SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 29 January 2017" Evening Shift (English Comprehension)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 29 January 2017"

Evening Shift (English Comprehension)

QID : 276 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

If per capita income is taken

P­as the measure then we are

Q­away from 'great power' status

R­still some distance

Options:

1) PRQ

2) PQR

3) QPR

4) RPQ

Correct Answer: PRQ

QID : 277 ­ 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.

My sister will bake a dozen cakes for the fair.

ptions:

1) For the fair, a dozen cakes would be baked by my sister.

2) For the fair, a dozen cakes would have been baked by my sister.

3) For the fair, a dozen cakes will be baked by my sister.

4) For the fair, a dozen cakes will have been baked by my sister.

Correct Answer: For the fair, a dozen cakes will be baked by my sister.

QID : 278 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. The naughty boy made (many a mischief).

Options:

1) much mischief

2) many mischief

3) many a mischiefs

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: much mischief

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QID : 279 ­ 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.

My mother likes to ..............me by showing everyone my baby pictures.

Options:

1) stun

2) annoy

3) shame

4) embarrass

Correct Answer: embarrass

QID : 280 ­ Select the antonym of

agonising

Options:

1) vehement

2) fierce

3) excruciating

4) cordial

Correct Answer: cordial

QID : 281 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) motlyiest

2) plummets

3) disgorg

4) bangalow

Correct Answer: plummets

QID : 282 ­ 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'.

He woke  on, rising(A)/to a sitting position(B)/and rubbed  his eyes briskly.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: A

QID : 283 ­ Select the synonym of

to jeopardise

Options:

1) to chaperone

2) to picket

3) to imperil

4) to escort

Correct Answer: to imperil

QID : 284 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

To increase rapidly in number; multiply.

Options:

1) to proliferate

2) to procreate

3) to propagate

4) to escalate

Correct Answer: to proliferate

QID : 285 ­ Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. Grandfather has said so out of affection, do not take (to) heart.

Options:

1) into

2) it to

3) it by

4) no improvement

Correct Answer: it to

QID : 286 ­ Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

India has already made

P­substantial concessions

Q­to enable a consensus

R­for  the Paris pact

Options:

1) QRP

2) PQR

3) RPQ

4) QPR

Correct Answer: PQR

QID : 287 ­ 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.

I was taken ..............by the server's rude comment about my hair.

Options:

1) away

2) from

3) aback

4) off

Correct Answer: aback

QID : 288 ­ 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.

Manish said, "Where is she going?".

Options:

1) Manish asked that where she was going.

2) Manish asked that where she is going.

3) Manish asked where she was going.

4) Manish asked that where she has been going.

Correct Answer: Manish asked where she was going.

QID : 289 ­ Select the synonym of

evicted

Options:

1) congenial

2) sympathetic

3) cordial

4) ousted

Correct Answer: ousted

QID : 290 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

to easily bent; flexible.

Options:

1) putty

2) pliable

3) rigid

4) ductile

Correct Answer: pliable

QID : 291 ­ 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 wonder if they(A)/could treat  me nicely(B)/if I went  there again.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A

2) B

3) C

4) D

Correct Answer: B

QID : 292 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

to chew  someone out

Options:

1) to bore someone by talking ceaselessly

2) to discourage someone who is going to start a new venture

3) reprimand someone severely

4) to save someone

Correct Answer: reprimand someone severely

QID : 293 ­ Select the antonym of

discrepant

Options:

1) contrary

2) dissonant

3) harmonious

4) variance

Correct Answer: harmonious

QID : 294 ­ In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

to chip on his shoulder

Options:

1) to have huge responsibilities on one's shoulders

2) uniform decorated with stars and medals

3) wearing your battle scars like medals

4) holding a grudge or grievance that readily provokes a fight

Correct Answer: holding a grudge or grievance that readily provokes a fight

QID : 295 ­ Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) flooring

2) altituede

3) purveyour

4) snobish

Correct Answer: flooring

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.

That is why publicly invoking these  symbols has to be an act of responsible citizenship and not self­..............  demagoguery, but the difference can be hard to ............... The problem with emotive symbols is that ..............they can multiply the force  of arguments, they cannot replace the arguments............... All persuasion harnesses symbols but principled persuasion must also provide arguments that can be ..............                       debated.

an act of responsible citizenship and not self­..............demagoguery

Options:

1) efficacy

2) serving

3) esteem

4) reference

Correct Answer: serving

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.

That is why publicly invoking these  symbols has to be an act of responsible citizenship and not self­..............  demagoguery, but the difference can be hard to ............... The problem with emotive symbols is that ..............they can multiply the force  of arguments, they cannot replace the arguments............... All persuasion harnesses symbols but principled persuasion must also provide arguments that can be .............. debated.

but the difference can be hard to ...............

Options:

1) tell

2) say

3) speak

4) mention

Correct Answer: tell

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.

That is why publicly invoking these  symbols has to be an act of responsible citizenship and not self­..............  demagoguery, but the difference can be hard to ............... The problem with emotive symbols is that ..............they can multiply the force  of arguments, they cannot replace the arguments............... All persuasion harnesses symbols but principled persuasion must also provide arguments that can be ..............debated.

The problem with emotive symbols is that ..............they can multiply the force of arguments,

Options:

1) tough

2) though

3) through

4) Thorough

Correct Answer: though

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.

That is why publicly invoking these  symbols has to be an act of responsible citizenship and not self­..............  demagoguery, but the difference can be hard to ............... The problem with emotive symbols is that ..............they can multiply the force  of arguments, they cannot replace the arguments............... All persuasion harnesses symbols but principled persuasion must also provide arguments that can be ..............  debated.

they cannot replace the arguments...............

Options:

1) yourselves

2) yourself

3) by themselves

4) themselves

Correct Answer: themselves

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.

That is why publicly invoking these  symbols has to be an act of responsible citizenship and not self­..............  demagoguery, but the difference can be hard to ............... The problem with emotive symbols is that ..............they can multiply the force  of arguments, they cannot replace the arguments............... All persuasion harnesses symbols but principled persuasion must also provide arguments that can be ..............  debated.

principled persuasion must also provide arguments that can be ..............debated.

Options:

1) absurdly

2) carefully

3) rationally

4) friendly

Correct Answer: rationally

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