SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 23 January 2017" Evening Shift (English Comprehension)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 23 January 2017" Evening Shift (English Comprehension)

QID : 276 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

When the prodigal son returned home, his father welcomed him (with open hands).

Options:

1) with open hearts

2) with open mind

3) with open arms

4) no improvement

Correct Answer : with open arms

QID : 277 ­ 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.

"I don't know the way. Do you?" Vipul asked.

Options:

1) Vipul said he didn't know the way and asked her if she did.

2) Vipul said he didn't knew the way and asked her if she did.

3) Vipul said he didn't knew the way and asked her whether she did.

4) Vipul said that he didn't know the way and asked her if she did.

Correct Answer : Vipul said that he didn't know the way and asked her if she did.

 

QID : 278 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

It is hard to

P­of some

Q­miss the political significance

R­of these  beneficiaries

Options:

1) PQR

2) RQP

3) QPR

4) RPQ

Correct Answer : QPR

 

QID : 279 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

to have a strong emotional effect on.

Options:

1) to smother

2) to yield

3) to overwhelm

4) to forfeit

Correct Answer : to overwhelm

 

QID : 280 ­ Select the synonym of objectionable

Options:

1) aperitif

2) abhorrent

3) savory

4) saporus

Correct Answer : abhorrent

 

QID : 281 ­ 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'.

Grandfather along (A)/with the children(B)/have gone to Chennai.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer : C

 

QID : 282 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

You can play video games and paint or (draw) from anywhere.

Options:

1) be drawing

2) can draw

3) could draw

4) no improvement

Correct Answer : no improvement

 

QID : 283 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

A fool and his money are easily parted

Options:

1) a foolish person spends money carelessly and will soon be penniless

2) a miser will eventually lose all his money due to one foolish mistake

3) a foolish person will never be able to get rich

4) a rich person should be smart enough to avoid people who will fool him for his wealth

Correct Answer : a foolish person spends money carelessly and will soon be penniless

 

QID : 284 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) holgram

2) comerce

3) bluffers

4) cluters

Correct Answer : bluffers

 

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

All bark and no bite

Options:

1) Children should only be scolded but never beaten

2) To be full of big talk but lacking action

3) The person who appears most scary will help you the most

4) A person who talks a lot will never harm you

Correct Answer : To be full of big talk but lacking action

 

QID : 286 ­ 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'.

Being a well know scientist,(A)/he was invited to deliver(B)/a lecture on artificial intelligence.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer : D

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QID : 287 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) hyginic

2) emmigrant

3) anteirior

4) quarrels

Correct Answer : quarrels

 

QID : 288 ­ Select the synonym of to recline

Options:

1) to lounge

2) to rewind

3) to sheer

4) to plump

Correct Answer : to lounge

 

QID : 289 ­ Select the antonym of to placate

Options:

1) to provoke

2) to propitiate

3) to tranquilize

4) to mollify

Correct Answer : to provoke

 

QID : 290 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

But while the defeat made

P­as it was no longer in currency.

Q­news, the issue on which

R­it was based failed to resonate

Options:

1) RPQ

2) RQP

3) PQR

4) QRP

Correct Answer : QRP

 

QID : 291 ­ 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.

Saima mailed her application for a new job.

Options:

1) The application for a new job had been mailed by Saima.

2) The application for a new job has been mailed by Saima.

3) The application for her new job has been mailed by Saima.

4) The application for a new job was mailed by Saima.

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

 

QID : 292 ­ Select the antonym of Content

Options:

1) ease

2) depressed

3) gratified

4) smug

Correct Answer : depressed

 

QID : 293 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

tending to hang loosely.

Options:

1) to attenuate

2) to enfeeble

3) prostrate

4) to flop

Correct Answer : to flop

 

QID : 294 ­ 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.

Possessing even a single nuclear weapon  acts as a ...............

Options:

1) deterrent

2) detriment

3) boundary

4) excuse

Correct Answer : deterrent

 

QID : 295 ­ 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 global temperatures rise, an untreatable new strain of the flu might ..............up at any moment.

Options:

1) fill

2) crop

3) bring

4) chop

Correct Answer : crop

 

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.

Once .............., it is that time of the year when  the examination results season may be just ending and the admissions season is in progress, and marked by a ..............of two contradictory voices — often  from the same people — that rose to deafening

..............from April to May when  the results of various school boards ............... The first voice ..............those who succeeded and did wondrously well.

Once ..............,

Options:

1) upon a time

2) only

3) again

4) more

Correct Answer : again

 

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.

Once .............., it is that time of the year when  the examination results season may be just ending and the admissions season is in progress, and marked by a ..............of two contradictory voices — often  from the same people — that rose to deafening

..............from April to May when  the results of various school boards ............... The first voice ..............those who succeeded and did wondrously well.

marked by a ..............of two contradictory voices

Options:

1) cacophony

2) high decibel

3) whisper

4) silence

Correct Answer : cacophony

 

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.

Once .............., it is that time of the year when  the examination results season may be just ending and the admissions season is in progress, and marked by a ..............of two contradictory voices — often  from the same people — that rose to deafening..............from April to May when  the results of various school boards ............... The first voice ..............those who succeeded and did wondrously well.

rose to deafening ..............from April to May

Options:

1) level

2) levels

3) height

4) crescendos

Correct Answer : levels

 

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.

Once .............., it is that time of the year when  the examination results season may be just ending and the admissions season is in progress, and marked by a ..............of two contradictory voices — often  from the same people — that rose to deafening..............from April to May when  the results of various school boards ............... The first voice ..............those who succeeded and did wondrously well.

the results of various school boards ...............

Options:

1) are declaring

2) declare

3) were being declared

4) were declared

Correct Answer : were declared

 

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.

Once .............., it is that time of the year when  the examination results season may be just ending and the admissions season is in progress, and marked by a ..............of two contradictory voices — often  from the same people — that rose to deafening​..............from April to May when  the results of various school boards ............... The first voice ..............those who succeeded and did wondrously well.

The first voice ..............those who succeeded and did wondrously well.

Options:

1) congratulates

2) applaud

3) celebrated

4) recommended

Correct Answer : celebrated

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