English Quiz for SSC CGL 2015 - Set 3

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Directions (1-5) : In the following questions, you have a brief passage with five questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer of each question out of the four alternatives.

Among the natural resources which can be called upon in national plan for development, possibly the most important is human labour; without productive labour force, including effective leadership and intelligent middle management, no amount of foreign assistance of natural wealth can ensure successful development and modernization. One essential factor is usually overlooked or ignored. The forgotten factor is the role of women. Development will be handicapped as long as women remain second-class citizens, uneducated, without any voice in family or community decisions, without legal or economic status, married when they are still practically children, and henceforth producing one baby after another, often only to see half of them die before they are of school age. We can enhance development by improving ‘woman power’ by giving women opportunity to develop themselves.

1. The most important natural resource for national development is
(a) human labour
(b) effective leadership
(c) intelligent middle management
(d) foreign assistance

2. Human power means
(a) only men
(b) only women
(c) people including children
(d) both men and women

3. The ignored and overlooked factor in the development of the nation is
(a) role of women
(b) role of middle management
(c) role of child labour
(d) role of foreign assistance

4. Women have hardly
(a) any voice in family or community decisions
(b) any economic or legal status
(c) any voice in family or community decision or legal or economic status
(d) any voice to decide about themselves

5. Woman power is
(a) an essential power in the development of the nation
(b) an essential power in child production
(c) an essential power in marriages
(d) an essential factor for the death of children

Directions (6-10) : In the following 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.

6. His wife has a twin who resembles each other so much that at first he had great trouble telling………..
(a) one from the other 
(b) one from another
(c) each other 
(d) who is which

7. At great length, that night they ….. the feasibility of their plans.
(a) discussed about 
(b) discussed
(c) discussed regarding 
(d) discussed on

8. Will those of you who have objections to this proposal …… put up your hands, please?
(a) discussed 
(b) being discussed
(c) having discussed 
(d) discussing

9. She has frequent toothaches. So she decided to …….
(a) remove her teeth
(b) removing her teeth
(c) have her teeth removed
(d) having her teeth removed

10. At one time, Mr. Pandey ... this supermarket.
(a) was owing 
(b) use to own
(c) had owned 
(d) owned


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