Exercise-24 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET

Exercise-24 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET

Exercise-24 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.


What one wonders, is the lowest common denominator of Indian culture today ? The attractive Hema Malini ? The songs of Vividh Bharati ? Or the mouth-watering Masala Dosa ? Delectable as these may be, each yields pride of place to that false symbol of a new era-the synthetic fibre. In less than twenty years the nylon sari and the terylene shirt have swept the countryside, penetrated to the farthest corners of the land and persuaded every common man, woman and child that the key to success in the present day world lies in artificial fibres : glass nylon, crepe nylon, tery mixes, ploysters and what have you. More than the bicycles, the wristwatch or the transistor radio, synthetic clothes have come to represent the first step away from the village square. The village lass treasures the flashy nylon sari in her trousseau most dearly; the village youth gets a great kick out of his cheap terrycot shirt and trousers, the nearest he can approximate to the expensive synthetic sported by his wealthy citybred contemporaries. And the Neo-rich craze for ‘phoren’is nowhere more apparent than in the price that people will pay for smuggled, stolen, begged, borrowed second hand or thrown away synthetics. Alas, even the unique richness of the traditional tribal costume is being fast eroded by the deadening uniformity of nylon.

Q1. The lowest common denominator’ of the Indian culture today is—

  1. HemaMalini
  2. songs of Vividh Bharati
  3. Masala Dosa
  4.  synthetic fibre

Q2. The synthetic fibre has—

  1. lways been popular in India a
  2. become popular during the last twenty years
  3. never been popular in India
  4. been as popular as other kinds of fibre

Q3. The latest symbol of modernity for the rural people is—

  1. the bicycle
  2. the wristwatch
  3. he transistor
  4. the synthetic cloth

Q4. The term ‘Neo-rich’ means—

  1. the aristocracy
  2. the industrialists
  3. the newly rich people
  4. the common people

Q5. The tone of the passage is—

  1. tragic
  2. ironic
  3. somber
  4. satiric

[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. I request you don’t ______ me my success as I’ve worked hard to earn this promotion.

  1. renege
  2. begrudge
  3. excise
  4. staunch

Q7. The ______ hostellers decided to complain about the unacceptable living conditions.

  1. discreet
  2. prudent
  3. precarious
  4. malcontent

Q8. The nurse applied a sweet smelling ______ to the young man’s wounds.

  1.  triad
  2. corrosive
  3. parcel
  4. unguent

Q9. The panel dismissed the extraneous evidence because it was not ______ to the trial.

  1. pertinent
  2. pretentious
  3. synonymous
  4. abject

Q10. The ______ nature of the music is supposed to be reminiscent of shepherds calling to their flocks at night.

  1.  vocative
  2. endemic
  3. surreptitious
  4. preternatural

Exercise-24 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:- You would have heard about it by now. Yes, Pluto is no longer considered a planet.

P. For instance, Pluto is the only known heavenly body that rotates in synchrony with the orbit of its satellite.

Q. It is to be called a “dwarf planet” henceforth.

R. So, unlike the earth and our moon, Pluto and Charon continuously face each other.

S. Even in the past, Pluto’s status had remained shaky and was always considered a peculiar planet.

6:- Discovered in 1930, and named after the Roman god of the underworld, Pluto has an icy surface composed of nitrogen and methane and weighs just a fifth of the weight of our moon.

  1. QPRS
  2. SQPR
  3. QSPR
  4.  RQSP


1:- One cold night, just as I was about to jump into bed, I heard guns firing.

P. The whole city seemed to be lit by heavenly light.

Q. On looking out, I saw the flashes of the fast travelling bullets.

R. I stood motionless as shells whistled past.

S. I ran to the nearest window,

6:- It was almost like fireworks except that the flashes were not for celebration, but for destruction.

  1. RPSQ
  2. PRSQ
  3. QRSP
  4. SQPR

[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. They are going to perform “Hamlet”.

  1. “Hamlet’’ is going to be performed by them.
  2. “Hamlet” is going to perform by them
  3. “Hamlet” is to perform
  4. “Hamlet” has to be performed

Q14. I was shocked by the letter.

  1. They shocked me with the letter
  2. I am shocked
  3. The letter shocked me
  4. I shocked with the letter

Q15. Somebody stole my car last week.

  1. Last week my car was steal by somebody
  2. My car was stolen last week by somebody
  3. My car was stolen that week by somebody
  4. Somebody last week has stolen my car


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