SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 19-AUG-2017 Shift-1 (English Comprehesion)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 19-AUG-2017 Shift-1

(English Comprehesion)


 

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'.

The boy who (1)/ sat close him (2)/ was his son. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4

Correct Answer: 2

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'.

When I returned I felt (1)/ a big cat brush side me (2)/ as I opened the door. (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.

Ever since Anita lost her job, she has done _________ but wallow in self-pity.

Options:

1) none
2) nothing
3) no
4) never

Correct Answer: nothing

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.

As I think back to my childhood, I ____________ recall the fun summers on my grandfather's farm.

Options:

1) wistfully
2) fiscally
3) hopefully
4) Awfully

Correct Answer: wistfully

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

Pillage

Options:

1) Bequeath
2) Consign
3) Entrust
4) Desecrate

Correct Answer: Desecrate

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

Cluster

Options:

1) Individual
2) Assemblage
3) Specific
4) Solitary

Correct Answer: Assemblage

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

Rampart

Options:

1) Barricade
2) Fort
3) Embankment
4) Ditch

Correct Answer: Ditch

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

Epidemic

Options:

1) Contagious
2) Endemic
3) Limited
4) Infectious

Correct Answer: Limited

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

To have at one's fingertips

Options:

1) To be very fast on the keyboard
2) To be adroit with a percussion musical instrument
3) Recall of factual information at one's command
4) To carefully note down minute details

Correct Answer: Recall of factual information at one's command

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

To not have a clue

Options:

1) To be extremely poor
2) To fail an examination
3) To lose confidence at the last moment
4) To not know about something

Correct Answer: To not know about something

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QID : 86 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select "no improvement".

Since when (have to start) a business been so easy?

Options:

1) has started
2) have starting
3) has starting
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: has starting

QID : 87 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select "no improvement".

Those films (being) made now.

Options:

1) was being
2) is being
3) are being
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: are being

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

Protection of or authority over someone

Options:

1) Autonomous
2) Tutelage
3) Nonaligned
4) Unaided

Correct Answer: Tutelage

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

Optimistic in an apparently difficult situation

Options:

1) Sanguine
2) Pallid
3) Pessimistic
4) Sallow

Correct Answer: Sanguine

QID : 90 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) Actuasion
2) Actation
3) Actasion
4) Actuation

Correct Answer: Actuation

QID : 91 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) Motheatan
2) Mothaten
3) Mothatan
4) Motheaten

Correct Answer: Motheaten

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.

We entered, and

X-had been assigned
Y-to each of us
Z-found that a hut

Options:

1) YZX
2) YXZ
3) ZXY
4) XZY

Correct Answer: ZXY

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.

The resulting brain change is

X-concomitant of
Y-the sensation
Z-regarded as the true

Options:

1) YZX
2) YXZ
3) XZY
4) ZXY

Correct Answer: ZXY

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.

Who taught you to ride?

Options:

1) By whom is you taught to ride?
2) By whom were you taught to ride?
3) Riding by you was taught by who?
4) Riding by you was taught by whom?

Correct Answer: By whom were you taught to ride?

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.

Sheetal said to me, "How have you solved this problem?"

Options:

1) Sheetal asked me how I had solved that problem.
2) Sheetal asked me how I have solved that problem.
3) Sheetal asked me how I had solved this problem.
4) Sheetal asked me how I have solved this problem.

Correct Answer: Sheetal asked me how I had solved that problem.

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.

The woodpeckers of the West (with one exception) are different _______________ those of the East, and so are the flycatchers, the grosbeaks, the orioles, the tanagers, the humming-birds, _____________ many of the sparrows. ____________ of the purple and bronzed grackles (the latter are _______________ seen on the plains of Colorado, but are not common), the Rockies boast of Brewer's blackbird, _______________ habits are not as prosaic as his name would indicate.

West (with one exception) are different _______________ those of the East

Options:

1) for
2) from
3) of
4) to

Correct Answer: from

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.

The woodpeckers of the West (with one exception) are different _______________ those of the East, and so are the flycatchers, the grosbeaks, the orioles, the tanagers, the humming-birds, _____________ many of the sparrows. ____________ of the purple and bronzed grackles (the latter are _______________ seen on the plains of Colorado, but are not common), the Rockies boast of Brewer's blackbird, _______________ habits are not as prosaic as his name would indicate.

the humming-birds, _____________ many of the sparrows.

Options:

1) and
2) because
3) but
4) if

Correct Answer: and

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.

The woodpeckers of the West (with one exception) are different _______________ those of the East, and so are the flycatchers, the grosbeaks, the orioles, the tanagers, the humming-birds, _____________ many of the sparrows. ____________ of the purple and bronzed grackles (the latter are _______________ seen on the plains of Colorado, but are not common), the Rockies boast of Brewer's blackbird, _______________ habits are not as prosaic as his name would indicate.

____________ of the purple and bronzed grackles

Options:

1) Beside
2) Next
3) Instead
4) Near

Correct Answer: Instead

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.

The woodpeckers of the West (with one exception) are different _______________ those of the East, and so are the flycatchers, the grosbeaks, the orioles, the tanagers, the humming-birds, _____________ many of the sparrows. ____________ of the purple and bronzed grackles (the latter are _______________ seen on the plains of Colorado, but are not common), the Rockies boast of Brewer's blackbird, _______________ habits are not as prosaic as his name would indicate.

(the latter are _______________ seen on the plains of Colorado, but are not common)

Options:

1) sometime
2) sometimes
3) at time
4) any time

Correct Answer: sometimes

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.

The woodpeckers of the West (with one exception) are different _______________ those of the East, and so are the flycatchers, the grosbeaks, the orioles, the tanagers, the humming-birds, _____________ many of the sparrows. ____________ of the purple and bronzed grackles (the latter are _______________ seen on the plains of Colorado, but are not common), the Rockies boast of Brewer's blackbird, _______________ habits are not as prosaic as his name would indicate.

Brewer's blackbird, _______________ habits are not as prosaic

Options:

1) whose
2) who
3) whom
4) whoever

Correct Answer: whose

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