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 expresses 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 be substituted for the given words/sentences.


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 sheep
(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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