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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

It is time to take tea.

(a)It was time that tea was taken

(b)It is time for tea to be taken

(c)It is time that tea should be taken

(d)It is time that tea had been taken

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

They are going to build a new airport near the old one.

(a)A new airport going to be built near the old one.

(b)A new airport is being built near the old one.

(c)A new airport will be built near the old one.

(d)A new airport is going to be built near the old one.

 

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

EXODUS

(a)influx

(b) home-coming

(c) return

(d) restoration

 

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

TAKES OFF

(a)Travels

(b)Falls

(c)Explodes

(d)lands

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

He said to Sita, “When do you intend to pay back the money you borrowed from me ?”

(a)He enquired Sita when did she intend to pay back the money she borrowed from him.

(b)He enquired Sita when she intended to pay back the money she borrowed from him.

(c)He enquired Sita when she intended to pay back the money she had borrowed from him.

(d)He enquired when Sita intended to pay back the money she borrowed from him.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 They said, ‘We’ve lived here for a longtime.”

(a)They said they have lived there for a long time.

(b)They said they lived here for a longtime.

(c)They said they had lived there for a long time.

(d)They said they have lived for a long time.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

One of the questions (1)/ he asked me was (2)/ “Who did you travel with (3) ?” /No error (4)

(a)One of the questions

(b) he asked me was

(c) “Who did you travel with

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

You could be better off these days(1)/ and this enables you (2)/ to have little more fun (3)/ No error (4)

(a)You could be better off these days

(b) and this enables you

(c) to have little more fun

(d)No error

 

Q9.There were two small rooms in the beach house ________ served as a kitchen

(a)the smaller of which

(b)the smallest of which

(c)the smaller of them

(d)smallest of that

 

Q10.He drove the car very fast ______

(a)Did he ?

(b) Does he ?

(c) Didn’t he ?

(d) Was he ?

 

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

Ramesh takes after his father.

(a)follows

(b) imitates

(c) obeys

(d) resembles

 

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

People who do not lay out their money carefully, soon come to grief.

(a)earn

(b) spend

(c) distribute

(d) preserve

 

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

One who goes to settle In another country

(a)Immigrant

(b) Allen

(c) Citizen

(d) Emigrant

 

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

Government by a ruler who has unlimited power.

(a)Despotism

(b) Autocracy

(c) Monarchy

(d) Anarchy

 

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. A bad habit is harmful, none as harmful as smoking.

P.But habit is second nature, smokers remain smokers for life

Q.Besides being expensive, smoking does injury to one’s health

R.In the long run he may get something worse lung cancer

S.A smoker gets nothing but smoke for his money

6. Then why get that bad habit?

(a)RPQS

(b) QRPS

(c) SPRQ

(d) PRQS

 

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. Today, the earth has many satellites besides the moon.

P.But the pull of the earth keeps them from doing so.

Q.The artificial satellites do not fall because they are going too fast to do so.

R.They are the artificial satellites made by man and very much smaller than the moon.

S.As they speed along they tend to go straight off into space.

6. As a result they travel in an orbit round the earth.

(a)QPSR

(b) PRQS

(c) SPQR

(d) RQSP

 

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

He told me that he was married four years.

(a)over four years

(b)four years ago

(c)about four years

(d)No Improvement

 

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

The master was good at using pleasant names for unpleasant things In order to hoodwink the labourers.

(a)euphemisms

(b)euphoria

(c)pleasantries

(d)No improvement

 

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

 SUCCESSIVE

(a)rapid

(b) victorious

(c) beneficent

(d) consecutive

 

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

IRREPROACHABLE

(a)remarkable

(b)extraordinary

(c) faultless

(d)immense

ANSWERS :

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


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