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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Circumstances will oblige me to go.

(a)i will oblige the circumstances and go.

(b)I shall be obliged to go by the circumstances.

(c)Under the circumstances I should go.

(d)I would be obliged by the circumstances to go.

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Our task had been completed before sunset.

(a)We completed our task before sunset.

(b)We have completed our task before sunset.

(c)We complete our task before sunset.

(d)We had completed our task before sunset.

 

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

 GENTLEMAN

(a)clown

(b) boor

(c) dud

(d) buffoon

 

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

 AFFLUENT

(a)famous

(b) insignificant

(c) poor

(d) skilled

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 “Mohan made this mess. Let him clear it up”, said his father.

(a)Mohan’s father said that Mohan had made the mess and proposed that he clear It up.

(b)Mohan’s father said that Mohan had made the mess and that he was to clear It.

(c)Mohan’s father said that Mohan had made the mess and suggested that he clear it.

(d)Mohan’s father said that Mohan had made the mess and that he should clear It.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 He ordered his servant to do as he was told.

(a)He ordered his servant “Do as you are told.”

(b)He said to his servant “Do as you are told.”

(c)He said to his servant. “Do as I told you.”

(d)He said to his servant “Do as you were told.”

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

Scarcely had (1)/I arrived than(2)/the train left (3) /No Error (4)

(a)Scarcely had

(b) I arrived than

(c) the train left

(d)No Error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

The beautiful (1)/ surrounding of the place (2)/ enchanted me(3)/ No error (4)

(a)The beautiful

(b) surrounding of the place

(c) enchanted me

(d)No error

 

Q9.All decisions ________ are likely to be taken by consensus

(a)anyhow

(b)forever

(c)somehow

(d)however

 

Q10.My friends fail to see why I should ride the ________ horse just because I have won a prize

(a)great

(b)good

(c)big

(d)high

 

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

The watchdogs were asleep when the bulls ran riot.

(a)behaved cleverly

(b)acted without restraint

(c)wandered aimlessly

(d)had the best of time

 

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

The prodigal son was left high and dry by his friends, when he lost all his money.

(a)wounded

(b)alone

(c)depressed

(d)neglected

 

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

Concluding part of a literary work

(a)Epilogue

(b) Bibliography

(c) Soliloquy

(d) Episode

 

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

A underhand device resorted to in order to justify misconduct

(a)Subterfuge

(b) Manoeuvre

(c) Stratagem

(d) Complicity

 

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.Abraham worked very hard and had no time to feel lonely.

P.Abraham was very fond of books.

Q.When his day’s work in the fields or in the forest was over he settled down in the evenings to read by the light of the fire.

R.She used to sit by the fireside in the evenings and tell him stories.

S.His mother had taught him to read when he was very young.

6. Every evening he would spend his time in reading all the books he could find.

(a)QSRP

(b) SPRQ

(c) PSRQ

(d) PRSQ

 

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. Can any one

P.falsehood triumph

Q. and let

R.for a long time

S.suppress truth

6. permanently?

(a)RQSP

(b) QPRS

(c) SRQP

(d) PRQS

 

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

If I am the P.M. I would ban all processions.

(a)will be

(b) were

(c) am

(d) No improvement

 

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

He was weary of failure, Didn’t he ?

(a)isn’t he

(b)wasn’t he

(c)doesn’t he

(d)No improvement

 

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

OBSESSION

(a)pre-occupation

(b)suspicion

(c)frustration

(d)dejection

 

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

FATUOUS

(a)(l)fastidious

(b)fantastic

(c) funny

(d)silly

ANSWERS :

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


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