SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 31 January 2017" Evening Shift (English Comprehension)

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SSC CHSL (Tier - 1) Online Exam Paper - 2016 "held on 31 January 2017"

Evening Shift (English Comprehension)

QID : 276 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

to crack someone up

Options:
1) to cheat on someone
2) to make someone cry
3) to make someone laugh
4) to beat someone

Correct Answer: to make someone laugh

QID : 277 - Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:
1) scrooges
2) slipery
3) solittude
4) chilers

Correct Answer: scrooges

QID : 278 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

The Kadampuzha Devi is (worth seeing temple) in Kerala.

Options:
1) one of the worth seeing temples
2) a temple worth seeing
3) a temple of worth being seen
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: a temple worth seeing

QID : 279 - Select the antonym of

humble

Options:
1) diffident
2) tentative
3) obsequious
4) pretentious

Correct Answer: pretentious

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QID : 280 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

to cross your fingers

Options:
1) to get extremely confused over trivial decisions
2) to secretly wish bad for someone
3) to refuse someone's request politely
4) to hope that things will happen in the way that one wants them to happen

Correct Answer: to hope that things will happen in the way that one wants them to happen

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'.

The traveller took rest(A)/below the shade(B)/of a large Peepal tree.(C)/No error(D)

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

Correct Answer: B

QID : 282 - Select the synonym of

elegantly

Options:
1) ineptly
2) abominably
3) shoddily
4) gracefully

Correct Answer: gracefully

QID : 283 - 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.

Who ate the last pastry?

Options:
1) The last pastry was eaten by whom?
2) The last pastry was eaten by who?
3) The last pastry had been eaten by who?
4) The last pastry has been eaten by whom?

Correct Answer: The last pastry was eaten by whom?

QID : 284 - 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.

We captured the gymnast's _____________ acrobatic feats on camera.

Options:
1) superlative
2) tremendous
3) wondrous
4) valued

Correct Answer: wondrous

QID : 285 - Select the antonym of

to grumble

Options:
1) to snivel
2) to kvetch
3) to compliment
4) to squawk

Correct Answer: to compliment

QID : 286 - Select the word with the correct spelling.

Options:
1) verieties
2) varicose
3) wrangeler
4) sereniti

Correct Answer: varicose

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.

Janice was ________________ when her husband abruptly announced that their marriage was over.

Options:
1) ravaged
2) spoiled
3) wasted
4) devastated

Correct Answer: devastated

QID : 288 - 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 said a number of lies(A)/and left without(B)/completing her work.(C)/No error(D)

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

Correct Answer: A

QID : 289 - Select the synonym of

perplexity

Options:
1) empathy
2) amicability
3) puzzlement
4) concordantly

Correct Answer: puzzlement

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

This is what comes
P-who sits below the Finance Minister
Q-and not consulting the economist
R-out of not knowing economics

Options:
1) QRP
2) RQP
3) PRQ
4) PQR

Correct Answer: RQP

QID : 291 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

To make a person or animal go away by waving one's arms at them

Options:
1) to scram
2) to shoo
3) to vamoose
4) to scoot

Correct Answer: to shoo

QID : 292 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

They were angry because they realised that they (have had been cheated).

Options:
1) had been cheated
2) were cheated
3) are cheated
4) no improvement

Correct Answer: had been cheated

QID : 293 - Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

The pith helmets
P-gone, but the blood
Q-has never dried
R-may have long

Options:
1) RPQ
2) RQP
3) PQR
4) QPR

Correct Answer: RPQ

QID : 294 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

to expel someone from a position or place.

Options:
1) to oust
2) to disinherit
3) to chase
4) to relegate

Correct Answer: to oust

QID : 295 - 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.

The professor said to the students, 'Do not make a noise.'

Options:
1) The professor forbade the students from making a noise.
2) The professor told the students not to make a noise.
3) The professor forbade the students saying they should not be making a noise.
4) The professor tells the students not to make a noise.

Correct Answer: The professor forbade the students from making a noise.

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.

The spectre of growing cyber threat demands changes in the ____________________ of users of systems, a ____________________ approach to investment in hardening systems, better training __________________ computer security practices, and careful engineering of things to be connected to networks. Almost certainly it would __________________ that certain critical computers and controls are unhooked from the network, a _______________ known as 'air gapping'.

The spectre of growing cyber threat demands changes in the ____________________ of users of systems

Options:
1) attitude
2) look out
3) decision
4) feeling

Correct Answer: attitude

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.

The spectre of growing cyber threat demands changes in the ____________________ of users of systems, a ____________________ approach to investment in hardening systems, better training __________________ computer security practices, and careful engineering of things to be connected to networks. Almost certainly it would __________________ that certain critical computers and controls are unhooked from the network, a _______________ known as 'air gapping'.

a ____________________ approach to investment in hardening systems

Options:
1) lazy
2) lethargic
3) inactive
4) proactive

Correct Answer: proactive

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.

The spectre of growing cyber threat demands changes in the ____________________ of users of systems, a ____________________ approach to investment in hardening systems, better training __________________ computer security practices, and careful engineering of things to be connected to networks. Almost certainly it would __________________ that certain critical computers and controls are unhooked from the network, a _______________ known as 'air gapping'.

better training __________________ computer security practices

Options:
1) at
2) for
3) in
4) into

Correct Answer: in

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.

The spectre of growing cyber threat demands changes in the ____________________ of users of systems, a ____________________ approach to investment in hardening systems, better training __________________ computer security practices, and careful engineering of things to be connected to networks. Almost certainly it would __________________ that certain critical computers and controls are unhooked from the network, a _______________ known as 'air gapping'.

Almost certainly it would __________________ that certain critical computers and controls are unhooked from the network

Options:
1) produce
2) mean
3) represent
4) characterise

Correct Answer: mean

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.

The spectre of growing cyber threat demands changes in the ____________________ of users of systems, a ____________________ approach to investment in hardening systems, better training __________________ computer security practices, and careful engineering of things to be connected to networks. Almost certainly it would __________________ that certain critical computers and controls are unhooked from the network, a _______________ known as 'air gapping'.

a _______________ known as 'air gapping'.

Options:
1) utility
2) use
3) mode
4) practice

Correct Answer: practice

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