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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

The boys killed the snake with a stick.

(a)The snake was killed by the boys with a stick.

(b)A stick was killed by the boys with a snake.

(c)A snake with a stick was killed by the boys.

(d)A snake is killed by the boys with a stick

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

One must keep one’s promises.

(a)One’s promises are kept.

(b)One’s promises must kept.

(c)One’s promises were kept.

(d)promises must be kept.

 

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

AGONY

(a)pleasure

(b)2) laughter

(c) bliss

(d) ecstasy

 

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

BLESSING

(a)dull

(b)Curse

(c) hurt

(d)harse

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 “How long does the Journey take” my co passenger asked me.

(a)My co passenger asked me how long does the journey take?

(b)I asked my co passenger how long the journey would take.

(c)My co passenger wanted to know how long the journey would take.

(d)My co passenger asked me how long the journey did take.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 Pawan said to me, “If I hear any news. I’ll phone you.”

(a)Pawan told me that if he heard any news he will phone me.

(b)Pawan told me that if he will hear any news he will phone me.

(c)Pawan told me if he had heard any news he would phone me.

(d)Pawan told me that if he heard any news he would phone me.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

The power to (1)/distinguish between differences (2)/is the basis of science and art (3)/No error (4)

(a)The power to

(b) distinguish between differences

(c) is the basis of science and art

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

By the time (1)/ we got our tickets and entered the cinema theatre (2)/ the show was already begun (3)/ No error (4)

(a)By the time

(b) we got our tickets and entered the cinema theatre

(c) the show was already begun

(d)No error

 

Q9.Most people are influenced by ________ advertisements and tend to believe the claims made about the product

(a)colourful

(b) aggressive

(c) efficient

(d) vigorous

 

Q10. ________ wins this civil war there will be little rejoicing at the victory

(a)Whichever

(b) Whoever

(c) Whatever

(d) Wherever

 

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

Red-letter day

(a)a colourful day

(b)fatal day

(c)happy and significant day

(d)hapless day

 

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

Ravi fought to the bitter end.

(a)fought to the last point of enemy’s position

(b)died fighting

(c)carried on a contest regardless of the consequences

(d)fought a losing battle

 

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

One who is greedy

(a)Voracious

(b) Avaricious

(c) Carnivorous

(d) Omnivorous

 

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

A continuous process of change is known as

(a)Transformation

(b)Metamorphosis

(c)Flux

(d)Dynamism

 

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) We were taking lea at the Rathna Tea Stall.

(P)We found a tourist bus which had Just rammed into a tamarind tree on the roadside.

(Q)We rushed out of the tea stall.

(R)We helped the passengers to get out of the bus.

(S)Suddenly we heard a loud noise followed by a cry for help.

(6) We informed the hospital and also the police about accident.

(a)SQPR

(b) QSRP

(c) PRSQ

(d) RSQP

 

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, Although fruits can no longer grow once picked,

P.taking in oxygen and

Q.they Continue to respire for sometime

R.giving off carbon dioxide,

S.just as human beings do

6. when they breathe.

(a)QPRS

(b) SQPR

(c) RPQS

(d)PRSQ

 

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

It Is proposed to construct a bath for males 99 feet long.

(a)a 99feet long bath for males

(b)a 99 feet long males bath

(c)a males bath 99feet long

(d)No improvement

 

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

I intend to learn French next year.

(a)learning

(b)learn

(c)have learnt

(d)No improvement

 

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

OSTENTATION

(a)pomp

(b) pretence

(c) abundance

(d) plenty

 

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

 VIRULENT

(a)defunct

(b) deadly

(c) daring

(d) deceptive

ANSWERS :

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


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