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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Why did you not agree to my proposal ?

(a)Why was my proposal not agreed to ?

(b)Why was my proposal not agreed by you ?

(c)Why my proposal was not agreed to by you ?

(d)Why was my proposal not agreed to by you ?

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Sameer shut the door with a bang.

(a)The door was shut with a bang by Sameer.

(b)The door with a bang shut by Sameer

(c)The door shut Sameer with a bang

(d)The door had been shut with a bang by Sameer.

 

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

CAPRICIOUS

(a)firm

(b) fickle

(c) indefinite

(d)deflan

 

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

ORTHODOX

(a)Revolutionary

(b)Heretical

(c)Anarchist

(d)generous

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

“Kiel a soldier and afraid of fighting” said Babar.

(a)Babar exclaimed with surprise that a soldier should be afraid of fighting.

(b)Addressing a soldier Babar cursed him that he should be afraid of fighting.

(c)Babar cursed the soldier who was afraid of fighting.

(d)Babar cursed and exclaimed that a soldier should not be afraid of fighting.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 The captain said to the army, “March forward, now.”

(a)The captain said to the army that march forward now.

(b)The captain ordered the army to march forward then.

(c)The captain ordered the array to march on that day.

(d)The captain ordered the army td attack the enemy.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

The actress (1)/was shocked(2)/by the news of her dog s death (3) /No error (4)

(a)The actress

(b) was shocked

(c) by the news of her dog s death

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

When you have gone through the papers (1)/ kindly return them(2)/ to us (3)/ No error (4)

(a)When you have gone through the papers

(b) kindly return them

(c) to us

(d)No error

 

Q9.The magnificent ________ temple was constructed by the Chinese

(a)eight-centuries-old

(b)eight-century’s-old

(c)old-eight centuries

(d)eight-century-old

 

Q10.There will be a rush for seats when the train ______

(a)will arrive

(b) arrived

(c) is arriving

(d) arrives

 

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

The party high command wanted to stave off an open battle.

(a)postpone

(b)wait and see

(c)allow it to take its own course

(d)prevent

 

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

“I take thee at thy word”, said Romeo to Juliet.

(a)listen to you carefully

(b)do not believe you

(c)feel angry with you

(d)truly believe you

 

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

To seize control of a vehicle in order to force it to go to a new destination, or demand something.

(a)Attack

(b)Contract

(c)Hijack

(d)Detour

 

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

Of very bad morals characterised by debasement or degeneration.

(a)Desultory

(b) Dilapidated

(c) Depraved

(d) Dilatory

 

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. Pollution is one of the evils brought about by the growth of science.

P.Air pollution has very harmful effects.

Q.They pollute the air and the atmosphere.

R.It is making the environment, water and air dirty.

S.Factories and industries keep throwing out smoke which contains toxic gases,

6. People living in the surroundings breathe the impure air and are affected by diseases of the lungs and heart.

(a)PSQR

(b) RPSQ

(c) QPSR

(d) SPQR

 

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. Some say that failure is like toxic waste.

P.I see failure more as a fertilizer.

Q.Thinking about it pollutes and undermines the attitudes needed for success.

R.The seeds of success must be planted afresh.

S.It can be used to enrich the soil of your mind.

6. Turning failure into a fertilizer is accomplished by using your errors as steps in learning.

(a)SRQP

(b) PQSR

(c) SPQR

(d) QPSR

 

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

Many workers were being held hostages.

(a)held to be hostages

(b)held as hostages

(c)held like hostages

(d)No improvement

 

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

I bought four dozen mangoes.

(a)dozens of mango

(b)dozens of mangoes

(c)dozens mangoes

(d)No improvement

 

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

 ABROGATE

(a)elope

(b) gate-crash

(c) abolish

(d) destroy

 

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

CONGREGATION

(a)concentration

(b)meeting

(c)discussion

(d)judgement

ANSWERS :

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


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