SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 10-AUG-2017 Shift-2 (English comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 10-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'.

Inspite of the doctor's stern warning (1)/ Latika continued taking (2)/ sugars in her milk. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3

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'. 

Myself and Roshni (1)/ will take care of (2)/ the event on Sunday. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1

 
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. 

_____ the rain stopped, the concert had to be suspended.
Options:
1) Until
2) Unless
3) Till
4) while
Correct Answer: Until

 
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. 

The elephant stampeded and tore _____ the streets.
Options:
1) on
2) out
3) off
4) down
Correct Answer: down

QID : 180 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Scuttle
Options:
1) Solitary
2) Superficial
3) Soothing
4) Brazier
Correct Answer: Brazier

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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. 

Loquacious
Options:
1) Talkative
2) Foolishness
3) Graceful
4) Entertainer
Correct Answer: Talkative

QID : 182 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

Obfuscate
Options:
1) Envelop
2) Puzzle
3) Haze
4) Clarify
Correct Answer: Clarify

QID : 183 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

Triumph
Options:
1) Establish
2) Sorrow
3) Disdain
4) Elation
Correct Answer: Sorrow

QID : 184 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase. 

Chicken-hearted
Options:
1) Coward
2) Short tempered
3) Composed
4) Bold
Correct Answer: Coward
 
QID : 185 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase. 

Red letter day
Options:
1) Starting day
2) Holiday
3) Significant day
4) Ending day
Correct Answer: Significant day

QID : 186 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

He jumped off the train while it (had been running).
Options:
1) has been running
2) ran
3) was running
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: was running
 
QID : 187 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

I (didn't see) him since we met two years ago.
Options:
1) am not seeing
2) have not seen
3) had not seen
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: have not seen

QID : 188 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

One who is new to a profession
Options:
1) Nuance
2) Pun
3) Tyro
4) Vandal
Correct Answer: Tyro

QID : 189 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

A speech or a presentation made without previous preparation.
Options:
1) Euphemism
2) Obituary
3) Extempore
4) Soliloquy
Correct Answer: Extempore
 
QID : 190 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Millionaire
2) Omission
3) Foreign
4) Proprietry
Correct Answer: Proprietry

QID : 191 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Acquaintence
2) Appeasement
3) Abnormality
4) Accentuate
Correct Answer: Acquaintence

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: And the victims are likely to be the poorest of the poor as well as the very sources of water- rivers, wetlands and aquifers.
Q: In India, water conflicts are likely to worsen before they begin to be resolved.
R: Till then they pose a significant threat to economic growth, security and health of the ecosystem.
S: Water is radically altering and affecting political boundaries all over world, between as well as within countries.
Options:
1) SQPR
2) PRQS
3) QRPS
4) PSQR
Correct Answer: SQPR

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: For one, very few entrepreneurs are willing to take on a new outsource, unless it comes with a guarantee of a certain level of sales.
Q: This invariably acts as an incentive for outsources to be lax in developing the business.
R: Despite being the dominant partner in the relationship, the outsourcer doesn't always have all the advantages.
S: The trade refers to it as the minimum guarantee clause, which means that if a outsourcee is unable to reach an anticipated sales level, he will be compensated for the balance amount.
Options:
1) PRQS
2) SPQR
3) QSPR
4) RPSQ
Correct Answer: RPSQ
 
QID : 194 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice. 

Somebody told me that there had been a robbery in the jewellery exhibition.
Options:
1) I was informed that there was a robbery in the jewellery exhibition.
2) I was told by somebody that there has been a robbery in the jewellery exhibition.
3) I was told by somebody about a robbery in the jewellery exhibition.
4) I was told about a robbery in the jewellery exhibition.
Correct Answer: I was told by somebody that there has been a robbery in the jewellery exhibition.

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. 

Rohan said, "Where shall I be this time next month"
Options:
1) Rohan contemplated where shall he be that time the following month.
2) Rohan asked that where should be that time next month.
3) Rohan wondered where he should be that time the next month.
4) Rohan wondered where he would be that time the following month.
Correct Answer: Rohan wondered where he would be that time the following month.

QID : 196 - 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.

The modes of action are _____ in science and religion. Science relies on experiment, whereas religion is based on experience. Any religious _____ whether it is Christ’s or Ramakrishna’s is personal and _____ . Science, on the other hand is marked by objectivity. Theory has to be corroborated by _____ proof providing material comforts. The frontiers of science do not end in knowledge but are _____ to the formation of appliances for actual use.

The modes of action are _____ in science and religion.
Options:
1) similar
2) different
3) equal
4) relevant
Correct Answer: different
 
QID : 197 - 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.

The modes of action are _____ in science and religion. Science relies on experiment, whereas religion is based on experience. Any religious _____ whether it is Christ’s or Ramakrishna’s is personal and _____ . Science, on the other hand is marked by objectivity. Theory has to be corroborated by _____ proof providing material comforts. The frontiers of science do not end in knowledge but are _____ to the formation of appliances for actual use.

whereas religion is based on experience. Any religious _____ whether
Options:
1) experience
2) thought
3) festival
4) activity
Correct Answer: experience

QID : 198 - 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.

The modes of action are _____ in science and religion. Science relies on experiment, whereas religion is based on experience. Any religious _____ whether it is Christ’s or Ramakrishna’s is personal and _____ . Science, on the other hand is marked by objectivity. Theory has to be corroborated by _____ proof providing material comforts. The frontiers of science do not end in knowledge but are _____ to the formation of appliances for actual use.

it is Christ's or Ramakrishna's is personal and _____ .
Options:
1) significant
2) irrelevant
3) subjective
4) objective
Correct Answer: subjective

QID : 199 - 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.

The modes of action are _____ in science and religion. Science relies on experiment, whereas religion is based on experience. Any religious _____ whether it is Christ’s or Ramakrishna’s is personal and _____ . Science, on the other hand is marked by objectivity. Theory has to be corroborated by _____ proof providing material comforts. The frontiers of science do not end in knowledge but are _____ to the formation of appliances for actual use.

Theory has to be corroborated by _____ proof providing material comforts.
Options:
1) intangible
2) transparent
3) tangible
4) unique
Correct Answer: tangible
 
QID : 200
- 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.

The modes of action are _____ in science and religion. Science relies on experiment, whereas religion is based on experience. Any religious _____ whether it is Christ’s or Ramakrishna’s is personal and _____ . Science, on the other hand is marked by objectivity. Theory has to be corroborated by _____ proof providing material comforts. The frontiers of science do not end in knowledge but are _____ to the formation of appliances for actual use.

The frontiers of science do not end in knowledge but are _____ to the formation of appliances for actual use.
Options:
1) implied
2) associated
3) designated
4) extended
Correct Answer: extended

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