SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 02 July 2017" Shift-2 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 02 July 2017" Shift-2

(English Comprehension)

QID : 351 - 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 commanded me (1)/ as if he was (2)/ my husband. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 352 - 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 English is a very (1)/ popular language (2)/ amongst south Indians. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 353 - 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'.
This container is full with water (1)/ so I can't carry it for a (2)/ long distance at one go. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 354 - 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 you will finish your homework I (1)/ will give you (2)/ an ice-cream. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 355 - 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'.
Had she not known (1)/ about it she should (2)/ have stayed longer. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 356 - 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 do not agree _____ my colleagues in this matter.
Options:
1) to
2) of
3) with
4) on
Correct Answer: with
 
QID : 357 - 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.
Rita is more beautiful than _____ of her sisters.
Options:
1) any other
2) any
3) some
4) all
Correct Answer: all
 
QID : 358 - 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.
When my mother entered the house, I _____ sleeping.
Options:
1) had been
2) should be
3) was
4) would be
Correct Answer: was
 
QID : 359 - 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.
Hearing of her grandmother's illness, she at once started _____ Mumbai.
Options:
1) for
2) upto
3) to
4) towards
Correct Answer: for
 
QID : 360 - 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 _____ from the crowd because of his height.
Options:
1) stood out
2) stood by
3) stood off
4) stood up
Correct Answer: stood out
 
QID : 361 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Vie
Options:
1) compete
2) cheerful
3) conceal
4) confuse
Correct Answer: compete
 
QID : 362 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Cavort
Options:
1) climb
2) crawl
3) jump
4) drag
Correct Answer: jump
 
QID : 363 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Brittle
Options:
1) fragile
2) dry
3) risky
4) demolish
Correct Answer: fragile
 
QID : 364 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Illuminate
Options:
1) desirous
2) seizure
3) solitary
4) brighten
Correct Answer: brighten
 
QID : 365 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Embroil
Options:
1) curse
2) confuse
3) craggy
4) censure
Correct Answer: confuse
 
QID : 366 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Crestfallen
Options:
1) authentic
2) antique
3) triumphant
4) discordant
Correct Answer: triumphant
 
QID : 367 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Balmy
Options:
1) obscene
2) hard
3) noble
4) pleasing
Correct Answer: hard
 
QID : 368 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Docile
Options:
1) cheerful
2) willful
3) fertile
4) harmless
Correct Answer: willful
 
QID : 369 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Slothful
Options:
1) lively
2) sinful
3) lazy
4) unnatural
Correct Answer: lively
 
QID : 370 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Furtive
Options:
1) hollow
2) wide
3) straight
4) narrow
Correct Answer: straight
 
QID : 371 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
In deep water
Options:
1) To die
2) In great difficulty
3) To fail completely
4) To surrender
Correct Answer: In great difficulty
 
QID : 372 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
In the egg
Options:
1) In an untidy state
2) In a dilemma
3) In an early stage
4) In bodily form
Correct Answer: In an early stage
 
QID : 373 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Cut in on
Options:
1) Acknowledge
2) Interrupt
3) Evade
4) Produce
Correct Answer: Interrupt
 
QID : 374 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Draw a blank
Options:
1) Absent minded
2) To be unsuccessful
3) Come to an end
4) To fall a victim
Correct Answer: To be unsuccessful
 
QID : 375 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Give up ghost
Options:
1) To feel superior
2) To overcome one's fear
3) To give encouragement
4) To die
Correct Answer: To die
 
QID : 376 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
She did not like the phone, (nor I did).
Options:
1) nor I like it
2) nor I liked it
3) nor did I
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: nor did I
 
QID : 377 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
You (will have to) return my Mac book whenever I ask for it.
Options:
1) should
2) will have
3) would have to
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: no improvement
 
QID : 378 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
My father asked me when (would I) have a cup of coffee.
Options:
1) I would
2) I shall
3) I will
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: I would
 
QID : 379 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Rohan is (as fast as) or perhaps faster than Suresh.
Options:
1) almost as fast
2) as fast
3) equally fast
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: as fast
 
QID : 380 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
When Rahul was just thirteen he (sat) the entrance examination for senior secondary school.
Options:
1) sat in
2) sat at
3) sat for
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: sat for
 
QID : 381 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Property inherited from one's father
Options:
1) vale
2) patrimony
3) legacy
4) trench
Correct Answer: patrimony
 
QID : 382 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Government by person of highest social order
Options:
1) bureaucracy
2) plutocracy
3) democracy
4) aristocracy
Correct Answer: aristocracy
 
QID : 383 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Study of ancient things like tombs, buried towns
Options:
1) paleontology
2) nomology
3) archaeology
4) genealogy
Correct Answer: archaeology
 
QID : 384 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
To banish or turn out of society and fellowship
Options:
1) acrobat
2) diatribe
3) ostracise
4) jurist
Correct Answer: ostracise
 
QID : 385 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Rebellious or opposing the authority
Options:
1) insurgent
2) intransigent
3) indigenous
4) innuendo
Correct Answer: insurgent
 
QID : 386 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) conscience
2) continuity
3) councillor
4) conceit
Correct Answer: councillor
 
QID : 387 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) distillation
2) discusion
3) dysentery
4) diesel
Correct Answer: discusion
 
QID : 388 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) triumph
2) torchure
3) tyrant
4) thesaurus
Correct Answer: torchure
 
QID : 389 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) mediteranean
2) miscellaneous
3) municipality
4) missionary
Correct Answer: mediteranean
 
QID : 390 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) psychiatrist
2) proclaimation
3) legitimacy
4) tranquility
Correct Answer: proclaimation
 
QID : 391 - 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.
 
For better or for worse, we are living in a _____ which is based physically on western science and technology. This has _____ consequences for the scientist. Initially he was an _____ force in the unfolding of human _____. This he can no longer be. As Neils Bohr has said, scientists must become _____ of the fact that they are not merely observers, but also actors on the stage of life.
For better or for worse, we are living in a _____ which is based physically
Options:
1) world
2) society
3) environment
4) locality
Correct Answer: society
 
QID : 392 - 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.
 
For better or for worse, we are living in a _____ which is based physically on western science and technology. This has _____ consequences for the scientist. Initially he was an _____ force in the unfolding of human _____. This he can no longer be. As Neils Bohr has said, scientists must become _____ of the fact that they are not merely observers, but also actors on the stage of life.
 
This has _____ consequences for the scientist.
Options:
1) inescapable
2) mere
3) sharp
4) evitable
Correct Answer: inescapable
 
QID : 393 - 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.
 
For better or for worse, we are living in a _____ which is based physically on western science and technology. This has _____ consequences for the scientist. Initially he was an _____ force in the unfolding of human _____. This he can no longer be. As Neils Bohr has said, scientists must become _____ of the fact that they are not merely observers, but also actors on the stage of life.
 
Initially he was an _____ force
Options:
1) accidental
2) incidental
3) initial
4) interesting
Correct Answer: accidental
 
QID : 394 - 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.
 
For better or for worse, we are living in a _____ which is based physically on western science and technology. This has _____ consequences for the scientist. Initially he was an _____ force in the unfolding of human _____. This he can no longer be. As Neils Bohr has said, scientists must become _____ of the fact that they are not merely observers, but also actors on the stage of life.
 
in the unfolding of human _____.
Options:
1) deeds
2) culture
3) destiny
4) needs
Correct Answer: destiny
 
QID : 395 - 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.
 
For better or for worse, we are living in a _____ which is based physically on western science and technology. This has _____ consequences for the scientist. Initially he was an _____ force in the unfolding of human _____. This he can no longer be. As Neils Bohr has said, scientists must become _____ of the fact that they are not merely observers, but also actors on the stage of life.
 
scientists must become _____ of the fact that they are not merely observers
Options:
1) active
2) gauge
3) conscious
4) sure
Correct Answer: conscious
 
QID : 396 - A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.
 
The size of the workforce in Brazil, the number of kids at home and parents to sustain will obviously have a great impact on the extent of poverty in Brazilian households. In fact, the demographic transition that has been ongoing in Brazil for the past few decades has helped a lot in reducing poverty. Less children were born in poorer families and that's less children that ended up involved in street violence, drugs, gangs and so on. More parents were then able to push their kids to go to school and get an education.
Of course, the situation is still pretty bad in Brazilian slums (favelas), but it's estimated that the demographic transition had an impact equivalent to + 0.5% in GDP growth, which is not bad at all considering that the average GDP growth (per capita) was about 3% per year at the time. And since this transition happened over 30 years, its impact on the economy is equal to around 15% of growth in GDP (over three decades). Overall, the change in the family structure and in Brazilians' lifestyle has had a much greater impact on reducing poverty than the speed of the demographic transition itself. On the other hand, the transition did have an influence on wages (e.g. supply of labor) and interest rates in a way that worsened poverty in Brazil (less overall income).
 
According to the passage, which of the following doesn't have an impact on the extent of poverty in Brazilian households?
Options:
1) number of kids at home
2) size of the workforce
3) parents
4) nature of job
Correct Answer: nature of job
 
QID : 397 - A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.
 
The size of the workforce in Brazil, the number of kids at home and parents to sustain will obviously have a great impact on the extent of poverty in Brazilian households. In fact, the demographic transition that has been ongoing in Brazil for the past few decades has helped a lot in reducing poverty. Less children were born in poorer families and that's less children that ended up involved in street violence, drugs, gangs and so on. More parents were then able to push their kids to go to school and get an education.
Of course, the situation is still pretty bad in Brazilian slums (favelas), but it's estimated that the demographic transition had an impact equivalent to + 0.5% in GDP growth, which is not bad at all considering that the average GDP growth (per capita) was about 3% per year at the time. And since this transition happened over 30 years, its impact on the economy is equal to around 15% of growth in GDP (over three decades). Overall, the change in the family structure and in Brazilians' lifestyle has had a much greater impact on reducing poverty than the speed of the demographic transition itself. On the other hand, the transition did have an influence on wages (e.g. supply of labor) and interest rates in a way that worsened poverty in Brazil (less overall income).
What has helped Brazil in reducing its poverty?
Options:
1) education of kids
2) demographic transition
3) Brazilians Lifestyle
4) initiation of peaceful activities
Correct Answer: demographic transition
 
QID : 398 - A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.
 
The size of the workforce in Brazil, the number of kids at home and parents to sustain will obviously have a great impact on the extent of poverty in Brazilian households. In fact, the demographic transition that has been ongoing in Brazil for the past few decades has helped a lot in reducing poverty. Less children were born in poorer families and that's less children that ended up involved in street violence, drugs, gangs and so on. More parents were then able to push their kids to go to school and get an education.
Of course, the situation is still pretty bad in Brazilian slums (favelas), but it's estimated that the demographic transition had an impact equivalent to + 0.5% in GDP growth, which is not bad at all considering that the average GDP growth (per capita) was about 3% per year at the time. And since this transition happened over 30 years, its impact on the economy is equal to around 15% of growth in GDP (over three decades). Overall, the change in the family structure and in Brazilians' lifestyle has had a much greater impact on reducing poverty than the speed of the demographic transition itself. On the other hand, the transition did have an influence on wages (e.g. supply of labor) and interest rates in a way that worsened poverty in Brazil (less overall income).
 
According to the passage, Brazilian children born in poorer families were not involved in which kind of activity so often?
Options:
1) bullying
2) street violence
3) gangs
4) drugs
Correct Answer: bullying
 
QID : 399 - A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.
 
The size of the workforce in Brazil, the number of kids at home and parents to sustain will obviously have a great impact on the extent of poverty in Brazilian households. In fact, the demographic transition that has been ongoing in Brazil for the past few decades has helped a lot in reducing poverty. Less children were born in poorer families and that's less children that ended up involved in street violence, drugs, gangs and so on. More parents were then able to push their kids to go to school and get an education.
Of course, the situation is still pretty bad in Brazilian slums (favelas), but it's estimated that the demographic transition had an impact equivalent to + 0.5% in GDP growth, which is not bad at all considering that the average GDP growth (per capita) was about 3% per year at the time. And since this transition happened over 30 years, its impact on the economy is equal to around 15% of growth in GDP (over three decades). Overall, the change in the family structure and in Brazilians' lifestyle has had a much greater impact on reducing poverty than the speed of the demographic transition itself. On the other hand, the transition did have an influence on wages (e.g. supply of labor) and interest rates in a way that worsened poverty in Brazil (less overall income).
 
What has impacted on reducing poverty in Brazil than the speed of the demographic transition itself?
Options:
1) Brazilians lifestyle
2) change in family structure
3) awareness among citizens
4) Both Brazilians lifestyle and change in family structure
Correct Answer: change in family structure
 
QID : 400 - A passage is given with five questions following it. Read the passage carefully and select the best answer to each question out of the given four alternatives.
 
The size of the workforce in Brazil, the number of kids at home and parents to sustain will obviously have a great impact on the extent of poverty in Brazilian households. In fact, the demographic transition that has been ongoing in Brazil for the past few decades has helped a lot in reducing poverty. Less children were born in poorer families and that's less children that ended up involved in street violence, drugs, gangs and so on. More parents were then able to push their kids to go to school and get an education.
Of course, the situation is still pretty bad in Brazilian slums (favelas), but it's estimated that the demographic transition had an impact equivalent to + 0.5% in GDP growth, which is not bad at all considering that the average GDP growth (per capita) was about 3% per year at the time. And since this transition happened over 30 years, its impact on the economy is equal to around 15% of growth in GDP (over three decades). Overall, the change in the family structure and in Brazilians' lifestyle has had a much greater impact on reducing poverty than the speed of the demographic transition itself. On the other hand, the transition did have an influence on wages (e.g. supply of labor) and interest rates in a way that worsened poverty in Brazil (less overall income).
 
What does the term 'favelas' used in the passage refers to?
Options:
1) street kids
2) slums in brazil
3) interest rates prevaling in brazil
4) labour supply
Correct Answer: slums in brazil
 

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