SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) Exam : Held on 24-Nov-2017 Shift-2 (English Language and Comprehension)

SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) Exam : Held on 24 Nov 2017 Shift-2

(English Language and Comprehension)

 QID : 1051 - 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'.

Adults and children (1)/ alike, got a chance to roll (2)/ on laughter and cry a little. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3

 QID : 1052 - 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 parrot made a (1)/ last-ditch effort and (2)/ flew a few feet away. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 4

 QID : 1053 - In the following question, a sentence is given with a 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.

 I know of many tourists who come to Kerala ____________ for the houseboats.
Options:
1) primary
2) primarily
3) primaries
4) prime
Correct Answer: primarily

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 QID : 1054 - In the following question, a sentence is given with a 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.

His works are a ____________ of his beliefs.
Options:
1) reflection
2) reflect
3) reflects
4) reflective
Correct Answer: reflection

 QID : 1055 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Indemnity
Options:
1) Penalty
2) Forfeiture
3) Amercement
4) Restitution
Correct Answer: Restitution

 QID : 1056 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Compliance
Options:
1) Rebellion
2) Consent
3) Animosity
4) Altercation
Correct Answer: Consent

QID : 1057 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Clutch
Options:
1) Abandon
2) Snatch
3) Embrace
4) Grapple
Correct Answer: Abandon

 QID : 1058 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Reprieve
Options:
1) Abatement
2) Absolution
3) Continuation
4) Amnesty
Correct Answer: Continuation

 QID : 1059 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom / phrase.

Blood, sweat and tears
Options:
1) A storm of mixed emotions
2) Extreme hard work; unstinting effort
3) The sacrifice of soldiers
4) Face defeat after great struggle
Correct Answer: Extreme hard work; unstinting effort

 QID : 1060 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

To steal someone's thunder
Options:
1) To take credit for something which someone else did
2) To bring down a person who is acting smart
3) To rob someone of all his material wealth
4) To steal the peace of mind by constant nagging
Correct Answer: To take credit for something which someone else did

QID : 1061 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select "no improvement".

Plants can be (identifies) by their smell or texture.
Options:
1) identify
2) identifying
3) identified
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: identified

QID : 1062 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which will improve the bracketed part of the sentence. In case no improvement is needed, select "no improvement".

Ravi picked up the injured parrot and (rushing) to a nearby animal clinic.
Options:
1) rushed
2) rush
3) rushes
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: rushed

QID : 1063 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words / sentence.

Having or showing great knowledge or learning
Options:
1) Benighted
2) Erudite
3) Ignoramus
4) Lowbrow
Correct Answer: Erudite

QID : 1064 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words / sentence.

Having or showing a great desire to possess something belonging to someone else
Options:
1) Covetous
2) Charitable
3) Lavish
4) Prodigal
Correct Answer: Covetous

QID : 1065 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.
Options:
1) vagabondes
2) vegabonds
3) vegabondes
4) vagabonds
Correct Answer: vagabonds

QID : 1066 - In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.
Options:
1) atrocious
2) atroceous
3) atrociouse
4) atroceouse
Correct Answer: atrocious

QID : 1067 - 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 speak so that 
X-we may be understood; and 
Y-such phrases express a truth, even if 
Z-they are rather loose and inaccurate 
Options:
1) ZYX
2) XYZ
3) ZXY
4) YZX
Correct Answer: XYZ

 QID : 1068 - 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.

One racehorse of a
X-sedge species now springs out of the
Y-proverbial gate a full 26 days
Z-earlier than it did a decade ago
Options:
1) ZYX
2) XYZ
3) ZXY
4) YZX
Correct Answer: XYZ

 QID : 1069 - 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.

I will give you a present.
Options:
1) A present shall be given to you by me.
2) A present will be given to you by me.
3) You will have been giving a present by me.
4) You shall have been given a present by me.
Correct Answer: A present will be given to you by me.

 QID : 1070 - 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.

The inspector said to the driver, “What is your problem?” 
Options:
1) The inspector asked the driver what his problem is.
2) The inspector asks the driver what his problem was.
3) The inspector asked the driver what his problem was.
4) The inspector asks the driver what his problem is.
Correct Answer: The inspector asked the driver what his problem was.

QID : 1071 - 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.

I took the road that ______________ to the right and the gentle amble became a stiff climb. I _____________ feel the muscles in my lower back protest. The game leg dragged. Suddenly, the hill dipped into yet another valley ___________ paddy fields. I knew relief and triumph as I walked downhill, learning to not put my weight ___________ my knees. I had climbed one hill without my back giving way. The next day, I _________________ the distance.

I took the road that ______________ to the right and the gentle
Options:
1) to veer
2) veering
3) veer
4) veered
Correct Answer: veered

QID : 1072 - 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.

I took the road that ______________ to the right and the gentle amble became a stiff climb. I _____________ feel the muscles in my lower back protest. The game leg dragged. Suddenly, the hill dipped into yet another valley ___________ paddy fields. I knew relief and triumph as I walked downhill, learning to not put my weight ___________ my knees. I had climbed one hill without my back giving way. The next day, I _________________ the distance.

I _____________ feel the muscles in my lower back protest.
Options:
1) should
2) could
3) will
4) shall
Correct Answer: could

 QID : 1073 - 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.

I took the road that ______________ to the right and the gentle amble became a stiff climb. I _____________ feel the muscles in my lower back protest. The game leg dragged. Suddenly, the hill dipped into yet another valley ___________ paddy fields. I knew relief and triumph as I walked downhill, learning to not put my weight ___________ my knees. I had climbed one hill without my back giving way. The next day, I _________________ the distance.

Suddenly, the hill dipped into yet another valley ___________ paddy fields.
Options:
1) from
2) for
3) of
4) to
Correct Answer: of

 QID : 1074 - 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.

I took the road that ______________ to the right and the gentle amble became a stiff climb. I _____________ feel the muscles in my lower back protest. The game leg dragged. Suddenly, the hill dipped into yet another valley ___________ paddy fields. I knew relief and triumph as I walked downhill, learning to not put my weight ___________ my knees. I had climbed one hill without my back giving way. The next day, I _________________ the distance.

learning to not put my weight ___________ my knees.
Options:
1) in
2) at
3) to
4) on
Correct Answer: on

 QID : 1075 - 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.

I took the road that ______________ to the right and the gentle amble became a stiff climb. I _____________ feel the muscles in my lower back protest. The game leg dragged. Suddenly, the hill dipped into yet another valley ___________ paddy fields. I knew relief and triumph as I walked downhill, learning to not put my weight ___________ my knees. I had climbed one hill without my back giving way. The next day, I _________________ the distance.

The next day, I _________________ the distance.
Options:
1) to increase
2) increase
3) increased
4) increasing
Correct Answer: increased

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