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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Who taught you English ?

(a)By whom English was taught to you ?

(b)By whom you were taught English?

(c)By whom was English taught to you ?

(d)By whom are you taught English ?

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

They drew a circle in the morning.

(a)A circle was being drawn by them in the morning..

(b)A circle was drawn by them in the morning.

(c)In the morning a circle have been drawn by them.

(d)A circle has been drawing since morning

 

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

 MYOPIC

(a)short-sighted

(b)feeble-minded

(c)fore-sighted

(d)far-sighted

 

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

 BRAVERY

(a)savagery

(b) cowardice

(c) cowardly

(d)heroism

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 He said, “It used to be a lovely, quiet street.”

(a)He said that it used to be a lovely quiet street.

(b)He pointed out that it had used to be a lovely quiet street.

(c)He said that there used to be a lovely quiet street.

(d)He inquired whether there was a lovely quiet street.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 I said to him, “Why are you working so hard ?”

(a)I asked him why he was working so hard.

(b)I asked him why was he working so hard.

(c)I asked him why he had been working so hard.

(d)I asked him why had he been working so hard

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

The two first to arrive (1)/were the lucky recipients (2)/of a surprise gift (3)/No Error (4)

(a)The two first to arrive

(b) were the lucky recipients

(c) of a surprise gift

(d)No Error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

I take great pleasure (1)/ to welcome you (2)/ to this institution(3)/ No error (4)

(a)I take great pleasure

(b) to welcome you

(c) to this institution

(d)No error

 

Q9. All the applicants ________ and the results will be announced next week

(a)rank

(b)are to rank

(c)are to be ranked

(d)are ranking

 

Q10.The sudden change in his behaviour came as a surprise to me I began ________

(a)to cut a sorry figure

(b)to smell a rat

(c)to turn a new leaf

(d)to blow hot and cold

 

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

I don’t think the law will interfere with us as we are just trying to turn an honest penny.

(a)make a legitimate living

(b)make a good living

(c)have dealings in white money

(d)become more honest

 

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

The Madagascar Coup attempt ended In a fiasco.

(a)had no effect

(b)was an utter failure

(c)resulted in blood-shed

(d)was a disaster

 

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

One who believes in no, government and therefore incites disorder in a State

(a)Monarchist

(b)Anarchist

(c) Autocrat

(d) Naxalite

 

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

Science of the races of mankind

(a)Genealogy

(b) Epistemology

(c) Ethnology

(d) Sociology

 

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 shall tell you about the ways you can see a rainbow.

P.Big rainbows can be seen when the sun is close to horizon.

Q.Or you, can notice a rainbow in the spray from a garden hose.

R.You can see a rainbow in the mist from a waterfall.

S.When you stand with a light source behind you and misty water before you, you can see a rainbow.

6. Occasionally, even a full moon on a rainy night will create a faint rainbow.

(a)SPRQ

(b) SRQP

(c) SPQR

(d) SQRP

 

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. Generally speaking,

P.for me by those who have invited me or

Q.follow programmes that have been worked out

R.who offer themselves as guides and usually in such cases,

S.the journeys that I undertake for the purpose of publicity

6. I find the things I have to do, Wearisome.

(a)RPQS

(b)SQPR

(c) QRPS

(d)PRSQ

 

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

We used to get up early in the morning, have breakfast and then went out to play.

(a)go out to play

(b)gone out to play

(c)had gone out to play

(d)played

 

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

No sooner had the teacher en¬tered the room and the boys, rushed to their seats.

(a)when

(b) than

(c) but

(d) No improvement

 

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

 FLUTTER

(a)soar

(b)agitate

(c) change

(d) afloat

 

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

155 IRASOIBLE

(a)temperamental

(b)envious

(c)angry

(d)irritable

ANSWERS :

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


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