English Quiz for SSC CHSL 2015 – Set 1

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Directions: In
Question Nos. 1 to 5, sentences 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:
1. He was _____ about
whether to do it or not.
(a) ambiguous
(b) ambivalent
(c) ambidextrous
(d) uncertain
2. His conduct is
bad, and his honesty is not _______ suspicion.
(a) above
(b) beyond
(c) under
(d) in
3. The minister_____
on the petition before it was taken up for discussion.
(a) could sign
(b) signed
(c) had signed
(d) must sign
4. The foolish
crows_____ to sing.
(a) crow
(b) jump
(c) tried
(d) try
5. Truculent in defending
their individual rights of sovereignty under the Articles of Confederation, the

newly formed states _____ constantly.
(a) apologized
(b) digressed
(c) conferred
(d) squabbled
Directions: In
Question Nos. 6 to 8, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word:
6. Indict
(a) Accuse (b) Exonerate (c) Incriminate (d) Impeach
7. Suppress
(a) Reveal (b) Increase (c) Open (d) Explain
8. Vocal
(a) Voluble (b) Calm (c) Quite (d) Silent
Directions: In
Question Nos. 9 to 11, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best
the meaning of the given
word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
9. Convalesce
(a) Diminish (b) Admonish (c) Recover (d) Convey
10. Porous
(a) Adventurous (b) Permeable (c) Pungent (d) Concrete
11. Insipid
(a) Spicy (b) Bland (c) Interesting (d) Warm
Directions: In
Question No. 12 to 18, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can
substituted for the given
12. Person believing
in free will
(a) Guardian (b) Tyrant
(c) Humanitarian (d) Libertarian
13. Small pieces of
metal that fly out from an exploding bomb
(a) Shrapnel (b) Splinters (c) Filings (d) Bullets
14. All the arts,
beliefs and social institutions etc. characteristic of a race
(a) Culture (b) Civilization
(c) Infrastructure (d) Ritual
15. The act of
speaking about one’s thoughts when one is alone.
(a) Silence (b) Monologue
(c) Dialogue (d) Soliloquy
16. To remove an
objectionable part from a book.
(a) Exterminate (b) Expurgate
(c) Extirpate (d) Destroy
17. Pertaining to
(a) Canine (b) Bovine (c) Ovine (d) Feline
18. Hole excavated by
an animal as dwelling
(a) Borrow (b) Burrow (c) Bore (d) Pierce


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