Day-11 English SSC CGL Examination-2018 Tier–Sure Success

Day-11 English SSC CGL Examination-2018 Tier–Sure Success

Day-11 English SSC CGL Examination-2018 Tier–Sure Success

 

Day-11 English SSC CGL Examination-2018 Tier--Sure Success

[Q] Directions (1-5): In the following questions you have a passage with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

PASSAGE

He has reservations on the treatment of dance in Indian films, but, given a chance to work on his own terms, legendary Kathak Dancer PanditBirjuMaharaj would like to work more in Bollywood. The 75-year-old tells us, “In my opinion, dance is adulterated in Bollywood.

To make it more dramatic, the dancers are asked to perform in an exaggerated manner. That makes any kind of dance impure, especially classical dance. I’d like to work more in Hindi films, provided my dance is not tampered with.”

The Kathak maestro tells us that over the years he’s been highly impressed with how some female actors have showcased classical dance on screen. On being asked on how he sees the passion for dance among youngsters in the country, BirjuMaharaj says, “I see that the young generation is divided in their response to classical dance. But in all my interactions with the younger lot, I have been impressed. These children have such amazing presence of mind, listening and learning while I talk and teach them.” It is often said that classical dance doesn’t receive due credit, but the man who is an authority on the subject thinks Delhi receives the art well. “I feel that classical dance might not be on a rise, in popularity, but I have always been overwhelmed by the response that I have received in Delhi. My performances have always been applauded by packed houses in the Capital,” he opines.

Q1. The observation that ‘dance is adulterated’ means that the dance form is

  1. not practiced according to tradition
  2. found in adult entertainment
  3. performed only in films
  4. suitable to be performed by adults

Q2. Here, “to perform in an exaggerated manner” suggests that performers

  1. are not professionally trained
  2. deliberately distort the dance form
  3. only dance for a selected audience
  4. cannot dance

Q3.  A ‘packed house’ during his performance suggests that it was

  1. jammed in tightly
  2. filled into
  3. exceeding allotted time
  4. well-attended

Q4. The younger dancers have ‘presence of mind’ means that they

  1. are open to learning the pure form of the dance
  2. prefer traditional styles of dancing
  3. can combine to perform in the traditional and modern styles
  4. are calm while they prepare to perform

Q5. BirjuMaharaj’s assessment of his popularity lies in

  1. the large numbers of practitioners and admirers of his style in Delhi
  2. the influence of traditional styles in modern dance
  3. his migrating to Mumbai on popular demand by producers
  4. the number of dances he has choreographed in films

[Q] Directions: In question no. 6 and 7 choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Q6. APPOSITE

  1. Contrary
  2. Bitter
  3. Appropriate
  4. Misleading

Q7. RARE

  1. Common
  2. Usual
  3. Scarce
  4. Few

[Q] Directions: In question no. 8 and 9 choose the alternative which is opposite in meaning of the given word.

Q8. COHERENT

  1. Disorganised
  2. Inept
  3. Carefree
  4. Distorted

Q9. BRUTAL

  1. Humane
  2. Fearless
  3. Criminal
  4. Adamant

Q10. Four words are given in each question out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.

  1. Excution
  2. Excitment
  3. Expedition
  4. Extrextion

Day-11 English SSC CGL Examination-2018 Tier--Sure Success

[Q] Directions: In this question four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q11.  Ravi was at his wit’s end when he saw the paper in the examination hall.

  1. to be very witty
  2. to confuse other
  3. to be completely confused
  4. make an intelligent guess

[Q] Directions (12-13): In the following questions, some of the sentences have error and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If there is No error, the answer is (d).

Q12. Whom do [a]/ you think  will win the next match(b)/and take away the trophy ?(c)/No error(d)

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d

Q13. My cousin [a]/understands  whyhad his wife (b)/ not quit her job (c)/ No error(d)

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d

[Q] Directions: In question no 14 to 15 out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Q14. The art of stuffing  animals and setting them in life-like poses.

  1. Taxidermy
  2. epidermis
  3. endoderm
  4. pachyderm

Q15. A place for invalids and convalescents.

  1. Sanatorium
  2. mortuary
  3. hospital
  4. asylum

 

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