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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

You surprise me.

(a)I am to be surprised

(b)You are surprised

(c)I am surprised

(d)Me is surprised

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

The shopkeeper lowered the prices.

(a)The prices lowered the shopkeeper.

(b)The prices were lowered by the shopkeeper.

(c)Down went the prices.

(d)The shopkeeper got down the prices.

 

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

 AGREEMENT

(a)dislocation

(b) discord

(c) turbulence

(d) fragmentation

 

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

GLOOMY

(a)radiant

(b)Fragrant

(c) melodious

(d)Illusory

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 I said to my mother, “I will certainly take you to Bangalore this week.”

(a)I told my mother he would certainly take her to Bangalore that week.

(b)I told my mother that I would certainly take her to Bangalore that week.

(c)I told my mother that she would certainly take her to Bangalore that week.

(d)I told to my mother that I would take you to Bangalore that week.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 The Captain said to his men, “Stand at ease.”

(a)The Captain urged his men to stand at ease.

(b)The Captain wanted his men to stand at ease.

(c)The Captain told his men that they should stand at ease.

(d)The Captain commanded his men to stand at ease.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

Scarcely did I reach the airport (1)/nervous and tense than the plane took off (2)/leaving me stranded in an alien place (3)/ No error (4)

(a)Scarcely did I reach the airport

(b) nervous and tense than the plane took off

(c) leaving me stranded in an alien place

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

The newer type of automatic machines (1)/ washes (2)/ the clothes faster (3)/No error (4)

(a)The newer type of automatic machines

(b) washes

(c) the clothes faster

(d)No error

 

Q9.As he proved inefficient the company ________ him

(a)rejected

(b) ejected

(c) evicted

(d) expelled

 

Q10.The courts ________ cognizance of the criminal’s words

(a)took

(b) made

(c) gave

(d) allowed

 

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

to blaze a trail

(a)to lead the way as a pioneer

(b)to light a track

(c)to set up a fire

(d)to wear a blazer while running

 

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

The Earl of Leicester threw down the glove.

(a)accepted defeat

(b)rejected the prize

(c)resorted to wrong tactics

(d)gave a challenge

 

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

Simple, fast-spreading plant without flowers of leaves, which can often cause disease

(a)Bacteria

(b)Amoeba

(c) Virus

(d)Fungus

 

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

An involuntary action under a stimulus Is described as a

(a)Complex

(b) Reflex

(c) Reflection

(d) Response

 

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) Fighting a fire demands a lot of strength and endurance.

(P)The breathing unit may weigh as much as 25 kilograms.

(Q)The protective clothing the firefighter wears will weigh about 10 kilograms.

(R)The firefighter will normally wear an oxygen mask and carry an oxygen tank.

(S)Apart from these, he Will have to carry the hose and other tools.

(6) The weight of the hose and other tools, the firefighter carries, Will be around 50 kilograms.

(a)QPSR

(b) QRPS

(c) QSPR

(d) SPRQ

 

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. Local industries often

P.protest the high salaries

Q.that this will unreasonably raise

R.arguing vehemently

S.offered by multinational firms

6. all wages to an excessive level.

(a)RQPS

(b)PSRQ

(c) SRQB.

(d)PRSQ

 

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

Its high time that you go home.

(a)have gone

(b) should go

(c) went

(d) No improvement

 

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

In the desert, the sun is the mas¬ter, all else resigns before its merciless rays.

(a)collapses

(b) falls

(c) retires

(d) No improvement

 

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

SELECTION

(a)denial

(b)preference

(c) refusal

(d)display

 

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

 CONTROVERT

(a)subvert

(b) indict

(c) contradict

(d) confuse

ANSWERS :

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


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