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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Look at the poll results-do they inspire hope ?

(a)Let the poll results be looked-is hope inspired by them ?

(b)Let the poll results be looked at-has hope been inspired by them ?

(c)Let the poll results be looked at-is hope being inspired by them ?

(d)Let the poll results be looked at-is hope inspired by them ?

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Lie face-down stretch your arms in front.

(a)You are face down arms are to be outstretched

(b)You should be lying face down with arms outstretched.

(c)You should be lying face down let arms stretch out.

(d)Let face be down let arms be stretched out.

 

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

FETTER

(a)restore

(b)liberate

(c)exonerate

(d)distract

 

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

OBSCENE

(a)disobedient

(b) decent

(c) dislocate

(d) cautious

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

“Have you completed your assignment, Minu ?” said her brother.

(a)Minu’s brother asked Minu if you have finished your assignment.

(b)Minu’s brother said to Minu if she had finished her assignment.

(c) Minu’s brother asked her if she had finished her assignment.

(d) Minu’s brother asked Minu if she has finished her assignment

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 She said, “How ugly I look in this dress I”

(a)She said that how ugly she was looking in that dress.

(b)She exclaimed how ugly she looked in that dress.

(c)She expressed how ugly she looked in that dress.

(d)She exclaimed that she looked very ugly in that dress.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

When viewed with his point of view the (1) / entire episode assumes (2)/ a different colour altogether(3)/ No error (4)

(a)When viewed with his point of view the

(b) entire episode assumes

(c) a different colour altogether

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

You are required to explain (1)/ your conduct within two days (2)/ of the receipt of this letter (3)/ No error (4)

(a)You are required to explain

(b) your conduct within two days

(c) of the receipt of this letter

(d)No error

 

Q9.Gita was known to be a ________ so nobody entrusted any important work to her

(a)joker

(b) worker

(c) shocker

(d) shirker

 

Q10.A dog lives in a ________

(a)burrow

(b)coop

(c)stable

(d)kennel

 

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

Because of his misbehavior, he is hound to face the music.

(a)get finished

(b)get reprimanded

(c)feel sorry

(d)listen to the music

 

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

The clerk turned a deaf ear to his officer’s advice.

(a)disputed

(b)paid attention to

(c)disregarded

(d)acknowledged gratefully

 

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

Something no longer in use

(a)Desolate

(b) Absolute

(c) Obsolete

(d) Primitive

 

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

One who breaks the established traditions and image

(a)Fatalist

(b) Fanatic

(c) Iconoclast

(d) Philogynist

 

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) Advocates of space programme argue for spending huge amounts of money on exploring Mars.

(P)But there Is no firm evidence of any valuable mineral that can be extracted from Mars and transported to Earth.

(Q)Worst, nobody has any idea what undesirable microbes or poisonous materials we will be importing from Mars.

(R)They are also unrealistic about the cost of transportation that will be involved in interplanetary movement of men and materials.

(S)These enthusiasts argue that Mars could be a perennial source of materials for us earthlings.

(6) Our race to Mars is likely to be a wild goose chase.

(a)SPRQ

(b) QPRS

(c) PRSQ

(d) SRQP

 

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. , In order to judge the inside of others, study your own

P. and though one has one’s prevailing passion

Q. for, men, in general are very much alike

R.yet their operations are very , much the same

S.and another has another

6. and whatever engages or disgusts, pleases or offends you in others, will engage disgust, please or offend others in you.

(a)QPSR

(b) PQRS

(c) RQPS

(d) PRQS

 

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

Too little is known by this time about possible side effects of the drug.

(a)presently

(b)In the end

(c)before hand

(d)No improvement

 

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

The watchman was on alert all night.

(a)was on the alert

(b)was off the alert

(c)was alert

(d)No improvement.

 

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

ABROGATE

(a)repeal

(b) destroy

(c) delay

(d) dismiss

 

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

 HERALDED

(a)clapped

(b) proclaimed

(c) protested

(d) rewarded

ANSWERS :

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


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