SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 04 July 2017" Shift-2 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2017 "held on 04 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'.
The CEO has decided to visit all the (1)/ departments of the office tomorrow (2)/ evening to review of the situation. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
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'.
Neha is a very good fashion (1)/ designer but her designs are not (2)/ easily accessible with the public. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
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'.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's life was a (1)/ sage of dedication in the (2)/ cause of educational reforms in India. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
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'.
Ashish was listening (1)/ to a radio when (2)/ Sunita arrived. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
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'.
When the professors are on strike (1)/ and a notice of this effect is pasted on the university gate (2)/ there is no sense to go there. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3
 
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.
_____ of the five persons will appear in the court.
Options:
1) Any
2) Neither
3) Either
4) Both
Correct Answer: Any
 
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.
_____ the child saw his parents, he became happy.
Options:
1) Where
2) Who
3) When
4) While
Correct Answer: When
 
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.
Ruhika was married _____ Akshay.
Options:
1) with
2) to
3) by
4) off
Correct Answer: to
 
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.
Neha's pay is _____ of her work.
Options:
1) too highly
2) high enough
3) much high
4) enough high
Correct Answer: high enough
 
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.
Rahul can _____ the four candles in one breath.
Options:
1) put out
2) put down
3) put up
4) put away
Correct Answer: put out
 
QID : 361 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Imbecility
Options:
1) dazzling
2) foolishness
3) desperate
4) flattery
Correct Answer: foolishness
 
QID : 362 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Somnolent
Options:
1) irritate
2) provoke
3) drowsy
4) enrage
Correct Answer: drowsy
 
QID : 363 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Invidious
Options:
1) mournful
2) slowly
3) indifferent
4) hateful
Correct Answer: hateful
 
QID : 364 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Haughty
Options:
1) inborn
2) fearful
3) skillful
4) arrogant
Correct Answer: arrogant
 
QID : 365 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Lethal
Options:
1) stimulus
2) fatal
3) imaginary
4) bliss
Correct Answer: fatal
 
QID : 366 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Festal
Options:
1) unpopular
2) solemn
3) merry
4) sharp
Correct Answer: solemn
 
QID : 367 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Slender
Options:
1) stout
2) deceit
3) short
4) inadequate
Correct Answer: stout
 
QID : 368 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Tardy
Options:
1) mild
2) quick
3) hard
4) genuine
Correct Answer: quick
 
QID : 369 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Attenuate
Options:
1) strong
2) sweet
3) fragrant
4) difficult
Correct Answer: strong
 
QID : 370 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Extant
Options:
1) forsake
2) endorse
3) destroyed
4) recommend
Correct Answer: destroyed
 
QID : 371 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Lion's mouth
Options:
1) Strict rules
2) Harsh spoken
3) Brave
4) A dangerous situation
Correct Answer: A dangerous situation
 
QID : 372 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
A stiff-necked person
Options:
1) Honest and open
2) An obstinate person
3) A source of quarrel
4) Ordinary person
Correct Answer: An obstinate person
 
QID : 373 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Cross out
Options:
1) Interrupt
2) Summon up
3) Eliminate
4) Inflate
Correct Answer: Eliminate
 
QID : 374 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Make away with
Options:
1) To compensate
2) To remove
3) To find out
4) To understand
Correct Answer: To remove
 
QID : 375 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
To put one out of countenance
Options:
1) To put a difficulty in the way of progress
2) To provoke quarrel
3) To make one feel ashamed
4) To deceive someone
Correct Answer: To make one feel ashamed
 
QID : 376 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
 
Practically (every part) of the papaya tree is used by man.
Options:
1) either part
2) each one
3) every one
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: no improvement
 
QID : 377 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Kanika shall be grateful to you if you (are of help) her now.
Options:
1) help
2) shall help
3) would help
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: help
 
QID : 378 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Shweta unnecessarily (picked up) a quarrel with Kanishk and left the party hurriedly.
Options:
1) picked on
2) picked
3) has picked up
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: picked
 
QID : 379 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Not a word (she spoke) to the unfortunate mother about it.
Options:
1) did they speak
2) they will speak
3) they had spoken
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: did they speak
 
QID : 380 - Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Shrey has got many friends because he has got (much money).
Options:
1) a lot of money
2) bags of money
3) enough money
4) no improvement
Correct Answer: a lot of money
 
QID : 381 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is best substitute of the phrase.
A state of mental weariness from lack of occupation
Options:
1) hermit
2) ennui
3) heretic
4) indict
Correct Answer: ennui
 
QID : 382 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is best substitute of the phrase.
A dabbler in the art and literature
Options:
1) rapacious
2) bohemian
3) dilettante
4) emeritus
Correct Answer: dilettante
 
QID : 383 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is best substitute of the phrase.
Being able to pay one's debt
Options:
1) dilettante
2) credible
3) delible
4) solvent
Correct Answer: solvent
 
QID : 384 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is best substitute of the phrase.
One who is subject to failure or to committing mistakes
Options:
1) fallible
2) hyperbole
3) hermit
4) incorrigible
Correct Answer: fallible
 
QID : 385 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is best substitute of the phrase.
A short stay in a place
Options:
1) excursion
2) dotage
3) sojourn
4) knell
Correct Answer: sojourn
 
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) carnivorus
2) courageous
3) compulsory
4) conceive
Correct Answer: carnivorus
 
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) spontaneity
2) acquaintance
3) appropriation
4) liquifiable
Correct Answer: liquifiable
 
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) bereavement
2) palladium
3) loathsome
4) dysentry
Correct Answer: dysentry
 
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) apartheid
2) exhorbitant
3) mischievous
4) benefited
Correct Answer: exhorbitant
 
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) repercussion
2) obsolescing
3) sillhoutte
4) ludicrous
Correct Answer: sillhoutte
 
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.
Science is both a blessing and a _____. While it has given us many things which have made life better and _____, it has also given terrible instruments of _____. Science has discovered and invented many things to _____ pain and cure terrible diseases. These discoveries have enabled man to live a longer and _____ life.
Science is both a blessing and a _____.
Options:
1) gift
2) curse
3) compliment
4) source
Correct Answer: curse
 
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.
 
Science is both a blessing and a _____. While it has given us many things which have made life better and _____, it has also given terrible instruments of _____. Science has discovered and invented many things to _____ pain and cure terrible diseases. These discoveries have enabled man to live a longer and _____ life.
 
many things which have made life better and _____,
Options:
1) terrible
2) challenging
3) happier
4) sophisticated
Correct Answer: happier
 
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.
 
Science is both a blessing and a _____. While it has given us many things which have made life better and _____, it has also given terrible instruments of _____. Science has discovered and invented many things to _____ pain and cure terrible diseases. These discoveries have enabled man to live a longer and _____ life.
 
it has also given terrible instruments of _____.
Options:
1) destruction
2) happiness
3) convenience
4) nature
Correct Answer: destruction
 
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.
 
Science is both a blessing and a _____. While it has given us many things which have made life better and _____, it has also given terrible instruments of _____. Science has discovered and invented many things to _____ pain and cure terrible diseases. These discoveries have enabled man to live a longer and _____ life.
 
discovered and invented many things to _____ pain and cure
Options:
1) aggravate
2) alleviate
3) nurture
4) intensity
Correct Answer: alleviate
 
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.
 
Science is both a blessing and a _____. While it has given us many things which have made life better and _____, it has also given terrible instruments of _____. Science has discovered and invented many things to _____ pain and cure terrible diseases. These discoveries have enabled man to live a longer and _____ life.
 
enabled man to live a longer and _____ life.
Options:
1) tedious
2) healthier
3) productive
4) bigger
Correct Answer: healthier
 
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.
 
Corruption is not a new phenomenon in India. It has been prevalent in society since ancient times. History reveals that it was present even in the Mauryan period. Great scholar, Kautilya, mentions the pressure of forty types of corruption in his contemporary society. It was practised even in Mughal and Sultanate period. When the East India Company took control of the country, corruption reached new height. Corruption in India has become so common that people now are averse to thinking of public life with it. Corruption has been defined variously by scholars. But the simple meaning of it is that corruption implies perversion of morality, integrity, character or duty out of mercenary motives, i.e. bribery, without any regard to honour, right and justice. In other words, undue favour for any one for some monetary or other gains is corruption.
Simultaneously, depriving the genuinely deserving from their right or privilege is also a corrupt practice. Shrinking from one's duty or dereliction of duty are also forms of corruption. Besides, thefts, wastage of public property constitute varieties of corruption. Dishonesty, exploitation, malpractices, scams and scandals are various manifestations of corruption.
 
According to the passage, corruption is _____ .
Options:
1) new phenomenon in India
2) insignificant to Indian society
3) prevalent since ancient times
4) prevalent only in middle east countries
Correct Answer: prevalent since ancient times
 
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.
 
Corruption is not a new phenomenon in India. It has been prevalent in society since ancient times. History reveals that it was present even in the Mauryan period. Great scholar, Kautilya, mentions the pressure of forty types of corruption in his contemporary society. It was practised even in Mughal and Sultanate period. When the East India Company took control of the country, corruption reached new height. Corruption in India has become so common that people now are averse to thinking of public life with it. Corruption has been defined variously by scholars. But the simple meaning of it is that corruption implies perversion of morality, integrity, character or duty out of mercenary motives, i.e. bribery, without any regard to honour, right and justice. In other words, undue favour for any one for some monetary or other gains is corruption.
Simultaneously, depriving the genuinely deserving from their right or privilege is also a corrupt practice. Shrinking from one's duty or dereliction of duty are also forms of corruption. Besides, thefts, wastage of public property constitute varieties of corruption. Dishonesty, exploitation, malpractices, scams and scandals are various manifestations of corruption.
 
Kautilya mentions the pressure of how many types of corruption in his contemporary society?
Options:
1) 20
2) 30
3) 40
4) 50
Correct Answer: 40
 
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.
 
Corruption is not a new phenomenon in India. It has been prevalent in society since ancient times. History reveals that it was present even in the Mauryan period. Great scholar, Kautilya, mentions the pressure of forty types of corruption in his contemporary society. It was practised even in Mughal and Sultanate period. When the East India Company took control of the country, corruption reached new height. Corruption in India has become so common that people now are averse to thinking of public life with it. Corruption has been defined variously by scholars. But the simple meaning of it is that corruption implies perversion of morality, integrity, character or duty out of mercenary motives, i.e. bribery, without any regard to honour, right and justice. In other words, undue favour for any one for some monetary or other gains is corruption.
Simultaneously, depriving the genuinely deserving from their right or privilege is also a corrupt practice. Shrinking from one's duty or dereliction of duty are also forms of corruption. Besides, thefts, wastage of public property constitute varieties of corruption. Dishonesty, exploitation, malpractices, scams and scandals are various manifestations of corruption.
 
Perversion of what is not mentioned in the passage?
Options:
1) character
2) attitude
3) morality
4) integrity
Correct Answer: attitude
 
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.
 
Corruption is not a new phenomenon in India. It has been prevalent in society since ancient times. History reveals that it was present even in the Mauryan period. Great scholar, Kautilya, mentions the pressure of forty types of corruption in his contemporary society. It was practised even in Mughal and Sultanate period. When the East India Company took control of the country, corruption reached new height. Corruption in India has become so common that people now are averse to thinking of public life with it. Corruption has been defined variously by scholars. But the simple meaning of it is that corruption implies perversion of morality, integrity, character or duty out of mercenary motives, i.e. bribery, without any regard to honour, right and justice. In other words, undue favour for any one for some monetary or other gains is corruption.
Simultaneously, depriving the genuinely deserving from their right or privilege is also a corrupt practice. Shrinking from one's duty or dereliction of duty are also forms of corruption. Besides, thefts, wastage of public property constitute varieties of corruption. Dishonesty, exploitation, malpractices, scams and scandals are various manifestations of corruption.
 
According to the passage, what all are the manifestation of corruption?
Options:
1) malpractices
2) dishonesty
3) scams and scandals
4) All of these
Correct Answer: All of these
 
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.
 
Corruption is not a new phenomenon in India. It has been prevalent in society since ancient times. History reveals that it was present even in the Mauryan period. Great scholar, Kautilya, mentions the pressure of forty types of corruption in his contemporary society. It was practised even in Mughal and Sultanate period. When the East India Company took control of the country, corruption reached new height. Corruption in India has become so common that people now are averse to thinking of public life with it. Corruption has been defined variously by scholars. But the simple meaning of it is that corruption implies perversion of morality, integrity, character or duty out of mercenary motives, i.e. bribery, without any regard to honour, right and justice. In other words, undue favour for any one for some monetary or other gains is corruption.
Simultaneously, depriving the genuinely deserving from their right or privilege is also a corrupt practice. Shrinking from one's duty or dereliction of duty are also forms of corruption. Besides, thefts, wastage of public property constitute varieties of corruption. Dishonesty, exploitation, malpractices, scams and scandals are various manifestations of corruption.
 
What people are averse of due to corruption in India?
Options:
1) thinking of stardom
2) thinking of public life
3) thinking of monetary gains
4) thinking of undue favours
Correct Answer: thinking of public life
 

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