SSC CGL Test Series 2015 Test Code 104: English portion

English : 51-100

Directions: In question nos 51 to 55 some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and blacken the oval corresponding to the appropriate letter a, b, c. If the sentence is free from error blacken the oval corresponding to d in the answer sheet.

Q51 With the number of vehicles(a)/on the roads going up fast,(b)/ the traffic in the metros have become heavy and uncontrollable.(C)/No error (D)
Q52 I shall certainly (A)/ call you when(B)/ I shall reach the office.(C)/No error (D)
Q53 There was a horrible collusion (A)/ between a huge truck and a school bus (B)/ at the crossing due to the fog.(C)/No error (D)
Q54 If Mr Mehta went to the market(A)/ he always buys a chocolate(B) for his grandson.(C)/No error (D)
Q55 Despite of facing many hardships (A)/ in life Arunima Singh became the first amputee(B)/ to reach the peak of Mt.Everset.(C)/No error (D)
Directions: In question nos 56 to 60 the first and the last sentence of the sentence are numbered 1 to 6.The rest of the sentence 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.Then find the correct answer and show it by blackening the appropriate oval in the answer sheet.

SSC CGL Test Series 2015 Test Code 104: English portion
Q56 1 When you
P. which one is closest in meaning Q. read the four sentences in your text book and decide
R. to the statement you have heard S. hear a statement
6 earlier.
Q57 1 If evil consisted
P. men would be drawn to virtue Q. but, alas! How many know their duty
R. merely in ignorance S. as soon as it was explained to them
6 And yet do not do it
Q58 1. Even though he had prepared well
P. in the examination hall Q. and could not do
R. for the examination S. he got nervous
(6) as well as he had hoped to do
Q59 1 A political decision or policy
P. if judged by its immediate results, Q. in the light of its
R. may seem to be very wise S. but may prove to be unsound
6 Ultimate consequences
Q60 1 The Buddha
P. who had Q. set views
R. was opposed to all those S. or closed system of thought
6 and perception.
Directions: In questions 61 to 67 you have several passages where some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each blank out of the four alternatives and mark it in the answer sheet.
The postal service is the government agency …..(61) —– handles the mail. Its job is —-(62) —– letters and packages to people and businesses all over the world. Its goal is to see that your mail gets to its destination—– (63) —– possible. People ——(64) —– the postal service to deliver important letters and even valuables, —(65) – time and to the right person.
Q61. A. the fact that B. whether C. of which D. that
Q62. A. being delivered B. to be delivered C. to have delivered D. to deliver
Q63. A. less quickly B. too quickly C. so quickly that D. as quickly as
Q64. A. back out B. rely on C. come in D. figure out
Q65. A. to B. for C. at D. on
Directions: In question nos 66 to 70 out of the four alternatives choose the one which is spelled correctly.
Q 66 A Detaine B quintessence C radiance D recuparate
Q67 A judicature B itinerary C statistician D spamodic
Q68 A physicist B scholarly C perpetrator D perpendiculur
Q69 A Liklihood B Elapse C Dominer D economige
Q70 A bemoning B autonomous C circumlocution D Clemany
Directions: In question nos 71 to 75 out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words /sentences.
Q71 To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury.
A Confiscate B Take C Compensate D Arrogate
Q72 Restriction within limits or boundaries.
A Confinement B Limitation C Swipe D Accroach
Q73 Transmitting disease.
A Endemic B Epidemic C Contagious D Widespread
Q74 Young one of a deer
A Hackling B Fawn C Cygnet D reynard
Q75 A spoken or written laudation of a person’s life or character.
A applause B Eulogy C Praise D Panegyric
Directions In question nos. 76 to 82 four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase .Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the answer sheet.
Q76 Muscle-in-on
A ) Intrude by using force B) To pass nasty remarks C) To Overpower D) to tresspass
Q77 Mudslinging
A False accusations against one another. B) To speak ill of someone behind his back
C) Cheap tactics to win D) to be dirty till the knees
Q78 Burst the bubble
A To be under illusions B To accept all terms C To get an unexpected shock D Shatter the illusion.
Q79 Bustling with activity
A Too much to handle at a time B Busy and full of life C Involved in too many things at a time. D Energetic person
Q80 Buy Time
A Pay for not meeting a deadline B To work overtime to meet a deadline
C To ask for more time to meet a deadline D To finish just at the planned time
Q81 Call it quits
A Give up B Renew something that had expired C Give up a bad habit D Leave something for something better
Q82 Ghost of a chance
A Likely B Definitely C Unplanned D Very little or hardly even the slightest chance.
Directions: In question nos 83 to 85 out of the four alternatives choose the one which is closest in meaning to the given words.
Q83 perversity A Wickedness B Suspiciousness C corrupt D Awkwardness
Q84 reluctance A destitute B Unwillingness C Reconstruct D Emphasise
Q85 sanctity A Holiness. B Impudence C Clarify D enormity
Directions: In question nos 36 to 38 out of the four alternatives choose the one which is opposite in meaning to the given words.
Q86 refute A acknowledge B verify C elaborate D diminish
Q87 Robust A) hesitant B) weak C) timid D) reserve
Q88) petulant A) Nobility B ) console C ) Patience D ) repetitive
Directions: In questions 39 to 46 a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives part a, b and c which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative .In case no improvement is needed your answer is d.
Q89) The congregation believes that it has selected a suitable preacher.
A) have selected B) has been selected C) has had selected D) No improvement
Q90) My teacher said that he will grade the test next week as he had a lot of extra classes this week.
A) would grade the test the following week B) would grade the test the next week
C) will be grading the test next week D) No improvement
Q91) He cooked the salmon well because he had attended a culinary school.
A) cooking B) dietary C) cuisine D) No improvement
Q92) The lawyer has handled many cases since he enrolled himself in the bar.
A) had handled B) has been handling C) have handled D) No improvement
Q93) She has grown a foot tall in the last one year because she has taken steroids.
A) a feet tall B) a foot taller C) foot tall D) No improvement
Q94) About hundred miles were covered by the birds before they reached the bird sanctuary in Rajasthan.
A) Mile was covered B) Miles was covered C) mile were covered D) No improvement
Q95) I would have been a senator if they voted for me.
A) had voted B) would vote C) would have voted D) No improvement
Q96) My grandmother will finish the puzzle soon.
A) end B) solve C) complete D) No improvement
Directions: In question nos 47 to 50 sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s).Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate oval in the answer sheet.
Q97) Although I had attempted the paper for the first time I was pleasantly surprised that _______ of my answers were correct.
A few B a few C the few D much
Q98 The function was to begin only after all the members had taken______ place.
A) theirs B) Their C) there D) they’re
Q99 __________ the railway tracks in hilly areas is one of the most difficult tasks before the Indian railways.
A) Lying B) Laying C) Laid D ) Lain
Q100 ____________ a rainy day the match had to be called off as the pitch was too wet.
A) Being B) Been C) It been D) It being.

Answer Key

51 c
52 c
53 a
54 a
55 a
56 b
57 b
58 b
59 a
60 c
61 d
62 d
63 d
64 b
65 d
66 c
67 c
68 a
69 b
70 c
71 a
72 a
73 c
74 b
75 b
76 a
77 a
78 a
79 b
80 c
81 a
82 d
83 a
84 b
85 a
86 a
87 b
88 c
89 d
90 a
91 d
92 b
93 b
94 b
95 c
96 b
97 b
98 b
99 b
100 d

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