Exercise-23 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET
Exercise-23 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET
In question 1 and 2 out of the four alternatives suggested, suggest the one which best expresses the same sentence in Direct/Indirect.
Q1. He said to Sita, . “When do you intend to pay back the money you borrowed from me?”
- He enquired Sita when did she intend to pay back the money she borrowed from him.
- He enquired Sita when she intended to pay back the money she borrowed from him.
- He enquired Sita when she intended to pay back the money she had borrowed from him.
- He enquired when Sita intended to pay back the money she borrowed from him.
Q2. “So help me Heaven! he cried, “I will never steal again”.
- He wanted Heaven to help him so that he would never steal again.
- He exclaimed to Heaven that he would never steal again.
- He exclaimed Heaven to help him that he would never steal again.
- He called upon Heaven to witness his resolve never to steal again.
[Q] Directions (3-7) : In the following questions you have some passage with 5 questions following each passage. Read the passage carefully and choose best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.
Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent and our language—so the argument runs must inevitably share in the general collapse. It follows that any struggle against the abuse of language is a sentimental archaism, like preferring candles to electric light or handsome cabs to aeroplanes. Underneath this lies the half-conscious belief that language is a natural growth and not an instrument which we shape for our own purposes. Now it is clear that the decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not simply due to the bad influence of this or that individual writer. But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely. A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fails all the more completely because he drinks. It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. The point is that the process is reversible. Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits, one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step towards political regeneration : so that the fight against bad English is not frivolous and is not the exclusive concern of professional writers.
Q3. Many people believe that nothing can be done about the English language because—
- bad habits spread by imitation
- We live in a decadent civilization
- there are too many bad writers
- people are too lazy to change their bad habits
Q4. The author believes that—
- It’s now too late to do anything about the problem
- language is a natural growth and cannot be shaped for our own purposes
- the decline in the language can be stopped
- the process of an increasingly bad language cannot be stopped
Q5. The author believes that the first stage towards the political regeneration of the language would be—
- taking, the necessary trouble to avoid bad habits
- avoiding being frivolous about it
- clear thinking
- for professional writers to help
Q6. The author believes that—
- English is becoming ugly
- bad language habits are inevitable
- our thoughts are becoming uglier because we are making the language uglier
- our civilization is decadent so nothing can be done to stop the decline of the language
Q7. What causes bad language in the end
- The bad influence of individual writers
- The imitation of bad language habits
- Political and economic causes
- An assumption that nothing can be done about it
[Q] Directions In question no. 8-12 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.
Q8. Do they sell construction material?
- Does construction material sold by them?
- Is construction material selling by them?
- Is construction material sold by them?
- Does construction material sell by them?
Q9. Sharma was cleaning the house.
- The house was cleaned by Sharma
- The house will be cleaned by Sharma
- The house was being cleaned by Sharma
- The house is being cleaned by Sharma
Q10. I bought a new shirt last week.
- Last week a new shirt was bought by I
- Last week a new shirt is bought by I
- Last week a new shirt was bought by me
- Last week a new shirt had been bought by me
Q11. The plants have been watered by the gardener.
- The gardener is watering the plants
- The gardener has been watering the plants
- The gardener has watered the plants
- The gardener had watered the plants
Q12. The children could use the place always.
- The place can be used by children
- The place is used by children always
- The place could always be used by children
- The place has been used by children always
[Q] Directions: In question no 13 to 15 some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error.
Q13. Two hours of study a day [a]/ are not possible for (b)/ a human being for more than a week. (c)/No error
Q14. The students could not understood [a]/ why the teacher was (b)/ angry with them. (c)/ No error.(d)
Q15. Sharad was entrusted with the task of [a]/coordination yesterday’s programme (b)/due to certain difficulties in this organization.(c)/ No error.
Q16. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Q17. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
Q18. Four words are given in each question out of which only one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.
Q19. Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
To put one’s hand to plough
- To take up agricultural farming
- To take a difficult task
- To get entangled in unnecessary things
- None of these
Q20. 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:- Khizer had been a very pious and wise old man
P. Khizer would then appear and comfort that person.
Q. In Persia, whoever had any problem would pray to him for help.
R. He would live until the Day of Judgment.
S.He had drunk nectar, the water of Eternal life.
6:- The king of Persia also desired to see the great Khizer.
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