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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

We will know the outcome of these experiments after six months.

(a)The outcome of these experiments will be known after six months

(b)The outcome will be known of these experiments after six months

(c)After six months we will know the outcome of these experiments

(d)These experiments will have a known outcome after six months

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Don’t subject the animals to cruelty.

(a)The animals are not to be subjected to cruelty.

(b)The animals shall not be subjected to cruelty.

(c)The animals will not be subjected to cruelty.

(d) The animals should not be subjected to cruelty.

 

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

CULPABLE

(a)dependable

(b) blameless

(c) careless

(d) irresponsible

 

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

ENLIGHTEN

(a)slander

(b)bemoan

(c)darken

(d)befog

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

“Let’s give a party”, said Jaya. “Let’s not,” said her husband.

(a)Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband answered in the negative.

(b)Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband opposed the idea.

(c)Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband contradicted her.

(d)Jaya suggested giving a party but her husband refused.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 Rita said to me, “Will you lend me this classic ?”Rita asked me

(a)if I would lend her that classic

(b)if she would lend me that classic

(c)if I will lend her that classic

(d)would I lend her that classic?

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

 The short story (1)/should not exceed (2)/more than two hundred words (3)/No error (4)

(a) The short story

(b) should not exceed

(c) more than two hundred words

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

I went into(1)/the bank and (2)/ withdrew some money (3)/ No error (4)

(a)I went into

(b) The bank and

(c) withdrew some money

(d)No error

 

Q9.Wheat is not native to India and barley ________

(a)isn’t either

(b) is either

(c) is neither

(d) isn’t neither

 

Q10.Government must ________ the rise in prices

(a)cheque

(b)check

(c) cease

(d)seize

 

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

She tries very hard to keep up with heir rich neighbours.

(a)to imitate

(b)to keep in touch

(c)to avoid

(d)to be on par

 

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

The beleaguered politician was anxious to set the record straight.

(a)give a speech

(b)win party support

(c)give a correct account

(d)make a confession

 

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

The study of the origin and history of words

(a)Linguistics

(b) Etymology

(c) Verbose

(d) Anthology

 

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

To have a very high opinion of oneself

(a)Exaggeration

(b)Adulations

(c)Abundance

(d)Conceited

 

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. Failure is nothing to be ashamed of for there is hardly any man who has not failed in life, not once but many times.

P.What is important is the way we take our failure

Q.It has been well said that he who never made a mistake never achieved anything of great worth

R.From the little child who tries to stand up to the would-be conqueror who tries to conquer some new territory, everyone has to face failure

S.If we face our failure boldly and resolve to fight again we are sure to achieve victory in the long run

6. Thus failures can prove stepping stones in our march to victory.

(a)RSQP

(b) PQRS

(c) RPQS

(d) RQPS

 

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. A friend’s rudeness is much more damaging than a stranger’s.

P.You feel hurt instead of angry

Q.You feel that you’re being taken for granted.

R.When a friend says sharply, “I don’t have time to talk to you Just now.”

S.When a friend shows up late for lunch or a shopping trip, with no good reason,

6. Friends after all, are supposed, to make up for the thoughtless, cruelties of strangers.

(a)RPSQ

(b) PRSQ

(c) SPQR

(d) QSPR

 

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

You should not boasting of your achievements.

(a)boast for

(b) boast at

(c) boast of

(d) No improvement

 

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

Only a few persons can stand on entreaties.

(a)against

(b) with

(c) in

(d) No improvement

 

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

 GARNISH

(a)paint

(b) adorn

(c) gamer

(d) banish

 

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

ROUT

(a)death

(b)defeat

(c) loss

(d)crash

ANSWERS :

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


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