SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 21-AUG-2017 Shift-2 (English Comprehesion)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 21-AUG-2017 Shift-2

(English Comprehension)


QID : 176 - 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'.

Economically, we (1)/ understand the world (2)/ round us in terms of scarcity. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 3

QID : 177 - 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 two children, (1)/ brother and sister, were onto (2)/ their way to school. (3)/No Error (4)

Options:

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

Correct Answer: 2

QID : 178 - 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.

Finding the comedy routine extremely funny, the family laughed _____________ along with the rest of the crowd.

Options:

1) lot
2) hysterically
3) crazy
4) guffaw

Correct Answer: hysterically

QID : 179 - 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 detective's ability to ________ makes it easy for him to scare suspects into confessing.

Options:

1) bluff
2) stuff
3) enough
4) cough

Correct Answer: bluff

QID : 180 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Belligerent

Options:

1) Antagonistic
2) Co-operative
3) Dandy
4) Delightful

Correct Answer: Antagonistic

QID : 181 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Indiscreet

Options:

1) Careless
2) Accurate
3) Attentive
4) Choosy

Correct Answer: Careless

QID : 182 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Incentive

Options:

1) Impetus
2) Stimulus
3) Enticement
4) Hindrance

Correct Answer: Hindrance

QID : 183 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Benediction

Options:

1) Criticism
2) Invocation
3) Beatitude
4) Approbation

Correct Answer: Criticism

QID : 184 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To go off the air

Options:

1) To remove ventilator of a patient on his death bed
2) To not eat food for a long period of time
3) To stop broadcasting a radio or TV program
4) To waste time on silly or trivial things.

Correct Answer: To stop broadcasting a radio or TV program

QID : 185 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To make a fuss about

Options:

1) To be extremely delighted
2) To work hard for eventual success
3) To be very strict or have very high standards
4) An excessive display of attention or activity

Correct Answer: An excessive display of attention or activity

QID : 186 - 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".

I should (has to be) with them tonight.

Options:

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

Correct Answer: have been

QID : 187 - 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".

He must not (to be left) like this.

Options:

1) being left
2) been left
3) be left
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: be left

QID : 188 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

Free from disturbance

Options:

1) Tranquil
2) Agitated
3) Chaotic
4) Violent

Correct Answer: Tranquil

QID : 189 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

An arrangement of flowers fastened in a ring used for laying on a grave

Options:

1) Brier
2) Prickle
3) Wreath
4) Splint

Correct Answer: Wreath

QID : 190 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) possesses
2) posseses
3) posesses
4) poseses

Correct Answer: possesses

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QID : 191 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Options:

1) murmuring
2) murmurring
3) murrmuring
4) murrmurring

Correct Answer: murmuring

QID : 192 - 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.

There was no need to

X-set a watch, for we had nothing
Y-to fear from anybody or
Z-anything in that vast untenanted plain

Options:

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

Correct Answer: XYZ

QID : 193 - 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.

This idea, however startling it may at

X-first appear, is quite in accordance, as
Y-before stated, with the analogy of changes
Z-now going on in certain regions of the globe

Options:

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

Correct Answer: XYZ

QID : 194 - 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 mailed his application for a new job.

Options:

1) The application for a new job is mailed by him.
2) The application for a new job was mailed by him.
3) He is the mailer of the application for a new job.
4) He was the mailer of the application for a new job.

Correct Answer: The application for a new job was mailed by him.

QID : 195 - 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.

"Ooh! what a dirty child!" said my aunt.

Options:

1) My aunt exclaimed disgustedly what a dirty child.
2) My aunt exclaimed disgustedly that the child is very dirty.
3) My aunt exclaimed disgustedly that the child was very dirty.
4) My aunt exclaimed disgustedly what a dirty child it is.

Correct Answer: My aunt exclaimed disgustedly that the child was very dirty.

QID : 196 - 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.

Genetic variation is the cornerstone of evolution, without which there can be no natural selection, and so a low genetic diversity decreases the ability of a species to survive and reproduce, explains lead author Yoshan Moodley, Professor at the Department of Zoology, University of Venda in South Africa.

Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of sub Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of these lineages remain, says the paper. The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Genetically unique populations that once existed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola have disappeared. The origins of the 'genetic erosion' coincided with colonial rule in Africa and the popularity of big game hunting. From the second half of the 20th century, however, poaching for horns has dramatically depleted their population and genetic diversity, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.

What is important for evolution?

Options:

1) Genetic variation
2) Large population
3) Mixing of species
4) Survival of the fittest

Correct Answer: Genetic variation

QID : 197 - 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.

Genetic variation is the cornerstone of evolution, without which there can be no natural selection, and so a low genetic diversity decreases the ability of a species to survive and reproduce, explains lead author Yoshan Moodley, Professor at the Department of Zoology, University of Venda in South Africa.

Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of sub Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of these lineages remain, says the paper. The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Genetically unique populations that once existed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola have disappeared. The origins of the 'genetic erosion' coincided with colonial rule in Africa and the popularity of big game hunting. From the second half of the 20th century, however, poaching for horns has dramatically depleted their population and genetic diversity, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.

Sub Sharan Africa has lost how many black rhino genetic lineages in 200 years?

Options:

1) 64
2) 20
3) 44
4) 30

Correct Answer: 44

QID : 198 - 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.

Genetic variation is the cornerstone of evolution, without which there can be no natural selection, and so a low genetic diversity decreases the ability of a species to survive and reproduce, explains lead author Yoshan Moodley, Professor at the Department of Zoology, University of Venda in South Africa.

Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of sub Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of these lineages remain, says the paper. The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Genetically unique populations that once existed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola have disappeared. The origins of the 'genetic erosion' coincided with colonial rule in Africa and the popularity of big game hunting. From the second half of the 20th century, however, poaching for horns has dramatically depleted their population and genetic diversity, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.

Genetically unique black rhinoceros has been lost in all of the following countries, except?

Options:

1) Tanzania
2) Nigeria
3) Chad
4) Malawi

Correct Answer: Tanzania

QID : 199 - 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.

Genetic variation is the cornerstone of evolution, without which there can be no natural selection, and so a low genetic diversity decreases the ability of a species to survive and reproduce, explains lead author Yoshan Moodley, Professor at the Department of Zoology, University of Venda in South Africa.

Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of sub Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of these lineages remain, says the paper. The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Genetically unique populations that once existed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola have disappeared. The origins of the 'genetic erosion' coincided with colonial rule in Africa and the popularity of big game hunting. From the second half of the 20th century, however, poaching for horns has dramatically depleted their population and genetic diversity, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.

From the second half of the 20th century what has caused a dramatic fall in black rhinoceros population?

Options:

1) poaching
2) colonial rule
3) big game hunting
4) fall in genetic diversity

Correct Answer: poaching

QID : 200 - 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.

Genetic variation is the cornerstone of evolution, without which there can be no natural selection, and so a low genetic diversity decreases the ability of a species to survive and reproduce, explains lead author Yoshan Moodley, Professor at the Department of Zoology, University of Venda in South Africa.

Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of sub Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of these lineages remain, says the paper. The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Genetically unique populations that once existed in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola have disappeared. The origins of the 'genetic erosion' coincided with colonial rule in Africa and the popularity of big game hunting. From the second half of the 20th century, however, poaching for horns has dramatically depleted their population and genetic diversity, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.

Genetic diversity is proportional to _____________________.

Options:

1) species population
2) the ability of a species to survive and reproduce
3) inbreeding
4) extinction

Correct Answer: the ability of a species to survive and reproduce

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