English Quiz for SSC CGL 2016 – Set 2

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In the following Five Questions, four alternatives are given for the
Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence.
Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of
the IdiomPhrase and mark it in the Answer
1. At his
wit’s end, he turned to his old trade.
(a) After careful thinking
(b) Confidently
(c) Not knowing what to do
(d) Overjoyed
2. Then it
comes to dancing, he is all–thumbs.
(a) an expert
(b) a trainer
(c) clumsy
(d) lazy
3. He
usually goes to bed very early and rises with the lark.
(a) very late
(b) very early
(c) after sunrise
(d) at midnight
4. Their
attempt to get back the stolen necklace proved to be a wild goose chase.
(a) wise decision
(b) useless search
(c) timely action
(d) delayed action
5. The day
the new product was launched, people made a beeline to purchase it.
(a) rushed
(b) were doubtful
(c) refused
(d) went online
PASSAGE – I (5 Questions)
The instinctive, natural way to
express anger is to respond aggressively. Anger is a natural, adaptive response
to threats; It inspires powerful, often aggressive, 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 there angry feelings. The three main
approaches are expressing, suppressing and calming. Expressing your angry
feelings 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 respectful of yourself and others. Anger can be suppressed and then
converted or redirected. This happens when you hold in your anger, stop thinking
about it and focus on something positive.
6. How does
a person naturally express anger?
(a) By inspiring powerful feelings
(b) By responding aggressively
(c) By defending oneself
(d) By adapting strong behaviour.
7. Which
one of the following places limits on how far we can take our anger?
(a) Behaviour
(b) Feelings
(c) Instinct
(d) Law
According to the author, how should people deal with their anger?
(a) Express it assertively
(b) Express it aggressively
(c) Expressing consciously
(d) Expressing unconsciously
9. What
does the author mean by being assertive?
(a) Being pushy
(b) Being demanding
(c) Being respectful
(d) Being calm
10. How, according
to the author, can one suppress anger ?
(a) By holding one’s anger.
(b) By thinking about one’s anger
(c) By converting anger.
(d) By redirecting anger.


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