SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 20 January 2017" Morning Shift (English Comprehension)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 20 January 2017" Morning Shift (English Comprehension)

QID : 76 - Select  the synonym  of:

to entrain

Options:

1) to alight

2) to debark

3) to mount

4) to disembark

Correct Answer: to mount

QID : 77 - Select  the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) virtuous

2) tabbulate

3) infinete

4) feytishes

Correct Answer: virtuous

QID : 78 - 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'.

Gita had been(A)/dancing at the party little(B)/more than usual.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1A

2B

3C

4D

Correct Answer: B

QID : 79 - Select  the antonym of

vivified

Options:

1) invigorated

2) revived

3) dull

4) animated

Correct Answer: dull

QID : 80 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Options:

1) The world is beautiful if one can see  it that way

2) To see  only beautiful things  if one wants to make his life beautiful

3) That which one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another

4) For an infatuated person even bad qualities of the beloved appear good

Correct Answer: That which one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another

QID : 81 - Rearrange the parts  of the sentence in correct order.

Earlier its forays

P-were concentrated on ancient

Q-and medieval India

R-in history

Options:

1) RPQ

2) RQP

3) PQR

4) QPR

Correct Answer: RPQ

QID : 82 - 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.

 ............your crime and your sentence may be reduced, suggested the police. Options:

1) Apologise

2) Communicate

3) Confess

4) Inform

Correct Answer: Confess

QID : 83 - In the following question, a sentence has  been  given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

The painters painted the entire building. Options:

1) The entire building had been  painted by the painters.

2) The painters had an entire building painted.

3) The entire building was painted by the painters.

4) The entire building has  been  painted by the painters.

Correct Answer: The entire building was painted by the painters.

QID : 84 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence

His condition has  only deteriorated, his life (hangs with threads).

Options:

1) is hanging  on threads

2) hangs by a thread

3) hangs on a thread

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: hangs by a thread

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QID : 85 - Rearrange the parts  of the sentence in correct order:

Guardians of

P-the tyranny of the state

Q-four square against

R-intellectual  liberty must stand

Options:

1) QRP

2) RQP

3) PRQ

4) PQR

Correct Answer: RQP

QID : 86 - In the following question, a sentence has  been  given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Mother said, "Oh! It's a scorpion. Don't go near it, children."

Options:

1) Mother exclaimed with disgust that, that was a scorpion and told the children not to go near it.

2) Mother exclaimed disgustingly that, it was a scorpion and told the children not to go near it.

3) Mother exclaimed with disgust that it was a scorpion and told the children not to go near it.

4) Mother exclaimed with disgust that, that was a scorpion and told the children not to go near that.

Correct Answer: Mother exclaimed with disgust that it was a scorpion and told the children not to go near it.

QID : 87 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

to have as belonging to one; own.

Options:

1) to dominate

2) to possess

3) to abandon

4) to hog

Correct Answer: to possess

QID : 88 - Select  the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) panacease

2) saboteur

3) contraste

4) columunar

Correct Answer: saboteur

QID : 89 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Necessity is the mother of invention

Options:

1) solution to a problem  is easy  if one is sufficiently desperate

2) great  inventions happen only if you are desperate

3) there is always a mother behind every great  scientist who has  invented  something

4) when the need  for something becomes essential, you are forced  to find ways of getting it

Correct Answer: when the need  for something becomes essential, you are forced  to find ways of getting it

QID : 90 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

the action of making amends  for a wrong one has done

Options:

1) reparation

2) extortion

3) reclamation

4) retrieval

Correct Answer: reparation

QID : 91 - 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 payment of dues have been  ............delayed , informed the executive to the client.

Options:

1) incredibly

2) crazily

3) amazingly

4) unduly

Correct Answer: unduly

QID : 92 - Select  the synonym  of

discerning

Options:

1) naive

2) asinine

3) inept

4) astute

Correct Answer: astute

QID : 93 - 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'.

Ramesh  is far arrogant(A)/to learn the error(B)/of his ways.(C)/No error(D).

Options:

1A

2B

3C

4D

Correct Answer: A

QID : 94 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

We are late because my wife took two hours  to (put up) her make-up.

Options:

1) put on

2) put

3) put over

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: put on

QID : 95 - Select  the antonym of

wary

Options:

1) frugal

2) leery

3) prudent

4) inattentive

Correct Answer: inattentive

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.

India has already made  ........................concessions to enable a consensus and successful outcome  at Paris. Now it must ensure that it is not caught in a relentless  ............process where each concession becomes an argument for making the next one. The post-Paris  negotiations will determine more............the shape of the climate change  architecture for the next several decades. We  ............ensure that India’s vital interests are safeguarded  and the principle  ............equity and equitable burden-sharing is reflected across this architecture.

India has  already made  ............concessions to enable a consensus

Options:

1) so much

2) substantial

3) many

4) a lot of

Correct Answer: substantial

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.

India has already made  ........................concessions to enable a consensus and successful outcome  at Paris. Now it must ensure that it is not caught in a relentless  ............process where each concession becomes an argument for making the next one. The post-Paris  negotiations will determine more............the shape of the climate change  architecture for the next several decades. We  ............ensure that India’s vital interests are safeguarded  and the principle  ............equity and equitable burden-sharing is reflected across this architecture.

Now it must ensure that it is not caught in a relentless  ............process

Options:

1) lengthy

2) protracted

3) infinite

4) attrition

Correct Answer: attrition

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.

India has already made  ........................concessions to enable a consensus and successful outcome  at Paris. Now it must ensure that it is not caught in a relentless  ............process where each concession becomes an argument for making the next one. The post-Paris  negotiations will determine more............the shape of the climate change  architecture for the next several decades. We  ............ensure that India’s vital interests are safeguarded  and the principle  ............equity and equitable burden-sharing is reflected across this architecture.

The post-Paris negotiations will determine more  ............the shape of the climate change

Options:

1) precisely

2) exactly

3) refinely

4) sophisticatedly

Correct Answer: precisely

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.

India has already made  ........................concessions to enable a consensus and successful outcome  at Paris. Now it must ensure that it is not caught in a relentless  ............process where each concession becomes an argument for making the next one. The post-Paris  negotiations will determine more ............the shape of the climate change  architecture for the next several decades. We  ............ensure that India’s vital interests are safeguarded  and the principle  ............equity and equitable burden-sharing is reflected across this architecture.

We  ............ensure that India's vital interests are safeguarded

Options:

1) would

2) could

3) must

4) have

Correct Answer: must

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.

India has already made  ........................concessions to enable a consensus and successful outcome  at Paris. Now it must ensure that it is not caught in a relentless  ............process where each concession becomes an argument for making the next one. The post-Paris  negotiations will determine more ............the shape of the climate change  architecture for the next several decades. We  ............ensure that India’s vital interests are safeguarded  and the principle  ............equity and equitable burden-sharing is reflected across this architecture.

the principle  ............equity

Options:

1) for

2) of

3) about

4) like

Correct Answer: of

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