SSC CGL 2017 – English Quiz for Tier I – Set 8

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Directions (1-5): In the following questions, some of the
sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has
an error and blacken the oval [] corresponding to the appropriate number (1, 2,
3). If there is no error, blacken the oval [] corresponding to number (4) in
the answersheet.
1. (A) Two hours have passed / (B) since / (C) he had fallen
asleep./ (D) No error.
2.(A) Having broken down / (B) the driver sent the car / (C)
to the garage./ (D) No error.
3. (A) He is one of those writers / (B) who has won acclaim
/ (C) the world over./ (D) No error.
4. (A) The items I liked the most / (B) were the rosewood carvings
/ (C) and the teak-wood furnitures of Dutch design./ (D) No error.
5. (A) A part of the training / (B) they offered was / (C)
real good./ (D) No error.
Directions (6-10): In the following question, four alternatives
are given for the idiom/ phrase in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative
which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
6. He went on sowing
wild oats; he reaped sufferings in his old age.
(A) Inviting troubles as a boy
(B) Warning others as a young man
(C) Irresponsible pleasure seeking in young age
(D) Sowing gains called oats when young
7. I don’t know why she has become standoffish recently.
(A) Angry (B) Hilarious
(C) Indifferent (D) Unmanageable
8. I cannot put up
your misconduct any longer.
(A) Excuse (B) Refuse
(C) Accept (D) Tolerate
9. I did not mind what he was saying, he was only talking through his hat.
(A) Talking nonsense
(B) Talking ignorantly
(C) Talking irresponsibly
(D) Talking insultingly
10. He is so furious that he would go through fire and water to revenge himself on his foe.
(A) Approach everybody for help
(B) Avail himself of any opportunity
(C) Use any conceivable method
(D) Undergo any risk
Directions (11-15): In the following questions, out of four
option only one word is correctly spelt. Find the word and indicate it in the
Answer Sheet by blackening the appropriate rectangle.
11.(A) Consience (B) Conscience
(C) Consciens (D) Consiens
12.(A) Magneficent (B) Magnificent
 (C) Magnificient (D)
13. (A) Rennassance (B) Renaissance
 (C) Rennaiscence (D)
14. (A) Irrepairable (B) Irreparable
 (C) Irreparabal (D)
15.(A) Superflous (B) Superfluous
 (C) Superflows (D)
Directions (16-20): In the following questions out of the
four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/
16. One who collects coins
(A) Archaeologist (B) Numismatist
(C) Philatelist (D) Connoisseur
17. A system of Government in which only a group functions-
(A) Oligarchy (B) Dictatorship
(C) Totalitarianism (D) Theocracy
18. Customs and habits of a particular group:
(A) Mores (B) Traditions
(C) Rites (D) Rituals
19. A body of persons appointed to hear evidence and give
their verdict in trials.
(A) Association (B) Council
(C) Bar (D) Jury
20. Indifference to pleasure or pain
(A) Perseverance (B) Tolerance

(C) Stoicism (D) Reticence

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