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 with 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) Magnifecent

13. (A) Rennassance (B) Renaissance
 (C) Rennaiscence (D) Renaissence

14. (A) Irrepairable (B) Irreparable
 (C) Irreparabal (D) irepairable

15.(A) Superflous (B) Superfluous
 (C) Superflows (D) Superflus

Directions (16-20): In the following questions out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentence.

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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