SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 11-AUG-2017 Shift-2 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 11-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'. 

 Are not your father (1)/ and your elder brother (2)/ out of town? (3)/ No Error (4)  
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4  
Correct Answer: 4  
  
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'. 

 Our office building comprises (1)/ seven floors and a restaurant at the top in an (2)/ area of about eight hundred sq. metres. (3)/ No Error (4)  
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4  
Correct Answer: 2  

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. 

 John as well as his friends always _____ the permission of his mother before going for a rugby match.  
Options:
1) asks
2) receives
3) seeks
4) soughts  
Correct Answer: seeks  

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.

My sister unlike my brothers __________ to have a career in Engineering.  

Options:
1) wants
2) want
3) wish
4) aspire  
Correct Answer: wants  

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

 Boisterous  
Options:
1) Clamorous
2) Ferocious
3) Fissiparous
4) Voluminous  
Correct Answer: Clamorous  
 
QID : 181  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

 Haggard  
Options:
1) Emaciate
2) Insane
3) Rejected
4) Ridicule  
Correct Answer: Emaciate  
  
QID : 182  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

 Ostentation  
Options:
1) Comical
2) Insane
3) Modest
4) Swanky  
Correct Answer: Modest  
  
QID : 183  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

 Commiserate  
Options:
1) Debatable
2) Empathize
3) Indifferent
4) Legion  
Correct Answer: Indifferent  
  
QID : 184  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase. 

 Pillar to post  
Options:
1) Main support of an object
2) One place to another
3) To be reluctant
4) To incite others  
Correct Answer: One place to another  

QID : 185  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase. 

 Hobson's choice  
Options:
1) To choose first in row
2) To make a careful choice
3) No real choice at all
4) To seek all favourable alternatives to choose from  
Correct Answer: No real choice at all  
  
QID : 186  - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

 William Shakespeare is the greatest of (all other) writers.  
Options:
1) all the
2) any other
3) the other
4) No improvement  
Correct Answer: all the  

QID : 187  - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

 She is not used (to sleep) for so long.  
Options:
1) to be sleeping
2) to sleep
3) to sleeping
4) No improvement  
Correct Answer: to sleeping  

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

Giving undue favours to one's own kith and kin   
Options:
1) Ableism
2) Iconoclast
3) Maiden
4) Nepotism  
Correct Answer: Nepotism  
  
QID : 189  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

 One who does not care for literature or art  
Options:
1) Dictator
2) Hypocrite
3) Philistine
4) Primitive  
Correct Answer: Philistine  
  
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) Colonel
2) Hypocracy
3) Offence
4) Strength  
Correct Answer: Hypocracy  
  
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) Preceed
2) Proceed
3) Recede
4) Succeed  
Correct Answer: Preceed  
  
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 if I think about something which didn't happen I start thinking about all the other things which didn't happen.
Q- But there is only ever one thing which happened at a particular time and a particular place.
R- And there are an infinite number of things which didn't happen at that time and that place.
S- A lie is when you say something happened which didn't happen.  
Options:
1) QSRP
2) SQPR
3) SRQP
4) SQRP  
Correct Answer: SQRP  

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 magnitude of the interdependence depends on the technique of production causing the shifts in the food supply curve. 
Q- Interdependence of food and labour market is important for the development process. 
R- Similarly, an upward shift in the food supply curve shifts up the food demand curve.
S- An upward shift in the food supply curve would simultaneously result in an upward shift in the labour demand curve.  
Options:
1) QSPR
2) QPRS
3) PSRQ
4) SPQR  
Correct Answer: QSPR  
  
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. 

 Who teaches you Mathematics?  
Options:
1) By whom are you taught Mathematics?
2) By whom were you taught Mathematics?
3) By whom will you be taught Mathematics?
4) Mathematics is taught by whom?  
Correct Answer: By whom are you taught Mathematics?  

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. 

 "I don't know the answer. Do you"? She asked.  
Options:
1) She asked me if I knew the answer which she didn't.
2) She said that she didn't know the answer and did I know it.
3) She said that she didn't know the answer and asked me if i did.
4) She told that she was not knowing the answer but wondered if I know.  
Correct Answer: She said that she didn't know the answer and asked me if i did.  
  
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. 

 Education is for life, not merely for a livelihood. As long as we are unmindful of this _____, the _____ of our educational curriculum as well as that of our _____ and students is likely to remain _____. It is not enough for a society to have experts. It needs human beings who can think, feel and act generously, the kind of people who cannot be replaced by computers and _____.

As long as we are unmindful of this _____,  
Options:
1) measure
2) resource
3) story
4) truth  
Correct Answer: truth  
  
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. 

 Education is for life, not merely for a livelihood. As long as we are unmindful of this _____, the _____ of our educational curriculum as well as that of our _____ and students is likely to remain _____. It is not enough for a society to have experts. It needs human beings who can think, feel and act generously, the kind of people who cannot be replaced by computers and _____.

the _____ of our educational curriculum as well as  
Options:
1) efficiency
2) effectiveness
3) quality
4) quantity  
Correct Answer: quality  
  
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. 

 Education is for life, not merely for a livelihood. As long as we are unmindful of this _____, the _____ of our educational curriculum as well as that of our _____ and students is likely to remain _____. It is not enough for a society to have experts. It needs human beings who can think, feel and act generously, the kind of people who cannot be replaced by computers and _____.

that of our _____ and students  
Options:
1) friends
2) ideals
3) parents
4) teachers  
Correct Answer: teachers  

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. 

 Education is for life, not merely for a livelihood. As long as we are unmindful of this _____, the _____ of our educational curriculum as well as that of our _____ and students is likely to remain _____. It is not enough for a society to have experts. It needs human beings who can think, feel and act generously, the kind of people who cannot be replaced by computers and _____.

is likely to remain _____. It is not enough for a society to have experts.  
Options:
1) inadequate
2) indifferent
3) represented
4) unmeasurable  
Correct Answer: inadequate  

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. 

 Education is for life, not merely for a livelihood. As long as we are unmindful of this _____, the _____ of our educational curriculum as well as that of our _____ and students is likely to remain _____. It is not enough for a society to have experts. It needs human beings who can think, feel and act generously, the kind of people who cannot be replaced by computers and _____.

the kind of people who cannot be replaced by computers and _____.  
Options:
1) mechanics
2) monitors
3) robots
4) televisions  
Correct Answer: robots  

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