September 21, 2021

SSC CGL (Tier-1) 2018 Question Paper -English Comprehension (Shift-2) 12-June-2019

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


 

Q.1 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.
A. If the mixture becomes too thick add more milk.
B. Finally, add sugar and nuts, and your kheer is ready.
C. Boil milk in a heavy-bottomed pan and add rice.
D Cook for about twenty minutes stirring every once in a while till the mixture thickens.
1. BADC
2. DACB
3. CDAB
4. ADCB
Correct Answer: CDAB

Q.2 Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.
Throughout his speech the crowd was all ears.
1. talking loudly
2. covering their ears
3. making a lot of noise
4. very attentive
Correct Answer: very attentive

Q.3 Choose the option that is the active form of the sentence.
It was decided by the members that the report would be placed before the Chairman for his comments.
1. The members decided to place the report before the Chairman for his comments.
2. Did the members decide to place the report before the Chairman?
3. The Chairman decided to place the report before the members.
4. The Chairman’s comments were to be placed on the report of the members.
Correct Answer: The members decided to place the report before the Chairman for his comments.

Q.4 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word
INTRICATE
1. complex
2. colorful
3. connected
4. complete
Correct Answer: complex

Q.5 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Select the option that gives their correct order.
A. This network of stories is known in academic circles as ‘fiction’ or ‘imagined realities’.
B. However, an imagined reality is not a lie.
C. Over the years, people have woven an incredibly complex network of stories.
D. Within this network fiction not only exists but also accumulates immense power.
1. ADBC
2. DBAC
3. CADB
4. DBCA
Correct Answer: CADB

Q.6 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
ACQUIT
1. convict
2. forgive
3. evict
4. clear
Correct Answer: convict

Q.7 Select the alternative that will improve the underlined part of the sentence in case there is no improvement select “No improvement”.
The flowers smell so sweetly that I want to pluck them.
1. smelling so sweetly
2. No improvement
3. smell so sweet
4. will smell so sweet
Correct Answer: smell so sweet

Q.8 Select the correctly spelt word.
1. meazure
2. roberry
3. leisure
4. restaurent
Correct Answer: leisure

Q.9 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.
“Unless you did not do your homework you will be punished,” said the teacher.
1. do your homework
2. Unless you did not
3. said the teacher.
4. you will be punished
Correct Answer: Unless you did not

Q.10 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
Incapable of being corrected
1. incorrigible
2. incredible
3. inviolable
4. impossible
Correct Answer: incorrigible

Q.11 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
ABSURD
1. sensitive
2. selfish
3. sentimental
4. sensible
Correct Answer: sensible

Q.12 Select the alternative that will improve the underlined part of the sentence in case there is no improvement select “No improvement”
I am very much pleased to see you here today.
1. very pleased
2. No improvement
3. very pleasing
4. too much pleased
Correct Answer: very pleasing

Q.13 Select the correctly spelt word.
1. quiete
2. queit
3. quiet
4. qiete
Correct Answer: quiet

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.
Although a wild elephant, Chinna Thambi did not grow up entirely in the wild. For over the last (1) ______he has had easy (2)______ to food at Thadagam, a village surrounded by the Western Ghats near Coimbatore. Brick (3) ______ tempted him with (4)______ of water and he loved the palm pith that was used as (5)______ for baking bricks.

Q.14 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(1)
1. summer
2. annual
3. decade
4. festival
Correct Answer: decade

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.
Although a wild elephant, Chinna Thambi did not grow up entirely in the wild. For over the last (1) ______he has had easy (2)______ to food at Thadagam, a village surrounded by the Western Ghats near Coimbatore. Brick (3) ______ tempted him with (4)______ of water and he loved the palm pith that was used as (5)______ for baking bricks.

Q.15 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(2)
1. entry
2. approach
3. access
4. way
Correct Answer: access

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.
Although a wild elephant, Chinna Thambi did not grow up entirely in the wild. For over the last (1) ______he has had easy (2)______ to food at Thadagam, a village surrounded by the Western Ghats near Coimbatore. Brick (3) ______ tempted him with (4)______ of water and he loved the palm pith that was used as (5)______ for baking bricks.

Q.16 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(3)
1. tub
2. kilns
3. store
4. jar
Correct Answer: kilns

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.
Although a wild elephant, Chinna Thambi did not grow up entirely in the wild. For over the last (1) ______he has had easy (2)______ to food at Thadagam, a village surrounded by the Western Ghats near Coimbatore. Brick (3) ______ tempted him with (4)______ of water and he loved the palm pith that was used as (5)______ for baking bricks.

Q.17 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(4)
1. many
2. much
3. plenty
4. load
Correct Answer: plenty

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.
Although a wild elephant, Chinna Thambi did not grow up entirely in the wild. For over the last (1) ______he has had easy (2)______ to food at Thadagam, a village surrounded by the Western Ghats near Coimbatore. Brick (3) ______ tempted him with (4)______ of water and he loved the palm pith that was used as (5)______ for baking bricks.

Q.18 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank No.(5)
1. matter
2. logs
3. fuel
4. fodder
Correct Answer: fuel

Q.19 Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined idiom in the given sentence.
Since he secured the first rank Sudhir has become swollen-headed.
1. conceited
2. unwell
3. famous
4. well-connected
Correct Answer: conceited

Q.20 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
When you want to expand your vocabulary the best thing to do is to relate a known word with an ______ one and guess the meaning from the context.
1. essential
2. unclear
3. unfamiliar
4. unnecessary
Correct Answer: unfamiliar

Q.21 Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.
The reduction in the cost of education due to an increase in subsidies offer by the government is also seen as a reason to get more educated.
1. The reduction in the cost of education
2. offer by the government
3. is also seen as a reason
4. due to an increase in subsidies
Correct Answer: offer by the government

Q.22 Choose the option that is the passive form of the sentence.
A campus fire in California caused the death of at least twenty-three persons.
1. At least twenty-three person’s death was caused in a campus fire in California.
2. The death of at least twenty-three persons caused a campus fire in California.
3. The death of at least twenty-three persons will be caused in a campus fire in California.
4. The death of at least twenty-three persons was caused by a campus fire in California.
Correct Answer: The death of at least twenty-three persons was caused by a campus fire in California.

Q.23 Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
That which cannot be heard
1. hidden
2. invisible
3. inaudible
4. slight
Correct Answer: inaudible

Q.24 Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
ASSIST
1. create
2. mend
3. help
4. change
Correct Answer: help

Q.25 Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
In order to ______ to a new place, you may need to adjust to the ways of that culture.
1. adhere
2. avoid
3. adapt
4. adopt
Correct Answer: adopt

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