Practice Competitive English- Online Practice Test || SSC Exam

Practice Competitive English- Online Practice Test || SSC Exam

Practice Competitive English- Online Practice Test || SSC Exam

Q1. ­In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Crocodile tears

(a) To feel sad for another person’s misfortunes

(b) To laugh so much that your eyes start to water

(c) A person whose sadness is never noticed

(d) Expressions of sorrow that are insincere

Q2. ­In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

The professor told the class, “Ice floats on water”.

(a) The professor told the class that, that ice floats on water.

(b) The professor told the class ice floats on water.

(c) The professor told the class that ice floats on water.

(d) The professor told the class how ice floats on water.

Q3. ­In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

to portray in words; describe

(a) to evince

(b) to divulge

(c) to depict

(d) to manifest

Q4. Select the antonym of

vivified

(a) invigorated

(b) revived

(c) dull

(d) animated

Q5. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

(a) The world is beautiful if one can see it that way

(b) To see only beautiful things if one wants to make his life beautiful

(c) That which one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another

(d) For an infatuated person even bad qualities of the beloved appear good

Q6. Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

Earlier its forays

P-were concentrated on ancient

Q-and medieval India

R-in history

(a) RPQ

(b) RQP

(c) PQR

(d) QPR

Q7. In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

The majestic Himalayas are revered, for from them _________ the life sustaining river, mother Ganga.

(a) derives

(b) exudes

(c) emanates

(d) radiates

Q8. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

The kids are happy. They (were playing ) in the pool since noon.

(a) are playing

(b) played

(c) have been playing

(d) no improvement

Q9. Select the synonym of

snarl

(a) growl

(b) empathy

(c) accord

(d) amity

Q10. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Abhay said, “I will go to Surat tomorrow”.

(a) Abhay said that he would go to Surat the next day.

(b) Abhay said he would go to Surat tomorrow.

(c) Abhay said he will be going to Surat the next day.

(d) Abhay said that he would go to Surat tomorrow.

Q11. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

The (needs) of the hour was to reform the entire banking system.

(a) need

(b) needing

(c) needings

(d) no improvement

­Q12. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

They are going to watch a drama tomorrow.

(a) A drama is going to be watched by them tomorrow.

(b) A drama will be watched by them tomorrow.

(c) A drama was going to be watched by them tomorrow.

(d) Tomorrow the drama is going to be watched by them.

 

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