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SSC CGL Tier 2 English practise test 201

SSC CGL Tier 2 English practise test 201

SSC CGL Tier 2 English practise test 201     For explanation Click here

In question nos 1 to 20 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.

Q 1. In India alone more than 100,000 people die every year in car accidents and thousands more are suffering from  personal and financial losses.

A)     is suffering from

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B)     suffer from
C)     were suffering from
D)     No improvement

Q 2. No matter how efficient, how safe or how much inexpensive they are, trains cannot offer the thrill and sense of empowerment provided by the car.
A)     how inexpensive
B)     how many inexpensive
C)     how much cheap
D)     No improvement
     

Q 3. What made Amitabh  the most famous Bollywood actor were his dancing style and acting.
a) was his dancing style and acting
b) was his dancing style and acting?
c) was his style of dancing and acting
d) No Improvement

Q 4. The Indians perfected the art of doing yoga and  were teaching it to the rest of the world.
a) taught
b) have taught
c) was teaching
d) No improvement
Q 5.  Although the student counsel continue to get smaller, the management insists that the students are properly empowered.
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a)     student council continues
b)     student counsel continues
c)     students counsel

d)     No error.Q 6. The distorted stories of the murder of the elderly couple has received much attention not only from the media , but also from the general public.

a)     elderly couple have received
b)     olderly couple has received
c)     adult couple
D)     No improvement

Q 7. During the practice sessions I threw the ball to him many times and he could hold  it very well.
A)     catch
B)     clench
C)     clasp
D)     No improvement
 
Q 8     The members of the opposite political parties  came to verbal blows during the election rally.
a)     Began to verbal blows
b)     Started to verbal blows
c)     came of verbal blows
d)     No improvement
 
Q 9)      Every student who plans to attend the senior  trekking camp need to pack appropriate camping supplies. 
a)     trek camp need
b)     trekking camp needs
c)     trek camp needs
d)     No improvement
 
Q 10)      A classic such as Mahabharat, or other similar great Indian stories, becomes distorted from its original, and sometimes less
than positive, story when commercial script writers rewrite the tale for public consumption.
a)     become distorted
b)     became distorted
c)     are becoming distorted

d)     No improvementQ11)     Before I went to the Sahara Mall, I had laid down to take a nap , knowing that I would need a lot of energy to cover all the stores I wanted to.

a)      sleep
b)     get a nap
c)     grasp a nap
d)     No improvement
 
Q12)     When you are training a new puppy, one of the first commands that you want it to learn is to lay down when you give the command, “down!” 
a)     lay down
b)     lain down
c)     lied down
d)     No improvement
 
Q13). It is questionable  whether or not Shakespeare had written his own plays; many think that Francis Bacon may have been the writer.
a)     questioning whether
b)     questioned if
c)     doubtful if
d)     No improvement
 
Q14)     Francis, Lucy’s long-lost brother,  was wanting to be invited to the party, but he was, unfortunately, not invited.
A)     were wanting to be invited
B)     wanted to be invited
C)     has been wanting to be invited
D)     no improvement
 
Q15)      Chander does not want to go to the dance festival, nevertheless, his friends convinced him to attend the once-in-a-lifetime event. 
A)     did not
B)     do not
C)     had not 
D)     No improvment

Q16. Although many children had swum often in the sea during high tides, but the local authorities was very concerned about the imminent dangers the tides held for children who ignored the local warnings.
A)     the local authorities were
B)     the local authority was
C)     the municipal authorities was
D)     No improvement
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Q17. Because of all the homework  Yuvraaj had to do for his classes, as well as his extra-curricular activities, he couldn’t find time to sleep.
A)     all the homeworks
B)     the whole homework
C)     the all homework
D)     No improvement
 
Q18. Whenever we went to the market, I and my friends always visit the Nokia show room our favourite store.
A)     I and my friends always visited
B)     My friends and I always visit
C)     My friends and I always visited

D)     No improvement

Q19. The “Alibaba and the forty thieves” is one of my favourite books, but I  prefer the original black-and-white movie when I saw it a couple years ago.
A)     preferred to 
B)     Preferred
C)     had preferred
D)     No improvement
 
Q20. It’s impossible to know whose going on the fieldtrip to the Art Institute until the students actually bring in their money.
A)     who is
B)     who are
C)     which are
D)     No improvement
 
Directions: In question nos 21 to 40 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
 
Q 21     Water borne diseases(A)/ are reducing life expectancy in the country(B)/ in an average of six months.(C) No error (D)
 
Q 22     The High Court on Thursday ruled that(A)/ it is not a foreign national’s fundamental right(B)/ to seeking employment in India.(C)/No error(D)
 
Q 23     Fifteen people were apprehended(A)/ in the border(B)/ who were trying to enter India.(C)/No error (D)
 
Q 24     The police could not find any break through in the case(A)/ as the robber had fled(B)/ from the back door leaving up very few clues.(C)/No error
 
Q 25     The biggest challenge(A)/ before India is(B)/ that how to tackle cancer.(C)/No error(D)
 
Q 26     People all over the world(A)/ need to think what they can do(B)/ for reduce harmful pollution.(C)/No error (D)
 
Q 27     The teacher made him to wait(A)/ for an hour before she checked(B)/ his notebook and graded his work.(C)/No error(D)
 
Q 28     The doctors insured us that(A)/ they would do their best (B)/to find the cause to the disease.(C)/No error(D)
 
Q 29     During the recession many companies(A)/ will be forced to lay of (B)/their workers which will lead to widespread unemployment.(C)/No error(D)
 
Q 30)     The trading community is up to arms(A)/ against the police on their failure(B)/ for not ensuing the arrest of the wanted criminals.(C)/No error(D)
 
Q 31     I could not put up(A)/ in a hotel because the boarding and lodging charges(B)/ was exorbitant.(C)/No error(D)
 
Q 32     If I had known (A)/ about his financial problem(B) I will have given him the money.(C)/No error.(D)
 
Q 33     One of the student expressed doubt(A)/if the exam could be conducted(B)/ during the elections(C)/.No error.(D)
 
Q 34     Having received your order after office hours (A)/, we are writing to inform you that(B)/ we need advance payment to execute the order.(C)/No error (D)
 
Q 35     The couple have(A)/ been very close to one another(B)/before they decided to separate over a petty matter.(C)/No error (D)
 
Q 36     The match was called of(A)/ between the two countries(B)/ due to the threat of terrorist attacks.(C)/No error (D)
 
Q 37     When I reached home (A)/ the neighbours took my mother to the hospital fearing(B)/ that I might take too much time.(C)/No error (D)
 
Q 38     When my wife and I reached at home(A)/ we found that my family(B)/ had planned a surprise party for us.(C)/No error(D)
 
Q 39    No sooner did I open the door(A)/ when my friends walked in(B)/ wishing me a long life and a happy birthday.(C)/No error (D)
 
Q 40     I can’t remind(A)/ where I have left (B)/ my car keys.(C)No error(D)
 

Directions: In question nos 41 to 45 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.
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Q 41. Nitisha’s parents often referred to her as ______ because she trusted everyone and even slept with her doors unlocked.
a. naive
b.elevated
c. boastful
d.panoramic

Q 42. Kishore’s re-election is being threatened by a growing ______ of disgruntled union members.
a. rogue
b.faction
c. pariah
d.guise

Q 43. The peasants passed their weary days in much ______ and little comfort.
a. pertinence
b.renown
c. travail
d.exile

Q 44. Pt Chaurasia is a ______ of the flute ; he has performed solos with many orchestras and bands around the world.
a. neophyte
b.novice
c. virtuoso
d.termagant

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Q45. The children knew that once their father made his decision, the new rule would be ______ because he would never change his mind.
a. irrevocable
b.articulate
c. premeditated
d.discourteous

Directions: In questions 46 to 48 choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the answer sheet.

Q 46         a) acomodate
b) accomodate
c) acommodate
d) accommodate
Q 47        a) acknowledgment
b) acknowledgement
c) acknowlegment
d) acknowlegementQ 48        a) argument
            b) argument
c) arguemant
d) arguemint
 

Directions: In questions 49 to 51 choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the answer sheet.

Q 49) vice                   

a)       despair             

b)       evil     

c)       clear  

d)       virtue  

Q50) parsimonious 

a)       lavish 

b)       stringy

c)       selfish

d)       jealous

Directions: In question nos. 51 to 60 four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning  of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the answer sheet.

Q 51) The outgoing students did not give much currency to the principal’s advice.

A. to give someone money

B. to pay much attention

C.to carry heavy load

D.to offer bribe

Q 52   As I did not reach the examination centre on time I missed the boat.

A.to miss an opportunity

B.to feel lonely

C.to act like a coward

D.to swim in a river

Q 53 He dragged his feet to give  a party as he wanted to save money to buy a car.

A.to do grudingly

B.to pay much attention to

C.to be reluctant

D.to pour water on something

Q 54 Earlier the illiterate Indian population voted for candidates who had blue blood during elections.

A.  a talented person

B. an aristocrat

C. a well educated person

D.a funny object

Q 55 Ravi was at his wit’s end when he saw the paper in the examination hall.

A.to be very witty

B.to confuse other

C.to be completely confused

Q 56      If we have done something wrong there is no harm in eating a humble pie.

A.to eat cheap food

B.to eat slowly

C.to swallow one’s pride and apologize for doing something wrong

D.to deft authority

Q 57- His secretary proved to be a snake in the grass as she leaked all the information to his business partner.

A.a very poisonous snake

B.a secret agent

C.an unrecognizable enemy or danger

D.to defy authority

Q 58 He promised the judge to turn over a new leaf if his matter was dealt with leniency.

A.to change one’s behavior for the better

B.to read something attentively

C.to remain vigilant

D.to be careful

Q 59 Her terrace garden shows that she has green fingers .

A.to be a vegetarian

B.to eat green fresh leafy vegetables

C.to be good at gardening

D.to eat light healthy food

Q 60  The world cup cricket proved to be a red herring during the exams.

A. Something that causes a loss

B. a rarely happening incident

C. a distracting event

D.a rare happening

Directions: In question nos 61 to 80  the first and the last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 to 6.The rest of the passage 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.

 Q61) 1. A lot of people simply dump their rubbish in open bins.

P. All sorts of diseases are carried by the flies.

Q. Then they come into the house and infect uncovered food.

R. In this rubbish the flies breed and multiply..

S. Such carelessness invites flies to the rubbish.
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6. Consumption of such food can only bring disease and sickness.

(A) SPQR

(B) RQPS

(C) RPQS

(D) SRQP

Q 62) Madurai is a historically important place.

P. Besides all these the Chitra festival attracts visitors.

Q. It has the famous Meenakshi Temple.

R. The place is also famous for the jasmine flower.

S. Further it is an architectural marvel.

6. Due to all these factors Madurai is a popular tourist spot.

(A) QSRP

(B) RSPQ

(C) PQRS

(D) SRPQ

Q63) 1. A jackal fell into a dyer’s tub.

P. He ordered that he should be respected.

Q. Meanwhile a lion arrived on the scene.

R. He posed as the King of the forest.

S. The dyed jackal ran away.

6. Other jackals ran after him and tore him to pieces.

(A) PQRS          

 (B) QPRS

(C) SQRP

(D) RPQS

Q64) 1. Six year old Prabodh aimed his toy gun at his sister while playing.

P. ‘You may aim at the pole, or at the wall or at the tree, where no one can get hurt.’

Q. Mother got up immediately saying, ‘No one shoots a human being and calmly removed the gun from Prabodh.

R. Still Prabodh aimed his gun at the kid.

S. When his mother saw this she said, ‘NO, Prabodh ! Not at the baby!’_

6. With such a firm action on his mother’s part, Prabodh realized where the gun should not be aimed.

(A) PRSQ

(B) QSPR

(C) SPRQ

(D) SRQP

Q65) 1. A man wearing dar k sunglasses walked into the bank. .

P. Then he shouted, “Give me all your money, all the money in this bank right now.”

Q. Everyone in the lobby screamed and started running.

R. He went up to the teller and held up a hand grenade for all to see.

S. Nervously the young female teller handed the man three big bags loaded with cash.

6. Holding the grenade in one- – ‘hand and the bags in the other, he walked out of the building.

(A) PSRQ

(B) QSPR

(C) RPQS

(D) SRQP

Q66) 1. Martha taught English Literature.

P. She would involve them in role plays.

Q. Her students were young learners.

R. This way the students found it easier to identify with the characters.

S. They fell into the age group of 14- 16 years.

6. They looked forward to attending her classes.

(A) QSPR

(B) QPSR

(C) RSPQ

(D) SQRP

Q67). 1. Mary and Jo were amateur singers.

P. He called them for auditions the following week.

Q. So they approached a leading music company.

R. They wanted to try their luck at playback singing.

S. But the manager said that they would have to qualify an audition test.

6. Fortunately they qualified the test.

(A) RSPQ

(B) QPRS

(C) PRSQ

(D) RQSP

Q68) 1. Rubik’s Cube was most popular puzzle in 1980s.

P. His name was Emo Rubik.

Q. In 1977 he produced the plastic version.

R. It was invented by an architect.

S. The first cube was made of wood.

6. It won a prize at the Budapest International Fair.

(P) QRPS

(Q) RSPQ

(R) RPSQ

(S) PRSQ

Q69) 1. Carpentry is a very strenuous profession.

P. Because of such tools they put themselves at risk of injury.

Q. In such areas it is all too easy to fall or slip.

R. Sometimes their work demands climbing on high rise buildings.

S. Carpenters have to work with sharp tools.

6. Their lives, thus, are full of challenges.

(A) SPRQ

(B) PQSR

(C) RPSQ

(D) SQPR

Q70) 1. In ancient times a King named Sagar the’Ashwamedha Yagna’.

P. No one could capture the horse.

Q. Many tried to capture the horse.

R. As per rules a splendid horse was let loose and allowed to wander.

S. Those who tried had to fight Sagar’s warriors.

6. Thus Sagar’s fame spread far and wide.

(A) RSPQ

(B) RQPS

(C) RQSP

(D) QPRS

Q71) 1. The bee has no sense of proportion.

P.’ It goes about collecting honey.

Q. It has never learnt to spend.

R. As though starvation was staring it at its face.

S. Even with stocks sufficient for 20 generations.

6. And that is how God has made them,

(A) PRQS

(B) RSQP

(C) QSPR

(D) QRPS

Q72) 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

Q73)  1. Computers have infiltrated into all aspects of life.

P. This shows that the computer has become all-powerful.

Q. So it is with many other things where computers are indispensable.

R. City traffic, airline booking and air-traffic are all computer-controlled.

S. In such a situation, computer breakdown means the breakdown of the system it controls.

6. Such is our dependence on it.

(A) RQSP

(B) SQPR

(C) PQRS

(D) RPQS

Q74)  1. Albert Edward had 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

Q75) 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.

R. 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

Q76) 1. Proud Little Astronomer sees a huge dragon in the moon.

P. BigAstronomer calls him and shows him the fly.

9. He runs to the Big Astronomer and calls him home.

R. He is very excited and remetnbers his rival Big Astronomer.

S. Big Astronomer agrees and later discovers a fly in the telescope lens.

6. Little Astronomer is shame faced and becomes humble.

(A) RQSP

(B) PQRS

(C) RSPQ

(D) QFSR

Q77) 1. What is this life it, full of care,

P. No time to stand beneath the boughs

Q. We have no time to stand and stare.

R. No time’ to see, when woods we pass

S. And stare as long as sheep or cows

6. Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

(A) QPSR

(B) QSPR

(C) RSPQ

(D) SPRQ

Q78) 1. LouisWashkansky was a 56 year old South African.

P. He had a damaged heart.

Q. A team of doctors led by Dr.C. Barnard was formed.

R. He could not be cured.

S. So the doctors decided to give him a new heart.

6. The team conducted the operation.

(A) QSRP

(B) RPSQ

(C) SQPR

(D) PRSQ

Q79). 1. Bhima reached the Rak shasa’s den.

P. He was a monster with red hair and a red beard.

Q. He climbed down from the cart.

R. At once he sat down to eat the food.

S. The Rakshasa saw him.

6. When he saw what Bhima was doing, he roared.

(A) PQRS

(B) RQPS

(C) QRSP

(D) QPSR

Q80) 1. His son fell into bad company of village boys.

P. The father wanted to wean his son from bad company.

Q. A few days later all bananas got spoiled.

R. His father was much worried about his son’s bad company.

S. To give a lesson to the son, his father gave him a few good bananas with a rotten one.

6. The boy understood the desired lesson his father wanted to give him.

(A) RPSQ

(B) SQPR

(C) PSQR

(D) QSPR

Directions: In question nos 81 to 90 out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences

Q81    Lasting only for a moment

A) Momentous            

B) Trivial          

C) Petty           

D) Transitory

Q82)  One who displays his knowledge

A)       Pedestrian

B)       Paediatrician

C)       Pedagogue

D)       Paedophile

Q83)  One who is unable to pay his debts

A)       solvent

B)       Insolvent

C)       Cashier

D)       Broker

Q84) A place where orphans live

A)       orphanage

B)       Mortuary

C)       Sanatorium

D)       repository

Q85)  Science of races of mankind

A)       genealogy

B)       sociology

C)       Pathology

D)       Gynecology

Q86)  To be biased against

A)       Partial

B)       Prejudiced

C)       Predestined

D)       Preplanned

Q87)    One who can effectively work with both hands

A)       ambiguous

B)       adept

C)       Ambidextrous

D)       ambivert

Q88)  Failing to discharge one’s duty

A)       debacle

B)       debase

C)       dereliction

D)       deterrent

Q89)  A lady’s umbrella

A)       parasol

B)       retinue

C)       waif

D)       jibe

Q 90) One who speaks for others

A)       supporter

B)       follower

C)       spokesperson

D)      representative

Directions       In question nos 91 to 111 a sentence has been given in active or passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested select the one which best expresses the same sentence in active/passive voice and mark your answer in the answer sheet.

Q 91) People call him a fool.

 (a) He has been called a fool.

(b) He is called a fool by the people.

(c) The people have been calling him a fool.

(d) We all people have called him a fool.

Q92) It is being read by us. .

(a) We are reading it.

(b) It will be read by us.

(c) We can read it.

(d) We have to read it.

Q93). He had committed a mistake.

(a) Amistake had committed by him.

(b) A mistake was committed by

 (c) A mistake had been committed by him.

(d) A mistake has been committed by him.

Q94). The most useful training of my career was given to me by my boss.

(a) My boss has been giving me the most useful training of my career.

(b) My boss gives me the most useful training.

(c) My boss is giving me the most useful training.

(d) My boss gave me the most useful training of my career.

Q95. We have decided to open a new branch.

(a) To open a new branch was decided by us.

(b) To be opened a new branch has been decided.

(c) It has been decided to open a new branch.

(d) It may be decided to open a new branch by us.

Q96. The loan will be sanctioned by the bank.

(a) The bank sanctioned the loan.

(b) The bank is going to sanction the loan.

(c) The bank would sanction the loan.

(d) The bank will sanction the loan.

Q97). Paint the windows.

(a) Windows should be painted.

(b) Let the windows be painted.

(c) Let be the windows painted.

(d) Windows are let to be painted.

Q98). The traitors should be shot dead.

(a) They should have shot the traitors dead.

(b) They shall shoot the traitors dead.

(c) They should shoot the traitors dead.

(d) They shot the traitors dead.

Q 99. Rahul is teaching the children in the slum areas.

(a) The children in the slum areas are taught by Rahul.

(b) The children are taught by Rahul in the slum area.

(c) In the slum areas the children are learning from Rahul.

(d) The children in the slum areas are being taught by Rahul.

 Q 100. One cannot expect children to understand these problems.

(a) Children cannot be expected to understand these problems.

(b) Children to understand these problems cannot be expected.

(c) Children cannot be expected to be understood these problems.

(d) To understand these problems cannot be expected from children by one.

Q101). Why did she break the garden wall?

(a) Why the garden wall was broken by her ?

(b) Why had the garden wall been broken by her ?

(c) Why was the garden wall broken by her?

(d) Why will the garden wall be broken by her ?

Q102. The students were laughing at the old man.

(a) The old man was being laughed at by the students.

(b) The old man was laughed at by the students.

(c) The old mart was being laughed by the students.

(d) The old man is laughing at the students.

Q103. He admonished her for the error.

(a) She was admonished by him for the error.

(b) She has been admonished by him for the error.

(c) She would be admonished by him for the error.

(d) She is admonished by him for the error.

Q104. Can we send this big parcel by air?

(a) Can this big parcel be sent by air ?

(b) Can this big parcel sent by air?

(c) Could this big parcel be sent by air?

(d) Could this big parcel sent by us by air?

Q105. The boys saved many elders from drowning.

(a) Many, elders are saved from drowning by the boys.

(b) Many elders are being saved from drowning by the boys.

(c) Many elders were saved from drowning by the boys.

(d) Many elders have been saved from drowning by the boys.

Q106. We found him a good wife.

(a) He was found a good wife by us.

(b) A good wife was found out by them.

(c) A good wife found him.

(d) A good wife was being found by us.

Q107. You will be taken care of by me.

(a) 1 will be taking care of you.

(b) I would take care of you.

(c) I will take care of you.

(d) I will being take care of you.

Q108. Promises should be kept.

(a) You must keep the promises.

(b) We must keep the promises.

(c) Keep the promises.

(d)One should keep the promises.

Q109. Circumstances forced him to resign his post.

(a) Circumstances make him to resign his post.

(b) He was forced to resign his post.

(c) He is forced to resign his post.

(d) He is forced and resigned his post.

Q110. He would  have written this essay in time.

(a) The essay was written on time.

(b) This essay would have been written by him in time.

(c) The essay was written by him in time.

(d) He wrote the essay on time.

Q111) How much milk do you drink?

A) How much milk is drunk.

B) How much milk is being drunk by you?

C) How much milk is drunk by you?

D) How much milk do you drink?

Directions : In questions nos 112 to 114 choose the word similar in meaning to the word given in bold.

Q112)  DILIGENT

[a] intelligent
[b] modest
[c] energetic
[d] industrious

Q113)  ABRIDGE

[a] abort
[b] span
[c] shorten
[d] cross

Q114).  WHIM

[a] fancy
[b] clumsy
[c] desire
[d] strange behaviour

Directions  : In question number 115 to 142 a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect. Out of the four alternatives suggested , suggest the one which best expresses the same sentence in direct/In direct and mark your answer in the answer sheet.

Q115) He ordered his servant to do as he was told.

(A) He ordered his servant, “Do as you are told.”

{b} He said to his servant, “Do as you are told.”

(c) He said to his servant. “Do as I told you.”

(d) He said to his servant, “Do as you were told.”

Q 116). She said to the girl, “Did you do this?”

(a) She asked the girl that she did that

 (b) She asked the girl if she did that

(c) She asked the girl if she had done that

(d) She told the girl that she had done that

Q 117. He asked me, “Did you see the cricket match on television last night?”

(a) He asked me whether I saw the cricket match on television the earlier night

(b) He  asked me whether I had seen the cricket match on television the earlier night

(c) He  asked me did 1see the cricket match on television last night

(d) He asked me whether I had seen the cricket match on television last night

Q 118. David said to Anna, “Mona will leave for her native place tomorrow.” .

(a) David told Anna that Mona will leave for her native place tomorrow

(b) David told Anna that Mona left for her native place the next day

(c) David told to Anna that Mona would be leaving for her native place tomorrow

(d) David told Anna that Mona would leave for her native place the next day

Q 119. I said to him, “Why areyou working so hard ?”

(a) I asked him why he was working so hard

(b) I asked him why was he working so hard

(c) I asked him why he had been working so hard

(d) I asked him why had he been working so hard

Q 120. He said to her, “What a cold day!”

(a) He told her that it was a cold day

(b) He exclaimed that it was a cold day

(c) He exclaimed sorrowfully that it was a cold day

(d) He exclaimed that it was a very cold day

Q 121. The tailor said to him, “Will you have the suit ready by tomorrow evening?”

(a) The tailor asked him that he will have the suit ready by the next evening

(b) The tailor asked him that he would had the suit ready by the next evening

(c) The tailor asked him if he would have the suit ready by the next evening

(d) The tailor asked him if he will like to have the suit ready by the next evening

Q 122. He said to the interviewer, “Could you please repeat the question?”

(a) He requested the interviewer if he could please repeat the question

(b) He requested the interviewer to please repeat the question

(c) He requested the interviewer to repeat the question

(d) He requested the interviewer if he could repeat the question

Q 123. He said, “Be quiet and listen to my words.”

(a) He urged them to be quiet and listen to his words

(b) He urged them and said be quiet and listen to words

(c) He said they should be quiet and listen to his words

(d) He said you should be quiet and listen to my words

Q 124. He said to me, “I have often told you not to play with fire.”

(a) He said that he has often been telling me not to play with fire

(b) He told me that he had often told me not to play with fire

(c) He reminded me that he often said to me not to play with fire

(d) He said to me that he often told me not to play with fire

Q125. The Captain said to his men, “Stand at ease.”

(a) The Captain urged his men to stand at ease

(b) The Captain wanted his men to stand at ease

 (c) The Captain told his men that they should stand at ease

(d) The Captain commanded his men to stand at ease

Q126. Pawan said to me, “If I hear any news, I’ll phone you.”

(a) Pawan told methat if he heard any news, he will phone me

(b) Pawan told me that if he will hear any news, he will phone me

(c) Pawan told me if he had heard any news, he would phone me

(d) Pawan told methat if he heard any news, he would phone me

Q127 The teacher said to Mahesh, “Congratulations!Wish you success in life.”

(a) The teacher congratulated Mahesh and said wish you success in life

(b) The teacher wished congratulations and success in life to Mahesh

(c) The teacher said congratulations to Mahesh and wished him success in life

(d) The teacher congratulated Mahesh and wished him success in life

Q 128. The poor examinee said, “0 God,take pity on me,”

(a) The poor examinee prayed God to take pity on him

(b) The poor examinee, invoking God, implored him to take pity on him

(c) The poor examinee exclaimed that God take pity on him

(d) The poor examinee asked God to take pity on him

Q129. “Where will you be tomorrow,” I said, “in case I have to ring you?”

(a) I asked where you will be the next day in case I will ring him

(b) I asked where he would be the next day in case I had to ring him

(c) I said to him where he will be in case I have to ring him

(d) I enquired about his whereabouts the next day in case I would have to ring up.

Q130. Seeta said to me. “Can you give me your pen ?”

(a) Seeta asked me can I give her my pen

(b) Seeta asked me if I can give me your pen

(c) Seeta asked me if I could give her my pen

(d) Seeta asked me if I gave her my pen

Q131  The father warned his son that he should be beware of him.

(a) The father warned his son, “Beware of him!”

(b) The father warned his son, “Watch that chap!”

(c) The father warned his son, “Be careful about him.”

(d) The father warned his son, “Don’t fall into the trap.”

Q132. Manna asked Rohan, “Have you sat in a trolley bus before?”

(a) Manna asked Rohan whether he had sat in a trolley bus earlier.

(b) Manna asked Rohan had he sat in a trolley bus before.

(c) Manna asked Rohan if he sat on a trolley bus before.

(d) Mannaasked Rohan if he has ever sat in a trolley bus

Q133. Farhan asked Geeta, “Could you lend me a hundred rupees until tomorrow?”

(a) Farhan asked Geeta whether she could lend him a hundred rupees until tomorrow

 (b) Farhan asked Geeta whether she could lend him a hundred rupees until the next day

(c) Farhan asked Geeta whether she could lend me a hundred rupees until the next day

(d) Farhan asked whether Geeta could lend me a hundred rupees until the next day

Q134. “What about going for a swim,” he said, “It’s quite fine now.”

(a) He asked me what about going for a swim as it was quite fine then

(b) He proposed going for a swim as it was quite fine

(c) He suggested going for a swim as it was quite fine

(d) He advised me to go for a swim as it was quite fine

Q135. “You can’t bathe in this sea,” he said to me, “it’s very rough.”

(a) He said that I can’t bathe in this sea because it’s very rough

(b) He said that you couldn’t bathe in that sea if it was very rough

(c) He said that I couldn’t bathe in that sea as it was very rough

(d) He said that you can’t bathe in this sea since it was very rough

Q136. Jagdish said, “We passed by a beautiful lake when we went on a trip to Goa.”

(a) Jagdish said that they passed by a beautiful lake when they had gone on a trip to Goa

(b) Jagdish said that they had passed by a beautiful lake when they went on a trip to Goa

(c) Jagdish said that they had passed by a beautiful lake when they had gone on a trip to Goa

(d) Jagdish said they passed by a beautiful lake when they went on a trip to Goa

Q137. He said to me, “I expect you to attend the function.”

(a) He told me that he had expected me to attend the function

(b) He told me that he expected me to attended the function

(c) He told me that he expected me to have attended the function

(d) He told me that he expected me to attend the function

Q138. He said, “Why didn’t you send your application to me?”

(a) He enquired why I had not sent my application to him

(b) He enquired why I did not send my application to him

(c) He enquired why had 1 not sent my application to him

(d). He enquired why did I not send my application to him

Q139. Dinesh asked, “Are you going to the party tomorrow, Eliza ?”

(a) Dinesh asked whether Eliza was going to the party the next day

(b) Dinesh asked Eliza whether you are going to the party the next day

(c) Dinesh asked Eliza whether she was going to the party the next day

(d) Dinesh asked Eliza are you going to the party tomorrow

Q140. John asked, “How long will it take to travel from Germany to South Africa ?”

(a) John asked how long it will take to travel from Germany to South Africa

(b) John asked how long would it take to travel from Germany to South Africa

(c) John asked how long it would take to travel from Germany to South Africa

(d) John was asking how long must it take to travel from Germany to South Africa .

Q141. “What did you see at the South Pole ?’’ Ashok asked Anil.-

(a) Ashok asked Anil if he saw anything at the South Pole

(b) Ashok asked Anil what he had seen at the South Pole

(c) Ashok asked Anil what did he see at the South Pole

(d) Ashok asked Anil that he saw anything at the South Pole

Q142) My mother said to me,’’How long will it take to get my documents made?”

A) My mother asked me that how long  would it take to get my documents made.

B) My mother asked me that how long  would it take to get my documents make.

C) My mother asked me how long would it take to get my documents made.

D) My mother asked me that how long  should  it take to get my documents made.

Directions: In questions 143 to 167 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

PASSAGE I

Any regular viewer of programmes on the television will certainly have some reservations about commercials. When television shows are (143) good, the commercials that (144) them are a disgrace. One of the many bad (145) of commercials is their loudness. They seem to be (146) as loud as the program and the viewer is almost (147) when they come on. Any attempt (148) conversation during commercials is futile. Commercials also take up too much time and (149) too often. The impression one (150) gets is that the shows are sandwiched in (151) long periods of advertising, all of it the same. Often commercials (152) a show at a particularly inappropriate time.

Q 143)  (a) reasonably

              (b) rationally

              (c) unreasonably

              (d) irrationally

Q 144) (a) join

              (b) accommodate

              (c) accompany

              (d) admit

Q  145).    (a) features

              (b) feature

              (c) property

              (d) mark

Q  146).    (a) two

              (b) pair

              (c) twice

              (d) double

Q  147).     (a) deafening

              (b) blind

              (c) deafened

              (d) deaf

Q  148).    (a) on

              (b) in

              (c) to

              (d) at

Q  149).    (a) repeat

              (b) is repeated

              (c) repeated

              (d) are repeated

Q  150).    (a) usually

              (b) usual

              (c) use to

              (d) used to

Q   151).    (a) after

              (b) before

              (c) between

              (d) during

Q   152).    (a) involve

              (b) integrate

              (c) invert

              (d) interrupt

PASSAGE

It seems there was no Marina beach during the 1700’s. The (153) developed only after the construction of (154) the Madras harbour in the (155) century. It should be remembered (156)any kind of developmental activity (157) the coast will have an impact on the adjoining regions.

 Q 153).    (a) beach

              (b) coast

              (c) shore

              (d) sea

Q 154)     (a)with

              (b) in

              (c) of

              (d) on

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Q 155)     (a) tenth

              (b) nineteenth

              (c) fifteenth

              (d) sixth

Q 156)     (a) that

              (b) this

              (c) these

              (d) they

Q 157).    (a) within

              (b) therein

              (c) along

              (d) long

PASSAGE

Without water (158) animal can survive. In desert regions, the greatest (159) to life is drying up. But many creatures are able to make use of (160) little water that exists in arid areas.

One of nature’s master pieces, (161) creatures equipped to (162) with desert life is the hardy camel. There are several stories describing the (163) endurance of these animals. It is said that camels can (164) a distance of about 800 miles in eight days through continuous travel (165) an intake of a single drop of water. The popular (166) in a way is (167) . Water is indeed stored there but in the form of fat.

Q158.     (a) every

              (b) no

              (c) any

              (d) desert

Q159.      (a) want

              (b) inadequacy

              (c) requirement

              (d) worry

Q160.     (a) what

              (b) the

              (c) very

              (d) that

Q161.      (a) for

              (b) about

              (c) among

              (d) with

Q162.     (a) live

              (b) resist

              (c) bear

              (d) cope

Q163.     (a) remarkable

              (b) little

              (c) tolerable

              (d) popular

Q164.     (a) measure

              (b) reduce

              (c) cover

              (d) reach

Q165       (a) for

              (b) without

              (b) accepting

              (d) receiving

Q166       (a) proverb

              (b) guess

              (c) belief

              (d) version

Q167.      (a) baseless

              (b) wrong

              (c) misleading

              (d) correct

Directions: In question nos 168 to 200 you have some  passages with questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and mark it by blackening the appropriate oval in the answer sheet.

PASSAGE 1

Long ago men spent most of their time looking for food. They ate anything they could find. Some lived mostly on plants. They ate the fruit, stems,and leaves of some plants and the roots of others. When food was scarce, they ate the bark of trees. If they were lucky, they would find a bird’s nest with eggs. People who lived near the water ate fish or anything that washed ashore, even rotten whales. Some people also ate insects and small animals like lizards that were easy to kill.

Later, men learned to make weapons. With weapons, they could kill larger animals for meat. These early people had big appetites. If they killed an animal, they would drink the blood, eat the meat, and chew the bones.When they finished the meal, there was nothing left.

At first men wandered from place to place to find their food. But when they began to grow plants, they stayed in one place and ate what they could grow. They tamed animals, trained them to work, and killed them for meat. Life was a little better then, but there was still not much variety in their meals. Day after day people ate the same foods.

Gradually men began to travel greater distances. The explorers who sailed unknown seas found new lands.And in these lands they found new foods and spices and took them backhome.

The Portuguese who sailed around the stormy Cape of Good Hope to reach China took back “Chinese apples’’, the fruit we call oranges today . Later, Portuguese colonists carried orange seeds to Brazil. From Brazil Oranges were brought to California, the first place to grow oranges in the United States. Peaches and melons also came from China. So did a new drink, tea.

Q168 What did men eat if there was shortage of food ?

(a) Rotten whales

(b) The bark of trees

(c) The root of trees

(d) A bird’s nest with eggs

Q169 If men tamed animals, they made the animals________ for them.

(a) race

(b) search

(c) work

(d) hunt

Q170. Where did oranges come from?

(a) Brazil

(b) China

(c) U.S.A.

(d) Portugal

Q171)What difference did weapons make in  the kinds of food men ate?

(a) With weapons, they could killanimals

(b) With weapons, they could kill both birds and animals for meat

(c) With weapon, they could kill all kinds of animals for meat

(d) With weapons, they could kill larger animals for meat

Q172). Which, of the following statements is not true ?

(a) The Portuguese colonists carried orange seeds to Brazil.

(b) Oranges grow in California, in the United States.

(c) Explorers took back home new foods and spices.

(d) Peaches, melons, orages,tea and spices came from China.

Q173)The phrase ‘live on’ in the passage means

(a) to eat a certain kind of food in order to survive

(b) to eat greedily

(c) to eat everything that you are given to eat

(d) to depend on plants and foods for a livelihood

Q174) At first men wondered from place to place to find their food.

Then some of them began to stay in one place. Why?

 (a) Because they began to grow plants, and  ate what they could grow

(b) Because they tamed animals and birds, and killed them for meat

(c) Because they trained wild animals and killed them for meat

(d) Because they began to grow plants and fruits, and ate what they could grow

Q175) Which word in the passage means ‘the main axis of a plant that bears buds and shoots’ ?

(a)       Roots

(b)       Stems

(c)      Bark

(d)       Leaves

Q176)What does the word ‘stormy’ in the expression ‘the stormy Cape of Good Hope’ mean ?

(a) Volcanic

(b) Strong

(c) Hopeless

(d) Rough

Q177) Which of the following titles best expresses the main idea of the passage? .

(a) Eat Healthy Food

(b) The Search for Food

(c) The Foods We Eat

(d) Great Food Regions of the World

Passage 2

Jazz had its beginnings in song. Its roots lie deep in the tradition of Negrofolk singing that once flourished throughout the rural Southland of the UnitedS tates before the Civil War.The Negro, in those days, owned only a few crude musical instruments which he made for himself from boxes, barrels and brooms. His voice was his principal means of musical expression.

Songs of work and play, trouble and hope, rose on rich and rhythmic voices everywhere in the South – from peddlers crying their wares to the countryside, from work gangs on the railroads, from families gathered at the days’s end to sing away their weariness in their unpainted cottages overlooking the cotton fields, from the wayside churches singing with the sounds of Sabbath praise.

These were the voices which the early Negro musicians imitated and transferred to their horns when they taught themselves to play the discarded band instruments that come into hands at the close of the Civil War in the eighteen-sixties. As played by their proud Negro owners, the instruments became extensions of the human voice – “singing horns” which opened the way to Jazz. For this reason there has always been a strong, singing quality to Jazz.

Q178) Where do the roots of Jazz lie ?

(a) In the songs sung in the urban Southland of the United States.

(b) In the songs sung on railroad gangs.

(c) In church hymns.

(d) In Negro folk singing.

Q179) The Negro owned ______ musical instruments.

(a) only a few

(b) many

(c) no

(d) the main

Q180)Where and when did Negro folk singing flourish ?

(a) In the urban Southland of the United Slates after the Civil War.

(b) In the United States at the end of the Civil War.

(c) In the Southland during the Civil War.

(d) In the rural Southland of the United States before the Civil War.

Q181)Who sang the folksongs ?

(a) The religious groups.

(b) Voices from everywhere in the South.

(c) The early Jazz musicians.

(d) The Negro musicians.

Q182) Where were the folk songs sung ?

(a) Everywhere

(b) In the churches only

(c) On the railroads, in the cotton fields and in the churches

(d) Everywhere in the urban Southland

Q183) Which of the following statements is true in the context of the passage ?

The early Jazz musicians______

(a) were familiar with the instruments they were learning to play.

(b) were not familiar with the instruments they were learning to play.

(c) knew about the rules of music.

(d) were taught to play the instruments.

Q184)What opened the way to Jazz ?

(a) The discarded musical instruments.

(b) The crude band instruments.

(c) The musical instruments made from boxes.

(d) “Singing horns”.

Q185) Which of the following statements is false in the context of the passage ?

(a) The early Jazz musicians extended the range of their  horns.

(b) The band instruments became extensions of the human voice.

(c) Jazz has always had a strong, singing quality.

(d) The Negro’s voice was not his principal means of musical expression.

Q186)The phrase ‘sing away’ in the passage means

(a) sing songs at the end of a tiring day

(b) sing songs to forget

(c) sing songs to make the worry disappear

(d) sing songs to draw attention

Q187) Which of the following is the most appropriate title for the passage ?

(a) The tradition of Negro folk singing

(b) The ‘singing horns’

(c) The early origins of Jazz

(d) The history of Jazz

PASSAGE-4

In 1760, a man named Tiphaignede la Roche made a bizarre prediction.

In an imaginary story called Giphantie, mirror images of scenes from nature could be captured permanently on a canvas covered with a sticky material. After the material dried in darkness, the image would remain on the canvas forever. At the time, the idea was unheard of. It was not until the following century that the concept of photography was born, starting with some experiments by Nicephore Niepce. Nicephore Niepce, who was a French inventor, was interested in lithography, which is a printmaking technique. He was experimenting  with lithography when he found a way of copying etchings onto glass and pewter plates using a chemical that changes when it is exposed to light. He learned to bum images onto the plates and then print the images on paper.

He shared his findings with Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, who improved the process and announced it to the French Academy of Sciences in 1839. The Daguerreotype, the photography method named after Daguerre,met with great success. It was so successful, in fact, that French newspapers said the French public had an illness called Daguerreot-ypomania! Daguerreo types were inexpensive and were suitable for portraiture. People called the Daguerreotype a “mirror with a memory”. Some portrait artists went out of business when Daguerreotypes came into vogue. Others became Daguerreotypists, now known as photographers.

Q188) The term ‘bizarre’ most commonly means :

( a) humorous

(b) strange

(c) popular

(d) obvious

Q189)When was the concept of photography bom ?

(a) When an imaginary story called Giphantie was bom.

(b) When mirror images of scenes were captured on a canvas.

(c) When Roche made a prediction.

(d) When Nicephore conducted some experiments.

Q190) What does lithography deal with?

( a) A print making technique

(b) Copying of etchings

(c) Usage of chemicals to make etchings

(d) Usage of light in printing

Q191). What was the contribution of Daguerre ?

(a) He improvised upon the work of Roche.

(b) He introduced the method of photography.

(c) He started the print making technique

(d) He could print images on canvas

Q192) Why did the portrait artists go out of business ?

(a) Because Daguenrotypes were not expensive at all.

(b) Because etchings had become popular

(c) Because the photography method did not involve much money and was suitable for making portraits.

(d) Because they demanded a lot of money which people found burdensome.

Passage 5

The Stone Age was a period of history which began in approximately 2 million B.C. and lasted until 3000B.C. Its name was derived from the stone tools and weapons that modern scientists discovered. This period was divided into the Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic Ages. During the first period (2 million to 8000 B.C.) the fist hatchet and the use of fire for heating and cooking were developed. As a result of the Ice Age, which evolved about one million years in the Paleolithic Age, people were forced to seek shelter in caves, wear clothing and develop new tools. During the Mesolithic Age (8000 to 6000 B.C.) people made crude pottery and the first fish hooks, took dogs for hunting and developed a bow and arrow, which was used until the fourteenth century A.D. The NeolithicAge (6000 to 3000 B.C.) saw human kind domesticating sheep, goats, pigs and cattle, becoming less nomadic than in the previous eras, establishing permanent settlements and creatingGovernments.

Q193) The Stone Age was divided into

(a) 5 periods

(b) 3 periods

(c) 4 periods

(d) 6 periods

Q194) Which of the following was first developed in Paleolithic period ?

(a) The bow and arrow

(b) Pottery

(c) The fist hatchet

(d) The fish hook

Q195) How many years did Mesolithic Age exist ?

(a)2000

(b)3000

(c)5000

(d)4000

Q196) Which period lasted longest?

(a) Paleolithic

(b) Ice Age

(c) Mesolithic

 (d) Neolithic

Q197) When did the people create Governments ?

(a) 8000 to 6000 B.C.

(b) 2 millions to 8000 B.C.

(c) 6000 to 3000 B.C.

(d) 2 millions to 1 million B.C

Q198) Give the synonym for the word derived as used in the passage.

A) Extract

B) Got

C) received

D) shared

Q199)What is a hatchet?

A)       a small tool for chopping

B)       a small tool for digging

C)       A small tool used to throw from a distance

D)       A small tool for sharpening

Q200) Give the antonym for forced as used in the passage

A)       Compelled

B)       Voluntary

C)       persuaded

D)       insisted

SSC CGL Tier 2 English practise test 201: Answers

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d
67
d
117
a
167
c
18
b
68
c
118
d
168
b
19
b
69
a
119
a
169
c
20
a
70
c
120
d
170
b
21
c
71
c
121
c
171
d
22
c
72
c
122
d
172
d
23
b
73
a
123
a
173
a
24
c
74
c
124
b
174
a
25
c
75
d
125
d
175
b
26
c
76
a
126
d
176
d
27
a
77
a
127
d
177
b
28
a
78
d
128
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178
d
29
b
79
d
129
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179
a
30
a
80
a
130
c
180
d
31
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81
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131
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181
b
32
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82
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132
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182
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33
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83
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133
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183
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34
d
84
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134
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184
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35
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85
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135
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185
d
36
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86
b
136
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186
b
37
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87
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137
d
187
c
38
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88
d
138
a
188
b
39
b
89
a
139
c
189
d
40
a
90
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140
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190
a
41
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91
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141
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191
b
42
b
92
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142
c
192
c
43
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93
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143
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193
b
44
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94
d
144
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194
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45
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95
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145
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195
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46
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96
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146
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196
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47
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97
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147
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197
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48
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98
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148
d
198
b
49
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99
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149
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199
a
50
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100
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150
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