Exercise-35 SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2-English–HIT The TARGET
Exercise-35 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.
If you are living in a house with a child on the cusp of becoming a teenager, congratulations. I’m not being sarcastic; you are about to embark on an amazing voyage. It may be a bumpy ride, but on the journey your child will grow, change and blossom into the adult she will one day become. If you are living with an older teenager, I won’t try to sugar coat it : you will meet challenges. The raging hormones; the pressures of exams; the angst of relationships with friends and eventually lovers modern teenagers are under so much pressure, it’s no wonder they get moody !
Living with teens can be difficult because your child is in the process of great change.
Gone is the baby who adored you without question; only shadows remain of the child who hung on your every word of wisdom. Your teenager is becoming a young adult, trying to find his way in the world. He is now programmed to reject your values and kick against your authority. Some days, when arguments are raging, music is blaring, dishes pile up in the sink and your daughter misses her curfew again, you may feel that you just can’t bear it any longer.
But if you take a step backwards, breathing deeply for a moment, you will be able to see that most of the problems and irritations we have parenting teens are small ones. It’s only because we are so close to them that they look so big. It’s all about perspective. Your baby is metamorphosing into the adult he or she will be, and it’s hard to watch. You want to save them from making your mistakes, and make their lives easier. News flash : you can’t. What you can—and must— do is always be there to listen. There will be times when you are the last person she wants to talk to, but you must make sure the opportunity is always there. Be available.
Q1. According to the author, living with a teenager is like an ‘amazing voyage’ because
- during this voyage the parent will see the teenager blossoming into an adult
- the voyage will be very bumpy and dangerous
- both the teenager and the parent will get to see many amazing sights
- the vogage will take them to different wonderful places on the earth
Q2. .‘I won’t try to sugar coat it’ — By this what the author wants to convey is that-
- she does not want to hide the fact that parenting a teenager is full of challenges
- parenting is very challenging and parents must be prepared for it in a gentle manner
- parenting teenagers is like taking an unpleasant cure for an ailment
- she does not want to flatter the parents into believing that they are capable of managing teenagers
Q3. Modern teenagers easily become annoyed or unhappy for no reason because of
- the hormonal imbalance that is characteristic of this period of development
- the failed relationships with friends and lovers
- failing in examinations
- the enormous stress they experience at this age
Q4. ‘Only shadows remain of the child …’. The word ‘shadows’ here refers to
- faint traces of the adoring child
- old memories of the teenager
- old memories of the parents
- the darker aspect of the growing
Q5. Teenager ‘Kick against your authority’ is a manifestation of a teenager’s
- innate tendency to become physically violent
- natural rebellious tendency
- excessive sentimentality
- need for identification with family values
[Q] Directions: In question no 6 to 10 out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
Q6. An admirer of the English people, language, manners or way of life
Q7. A government where the power is concentrated in the hands of one person.
Q8. An uncivilized person
Q9. A building in which aeroplanes are kept
Q10. A leather holder for a pistol.
[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 tourist resorts
P. in Uttar Pradesh
Q. have become
R. the toast of winter sport lovers
S. of the Garhwal Himalayas
6:-. in the country.
1:- A few days later
P. when my friend
Q. that night
R. I was working on a report
s. that had to go
6:-walked into my office.
[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 principal convened an urgent meeting to discuss the changed schedule of the board exams.
- An urgent meeting was convened by the principal to discuss the changed schedule of the board exams.
- An urgent meeting was convened to discuss the changed schedule the board exams by the principal.
- The changed schedule of the board exams was discussed at the meeting urgently called by the principal.
- The changed schedule of the board exams were discussed at the meeting urgently called by the principal.
Q14. I hate taking a shower early in the morning
- To take a shower early in the morning is hated by me.
- Taking a shower early in the morning is hated by me.
- To take shower is hated.
- To take a shower was hated by me during morning.
Q15. Why does the management always make changes last minute?
- Why are changes always made by the management ?
- Why is last minute change always made by the management ?
- Why last minute changes are always made by the management ?
- Why are last minute changes always made by the management ?
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