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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 20-AUG-2017 Shift-3 (English Comprehesion)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 20-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'.

At this moment that (1)/ terrible door burst noisily open and (2)/ banged for the wall. (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'.

While an electron (1)/ carries a negative electrical (2) charge, a neutron is neutral. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 4

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.

The big stone monument was the only __________ the lost traveller remembered.

Options:

1) specimen
2) souvenir
3) piece
4) landmark

Correct Answer: landmark

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.

The airline was unable to give us a reason for the ______________ departure delay.

Options:

1) indivisible
2) invincible
3) invisible
4) inexplicable

Correct Answer: inexplicable

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

Cajole

Options:

1) Disenchant
2) Entice
3) Repulse
4) Bully

Correct Answer: Entice

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

Fustian

Options:

1) Unpretentions
2) Timid
3) Arrogant
4) Couteous

Correct Answer: Arrogant

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

Cavalier

Options:

1) Condescending
2) Curt
3) Humble
4) Haughty

Correct Answer: Humble

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

Vigilance

Options:

1) Indifference
2) Diligence
3) Acuity
4) Circumspection

Correct Answer: Indifference

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

Give somebody a ring

Options:

1) Propose marriage
2) Inform about the death of a loved one
3) Call someone on the telephone
4) Trap somebody in a difficult relationship

Correct Answer: Call someone on the telephone

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

Leave no stone unturned

Options:

1) Search for the hidden treasure
2) Do a futile task
3) Be known for achieving a tremendous feat
4) Try every possible course of action in order to achieve something

Correct Answer: Try every possible course of action in order to achieve something

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".

She and Dad would (has had loved) Amit.

Options:

1) has loved
2) have loved
3) to loved
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: have loved

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".

Someone must (being) killed.

Options:

1) have been
2) has been
3) been
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: have been

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

The state or quality of being holy

Options:

1) Avarice
2) Baseness
3) Sanctity
4) Parsimony

Correct Answer: Sanctity

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

A substance easily evaporated at normal temperatures

Options:

1) Volatile
2) Steadfast
3) Enduring
4) Definite

Correct Answer: Volatile

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) hypnotyst
2) hipnotyst
3) hipnotist
4) hypnotist

Correct Answer: hypnotist

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) theurise
2) theoris
3) theuris
4) theorise

Correct Answer: theorise

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.

They had seen enough of the

X-them to come a step farther
Y-desert already, and no number
Z-of knives would have tempted

Options:

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

Correct Answer: YZX

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.

Such are the strata which we

X-species as those now living in the Mediterranean
Y-meet with in the south of Sicily, filled
Z-with shells for the most part of the same

Options:

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

Correct Answer: YZX

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.

The movie critic wrote a sarcastic review.

Options:

1) A sarcastic review is written by the movie critic.
2) A review which is sarcastic was written by the movie critic.
3) A review which is sarcastic is written by the movie critic.
4) A sarcastic review was written by the movie critic.

Correct Answer: A sarcastic review was written by the movie critic.

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.

The trainee asked his boss, "Shall I email this letter again, Sir?"

Options:

1) The trainee asked his boss politely if he shall email that letter again.
2) The trainee asked his boss politely if he should email that letter again, sir.
3) The trainee asked his boss politely if he shall email that letter again, sir.
4) The trainee asked his boss politely if he should email that letter again.

Correct Answer: The trainee asked his boss politely if he should email that letter again.

QID : 296 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The flora and fauna of Cubbon Park captures our attention more than anything else. But when you take time to look closely at the statue, you will marvel at its sheer grandeur. Sculpted by Sir Thomas Brock, the 11 feet high marble statue is larger than life. It brings out the personality of Queen Victoria, who had been the Monarch of Great Britain from 1837 till 1901, depicting a rather proud, stern person with pronounced features.

In 1906, the statue was unveiled in the city by George Frederick Ernest Albert, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall and York, making it stand in all its glory in its 111th year. Even though there is a wealth of history to the statue, and it was made to appear imposing, the busy Bengalureans would probably refer to it as just another landmark. As the workers are busy in discussion on the instructions given to them, life continues as usual in the Park.

Queen Victoria ruled Great Britain for how many years?

Options:

1) 64 years
2) 34 years
3) 54 years
4) 44 years

Correct Answer: 64 years

QID : 297 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The flora and fauna of Cubbon Park captures our attention more than anything else. But when you take time to look closely at the statue, you will marvel at its sheer grandeur. Sculpted by Sir Thomas Brock, the 11 feet high marble statue is larger than life. It brings out the personality of Queen Victoria, who had been the Monarch of Great Britain from 1837 till 1901, depicting a rather proud, stern person with pronounced features.

In 1906, the statue was unveiled in the city by George Frederick Ernest Albert, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall and York, making it stand in all its glory in its 111th year. Even though there is a wealth of history to the statue, and it was made to appear imposing, the busy Bengalureans would probably refer to it as just another landmark. As the workers are busy in discussion on the instructions given to them, life continues as usual in the Park.

How many people unveiled the Queen Victoria statue at Cubbon Park?

Options:

1) One
2) Six
3) Four
4) Two

Correct Answer: Two

QID : 298 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The flora and fauna of Cubbon Park captures our attention more than anything else. But when you take time to look closely at the statue, you will marvel at its sheer grandeur. Sculpted by Sir Thomas Brock, the 11 feet high marble statue is larger than life. It brings out the personality of Queen Victoria, who had been the Monarch of Great Britain from 1837 till 1901, depicting a rather proud, stern person with pronounced features.

In 1906, the statue was unveiled in the city by George Frederick Ernest Albert, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall and York, making it stand in all its glory in its 111th year. Even though there is a wealth of history to the statue, and it was made to appear imposing, the busy Bengalureans would probably refer to it as just another landmark. As the workers are busy in discussion on the instructions given to them, life continues as usual in the Park.

The Bengalureans would refer to the Queen Victoria statue as ____________.

Options:

1) wealth of history
2) a landmark
3) Symbol of British rule
4) Bengaluru culture

Correct Answer: a landmark

QID : 299 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The flora and fauna of Cubbon Park captures our attention more than anything else. But when you take time to look closely at the statue, you will marvel at its sheer grandeur. Sculpted by Sir Thomas Brock, the 11 feet high marble statue is larger than life. It brings out the personality of Queen Victoria, who had been the Monarch of Great Britain from 1837 till 1901, depicting a rather proud, stern person with pronounced features.

In 1906, the statue was unveiled in the city by George Frederick Ernest Albert, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall and York, making it stand in all its glory in its 111th year. Even though there is a wealth of history to the statue, and it was made to appear imposing, the busy Bengalureans would probably refer to it as just another landmark. As the workers are busy in discussion on the instructions given to them, life continues as usual in the Park.

Queen Victoria had all of the following traits, except ______________.

Options:

1) proud
2) generous
3) stern
4) pronounced features

Correct Answer: generous

QID : 300 - A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The flora and fauna of Cubbon Park captures our attention more than anything else. But when you take time to look closely at the statue, you will marvel at its sheer grandeur. Sculpted by Sir Thomas Brock, the 11 feet high marble statue is larger than life. It brings out the personality of Queen Victoria, who had been the Monarch of Great Britain from 1837 till 1901, depicting a rather proud, stern person with pronounced features.

In 1906, the statue was unveiled in the city by George Frederick Ernest Albert, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall and York, making it stand in all its glory in its 111th year. Even though there is a wealth of history to the statue, and it was made to appear imposing, the busy Bengalureans would probably refer to it as just another landmark. As the workers are busy in discussion on the instructions given to them, life continues as usual in the Park.

Which of the following is false regarding the Queen Victoria statue in Bengaluru?

Options:

1) It is made of marble
2) It is 11 feet tall
3) It is 111 years old
4) It is standing in Queen Victoria park

Correct Answer: It is standing in Queen Victoria park

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