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SSC ENGLISH MIX QUIZ

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

What one must do one must do properly.

(a)What must be done must be

(b)It must be done properly what one must do.

(c)It must be done what one must do properly.

(d)One must do properly what has to be done.

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

 We serve hot meals till 10:30 guests can order coffee and sandwiches till 11:

(a)Hot meals are serving till

(b)Hot meals are being served till I0:30 coffee and sandwiches are being ordered till II

(c)Hot meals are served till

(d)Hot meals will be served till

 

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

PARSIMONIOUS

(a)prodigious

(b) selfless

(c)extravagant

(d)ostentatious

 

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

MONOTONOUS

(a)disastrous

(b) terrifying

(c) terrible

(d) interesting

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

“Tinu, where have you been all these days ?” asked the Principal.

(a)The Principal asked Tinu where he had been all those days.

(b)The Principal asked Tinu where he has been all those to remove the watermark

(c)The Principal asked Tinu where had he been all those days.

(d)The Principal asked to Tinu where was he all those days.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 “Do you want balloons?” he said to the child.

(a)He asked the child if it wanted balloons.

(b)He asked the child whether it had wanted balloons.

(c)He asked the child did it want balloons.

(d)He asked the child If it would want balloons.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

These days job opportunities are not as better (1)/ as they used to be (2)/ in the early 70s (3)/ No error (4)

(a)These days job opportunities are not as better

(b) as they used to be

(c) in the early 70 s

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

A lot of form-filling is just red tape (1)/ and sometimes the forms are so complicated (2)/ that people can t make head or tail from them(3)/No error (4)

(a)A lot of form-filling is just red tape

(b) and sometimes the forms are so complicated

(c) that people can t make head or tail from them

(d)No error

 

Q9.It was his ________ that led him to penury

(a)flamboyance

(b)arrogance

(c)extravagance

(d)ebullience

 

Q10.The climate is not conducive _______good health

(a)with

(b)from

(c)In

(d)to

 

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

We should not look down upon the wretched of the earth.

(a)sympathise with

(b)hate intensely

(c)be indifferent to

(d)regard with contempt

 

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

at one’s wit’s end

(a)to understand thoroughly

(b)to be puzzled

(c)to be a stupid person

(d)to behave irrationally

 

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

Stealthily done

(a)Devious

(b)Nefarious

(c)Surreptitious

(d)Villainous

 

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

One who believes that gaining pleasure is the most important thing in life

(a)Hedonist

(b)Pessimist

(c) Misanthrope

(d) Philistine

 

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) Even the smallest insect of the living world is made up of a large number of cells.

(P)Furthermore, the cells In these small creatures widely differ in their structure and function.

(Q)An ant, or a gnat, for example is composed of hundreds of thousands of cells.

(R)Even a mite has cells making up Its skeletal structure.

(S)It also has cells dedicated to digestive and reproductive functions.

(6) The cell system of small organisms is microscopic but marvelous, isn’t It ?

(a)SRQP

(b) QRSP

(c) SQPR

(d) QPRS

 

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. Ferdinand rose up to receive the messenger.

P.At the end of his account he was moved to tears.

Q.He fell on his knees and thanked him.

R.He made him sit on a level with himself.

S.He listened to the circumstantial account of his voyage.

6. It was a great conquest the Almighty gave to a sovereign.

(a)RPSQ

(b)RSPQ

(c) Q P RS

(d)P RS Q

 

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

When she regained conscious¬ness she was stretched in the ditch out, soaked to the skin.

(a)out in the ditch stretched

(b)on the ditch outstretched

(c)outstretched in the ditch

(d)No improvement

 

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

The new Sultan has been able to bear up all opposition.

(a)bear off

(b)bear down

(c)bear out

(d)No improvement.

 

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

DEFERENCE

(a)indifference

(b) sympathy

(c) respect

(d) flattery

 

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

INCESSANTLY

(a)continuously

(b) inevitably

(c) regularly

(d) indiscreetly

ANSWERS :

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


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