SSC Multi-Tasking Staff (Non Technical) Exam Mock Test -6
Directions: Read the following passage carefully and
choose the most suitable answer to each question:
When I came home from the hostel for the first time, I was
looking quite pulled down and pale. There I had lost interest in food and this
naturally showed in my lacklustre face and sunken eyes. I must have looked like
a rogue when I stepped out of the tonga, for, my father, from the terrace,
showered me with his patent set of fourletter words, "You buffoon",
"good-for-nothing fellow", etc. He was an officer, yet his stock of fourletter
words was rather limited and so he welcomed me with a softer set of words and
did not care to see me again. But after the vacation when I set off for the
hostel, there was a servant walking with me with a huge tin of home-made ghee
and a large sack of super-fine rice. He cooked my food separately in the hostel.
By and by I grew pink and hefty. I generally survived on rice and slept a lot. I
am fond of sleep till date. Once I slept for thirtysix hours at a stretch.
Having a short nap after the breakfast is my hobby almost. For that I have been
missing my lunch too. At night also it is extremely painful for me to keep awake
after dinner. Evenings have always appeared ominous to me; so this part of the
day I spent either in making preparations for supper or in going for a film
show. My interest in films has been of a classical kind, in items like who has
produced the film, who all have acted in it, etc. Almost the same amount of time
as I spent in viewing a film did I spend in procuring information about these.
Raising a debate and making an issue of a non-issue is my favourite pastime.
51. How did the author look when he returned home from the
(d) None of these
52. In the tone of the father, there was
53. The speaker had come home because of
(c) bad health
(d) financial difficulties
54. In whose company did he leave for the hostel?
(d) ma id-servant
55. What was his hobby?
(a) to have a long sleep after lunch
(b) to miss his lunch once a week
(c) to go for a long walk after breakfast
(d) to enjoy a short sleep after breakfast
56. How did he spend his evening?
(a) in cursing himself
(b) in making preparations for supper
(c) in preparing his own food
(d) in sleeping
57. What does the expression 'classical kind' stand for?
(a) films as pure entertainment
(b) critical approach to films
(c) films as a means of information and entertainment
(d) interest in all the aspects of films
58. What was his favourite pastime?
(a) making an issue of a non-issue.
(b) teasing/provoking people for nothing.
(c) giving information about films.
(d) None of these
Directions : Choose the one which best expresses the
SAME meaning of the given words.
59. Pulled down
60. Set off
(a) invest money
(b) start a business
(c) begin a journey
(d) run a race
Directions: Choose the word OPPOSITE in meaning to the
61. Lack lustre
Directions: Rearrange the following eight sentence A, B,
C, D, E, F, G, and H in a proper sequence to construct a meaningful paragraph.
Then answer the questions given below.
(A) But there is a large middle ground, consi-sting of people
who support privatisation as a policy.
(B) So we hope he will not mind setting all the doubt at rest.
(C) But they are increasingly worried by reports of rampant crony capitalism.
(D) These are not questions that would probably disturb either ideological
extreme-both camps have already made up their minds and no amount of argument is
going to convince them otherwise.
(E) However, some disturbing questions regarding BALCO remain.
(F) This group does not wish to needlessly impugn anyone's integrity.
(G) Disinvestment minister has been largely cooperative with the media,
(H) But this group would like to be sure that the government's dealings are
completely above board.
63. Which of the following should be EIGHTH statement
64. Which of the following should be SECOND statement
65. Which of the following should be FIFTH statement after
66. Which of the following should be SEVENTH statement
67. Which of the following should be FIRST statement after
Directions: Fill in the blanks with the help of the
The feeling of insecurity among the people has increased even
though there is 58 use of the paramilitary and the military. The excesses 59 by
the two forces, particularly by the first, do not 60 the type of anger it should
because they are seen 61 those who are trying to disintegrate the country. Even
a 62 for more say in the administration is shouted down. Human rights
organisations and civil liberty activists are considered a 63 if not
unpatriotic. Even the 64 cases of cruelty are not pursued by the government 65
the inquiry should
66 the forces and 67 the instrument on which it has come
68. (a) reduced (b) little (c) free (d) generous
69. (a) displayed (b) condoned (c) committed (d) cleared
70. (a) suppress (b) convey (c) evoke (d) provoke
71. (a) fighting (b) supporting (c) ignoring (d) denying
72. (a) desire (b) plea (c) prayer (d) demand
73. (a) boon (b) help (c) threat (d) nuisance
74. (a) new (b) concealed (c) blatant (d) minor
75. (a) lest (b) till (c) for (d) because
76. (a) degrade (b) demoralise (c) derail (d) disperse
77. (a) lose (b) change (c) raise (d) blunt
Directions : Read the sentence to find out whether
there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the
sentence. The number of that part is the answer.
78. They usually comes (a)/to our house (b)/whenever they
pass (c)/No error (d)
79. Poonam used to (a)/work for almost ten (b)/ hours in
the organisation (c)/where she has employed. (d)
80. The scooter would (a)/not start even though (b)/he
tried (c)/No error (d)
81. Janaki was waving (a)/to us but we could (b)/ not see
her (c)/at that distance. (d)
82. Neither Munna nor (a)/his assistants was present (b) /
at the party (c)/though all were invited. (d)
Directions: Pick out the most effective word to fill
in the blank to make the sentence complete.
83. Vikas had to __some money by doing part-time work.
84. Dileep was _____ late when he reached school that day.
85. The children ___ crackers to celebrate the victory of
86. Sanjeev is always very _____ in the classroom and
answers most of the questions correctly.
87. Hari's factory can ____ out around 100 pieces per day,
so by Tuesday he can complete the order.
Directions: Find out the wrongly spelt word in each
question given below.
88. (a) morality
89. (a) claimant
90. (a) shoot
Directions: In each of the following sentences there
are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted
by numbers (a), (b), (c), and (d). Find out which pair of words can be filled up
in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully
91. The new policy will lay ________ on the removal of
disparities and equalise educational ____.
(a) hand, criteria
(b) guidelines, area
(c) emphasis, opportunities
(d) stress, curriculum
92. Our nation is characterized by a _____ of cultural
traditions and ____ of languages.
(a) number, depth
(b) variety, multiplicity
(c) range, host
(d) genre, plethora
93. At present no solution to the problem is in ___ and
the region is a threat to peace.
(a) possibility, dangerous
(b) perspective, wild
(c) pipeline, grave
(d) sight, potential
94. Bureaucracy plays a leading role in the ____ and _____
of all policies in our democracy.
(a) framing, execution
(b) nature, jurisdiction
(c) implementing, drawing
(d) making, grafting
95. The old values and practices that _____ in the way of
progress should be ______ with.
(a) obstruct, rejected
(b) hamper, decried
(c) deviate, superseded
(d) figure, dispersed
96. It is said that woman ___ the second line of defence
in the battle of life while man against circumstances.
(a) raises, persuades
(b) constitutes, wages
(c) operates, performs
(d) evolves, battles
97. The problem of malnutrition ______ its ____ in India
to the ignorance of our masses.
(a) serves, ground
(b) spreads, wings
(c) beholds, root
(d) owes, existence ,
98. Despite the success of democracy in India doubts and
fears have been ____ about its_____.
(a) expressed, future
(b) generated, experiment
(c) concerned, sustenance
(d) shaped, approaching
99. The of multi-party system lends colour and charm to
Indian politics instead of _________a menace to Indian democracy.
(a) election, throwing
(b) emergence, countering
(c) rule, gearing
(d) presence, posing
100. If we really wish to ____ peace on this earth, the
dangers to world peace will have to be _____.
(a) pursue, responded
(b) usher, suppressed
(c) ensure, eliminated
(d) pray, challenged