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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

They threw away the rubbish.

(a)The rubbish will be thrown away.

(b)The rubbish was being thrown away.

(c)The rubbish was thrown away.

(d)The rubbish thrown away.

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Can we send this big parcel by air?

(a)Can this big parcel be sent by air ?

(b)Can this big parcel sent by air ?

(c)Could this big parcel be sent by air?

(d)Could this big parcel sent by us by air ?

 

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

 GRUESOME

(a)attractive

(b) beneficial

(c) gracious

(d) amicable

 

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

EXAGGERATE

(a)underwrite

(b)understate

(c) ignore

(d)condemn

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 He said, “How lovely the scene is”

(a)He exclaimed that the scene is very lovely.

(b)He exclaimed that how the scene was lovely.

(c)He exclaimed that the scene was very lovely.

(d)He exclaimed that the scene is indeed lovely.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 I asked my brother if he had returned the money to his friend.

(a)Had you returned the money to my friend

(b)I said to my brother “Have you return the money to his friend?”

(c)I said to my brother “Have you returned the money to your friend?”

(d)Do you return the money to his friend.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

A part of the training (1)/they offered was (2)/real good (3)/No error (4)

(a)A part of the training

(b) they offered was

(c) real good

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

Our efforts are (1)/ aimed to bring about (2) / a reconciliation (3)/No error (4)

(a)Our efforts are

(b) aimed to bring about

(c) a reconciliation

(d)No error

 

Q9. Ten miles ______ a long way to walk

(a)are

(b)is

(c)are being

(d)are not

 

Q10.Don’t depend ________ others you must stand on your own feet

(a)upon

(b)on

(c) to

(d)for

 

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

My close friend got the sack from his first job recently.

(a)resigned

(b)got rid of

(c)was demoted from

(d)was dismissed from

 

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

to put Up with

(a)to accommodate

(b)to adjust

(c)to understand

(d)to tolerate

 

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

A hater of mankind

(a)Misanthrope

(b)Misogynist

(c)Philanthropist

(d)Misogamist

 

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

Ah object or portion serving as a sample

(a)Specification

(b) Spectra

(c)Spectacle

(d)Specimen

 

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. Freedom is first of all a personal matter.

P.A man who will not submit to the discipline of his chosen occupation is not free to be a great surgeon, an engineer, or a golfer or an executive.

Q.Life imposes a drastic discipline on all living things, including human beings.

R.We are free to eat poison or jump off a tall building, but not to escape the consequences.

S.We are bound by the laws of cause and effect.

6. Nature, moreover, binds the arbitrary limits of mind and body we are not free to do, by whatever effort, what is beyond our capacity.

(a)QRSP

(b) RSPQ

(c) PQRS

(d) SRQP

 

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. Albert Edward had never liked the, new vicar.

P.He wasn’t the type of man they wanted, with a classy congregation.

Q.And now, he straightened himself a little.

R.He knew his value.

S.He’d said from the beginning that they had made a mistake.

6 . He wasn’t going to allow himself to be put upon.

(a)PSQR

(b) QRPS

(c) SPQR

(d) SRPQ

 

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

 He is fond of saving money.

(a)hoarding

(b)not spending

(c)spending carefully

(d)No improvement

 

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

The servant was disturbed as her son was now out of sight due to bad company.

(a)out of bounds

(b)out of control

(c)out of reach

(d)No improvement

 

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

 BECKONED

(a)accused

(b)called

(c) sent

(d)acquitted

 

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

GENIAL

(a)cordial

(b) unselfish

(c) careful

(d) specific

ANSWERS :

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


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