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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Someone saw him picking up a gun.

(a)He was seen pick up a gun by someone.

(b)He was seen picking up a gun by someone.

(c)He was seen when he was picking up a gun.

(d)He was seen by someone pick a gun.

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

The company paid her a meager salary.

(a)She was paid a meager salary by the company.

(b)A meager salary has been paid to her by the company.

(c)She was being paid a meager salary by the company.

(d)A meager salary was to be paid to her by the company.

 

Q3. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.

HANDY

(a)cumbersome

(b)handful

(c) unwieldy

(d) heavy

 

Q4. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.

FIENDISH

(a)Diabolical

(b)devilish

(c)Angelic

(d)Friendly

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

“May you live long and prosper”, said the old lady to her son.

(a)The old lady blessed her son with long life and wished him prosperity.

(b)The old lady prayed for her son’s long life and prosperity.

(c)The old lady prayed for her son and said that he might live long and prosper.

(d)The old lady blessed her son and prayed for his long life and prosperity.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 The boy said, “Bravo I You have done well.”

(a)The boy said that he had done well.

(b)The boy exclaimed that he had done well.

(c)The boy applauded him saying that he had done well.

(d)The boy said bravo he had done well.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

Although the police officer sympathised with poor (1)/ he refused to (2) /take an action against the rich man (3) /No error (4)

(a)Although the police officer sympathised with poor

(b) he refused to

(c) take an action against the rich man

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

I will send my servant (1)/ but I cannot insure (2)/ that he will reach there in time (3) / No error (4)

(a)I will send my servant

(b) but I cannot insure

(c) that he will reach there in time

(d)No error

 

Q9.The rich parents decided to send their two sons to Eton the stronghold of the ______of the rich

(a)parents

(b) ancestry

(c)pedigree

(d) progeny

 

Q10.A good teacher should ________ responses from the students

(a)elicit

(b) provoke

(c) command

(d) infer

 

Q11. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/ Phrase.

Very ambitious people do not like to rest on their laurels.

(a)To be unhappy

(b)To be motivated

(c)To be impatient

(d)To be complacent

 

Q12. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/ Phrase.

The Government claims that Indian industry is progressing by leaps and bounds.

(a)intermittently

(b)leisurely

(c) at a rapid pace

(d)at a desired pace

 

Q13. Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain.

(a)Stoic

(b)Stylist

(c)Cynic

(d)Psychic

 

Q14. Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Something which cannot be believed.

(a)Inevitable

(b) Ineffable

(c) Incredible

(d) Ineluctable

 

Q15. Directions : In these questions, the first and last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P,Q,R,S . These four parts are not given in proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

 1. When Galileo went home, he began to experiment with the pendulum.

P.When he showed it to his teachers, they were delighted.

Q.It was not long before physicians were all using the Instrument to count the heartbeats of their patients.

R.Soon he had invented an instrument which marked the rate of pulse beats.

S.Then the clock makers began to use the pendulum to keep time.

6. Today it has many other uses.

(a)PQRS

(b)QRPS

(c) SPQR

(d) RPQS

 

Q16. Directions : In these questions, the first and last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P,Q,R,S . These four parts are not given in proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

 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.Lincon 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

 

Q17. Choose the alternative which improve the bold part of sentence.

Less people came to watch cricket matches this year, so the gate re¬ceipts were lesser than last year.

(a)Many

(b) Fewer

(c) Lot of

(d) No improvement

 

Q18. Choose the alternative which improve the bold part of sentence.

Didn’t Mr. Sharma come to the office yet ?

(a)Hadn’t

(b)Hasn’t

(c) Isn’t

(d)No Improvement

 

Q19. Choose the word which best expresses (synonym) the meaning of the bold word.

 MENACE

(a)request

(b) prayer

(c) threat

(d) curse

 

Q20. Choose the word which best expresses (synonym) the meaning of the bold word.

EXOTIC

(a)alien

(b)strange

(c)rare

(d)grand

ANSWERS :

            1b        2 a       3 d       4 d       5 c       6 c       7 a       8 b       9 d       10 a     11 d     12 c     13 a     14 c     15 d            16 b     17 b     18 b     19 c     20 b


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