SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 01 July 2017" Shift-1 (English Comprehension/अंग्रेजी परिज्ञान)

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SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 01 July 2017" Shift-1

(English Comprehension/अंग्रेजी परिज्ञान)

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'.

Several visitors are (1)/ expected to visit the (2)/ trade fair this weekend. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4

Correct Answer: 4

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'.

Our professor taught us that (1)/ one should respect the (2)/ religions of others as much as his own. (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'.

No sooner had she arrive that her (1)/ friends arranged a reception in her (2)/ honour in the best resort in the town. (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'.

Tell me (1)/ what all you know about it (2)/ before I take a decision in the matter. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4

Correct Answer: 3

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'.

During India's struggle for (1)/ freedom many brilliant students (2)/ gave up their studies by Bhagat Singh's call. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4

Correct Answer: 3

QID : 156 - In the following question, the sentence given with a 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.

Suman has _____ for the final round of the competition.

Options:

1) superior
2) decided
3) declared
4) qualified

Correct Answer: qualified

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.

Her supporters began to _____ and she was left alone.

Options:

1) fall over
2) fall away
3) fall off
4) fall on

Correct Answer: fall away

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.

No _____ than fifteen boys failed in a class of forty.

Options:

1) little
2) less
3) few
4) fewer

Correct Answer: fewer

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.

Sania was compensated _____ the loss of her belongings at the airport.

Options:

1) for
2) of
3) against
4) over

Correct Answer: for

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.

Suraj is acquainted _____ Kapil.

Options:

1) of
2) with
3) from
4) to

Correct Answer: with

QID : 161 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Amateur

Options:

1) timid
2) beginner
3) weary
4) dispirited

Correct Answer: beginner

QID : 162 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Gumption

Options:

1) acumen
2) starry
3) futile
4) fallow

Correct Answer: acumen

QID : 163 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Laconic

Options:

1) shrewd
2) whim
3) climax
4) concise

Correct Answer: concise

QID : 164 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Valedictory

Options:

1) hesitant
2) terminal
3) ridicule
4) deception

Correct Answer: terminal

QID : 165 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Denouement

Options:

1) climax
2) systematic
3) improper
4) glorious

Correct Answer: climax

QID : 166 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Bucolic

Options:

1) rustic
2) dull
3) tranquil
4) fierce

Correct Answer: fierce

QID : 167 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Compendium

Options:

1) expansion
2) reference
3) precis
4) outline

Correct Answer: expansion

QID : 168 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Chastise

Options:

1) praise
2) resist
3) prefer
4) repel

Correct Answer: praise

QID : 169 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Daunt

Options:

1) rejoice
2) encourage
3) decrease
4) discard

Correct Answer: encourage

QID : 170 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Oblivious

Options:

1) hideous
2) victorious
3) conscious
4) advantageous

Correct Answer: conscious

QID : 171 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

An iron will

Options:

1) A widely debated issue
2) A fair bargain
3) An impracticable plan
4) A firm opinion

Correct Answer: A firm opinion

QID : 172 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Get into a soup

Options:

1) To make things difficult
2) To be worrisome
3) To be familiar of
4) To get an advantage

Correct Answer: To make things difficult

QID : 173 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Haul over the coals

Options:

1) Talk irrelevantly
2) Laugh heartily
3) To scold
4) Without hope

Correct Answer: To scold

QID : 174 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To carry the day

Options:

1) To run away
2) To die while in service
3) To take an unimportant task
4) To succeed

Correct Answer: To succeed

QID : 175 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Go over

Options:

1) Continue
2) Review
3) Harmonize
4) Terminate

Correct Answer: Review

QID : 176 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Neha was too clever to (see through Rohan's tricks).

Options:

1) see at Rohan's tricks.
2) see into Rohan's tricks.
3) see Rohan's tricks.
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: no improvement

QID : 177 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

He has been working (off and on) for several years on this theory.

Options:

1) regularly
2) on or off
3) on and off
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: on and off

QID : 178 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

I am definitely late, the bus (will have left) the bus stop by the time I reach there.

Options:

1) would have left
2) will be leaving
3) will leave
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: would have left

Candidate Answer: would have left

QID : 179 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

(Having had) in the USA Embassy for a long time, Mr. Gupta has met many prominent personalities.

Options:

1) He has been
2) Having been
3) Had he been
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: Having been

QID : 180 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

The guest stood quietly for (few) moments.

Options:

1) a few moments
2) the few moments
3) few time
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: a few moments

QID : 181 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Government by a few people

Options:

1) aristocracy
2) oligarchy
3) dictatorship
4) bureaucracy

Correct Answer: oligarchy

QID : 182 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

The state of living unmarried

Options:

1) celibacy
2) neogamist
3) chaperon
4) implorer

Correct Answer: celibacy

QID : 183 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

An event which happens once in five years

Options:

1) septennial
2) quinquennial
3) interregnum
4) pun

Correct Answer: quinquennial

QID : 184 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

A person who looks after horses at an inn

Options:

1) matron
2) chandler
3) ostler
4) effeminate

Correct Answer: ostler

QID : 185 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

To struggle helplessly

Options:

1) implorer
2) yokel
3) flounder
4) chum

Correct Answer: flounder

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) adherent
2) aironaut
3) adversary
4) admissible

Correct Answer: aironaut

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) passenger
2) quarrelled
3) remittance
4) attendence

Correct Answer: attendence

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) beautisian
2) bilingual
3) barbarian
4) balloon

Correct Answer: beautisian

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) embarrassment
2) exasperation
3) emanicipation
4) fermentation

Correct Answer: emanicipation

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) gorgeous
2) granduer
3) gratuitous
4) glutton

Correct Answer: granduer

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.

Youth is the _____ gift of the god, says an old "upanishad". Let us _____ in it. It is the great formative _____ of our life, brief but powerful. We are then able to _____ the world with feelings pure and with _____ unworldly.

Youth is the _____ gift of the god, says an old "upanishad".

Options:

1) inexpensive
2) best
3) useless
4) small

Correct Answer: best

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.

Youth is the _____ gift of the god, says an old "upanishad". Let us _____ in it. It is the great formative _____ of our life, brief but powerful. We are then able to _____ the world with feelings pure and with _____ unworldly.

Let us _____ in it. It is the great formative

Options:

1) rejoice
2) live
3) dance
4) sleep

Correct Answer: rejoice

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.

Youth is the _____ gift of the god, says an old "upanishad". Let us _____ in it. It is the great formative _____ of our life, brief but powerful. We are then able to _____ the world with feelings pure and with _____ unworldly.

_____ of our life, brief but powerful.

Options:

1) lesson
2) resource
3) period
4) idea

Correct Answer: period

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.

Youth is the _____ gift of the god, says an old "upanishad". Let us _____ in it. It is the great formative _____ of our life, brief but powerful. We are then able to _____ the world with feelings pure and with _____ unworldly

We are then able to _____ the world with feelings pure

Options:

1) challenge
2) roam
3) target
4) face

Correct Answer: face

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.

Youth is the _____ gift of the god, says an old "upanishad". Let us _____ in it. It is the great formative _____ of our life, brief but powerful. We are then able to _____ the world with feelings pure and with _____ unworldly.

and with _____ unworldly.

Options:

1) ambitions
2) passively
3) religiously
4) resources

Correct Answer: ambitions

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.

Antarctica is a mostly unpopulated continent. It is the coldest, driest and most remote place in the world. And it is the world's only continent that does not have a native population. No single country owns the Antarctic.
However a number of countries, including Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, France and the United Kingdom, have already laid claim to the Antarctic and others will probably follow. In some areas of the continent, two countries claim the same land.

The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 and creates the rules for the exploration of the Antarctic. The treaty forbids military activity in the Antarctic, as well as mining. Many countries, however, think that there are valuable materials and minerals locked up under the frozen Antarctic ice. In addition, the treaty bans nuclear testing as well as dumping nuclear waste. The Antarctic Treaty was made to protect the continent and avoid further disputes. By 2048, the treaty must be renewed. New rules and regulations could be imposed by then.

Currently, almost all of the 70 bases in the Antarctic are used for research and scientific activity. The snow-covered continent is perfect for tracking satellites and space research because it offers clear blue, cloudless skies. Climatologists are studying the development of the ozone layer with growing concern. It was here that a hole in the layer was discovered for the first time. More than 4000 scientists operate the research stations in the Antarctic summer, while only about a thousand populate the continent during the harsh and severe winters.

Environmentalists fear that exploiting Antarctica for military and economic reasons will damage the environment. At present, there is no economic activity in Antarctica, except for cruise ships that travel around the continent. This could change, if a new treaty allows mining in the Antarctic. As mineral resources are dwindling in other areas, nations could turn to Antarctica to find and exploit valuable raw materials.

Some geologists say that there are over 200 billion barrels of oil under the Antarctic ice. At the moment getting at these reserves would be very expensive. In addition, economic experts claim that there are large amounts of coal, nickel and copper under the Antarctic ice.

Which country's name is not being mentioned in the passage?

Options:

1) Argentina
2) Chile
3) New Zealand
4) Austria

Correct Answer: Austria

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.

Antarctica is a mostly unpopulated continent. It is the coldest, driest and most remote place in the world. And it is the world's only continent that does not have a native population. No single country owns the Antarctic. However a number of countries, including Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, France and the United Kingdom, have already laid claim to the Antarctic and others will probably follow. In some areas of the continent, two countries claim the same land.

The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 and creates the rules for the exploration of the Antarctic. The treaty forbids military activity in the Antarctic, as well as mining. Many countries, however, think that there are valuable materials and minerals locked up under the frozen Antarctic ice. In addition, the treaty bans nuclear testing as well as dumping nuclear waste. The Antarctic Treaty was made to protect the continent and avoid further disputes. By 2048, the treaty must be renewed. New rules and regulations could be imposed by then.

Currently, almost all of the 70 bases in the Antarctic are used for research and scientific activity. The snow-covered continent is perfect for tracking satellites and space research because it offers clear blue, cloudless skies. Climatologists are studying the development of the ozone layer with growing concern. It was here that a hole in the layer was discovered for the first time. More than 4000 scientists operate the research stations in the Antarctic summer, while only about a thousand populate the continent during the harsh and severe winters.

Environmentalists fear that exploiting Antarctica for military and economic reasons will damage the environment. At present, there is no economic activity in Antarctica, except for cruise ships that travel around the continent. This could change, if a new treaty allows mining in the Antarctic. As mineral resources are dwindling in other areas, nations could turn to Antarctica to find and exploit valuable raw materials.

Some geologists say that there are over 200 billion barrels of oil under the Antarctic ice. At the moment getting at these reserves would be very expensive. In addition, economic experts claim that there are large amounts of coal, nickel and copper under the Antarctic ice.

When was the Antarctic Treaty signed?

Options:

1) 1959
2) 1958
3) 1960
4) 1969

Correct Answer: 1959

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.

Antarctica is a mostly unpopulated continent. It is the coldest, driest and most remote place in the world. And it is the world's only continent that does not have a native population. No single country owns the Antarctic. However a number of countries, including Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, France and the United Kingdom, have already laid claim to the Antarctic and others will probably follow. In some areas of the continent, two countries claim the same land.
The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 and creates the rules for the exploration of the Antarctic. The treaty forbids military activity in the Antarctic, as well as mining. Many countries, however, think that there are valuable materials and minerals locked up under the frozen Antarctic ice. In addition, the treaty bans nuclear testing as well as dumping nuclear waste. The Antarctic Treaty was made to protect the continent and avoid further disputes. By 2048, the treaty must be renewed. New rules and regulations could be imposed by then.

Currently, almost all of the 70 bases in the Antarctic are used for research and scientific activity. The snow-covered continent is perfect for tracking satellites and space research because it offers clear blue, cloudless skies. Climatologists are studying the development of the ozone layer with growing concern. It was here that a hole in the layer was discovered for the first time. More than 4000 scientists operate the research stations in the Antarctic summer, while only about a thousand populate the continent during the harsh and severe winters.

Environmentalists fear that exploiting Antarctica for military and economic reasons will damage the environment. At present, there is no economic activity in Antarctica, except for cruise ships that travel around the continent. This could change, if a new treaty allows mining in the Antarctic. As mineral resources are dwindling in other areas, nations could turn to Antarctica to find and exploit valuable raw materials.

Some geologists say that there are over 200 billion barrels of oil under the Antarctic ice. At the moment getting at these reserves would be very expensive. In addition, economic experts claim that there are large amounts of coal, nickel and copper under the Antarctic ice.

Why was Antarctic Treaty signed?

Options:

1) to protect the continent
2) to ban dumping of nuclear waste
3) to create rules for its exploration
4) All of these.

Correct Answer: All of these.

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.

Antarctica is a mostly unpopulated continent. It is the coldest, driest and most remote place in the world. And it is the world's only continent that does not have a native population. No single country owns the Antarctic. However a number of countries, including Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, France and the United Kingdom, have already laid claim to the Antarctic and others will probably follow. In some areas of the continent, two countries claim the same land.

The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 and creates the rules for the exploration of the Antarctic. The treaty forbids military activity in the Antarctic, as well as mining. Many countries, however, think that there are valuable materials and minerals locked up under the frozen Antarctic ice. In addition, the treaty bans nuclear testing as well as dumping nuclear waste. The Antarctic Treaty was made to protect the continent and avoid further disputes. By 2048, the treaty must be renewed. New rules and regulations could be imposed by then.

Currently, almost all of the 70 bases in the Antarctic are used for research and scientific activity. The snow-covered continent is perfect for tracking satellites and space research because it offers clear blue, cloudless skies. Climatologists are studying the development of the ozone layer with growing concern. It was here that a hole in the layer was discovered for the first time. More than 4000 scientists operate the research stations in the Antarctic summer, while only about a thousand populate the continent during the harsh and severe winters.

Environmentalists fear that exploiting Antarctica for military and economic reasons will damage the environment. At present, there is no economic activity in Antarctica, except for cruise ships that travel around the continent. This could change, if a new treaty allows mining in the Antarctic. As mineral resources are dwindling in other areas, nations could turn to Antarctica to find and exploit valuable raw materials.

Some geologists say that there are over 200 billion barrels of oil under the Antarctic ice. At the moment getting at these reserves would be very expensive. In addition, economic experts claim that there are large amounts of coal, nickel and copper under the Antarctic ice.

Why did environmentalists have fear of exploiting Antarctica for military and economic reasons?

Options:

1) unfavourable weather conditions
2) high involvement of cost
3) damage to environment
4) None of these

Correct Answer: damage to environment

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.

Antarctica is a mostly unpopulated continent. It is the coldest, driest and most remote place in the world. And it is the world's only continent that does not have a native population. No single country owns the Antarctic. However a number of countries, including Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, France and the United Kingdom, have already laid claim to the Antarctic and others will probably follow. In some areas of the continent, two countries claim the same land.
The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 and creates the rules for the exploration of the Antarctic. The treaty forbids military activity in the Antarctic, as well as mining. Many countries, however, think that there are valuable materials and minerals locked up under the frozen Antarctic ice. In addition, the treaty bans nuclear testing as well as dumping nuclear waste. The Antarctic Treaty was made to protect the continent and avoid further disputes. By 2048, the treaty must be renewed. New rules and regulations could be imposed by then.

Currently, almost all of the 70 bases in the Antarctic are used for research and scientific activity. The snow-covered continent is perfect for tracking satellites and space research because it offers clear blue, cloudless skies. Climatologists are studying the development of the ozone layer with growing concern. It was here that a hole in the layer was discovered for the first time. More than 4000 scientists operate the research stations in the Antarctic summer, while only about a thousand populate the continent during the harsh and severe winters.

Environmentalists fear that exploiting Antarctica for military and economic reasons will damage the environment. At present, there is no economic activity in Antarctica, except for cruise ships that travel around the continent. This could change, if a new treaty allows mining in the Antarctic. As mineral resources are dwindling in other areas, nations could turn to Antarctica to find and exploit valuable raw materials.

Some geologists say that there are over 200 billion barrels of oil under the Antarctic ice. At the moment getting at these reserves would be very expensive. In addition, economic experts claim that there are large amounts of coal, nickel and copper under the Antarctic ice.

According to the passage, the reserves of which mineral is not found under the Antarctic ice?

Options:

1) coal
2) iron
3) nickel
4) copper

Correct Answer: iron

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