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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

The child’s shrill wail broke the silence.

(a)The silence was being broken by the child’s shrill wail.

(b)The child’s shrill wail was broken by the silence.

(c)The silence was broken by the child’s shrill wail.

(d)The silence was being broken by the child’s shrill wail.

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

One cannot expect children to understand these problems.

(a)Children cannot be expected to understand these problems.

(b)Children to understand these problems cannot be expected.

(c)Children cannot be expected to be understood these problems.

(d)To understand these problems cannot be expected from children by one.

 

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

 ENIGMATIC

(a)simple

(b) reticent

(c) plain

(d) nervous

 

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

SYNTHETIC

(a)natural

(b)plastic

(c)cosmetic

(d)apathetic

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 He said, ”I am going to college Just now.”

(a)He said that he was going to college just now.

(b)He asked that he was going to college just then.

(c)He said that he was going to college just then.

(d)He asked that he was going to college just now.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 The man said, “All the boys are playing in the street.”

(a)The man told us that all the boys had been playing in the street.

(b)The man told us that all the boys were playing in the street.

(c)The man told us that all the boys play in the street.

(d)The man told us that all the boys in the street are playing.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

The young men from Japan (1)/ found the assent of the mountain(2)/ hard going (3)/ No error (4)

(a)The young men from Japan

(b) found the assent of the mountain

(c) hard going

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

A cup of coffee (1)/ is an excellent complement (2)/ to smoked salmon (3)/ No error (4)

(a)A cup of coffee

(b) is an excellent complement

(c) to smoked salmon

(d)No error

 

Q9.He was ________accept the grudgingly given invitation.

(a)Not enough sensible to

(b)Sensible enough to

(c)Sensible enough not to

(d)Sensible enough to not

 

Q10.There are some people who doubt the ________ of anything they see in a newspaper

(a)credulity

(b) possibility

(c) veracity

(d) existence

 

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

to end in smoke

(a)to have a smoking session

(b)to be on Are

(c)to come to nothing

(d)to bum slowly

 

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

My friend turned a deaf ear tomy tale of loss and refused to help me.

(a)paid no heed

(b)went far away

(c)listened carefully

(d)turned his ear away

 

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

Excessive preoccupation with one’s health

(a)Hypochondria

(b)Malaise

(c)Disaffected

(d)Malinger

 

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

Words of similar meaning

(a)(l) Homonyms

(b) Pseudonyms

(c) Antonyms

(d) Synonyms

 

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 you ponder over

P.that the only hope

Q.you will realize

R.of world peace lies

S.the question deeply

6 in the United Nations

(a)QRSP

(b)SPQR

(c) SQPR

(d)RSPQ

 

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 ancient times a King named Sagar performed the ‘Ashwamedha Yagna’.

P.No one could capture the horse.

Q.Many, tried to capture the horse.

R.As per rules a splendid horse was let loose and allowed to wander.

S.Those who tried had to light Sagar’s warriors.

6. Thus Sagar’s fame spread far and wide.

(a)RSPQ

(b) RQPS

(c) RQSP

(d) QPRS

 

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

Will you type these letters now ?

(a)Could

(b)Can

(c) Shall

(d)No improvement

 

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

A callous system generates noth¬ing but a misanthrope.

(a)develops

(b) induces

(c) produces

(d) No Improve-ment

 

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

 AUDACITY

(a)strength

(b)boldness

(c) asperity

(d)fear

 

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

PERSPICUOUS

(a)relevant

(b) precise

(c) brief

(d)clear

ANSWERS :

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


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