SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 01 July 2017" Shift-2 (English Comprehension/अंग्रेजी परिज्ञान)

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SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 01 July 2017" Shift-2

(English Comprehension/अंग्रेजी परिज्ञान)

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'. Madhuri and I have done my (1)/ work patiently and diligently (2)/ just for our safe and secure future. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 1

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'. Sunita is feeling little uncomfortable today (1)/ because she is ill, so she can perform (2)/ her work after having some rest for a while. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 2

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'. We must (1)/ denounce justice (2)/ and oppression. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:   

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

Correct Answer: 2

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’. I don’t think, Neha is a wiser as (1)/ Sonali, so she is not (2)/ competent for this job. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 1

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'. In the Mathematics class, I sit next to (1)/ Raj, who is the captain of the basket ball (2)/ team and undoubtedly the best basket ball player in Delhi. (3)/ No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 4

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.
The examination will commence _____ next week.

Options:

1) since
2) from
3) on
4) with

Correct Answer: from

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.
Sunita said that she had never _____ a book she liked so much.

Options:

1) viewed on
2) come across
3) held upon
4) saw into

Correct Answer: come across

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.
Everything hinges _____ what happens next.

Options:

1) of
2) with
3) in
4) upon

Correct Answer: upon

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.
Her father died because they did not immediately _____ a doctor.

Options:

1) call for
2) call up
3) call at
4) call in

Correct Answer: call up

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.
Although his brother is blind, he is very fast _____ calculations.

Options:

1) in
2) with
3) at
4) about

Correct Answer: at

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

Perfidious

Options:

1) vigour
2) disloyal
3) bondage
4) relinquish

Correct Answer: disloyal

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

Apparition

Options:

1) award
2) correct
3) spirit
4) revenge

Correct Answer: spirit

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

Insolent

Options:

1) bold
2) dirty
3) feud
4) lucid

Correct Answer: bold

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

Sordid

Options:

1) unpleasant
2) variant
3) rigidity
4) tender

Correct Answer: unpleasant

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

Tenuous

Options:

1) wry
2) linger
3) clean
4) thin

Correct Answer: thin

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

Babel

Options:

1) handsome
2) quiet
3) ignorant
4) careless

Correct Answer: quiet ]

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

Derisive

Options:

1) lenient
2) respectful
3) extravagant
4) hostile

Correct Answer: respectful

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

Reckless

Options:

1) puzzling
2) preacher
3) spiritual
4) cautious

Correct Answer: cautious

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

Arcane

Options:

1) public
2) dark
3) evasive
4) secret

Correct Answer: public

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

Wreck

Options:

1) advance
2) surfeit
3) triumph
4) build

Correct Answer: build

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

Swelled head

Options:

1) Tired
2) Timid
3) Dreamer
4) Pride

Correct Answer: Pride

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

To sow the dragon's teeth

Options:

1) To disturb the work
2) To suspect something foul
3) To take some action
4) To act foolishly

Correct Answer: To take some action

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

Get around

Options:

1) Persuade
2) Recall
3) Exclude
4) Avoid

Correct Answer: Avoid

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

To cudgel one's brains

Options:

1) To think hard
2) To kill by shooting in the head
3) To manipulate
4) To oppose someone

Correct Answer: To think hard

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

Broke Priscian's head

Options:

1) To use bad grammar
2) To quarrel
3) To hurt with grief
4) To put an end to

Correct Answer: To use bad grammar

376 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

(No sooner I saw) the lizard than I ran away.

Options:

1) As soon as I saw
2) No sooner I had seen
3) No sooner did I see
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: No sooner did I see

377 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Rohit (did many mischiefs).

Options:

1) committed many mischiefs
2) made many a mischiefs
3) made much mischiefs
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: committed many mischiefs

378 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

The police (broke away)the concert as it turned violent.

Options:

1) broke through
2) broke up
3) broke off
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: broke up

379 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Reena cannot (put forth)with her nasty fellow.

Options:

1) put in
2) put out
3) put up
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: put up

380 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

The kid jumped with delight on seeing the (joker) at the circus.

Options:

1) dud
2) ruffian
3) clown
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: clown

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

To move along with quick, short twistings

Options:

1) limp
2) stroll
3) wriggle
4) stride

Correct Answer: wriggle

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

Put off for a future time

Options:

1) codify
2) reticent
3) procrastinate
4) retaliate

Correct Answer: procrastinate

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

Greedy for money

Options:

1) agnostic
2) rapacious
3) oblation
4) celibacy

Correct Answer: rapacious

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

Speak in a very low tone

Options:

1) whisper
2) murmur
3) bass
4) baritone

Correct Answer: whisper

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

Search for something

Options:

1) chum
2) hurl
3) solemnize
4) quest

Correct Answer: quest

386 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

Options:

1) appreciation
2) appropriate
3) apearance
4) assassination

Correct Answer: apearance

387 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

Options:

1) coalition
2) cofficient
3) classification
4) christmas

Correct Answer: cofficient

388 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

Options:

1) convenience
2) customary
3) coveteus
4) counselor

Correct Answer: coveteus

389 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

Options:

1) leneint
2) leisure
3) liquefier
4) lieutenant

Correct Answer: leneint

390 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

Options:

1) subsequence
2) secretariate
3) superstitious
4) superintendent

Correct Answer: secretariate

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.

One's mental attitude plays a very _____ role in one's life and _____. One's attitude must be healthy, active and reasonably _____. One must begin the day with a happy, energetic and _____ resolution with a firm _____ in God's moral order and divine justice. This attitude will change the entire complexion of life and make one more active, assertive and successful.

One's mental attitude plays a very _____ role

Options:

1) negligible
2) disgusting
3) important
4) mere

Correct Answer: important

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.

One's mental attitude plays a very _____ role in one's life and _____. One's attitude must be healthy, active and reasonably _____. One must begin the day with a happy, energetic and _____ resolution with a firm _____ in God's moral order and divine justice. This attitude will change the entire complexion of life and make one more active, assertive and successful.

in one's life and _____.

Options:

1) others
2) dreams
3) attitude
4) career

Correct Answer: career

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.

One's mental attitude plays a very _____ role in one's life and _____. One's attitude must be healthy, active and reasonably _____. One must begin the day with a happy, energetic and _____ resolution with a firm _____ in God's moral order and divine justice. This attitude will change the entire complexion of life and make one more active, assertive and successful.

One's attitude must be healthy, active and reasonably _____.

Options:

1) optimistic
2) pessimistic
3) balanced
4) challenging

Correct Answer: optimistic

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.

One's mental attitude plays a very _____ role in one's life and _____. One's attitude must be healthy, active and reasonably _____. One must begin the day with a happy, energetic and _____ resolution with a firm _____ in God's moral order and divine justice. This attitude will change the entire complexion of life and make one more active, assertive and successful.

day with a happy, energetic and _____ resolution

Options:

1) mere
2) large
3) hopeful
4) significant

Correct Answer: hopeful

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.

One's mental attitude plays a very _____ role in one's life and _____. One's attitude must be healthy, active and reasonably _____. One must begin the day with a happy, energetic and _____ resolution with a firm _____ in God's moral order and divine justice. This attitude will change the entire complexion of life and make one more active, assertive and successful.

with a firm _____ in God's moral order and divine justice.

Options:

1) resolution
2) decision
3) faith
4) idea

Correct Answer: faith

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.

The Ganges is one of the largest rivers in Asia. It rises in the Himalaya Mountains and flows over 2,500 km through India and Bangladesh into the Bay of Bengal. However, the Ganges, India's holy river, is also one of the most polluted in the world. The Ganges River basin has a size of over 1 million square km. It lies in one of the most populous regions on earth. About 500 million people, half of India's overall population, live in the Ganges river plains.

There are many causes of Ganges river pollution. About 2 million Hindus bathe in the river every day. During religious ceremonies, up to a hundred million people clean their sins away in the Ganges River. They believe that bathing in the river will make them pure. In addition, thousands of bodies are cremated near the river, especially around the holy city, Varanasi. The ashes are often released into Ganges.
The Ganges also provides water for farming land, which is increasing at a tremendous rate. Irrigation projects cause water levels to go down along the river. More and more dams are being erected along India's holy river, mainly to produce energy for Delhi and other large cities in the area.

The river flows through 30 cities with a population of over 100,000 each. Every day, 3 billion litres of untreated water from these big cities pass into the Ganges River, along with remains of animals.
Because of India's lax environmental regulations, industries along the river release chemicals and other poisonous material into the Ganges. In some places they are a thousand times over the allowed limit. Especially India's traditional leather industry needs great amounts of water. In addition, fertilizers from the fields find their way into the ground water, and ultimately flow into the river. Altogether, the amount of industrial pollution has doubled in the past 20 years.

This widespread pollution of the Ganges River has also led to major health problems. Many diseases are common, including cholera, hepatitis and diarrhea.
While India's population keeps growing, more and more people are leaving the countryside and moving to big cities along the Ganges. As a result, the river will not be able to cope with even more people.
Life in the river is also at risk. Recent reports have shown that there is a high level of mercury in some fish. The construction of dams is destroying forests and vegetation, killing off many animal and plants.
Indian authorities are fighting an upward battle towards cleaning up the Ganges River. International organizations have offered help. The World Bank has agreed to give India a loan of up to a billion dollars to clean up the Ganges River.

From which of the following neighbouring countries, The Ganga flow through India into Bay of Bengal?

Options:

1) China
2) Bhutan
3) Bangladesh
4) Sri Lanka

Correct Answer: Bangladesh

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.

The Ganges is one of the largest rivers in Asia. It rises in the Himalaya Mountains and flows over 2,500 km through India and Bangladesh into the Bay of Bengal. However, the Ganges, India's holy river, is also one of the most polluted in the world. The Ganges River basin has a size of over 1 million square km. It lies in one of the most populous regions on earth. About 500 million people, half of India's overall population, live in the Ganges river plains.

There are many causes of Ganges river pollution. About 2 million Hindus bathe in the river every day. During religious ceremonies, up to a hundred million people clean their sins away in the Ganges River. They believe that bathing in the river will make them pure. In addition, thousands of bodies are cremated near the river, especially around the holy city, Varanasi. The ashes are often released into Ganges.
The Ganges also provides water for farming land, which is increasing at a tremendous rate. Irrigation projects cause water levels to go down along the river. More and more dams are being erected along India's holy river, mainly to produce energy for Delhi and other large cities in the area.

The river flows through 30 cities with a population of over 100,000 each. Every day, 3 billion litres of untreated water from these big cities pass into the Ganges River, along with remains of animals.
Because of India's lax environmental regulations, industries along the river release chemicals and other poisonous material into the Ganges. In some places they are a thousand times over the allowed limit. Especially India's traditional leather industry needs great amounts of water. In addition, fertilizers from the fields find their way into the ground water, and ultimately flow into the river. Altogether, the amount of industrial pollution has doubled in the past 20 years.

This widespread pollution of the Ganges River has also led to major health problems. Many diseases are common, including cholera, hepatitis and diarrhea.
While India's population keeps growing, more and more people are leaving the countryside and moving to big cities along the Ganges. As a result, the river will not be able to cope with even more people.
Life in the river is also at risk. Recent reports have shown that there is a high level of mercury in some fish. The construction of dams is destroying forests and vegetation, killing off many animal and plants.
Indian authorities are fighting an upward battle towards cleaning up the Ganges River. International organizations have offered help. The World Bank has agreed to give India a loan of up to a billion dollars to clean up the Ganges River.

How many people (in million) clean their sins away in the Ganga River?

Options:

1) 2
2) 100
3) 500
4) 750

Correct Answer: 100

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.

The Ganges is one of the largest rivers in Asia. It rises in the Himalaya Mountains and flows over 2,500 km through India and Bangladesh into the Bay of Bengal. However, the Ganges, India's holy river, is also one of the most polluted in the world. The Ganges River basin has a size of over 1 million square km. It lies in one of the most populous regions on earth. About 500 million people, half of India's overall population, live in the Ganges river plains.

There are many causes of Ganges river pollution. About 2 million Hindus bathe in the river every day. During religious ceremonies, up to a hundred million people clean their sins away in the Ganges River. They believe that bathing in the river will make them pure. In addition, thousands of bodies are cremated near the river, especially around the holy city, Varanasi. The ashes are often released into Ganges.
The Ganges also provides water for farming land, which is increasing at a tremendous rate. Irrigation projects cause water levels to go down along the river. More and more dams are being erected along India's holy river, mainly to produce energy for Delhi and other large cities in the area.
The river flows through 30 cities with a population of over 100,000 each. Every day, 3 billion litres of untreated water from these big cities pass into the Ganges River, along with remains of animals.
Because of India's lax environmental regulations, industries along the river release chemicals and other poisonous material into the Ganges. In some places they are a thousand times over the allowed limit. Especially India's traditional leather industry needs great amounts of water. In addition, fertilizers from the fields find their way into the ground water, and ultimately flow into the river. Altogether, the amount of industrial pollution has doubled in the past 20 years.
This widespread pollution of the Ganges River has also led to major health problems. Many diseases are common, including cholera, hepatitis and diarrhea.
While India's population keeps growing, more and more people are leaving the countryside and moving to big cities along the Ganges. As a result, the river will not be able to cope with even more people.
Life in the river is also at risk. Recent reports have shown that there is a high level of mercury in some fish. The construction of dams is destroying forests and vegetation, killing off many animal and plants.
Indian authorities are fighting an upward battle towards cleaning up the Ganges River. International organizations have offered help. The World Bank has agreed to give India a loan of up to a billion dollars to clean up the Ganges River.

According to the passage, which disease is not common due to the widespread pollution of the Ganga River?

Options:

1) Influenza
2) Diarrhoea
3) Hepatitis
4) Cholera

Correct Answer: Influenza

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.

The Ganges is one of the largest rivers in Asia. It rises in the Himalaya Mountains and flows over 2,500 km through India and Bangladesh into the Bay of Bengal. However, the Ganges, India's holy river, is also one of the most polluted in the world. The Ganges River basin has a size of over 1 million square km. It lies in one of the most populous regions on earth. About 500 million people, half of India's overall population, live in the Ganges river plains.
There are many causes of Ganges river pollution. About 2 million Hindus bathe in the river every day. During religious ceremonies, up to a hundred million people clean their sins away in the Ganges River. They believe that bathing in the river will make them pure. In addition, thousands of bodies are cremated near the river, especially around the holy city, Varanasi. The ashes are often released into Ganges.
The Ganges also provides water for farming land, which is increasing at a tremendous rate. Irrigation projects cause water levels to go down along the river. More and more dams are being erected along India's holy river, mainly to produce energy for Delhi and other large cities in the area.
The river flows through 30 cities with a population of over 100,000 each. Every day, 3 billion litres of untreated water from these big cities pass into the Ganges River, along with remains of animals.
Because of India's lax environmental regulations, industries along the river release chemicals and other poisonous material into the Ganges. In some places they are a thousand times over the allowed limit. Especially India's traditional leather industry needs great amounts of water. In addition, fertilizers from the fields find their way into the ground water, and ultimately flow into the river. Altogether, the amount of industrial pollution has doubled in the past 20 years.
This widespread pollution of the Ganges River has also led to major health problems. Many diseases are common, including cholera, hepatitis and diarrhea.
While India's population keeps growing, more and more people are leaving the countryside and moving to big cities along the Ganges. As a result, the river will not be able to cope with even more people.
Life in the river is also at risk. Recent reports have shown that there is a high level of mercury in some fish. The construction of dams is destroying forests and vegetation, killing off many animal and plants.
Indian authorities are fighting an upward battle towards cleaning up the Ganges River. International organizations have offered help. The World Bank has agreed to give India a loan of up to a billion dollars to clean up the Ganges River.

According to the passage, which industry in India needs great amount of water?

Options:

1) lock
2) dyeing
3) cloth
4) leather

Correct Answer: leather

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.

The Ganges is one of the largest rivers in Asia. It rises in the Himalaya Mountains and flows over 2,500 km through India and Bangladesh into the Bay of Bengal. However, the Ganges, India's holy river, is also one of the most polluted in the world. The Ganges River basin has a size of over 1 million square km. It lies in one of the most populous regions on earth. About 500 million people, half of India's overall population, live in the Ganges river plains.
There are many causes of Ganges river pollution. About 2 million Hindus bathe in the river every day. During religious ceremonies, up to a hundred million people clean their sins away in the Ganges River. They believe that bathing in the river will make them pure. In addition, thousands of bodies are cremated near the river, especially around the holy city, Varanasi. The ashes are often released into Ganges.
The Ganges also provides water for farming land, which is increasing at a tremendous rate. Irrigation projects cause water levels to go down along the river. More and more dams are being erected along India's holy river, mainly to produce energy for Delhi and other large cities in the area.
The river flows through 30 cities with a population of over 100,000 each. Every day, 3 billion litres of untreated water from these big cities pass into the Ganges River, along with remains of animals.
Because of India's lax environmental regulations, industries along the river release chemicals and other poisonous material into the Ganges. In some places they are a thousand times over the allowed limit. Especially India's traditional leather industry needs great amounts of water. In addition, fertilizers from the fields find their way into the ground water, and ultimately flow into the river. Altogether, the amount of industrial pollution has doubled in the past 20 years.
This widespread pollution of the Ganges River has also led to major health problems. Many diseases are common, including cholera, hepatitis and diarrhea.
While India's population keeps growing, more and more people are leaving the countryside and moving to big cities along the Ganges. As a result, the river will not be able to cope with even more people.
Life in the river is also at risk. Recent reports have shown that there is a high level of mercury in some fish. The construction of dams is destroying forests and vegetation, killing off many animal and plants.
Indian authorities are fighting an upward battle towards cleaning up the Ganges River. International organizations have offered help. The World Bank has agreed to give India a loan of up to a billion dollars to clean up the Ganges River.

Which International organization has agreed to give India a loan of a billion dollar to clean up the Ganga River?

Options:

1) The World Bank
2) IMF
3) ADB
4) IDA

Correct Answer: The World Bank
 

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