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Parajumbles SSC CGL Daily Test Paper Series 2018

Parajumbles SSC CGL Daily Test Paper Series 2018

Parajumbles SSC CGL Daily Test Paper Series 2018

Q41. 1. Sleep is the only natural elixir that repairs the body.

P. The incessant ringing of mobile phones, the clamour of multiple TV sets, late night parties and the internet are all par for the course in average urban households.

Q. At work, the manic race against time means we are working longer hours.

R. At home, our lives are no less hectic.

S. But in today’s fast-paced world, sleep is the one aspect that is compromised the most.

6. Sleep and upward mobility make for incompatible bed fellows.

(a) PRQS

(b)SQRP

(c) PQRS

(d) SRQP

Q42. 1. When she got to her house, there was nothing to retrieve.

P. All valuables were smashed or stolen

Q. The curtains were burned; books were pipped to shreds

R. Her medals and trophies had been flung everywhere

S. The house had been completely ransacked

6. Miranda stood in the centre of her bedroom looking at a ruined copy of the Koran forcing back her tears

(a) PQRS

(b) PRQS

(c) SPRQ

(d) RSQP

Q43. 1. The man who does his duty without any selfish desire for fruit may be called a sanyasi as well as yogi.

P. The man who has achieved much evenness of temper will be serene, because his mere thoughts are changed with the strength of action.

Q. He would practise yoga, i.e., evenness of temper, and cannot but perform action.

R. The root of the matter is that one should not allow his mind to flit from object of desire to another and from that to a third.

S. But he who abstains from action altogether is only an idler.

6. A yogi is one who is not attached to his objects of sense or to action and whose mind has ceased to roam restlessly.

(a) SRQP

(b) RQPS

(c) QRSP

(d) PRSQ

Q44. 1. The simplest way to understand how a jet engine works is to watch air escaping from a balloon.

P. As the air escapes, it creates a back pressure that pushes the balloon forward.

Q. In a jet engine, the effect is almost the same.

R. Air rushes through a tube.

S. A spray of gasoline or kerosene is injected into the stream of air, and a series of continuous explosions takes place.

6. As the exploding gas rushes from the rear of the tube, a back pressure is created that sends the tube forward with great force.

(a) QPSR

(b) PQRS

(c) RSQP

(d) SPQR

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Q45. 1. Alternative medicine is, by definition, an alternative to modern, western medicine.

P. Rather, they consider their disciplines as supplementary to orthodox medicine.

Q. the problem is that many doctors refuse to recognize alternative medicine.

R. But the term ‘alternative’ can be misleading.S. Few practitioners of homeopathy, Ayurveda etc regard their therapies as substitutes for modern medicine.

6. However, the demand for alternative forms of medical therapy is stranger than ever before,

(a) QPSR

(b) SRPQ

(c) RSPQ

(d) PQRS

Q46. 1. We think ourselves as separate, and we become selfish.

P. The truth shall make us free,

Q. Then we want more for ourselves not caring if others have less.

R. All quarrels, fights and unhappiness come from this.

S. They will end only when our minds see this truth dearly; for when we see clearly, we cannot help thinking differently and acting differently.

6. In that freedom the struggle of man will cease, and his real life will begin.

(a) QRSP

(b) QPRS

(c) PQRS

(d) RSQP

Q47. 1. An observation home is called a formicarium.

P. Then, if a small ant hill is dug up carefully, you will find the hump-backed queen.

Q. You will probably discover that you have some of the strange ant guests too.

R. it can be made of two panes of glass separated by strips of wood around the edges.

S. Put her in a jar with some of her workers, larvae and cocoons.

6. Carefully place them all in the formicarium.

(a) RPQS

(b) PQSR

(c) PSQR

(d) RPSQ

Q48. 1. Ramai and Samai were two poor young men.

P. On market day they sold their labour.

Q. The lived near Mahespur.

R. On other days, they remained in the village looking for work.

S. They wanted regular work.

6. The headman gave them two plots.

(a) QPRS

(b) RPQS

(c) SPQR

(d) PQRS

Q49. 1. One of the most terrible battles of the American Civil War was fought in July 1863, at Gettysburg.

P. The chief speech on that occasion was given by Edward Everett, a celebrated orator.

Q. Lincoln was asked to make a few remarks.

R. In November of that year a portion of the battlefield was dedicated as a final resting place for men of both armies who died there.

S. Everett’s speech lasted 2 hours. Lincoln’s for 2 minutes; it was over almost before the crowd realized that it had begun.

6. But the Gettysburg speech is now one of the world’s immortal pieces of literature.

(a) SQRP

(b) RPQS

(c) PQRS

(d) QPSR

Q50. 1. Albert Edward ha d never liked the new vicar.

P. He wasn’t the type of man-they wanted with a classy congregation.

Q. And now he straightened himself a little.

R. He knew his value.

S. He’d said from the beginning that they had made a mistake.

6. He wasn’t going to allow himself to be put upon.

(a) PSQR

(b) QRPS

(c) SPQR

(d) SRPQ

Q51. 1. Nevertheless, I sometimes wonder whether speaking Chinese at home and visits in the summer are  enough to maintain my ties with my native culture.

P. This sense of loss has led me to seek out my old roots.

Q. Yet, I cannot resign myself to merely studying my own culture and language.

R. Often, when I see my parents reading old Chinese literature or poetry, I feel that I am only in touch with half of what I am.

S. I turn to the East to rediscover what I have lost.

6. I want to be able to apply my knowledge as well.

(a)  PRSQ                

(b) RPSQ

(c) SPRQ

(d) SRQP

Q52. 1. There was a boy named Jack.

P. So the mother asked him to find work.

Q. They were very poor.

R. He lived with his mother.

S. But Jack refused to work.

6. At last she turned him out of the house.

(a) RQPS

(b) PQRS

(c) QPRS

(d) RPSQ

Q53. 1. Phobic reactions are strong irrational fears of specific objects or situations

P. But there is no objective darter

Q. For example, when a person is extremely fearful of birds snakes, heights or closet places, the label phobia; applied to the person’s fear and avoidance

R. He usually recognizes that his fear is irrational

S. A person suffering from phobic neurosis knows what he is afraid of

6. But he cannot control it.

(a) QPSR

(b) SRQP

(c) SQPR

(d) RSQP

Q54. 1. A dog stole a piece of a meat from a butcher’s shop.

P. He barked in anger.

Q. He ran to the jungle with the piece of meat.

R. He saw his reflection.

S. He crossed a river on the way.

6. He lost his piece of meat.

(a) QPSR

(b) QSRP

(c) QPRS

(d) SRPQ

Q55. 1. Archimedes was a famous Greek mathematician, physicist and inventor.

P. Then attached one end of the rope over it to a heavily laden ship.

Q. King Micron had doubts about Archimedes’ claim that he could lift great weights with ease with the help of pulleys.

R. He handed the other end of the rope to the king and asked him to pull it gently.

S. To prove him right, Archimedes constructed a multiple pulley.

6. The king pulled it and to his great astonishment, the ship was lifted out of water.

(a) PRQS

(b) RQPS

(c) SQRP

(d) QSPR

Q56. 1. Priya went to the first counter at the post office as she needed stamps for six rupees.

P. She was shown the comer where gum bottle was kept.

Q. The woman behind the counter said it was registration counter and directed her to the last counter.

R. She was looking for gum to affix the stamps on the envelope.

S. She thanked the lady and came to the counter on the left extreme and got the stamps.

6. She went to the corner, took two drops of gum, affixed the stamps and put the letter in the post box.

(a) PSRQ

(b) RPQS

(c) SQPR

(d) QSRP

Q57. 1. When she got to her house, there was nothing to retrieve.

P. All valuables were smashed or stolen.

Q. The curtains were burned; books were ripped to shreds.

R. Her medals and trophies had been flung everywhere.

S. The house had been completely ransacked.

6. Mrs. M stood in the centre of her bedroom looking at a ruined copy of the Holy book, forcing back her tears. .

(a) PQRS

(b) PRQS

(c) SPRQ

(d) RSQP

Q58. 1. There are many roads into the world of books, but the way of fiction is probably the most common.

P. Then took the appeal of the story, whether told as poem, play, history, biography, of novel is primitive and strong

Q. The reason is plain.

R. They are to us what epic poetry was to the Greeks and Romans, what the stage was to the Elizabethans.

S. The novel and the short story come closer to the experience of the modem reader than any other form of contemporary writing.

6. Mankind’s delight in stories is as timeless and universal as the art of the story teller.

(a) QSRP

(b) SRPQ

(c) RSQP

(d) PRSQ

Q59. 1. Snakes are the most feared of all reptiles.

P. Superstition and ignorance prevents proper treatment.

Q. It is also beneficial to man.

R. Snake is not a source of fear and harm.

S. Many people are killed by snakes in India and all over the world.

6. Medicines are made from its poison.

(a) PRSQ

(b) QRSP

(c) SPRQ

(d) SRQP

Q60. 1. The fact is that good writing is a craft which can be acquired like any other craft.

P. Much the same is the case with the one who aspires to become a good craftsman of English.

Q. Let’s take examples.

R. A young man, who wants to become a goldsmith or a silversmith, becomes an apprentice with a seasoned man in that craft.

S. After a few years of apprenticeship, he learns the ins and outs of it and becomes a skilful craftsman.

6. In short, he has to become a wordsmith.

(a) SPQR

(b) QRSP

(c) SRQP

(d) QPSR

Q61. 1. Chanakya, by his foresight and strength of character, built up the Mauryan Empire.

P. They were men of iron.

Q. Therefore, they were impervious to criticism and had implicit confidence in themselves.

R. Both of them were guided by stern realism and would tolerate no deviations from the objectives which they pursued relentlessly.

S. Similarly, Patel refashioned a compact India out of the fragments left by the British.

6. It is not true as some people said that Sardar Patel was not particular about the means as long as he achieved his end.

(a) SQRP

(b) SRQP

(c) SRPQ

(d) PQSR

Q62. 1. Few men can exert the full power of their intellect

P. and of course the injury done to the health

Q. and the time when nature prescribes sleep

R. must in the long run have a bad effect

S. without ruining their health thereby

6. on the quality of work done.

(a) QSPR

(b) SQRP

(c) SRQP

(d) SQPR

Q63. 1. While it may seem that all mosquitoes are biters, that is not actually the ease.

P. When a female mosquito bites a human being, it transmits a small amount of saliva into the blood.

Q. Male mosquitoes eat plant nectar and female mosquitoes feed on animal blood.

R. This saliva many or may not contain deadly diseases.

S. They need this blood to live and produce eggs.

6. The result of the bite can be as minor as an itchy bump or as serious as death .

(a) SRQP

(b) PQRS

(c) RSQP               

(d) QSPR

Q64. 1. Education in India had a glorious beginning.

P. But after the British rule, it faced many changes.

Q. It went on for centuries with the same glory.

R. English as the medium of instruction had a very great response.

S. One of the changes was the introduction of English as the medium of instruction.

6. As the Britishers left we had a complexity of opinions regarding English

(a) PQRS

(b) QPSR

(c) PQSR

(d) SRPQ

Q65. 1. Efforts should be made to stimulate exports.

P. We have another source of foreign exchange.

Q. But people are reluctant to part with it,

R. I mean die huge quantities of hoarded gold.

S. It is necessary to increase our foreign exchange reserves.

6. If they are willing, gold can be sold abroad.

(a) PRSQ

(b) SPRQ

(c) SRPQ

(d) PSRQ

Q66. 1.  It is said that this fire accident was due to the carelessness of the servant who was a smoker.

P. The burning ashes from pipe fell down and set fire to the bed.

Q. While smoking his pipe, he went to sleep.

R. If there was no help of firemen, there would have been a loss beyond measure.

S. Soon the fire spread in the whole building.

6. The loss of property was still not less and it was estimated up to one lakh rupees but thank God there was no loss of life.

(a) QPSR

(b) QPRS

(c)QRPS

(d)PRSQ

Q67. 1. The lion used to be very widely distributed in Africa and Asia.

P. There are special forest zones set aside for wildlife in various countries.

Q./ Indiscriminate killing by hunters has been the cause of this drastic fall in their numbers.

R. Today they are a relatively rare species.

S. If the species survives at all it will be only in national parks.

6. No hunting is permitted in such reserved areas.

(a) QSPR

(b) RSPQ

(c) SRPQ

(d) RQSP

Q68. 1. The fact is that good writing is a craft which can be acquired like any other craft.

P. Much the same is the case with the one who aspires to become a good craftsman of English.

Q. Let’s take examples.

R. A young man, who wants to become a goldsmith or a silversmith, becomes an apprentice with a seasoned man in that craft.

S. After a few years of apprenticeship, he learns the ins and outs of it and becomes a skilful craftsman.

6. In short, he has to become a wordsmith.

(a) SPQR

(b) QRSP

(c) SRQP

(d) QPSR

Q69. 1. No one can deny that peasant forms the backbone of the nation.

P. Hence he is the most useful member of the society.

Q. Yet this fellow is exploited by the rich.

R. He grows food for the whole country.

S. It is our duty to improve his lot.

6. We should grant him the social status he deserves.

(a) RPQS

(b) RSPQ

(c) SRPQ

(d) SPQR

Q70. 1. It’s hard to imagine a horse pulling a rail road car.

P. Many of the early cars were pulled by horses.

Q. And these cars weren’t easy to pull either.

R. They didn’t have steel wheels that moved smoothly over steel rails.

S. But it wasn’t long ago that horses did just that.

6. Both l he wheels and the rails were made of wood.

(a) SRPQ

(b) QPRS

(c) PQRS

(d) SPQR

Q71. 1.  It is not uncommon for dose synonyms to be understood to share the same memory.

P. The difference between words like ‘hard’ and ‘difficult’ goes unnoticed.

Q. One may employ one or other with complete indifference.

R. In genera I this is well and good.

S. Most people lack the linguistic sense to quibble over such trifles.

6. Rut for most of us it is of no less significance.

(a) PRSQ

(b) SRQP

(c) PQRS

(d) QRSP

Q72. 1. Failure is nothing to be ashamed of for there is hardly any man who has not failed in life, not once but many times.

P. What is important is the way we take our failure

Q. It has been well said that he who never made a mistake, never achieved anything of great worth

R. From the little child who tries to stand up to the would-be conqueror who tries to conquer some new territory, everyone has to face failure

S. If we face our failure boldly and resolve to fight again we are sure to achieve victory in the long run

6. Thus failures can prove stepping stones in our march to victory.

(a) RSQP

(b) PQRS

(c) RPQS

(d) RQPS

Q73. 1. But at that moment glanced round at the crowd that had followed me.

P. It was an immense crowd, two thousand at the least and growing every minute.

Q. They were watching me as they would watch a conjurer about to perform a trick,

R. I looked at the sea of yellow faces above the garish clothes-faces all happy and excited over this bit of fun, all certain that the elephant was going to be shot.

S. It blocked the road for a long distance on either side.

6. They did not like me, but with the magical rifle in my hands, I was momentarily worth watching

(a) RPQS

(b) QSRP

(c)SRPQ

(d) PSRQ

Q74. 1. Jai Hai is a hand-ball type game.

P. In fact this game originated in the Basque region of Spain.

Q. And in Florida it is legal to place bets on the players of Jai Hai.

RS. It is one of the fastest-moving ball games.

S. Although played quite well in Florida & Latin America, it is not an American game.

6. Sports experts agree that Jai Hai requires more skill, speed, endurance and nerve than any other game.

(a) PSRQ

(b) PSQR

(c) SRPQ

(d) SPRQ

Q75. 1. Jagdish’s mother was out of station and had left a few recipes for Jagdish to cook for himself. Here is one.

P. After a while he added salt and chilli powder to the slight ly fried potato pieces.

Q. He cut the washed and peeled potatoes into tiny pieces.

R. When the oil was hot, he put the potato pieces into it, stirred them now and then to prevent them from sticking to the kadai.

S. Then he put the kadai on the lighted stove and poured two table spoons of oil into it.

6. Finally, when it was well done, he took the kadai off the stove and transferred the fried potato into a steel dish.

(a) QSRP

(b) QPRS

(c) SQRP

(d) PRQS

Q76. 1. Speak English to your friends.

P. Finding friends whose native language is English is even better

Q. If it is a person whose native language is the same as your own, you may feel silly speaking in English at first.

R. Get a conversation buddy friend and speak in English as much as possible.

S. But don’t worry and continue to do it and it will become more natural to you.

6. Ask your friend to correct you when needed.

(a) QRSP

(b) PSQR

(c) RQSP

(d) SRPQ

Q77. 1. The pleasure of being able to communicate with people from another culture, and to understand their society is a valuable experience.

P. Because of the level of interactions with foreign experts, translators are mandatory in many companies.

Q. Many Indian MNCs with global footprints need linguists to help them in foreign lands.

R. But learning a foreign language is fast becoming a necessary job skill in its own right.

S. As the global market-place expands, the need for personnel who can communicate in foreign languages will increase.

6. They employ linguistic experts to teach their employees the required language and to interact with employees on the client site.

(a) PQRS

(b) RSPQ

(c) PSRQ

(d) RQPS

Q78. 1. I stopped just outside the door of the hut.

P. Lt was made dimmer by a thick pall of smoke that filled the room.

Q. The first thing 1 did then was to clash towards the boarded window and tear down the boards.

R. Before venturing into it, I allowed a minute to pass to get my eyes accustomed to the dim light.

S. As I finally stepped into the murky space. I could discern the wasted frame of my old friend on the bed.

6. The dingy room, dangerously suffocating so far, was being filled with fresh air and pale sunbeams.

(a) SPRQ

(b) RPSQ

(c) PSQR

(d) QSRP

Q79. 1. My uncle Martin went to live in a hamlet.

P. But it was a very lazy parrot.

Q. So martin bought a parrot.

R. Martin’s neighbour told him that he must buy a parrot.

S. Every home there had a parrot as a custom.

6. The parrot did not like to speak.

(a) RSQP

(b) SRPQ

(c) PQSR

(d) QPSR

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Q80. 1. Ramani is a student of medicine.

P. The hopes of millions of cancer patients and doctors rest on his research.

Q. But, of late he has become a drug addict.

R. He is doing research in cancer.

S. He has already done very useful work in this field, and is hopeful of, finding a solution to this disease.

6. This addiction has been increasing day by day, and has started affecting his work. 

(a) QPSR

(b) RSPQ

(c) SRPQ

(d) RSQP

 

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