July 7, 2022

SSC CGL (Tier-1) 2019 Question Paper -English Comprehension (Shift-1) 04-March-2020

English Comprehension Question Papers
04 March-2020 (Shift-1)


 

Q.1 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Back to square one
1. Neglect something
2. Draw a square
3. Move ahead
4. Come to the original point
Correct Answer: Come to the original point

Q.2 Select the most appropriate word to substitute the underlined word of the given sentence. If substitution is not required select ‘No improvement’.
To fight on the battlefield for the sake of one’s country needs a great strongness.
1. a lots of strength
2. great courage
3. No improvement
4. the greatest strongness
Correct Answer: great courage

Q.3 Select the wrongly spelt word.
1. Consumation
2. Chronology
3. Compromise
4. Competence
Correct Answer: Consumation

Q.4 Select the correct active form of the given sentence.
This beautiful story was written by Maya.
1. Maya writes this beautiful story.
2. Maya wrote this beautiful story.
3. Maya is writing this beautiful story.
4. Maya was writing this beautiful story.
Correct Answer: Maya wrote this beautiful story.

Q.5 Select the antonym of the given word.
LIBERTY
1. Convenience
2. Independence
3. Deliverance
4. Dependence
Correct Answer: Dependence

Q.6 Select the wrongly spelt word.
1. Tamarind
2. Tresure
3. Turmoil
4. Truthful
Correct Answer: Tresure

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.
‘A stitch in time saves nine’. This wise saying suggests that an (1)______ action taken on time to rectify an error rules (2)______ the possibility of accumulation of such errors and future (3)______ . Wisdom, therefore lies in correcting the error as soon as it is (4)______. There is no point-in allowing the (5)______ to grow and then take hasty actions to set things right.
SubQuestion No : 7

Q.7 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 1
1. superficial
2. appropriate
3. wrong
4. opposite
Correct Answer: appropriate

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.
‘A stitch in time saves nine’. This wise saying suggests that an (1)______ action taken on time to rectify an error rules (2)______ the possibility of accumulation of such errors and future (3)______ . Wisdom, therefore lies in correcting the error as soon as it is (4)______. There is no point-in allowing the (5)______ to grow and then take hasty actions to set things right.
SubQuestion No : 8

Q.8 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 2
1. for
2. out
3. in
4. at
Correct Answer: out

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.
‘A stitch in time saves nine’. This wise saying suggests that an (1)______ action taken on time to rectify an error rules (2)______ the possibility of accumulation of such errors and future (3)______ . Wisdom, therefore lies in correcting the error as soon as it is (4)______. There is no point-in allowing the (5)______ to grow and then take hasty actions to set things right.
SubQuestion No: 9

Q.9 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 3
1. damages
2. advantages
3. facilities
4. qualities
Correct Answer: damages

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.
‘A stitch in time saves nine’. This wise saying suggests that an (1)______ action taken on time to rectify an error rules (2)______ the possibility of accumulation of such errors and future (3)______ . Wisdom, therefore lies in correcting the error as soon as it is (4)______. There is no point-in allowing the (5)______ to grow and then take hasty actions to set things right.
SubQuestion No : 10

Q.10 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 4
1. managed
2. invented
3. proposed
4. discovered
Correct Answer: discovered

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.
‘A stitch in time saves nine’. This wise saying suggests that an (1)______ action taken on time to rectify an error rules (2)______ the possibility of accumulation of such errors and future (3)______ . Wisdom, therefore lies in correcting the error as soon as it is (4)______. There is no point-in allowing the (5)______ to grow and then take hasty actions to set things right.
SubQuestion No: 11

Q.11 Select the most appropriate option for blank no. 5
1. remedy
2. parody
3. melody
4. malady
Correct Answer: malady

Q.12 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
She ______ on paying the bill at the restaurant.
1. suggested
2. insisted
3. requested
4. offered
Correct Answer: insisted

Q.13 Select the synonym of the given word.
PREVENT
1. Avert
2. Allow
3. Construct
4. Provoke
Correct Answer: Avert

Q.14 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Dead heat
1. Strong opposition to one’s ideas
2. Close contest that ends in a tie
3. A deadly blast of hot air
4. A strong heat wave
Correct Answer: Close contest that ends in a tie

Q.15 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.
A. “We are going to the market,” declared Reetu and Geetu.
B. “Where are you going?” the father asked.
C. “Take your umbrella, it is going to rain,” the mother said.
D. “Yes, definitely. We will,” replied the two.
1. DCAB
2. BCDA
3. ABDC
4. BACD
Correct Answer : BACD

Q.16 Select the most appropriate segment to substitute the underlined segment of the given sentence. If substitution is not required select ‘no improvement’.
The animal resembled with a cat.
1. No improvement
2. resembled by
3. resembled to
4. resembled
Correct Answer: resembled

Q.17 Select the correct direct form of the given sentence.
The teacher commanded the students not to shout.
1. The teacher told to the students, “You must not shout.”
2. The teacher said to the students, “Don’t shout.”
3. The teacher says to the students, “Do not shout.”
4. The teacher said to the student, “You should not shout.”
Correct Answer: The teacher said to the students, “Don’t shout.”

Q.18 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
The boy which stole the money was caught by the police.
1. stole the money
2. by the police
3. was caught
4. The boy which
Correct Answer: The boy which

Q.19 In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
Saraswati college has maintained its reputation as one of the best college in the country.
1. one of the best college
2. in the country
3. Saraswati college has maintained
4. its reputation as
Correct Answer: one of the best college

Q.20 Select one word for the following group of words.
Morals that govern one’s behavior
1. Psychology
2. Ethics
3. Attitude
4. Intuition
Correct Answer: Ethics

Q.21 Select the synonym of the given word.
REVERE
1. Respect
2. Repeat
3. Enjoy
4. Condemn
Correct Answer: Respect

Q.22 Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
The groom stood before the ______ for the wedding ceremony at the church.
1. altar
2. alter
3. atlas
4. attic
Correct Answer: altar

Q.23 Select one word for the following group of words.
Open refusal to obey orders
1. Obedience
2. Defiance
3. Compliance
4. Adherence
Correct Answer: Defiance

Q.24 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.
A. Eventually, she overcame adversities and achieved success.
B. She engaged herself in ‘earn while you learn’, finance scheme in her college.
C. She needed financial support to complete her graduation.
D. Rama was a very poor girl.
1. DCBA
2. CBDA
3. ADCB
4. ABCD
Correct Answer: DCBA

Q.25 Select the antonym of the given word.
BROAD
1. Wide
2. Large
3. Long
4. Narrow
Correct Answer: Narrow

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