SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) Exam : Held on 22 Nov 2017 Shift-1 (English Language and Comprehension)

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SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) Exam : Held on 22 Nov 2017 Shift-1

(English Language and Comprehension)


QID : 251 - In the following question, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and click the button corresponding to it. If the sentence is free from error, click the "No error" option.

I have a background (1)/ on engineering, I want to train (2)/ others like me in the field. (3)/ No Error (4)

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4

Correct Answer: 2

QID : 252 - In the following question, one part of the sentence may have an error. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and click the button corresponding to it. If the sentence is free from error, click the "No error" option.

He lined a basket with (1)/ cotton wool and converted (2)/ it in a bed for the parrot. (3)/ No Error (4)

1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4

Correct Answer: 3

QID : 253 - In the following question, the sentence is 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 outdoor area is ____________ with murals and paintings on the facade.

1) vibrancy
2) vibrant
3) vibrance
4) vibration

Correct Answer: vibrant

QID : 254 - In the following question, the sentence is 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 wicked landlord has made my life _____________.

1) miserables
2) miserable
3) miserably
4) miserability

Correct Answer: miserable

QID : 255 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Juxtaposition

1) Obscure
2) Inaccessible
3) Proximity
4) Abstracted

Correct Answer: Proximity

QID : 256 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Primordial

1) Eventual
2) Subsequent
3) Imminent
4) Prehistoric

Correct Answer: Prehistoric

QID : 257 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Saintly

1) Angelic
2) Reprehensible
3) Pious
4) Beatific

Correct Answer: Reprehensible

QID : 258 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Rant

1) Diatribe
2) Harangue
3) Tirade
4) Calm

Correct Answer: Calm

QID : 259 - In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and click the button corresponding to it.

In a snap

1) Retort, say hurtful things
2) A beautiful picture
3) In a moment; almost immediately
4) Open and close something very quickly

Correct Answer: In a moment; almost immediately

QID : 260 - In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and click the button corresponding to it.

Under the weather

1) Be happy irrespective of good or bad weather
2) Not able to make a decision, confused
3) Feel sick or poorly
4) Be excessively obsessed with nature

Correct Answer: Feel sick or poorly

QID : 261 - A sentence/a part of the sentence is bracketed. Four alternatives are given to the bracketed part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative and click the button corresponding to it. In case no improvement is needed, click the button corresponding to "No improvement".

The children (are making) to mix clay with their feet.

1) is made
2) was made
3) are made
4) No improvement

Correct Answer: are made

QID : 262 - A sentence/a part of the sentence is bracketed. Four alternatives are given to the bracketed part which will improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative and click the button corresponding to it. In case no improvement is needed, click the button corresponding to "No improvement".

The parrot (taking) home.

1) was taken
2) are taken
3) were taken
4) No improvement

Correct Answer: was taken

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QID : 263 - Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words / sentences and click the button corresponding to it.

A shining wet or greasy thing

1) Murky
2) Somber
3) Glisten
4) Aphotic

Correct Answer: Glisten

QID : 264 - Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words / sentences and click the button corresponding to it.

An assembly of all the members of a group or committee

1) Plenum
2) Reclusive
3) Destitute
4) Troglodytic

Correct Answer: Plenum

QID : 265 - Four words are given, out of which only one word is spelt correctly. Choose the correctly spelt word and click the button corresponding to it.

1) preammbles
2) preambles
3) preambeles
4) preammbeles

Correct Answer: preambles

QID : 266 - Four words are given, out of which only one word is spelt correctly. Choose the correctly spelt word and click the button corresponding to it.

1) upraisings
2) upprisings
3) uprisings
4) uppraisings

Correct Answer: uprisings

QID : 267 - The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

There is, however, another
X-many thoughtful persons to reject
Y-objection that predisposes
Z-parallelism uncompromisingly

1) XZY
2) XYZ
3) YXZ
4) ZYX

Correct Answer: YXZ

QID : 268 - The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

We have always
X-beings as social and spiritual beings
Y-seen and conceptualised human
Z-with a purpose in life

1) YXZ
2) XZY
3) XYZ
4) ZYX

Correct Answer: YXZ

QID : 269 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active / Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive / Active voice.

She had posted the letter.

1) The letter have been posted by her.
2) Posting of the letter has been done by her.
3) Posting of the letter was being done by her.
4) The letter had been posted by her.

Correct Answer: The letter had been posted by her.

QID : 270 - In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct / Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect / Direct speech.

“I’m wearing my lucky pendant, so I should be safe.” she said to him.

1) She told him that she is wearing her lucky pendant so she should be safe.
2) She tells him that she was wearing her lucky pendant so she should be safe.
3) She told him that she was wearing her lucky pendant so she should be safe.
4) She tells him that she is wearing her lucky pendant so she should be safe.

Correct Answer: She told him that she was wearing her lucky pendant so she should be safe.

QID : 271 - 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.

2016 was the year that __________ us to look within. Introspection allows us _______________ how invisible forces shape us and how an obsession with trying to establish the pre-eminence of the human brain ______________ us to the intricate connections that we have with bacteria. With a far longer history ____________ people and the unsurpassed masters of survivals, it isn't surprising that there are more bacteria ________________ our guts than there are stars in the Milky Way.

2016 was the year that __________ us to look within.

1) force
2) forcing
3) forced
4) forces

Correct Answer: forced

QID : 272 - 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.

2016 was the year that __________ us to look within. Introspection allows us _______________ how invisible forces shape us and how an obsession with trying to establish the pre-eminence of the human brain ______________ us to the intricate connections that we have with bacteria. With a far longer history ____________ people and the unsurpassed masters of survivals, it isn't surprising that there are more bacteria ________________ our guts than there are stars in the Milky Way.

Introspection allows us ___________ how invisible forces shape us.

1) to ponder
2) pondering
3) ponders
4) pondered

Correct Answer: to ponder

QID : 273 - 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.

2016 was the year that __________ us to look within. Introspection allows us _______________ how invisible forces shape us and how an obsession with trying to establish the pre-eminence of the human brain ______________ us to the intricate connections that we have with bacteria. With a far longer history ____________ people and the unsurpassed masters of survivals, it isn't surprising that there are more bacteria ________________ our guts than there are stars in the Milky Way.

pre-eminence of the human brain ______________ us to the intricate connections.

1) blindingly
2) has blinded
3) to blind
4) blinding

Correct Answer: has blinded

QID : 274 - 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.

2016 was the year that __________ us to look within. Introspection allows us _______________ how invisible forces shape us and how an obsession with trying to establish the pre-eminence of the human brain ______________ us to the intricate connections that we have with bacteria. With a far longer history ____________ people and the unsurpassed masters of survivals, it isn't surprising that there are more bacteria ________________ our guts than there are stars in the Milky Way.

With a far longer history ____________ people and the unsurpassed masters of survivals,

1) than
2) then
3) that
4) when

Correct Answer: than

QID : 275 - 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.

2016 was the year that __________ us to look within. Introspection allows us _______________ how invisible forces shape us and how an obsession with trying to establish the pre-eminence of the human brain ______________ us to the intricate connections that we have with bacteria. With a far longer history ____________ people and the unsurpassed masters of survivals, it isn't surprising that there are more bacteria ________________ our guts than there are stars in the Milky Way.

There are more bacteria ________________ our guts than there are stars in the Milky Way.

1) on
2) onto
3) within
4) of

Correct Answer: within

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