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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Cigarette smoking causes two million deaths annually in the industrial states.

(a)Cigarette smoking has been causing two million deaths annually in the industrial states.

(b)Two million deaths arc caused annually by cigarette smoking in the industrial states.

(c)Two million deaths are being caused by cigarette smoking annually in the industrial states.

(d)Two million deaths have been caused annually by cigarette smoking in the industrial states

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Has anybody answered your question ?

(a)Your question has been answered ?

(b)Anybody has answered your question?

(c)Has your question been answered ?

(d)Have you answered your question ?

 

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

 AFFLUENCE

(a)misery

(b) stagnation

(c) neglect

(d) poverty

 

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

RUEFULLY

(a)cheerfully

(b) regretfully

(c) thoughtfully

(d) hopefully

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 I warned her that I could no longer tolerate her coming late.

(a)I said to her “You can no longer tolerate my coming late.”

(b)I said to her “I can no longer tolerate your coming late”

(c)I said to her “He can no longer tolerate her coming late.”I

(d) I said to her “I can no longer tolerate she coming late.”

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 He said to me, “I have often told you not to play with fire.”

(a)He said that he has often been telling me not to play with fire.

(b)He told me that he had often told me not to play with fire.

(c)He reminded me that he often said to me not to play with fire.

(d)He said to me that he often told me not to play with fire

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

When students are ill (1)/they find that they have a lot of work(2)/to catch up with when they return (3)/No error (4)

(a)When students are ill

(b) they find that they have a lot of work

(c) to catch up with when they return

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

In spite of the roadblock (1)/ the guards allowed us (2)/ enter the restricted area to search for our friends (3)/ No error (4)

(a)In spite of the roadblock

(b) the guards allowed us

(c) enter the restricted area to search for our friends

(d)No error

 

Q9. Ramappa _______ as the mayor of the town and he will assume charge this Friday

(a)elects

(b) elected

(c) is elected

(d) is electing

 

Q10.The ______of our civilization from an agricultural society to today’s complex industrial world was accompanied by war

(a)adjustment

(b)migration

(c)route

(d)metamorphosis

 

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

to beat a retreat

(a)to withdraw in defeat or humiliation

(b)to withdraw after scoring a victory

(c)to march back after a ceremonious parade

(d)to run away in fear

 

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

Why should you read between the lines whenever I say this to you?

(a)read the lines with great speed

(b)interpret the lines wrongly

(c)find more meaning than the words appear to express

(d)read a text line-by-line slowly

 

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

Violation of something holy or sacred

(a)Profanity

(b)Sedition

(c) Sacrilege

(d)Slander

 

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

The animals of a particular region

(a)Flora

(b) Museum

(c) Zoo

(d)Fauna

 

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.

 60 .1. The dead do Sometimes tell tales, if you know how to look for them

P.The flesh of bomb victims is shredded and may be siege by chemical’s.

Q.In the autopsy rooms of the Suffolk country the medical examiner arid his team were looking for clues that could explain how the passengers of TWA Flight 800 died.

R.But most of the corpses he examined had been killed by the impact of hitting the water from a height of more than two miles.

S.The body of a person killed by a bomb looks different from the body of a victim in an ordinary plane crash.

6. The mystery of their deaths will be solved in time, but It won’t be easy or quick.

(a)SRQP

(b) PQRS

(c) QSPR

(d) RSPQ

 

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. Most of the people acquire

P.which makes them hesitant

Q.their ancestral culture and

R.to accept hew ideas and theories of

S.tradition without questioning them,

6. the changing world,

(a)SPRQ

(b)QRSP

(c) QSPR

(d)PQRS

 

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

He paid the caretaker for his board and lodging.

(a)room

(b) furniture

(c) boarding

(d) No improvement

 

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

Corruption is the most serious problem in India.

(a)the more serious

(b)the seriouser

(c)serious

(d)No improvement

 

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

TORPID

(a)insipid

(b)stupid

(c) sensitive

(d)inactive

 

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

 CENSURE

(a)criticize

(b) warn

(c) advise

(d) evaluate

ANSWERS :

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


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