SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 04 July 2017" Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 04 July 2017" Shift-1

(English Comprehension)

QID : 151 - 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'.
Mr. Mukesh Bhatnagar our (1)/ colleague he will attend (2)/ the meeting on our behalf. (3)/ No Error (4)              
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4                 
Correct Answer: 2  
  
QID : 152 - 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'.
As soon as I will reach (1)/ Delhi I will send you (2)/ the books you have asked for. (3)/ No Error (4)                   
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4                 
Correct Answer: 1              
                    
QID : 153 - 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'.
As I see it, he appears (1)/ to be unreasonable anxious (2)/ about pleasing his wife. (3)/ No Error (4)                     
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4                 
Correct Answer: 2                  
                  
QID : 154 - 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 finished my assignment before we (1)/ reached his wedding with great (2)/ difficulty because of heavy traffic. (3)/ No Error (4)               
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4                 
Correct Answer: 1       
 
QID : 155 - 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'.
We were living (1)/ in Canada for (2)/ around eight years. (3)/ No Error (4)            
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4                 
Correct Answer: 1                  
 
QID : 156 - 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.
Because of the bad weather we had to stay _____ the hotel.                       
Options:
1) in
2) off
3) above
4) on               
Correct Answer: in                 
 
QID : 157 - 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.
You should comply _____ my request.                     
Options:
1) in
2) off
3) with
4) on               
Correct Answer: with            
 
QID : 158 - 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.
Suresh has joined a _____ course.                 
Options:
1) two year's
2) two years
3) two year
4) one years                
Correct Answer: two year                  
 
QID : 159 - 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.
_____ information the manager had was not enough.                       
 
Options:
1) Very little
2) A little
3) Little
4) The little                 
Correct Answer: The little                 
 
QID : 160 - 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 is _____ that those who expect clemency from others are seldom merciful themselves.              
Options:
1) paradoxical
2) strange
3) stupid
4) repulsive                 
Correct Answer: paradoxical             
 
QID : 161 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Ineluctable                 
Options:
1) conquerable
2) irremovable
3) achievable
4) surmountable                     
Correct Answer: irremovable             
 
QID : 162 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Inimical                      
Options:
1) untidy
2) harmful
3) funny
4) trial             
Correct Answer: harmful                   
 
QID : 163 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Nugatory                   
Options:
1) futile
2) rupture
3) rough
4) tardy                      
Correct Answer: futile                       
 
QID : 164 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Spruce            
Options:
1) lethargy
2) smart
3) deserving
4) eager                      
Correct Answer: smart                       
 
QID : 165 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Moribund                   
Options:
1) chaos
2) conclusive
3) virtue
4) dying                      
Correct Answer: dying                      
 
QID : 166 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Illustrious                   
Options:
1) doubtful
2) sophisticated
3) stormy
4) obscure                   
Correct Answer: obscure                   
 
QID : 167 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Impudent                   
Options:
1) anxious
2) polite
3) cautious
4) reckless                  
Correct Answer: polite                       
 
QID : 168 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Palatial                       
Options:
1) partial
2) poor
3) infertile
4) lean            
Correct Answer: poor            
 
QID : 169 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Pernicious                   
Options:
1) wicked
2) hinder
3) kind
4) ignorant                  
Correct Answer: kind            
 
QID : 170 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Zany               
Options:
1) serious
2) constant
3) nadir
4) separate                  
Correct Answer: serious                     
 
QID : 171 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Chicken hearted                     
Options:
1) Scholar
2) A useless man
3) Timid
4) Shocked                 
Correct Answer: Timid                      
 
QID : 172 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Down and out            
Options:
1) Mad
2) Jealousy and Envy
3) Futility
4) Without money                  
Correct Answer: Without money                   
 
QID : 173 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
High and Low            
Options:
1) Everywhere
2) Optimism
3) Hypocrisy
4) Experience             
Correct Answer: Everywhere            
 
QID : 174 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
A damsel in distress               
Options:
1) A helpless woman
2) An ugly woman
3) A woman whose husband is temporarily away from her
4) A strong lady who can cope with all difficult situations easily                
Correct Answer: A helpless woman              
 
QID : 175 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
God's ape                   
Options:
1) As strong as god
2) A born fool
3) A knowledgeable person
4) Kind hearted person                      
Correct Answer: A born fool             
 
QID : 176 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
since 2009, there (is) no cyclone there.                     
Options:
1) are
2) has been
3) were been
4) no improvement                 
Correct Answer: has been                  
 
QID : 177 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Nisha probably (would have caught) up the bus by now.                 
Options:
1) must have caught
2) will catch
3) shall have caught
4) no improvement                 
Correct Answer: no improvement                  
 
QID : 178 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Right knowledge is a (strong) instrument for moulding the character of the young.            
Options:
1) powerful
2) potent
3) striking
4) no improvement                 
Correct Answer: powerful                 
 
QID : 179 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Mr. Clarke (had staying) here since 2005 and has made India his home.                 
Options:
1) was to stay
2) is staying
3) has been staying
4) no improvement                 
Correct Answer: has been staying                 
 
QID : 180 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
My sister said that it sometimes took her one hour to (put) her make-up.                 
Options:
1) put up
2) put on
3) put over
4) no improvement                 
Correct Answer: put on                     
 
QID : 181 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Ceremony of crowning a king                       
Options:
1) catharsis
2) purgation
3) cannibal
4) coronation              
Correct Answer: coronation               
 
QID : 182 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Substitution of a mild for a very blunt expression                 
Options:
1) euphemism
2) truism
3) hymn
4) calumny                 
Correct Answer: euphemism              
 
QID : 183 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Belief that war and violence are unjustified              
Options:
1) philistine
2) pacifism
3) iconoclastic
4) sanatorium             
Correct Answer: pacifism                  
 
QID : 184 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
One who goes for a secret official mission                
Options:
1) epicurean
2) emissary
3) celibate
4) rogue                      
Correct Answer: emissary                  
 
QID : 185 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Centre of attraction                
Options:
1) hedonist
2) cynosure
3) debauch
4) epicure                   
Correct Answer: cynosure                 
 
QID : 186 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.                       
Options:
1) architecture
2) appropriate
3) appreciation
4) arithmatic               
Correct Answer: arithmatic                
 
QID : 187 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.                       
Options:
1) equillibrium
2) auxiliary
3) battalion
4) differentiate                       
Correct Answer: equillibrium             
 
QID : 188 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.                       
Options:
1) exasparation
2) exaggeration
3) eradication
4) equivocation                      
Correct Answer: exasparation            
 
QID : 189 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.                       
Options:
1) intelligence
2) identically
3) inflameble
4) immediately                       
Correct Answer: inflameble               
 
QID : 190 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.                       
Options:
1) janitor
2) ordinarily
3) insobreity
4) psychometric                      
Correct Answer: insobreity                
 
QID : 191 - 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.
Our constitution is named _____, because it is in the hands not of the _____ but of the many. But our laws secure equal _____ for all in their private disputes and our public opinion welcomes and _____ talents in every branch of achievement. And as we give free play to _____ in our public life, so we carry the same spirit into our daily relation with one another.
Our constitution is named _____, because                
 
Options:
1) democracy
2) aristocracy
3) plutocracy
4) theocracy               
Correct Answer: democracy              
 
QID : 192 - 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.
Our constitution is named _____, because it is in the hands not of the _____ but of the many. But our laws secure equal _____ for all in their private disputes and our public opinion welcomes and _____ talents in every branch of achievement. And as we give free play to _____ in our public life, so we carry the same spirit into our daily relation with one another.
it is in the hands not of the _____ but of the many.              
Options:
1) liberals
2) little
3) few
4) people                    
Correct Answer: few             
 
QID : 193 - 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.
Our constitution is named _____, because it is in the hands not of the _____ but of the many. But our laws secure equal _____ for all in their private disputes and our public opinion welcomes and _____ talents in every branch of achievement. And as we give free play to _____ in our public life, so we carry the same spirit into our daily relation with one another.
But our laws secure equal _____ for all their            
Options:
1) remuneration
2) justice
3) rights
4) power                     
Correct Answer: justice                     
 
QID : 194 - 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.
Our constitution is named _____, because it is in the hands not of the _____ but of the many. But our laws secure equal _____ for all in their private disputes and our public opinion welcomes and _____ talents in every branch of achievement. And as we give free play to _____ in our public life, so we carry the same spirit into our daily relation with one another.
public opinion welcomes and _____ talents in every branch             
Options:
1) humiliate
2) judge
3) negotiate
4) honours                  
Correct Answer: honours                   
 
QID : 195 - 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.
Our constitution is named _____, because it is in the hands not of the _____ but of the many. But our laws secure equal _____ for all in their private disputes and our public opinion welcomes and _____ talents in every branch of achievement. And as we give free play to _____ in our public life, so we carry the same spirit into our daily relation with one another.
And as we give free play to _____ in our public life,            
Options:
1) some
2) all
3) few
4) little            
Correct Answer: all                
 
QID : 196 - 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.
Corruption is not a uniquely Indian phenomenon. It is witnessed all over the world in developing as well as developed countries. It has spread its tentacles in every sphere of life, namely business administration, politics, officialdom, and services. In fact, there is hardly any sector which can be characterised for not being infected with the vices of corruption. Corruption is rampant in every segment and every section of society, barring the social status attached to it. Nobody can be considered free from corruption from a high ranking officer.
 
To root out the evil of corruption from society, we need to make a comprehensive code of conduct for politicians, legislatures, bureaucrats, and such code should be strictly enforced. Judiciary should be given more independence and initiatives on issues related to corruption. Special courts should be set-up to take up such issues and speedy trial is to be promoted. Law and order machinery should be allowed to work without political interference. NGOs and media should come forward to create awareness against corruption in society and educate people to combat this evil. Only then we would be able to save our system from being collapsed.
According to the passage where does corruption has spread its tentacles?               
 
Options:
1) officialdom
2) politics
3) business administration
4) All of these            
Correct Answer: All of these             
 
QID : 197 - 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.
Corruption is not a uniquely Indian phenomenon. It is witnessed all over the world in developing as well as developed countries. It has spread its tentacles in every sphere of life, namely business administration, politics, officialdom, and services. In fact, there is hardly any sector which can be characterised for not being infected with the vices of corruption. Corruption is rampant in every segment and every section of society, barring the social status attached to it. Nobody can be considered free from corruption from a high ranking officer.
 
To root out the evil of corruption from society, we need to make a comprehensive code of conduct for politicians, legislatures, bureaucrats, and such code should be strictly enforced. Judiciary should be given more independence and initiatives on issues related to corruption. Special courts should be set-up to take up such issues and speedy trial is to be promoted. Law and order machinery should be allowed to work without political interference. NGOs and media should come forward to create awareness against corruption in society and educate people to combat this evil. Only then we would be able to save our system from being collapsed.
What kind of status is being barred by the corruption?                     
Options:
1) social
2) economic
3) mental
4) physical                  
Correct Answer: social                       
 
QID : 198 - 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.
Corruption is not a uniquely Indian phenomenon. It is witnessed all over the world in developing as well as developed countries. It has spread its tentacles in every sphere of life, namely business administration, politics, officialdom, and services. In fact, there is hardly any sector which can be characterised for not being infected with the vices of corruption. Corruption is rampant in every segment and every section of society, barring the social status attached to it. Nobody can be considered free from corruption from a high ranking officer.
To root out the evil of corruption from society, we need to make a comprehensive code of conduct for politicians, legislatures, bureaucrats, and such code should be strictly enforced. Judiciary should be given more independence and initiatives on issues related to corruption. Special courts should be set-up to take up such issues and speedy trial is to be promoted. Law and order machinery should be allowed to work without political interference. NGOs and media should come forward to create awareness against corruption in society and educate people to combat this evil. Only then we would be able to save our system from being collapsed.
According to the passage, who is free from corruption?                   
Options:
1) high ranking officers
2) politicians
3) bureaucrats
4) None of these                    
Correct Answer: None of these                     
 
QID : 199 - 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.
Corruption is not a uniquely Indian phenomenon. It is witnessed all over the world in developing as well as developed countries. It has spread its tentacles in every sphere of life, namely business administration, politics, officialdom, and services. In fact, there is hardly any sector which can be characterised for not being infected with the vices of corruption. Corruption is rampant in every segment and every section of society, barring the social status attached to it. Nobody can be considered free from corruption from a high ranking officer.
 
To root out the evil of corruption from society, we need to make a comprehensive code of conduct for politicians, legislatures, bureaucrats, and such code should be strictly enforced. Judiciary should be given more independence and initiatives on issues related to corruption. Special courts should be set-up to take up such issues and speedy trial is to be promoted. Law and order machinery should be allowed to work without political interference. NGOs and media should come forward to create awareness against corruption in society and educate people to combat this evil. Only then we would be able to save our system from being collapsed.
Which of the following measure is not mentioned in the passage to root out the evil of corruption from society?    
        
Options:
1) private sector should create awareness against corruption
2) media should come forward to create awareness and educate people to combat this evil
3) judiciary to be given more independence and initiative in relation to corruption
4) comprehensive code of conduct for politicians, legislature and bureaucrats                    
Correct Answer: private sector should create awareness against corruption             
 
QID : 200 - 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.
Corruption is not a uniquely Indian phenomenon. It is witnessed all over the world in developing as well as developed countries. It has spread its tentacles in every sphere of life, namely business administration, politics, officialdom, and services. In fact, there is hardly any sector which can be characterised for not being infected with the vices of corruption. Corruption is rampant in every segment and every section of society, barring the social status attached to it. Nobody can be considered free from corruption from a high ranking officer.
 
To root out the evil of corruption from society, we need to make a comprehensive code of conduct for politicians, legislatures, bureaucrats, and such code should be strictly enforced. Judiciary should be given more independence and initiatives on issues related to corruption. Special courts should be set-up to take up such issues and speedy trial is to be promoted. Law and order machinery should be allowed to work without political interference. NGOs and media should come forward to create awareness against corruption in society and educate people to combat this evil. Only then we would be able to save our system from being collapsed.
According to the passage, which of the following is INCORRECT?                      
Options:
1) corruption is prevalent only in developing countries
2) corruption is rampant in every segment and section of society
3) to combat corruption, law and order should be allowed to work without political interference
4) corruption is not a uniquely Indian phenomena                
Correct Answer: corruption is prevalent only in developing countries   

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