May 31, 2021

SSC CGL 2017 English Comprehension Question Paper (Shift-1) 12-Aug-2017- (Tier-1)

English Comprehension Question Papers
12th August 2017 (Shift-1)


 

Question-76: In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No Error’.
If it would (1)/ rain, they will (2)/not come. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1

Question-77: In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No Error’.
Organic pulses are so popular today (1)/ that many people wonder (2)/ how they ever lived without them. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3

Question-78: In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.
My father did not approve ______ the plan of travelling to Uttarakhand because of bad weather there.
Options:
1) of
2) one
3) to
4) with
Correct Answer: of

Question-79: In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.
I settled ______ Canada last year.
Options:
1) at
2) in
3) off
4) on
Correct Answer: in

Question-80: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Abeyance
Options:
1) Commencement
2) Perjure
3) Condone
4) Suspension
Correct Answer: Suspension

Question-81: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.
Dauntless
Options:
1) Brave
2) Insane
3) Playful
4) Ugly
Correct Answer: Brave

Question-82: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Clandestine
Options:
1) Abrupt
2) Illicit
3) Open
4) Wary
Correct Answer: Open

Question-83: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
Intrepid
Options:
1) Greed
2) Kind
3) Meek
4) Sigh
Correct Answer: Meek

Question-84: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
To steal a march
Options:
1) To act in a foolish way
2) To break something
3) To outshine
4) To see a hidden meaning
Correct Answer: To outshine

Question-85: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
In a jiffy
Options:
1) Fail to win appreciation
2) In an appropriate manner
3) Something that is done very quickly
4) To fall in love
Correct Answer: Something that is done very quickly

Question-86: Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
(After he arrived) from office, he goes to gym.
Options:
1) After he had being arriving
2) After he had arrived
3) After he arrives
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: After he arrives

Question-87: Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
When I first saw Ankit, he (was playing) cricket.
Options:
1) had played
2) had been playing
3) played
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: No improvement

Question-88: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Mania for travel
Options:
1) Dromomania
2) Hypomania
3) Megalomania
4) Nymphomania
Correct Answer: Dromomania

Question-89: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
One who has suddenly gained new wealth, power or prestige
Options:
1) Egotist
2) Imposter
3) Parvenu
4) Scullery
Correct Answer: Parvenu

Question-90: In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Acquiescence
2) Alienate
3) Belligerent
4) Sabbotage
Correct Answer: Sabbotage

Question-91: In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Alluminium
2) Cemetery
3) Recommend
4) Satellite
Correct Answer: Alluminium

Question-92: The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.
P: It isn’t bragging about how great you are.
Q: It’s not about thinking you’re perfect because nobody is but knowing that you’re worthy of being love and accepted.
R: Self esteem is how much you value yourself and how important you think you are.
S: It’s how you see yourself and feel about your achievements.
Options:
1) SQRP
2) RQSP
3) RSPQ
4) SRQP
Correct Answer: RSPQ

Question-93: The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.
P: Most of them are combinations of hydrogen and carbon in varying proportions.
Q: Crude mineral oil comes out of the earth as a thick brown or black liquid with a strong smell.
R: It is a complex mixture of many different substances, each with it’s own individual qualities.
S: Such hydrocarbons are also found in other forms such as bitumen, asphalt and natural gas.
Options:
1) QPRS
2) PQRS
3) PQSR
4) QRPS
Correct Answer: QRPS

Question-94: In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.
He shall have bought a car.
Options:
1) A car was being bought by him.
2) A car was bought by him.
3) A car will have been bought by him.
4) A car would have been bought by him.
Correct Answer: A car would have been bought by him.

Question-95: In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
The teacher said to the student, “Have you brought your lunch?”
Options:
1) The student was asked by the teacher about bringing his lunch.
2) The teacher asked the student if he would be bringing his lunch.
3) The teacher asked the student if he had brought his lunch.
4) The teacher asked the student if he has brought his lunch.
Correct Answer: The teacher asked the student if he had brought his lunch.

Question-96: In the following questions, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.
Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____. Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them early on about what to _____. Teach them that taking a few _____ measures to prevent infections and diseases is _____.

importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____
Options:
1) kind
2) habit
3) regular
4) need
Correct Answer: habit

Question-97: In the following questions, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.
Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____. Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them early on about what to _____. Teach them that taking a few _____ measures to prevent infections and diseases is _____.

Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes,
Options:
1) innocent
2) responsible
3) pliable
4) susceptible
Correct Answer: susceptible

Question-98: In the following questions, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.
Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____. Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them early on about what to _____. Teach them that taking a few _____ measures to prevent infections and diseases is _____.

Teach them early on about what to _____.
Options:
1) avoid
2) read
3) right
4) learn
Correct Answer: avoid

Question-99: In the following questions, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.
Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____. Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them early on about what to _____. Teach them that taking a few _____ measures to prevent infections and diseases is _____.

Teach them that taking a few _____ measures
Options:
1) scientific
2) precautionary
3) unimportant
4) insignificant
Correct Answer: precautionary

Question-100: In the following questions, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.
Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____. Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them early on about what to _____. Teach them that taking a few _____ measures to prevent infections and diseases is _____.

to prevent infections and diseases is _____.
Options:
1) optional
2) secondary
3) voluntary
4) imperative
Correct Answer: imperative

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