SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2019 "held on 11 December 2019" Shift-2 (English Comprehension/अंग्रेजी परिज्ञान)

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SSC CPO Exam Paper - 2019 "held on 11 December 2019" Shift-2

(English Comprehension/अंग्रेजी परिज्ञान)


Q.1    Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
INIMICAL    
1. Deliberate
2. Hostile
3. Comparable
4. Influential

Correct Answer : Hostile

Q.2    Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

VENERABLE    
1. Esteemed
2. Valuable
3. Reliable
4. Redeemed

Correct Answer : Esteemed

Q.3    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.

PERTURB    
1. Soothe
2. Commend
3. Confound
4. Fluster

Correct Answer :  Soothe

Q.4    Select the option which is the most appropriate one word substitution for the given group of words.

A shortened form of a word or phrase    
1. abbreviation
2. pseudonym
3. precis
4. summary

Correct Answer : abbreviation

Q.5    Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

FLOURISH    
1. Wither
2. Thrive
3. Languish
4. Shrivel

Correct Answer :  Languish

Q.6    Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

DISCERN    
1. Daunt
2. Perceive
3. Disregard
4. Neglect

Correct Answer : Perceive

Q.7    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

You are well prepared to handle the responsibilities bestowed ______ you.    
1. for
2. upon
3. to
4. at

Correct Answer :  upon

Q.8    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment. If no substitution is required select 'No substitution'

If I would have a degree from the university, I would get a good job.    
1. When I will have a degree
2. If I am having the degree
3. If I had a degree
4. No substitution

Correct Answer : If I had a degree

Q.9    Select the wrongly spelt word.    
1. Burglery
2. Aviary
3. Treasury
4. Nursery

Correct Answer : Burglery

Q.10    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment. If no substitution is required select 'No substitution'

Even if he is a honest man, he has been accused of theft.    
1. Even though he is a honest man
2. Although he is an honest man
3. No substitution
4. Since he are an honest man

Correct Answer : Although he is an honest man

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Q.11    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Hitler believed that the Nordic Aryan race was superior ______ all other races.    
1. in
2. than
3. from
4. to

Correct Answer : to

Q.12    Identify the segment that  contains a grammatical error. If there is no error, select 'No error'

If he wants to recover, he must abstain for alcohol.    
1. he must
2. No error
3. wants to recover
4. abstain for alcohol

Correct Answer : abstain for alcohol

Q.13    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

He is completely at sea about where to invest his hard-earned money.    
1. committed
2. sure
3. confused
4. in shock

Correct Answer : confused

Q.14    Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error. If there is no error, select 'No error'

Either of the two supervisors were supposed to be present at the site.    
1. No error
2. were supposed to be
3. present at the site
4. the two supervisors

Correct Answer : were supposed to be

Q.15    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.

DEMEAN    
1. Ignore
2. Debase
3. Belittle
4. Admire

Correct Answer : Admire

Comprehension:
Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

The beaver had made a dam about hundred yards long, and it had formed out of the quickly flowing stream, a wide stretch of water about twelve feet deep. The dam was so firm and broad that it was easy for me to walk along it. After a hundred and fifty yards I came to a 'beaver's castle'- a great heap of logs skilfully fitted together, the lower part covered with earth and plants. The upper logs were put loosely together so that the air could pass through to the interior.

In the late autumn, before land and water are covered with snow and ice, the beaver has to make its dwelling frostproof. It collects young trees and gnaws the stems in a double cone until the tree falls.Then the long stems are gnawed into small sections, the thin twigs bitten off and the logs are dragged to the dwelling. There, the timber is piled on the castle, sometimes to a height of ten or twelve feet. Mud is brought up from the bottom of the lake and packed between the logs with the animal's clever forepaws. The interior is lined with the finest wood shavings. In this tall shelter, the beaver remains high and dry, and protected from frost throughout the winter.
The only access to the dwelling is under the water, and even the forest wolves are not able to pull the firm building apart. The water is the beaver's element. On land it moves slowly and awkwardly. Thus, it is vital for the beaver to have water in which it can swim, and where nature has not provided this condition for it, it creates it with its dam.

The beaver's activities can change whole landscapes. With this dam, for instance, on which I was standing, beavers had turned a whole wooded alley into a lake; trees that stood there had been killed by the water and had disappeared. Aquatic game had settled there. Ducks swam past us, and great must have been the number of fish, as swarms of trout had swum past me in the clear stream. Wide stretches of meadow had come into existence on the banks, with flat landing places to which the well-beaten beaver tracks led. Many years of building, gnawing and dragging must have gone into the completion of this immense task, creating a new region for the beaver to live in.

Q.16    Which line in the passage most strongly indicates that weavers simply love being in or near water?    
1. The only access to the dwelling is under the water.
2. The beaver had made a dam out of the quickly flowing stream.
3. The dam was so firm and broad that it was easy to walk along.
4. The water is the beaver's element.

Correct Answer : The water is the beaver's element.

Comprehension:
Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

The beaver had made a dam about hundred yards long, and it had formed out of the quickly flowing stream, a wide stretch of water about twelve feet deep. The dam was so firm and broad that it was easy for me to walk along it. After a hundred and fifty yards I came to a 'beaver's castle'- a great heap of logs skilfully fitted together, the lower part covered with earth and plants. The upper logs were put loosely together so that the air could pass through to the interior.

In the late autumn, before land and water are covered with snow and ice, the beaver has to make its dwelling frostproof. It collects young trees and gnaws the stems in a double cone until the tree falls.Then the long stems are gnawed into small sections, the thin twigs bitten off and the logs are dragged to the dwelling. There, the timber is piled on the castle, sometimes to a height of ten or twelve feet. Mud is brought up from the bottom of the lake and packed between the logs with the animal's clever forepaws. The interior is lined with the finest wood shavings. In this tall shelter, the beaver remains high and dry, and protected from frost throughout the winter.
The only access to the dwelling is under the water, and even the forest wolves are not able to pull the firm building apart. The water is the beaver's element. On land it moves slowly and awkwardly. Thus, it is vital for the beaver to have water in which it can swim, and where nature has not provided this condition for it, it creates it with its dam.

The beaver's activities can change whole landscapes. With this dam, for instance, on which I was standing, beavers had turned a whole wooded alley into a lake; trees that stood there had been killed by the water and had disappeared. Aquatic game had settled there. Ducks swam past us, and great must have been the number of fish, as swarms of trout had swum past me in the clear stream. Wide stretches of meadow had come into existence on the banks, with flat landing places to which the well-beaten beaver tracks led. Many years of building, gnawing and dragging must have gone into the completion of this immense task, creating a new region for the beaver to live in.

Q.17    What evidence in the passage suggests that beavers build strong dwellings?    
1. Even the forest wolves cannot pull the dwelling apart.
2. The interior is lined with finest wood shavings.
3. The beaver's dwelling is frostproof.
4. It takes many years of hard work to build the dwelling.

Correct Answer : Even the forest wolves cannot pull the dwelling apart.

Comprehension:
Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

The beaver had made a dam about hundred yards long, and it had formed out of the quickly flowing stream, a wide stretch of water about twelve feet deep. The dam was so firm and broad that it was easy for me to walk along it. After a hundred and fifty yards I came to a 'beaver's castle'- a great heap of logs skilfully fitted together, the lower part covered with earth and plants. The upper logs were put loosely together so that the air could pass through to the interior.

In the late autumn, before land and water are covered with snow and ice, the beaver has to make its dwelling frostproof. It collects young trees and gnaws the stems in a double cone until the tree falls.Then the long stems are gnawed into small sections, the thin twigs bitten off and the logs are dragged to the dwelling. There, the timber is piled on the castle, sometimes to a height of ten or twelve feet. Mud is brought up from the bottom of the lake and packed between the logs with the animal's clever forepaws. The interior is lined with the finest wood shavings. In this tall shelter, the beaver remains high and dry, and protected from frost throughout the winter.
The only access to the dwelling is under the water, and even the forest wolves are not able to pull the firm building apart. The water is the beaver's element. On land it moves slowly and awkwardly. Thus, it is vital for the beaver to have water in which it can swim, and where nature has not provided this condition for it, it creates it with its dam.

The beaver's activities can change whole landscapes. With this dam, for instance, on which I was standing, beavers had turned a whole wooded alley into a lake; trees that stood there had been killed by the water and had disappeared. Aquatic game had settled there. Ducks swam past us, and great must have been the number of fish, as swarms of trout had swum past me in the clear stream. Wide stretches of meadow had come into existence on the banks, with flat landing places to which the well-beaten beaver tracks led. Many years of building, gnawing and dragging must have gone into the completion of this immense task, creating a new region for the beaver to live in.

Q.18    Which of the following statements is NOT true?    
1. Wide stretches of meadows may come into existence on the banks of streams.
2. The beaver has to make its dwelling frostproof before it starts snowing.
3. The access to the beaver's dwelling is under the water.
4. The beaver can move quickly and easily on land and in water.

Correct Answer : The beaver can move quickly and easily on land and in water.

Comprehension:
Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

The beaver had made a dam about hundred yards long, and it had formed out of the quickly flowing stream, a wide stretch of water about twelve feet deep. The dam was so firm and broad that it was easy for me to walk along it. After a hundred and fifty yards I came to a 'beaver's castle'- a great heap of logs skilfully fitted together, the lower part covered with earth and plants. The upper logs were put loosely together so that the air could pass through to the interior.

In the late autumn, before land and water are covered with snow and ice, the beaver has to make its dwelling frostproof. It collects young trees and gnaws the stems in a double cone until the tree falls.Then the long stems are gnawed into small sections, the thin twigs bitten off and the logs are dragged to the dwelling. There, the timber is piled on the castle, sometimes to a height of ten or twelve feet. Mud is brought up from the bottom of the lake and packed between the logs with the animal's clever forepaws. The interior is lined with the finest wood shavings. In this tall shelter, the beaver remains high and dry, and protected from frost throughout the winter.
The only access to the dwelling is under the water, and even the forest wolves are not able to pull the firm building apart. The water is the beaver's element. On land it moves slowly and awkwardly. Thus, it is vital for the beaver to have water in which it can swim, and where nature has not provided this condition for it, it creates it with its dam.

The beaver's activities can change whole landscapes. With this dam, for instance, on which I was standing, beavers had turned a whole wooded alley into a lake; trees that stood there had been killed by the water and had disappeared. Aquatic game had settled there. Ducks swam past us, and great must have been the number of fish, as swarms of trout had swum past me in the clear stream. Wide stretches of meadow had come into existence on the banks, with flat landing places to which the well-beaten beaver tracks led. Many years of building, gnawing and dragging must have gone into the completion of this immense task, creating a new region for the beaver to live in.

Q.19    How  does a beaver ensure that its castle is well ventilated?    
1. The timber is piled upto ten feet high on the castle.
2. The long stems are gnawed into small sections.
3. The logs are covered with earth and plants.
4. The upper logs are loosely placed.

Correct Answer : The upper logs are loosely placed.

Comprehension:
Read the given passage and answer the questions that follow.

The beaver had made a dam about hundred yards long, and it had formed out of the quickly flowing stream, a wide stretch of water about twelve feet deep. The dam was so firm and broad that it was easy for me to walk along it. After a hundred and fifty yards I came to a 'beaver's castle'- a great heap of logs skilfully fitted together, the lower part covered with earth and plants. The upper logs were put loosely together so that the air could pass through to the interior.

In the late autumn, before land and water are covered with snow and ice, the beaver has to make its dwelling frostproof. It collects young trees and gnaws the stems in a double cone until the tree falls.Then the long stems are gnawed into small sections, the thin twigs bitten off and the logs are dragged to the dwelling. There, the timber is piled on the castle, sometimes to a height of ten or twelve feet. Mud is brought up from the bottom of the lake and packed between the logs with the animal's clever forepaws. The interior is lined with the finest wood shavings. In this tall shelter, the beaver remains high and dry, and protected from frost throughout the winter.
The only access to the dwelling is under the water, and even the forest wolves are not able to pull the firm building apart. The water is the beaver's element. On land it moves slowly and awkwardly. Thus, it is vital for the beaver to have water in which it can swim, and where nature has not provided this condition for it, it creates it with its dam.

The beaver's activities can change whole landscapes. With this dam, for instance, on which I was standing, beavers had turned a whole wooded alley into a lake; trees that stood there had been killed by the water and had disappeared. Aquatic game had settled there. Ducks swam past us, and great must have been the number of fish, as swarms of trout had swum past me in the clear stream. Wide stretches of meadow had come into existence on the banks, with flat landing places to which the well-beaten beaver tracks led. Many years of building, gnawing and dragging must have gone into the completion of this immense task, creating a new region for the beaver to live in.

Q.20    The beavers can change the landscape by:    
1. building dams that can convert a wooded alley into a lake.
2. building castles with great heaps of logs.
3. swimming in the water along with ducks and trouts.
4. dragging the logs of wood to the dwelling.

Correct Answer : building dams that can convert a wooded alley into a lake.

Q.21    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Due to shortage of time, I was unable ______ the task satisfactorily.    
1. from complete
2. to complete
3. for completing
4. in completing

Correct Answer : to complete

Q.22    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

As the flood waters hit the coastal village, several families had a close shave.    
1. nothing to eat
2. to lose all possessions
3. to have no livelihood
4. a narrow escape

Correct Answer : nothing to eat

Q.23    Select the option which is the most appropriate one word substitution for the given group of words.

A detailed plan for a journey especially a list of places to visit    
1. trajectory
2. directory
3. inventory
4. itinerary

Correct Answer :  itinerary

Comprehension:
Read the given passage and fill in the blanks with the most appropriate options.

The refugees coming by boat to Italy have already set a record this year. The surge (1)______ partly from the civil war in Syria, which has forced 3 million people to (2)______ their homeland. Europe, peaceful, affluent and comparatively close- is a preferred (3)______. It's where the desperate meets the developed. Often with the aid (4)______ reckless human traffickers, refugees attempt to cross the waters in rubber dinghies that can (5)______, plunging the occupants into the sea.

Q.24     Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1    
1. has resulted
2. is resulting
3. is resulted
4. have resulted

Correct Answer : has resulted

Comprehension:
Read the given passage and fill in the blanks with the most appropriate options.

The refugees coming by boat to Italy have already set a record this year. The surge (1)______ partly from the civil war in Syria, which has forced 3 million people to (2)______ their homeland. Europe, peaceful, affluent and comparatively close- is a preferred (3)______. It's where the desperate meets the developed. Often with the aid (4)______ reckless human traffickers, refugees attempt to cross the waters in rubber dinghies that can (5)______, plunging the occupants into the sea.

Q.25    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2    
1. fled
2. fly
3. fleet
4. flee

Correct Answer : flee

Comprehension:
Read the given passage and fill in the blanks with the most appropriate options.

The refugees coming by boat to Italy have already set a record this year. The surge (1)______ partly from the civil war in Syria, which has forced 3 million people to (2)______ their homeland. Europe, peaceful, affluent and comparatively close- is a preferred (3)______. It's where the desperate meets the developed. Often with the aid (4)______ reckless human traffickers, refugees attempt to cross the waters in rubber dinghies that can (5)______, plunging the occupants into the sea.

Q.26    Select the most  appropriate option to fill in blank No.3    
1. objective
2. destination
3. purpose
4. target

Correct Answer : destination

Comprehension:
Read the given passage and fill in the blanks with the most appropriate options.

The refugees coming by boat to Italy have already set a record this year. The surge (1)______ partly from the civil war in Syria, which has forced 3 million people to (2)______ their homeland. Europe, peaceful, affluent and comparatively close- is a preferred (3)______. It's where the desperate meets the developed. Often with the aid (4)______ reckless human traffickers, refugees attempt to cross the waters in rubber dinghies that can (5)______, plunging the occupants into the sea.

Q.27    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4    
1. for
2. by
3. on
4. of

Correct Answer : of

Comprehension:
Read the given passage and fill in the blanks with the most appropriate options.

The refugees coming by boat to Italy have already set a record this year. The surge (1)______ partly from the civil war in Syria, which has forced 3 million people to (2)______ their homeland. Europe, peaceful, affluent and comparatively close- is a preferred (3)______. It's where the desperate meets the developed. Often with the aid (4)______ reckless human traffickers, refugees attempt to cross the waters in rubber dinghies that can (5)______, plunging the occupants into the sea.
  
Q.28    Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5    
1. capsize
2. renege
3. convert
4. inverse

Correct Answer : capsize

Q.29    Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.

PERPETUATE    
1. Cease
2. Prevent
3. Release
4. Preserve

Correct Answer : Preserve

Q.30    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

The thieves made off with all the cash and jewellery in the house.    
1. squandered
2. discovered
3. transferred
4. ran away with

Correct Answer : ran away with

Q.31    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment. If no substitution is required select 'No substitution'

Neither the directors nor the Chairman were available to interrogation.    
1. were available by
2. were available for
3. was available for
4. No substitution

Correct Answer : was available for

Q.32    Select the wrongly spelt word.    
1. Audibal
2. Precious
3. Conceal
4. Article

Correct Answer : Audibal

Q.33    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

I who ______ your friend and wellwisher, should have been informed about your decision.    
1. are
2. be
3. is
4. am

Correct Answer : am

Q.34    Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error. If there is no error, select 'No error'

Need you to buy so many books?    
1. Need you
2. No error
3. so many books
4. to buy

Correct Answer : to buy

Q.35    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

The abrogation of article 370 was achieved in the teeth of tough resistance.    
1. in collaboration with
2. in direct opposition to
3. in a short span of time
4. in a state of uncertainty

Correct Answer :  in direct opposition to

Q.36    Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error. If there is no error, select 'No error'

We will have to walk now since we had missed the bus.    
1. since we had
2. We will have to
3. No error
4. walk now

Correct Answer : since we had

Q.37    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.

DUBIOUS    
1. Dusky
2. Likely
3. Fishy
4. Shady

Correct Answer : Likely

Q.38    Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.

Keep away from bad company ______ you should regret later.    
1. whether
2. lest
3. unless
4. although

Correct Answer :  lest

Q.39    Select the wrongly spelt word.    
1. Omission
2. Evasion
3. Avertion
4. Aviation

Correct Answer : Avertion

Q.40    Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment. If no substitution is required select 'No substitution'

She availed of the big discounts at the sale.    
1. She availed for a
2. No substitution
3. She availed herself of the
4. She availed on the

Correct Answer : She availed herself of the

Q.41    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.

REPUGNANT    
1. Sombre
2. Odious
3. Austere
4. Pleasant

Correct Answer : Pleasant

Q.42    Select the option which is the most appropriate one word substitution for the given group of words.

A protected place for birds and animals    
1. island
2. sanctuary
3. estuary
4. bunker

Correct Answer : sanctuary

Q.43    Select the most appropriate option  to substitute the underlined segment. If no substitution is required select 'No substitution'

He had barely spoken the words when he realised his mistake.    
1. barely speak the words that
2. barely spoke the words when
3. No substitution
4. barely spoken the words than

Correct Answer : No substitution

Q.44    Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.

IMPEDE    
1. Retard
2. Thwart
3. Expedite
4. Hamper

Correct Answer : Expedite

Q.45    Select the option which is the  most appropriate one word substitution for the given group of words.

One who denies oneself ordinary bodily pleasures    
1. aesthetic
2. theist
3. atheist
4. ascetic

Correct Answer : ascetic

Q.46    Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.

Unless you are above board in your dealings, you will not be able to win the trust of your clients.    
1. exceptionally talented
2. bold and reckless
3. honest and frank
4. smart and deceptive

Correct Answer : honest and frank

Q.47    Identify the segment that contains a grammatical error. If there is no error, select 'No error'

These facts should not have been disclosed for the public.    
1. These facts should
2. No error
3. not have been disclosed
4. for the public

Correct Answer : for the public

Q.48    Select the wrongly spelt word.    
1. Gluton
2. Eliminate
3. Allergy
4. Reliant

Correct Answer : Gluton

Q.49    Select the wrongly spelt word.    
1. Connoisseur
2. Sacrelegious
3. Millennium
4. Manoeuvre

Correct Answer : Sacrelegious

Q.50    Select the option which is the most appropriate one word substitution for the given group of words.

One who devotes one's life to the welfare of other people.    
1. alchemist
2. altruist
3. ambassador
4. martyr

Correct Answer : altruist

 

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