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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

The cat is running after the rat.

 

(a)The rat was being run after by the cat.

(b)The rat is being run after by the cat.

(c)The rat is run after by the cat.

(d)The cat is being run after by the rat.

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Why did she break the garden wall?

(a)Why the garden wall was broken by her ?

(b)Why had the garden wall been broken by her ?

(c)Why was the garden wall broken by her ?

(d)Why will the garden wall be broken by her ?

 

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

 ABUNDANT

(a)short

(b) limited

(c) petty

(d)meager

 

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

AUTONOMOUS

(a)self-government

(b)dependent

(c) defensive

(d)neutral

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 The teacher said to the student “Can you explain this ?”

(a)The teacher asked the student whether he can explain this.

(b)The teacher asked the student whether he can explain that.

(c)The teacher asked the student whether he could explain this.

(d)The teacher asked the student whether he could explain that.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 She said, “I am sorry, I did not write”.

(a)She apologized for I did not write.

(b)She apologized she is sorry she did not write.

(c)She apologized she is sorry she has not written.

(d)She apologized that she had not written.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

If the worst (1)/comes to worst (2)/I will have to bid good-bye to my studies and join my family business (3) /No error (4)

(a)If the worst

(b) comes to worst

(c) I will have to bid good-bye to my studies and join my family business

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

Judge in him (1)/ prevailed upon the father (2)/ and he sentenced his son to death (3)/ No error (4)

(a)Judge in him

(b) prevailed upon the father

(c) and he sentenced his son to death

(d)No error

 

Q9.The little girl was knocked down by a speeding car and she lost her ________ immediately

(a)conscience

(b)conscientious

(c)conscious

(d)consciousness

 

Q10.He travelled all ________ the world when he was eighty years old

(a)in

(b)over

(c)with

(d)of

 

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

As the bomb exploded people ran helter-skelter.

(a)in great fear

(b)in disorderly haste

(c)in haste

(d)in great sorrow

 

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

to take to heart

(a)to be encouraged

(b)to grieve over

(c)to like

(d)to hate

 

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

The worship of idols or images

(a)Atheism

(b)Theism

(c)Idolatry

(d)Iconodasm

 

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

Code of diplomatic etiquette and precedence

(a)Statesmanship

(b)Diplomacy

(c)Hierarchy

(d)Protocol

 

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 she got to her house, there was nothing to retrieve.

P.All valuables were smashed or stolen.

Q.The curators were burned books were ripped to shreds.

R. Her medals and trophies had been flung everywhere.

S.The house had been completely ransacked.

6.Mrs. M stood in the centre of her bedroom looking at a ruined copy of the Holy book, forcing back her tears.

(a)PQRS

(b) PRQS

(c) SPRQ

(d) RSQP

 

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 bee has no sense of proportion.

P.It goes about collecting honey.

Q.It has never learnt to spend.

R.As though starvation was staring it at its face.

S.Even with stocks sufficient for 20 generations.

6. And that is how God has made them,

(a)PRQS

(b) RSQP

(c) QSPR

(d) QRPS

 

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

The traveller commanded of the peasant he would tell him the way to the nearest village.

(a)exclaimed of the peasant if he would

(b)enquired of the peasant if he could

(c)replied of the peasant whether he will

(d)No improvement

 

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

Who you said was coming to see me this morning ?

(a)you did say

(b)did you say

(c)did you say that

(d)No improvement

 

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

 DECREPITUDE

(a)disease

(b)coolness

(c) crowd

(d)feebleness

 

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

LOQUACIOUS

(a)talkative

(b) slow

(c) content

(d) unclear

ANSWERS :

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


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