SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 11-AUG-2017 Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 11-AUG-2017 Shift-1

(English Comprehension)

 
QID : 76
 - 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'. 

 I was shocked to hear (1)/ that her husband (2)/ died of an accident. (3)/ No Error (4)  
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4  
Correct Answer: 3  

QID : 77  - 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 reason for (1)/ his failure is because (2)/ he didn't study at all. (3)/ No Error (4)  
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4  
Correct Answer: 2  
  
QID : 78  - 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. 

 Virat Kohli added another feather _____ his cap by his wonderful performance in the one day match.   
Options:
1) in
2) to
3) into
4) on  
Correct Answer: to  
  
QID : 79  - 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. 

 Only when _____ failed, the army resorted to force.   
Options:
1) efforts
2) arrests
3) persuasions
4) manipulations  
Correct Answer: persuasions  

QID : 80  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

 Pernicious  
Options:
1) Beneficial
2) Dangerous
3) Innocuous
4) Advantageous  
Correct Answer: Dangerous  

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QID : 81  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

 Stringent   
Options:
1) Annoying
2) Revengeful
3) Incidental
4) Rigorous  
Correct Answer: Rigorous  

QID : 82  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

 Vexatious   
Options:
1) Calamitous
2) Treachery
3) Soothing
4) Pliable  
Correct Answer: Soothing  

QID : 83  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

 Burgeon  
Options:
1) Bolster
2) Shrivel
3) Mount
4) Amplify  
Correct Answer: Shrivel  

QID : 84  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase. 

 Live from hand to mouth  
Options:
1) Filthy rich people
2) To be dependent on others
3) To have enough money to live on and nothing extra
4) Living in miserable conditions.  
Correct Answer: To have enough money to live on and nothing extra  

QID : 85  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase. 

 To face the music  
Options:
1) To bear the consequences
2) To disparage someone
3) To be hard of hearing
4) To enjoy a musical concert  
Correct Answer: To bear the consequences  

QID : 86  - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

 He thanked me for what I (have done) for his wife.  
Options:
1) had done
2) had been done
3) have been done
4) No improvement  
Correct Answer: had done  

QID : 87  - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

 (Hardly nothing) was offered to the victims of the earthquake.  
Options:
1) Hardly something
2) Hardly anything
3) Hardly little
4) No improvement  
Correct Answer: Hardly anything  

QID : 88  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

 Killing of one's own child  
Options:
1) Foeticide
2) Filicide
3) Infanticide
4) Lupicide  
Correct Answer: Filicide  
  
QID : 89  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

 A lover of work  
Options:
1) Oenophile
2) Technophile
3) Romanophile
4) Ergophile  
Correct Answer: Ergophile  

QID : 90  - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.  
Options:
1) Impression
2) Personnal
3) Terrorism
4) Illiterate  
Correct Answer: Personnal  

QID : 91  - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.  
Options:
1) Stupefaction
2) Preferential
3) Surveillence
4) Detrimental  
Correct Answer: Surveillence  

QID : 92  - 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: It has been the handmaid of the ruling class.
Q: Therefore, ever since the dawn of civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education.
R: Education is an instrument which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power.
S: It is an old saying that knowledge is power.  
Options:
1) SQPR
2) PRQS
3) SRQP
4) PSQR  
Correct Answer: SRQP  
  
QID : 93  - 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: This is despite the fact that there is a rampant migration of rural families to urban centres.
Q: Generally the gains of being a unit of the urban population are less than the disadvantages and risks that are inbuilt in the urban life.
R: Rural population still dominates the urban population as far as the number is considered.
S: India is a country of villages.  
Options:
1) QRSP
2) RPQS
3) SRQP
4) QPRS  
Correct Answer: SRQP  

QID : 94  - 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. 

 The residents celebrated Diwali.  
Options:
1) Celebration of Diwali was done by the residents.
2) Diwali has been celebrated by the residents.
3) Diwali was celebrated by the residents.
4) Diwali is celebrated by the residents.  
Correct Answer: Diwali was celebrated by the residents.  

QID : 95  - 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. 

 The foreman said to his workers "I cannot pay you higher wages."  
Options:
1) The foreman warned his workers that he cannot pay them higher wages.
2) The foreman told his workers that he could not pay them higher wages.
3) The foreman told his workers that they could not be paid higher wages.
4) The foreman forbid his workers to pay higher wages.  
Correct Answer: The foreman told his workers that he could not pay them higher wages.  

QID : 96  - 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.

 It is not _____ to ignore all allegations of booth capturing and rigging as murmurs of _____ losers. _____ have come to light of intimidation of whole villages and communities to make them vote for a particular candidate or party. At times election officials have been _____ by unscrupulous politicians into turning a blind eye to _____ practices.

It is not _____ to ignore all allegations of booth capturing  
Options:
1) realistic
2) reliable
3) required
4) essential  
Correct Answer: realistic  
 
QID : 97  - 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.

 It is not _____ to ignore all allegations of booth capturing and rigging as murmurs of _____ losers. _____ have come to light of intimidation of whole villages and communities to make them vote for a particular candidate or party. At times election officials have been _____ by unscrupulous politicians into turning a blind eye to _____ practices.

and rigging as murmurs of _____ losers.  
Options:
1) rational
2) disgruntled
3) huge
4) idealist  
Correct Answer: disgruntled  

QID : 98  - 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.

 It is not _____ to ignore all allegations of booth capturing and rigging as murmurs of _____ losers. _____ have come to light of intimidation of whole villages and communities to make them vote for a particular candidate or party. At times election officials have been _____ by unscrupulous politicians into turning a blind eye to _____ practices.

_____ have come to light of intimidation of whole villages and communities  
Options:
1) instances
2) sources
3) reasons
4) Ideas  
Correct Answer: instances  

QID : 99  - 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.

 It is not _____ to ignore all allegations of booth capturing and rigging as murmurs of _____ losers. _____ have come to light of intimidation of whole villages and communities to make them vote for a particular candidate or party. At times election officials have been _____ by unscrupulous politicians into turning a blind eye to _____ practices.

At times election officials have been _____ by unscrupulous politicians  
Options:
1) decided
2) safeguarded
3) rejuvenated
4) threatened  
Correct Answer: threatened  

QID : 100  - 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.

 It is not _____ to ignore all allegations of booth capturing and rigging as murmurs of _____ losers. _____ have come to light of intimidation of whole villages and communities to make them vote for a particular candidate or party. At times election officials have been _____ by unscrupulous politicians into turning a blind eye to _____ practices.

into turning a blind eye to _____ practices.  
Options:
1) significant
2) rare
3) unjust
4) usual  
Correct Answer: unjust  

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