SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 11-AUG-2017 Shift-3 (English comprehension)

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

Ritika decided to get up early (1)/ to wear a nice dress (2)/ and visit her aunt. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3

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'. 

The student asked me if (1)/ I knew that Kalidas was the greater (2)/ than any other poet. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
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. 

It is mainly due to Peter's lethargy that the plan fell _____.
Options:
1) off
2) through
3) in
4) out
Correct Answer: through
 
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.

Mother shall return _____ an hour.
Options:
1) in
2) after
3) during
4) within
Correct Answer: within
 
QID : 280 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

Surreptitious
Options:
1) Hesitation
2) Secret
3) Impious
4) Artless
Correct Answer: Secret

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QID : 281 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

Inanition
Options:
1) Lethargy
2) Offensive
3) Vaccilating
4) Grasping
Correct Answer: Lethargy
 
QID : 282 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

Imbroglio
Options:
1) Misery
2) Censure
3) Composure
4) Dilemma
Correct Answer: Composure
 
QID : 283 -
In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

Bequest
Options:
1) Accord
2) Damage
3) Complex
4) Withdraw
Correct Answer: Withdraw

QID : 284 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase. 

Adam's ale
Options:
1) Gift
2) Food
3) Water
4) Belongings
Correct Answer: Water
 
QID : 285 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/Phrase. 

At one's wits end
Options:
1) A man of ability
2) At the last moment
3) To get puzzled
4) Undecided controversy
Correct Answer: To get puzzled

QID : 286 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

I had not completed my project so I thought I was (done with) when the manager asked me to hand it in.
Options:
1) done for
2) done in
3) done on
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: done for

QID : 287 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 

Rohan was upset and so (picked up) his food while his cousins ate heartily.
Options:
1) Picked out
2) Picked on
3) Picked at
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: Picked at

QID : 288 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

To give up a throne voluntarily
Options:
1) Archer
2) Bigot
3) Abdicate
4) Delegate
Correct Answer: Abdicate

QID : 289 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase. 

Words written on the tomb of a person
Options:
1) Epigram
2) Epitome
3) Epicure
4) Epitaph
Correct Answer: Epitaph

QID : 290 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Accurate
2) Business
3) Sedentery
4) Jewellery
Correct Answer: Sedentery
 
QID : 291 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Chaufer
2) Committee
3) Veterinary
4) Repentance
Correct Answer: Chaufer

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- They never desert us even when all fair weather friends have deserted us. 
Q- Books are never failing friends. 
R- They dispel the dark clouds of gloom from our minds and increase our happiness if we are already happy. 
S- Through the ages, the scriptures and other great books have provided, immeasurable solace to the wounded and strife torn humanity.
Options:
1) QRSP
2) PRSQ
3) RSPQ
4) QPRS
Correct Answer: QPRS
 
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- When the robber was near her bed, she stood up suddenly, 'brandishing the knife. 
Q- One night the robber did enter her room but Lakshmi did not make any sound. 
R- She just kept a tight hold of the knife and pretended to be sound asleep. 
S- The robber was taken aback and with a loud cry, he ran out.
Options:
1) SQRP
2) PRQS
3) QRPS
4) PSQR
Correct Answer: QRPS

QID : 294 - 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. 

I will write an essay.
Options:
1) An essay will have been written by me.
2) An essay will be written by me.
3) An essay has been written by me.
4) An essay had been written by me.
Correct Answer: An essay will be written by me.
 
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. 

Neha said, "Need I write a letter?"
Options:
1) Neha asked if she have to write a letter.
2) Neha asked if she had been writing a letter.
3) Neha asked of writing a letter.
4) Neha asked if she had to write a letter.
Correct Answer: Neha asked if she had to write a letter.

QID : 296 - 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 quest for a _____ life engrosses every human being on this earth. Everyman tends to define a happy life in a _____ individualistic fashion. _____have attempted to define a happy life in various terms. Hedonists have a _____ notion that happiness lies in the _____ of physical appetites.

The quest for a _____ life engrosses every human being
Options:
1) simple
2) sad
3) happy
4) real
Correct Answer: happy

QID : 297 - 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 quest for a _____ life engrosses every human being on this earth. Everyman tends to define a happy life in a _____ individualistic fashion. _____have attempted to define a happy life in various terms. Hedonists have a _____ notion that happiness lies in the _____ of physical appetites.

on this earth. Everyman tends to define a happy life in a _____ individualistic fashion.
Options:
1) distinctly
2) identically
3) similar
4) serious
Correct Answer: distinctly
 
QID : 298
- 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 quest for a _____ life engrosses every human being on this earth. Everyman tends to define a happy life in a _____ individualistic fashion. _____have attempted to define a happy life in various terms. Hedonists have a _____ notion that happiness lies in the _____ of physical appetites.

_____have attempted to define a happy life
Options:
1) Professors
2) Thinkers
3) Researchers
4) Scientists
Correct Answer: Thinkers
 
QID : 299 - 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 quest for a _____ life engrosses every human being on this earth. Everyman tends to define a happy life in a _____ individualistic fashion. _____have attempted to define a happy life in various terms. Hedonists have a _____ notion that happiness lies in the _____ of physical appetites.

in various terms. Hedonists have a _____ notion
Options:
1) complex
2) distinct
3) varied
4) simple
Correct Answer: simple
 
QID : 300 - 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 quest for a _____ life engrosses every human being on this earth. Everyman tends to define a happy life in a _____ individualistic fashion. _____have attempted to define a happy life in various terms. Hedonists have a _____ notion that happiness lies in the _____ of physical appetites.

that happiness lies in the _____ of physical appetites.
Options:
1) gratification
2) simplification
3) purification
4) identification
Correct Answer: gratification
 

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