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English Questions Preparation For SSC CGL CHSL Exams

English Questions Preparation For SSC CGL CHSL Exams

Directions :: A sentence/ a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b), (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d).

Q1. We have already disposed our old house.

(a) disposed off

(b) disposed out

(c) disposed of

(d) No improvement

Q2. The Japanese are hardly working people.

(a) a hard working people

(b) a hardly working people

(c) hard working people

(d) No improvement

Q3. We spent an hour discussing about his character.

(a) his character

(b) of his character

(c) upon his character

(d) No improvement

Direction : Four alternative are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.

Q4. To be above board

(a) To have a good height

(b) To be honest

(c) They have no debts

(d)  None of these

Q5. To put one’s hand to plough

(a) To take up agricultural farming

(b) To take a difficult task

(c) To get entangled in unnecessary things

(d) None of these

Q6.  Set a precedent

(a) do someone a favour

(b)set an example

(c) to be inflexible

(d) careless

Directions :: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and indicate it.

Q7. A decision reached by public voting is called.

(a) plebiscite

(b) unanimous

(c) referendum

(d) resolution

Q8. Animals that live in flocks are called.

(a) gregarious

(b) social

(c) sociable

(d) amphibious

Directions :: In the following questions, the 1st and the last parts of the sentence are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is split into four parts and named P,Q , R and S, These four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct. Then find the correct answer.

Q9. 1 : Ashoka was successful

P : by the cruelty and horrors of war

Q : he was so disgusted

R : in his military operations

S : and alone among conquerors

6 : that he renounced it.

 

(a) RSQP

(b) PSQR

(c) SQPR

(d) PQSR

Q10. 1 : She had understood

P : so she withdrew herself from the ordinary people

Q : like a curse to her father’s house

R : that God sent her

S : from her earliest childhood

6 : and tried to live apart.

(a) SRQP

(b) PRQS

(c) QSPR

(d) QPRS

Q11. 1 : Science does not merely add new truths

P : destroys some old truths, and

Q : discovers new truths that

R : thereby upsets the way of

S : to old ones, it also

6 : men’s thinking and their lives.

 

(a) QSRP

(b) RPSQ

(c) PSRQ

(d) SPQR

Q12. 1: An outstanding feature of this century has been

P : living conditions of the

Q : the improvement of the income and

R : greater security and education which

S : working man leading to

6 : has meant greater political power.

(a) PSQR

(b) RSPQ

(c) QPSR

(d) SPRQ

Q13. 1 : Hobbies can fill our spare

P : physical fatigue, and

Q : moments with enjoyment

R : and pleasure, they also relieve

S : mental tiredness and

6 : do not hinder our regular work.

(a) RQPS

(b) QRSP

(c) SQPR

(d) SQPR

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Directions :: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Q14. Debonair

(a) sarcastic

(b) naïve

(c) suave

(d) lewd

Directions : Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Q15. Feckless

(a) fearless

(b) reckless

(c) worthy

(d) worthless

Directions : 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 and indicate it .

Q16. Please do not ____ your hope high

(a) get

(b) raise

(c) rise

(d) elevate

Q17. He ___________ everything that was explained by me.

(a) understand

(b) understands

(c) understood

(d) was understanding

Directions :: Some part of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error.

Q18. I will let you know as soon as I will receive the payment from the vendor.

(a) as soon as I will receive

(b) No error

(c) the payment from the vendor.

(d) I will let you know

Q19. He has no right to file a complaint since he has not been impacted by the fraud.

(a) He has no right

(b) No error

(c) file a complaint since he

(d) has not been impacted by the fraud

Q20. The student finished the paper before the bell rang and submitted it on time.

(a) The student finished the paper

(b)before the bell rang

(c) and submitted it on time

(d) No error

Directions ::  You have a brief passage  with questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it.

PASSAGE

Power of concentration is a very valuable quality, which few people acquire except through education. It is true that it grows naturally, to a considerable extent as young people get order, very young infants seldom think of any one thing for more than a few minutes but with every year that passes their attention grows less volatile until they are adult. Nevertheless, they are hardly likely to acquire enough concentration without of long period of intellectual education. There are three qualities which distinguish perfect concentration. It should be intense, prolonged and voluntary. Intensity is illustrated by the story of Archimedes, who is said to have never noticed when the Romans captured Syracuse and came to kill him, because he was absorbed in a mathematical problem. It is to be able to concentrate on the same matter for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement and even to the understanding of any complicated or abstruse subject a profound spontaneous interest brings this about naturally, so far as to object of interest is concerned. Most people can concentrate on a mechanical puzzle for a long time; but this is not in itself very useful. To be really valuable, the concentration must able be within the control of the will.

 

Q21. Which of the following is a false one?

(a) Small children cannot concentrate for a long time

(b) Young infants can only concentrate for a short while

(c) Young infants never fail to concentrate on anything

(d) Young infants seldom concentrate for a long time.

Q22. Which of the following statements is a correct one?

(a) Concentration grows naturally with age

(b) Few people acquire concentration

(c) Concentration is acquired through education

(d) Young people acquire the power of concentration when they get older

Q23. Which of the following helps the growth of concentration?

(a) Attention

(b) Mathematical problem

(c) Intensity

(d) Education

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Q24. Which of the following is not a characteristic of concentration according to the passage?

(a) Intelligence

(b) Intensity

(c) Self-motivation

(d) Duration

Q25. What is needed to have mastery over concentration?

(a) Education

(b) Will

(c) Interest

(d) Knowledge

 

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