tier-2)

Paper – II (Held On 16.09.2012) [Part-3]

English Language & Comprehension

101. He has seen many ups and downs in life but he has never been as much dejected as he is today.

(A) So much in dejection
(B) So dejection
(C) That much dejected
(D) No Improvement

102. Socrates had many disciples and most great of them Plato.

(A) The greatest
(B) Greatest
(C) The greater
(D) No improvement

103. Neither the judge nor I am ready to announce who is the winner.

(A) Are ready to announce who the winner is.

(B) Is ready to announce who is the winner

(C) Am ready to announce who the winner is.

(D) No Improvement

104. The crowd was anomalous but orderly.

(A) Indiscipline
(B) Uncontrollable
(C) Clamorous
(D) No improvement

105. No sooner had I entered the house when the lights went out

(A) Then
(B) Started
(C) Solved
(D) No improvement

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106. The lawyer often instigated arguments

(A) Lost
(B) started
(C) solved
(D) No improvement

107. After adequate deliberations, the council can see scarcely any valid reason for its reviewing

(A) can see scarcely any valid reason for its
(B) Can scarcely see any valid reason for its
(C) cant not see scarcely see valid reason for its
(D) No improvement

108. The vice principal decided to resign when

(A) Passed of
(B) passed out
(C) passed by
(D) No Improvement

109. I always proper staying indoors to go out on a summer day.

(A) than going out
(B) to going out
(C) than to go out
(D) No improvement

110.Were the politicians to assess them selves they would find that they have lost their credibility long back?

(A) have been losing their
(B) had lost their credibility
(C) have lost their credentials
(D) No improvement

111. The opposition is very weak to pose any serious challenge in Uttar Pradesh,

(A) very
(B) rather too much weak
(C) too weak
(D) No improvement

112. The government has no choice than to curtail the subsidies in order to contain the increasing fiscal deficit

(A) but to curtail
(B) only to curtail
(C) other than to curtailing
(D) No improvement

113. There is no place in the bus, it is already over crowded

(A) vacancy
(B) room
(C) berth
(D) No improvement

114. If only I had known about your arrival I might have come to the station to receive might have come to the station to receive you.

(A) Should have
(B) would have
(C) could have
(D) No improvement

115. If he does not succeed this year, he would give examination again next year,

(A) would be giving
(B) will be taking
(C) would take
(D) No improvement

116. Unless the Pakistani government does not demolish the terrorists training camp there can be peace in the region

(A) demolishes
(B) Will not demolish
(C) do not demolish
(D) No improvement

117. A new and stronger Indian society is growing at top of the deep trenches left by centuries of colonial repression

(A) on top of the deep trenches
(B) at to the top of the deep trench
(C) at to the top of the deep trench
(D) No improvement

118. Germany has more neighbors than all European states.

(A) rather than other European states
(B) rather than all European states
(C) than any other European state
(D) No improvement

Directions: In questions No 119 to 145, 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 and mark your answer sheet.

119. The Swami ordered the villager please bring me a glass of water”

(A) The swami ordered the villager to bring him a glass of water.
(B) The swami requested to the villager to bring him a glass of water.
(C) The swami requested told the villager to bring me a glass of water.
(D) The swami requested the villager to bring him a glass of water

120. He said. Will you listen to such a man?”

(A) He asked them would they listen to such a man.
(B) He asked them whether they would listen to such a man
(C) He asked them whether they would listen to such a man.
(D) He asked to them if they would listen to such a man

121. He said, be quiet and listen to my words”

(A) He urged them to be quiet and listen
(B) He asked them to be quiet and listen to my words.
(C) He asked urged them to be quiet and listen to my words
(D) He requests them to be quiet and listen to his words.

122. Do You Know the way home”? Asked I

(A) I asked him did he know the way home
(B) I asked him whether he knew the way home
(C) I asked him if he new the way home
(D) I asked him if he knows the way home

123. How should I answer this question? Father how I should answer this question

(A) The boy asked his father how I should answer this questioning.
(B) The boy asked his father that how I should answer this question
(C) The boy asked his father how he should answer that question.
(D) The boy answer that question.

124. Do you suppose you know better than your own father? Jeered and his mother angrily.

(A) His angry mother jeered and asked him if he supposes he knows better than his own father.
(B) His angry mother jeered and asked him did he suppose he knew better than his own father.
(C) His angry mother jeered and asked if he supposed he knows better than his own father,
(D) His angry mother jeered and asked if he supposed he knew better than his own father

125. Aladin said to the magician, “What have I done to deserve so severe a blow?”

(A) Aladin asked the magician what I had done to deserve so severe a blow.
(B) Aladin asked the magician that what he had done to deserve sp severe a blow.
(C) Aladin asked the magician what he had done to deserve so severe a blow.
(D) Aladin asked the magician what had he done to deserve so severe a blow.

126. Renu said to him, please wait here till I return.

(A) Renu ordered him to wait there till she returned.
(B) Renu requested him to wait there till she returned.
(C) Renu told him to wait there till she returned
(D) Renu requested him to wait there till she returned.

127. He said, Suresh slipped when he was trying he was trying to board a bus.

(A) He told that Suresh had slipped when he was trying to board a bus.
(B) He informed that Suresh had slipped when he was trying to board a bus
(C) He said that Suresh had slipped when he was trying to board a bus
(D) He said that Suresh has slipped when he was trying to board a bus.

128. She said, “Whatever Saraj dose displeases her mother- in law”

(A) She said that whatever saraj did displeased her mother- in-law.
(B) She said thatwhatever Saraj does displeased her mother-in-law
(C) She says that whatever Saraj has been doing displeases her mother-in-law
(D) She told that whatever saraj did displeased her mother-in-law

129. The teacher said.” the earth revolves round the sun.”

(A) The teacher asked if the earth revolves round the sun.
(B) The teacher asked if the earth revolved round the sun.
(C) The teacher said that the earth revolved round the sun.
(D) The teacher said that the earth resolves round the sun.

130. The teacher said tome,” You have not done your homework well.

(A) The teacher told to me that I had not done my home work well.
(B) The teacher told that you have not done your homework well.
(C) The teacher told that you have not done your homework well.
(D) The teacher told that I had not done homework well

131. You said, my parents never liked my accepting any job but I had always wanted to stand on my own feet”

(A) You said that your parents never liked your accepting any job but you had always wanted to stand on your own feet.
(B) You said my parents never liked my accepting any job but I always wanted to stand on my feet.
(C) You said that my parents never liked my accepting any job but I always wanted to stand on my own feet.
(D) You told that your parents never liked you accepting any job but you always wanted to stand on your own feet.

132. The prime Minister said that we should be united to fight the enemy tooth and nail.

(A) The prime Minister requested that we should be united to fight the enemy tooth and nail.
B) The prime Minister said that we should be united to fight the enemy tooth and nail.
(C) The prime Minister said that they shall be united to fight the enemy tooth and nail.
(D) The prime Minister informed that they shall be united to fight the enemy tooth and nail.

133. He said to his beloved. “We we will never desert each other”

(A) He told to his beloved that they shall desert each other.
(B) He reminded his beloved that they will never desert each other.
(C) He said to his beloved that they would workers said that they will not resume work till their salaries are increased.
(B) The representative of the workers said that they have decided not to resume work till their salaries are increased.

134.The representative of the workers said, "We have decided not to resume work till our salaries are increased."

(A) The representatives of the workers said that they will not resume work till their salaries are increased.
(B) The representative of the workers said that they have decided not to resume work till their salaries are increased.
(C) The representative of the workers told that they had decided not to resume work till their salaries were increased
(D) The representatives of the workers said that they had decided not to resume work till their salaries were increased.

135. The speaker said, we have assembled to pay homage to our departed leader.”

(A) The speaker declared they had assembled to pay homage to their departed leader.
(B) The speaker said they assembled to pay homage to their departed leader.
(C) The speaker said that they had assembled to pay homage to their departed leader.
(D) The speaker told that they had assembled to pay homage to their departed leader

136 . A student came to me and said, “Sir I shall be obliged to you if you grant me three days’ leave. I have to go to my village to see my father.”

(A) A student came to me and told me that if he will obliged if I grant him three days’ leave to go to his father in the village.
(B) A student came to me and told me and told to respectfully grant him three days’ leave as he had to see his father in the village
(C) A student came to me and respectfully said that he would be obliged to me if I granted him three day's leave as he had to go to his village to see his father.
(D) She asked whether she will have a happy married life

144. She said to me, “What can I do for you, dear? “

(A) She asked me what could she do for me.
(B) She requested me to tell her what she could do.
(C) She said to me what she could do for me.
(D) She asked me affectionately what she could do for me.

145. He said to the lady, “Why are you weeping so bitterly?”

(A) He asked the lady why she had been weeping so bitterly.
(B) He asked the lady why she weeping so bitterly.
(C) He asked the lady why was she weeping so bitterly.
(D) He said to the lady why she was weeping so bitterly.

PASSAGE I (Questions no. 146-150) In most of the word’s major religions today only one god is worshipped. But in many ancient religions followers worshipped a 146 of gods. God had special 147 and responsibilities, and some could appear in a variety of forms. The myths and 148 of ancient cultures and the rangs of gods worshipped often changed over thousands of years as different gods and goddesses rose and fell in importance. Those listed 149 a selection of the most 150 and long standing gods of the world’s ancient culture.

146 (A) group
(B) Posse
(C) Cartel
(D) Team

147. (A) Contours
(B) Qualities
(C) Characteristics
(D) Features

148. (A) Legends
(B) folktales
(C) stories
(D) fables

149. (A) are
(B) was
(C) were
(D) have been

150. (A) applauded
(B) honored
(C) revered
(D) rebuked

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