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

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

QID : 176 - Select the synonym of

succulent

Options:

1) torrid

2) luscious

3) arid

4) bare

Correct Answer: luscious

QID : 177 - Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) stamppede

2) easemant

3) cul-de-sac

4) ripostes

Correct Answer: ripostes

QID : 178 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

a state of stunned confusion or bewilderment

Options:

1) snarl

2) maze

3) daze

4) paradox

Correct Answer: daze

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 majestic Himalayas are revered, for from them .................the life sustaining river, mother Ganga. Options:

1) derives

2) exudes

3) emanates

4) radiates

Correct Answer: emanates

QID : 180 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

The kids are happy. They (were playing ) in the pool since noon.

Options:

1) are playing

2) played

3) have been playing

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: have been playing

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QID : 181 - Select the synonym of

snarl

Options:

1) growl

2) empathy

3) accord

4) amity

Correct Answer: growl

QID : 182 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

To delay or prevent someone or something by obstructing them

Options:

1) to perturb

2) to impede

3) to irk

4) to faze

Correct Answer: to impede

QID : 183 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

By the seat of one's pants

Options:

1) When one is saved in the nick of time

2) Your future depends on what choices you make now

3) To do it using only one's own experience and judgment

4) Nothing worthwhile can be achieved if you sit in one place

Correct Answer: To do it using only one's own experience and judgment

QID : 184 - Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order

The pesticides

P-are more harmful than

Q-those used in many other parts of the world

R-used in India

Options:

1) RQP

2) PQR

3) RPQ

4) QRP

Correct Answer: RPQ

QID : 185 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. The sink is leaking, we had better (send for) a plumber.

Options:

1) be sending for

2) been sending for

3) send off

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: no improvement

QID : 186 - Select the antonym of

panacea

Options:

1) malady

2) cure

3) elixir

4) nostrum

Correct Answer: malady

QID : 187 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Discretion is the greater part of valour

Options:

1) To be brave in any situation

2) Caution is preferable to rash bravery

3) A genuinely brave person is always humble

4) If you are over-cautious then you cannot achieve great things

Correct Answer: Caution is preferable to rash bravery

QID : 188 - Select the antonym of

cameo

Options:

1) trinket

2) gem

3) bauble

4) plain

Correct Answer: plain

QID : 189 - Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order

The last issue

P-can bend policy by virtue of its control over its users

Q-how a powerful monopoly

R-we need to examine is

Options:

1) QRP

2) QPR

3) PRQ

4) RQP

Correct Answer: RQP

QID : 190 - Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) ceramix

2) bulwaark

3) adjourns

4) studiuos

Correct Answer: adjourns

QID : 191 - 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.

Siddhartha .................his wife and children, and left for the mountains.

Options:

1) renounced

2) deserted

3) neglected

4) relinquished

Correct Answer: renounced

QID : 192 - 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.

The emperor was impressed with the singer and asked, ‘What can I do for you?'

Options:

1) The emperor impressed with the singer and asked that what he could do for him.

2) The emperor was impressed with the singer and asked what he could do for him.

3) The emperor impressed with the singer asked what could be done for him.

4) The emperor was impressed with the singer and asked what could be done for him.

Correct Answer: The emperor was impressed with the singer and asked what he could do for him.

QID : 193 - 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'.

Vicky is the one who(A)/always finds faults with(B)/whatever Priya does.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) Vicky is the one who

2) always finds faults with

3) whatever Priya does.

4) No error

Correct Answer: No error

QID : 194 - 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 online shopping site lowered the prices.

Options:

1) Lowering of the prices was done by the online shopping site.

2) The prices were lowered by the online shopping site.

3) The prices had been lowered by the online shopping site.

4) The prices have been lowered by the online shopping site.

Correct Answer: The prices were lowered by the online shopping site.

QID : 195 - 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'.

Some are born great.(A)/Some achieve greatness(B)/and some had greatness thrust on them.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: C

QID : 196 - 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.

Irony. .................word captures our response to the ongoing nationwide drought in more ways than one. We have woken.................the reality of drought a full six months after the end of monsoon. After waking up, we focus .................the drinking water.................in urban centres and not the multidimensional crisis of life and livelihood in .................hinterland.

Irony. .................word captures our response to the ongoing nationwide drought

Options:

1) This one

2) That one

3) One

4) A

Correct Answer: This one

QID : 197 - 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.

Irony. .................word captures our response to the ongoing nationwide drought in more ways than one. We have woken.................the reality of drought a full six months after the end of monsoon. After waking up, we focus .................the drinking water.................in urban centres and not the multidimensional crisis of life and livelihood in .................hinterland.

We have woken .................the reality of drought

Options:

1) up

2) up to

3) to

4) for

Correct Answer: up to

QID : 198 - 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.

Irony. .................word captures our response to the ongoing nationwide drought in more ways than one. We have woken.................the reality of drought a full six months after the end of monsoon. After waking up, we focus .................the drinking water.................in urban centres and not the multidimensional crisis of life and livelihood in .................hinterland.

After waking up, we focus .................

Options:

1) on

2) in

3) into

4) upon

Correct Answer: on

QID : 199 - 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.

Irony. .................word captures our response to the ongoing nationwide drought in more ways than one. We have woken .................the reality of drought a full six months after the end of monsoon. After waking up, we focus .................the drinking water.................in urban centres and not the multidimensional crisis of life and livelihood in .................hinterland.

drinking water .................in urban centres

Options:

1) dilemma

2) trouble

3) impasse

4) crisis

Correct Answer: crisis

QID : 200 - 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.

Irony. .................word captures our response to the ongoing nationwide drought in more ways than one. We have woken.................the reality of drought a full six months after the end of monsoon. After waking up, we focus .................the drinking water .................in urban centres and not the multidimensional crisis of life and livelihood in .................hinterland.

multidimensional crisis of life and livelihood in .................hinterland

Options:

1) rustic

2) village

3) rural

4) urban

Correct Answer: rural

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