SSC CGL- 2018- 11-June- Shift-2 – English Language

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SSC CGL- 2018- 11-June- Shift-2 – English Language

  1. Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
    COVETOUS

    1. avaricious
    2. acquisitive
    3. mercenary
    4. benevolent

    Answer : 4)
  1. Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
    CRUCIAL

    1. trivial
    2. critical
    3. imperative
    4. pivotal

    Answer : 1)
  1. In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
    My father dissuaded me to try for a job as he wanted me to pursue higher studies.

    1. My father dissuaded me
    2. as he wanted me
    3. to pursue higher studies
    4. to try for a job

    Answer : 4)
  1. Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
    The ship sailed smoothly owing to ______ winds.

    1. tempestuous
    2. favourable
    3. boisterous
    4. turbulent

    Answer : 2)
  1. Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.
    Some agitating miners allegation that there is no emergency measures inside the mines.

    1. miners’ allege that there is
    2. No improvement
    3. miners alleged that there were
    4. miner’s allegation that there are

    Answer : 3)

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

Ironically, the dams that were constructed to (1)______ floods have triggered floods due to sedimentation in the reservoir. The (2)______ of water from dams during heavy rains aggravated- the flood situation (3)______  Maharashtra and Gujarat in 2006. The floods (4)______ not only life and property but also caused soil erosion. Sedimentation (5)______ the plains of silt, a natural fertilizer.

  1. Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1

    1. reduce
    2. control
    3. resist
    4. dominate

    Answer : 2)
  1. Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2

    1. restraint
    2. collection
    3. release
    4. liberation

    Answer : 3)
  1. Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3

    1. among
    2. through
    3. along
    4. in

    Answer : 4)
  1. Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4

    1. devoured
    2. plundered
    3. smashed
    4. devastated

    Answer : 4)
  1. Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5

    1. destroyed
    2. deprived
    3. disabled
    4. distributed

    Answer : 2)
  1. In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
    The length of a male swallow’s tail reveal his attractiveness for a female swallow.

    1. his attractiveness for
    2. The length of
    3. a male swallow’s tail reveal
    4. a female swallow

    Answer : 3)
  1. Select the correctly spelt word.

    1. desperete
    2. desparate
    3. disparat
    4. desperate

    Answer : 4)
  1. Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.
    The big farmers with deepest tubewells still have water, but many others face a water crisis.

    1. in deep tubewells
    2. No improvement
    3. through deepest tubewells
    4. with deeper tubewells

    Answer : 4)
  1. Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

    A. But the rest of the students were rushing past her for a break, like she didn’t exist.
    B. She slowly pushed open the library door and took a seat at one of the tables in the corner.
    C. And today, Jessica really felt like maybe she didn’t exist.
    D. When the bell rang for lunch, Jessica took her lunch box and started moving towards the library.

    1. DACB
    2. CADB
    3. DBCA
    4. BDCA

    Answer : 1)
  1. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
    TACITURN

    1. phlegmatic
    2. placid
    3. reticent
    4. talkative

    Answer : 3)
  1. Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
    A ______ speech is certainly more effective than one which is verbose.

    1. laconic
    2. sullen
    3. lengthy
    4. surly

    Answer : 1)
  1. Select the correctly spelt word.

    1. tution
    2. voilation
    3. afliction
    4. exhibition

    Answer : 4)
  1. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
    MAMMOTH

    1. magnificent
    2. perilous
    3. miniscule
    4. gigantic

    Answer : 4)
  1. Select the correct active form of the given sentence.
    Heavy taxes have been imposed on luxury items by the government.

    1. The government has imposed heavy taxes on luxury items.
    2. The government had imposed heavy taxes on luxury items.
    3. The government imposed heavy taxes on luxury items.
    4. The government is imposing heavy taxes on luxury items.

    Answer : 1)
  1. Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
    A place where fruit trees are grown

    1. garden
    2. farm
    3. orchard
    4. plantation

    Answer : 3)
  1. Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.
    A mountaineer has to walk the tight rope as a small slip can prove to be fatal.

    1. be very cautious
    2. be well trained
    3. be very nervous
    4. be an expert

    Answer : 1)
    SSC CGL- 2018- 11-June- Shift-2 – English Language
  1. Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
    A place for storing guns and military equipment

    1. aviary
    2. archive
    3. apiary
    4. arsenal

    Answer : 4)
  1. Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.
    She never trusted anyone.

    1. Anyone is not trusted by her.
    2. Her trust was never for anyone.
    3. She was never trusted by anyone.
    4. No one was ever trusted by her

    Answer : 4)
  1. Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.

    A. Then, they spread as the unmined coal starts burning with oxygen drawn from pores and mine shafts.
    B. An entire township- Jharia is to be relocated because of the uncontrollable underground fires.
    C. These fires start mostly from burning trash close to coal pits.
    D. This is a grave threat as poisonous fumes of carbon monoxide rise up from underground fires.

    1. CDAB
    2. BCAD
    3. BDAC
    4. DCAB

    Answer : 2)
  1. Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.
    The boss is going to blow his top when he discovers the blatant mistake in the balance sheet.

    1. be very angry
    2. be very embarrassed
    3. dismiss from job
    4. attack fiercely

    Answer : 1)

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