SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 25 January 2017" Afternoon Shift (English Comprehension)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 25 January 2017"

Afternoon Shift (English Comprehension)

QID : 176 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

at the drop of a hat

Options:

1) to challenge someone

2) to give up very easily

3) to pick a fight for small reasons

4) without hesitation or good reason

Correct Answer: without hesitation or good reason

QID : 177 - Rearrange the parts  of the sentence in correct order.

There must be more oversight

P-which this is done

Q-and much more accountability

R-in the manner in

Options:

1) RQP

2) QRP

3) PRQ

4) PQR

Correct Answer: QRP

QID : 178 - 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'.

Sorry to have(A)/troubled you; since(B)/it couldn't be helped.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1A

2B

3C

4D

Correct Answer: B

QID : 179 - 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.

Rohit said, "Leela, when is the next bus?"

Options:

1) Rohit asked  Leela when the next bus was supposed to come.

2) Rohit asked  Leela when was the next bus coming.

3) Rohit asked  Leela when the next bus was.

4) Rohit asked  Leela when the next bus was coming.

Correct Answer: Rohit asked  Leela when the next bus was.

QID : 180 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

apple of my eye

Options:

1) every thing looks enticing  to a hungry person

2) a very pleasant thing to watch

3) someone that one cherishes above all others

4) the ugliest  child is still pretty for a mother

Correct Answer: someone that one cherishes above all others

QID : 181 - 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'.

Could you(A)/like to read(B)/his speech?(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1A

2B

3C

4D

QID : 182 - Select  the antonym of

atheist

Options:

1) skeptic

2) pagan

3) disciple

4) agnostic

Correct Answer: disciple

QID : 183 - 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.

It was hard to  ................him involved with anything illegal.

Options:

1) snap

2) draw

3) photo

4) picture

Correct Answer: picture

QID : 184 - Select  the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) cabinets

2) basoons

3) sprinckle

4) esposes

Correct Answer: cabinets

QID : 185 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

To proclaim widely or loudly.

Options:

1) to trumpet

2) to herald

3) to manifest

4) to blazon

Correct Answer: to trumpet

QID : 186 - Select  the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) rosetes

2) reaffirm

3) estimat

4) lunchon

Correct Answer: reaffirm

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QID : 187 - Select  the synonym  of

ominous

Options:

1) secure

2) auspicious

3) apocalyptic

4) propitious

Correct Answer: apocalyptic

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

A substance that has no therapeutic effect,  used as a control in testing  new drugs.

Options:

1) sedentary

2) placebo

3) lax

4) torpid

Correct Answer: placebo

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

This is where clear,

P-well-publicized  editorial guidelines  are

Q-precisely  formulated, and

R-badly needed  in Indian newsrooms

Options:

1) QPR

2) RQP

3) PQR

4) PRQ

Correct Answer: QPR

QID : 190 - 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 officer walked in front, leaning on a stick and  ................limping.

Options:

1) marginally

2) imperceptibly

3) slightly

4) a little

Correct Answer: slightly

QID : 191 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

The driver gave (advice) at the court during the murder trial.

Options:

1) evidence

2) proof

3) witness

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: evidence

QID : 192 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. You can always count  (at me) in difficult times.

Options:

1) upon me

2) on me

3) on I

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: on me

QID : 193 - Select  the antonym of

to scowl

Options:

1) to glower

2) to smirk

3) to grimace

4) to grin

Correct Answer: to grin

QID : 194 - Select  the synonym  of

repentance

Options:

1) intransigent

2) obdurate

3) resolute

4) remorse

Correct Answer: remorse

QID : 195 - 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 baby really enjoys that music.

Options:

1) That music  was really enjoyed by the baby.

2) That music  was really being enjoyed by the baby.

3) That music  is really enjoyed by the baby.

4) This music  was really enjoyed by the baby.

Correct Answer: That music  is really enjoyed by the baby.

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.

Worldwide, journalism and the news industry are struggling, in this digital age, to  ................their relevance and value under profoundly changed and

 ................................circumstances. In response  ................the challenge,  a b view is forming within the profession that one way to ensure that the activities that  ................................journalism will continue to matter is to hone, strengthen, and develop its professional capabilities  to perform certain

 ................tasks.

Worldwide, journalism and the news industry are struggling, in this digital age, to  ................

Options:

1) veto

2) reassert

3) withhold

4) renounce

Correct Answer: reassert

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.

Worldwide, journalism and the news industry are struggling, in this digital age, to  ................their relevance and value under profoundly changed and

 ................................circumstances. In response  ................the challenge,  a b view is forming within the profession that one way to ensure that the activities that  ................................journalism will continue to matter is to hone, strengthen, and develop its professional capabilities  to perform certain

 ................tasks.

relevance and value under profoundly changed and  ................circumstances.

Options:

1) stagnant

2) plethora of

3) variety

4) changing

Correct Answer: changing

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.

Worldwide, journalism and the news industry are struggling, in this digital age, to  ................their relevance and value under profoundly changed and

 ................................circumstances. In response  ................the challenge,  a b view is forming within the profession that one way to ensure that the activities that  ................................journalism will continue to matter is to hone, strengthen, and develop its professional capabilities  to perform certain ................tasks.

In response  ................the challenge

Options:

1) to

2) of

3) for

4) about

Correct Answer: to

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.

Worldwide, journalism and the news industry are struggling, in this digital age, to  ................their relevance and value under profoundly changed and ................................circumstances. In response  ................the challenge,  a b view is forming within the profession that one way to ensure that the activities that  ................................journalism will continue to matter is to hone, strengthen, and develop its professional capabilities  to perform certain ................tasks.

activities that  ................journalism

Options:

1) make

2) manufacture

3) constitute

4) collect

Correct Answer: constitute

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.

Worldwide, journalism and the news industry are struggling, in this digital age, to  ................their relevance and value under profoundly changed and ................................circumstances. In response  ................the challenge,  a b view is forming within the profession that one way to ensure that the activities that  ................................journalism will continue to matter is to hone, strengthen, and develop its professional capabilities  to perform certain ................tasks.

develop its professional capabilities to perform  certain  ................tasks.

Options:

1) trivial

2) core

3) trite

4) frivolous

Correct Answer: core

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