SSC CGL 2017 – English Quiz for Tier I – Set 5

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Direction: In Question
nos. 1 to 3 some part of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out
which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the oval [ ] corresponding to
the appropriate letter (A), (B), (C). If a sentence is free from error, blacken
the oval corresponding to (D) in the Answer Sheet.
1. Reading pages after pages (A)/ she went through the novel
(B)/ quickly. (C)/ No error (D)
2. Ramu shall (A)/ avail of (B)/ this opportunity of go to
Saudi Arabia. (C)/ No error (D)
3. He is one of those persons (A)/ who is never satisfied (B)/
with any achievement. (C)/ No error (D)
Directions: In
Question nos. 4 to 6, 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 and indicate it by blackening the
appropriate oval [ ] in the Answer Sheet.
4. I bought this shirt _____
(A) Cheaply (B) Cheap
(C) Cheap rate (D) At cheap
5. Of _____ railways accidents have become an almost daily
feature of the newspapers.
(A) now (B) today
(C) recently (D) late
6. Movements to _______ the caste system have failed to
continue as a sustained effort.
(A) control
(B) curb
(C) eradicate
(D) counter
Directions: In
question nos. 7 to 8, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses
the meaning of the given word.
7. After she left him, he went berserk, throwing things about the apartment.
(A) frenzied
(B) irritating
(C) troublesome
(D) vulnerable
8. Swaminathan announced his credo in his first editorial named ‘Ashkay’s Swaminomics’.
(A) conviction
(B) desire
(C) emancipation
(D) courage
Directions: In
question nos. 9 to 10, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
9. After Dhoni became the captain, we had an unassailable lead in group matches.
(A) vulnerable
(B) systemic
(C) burdensome
(D) unique
10. And the PM, we’re told, kept up his full, vigorous schedule this Bihar election, despite
his frail health.
(A) vindictive
(B) dull
(C) ignorant
(D) syncopate

Directions: In question
nos. 11, four words are given in each question, out of which only one word is
spelt correctly/wrongly out of them. Find the word spelt correct/wrong and mark
your answer in the Answer Sheet.
11. (A) Guaranteed
(B) Endeavour
(C) Bewildered
(D) Humourous
Direction: In
Question nos. 12 to 14, four alternative are given for the Idiom/Phrase bold in
below sentences. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the
Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
12. If anyone wants to succeed, he has to clear the fence.
(A) to mark improvement
(B) to show courage
(C) to cross hurdles
(D) to get the impossible
13. He signed the bond under
(A) under compulsion
(B) in a compromising position
(C) in extreme poverty
(D) under consideration
14. Ever since he lost his father, he has been sitting at
home eating his heart out.
(A) to ruthlessly kill someone
(B) to take revenge
(C) to suffer silently

(D) to share one’s secret


  1. (A)
  2. (B)
  3. (B)
  4. (B)
  5. (D)
  6. (C)
  7. (A)
  8. (A)
  9. (A)
  10. (B)
  11. (D)
  12. (C)
  13. (A)
  14. (C)


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