July 7, 2022

SSC CGL (Tier-1) 2018 Question Paper -English Comprehension (Shift-2) 11-June-2019

English Comprehension Question Papers
11 June 2019 (Shift-2)


 

Q.1 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
COVETOUS
1. avaricious
2. acquisitive
3. mercenary
4. benevolent
Correct Answer: benevolent

Q.2 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
CRUCIAL
1. trivial
2. critical
3. imperative
4. pivotal
Correct Answer: trivial

Q.3 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
My father dissuaded me to try for a job as he wanted me to pursue higher studies.
1. My father dissuaded me
2. as he wanted me
3. to pursue higher studies
4. to try for a job
Correct Answer: to try for a job

Q.4 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
The ship sailed smoothly owing to ______ winds.
1. tempestuous
2. favourable
3. boisterous
4. turbulent
Correct Answer: favourable

Q.5 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.
Some agitating miners allegation that there is no emergency measures inside the mines.
1. miners’ allege that there is
2. No improvement
3. miners alleged that there were
4. miner’s allegation that there are
Correct Answer: miners alleged that there were

Comprehension: In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Ironically, the dams that were constructed to (1)______ floods have triggered floods due to sedimentation in the reservoir. The (2)______ of water from dams during heavy rains aggravated- the flood situation (3)______ Maharashtra and Gujarat in 2006. The floods (4)______ not only life and property but also caused soil erosion. Sedimentation (5)______ the plains of silt, a natural fertilizer.

Q.6 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.1
1. reduce
2. control
3. resist
4. dominate
Correct Answer: control

Comprehension: In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Ironically, the dams that were constructed to (1)______ floods have triggered floods due to sedimentation in the reservoir. The (2)______ of water from dams during heavy rains aggravated- the flood situation (3)______ Maharashtra and Gujarat in 2006. The floods (4)______ not only life and property but also caused soil erosion. Sedimentation (5)______ the plains of silt, a natural fertilizer.

Q.7 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.2
1. restraint
2. collection
3. release
4. liberation
Correct Answer: release

Comprehension: In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Ironically, the dams that were constructed to (1)______ floods have triggered floods due to sedimentation in the reservoir. The (2)______ of water from dams during heavy rains aggravated- the flood situation (3)______ Maharashtra and Gujarat in 2006. The floods (4)______ not only life and property but also caused soil erosion. Sedimentation (5)______ the plains of silt, a natural fertilizer.

Q.8 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.3
Ans 1. among
2. through
3. along
4. in
Correct Answer: in

Comprehension: In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Ironically, the dams that were constructed to (1)______ floods have triggered floods due to sedimentation in the reservoir. The (2)______ of water from dams during heavy rains aggravated- the flood situation (3)______ Maharashtra and Gujarat in 2006. The floods (4)______ not only life and property but also caused soil erosion. Sedimentation (5)______ the plains of silt, a natural fertilizer.

Q.9 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.4
1. devoured
2. plundered
3. smashed
4. devastated
Correct Answer: devastated

Comprehension: In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Ironically, the dams that were constructed to (1)______ floods have triggered floods due to sedimentation in the reservoir. The (2)______ of water from dams during heavy rains aggravated- the flood situation (3)______ Maharashtra and Gujarat in 2006. The floods (4)______ not only life and property but also caused soil erosion. Sedimentation (5)______ the plains of silt, a natural fertilizer.

Q.10 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.5
1. destroyed
2. deprived
3. disabled
4. distributed
Correct Answer: deprived

Q.11 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
The length of a male swallow’s tail reveals his attractiveness for a female swallow.
1. his attractiveness for
2. The length of
3. a male swallow’s tail reveal
4. a female swallow
Correct Answer: a male swallow’s tail reveal

Q.12 Select the correctly spelt word.
1. desperete
2. desparate
3. disparat
4. desperate
Correct Answer: desperate

Q.13 Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If no substitution is required, select No improvement.
The big farmers with deepest tubewells still have water, but many others face a water crisis.
1. in deep tubewells
2. No improvement
3. through deepest tubewells
4. with deeper tubewells
Correct Answer: with deeper tubewells

Q.14 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.
A. But the rest of the students were rushing past her for a break, like she didn’t exist.
B. She slowly pushed open the library door and took a seat at one of the tables in the corner.
C. And today, Jessica really felt like maybe she didn’t exist.
D. When the bell rang for lunch, Jessica took her lunch box and started moving towards the library.
1. DACB
2. CADB
3. DBCA
4. BDCA
Correct Answer: DACB

Q.15 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
TACITURN
1. phlegmatic
2. placid
3. reticent
4. talkative
Correct Answer: reticent

Q.16 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
A ______ speech is certainly more effective than one which is verbose.
1. laconic
2. sullen
3. lengthy
4. surly
Correct Answer: laconic

Q.17 Select the correctly spelt word.
1. tution
2. voilation
3. afliction
4. exhibition
Correct Answer: exhibition

Q.18 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
MAMMOTH
1. magnificent
2. perilous
3. miniscule
4. gigantic
Correct Answer: gigantic

Q.19 Select the correct active form of the given sentence.
Heavy taxes have been imposed on luxury items by the government.
1. The government has imposed heavy taxes on luxury items.
2. The government had imposed heavy taxes on luxury items.
3. The government imposed heavy taxes on luxury items.
4. The government is imposing heavy taxes on luxury items.
Correct Answer: The government has imposed heavy taxes on luxury items.

Q.20 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
A place where fruit trees are grown
1. garden
2. farm
3. orchard
4. plantation
Correct Answer: orchard

Q.21 Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.
A mountaineer has to walk the tight rope as a small slip can prove to be fatal.
1. be very cautious
2. be well trained
3. be very nervous
4. be an expert
Correct Answer: be very cautious

Q.22 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
A place for storing guns and military equipment
1. aviary
2. archive
3. apiary
4. arsenal
Correct Answer: arsenal

Q.23 Select the correct passive form of the given sentence.
She never trusted anyone.
1. Anyone is not trusted by her.
2. Her trust was never for anyone.
3. She was never trusted by anyone.
4. No one was ever trusted by her
Correct Answer: No one was ever trusted by her

Q.24 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.
A. Then, they spread as the unmined coal starts burning with oxygen drawn from pores and mine shafts.
B. An entire township- Jharia is to be relocated because of the uncontrollable underground fires.
C. These fires start mostly from burning trash close to coal pits.
D. This is a grave threat as poisonous fumes of carbon monoxide rise up from underground fires.
1. CDAB
2. BCAD
3. BDAC
4. DCAB
Correct Answer: BCAD

Q.25 Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.
The boss is going to blow his top when he discovers the blatant mistake in the balance sheet.
1. be very angry
2. be very embarrassed
3. dismiss from job
4. attack fiercely
Correct Answer: be very angry

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