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Mission SSC CGL 2017 Day85-English Comprehensive revision series

Mission SSC CGL 2017 Day85-English Comprehensive revision series

Mission SSC CGL 2017 Day85-English Comprehensive revision series


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


The desert floras shame us with their cheerful adaptations to the seasonal limitations. Their whole duty is to flower and fruit; and they do it hardly, or with tropical luxuriance, as the rain admits. It is recorded in the report of the Death Valley expedition that after a year of abundant rains, on the Color ado desert was found a specimen of Amaranthus ten feet high. A year later the same species in the same place matured in the drought at four inches. Seldom does the desert herb attain the full stature of the type.

Extreme aridity and extreme altitude have the same dwarfing effect, so that we find in the high Sierras and in Death Valley related species in miniature that reach a comely growth in mean temperatures. Very fertile are the desert plants in expedients to prevent evaporation, turning their foliage edge- wise toward the sun, growing silky hairs, exuding thick gum. The wind, which has a long sweep, harries and helps them..It rolls up dunes about the stocky stems, encompassing and protective, and above the dimes, which may be, as with the mesquite, three times as high as a man, the blossoming twigs flourish and bear fruit.

Q1. What lesson do the desert floras have to teach us ?

(a)how to live a long time

(b)how to adapt to limitations

(c) how to grow with grace.

(d)how to grow in dry places.

Q2. How does the wind keep the desert floras to grow?

(a) by blowing the heat away

(b) by rolling up protective sand dunes.

(c) by blowing gently

(d) by blowing the clouds away

Q3. The desert plants face the danger of _ from extreme aridity and extreme altitude.

(a)early death

(b)loss of reproduction

(c) painful growth

(d) dwarfism

Q4. The mesquite is a .

(a)a tribe of people

(b)a type of desert animal

(c)a sand dune

(d)a desert flora

Directions (5 – 7): In the following questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer.

Q5. Bobby learnt the alphabets at the age of two.

(a)No error

(b)age of two

(c) Bobby learnt the

(d)alphabets at the

Q6. You are required to give an explanation for your conduct within two days of the receipt of this letter.

(a)No error

(b)for your conduct

(c) within two days of the receipt of this letter.

(d) You are required to give an explanation.

Q7. I watched how the pianoist used her left hand.

(a) I watched how

(b)the pianoist

(c)No error

(d)used her left hand

Directions (8 – 10): The following questions, a sentence/ part of the sentence is printed in bold, Below are given alternatives to the bold sentence/ part of the sentence at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative.

Q8.The notorious criminal went to the police to go to prison.

(a)submitted to the police

(b)surrendered himself before the police

(c)No improvement

(d)gave himself up for the police

Q9. He is somehow tall for his age.

(a) No improvement

(b) rather

(c) many

(d) much

Q10. This news is too good to be true.

(a) cannot be true

(b)so good that it should be true

(c)No improvement

(d)so good that it cannot be true



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