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Exercise-18 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET

Exercise-18 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET

Exercise-18 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET


Directions: In question no 1 to 5 you have brief passage with questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.


A morning commute seems like a good time to embark on an ambitious train of thought. At least, that was the idea from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which put a professor on a train on Wednesday to lecture commuters. Passengers on the 9 am train from the suburban community of Modi in to Tel Aviv put away their morning tabloids and iPods to listen to a talk from professor Hanoch Gutfreund on ‘Einstein’s love letters’. The lecture was the first of the university’s ‘Scientists on the Rails’ programme- an attempt to broaden the appeal of higher education and bring academia to the people. Unsure how the move would be received, the train talks have been rescheduled for just after morning rush hour and only in one carriage on the train to avoid antagonizing people. As the train chugged through tunnels and past the airport, one woman interrupted the professor with a question. “Will you finish your talk before we reach the station ?’’she wanted to know. “Madam, by the time you reach your station, you’ll have your BA “, came the reply from the professor.

Q1. Why did the Hebrew University embark on the programme of giving lectures on the train?

  1. People have motive to go to College.
  2. The University was testing out an innovative idea
  3. The Railways wanted to reduce the stress of commuters
  4. The professors had nowhere else to teach

Q2. How did the commuters react to the professor addressing them?

  1. They decided to pay attention
  2. They put on their iPods to listen to the lecture
  3. They had no choice in the matter
  4. They were antagonized by the lecture

Q3. What was the purpose of giving lectures to the commuters?

  1. The university wanted to utilize the travel time of commuters
  2. The university wanted to give BA degrees to the commuters
  3. The university had extra scientists who needed work
  4. The university wanted to attract people to higher education

Q4. The train talks have been rescheduled for just after morning rush-hour and only in one carriage on the train to avoid antagonizing people’. The term means

  1. annoying
  2. crowding
  3. confusing
  4. delaying

Q5. Why did the woman ask the question to the professor ?

  1. She wanted- him to leave the compartment
  2. She wanted to be impolite to him
  3. She wanted him to speak faster
  4. She wanted to listen to the entire lecture

[Q] Directions: In question no 6 to 10 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.

Q6. ________________that the government is not sensitive towards their sufferings.

  1. The blinds feel
  2. The blind feels
  3. The blind feel
  4. The blinds men feel

Q7. _______________ tended well by the young shepherd

  1.  All the cattle were
  2.  All the cattle was
  3.  All the cattles were
  4. The whole cattle was

Q8. After running for ________________ he could hardly stand.

  1.  ten mile
  2.  ten miles
  3. a ten miles
  4. a tens of miles

Q9. We have no other option but to trust _____________

  1. his words
  2. his word
  3.  the words given by him.
  4.  word

Q10. He __________ solos with many orchestras and bands around the world.

  1. has perform
  2. performed
  3. has performed
  4. has been performing

Exercise-18 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English--HIT The TARGET

[Q] Directions: In question no 11 to 12 the first and the last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 to 6.The rest of the passage is split into 4 parts P,Q,R and S. These four parts are not given in the proper order. Read the sentence and find out  which of the four combinations is correct.


1:- The decision to purchase a property involves various factors.

P. There can be other factors only a seller may know and is required to


Q. This includes checking the documents for title verification, scrutinising the original title deeds etc.

R. While purchasing a property a screening procedure is followed.

S. These include matters such as agreements entered into by the seller with third parties ,power of attorney is granted by the seller and any ending Litigation on the property.

6:- Now a days it is very difficult to verify whether the property is subject to litigation or otherwise.

  1. PQSR
  2. QRSP
  3. RQPS
  4. SQPR


1:- The coming of computer sparked the need for remotely operated controls.

P. It is Silicon Chip that is at the heart of the remote control,

Q. This produces an infra-red beam, which is made up of electro-magnetic waves.

R. When you press the button on, the remote control, the chip sets off an electronic vibrator,

S. The beam carries a coded signal such as switch on, raise volume etc.

6:-. The code is based on binary digits.

  1. PQRS
  2. RPQS
  3. PRQS
  4. PQSR

[Q] Directions In question no 13 to 15 a sentence has been given in active or passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested select the one which best expresses the same sentence in active/passive voice.

Q13. The fur coats were imported from Sweden by us.

  1. Sweden imported the fur coats.
  2. Sweden was imported the fur coats.
  3. We imported the fur coats from Sweden.
  4. We had imported the fur coats from Sweden.

Q14. Decisions must be taken.

  1. Decisions should be taken.
  2. We must take decisions.
  3. It is good to take decisions.
  4. We should take decisions.

Q15. A detective arrested him as soon as he got home.

  1. An arrest was made by a detective as soon as he got home.
  2. He was arrested by a detective as soon as he got home.
  3. A detective was arrested by him as soon as he got home.
  4. An arrest was detected by him as soon as he got home.


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