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Mission SSC CGL 2017 Day74-Vocabulary revision series

Mission SSC CGL 2017 Day74-Vocabulary revision series

Mission SSC CGL 2017 Day74-Vocabulary revision series


Dear Students, Welcome to Pinnacle online SSC Coaching Portal. This is the time when you all have already submitted application for SSC CGL 2017 and with this the reverse countdown for tier1 starts. I believe you must be preparing with best of your ability. We generally spend a few hours daily online on Social media. Usually this time is not very productive with respect to preparation. We use it as a time off from preparation. Now, think if the time spent online becomes more productive than the normal preparation itself. Sounds crazy, isn’t it?  We at Pinnacle want your time spent online to get as meaningful as it can be.

In this revision series we have now brought Vocabulary revision series. We all know the important direct and indirect  role of vocabulary in the selection. So here comes Day74-Vocabulary of MISSION SSC CGL 2017 day wise Comprehensive revision series. 



Directions (1-5): In the following questions, you have passage with 5 questions. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.


The Great Pyramid at Giza is one of the world’s most amazing landmarks. Rising high above the Sahara Desert in the Giza region of northern Egypt, the Great Pyramid stands some 450 feet into the burning desert sky and occupies of an area of 13 acres. The rough climate of the Sahara has actually caused the pyramid to shrink 30 feet from its original height. The pyramid was such an amazing feat of engineering that it remained the tallest structure in the world for over 3,800 years!

The entire pyramid was originally faced with polished limestone to make it shine brilliantly in the sun. Most Egyptologists, scientists who study ancient Egypt, agree that the Great Pyramid was built around 2560 BC, a little more than 4,500years ago. It took tens of thousands of workers twenty years to build. The pyramid contains over two million stone blocks. Although most of the blocks weigh two or three tons, some weigh up to 80 tons!

The Great Pyramid of Giza was ordered built by the Pharaoh Khufu as a magnificent tomb. His vizier (advisor) Hemon is credited with being the pyramid’s architect. Khufu’s pyramid is actually part of a complex of pyramids that includes the Pyramid of Khafre, the smaller Pyramid of Menkaure, a variety of smaller pyramids and structures, and the Great Sphinx, The Great Pyramid of Giza is the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Q1. Which of these does not house the Great Pyramid?

(a) Giza

(b) Southern Egypt

(c) Northern Egypt

(d) Sahara Desert

Q2. How many stone blocks constitute the pyramid?

(a) 4,500

(b) more than two million

(c) 3,800

(d) 2,560

Q3. Most of the blocks in the pyramid weigh about tons.

(a) Five

(b) eighty

(c) two or three

(d) 4,500

Q4. Which of the following definitions best describes the meaning of “complex” in the passage?

(a) Pyramid

(b) Materials

(c) Group

(d) Army

Q5. Which of the following is false?

(a) The Great Pyramid is the last of the Seven Wonders of the World.

(b) Khufu was Hemon’s vizier and architect.

(c) The Pyramid took tens of thousands of workers about twenty years to complete it.

(d) Hemon was Khufu’s vizier and architect.

Directions (6-10): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase are underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

Q6. The issues were settled in court, but after a few days it was back to square one.
(a) to return to the starting point

(b) to run to the first square
(c) to start and return

(d) to come to a stop

Q7. Politicians enjoy blowing their own trumpets.
(a) to boast about their achievements

(b) to use one’s own trumpet
(c) to blow their trumpet loudly

(d) to praise others trumpeting

Q8. Students must learn to keep their belongings in apple pie order.
(a) orderly preparation of apple pie

(b) in perfect order
(c) ordering for apple pie

(d) arranging apples neatly

Q9. Scientific knowledge is no longer a closed book in this 21st century.
(a) an unopened book

(b) a covered book

(c) a mystery

(d) a mysterious book

Q10. It takes a month of Sundays to chop all that wood.

(a) a short period

(b) no time

(c) a long time

(d) a special Sunday



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