SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 09-AUG-2017 Shift-2 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 09-AUG-2017 Shift-2

(English Comprehension)

QID : 176 - 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'. 

The Tata group owns (1)/ many industries, that are spread (2)/ across the globe. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 177
- 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'. 

She has not been (1)/ to the restaurant (2)/ much late. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
QID : 178 - 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. 

He could excel in his board exams only after _____ very hard.
Options:
1) continuing
2) functioning
3) learning
4) toiling
Correct Answer: toiling

QID : 179 - 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. 

He _____ his camera on the table.
Options:
1) laid
2) lain
3) lay
4) lie
Correct Answer: laid
 
QID : 180 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

Monotonous
Options:
1) Dull
2) Timid
3) Unfriendly
4) Lusty
Correct Answer: Dull

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QID : 181 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

Elusive
Options:
1) Baffling
2) Enticing
3) Directing
4) Soothing
Correct Answer: Baffling
 
QID : 182 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

Colossal
Options:
1) Epic
2) Rust
3) Teeny
4) Vast
Correct Answer: Teeny
 
QID : 183 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

Opprobrium
Options:
1) Adulation
2) Ignominy
3) Mystical
4) Preclude
Correct Answer: Adulation
 
QID : 184 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase. 

All agog
Options:
1) Avoid
2) Contentment
3) Amazed
4) Unsystematically
Correct Answer: Amazed
 
QID : 185 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase. 

Not to mince matters
Options:
1) To be at ease
2) To not confuse others
3) To not interfere in others affairs
4) To speak out politely
Correct Answer: To speak out politely
 
QID : 186 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

The doctor (has advice) him to take proper diet.
Options:
1) has advised
2) had been advised
3) was advised
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: has advised
 
QID : 187 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

(Being a pleasant evening), we went out for a long drive on a highway.
Options:
1) As a pleasant evening
2) It being a pleasant evening
3) With a pleasant evening
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: It being a pleasant evening
 
QID : 188 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

A roundabout way of speaking
Options:
1) Centipede
2) Circumlocution
3) Coercion
4) Concentric
Correct Answer: Circumlocution
 
QID : 189 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

An old unmarried woman
Options:
1) Masochist
2) Septuagenarian
3) Sniper
4) Spinster
Correct Answer: Spinster
 
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) Autumn
2) Desperate
3) Reciept
4) Traffic
Correct Answer: Reciept
 
QID : 191 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Century
2) Finance
3) Remember
4) Sponser
Correct Answer: Sponser
 
QID : 192 - 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- However, our environment also need some help from all of us to get maintained as usual to nourish our lives forever and to never ruin our lives.
Q- It gives us all things which we need to live our life on this planet. 
R- It provides us better medium to grow and develop. 
S- An environment includes all the natural resources which surround us to help in number of ways.
Options:
1) PQRS
2) QPSR
3) SRQP
4) QSPR
Correct Answer: SRQP
 
QID : 193 - 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- The starting point can be the experience of a minority within society generally or even the experience of a group of people within a progressive social movement which does not live up to its progressive agenda in every respect. 
Q- Within (or after) postmodernism a grand unifying theory no longer seems possible. This does not exclude the possibility or the necessity of dialogue.
R- The starting points of social criticism can be very different and the different forms of socialism never has a monopoly on Social Criticism. 
S- Nevertheless most social critics still consider the Critique of capitalism to be central.
Options:
1) PRQS
2) RPQS
3) RQPS
4) PSRQ
Correct Answer: RPQS
 
QID : 194 - 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. 

Rohan was not told about the e-mail.
Options:
1) Nobody told Rohan about the e-mail.
2) Somebody did not tell Rohan about the e-mail
3) The e-mail was not told about to Rohan.
4) There was nobody who could tell Rohan about the e-mail.
Correct Answer: Nobody told Rohan about the e-mail.
 
QID : 195 - 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.

Ram said to Rohan, "Don't run so fast."
Options:
1) Ram advised Rohan don't run so fast.
2) Ram asked Rohan why is he running so fast.
3) Ram requested Rohan not to run so fast.
4) Ram told Rohan not to run so fast.
Correct Answer: Ram told Rohan not to run so fast.
 
QID : 196 - 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. 

Language, they say, is the _____ through which human beings perceive the world. If so, English is perhaps the most _____ lens through which to see animals. It has _____ a cross eyed view of birds, beasts, fish and fowl. The very word “animal” can _____ the brutish and the sensual. Animal _____ imply baseness and vulgarity.

Language, they say, is the _____ through which human beings perceive the world.
Options:
1) lens
2) resource
3) source
4) telescope
Correct Answer: lens
 
QID : 197 - 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. 

Language, they say, is the _____ through which human beings perceive the world. If so, English is perhaps the most _____ lens through which to see animals. It has _____ a cross eyed view of birds, beasts, fish and fowl. The very word “animal” can _____ the brutish and the sensual. Animal _____ imply baseness and vulgarity.

If so, English is perhaps the most _____ lens through which to see animals.
Options:
1) distorting
2) disturbing
3) popular
4) useful
Correct Answer: distorting
 
QID : 198 - 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. 

Language, they say, is the _____ through which human beings perceive the world. If so, English is perhaps the most _____ lens through which to see animals. It has _____ a cross eyed view of birds, beasts, fish and fowl. The very word “animal” can _____ the brutish and the sensual. Animal _____ imply baseness and vulgarity.

It has _____ a cross eyed view of birds, beasts, fish and fowl.
Options:
1) accompanied
2) exercised
3) perpetuated
4) undeterred
Correct Answer: perpetuated
 
QID : 199 - 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. 

Language, they say, is the _____ through which human beings perceive the world. If so, English is perhaps the most _____ lens through which to see animals. It has _____ a cross eyed view of birds, beasts, fish and fowl. The very word “animal” can _____ the brutish and the sensual. Animal _____ imply baseness and vulgarity.

The very word "animal" can _____ the brutish and the sensual.
Options:
1) connote
2) rectify
3) trouble
4) understand
Correct Answer: connote
 
QID : 200 - 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. 

Language, they say, is the _____ through which human beings perceive the world. If so, English is perhaps the most _____ lens through which to see animals. It has _____ a cross eyed view of birds, beasts, fish and fowl. The very word “animal” can _____ the brutish and the sensual. Animal _____ imply baseness and vulgarity.

Animal _____ imply baseness and vulgarity.
Options:
1) breeding
2) gestures
3) instincts
4) species
Correct Answer: instincts

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