SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) Exam : Held on 23-Nov-2017 Shift-2 (English Language and Comprehension)

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SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) Exam : Held on 23-Nov-2017 Shift-2

(English Language and Comprehension)

QID : 1051 - 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'.

What brings them to the (1)/ institute is their dream to (2)/ make the world a better place. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 4

QID : 1052 - 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'.

Ravi fed it (1)/ with green (2)/ chilli but guava. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3

QID : 1053 - In the following question, a sentence is 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.

It is famous for its __________ design.
Options:
1) peculiar
2) peculiarity
3) peculiarly
4) peculiars
Correct Answer: peculiar

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QID : 1054 - In the following question, a sentence is 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.

The sculpture also has ___________ wings jutting out from the forearms.
Options:
1) enormous
2) enormously
3) enormousness
4) enormity
Correct Answer: enormous

QID : 1055 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Extrinsic

Options:
1) Integral
2) Innate
3) Connate
4) Acquired
Correct Answer: Acquired

QID : 1056 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Corroboration

Options:
1) Rebuttal
2) Retraction
3) Veto
4) Affirmation
Correct AnswerAffirmation

QID : 1057 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Gumption
Options:
1) Inanity
2) Acumen
3) Savvy
4) Astuteness
Correct Answer: Inanity

QID : 1058 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Ridicule
Options:
1) Caricature
2) Contempt
3) Flattery
4) Jeer
Correct Answer: Flattery

QID : 1059 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Shoot the breeze
Options:
1) Brag about oneself
2) Talk idly, chat
3) Speak obvious lies
4) Burp after having a good meal
Correct Answer: Talk idly, chat

QID : 1060 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Under my thumb
Options:
1) A very easy task
2) To hide something
3) To pressurise someone to partner with you for a crime
4) Under my control
Correct Answer: Under my control

QID : 1061 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select "no improvement".

Students (are making) to work in the garden.
Options:
1) is made
2) was made
3) are made
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: are made

QID : 1062 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select "no improvement".

After examining the parrot, the vet cleaned the wound, stitched and (will bandage) it.
Options:
1) bandage
2) bandaged
3) bandaging
4) No improvement
Correct Answerbandaged

QID : 1063 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words / sentence.

A mental condition characterized by delusions
Options:
1) Prudent
2) Lucid
3) Paranoia
4) Rational
Correct Answer: Paranoia

QID : 1064 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words / sentence.

Impossible or hard to read or decipher
Options:
1) Lucidity
2) Illegibility
3) Exactitute
4) Palpability
Correct Answer: Illegibility

QID : 1065 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.
Options:
1) etiquete
2) etequette
3) etequete
4) etiquette
Correct Answer: etiquette

QID : 1066 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.
Options:
1) unwearied
2) unvearied
3) unwearyied
4) unvearyied
Correct Answer: unwearied

QID : 1067 - The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

One may believe
X-that the mind consists of
Y-can cause motions in matter
Z-ideas, and may still hold that ideas
Options:
1) XYZ
2) ZYX
3) XZY
4) ZXY
Correct Answer: XZY
 

QID : 1068 - The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

This was the greatest
X-increase in the timing of
Y-seen on record in the Arctic
Z-emergence of spring the researchers had
Options:
1) XYZ
2) ZYX
3) ZXY
4) XZY
Correct Answer: XZY

QID : 1069 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active / Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive / Active voice.

My boss is giving many assignments.
Options:
1) Many assignments are being given by my boss.
2) Many assignments is being given by my boss.
3) Giving of many assignment has been done by my boss.
4) Giving of many assignment was being done by my boss.
Correct Answer: Many assignments are being given by my boss.

QID : 1070 - In the following question, 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.

Their mother said to the children, "Be careful!”
Options:
1) Their mother asked that the children to be careful.
2) Their mother asks the children to be careful.
3) Their mother asked the children to be careful.
4) Their mother asks that the children to be careful.
Correct Answer: Their mother asked the children to be careful.
 

QID : 1071 - 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.

With a fair possibility of liquid water being present on at least three planets, the focus is now ____________ deciphering the climate and chemical composition of their atmosphere. As a first measure, scientists are keen _____________ if the planets are Earth-like, by ruling ______________ the presence of hydrogen gas enveloping them. Mass estimates already suggest that the inner six planets ______________ have a rocky composition, while the one with a low density may have a volatile composition due to the _______________ of an ice layer or atmosphere.

the focus is now ____________ deciphering the climate
Options:
1) to
2) for
3) from
4) on
Correct Answeron

QID : 1072 - 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.

With a fair possibility of liquid water being present on at least three planets, the focus is now ____________ deciphering the climate and chemical composition of their atmosphere. As a first measure, scientists are keen _____________ if the planets are Earth-like, by ruling ______________ the presence of hydrogen gas enveloping them. Mass estimates already suggest that the inner six planets ______________ have a rocky composition, while the one with a low density may have a volatile composition due to the _______________ of an ice layer or atmosphere.

scientists are keen _____________ if the planets are Earth-like
Options:
1) to know
2) know
3) knowing
4) on know
Correct Answer: to know

QID : 1073 - 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.

With a fair possibility of liquid water being present on at least three planets, the focus is now ____________ deciphering the climate and chemical composition of their atmosphere. As a first measure, scientists are keen _____________ if the planets are Earth-like, by ruling ______________ the presence of hydrogen gas enveloping them. Mass estimates already suggest that the inner six planets ______________ have a rocky composition, while the one with a low density may have a volatile composition due to the _______________ of an ice layer or atmosphere.

by ruling ______________ the presence of hydrogen gas
Options:
1) out
2) in
3) outside
4) on
Correct Answer: out

QID : 1074 - 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.

With a fair possibility of liquid water being present on at least three planets, the focus is now ____________ deciphering the climate and chemical composition of their atmosphere. As a first measure, scientists are keen _____________ if the planets are Earth-like, by ruling ______________ the presence of hydrogen gas enveloping them. Mass estimates already suggest that the inner six planets ______________ have a rocky composition, while the one with a low density may have a volatile composition due to the _______________ of an ice layer or atmosphere.

the inner six planets ______________ have a rocky composition
Options:
1) may be
2) hence
3) might
4) so
Correct Answer: might

QID : 1075 - 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.

With a fair possibility of liquid water being present on at least three planets, the focus is now ____________ deciphering the climate and chemical composition of their atmosphere. As a first measure, scientists are keen _____________ if the planets are Earth-like, by ruling ______________ the presence of hydrogen gas enveloping them. Mass estimates already suggest that the inner six planets ______________ have a rocky composition, while the one with a low density may have a volatile composition due to the _______________ of an ice layer or atmosphere.

volatile composition due to the _______________ of an ice layer
Options:
1) present
2) presently
3) presenting
4) presence
Correct Answerpresence

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