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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

He was obliged to resign.

(a)He was made to resign.

(b)To resign was his obligation.

(c)Circumstances obliged him to resign.

(d)Resignation obliged him.

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Do not Insult him.

(a)Let he not be insulted.

(b)Let him not be insulted.

(c)Let not he be insulted.

(d)Let not him be insulted

 

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

ELEGANCE

(a)pride

(b) beauty

(c) coarseness

(d) vulgarity

 

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

SUBSEQUENT

(a)eventual

(b)Succeeding

(c) prior

(d)comparative

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

“Many happy returns of your birthday”, we said

(a)We greeted him on his birthday.

(b)We said that many happy returns of your birthday .

(c)We wished him many happy returns of his birthday.

(d)We prayed for many happy returns of his birthday.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 I said to my sister, “I brought you a doll yesterday.”‘

(a)I told my sister that I brought you a doll the previous day.

(b)I told my sister that I had brought her a doll the previous day.

(c)I told my sister that I had brought her a doll yesterday.

(d)I told my sister that I brought her a doll yesterday.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

We were looking forward (1)/ to hear hews (2) /about the missing fishermen (3)/No error (4)

(a)We were looking forward

(b) to hear hews

(c) about the missing fishermen

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

The lawyer asked the complainant (1)/ to put his sign (2)/ on the paper (3)/ No error (4)

(a)The lawyer asked the complainant

(b) to put his sign

(c) on the paper

(d)No error

 

Q9.She stood______ the crowd quite amazed

(a)in

(b) within

(c)among

(d) into

 

Q10.Had he taken his degree five years ago he ________ got a promotion by now

(a)might

(b) would have

(c) will be

(d) was

 

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

If he phones again, I am going to give him a piece of my mind.

(a)To be nice to him

(b)To take revenge on him

(c)To reprimand him

(d)To support him

 

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

Laying off of thousands of workers is inevitable under the new economic policy.

(a)dismissal from jobs of

(b)offering new jobs to

(c)reduction of workers wages of

(d)sending on leave

 

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

Lasting only for a moment

(a)Momentous

(b)Momentary

(c)Trivial

(d)Petty

 

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

Body of a human being or animal embalmed for burial

(a)Corpse

(b)Mummy

(c)Morgue

(d)Mortuary

 

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. People have wrong calculations about Japan’s population.

P.No, this is not true.

Q.And old people die more often than the young,

R.There are more old people in Japan.

S.The question is whether Japan has a lower death rate.

6. So it is very high in Japan.

(a)QRPS

(b) SPRQ

(c) PRQS

(d) RQSP

 

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. The teacher training agency in England hopes to make teaching one of the top three professions.

P.They have also demanded that the campaign should be matched by improved pay scales, work load and morale so as to avoid recruitment problems with an aim to raise the image of the teaching profession.

Q.A series of advertisements are now being screened showing famous people speaking about teachers they remember and admire.

R.An amount of $100 million has been set aside to combat the shortage of applicants for teacher training.

S.Teacher Unions have welcomed this campaign.

6. It is high time for the Indian Government also to think on similar lines and take steps to lift up the sinking morale of the teaching profession.

(a)QRPS

(b) RPSQ

(c) RQSP

(d) QPSR

 

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

God has bestowed man unusual gifts.

(a)bestowed with man

(b)bestowed for man

(c)bestowed on man

(d)No improvement

 

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

He cant read this, nor can I.

(a)no, I never can

(b)no, I cant

(c)no, I don’t

(d)No improvement

 

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

 DELINEATE

(a)expand

(b) portray

(c) explain

(d) argue

 

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

INCAPACITATE

(a)cripple

(b) strengthen

(c) imprison

(d) invent

ANSWERS :

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


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