SSC CGL English quiz based on previous years question paper (03-07-2018)

Question 1 (total 50):

Directions (1-5): In the upcoming five questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase

Q He usually goes to bed very early and rises with the lark

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

very early


Question 2 (total 50):

Their attempt to get back the stolen necklace proved to be a wild-goose chase.

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

useless search


Question 3 (total 50):

At this wit's end, he turned to his old trade.

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

not knowing what to do


Question 4 (total 50):

When it comes to dancing, he is all-thumbs.

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

clumsy


Question 5 (total 50):

The day the new product was launched, people made a beeline to purchase it.

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

rushed


Question 6 (total 50):

Directions (6-10): In the upcoming seven questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences

A recurrent compulsive urge to steal

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

kleptomania


Question 7 (total 50):

Act of injuring others' reputation by any slanderous communication

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

defamation


Question 8 (total 50):

Not suitable for eating

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

inedible


Question 9 (total 50):

Medical study of skin and its diseases

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

dermatology


Question 10 (total 50):

A person who enters without any invitation

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

intruder


Question 11 (total 50):

A story in which animals or objects speak and give wholesome moral lesson

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

fable


Question 12 (total 50):

A process involving too much official formality

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

red tapism


Question 13 (total 50):

Directions (13-22): In the upcoming ten questions, a sentence/a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed mark "No improvement"

Mumbai is famous because of its textiles.

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

for


Question 14 (total 50):

He lives far from the station

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

off the station


Question 15 (total 50):

Water and soil pollutants find their entry into the body through ingestion of contaminated water or food

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

no improvement


Question 16 (total 50):

Drinking tea is an English habit

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

custom


Question 17 (total 50):

Mr. Mukherjee knows ten language, isn't it?

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

doesn't he


Question 18 (total 50):

They spoke about the weather

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

talked


Question 19 (total 50):

He is wanting in a little common sense

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

lacks


Question 20 (total 50):

The second pigeon flew just as the first pigeon had flown

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

one had done


Question 21 (total 50):

Its high time that your go home.

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

went


Question 22 (total 50):

The old man has acquired experience through age

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

no improvement


Question 23 (total 50):

Directions (23-24): In the upcoming two questions, four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

facsimile


Question 24 (total 50):

Q

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

aquarium


Question 25 (total 50):

Directions (25-27): In the upcoming three questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

DISCONSOLATE

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

joyous


Question 26 (total 50):

TREMULOUS

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

steady


Question 27 (total 50):

FAKE

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

real


Question 28 (total 50):

Directions (28-32): Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

PASSAGE

The instinctive natural way to express anger is to respond aggressively. Anger is a natural, adaptive response to threats; it inspires powerful, often aggresive feelings and behaviours, which allow us to fight and to defend ourselves when we are attacked. On the other hand, we can't physically lash out at every person or object that irritates or annoys us. Laws, social norms and common sense place limits on how far our anger can take us. People use a variety of both conscious and unconscious processes to deal with their angry feelings. The three main approaches are expressing, suppressing and calming. Expressing your angry feeling in an assertive - not aggressive - manner is the healthiest way to express anger. Being assertive doesn't mean being pushy or demanding; it means being respecful of yourself and others. Anger can be suppressed, and then converted or redirected. This happens when you hold in your angery, stop thinking about it, and focus on something positive.

Which one of the following places limits on how far we can take our anger?

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

law


Question 29 (total 50):

How, according to the author, can one suppress anger?

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

by holding one's anger


Question 30 (total 50):

According to the author, how should people deal with their anger?

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

express it assertively


Question 31 (total 50):

What does the author mean by being assertive?

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

being respectful


Question 32 (total 50):

How does a person naturally express anger?

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

by responding aggressively


Question 33 (total 50):

Directions (33-37): In the upcoming five questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and mark the appropriate correct option. If a sentence is free from error, mark the "No Error" option

I really do regret not to learn to play the violin when I had so many opportunities to learn and practice in school

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

I really do regret not to learn to play the violin


Question 34 (total 50):

The government granted relief payment of Rs. 5000 each to those who injured in the fire accident

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

to those who injured in the fire accident


Question 35 (total 50):

Everyone of us should realize that any act of negligence will cause a great harm to our countrys security

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

a great harm to our country's security


Question 36 (total 50):

I shall look forward to being with you sometime next month.

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

no error


Question 37 (total 50):

By May next year I have been working in this college for twenty years.

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

I have been working in this college


Question 38 (total 50):

Directions (38-42): Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives

PASSAGE

There was a clatter of shutters being closed hastily by trembling hands - the citizens of Paris knew that once the fury of the people was excited, there was no telling what they might do. They came to an old house which had a workshop on the ground floor. A head popped out of the door to see what it was all about. "Get him! Get Thimonier! Smash his devilish machine!" yelled the crowd.

They found the workshop without its power. M. Thimonier had escaped by the back door. Now the fury of the demonstrators turned against the machines that were standing in the shop, ready to be delivered to buyers. They were systematically broken up and destroyed - dozens of them. Only when the last wheel and spindle had been trampled under food did the infuriated crowd recover their senses.

"That is the end of M'Sieur Thimonier and his sewing machines," they said to one another and went home satisfied. Perhaps now they would find work, for they were all unemployed tailors and seamstresses who believed that their livelihood was threatened by that new invention.

The people thought that

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

they would be deprived of their livelihood


Question 39 (total 50):

The passage throws light on

Your Answer:
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how a well-meant invention can be misunderstood


Question 40 (total 50):

The aim of the crowd was to

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

destroy the sewing machines


Question 41 (total 50):

Shutters were being closed because the shopkeepers

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

feared their shops would be destroyed


Question 42 (total 50):

The crowd was protesting against

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

the newly invented sewing machine


Question 43 (total 50):

Directions (43-47): In the upcoming five questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

He went there................

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

on foot


Question 44 (total 50):

After your long illness I am happy to see you.......................

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

up and about


Question 45 (total 50):

Making pies and cakes................... Mrs. Reddy's speciality

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

is


Question 46 (total 50):

The deserted garden was infested................................weeds.

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

with


Question 47 (total 50):

You must ......................... your career with all seriousness.

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

pursue


Question 48 (total 50):

Directions (48-50): In the upcoming three questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the on which best expresses the meaning of the given word

Q PREDILECTION

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

preference


Question 49 (total 50):

DEVOUT

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

dedicated


Question 50 (total 50):

EFFIGY

Your Answer:
Correct Answer:

dummy


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