SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 12-AUG-2017 Shift-1 (English comprehension)

 

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 12-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'.

 If it would (1)/ rain, they will (2)/not come. (3)/ No Error (4)  
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4  
Correct Answer: 1  
  
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'.

 Organic pulses are so popular today (1)/ that many people wonder (2)/ how they ever lived without them. (3)/ No Error (4)  
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4  
Correct Answer: 3  
  
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.

My father did not approve ______ the plan of travelling to Uttarakhand because of bad weather there.  
Options:
1) of
2) one
3) to
4) with  
Correct Answer: of  

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.

I settled ______ Canada last year.  
Options:
1) at
2) in
3) off
4) on  
Correct Answer: in  

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

Abeyance  
Options:
1) Commencement
2) Perjure
3) Condone
4) Suspension  
Correct Answer: Suspension  

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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.

Dauntless  
Options:
1) Brave
2) Insane
3) Playful
4) Ugly  
Correct Answer: Brave  
  
QID : 82  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Clandestine  
Options:
1) Abrupt
2) Illicit
3) Open
4) Wary  
Correct Answer: Open  
  
QID : 83  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Intrepid  
Options:
1) Greed
2) Kind
3) Meek
4) Sigh  
Correct Answer: Meek  
  
QID : 84  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To steal a march  
Options:
1) To act in a foolish way
2) To break something
3) To outshine
4) To see a hidden meaning  
Correct Answer: To outshine  

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

In a jiffy  
Options:
1) Fail to win appreciation
2) In an appropriate manner
3) Something that is done very quickly
4) To fall in love  
Correct Answer: Something that is done very quickly  
  
QID : 86  - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

(After he arrived) from office, he goes to gym.  
Options:
1) After he had being arriving
2) After he had arrived
3) After he arrives
4) No improvement  
Correct Answer: After he arrives  

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

 When I first saw Ankit, he (was playing) cricket.  
Options:
1) had played
2) had been playing
3) played
4) No improvement  
Correct Answer: No improvement  
  
QID : 88  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Mania for travel  
Options:
1) Dromomania
2) Hypomania
3) Megalomania
4) Nymphomania  
Correct Answer: Dromomania  

QID : 89  - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

One who has suddenly gained new wealth, power or prestige  
Options:
1) Egotist
2) Imposter
3) Parvenu
4) Scullery  
Correct Answer: Parvenu  

QID : 90  - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.  
Options:
1) Acquiescence
2) Alienate
3) Belligerent
4) Sabbotage  
Correct Answer: Sabbotage  
  
QID : 91  
- In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.  
Options:
1) Alluminium
2) Cemetery
3) Recommend
4) Satellite  
Correct Answer: Alluminium  
  
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 isn't bragging about how great you are.
Q: It's not about thinking you're perfect because nobody is but knowing that you're worthy of being love and accepted.
R: Self esteem is how much you value yourself and how important you think you are.
S: It's how you see yourself and feel about your achievements.  
Options:
1) SQRP
2) RQSP
3) RSPQ
4) SRQP  
Correct Answer: RSPQ  
  
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: Most of them are combinations of hydrogen and carbon in varying proportions.
Q: Crude mineral oil comes out of the earth as a thick brown or black liquid with a strong smell.
R: It is a complex mixture of many different substances, each with it's own individual qualities.
S: Such hydrocarbons are also found in other forms such as bitumen, asphalt and natural gas.  
Options:
1) QPRS
2) PQRS
3) PQSR
4) QRPS  
Correct Answer: QRPS  
  
QID : 94  - 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.

He shall have bought a car.  
Options:
1) A car was being bought by him.
2) A car was bought by him.
3) A car will have been bought by him.
4) A car would have been bought by him.  
Correct Answer: A car would have been bought by him.  

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 teacher said to the student, "Have you brought your lunch?"  
Options:
1) The student was asked by the teacher about bringing his lunch.
2) The teacher asked the student if he would be bringing his lunch.
3) The teacher asked the student if he had brought his lunch.
4) The teacher asked the student if he has brought his lunch.  
Correct Answer: The teacher asked the student if he had brought his lunch.  

QID : 96  - 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.

 Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____. Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them early on about what to _____. Teach them that taking a few _____ measures to prevent infections and diseases is _____.

importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____  
Options:
1) kind
2) habit
3) regular
4) need  
Correct Answer: habit  
  
QID : 97  - 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.

 Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____. Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them early on about what to _____. Teach them that taking a few _____ measures to prevent infections and diseases is _____.

Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes,  
Options:
1) innocent
2) responsible
3) pliable
4) susceptible  
Correct Answer: susceptible  
  
QID : 98  - 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.

 Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____. Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them early on about what to _____. Teach them that taking a few _____ measures to prevent infections and diseases is _____.

Teach them early on about what to _____.  
Options:
1) avoid
2) read
3) right
4) learn  
Correct Answer: avoid  
  
QID : 99  - 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.

 Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____. Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them early on about what to _____. Teach them that taking a few _____ measures to prevent infections and diseases is _____.

Teach them that taking a few _____ measures  
Options:
1) scientific
2) precautionary
3) unimportant
4) insignificant  
Correct Answer: precautionary  
  
QID : 100
 - 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.

 Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____. Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them early on about what to _____. Teach them that taking a few _____ measures to prevent infections and diseases is _____.

to prevent infections and diseases is _____.  
Options:
1) optional
2) secondary
3) voluntary
4) imperative  
Correct Answer: imperative  

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