SSC Multi-Tasking Staff (Non Technical) Exam Mock Test -5
Directions: Read the following passage carefully and
answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you
to locate them while answering some of the questions.
Recent advances in science
and technology have made it possible for geneticists to find out abnormalities
in the unborn foetus and take remedial action to rectify some defects which
would otherwise prove to be fatal to the child. Though genetic engineering is
still at its infancy, scientists can now predict with greater accuracy a genetic
disorder. It is not yet an exact science since they are not in a position to
predict when exactly a genetic disorder will set in. While they have not yet
been able to change the genetic order of the gene in germs, they are optimistic
and are holding out that in the near future they might be successful in
achieving this feat. They have, however, acquired the ability in manipulating
tissue cells. However, genetic misinformation can sometimes be damaging for it
may adversely affect people psychologically. Genetic information may lead to a
tendency to brand some people as inferiors. Genetic information can therefore be
abused and its application in deciding the sex of the foetus and its subsequent
abortion is now hotly debated on ethical lines. But on this issue geneticists
cannot be squarely blamed though this charge has often been levelled at them. It
is mainly a societal problem. At present genetic engineering is a costly process
of detecting disorders but scientists hope to reduce the costs when technology
becomes more advanced. This is why much progress in this area has been possible
in scientifically advanced and rich countries like the USA, UK and Japan. It
remains to be seen if in the future this science will lead to the development of
a race of supermen or will be able to obliterate disease from this world.
51. Which of the following, according of genetics in
becoming an exact science?
(A) Technicians will not be able to determine the time when
genetic disorder will set in
(B) Technicians have not been able to manipulate germ cells.
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) Both A and B
(d) Either A or B
52. Which of the following is the same in meaning as the
word ‘squarely’ as used in the passage?
(d) at right angle
53. Which of the following is not true, according to the
(a) Society is not affected by the research in genetic
(b) Genetic engineers are not able to say some things with certainty.
(c) If genetic information is not properly handled, it will create problems.
(d) Manipulation of genes is presently done only in tissue cell.
54. According to the author, the present state of
knowledge about heredity has made geneticists.
55. What is the tone of the author in the last sentence of
56. Which of the following is not true of the genetic
(a) Possibility of abuse
(b) It is confronted by ethical problems.
(c) Increased tendency to manipulate gene cells.
(d) Acquired ability to detect genetics disorders in unborn babies.
57. Which of the following is the same in meaning as the
word ‘feat’ as used in the passage?
58. Why, according to the author, is genetic
misinformation severely damaging.
(A) The cost involved is very high.
(B) Some people are unjustly branded as inferior.
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor B
59. In the passage, ‘abused’ means
(b) talked about
60. At present genetic engineering can rectify all genetic
disorder, is it?
(c) It can do so only in some cases
(d) Cannot be said
Directions: Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d)
given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to
make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct.
61. Finding himself in financial difficulty, he came
forward me for help and advice.
(a) came across
(b) is come upto
(c) came to
(d) comes with
62. Deepak having been over eighteen years of age, is
entitled to vote.
(a) has been of
(b) being over
(c) who is having over
(d) who is been
63. The magazine that we subscribe to is published
(a) which is subscribed
(b) we are subscribed
(c) whom we subscribe
(d) whichever we subscribe
64. Among of his many good qualities, that I remember is
(a) All of his
(b) Some of the
(c) Only of his
(d) One of his
65. Many of our clients have deposit of this foreign bank.
(a) have deposits in
(b) had deposited
(c) with deposits
(d) have deposited
Directions : In each question below a sentence with
four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (a), (b), (c)
and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or
inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word, which is
wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. The number of that word is your answer.
66. We have incurred (l)/an expense (b)/of over fifty
thousands (c)/this year alone (d)
67. World Earth Day is celebrated (a)/ as a means (b)/to
make people aware (c)/ about the environment/(d)
68. The key issue (l)/discussed (b)/at the meeting was how
to resolve (c)/the food crisis (d)
69. He deserves (a)/some recognition (b)/for working
diligently (c)/for the passed (d)/five years.
70. There are many employment (a)/opportunities (b) /for
fresh graduates (c)/No error(d)
Directions: Rearrange the following six sentences (A),
(B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful
paragraph; then .answer the questions given below them.
(A) The sailor was told it was placed there as a warning
signal to sailors to warn them of the danger.
(B) He returned to the spot a few years later as captain of his own ship.
(C) The ship was at sea for many days and finally anchored near the coastline.
(D) The night was stormy and without a warning signal his ship was wrecked on
that very rock.
(E) One of the sailors on board saw a bell tied to a dangerous submerged rock.
(F) As a joke the sailor decided to steal the bell and hide it despite being
informed of this.
71. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence
72. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence
73. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence
74. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence
75. Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST)
sentence after rearrangement?
Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether
there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the
sentence. The number of that part is the answer.
76. In present the (a)/prices of food grains (b)/are high
all (c)/over the world (d)
77. Majority of the banks (a)/today uses technology (b)/to
reach out to those (c)/living in rural areas (d)\
78. I will give (a)/you the advance (b)/if you repay it as
(c) No error (d).
79. Though he is very (a)/wealthy and powerful (b)/he has
any (c)/concern for the poor (d)
80. Mala has the (a)/liability to handle (b)/ many tasks
at (c)/the same time (d)
Directions : In the following passage there are blanks
each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and
against each five words are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately.
Find out the appropriate word in each case. I had (81) to become a multi purpose
manager. I took three steps to accomplish this. First, I took very (82) part in
professional associations. I (83) the National President of the Indian Society
for Training and Development—one of the (84) organizations for HR professionals.
This helped me to grow professionally. My communication skills (85) . It also
taught me (86) to conduct meetings in an effective manner. My job (87) me to
different arts of the country and I (88) believe that (89) provided me with an
education. I also wrote a lot. Newspaper editors often approached me with (90)
to write articles for their publications.
81. (a) achieved
82. (a) selected
83. (a) elected
84. (a) respected
85. (a) lacked
86. (a) that
87. (a) saw
88. (a) quiet
89. (a) travelling
90. (a) wish
Directions: In each question below a sentence with four
words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (a), (b), (c) and
(d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or
inappropriate in the context of the sentence.
Find out the word, which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate,
if any. The number of that word is your answer.
91. The income (a)/of many people in rural (b)/India is
not adequate (c)/to satisfy (d)/their basic needs.
92. He is always (a)/prompt (b)/in caring (c)/out
93. The revized (a)/rates (b)/of interest will be
effective (c)/immediately (d)
94. Such transactions (a)/are quiet (b)/ expensive (c)/
and time consuming (d)
95. The guidelines (a)/of the new scheme (b)/are expected
(c)/ to be finally (d)
Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether there
is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The
number of that part is the answer.
96. Many multinational companies (a)/have not been as
(b)/successful in India (c)/than we expected (d)
97. He has ruined (a)/his eyesight (b)/by not using (c)/
his spectacles regularly (d)
98. Mostly of the (a)/newly recruited officers (b)/ have
no experience (c) No error (d)
99. The resignation of (a)/one of our directors (b)/ have
caused the price (c)/of shares to fall (d).
100. There are many (a)/ways of which (b)/inflation can
(c)/ be measured (d)