SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 08-AUG-2017 Shift-3 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 08-AUG-2017 Shift-3

(English Comprehension)

QID : 276 - 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'.

My elder son deals with (1)/ spare parts and manages (2)/ his bread and butter. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 277 - 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'.

Sneha was accused for murder of her husband (1)/ but the court found her (2)/ not guilty and acquitted her. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1

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QID : 278 - 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.

My sister's marriage passed _____ peacefully.
Options:
1) away
2) by
3) off
4) out
Correct Answer: off
 
QID : 279 - 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.

There are _____ books on computer science in your school library, so you need to purchase them from the market.
Options:
1) a few
2) a little
3) few
4) the few
Correct Answer: few
 
QID : 280 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Atrocity
Options:
1) Difficulty
2) Barbarity
3) Shy
4) Gloomy
Correct Answer: Barbarity
 
QID : 281 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Procrastinate
Options:
1) Divert
2) Deceive
3) Debase
4) Delay
Correct Answer: Delay

QID : 282 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Raucous
Options:
1) Dulcet
2) Hoarse
3) Jarring
4) Torrent
Correct Answer: Dulcet
 
QID : 283 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Predilection
Options:
1) Inclination
2) Enduring
3) Enmity
4) Domicile
Correct Answer: Enmity
 
QID : 284 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

A wild goose chase
Options:
1) Fruitful search
2) Timely search
3) Useless search
4) Wrong decision
Correct Answer: Useless search
 
QID : 285 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

A moot point
Options:
1) Agreeable
2) Disputed
3) Unclear
4) Unknown
Correct Answer: Disputed
 
QID : 286 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

The Chairman appointed her (as a secretary) as she is efficient.
Options:
1) a secretary
2) as secretary
3) secretary
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: No improvement
 
QID : 287 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

I wish I (was) a superman.
Options:
1) am
2) have been
3) were
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: were
 
QID : 288 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

One who is honourably discharged from service
Options:
1) Belligerent
2) Emeritus
3) Truant
4) Mercenary
Correct Answer: Emeritus
 
QID : 289 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

A perception without objective reality
Options:
1) Cynicism
2) Hallucination
3) Illusion
4) Optimism
Correct Answer: Hallucination
 
QID : 290 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Anxiety
2) Believe
3) Height
4) Peity
Correct Answer: Peity
 
QID : 291 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Admited
2) Benefited
3) Married
4) Offered
Correct Answer: Admited
 
QID : 292 - 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.

P- Granted, political defection is increasingly less an act of ideological defiance than one of pure opportunism.
Q- Yet, for all it flaws, the current law recognizes and respects one fundamental principle: The right to dissent.
R- A blanket ban on defection will weaken rather than strengthen democracy, in whose name it is being sought to be imposed.
S- Granted also that it is illogical to allow a third of the party to split but not in a lesser number.
Options:
1) RPSQ
2) PSRQ
3) RSPQ
4) PRSQ
Correct Answer: RPSQ
 
QID : 293 - 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.

P- As difficult as it may be to recognize what it is inside us that is making us respond with negativity, that is the path towards forgiveness.
Q- This will automatically change your relationship with the other person and you will feel much better.
R- We need to recognize our reaction to the other person as a mirror of something in ourselves.
S- Whatever, the issues might be, once you have discovered them, you can work on forgiving yourself.
Options:
1) SQRP
2) SRQP
3) RQPS
4) RPSQ
Correct Answer: RPSQ
 
QID : 294 - 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.

After driving Dr. Bose to the hospital he dropped him at his guest house.
Options:
1) After being driven to the hospital Dr. Bose was dropped at his guest house.
2) After he had driven Dr. Bose to the hospital he had dropped him at his guest house.
3) After he was driving Dr. Bose to the hospital he was dropping him at his guest house.
4) Dr. Bose was being driven to the hospital first and then he was being dropped at his guest house.
Correct Answer: After being driven to the hospital Dr. Bose was dropped at his guest house.
 
QID : 295 - 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.

I said to my friends, "let us go to a picnic for a change".
Options:
1) I asked my friends if they would go to a picnic for a change.
2) I asked my friends to go to a picnic for a change.
3) I permitted my friends to go to a picnic for a change.
4) I suggested to my friends that we should go to a picnic for a change.
Correct Answer: I suggested to my friends that we should go to a picnic for a change.
 
QID : 296 - In the following questions, 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.

Literature is a _____ through which a person conveys his ideas towards or protest _____ different norms of society. The words that deal with a _____ issue are of particular importance in literature. They are _____ with a particular purpose in _____.

Literature is a _____ through which a person
Options:
1) base
2) medium
3) source
4) subject
Correct Answer: medium
 
QID : 297 - In the following questions, 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.

Literature is a _____ through which a person conveys his ideas towards or protest _____ different norms of society. The words that deal with a _____ issue are of particular importance in literature. They are _____ with a particular purpose in _____.

conveys his ideas towards or protest _____ different norms
Options:
1) against
2) for
3) in
4) off
Correct Answer: against
 
QID : 298 - In the following questions, 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.

Literature is a _____ through which a person conveys his ideas towards or protest _____ different norms of society. The words that deal with a _____ issue are of particular importance in literature. They are _____ with a particular purpose in _____.

of society. The words that deal with a _____ issue
Options:
1) broad
2) insensitive
3) moral
4) economical
Correct Answer: moral
 
QID : 299 - In the following questions, 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.

Literature is a _____ through which a person conveys his ideas towards or protest _____ different norms of society. The words that deal with a _____ issue are of particular importance in literature. They are _____ with a particular purpose in _____.

are of particular importance in literature. They are _____ with
Options:
1) brought
2) founded
3) represented
4) written
Correct Answer: written
 
QID : 300 - In the following questions, 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.

Literature is a _____ through which a person conveys his ideas towards or protest _____ different norms of society. The words that deal with a _____ issue are of particular importance in literature. They are _____ with a particular purpose in _____.

a particular purpose in _____.
Options:
1) all
2) hand
3) mind
4) total
Correct Answer: mind

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