SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 19-AUG-2017 Shift-3 (English Comprehesion)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 19-AUG-2017 Shift-3

(English Comprehesion)


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'.

He was such a (1)/ wonderful person (2)/ into so many ways. (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 magician placed the ball (1)/ underneath of his hat and (2)/ made a mystic sign above it. (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.

Our nation's _______________ into another country's war could pull us into the crisis.

Options:

1) intervention
2) intention
3) perfection
4) invention

Correct Answer: intervention

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.

As a fitness ___________, Deepti is always preaching to her friends about the importance of working out.

Options:

1) enthusiasm
2) enthusiast
3) enthusiastic
4) enthusiastically

Correct Answer: enthusiast

QID : 280 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Phonetic

Options:

1) Mute
2) Reticent
3) Silent
4) Spoken

Correct Answer: Spoken

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

To Astound

Options:

1) To Bewilder
2) To Tranquil
3) To Placid
4) To Serene

Correct Answer: To Bewilder

QID : 282 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Disdain

Options:

1) Antipathy
2) Admiration
3) Derision
4) Scorn

Correct Answer: Admiration

QID : 283 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Canonical

Options:

1) Approved
2) Official
3) Sanctioned
4) Unorthodox

Correct Answer: Unorthodox

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

It goes without saying

Options:

1) To Silently bear the injustice
2) Something which is implied to be obvious
3) There is no point in doing something after you are told to do it
4) Break long relationship with someone

Correct Answer: Something which is implied to be obvious

QID : 285 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To let someone off

Options:

1) To let someone fall
2) To leave someone in his present state
3) To release someone from blame
4) To refuse to answer

Correct Answer: To leave someone in his present state

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QID : 286 - 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".

May be they (has had) a fight.

Options:

1) were had
2) was having
3) were having
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: were having

QID : 287 - 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".

We wouldn't want them to think we (doing) anything immoral.

Options:

1) was doing
2) were doing
3) done
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: were doing

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

Excessively lengthy speech

Options:

1) Concision
2) Verbiage
3) Curt
4) Succinct

Correct Answer: Verbiage

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

An ornamented staff carried by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty

Options:

1) Spectacle
2) Receptacle
3) Sceptre
4) Zephyr

Correct Answer: Sceptre

QID : 290 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) Contusion
2) Contution
3) Cuntusion
4) Cuntution

Correct Answer: Contusion

QID : 291 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) Scemitars
2) Scimitars
3) Scimetars
4) Scemetars

Correct Answer: Scimitars

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.

Three times this was

X-only be compared to the deepest notes of thunder
Y-shook with the noise, that can
Z-repeated, and each time the earth

Options:

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

Correct Answer: ZYX

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.

The causes and their

X-in the same series
Y-one order, they stand
Z-effects belong to the

Options:

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

Correct Answer: ZYX

QID : 294 - 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.

Sunita will bake two dozen cupcakes for the bake sale.

Options:

1) For the bake sale, two dozen cookies will be baked by Sunita.
2) For the bake sale, two dozen cookies is baked by Sunita.
3) Baking of two dozen cookies by Sunita will be done for the bake sale.
4) Baking of two dozen cookies by Sunita is done for the bake sale.

Correct Answer: For the bake sale, two dozen cookies will be baked by Sunita.

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.

My mother said to my father, "I am very busy now."

Options:

1) My mother told my father that I am very busy now.
2) My mother told my father that she is very busy then.
3) My mother told my father that she was very busy then.
4) My mother told my father that I was very busy now.

Correct Answer: My mother told my father that she was very busy then.

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.

This was enough ___________ the book store-owner-turned librarian Husain to asses its valuable contents. "The preface of the book read: 'painters __________ technical knowledge to paint, but lack to understand nature, ______________ they fail to create a masterpiece," points out Husain, adding, "All I ______________ in my life is about books and from books. The grand library ___________ the palace is a cache of knowledge."

This was enough ___________ the book store-owner-turned librarian

Options:

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

Correct Answer: for

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.

This was enough ___________ the book store-owner-turned librarian Husain to asses its valuable contents. "The preface of the book read: 'painters __________ technical knowledge to paint, but lack to understand nature, ______________ they fail to create a masterpiece," points out Husain, adding, "All I ______________ in my life is about books and from books. The grand library ___________ the palace is a cache of knowledge."

painters __________ technical knowledge to paint

Options:

1) has
2) has had
3) have
4) to have

Correct Answer: have

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.

This was enough ___________ the book store-owner-turned librarian Husain to asses its valuable contents. "The preface of the book read: 'painters __________ technical knowledge to paint, but lack to understand nature, ______________ they fail to create a masterpiece," points out Husain, adding, "All I ______________ in my life is about books and from books. The grand library ___________ the palace is a cache of knowledge."

to understand nature, ______________ they fail to create a masterpiece

Options:

1) if
2) that
3) hence
4) this

Correct Answer: hence

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.

This was enough ___________ the book store-owner-turned librarian Husain to asses its valuable contents. "The preface of the book read: 'painters __________ technical knowledge to paint, but lack to understand nature, ______________ they fail to create a masterpiece," points out Husain, adding, "All I ______________ in my life is about books and from books. The grand library ___________ the palace is a cache of knowledge."

All I ______________ in my life is about books and from books.

Options:

1) learning
2) learned
3) to learn
4) learns

Correct Answer: learned

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.

This was enough ___________ the book store-owner-turned librarian Husain to asses its valuable contents. "The preface of the book read: 'painters __________ technical knowledge to paint, but lack to understand nature, ______________ they fail to create a masterpiece," points out Husain, adding, "All I ______________ in my life is about books and from books. The grand library ___________ the palace is a cache of knowledge."

The grand library ___________ the palace is a cache of knowledge.

Options:

1) from
2) at
3) to
4) off

Correct Answer: at

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