SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 03 February 2017" Afternoon Shift (English Comprehension)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 03 February 2017"

Afternoon Shift (English Comprehension)

QID : 176 - Select the antonym of

grotesque

Options:

1) horrid
2) pleasing
3) appalling
4) grisly

Correct Answer: pleasing

QID : 177 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

A trace or remnant of something that is disappearing or no longer exists.

Options:

1) memento
2) variable
3) glimmer
4) vestige

Correct Answer: vestige

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'.

She decided to drink(A)/water instead of soft drinks(B)/ in order to lose weight.(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D

Correct Answer: D

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.

He is so ________________ in his beliefs that no one can change his mind!

Options:

1) vigorous
2) adamant
3) tough
4) stiff

Correct Answer: adamant

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

fixed in one's ways

Options:

1) not wanting to change how one does things
2) one will succeed if one does not change thier path
3) trapped in a particular unpleasant situation
4) a dilemma of two different paths

Correct Answer: not wanting to change how one does things

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QID : 181 - 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.

We will send you your laboratory reports as soon as they are ready.

Options:

1) You would be sent your laboratory reports as soon as they will be ready.
2) Your laboratory reports will be sent to you as soon as they are ready.
3) You would be send your laboratory reports as soon as they will be ready.
4) Your laboratory reports should be sent to you as soon as they are ready.

Correct Answer: Your laboratory reports will be sent to you as soon as they are ready.

QID : 182 - Select the antonym of

to procure

Options:

1) to forfeit
2) to appropriate
3) to solicit
4) to wangle

Correct Answer: to forfeit

QID : 183 - Select the synonym of

impassive

Options:

1) ardent
2) reticent
3) agitated
4) susceptible

Correct Answer: reticent

QID : 184 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

I feel
(out for sorts) today.

Options:

1) of sort
2) out of sort
3) out of sorts
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: out of sorts

QID : 185 - 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.

'Are you coming with us?' Isha asked Nishi.

Options:

1) Isha asked Nisha whether she would be going with them.
2) Isha asked Nisha if she was going with them.
3) Isha asked Nisha whether she would go with them.
4) Isha asked Nisha whether she would come with us.

Correct Answer: Isha asked Nisha if she was going with them.

QID : 186 - Select the synonym of

to revamp

Options:

1) to overhaul
2) to maraud
3) to raze
4) to sabotage

Correct Answer: to overhaul

QID : 187 - Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) mistique
2) chimmeras
3) plesure
4) obituary

Correct Answer: obituary

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

To trip or momentarily lose one's balance; almost fall.

Options:

1) to totter
2) to stammer
3) to stumble
4) to blunder

Correct Answer: to stumble

QID : 189 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

An increase in incidents of chain snatching
(has been reported) in the newspapers recently.

Options:

1) has been written
2) have been reported
3) are being reported
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: no improvement

QID : 190 - 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'.

You want to stay(A)/with him, in spite(B)/off what he did?(C)/No error(D)

Options:

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D

Correct Answer: C

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.

I shall ____________ receipt of your email even if I cannot respond to it immediately.

Options:

1) acknowledge
2) endorse
3) ratify
4) allow

Correct Answer: acknowledge

QID : 192 - Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

It may not be a simple
P-someone does stand to gain
Q-by keeping farmers divided
R-case of "divide and rule", but

Options:

1) QPR
2) PQR
3) RPQ
4) QRP

Correct Answer: RPQ

QID : 193 - Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

Rewarding an encroacher on public
P-reward to a pickpocket
Q-site is like giving a
R-land with free alternative

Options:

1) QRP
2) QPR
3) PRQ
4) RQP

Correct Answer: RQP

QID : 194 - Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:

1) coroded
2) topalogy
3) homogony
4) protuzoa

Correct Answer: homogony

QID : 195 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

flash in the pan

Options:

1) a trick one learn which makes thier work easier
2) a thing or person whose sudden but brief success is not repeated
3) to build something good but it gets destroyed
4) to find something unpleasant in food

Correct Answer: a thing or person whose sudden but brief success is not repeated

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.

Since the justification for the demand of anonymity and confidentiality is______________ questioned by reporters, and since the deals ____________ routinely between reporter and privileged source to grant confidential ________________ are rarely monitored and supervised properly within the newsroom, the misuse of sources by journalists, and what is ____________________ damaging, the misuse of journalists and the news media by privileged sources____________________ epidemic proportions.

confidentiality is______________ questioned by reporters

Options:

1) rarely
2) ever
3) once
4) infinitely

Correct Answer: rarely

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.

Since the justification for the demand of anonymity and confidentiality is______________ questioned by reporters, and since the deals ____________ routinely between reporter and privileged source to grant confidential ________________ are rarely monitored and supervised properly within the newsroom, the misuse of sources by journalists, and what is ____________________ damaging, the misuse of journalists and the news media by privileged sources____________________ epidemic proportions.

since the deals ____________ routinely between reporter

Options:

1) strike
2) striked
3) striking
4) struck

Correct Answer: struck

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.

Since the justification for the demand of anonymity and confidentiality is______________ questioned by reporters, and since the deals ____________ routinely between reporter and privileged source to grant confidential ________________ are rarely monitored and supervised properly within the newsroom, the misuse of sources by journalists, and what is ____________________ damaging, the misuse of journalists and the news media by privileged sources____________________ epidemic proportions.

privileged source to grant confidential ________________ are rarely monitored

Options:

1) dignity
2) pride
3) status
4) degree

Correct Answer: status

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.

Since the justification for the demand of anonymity and confidentiality is______________ questioned by reporters, and since the deals ____________ routinely between reporter and privileged source to grant confidential ________________ are rarely monitored and supervised properly within the newsroom, the misuse of sources by journalists, and what is ____________________ damaging, the misuse of journalists and the news media by privileged sources____________________ epidemic proportions.

and what is ____________________ damaging

Options:

1) more so
2) more of
3) even more
4) even too

Correct Answer: even more

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.

Since the justification for the demand of anonymity and confidentiality is______________ questioned by reporters, and since the deals ____________ routinely between reporter and privileged source to grant confidential ________________ are rarely monitored and supervised properly within the newsroom, the misuse of sources by journalists, and what is ____________________ damaging, the misuse of journalists and the news media by privileged sources____________________ epidemic proportions.

the news media by privileged sources____________________ epidemic proportions.

Options:

1) assume
2) have assumed
3) so assume
4) being assumed

Correct Answer: have assumed

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