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

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

QID : 76 - 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.

Rupa said to the driver, "Can you take me to the doctor now?"

Options:

1) Rupa asked  the driver if he could take her to the doctor  then.

2) Rupa asked  the driver that if he could take her to the doctor  than.

3) Rupa asked  the driver that if he would take her to the doctor  at once.

4) Rupa asked  the driver that if he can take her to the doctor  than at once.

Correct Answer: Rupa asked  the driver if he could take her to the doctor  then.

QID : 77 - 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'.

"If I can see you(A)/I am sure you would(B)/be looking beautiful,"Naina said.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: A

QID : 78 - 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.

He is now very old, yet grandfather still is the ..............head of my extended family.

Options:

1) absolute

2) complete

3) overall

4) undisputed

Correct Answer: undisputed

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QID : 79 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

barking up the wrong tree

Options:

1) One should  ignore those who keep harassing them

2) To say something wrong to a person who has  always been  kind to you

3) Scolding a thick skinned person will cause no improvement

4) To be pursuing a misguided line of course of action

Correct Answer: To be pursuing a misguided line of course of action

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

Back to the drawing board

Options:

1) To solve a problem  one has  to go back to the root cause

2) An inventive person will find fresh  ways to solve a problem

3) An idea has  been  unsuccessful and that a new one must be devised

4) An artist is always happy if he gets a chance to go back to painting

Correct Answer: An idea has  been  unsuccessful and that a new one must be devised

QID : 81 - Select  the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) bulfrog

2) assemble

3) paraket

4) colandeer

Correct Answer: assemble

QID : 82 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

to pilfer or steal (something, especially an item of small value) in a casual way.

Options:

1) to loot

2) to filch

3) to rip off

4) to plunder

Correct Answer: to filch

QID : 83 - 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.

At the same ..............the bell struck and school  was dismissed.

Options:

1) occasion

2) jiffy

3) moment

4) period

Correct Answer: moment

QID : 84 - Rearrange the parts  of the sentence in correct order.

This means  that for

P-making a significant dent

Q-have to grow at a faster rate

R-in poverty, rural incomes

Options:

1) PRQ

2) PQR

3) QPR

4) RPQ

Correct Answer: PRQ

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

To have succumbed to their

P-blackmail was not an instance  of

Q-making pragmatic political

R-concessions; it was one of capitulation

Options:

1) QRP

2) PQR

3) RPQ

4) QPR

Correct Answer: PQR

QID : 86 - Select  the antonym of

conception

Options:

1) clue

2) cognition

3) fact

4) notion

Correct Answer: fact

QID : 87 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

People  in some rural areas don't get water to drink, (besides) many people  in urban areas have water even for their pools.

Options:

1) and

2) whereas

3) where

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: whereas

QID : 88 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Ajay told the manager that he would not mind (standing and eat) the lunch.

Options:

1) standing and eating

2) stand and eating

3) to stand and eat

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: standing and eating

QID : 89 - 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'.

I've been trying(A)/to catch you as(B)/ you left college.(C)  No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: B

QID : 90 - Select  the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) reverent

2) tumberils

3) grambled

4) sitation

Correct Answer: reverent

QID : 91 - Select  the synonym  of

to reiterate

Options:

1) to hark

2) to drawl

3) to halt

4) to recur

Correct Answer: to recur

QID : 92 - Select  the synonym  of

hypnotist

Options:

1) rookie

2) novice

3) conjurer

4) amateur

Correct Answer: conjurer

QID : 93 - Select  the antonym of

to expunge

Options:

1) to gut

2) to omit

3) to zap

4) to insert

Correct Answer: to insert

QID : 94 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

An achievement or something desired fail to be attained by someone

Options:

1) to elude

2) to eschew

3) to shirk

4) to devoid

Correct Answer: to elude

QID : 95 - 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 flood destroyed the whole town.

Options:

1) The whole town was destroyed by the flood.

2) The whole town had been  destroyed by the flood.

3) The whole town has  been  destroyed by the flood.

4) The whole town has  had been  destroyed by the flood.

Correct Answer: The whole town was destroyed by the flood.

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.

..............some respects, this is unsurprising. Many of these laws do not have an ..............political flavour. The rule against admitting

..............             evidence, for instance,  is a result of simple good sense and a keen awareness of human .............., independent  of the relationship between  the ruler and the ruled. The same ..............for the laws of property and contract.

..............some respects

Options:

1) Into

2) About

3) In

4) On

Correct Answer: In

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.

..............some respects, this is unsurprising. Many of these laws do not have an ..............political flavour. The rule against admitting

..............             evidence, for instance,  is a result of simple good sense and a keen awareness of human .............., independent  of the relationship between  the ruler and the ruled. The same ..............for the laws of property and contract.

Many of these laws do not have an ..............political flavour.

Options:

1) overtly

2) adequately

3) averagely

4) abundantly

Correct Answer: overtly

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.

..............some respects, this is unsurprising. Many of these laws do not have an ..............political flavour. The rule against admitting

..............             evidence, for instance,  is a result of simple good sense and a keen awareness of human .............., independent  of the relationship between  the ruler and the ruled. The same ..............for the laws of property and contract.

The rule against admitting ..............evidence

Options:

1) gossip

2) rumour

3) scandal

4) hearsay

Correct Answer: hearsay

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.

..............some respects, this is unsurprising. Many of these laws do not have an ..............political flavour. The rule against admitting

..............             evidence, for instance,  is a result of simple good sense and a keen awareness of human .............., independent  of the relationship between  the ruler and the ruled. The same ..............for the laws of property and contract.

a keen awareness of human ..............,

Options:

1) biology

2) nature

3) personality

4) quality

Correct Answer: nature

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.

..............some respects, this is unsurprising. Many of these laws do not have an ..............political flavour. The rule against admitting

..............evidence, for instance,  is a result of simple good sense and a keen awareness of human .............., independent  of the relationship between  the ruler and the ruled. The same ..............for the laws of property and contract.

The same ..............for the laws of property and contract.

Options:

1) comes

2) goes

3) pushes

4) pulls

Correct Answer: goes

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