Important English Questions For SSC CGL And SSC CPO 2018 Exam: 10th June

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Today, in this English quiz we are providing 15 English Miscellaneous Questions. To make you learn grammar rules and vocabulary effectively is the motive behind the provided quiz. Attempt this quiz and prepare yourself flawlessly. We wish you good luck for the upcoming Exams.

Directions (1-3): In the following question, sentences are given with blanks to be filed in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.

Q1. It is _____ that those who expect clemency from others are seldom merciful themselves.        (a) paradoxical
(b) strange
(c) stupid
(d) repulsive
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Sol. Paradoxical: seemingly absurd or self-contradictory.
Hence option A fits in the context.

Q2. Her supporters began to _______and she was left alone. 
(a) fall over
(b) fall away
(c) fall on
(d) fall off
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Sol. Fall away: to distance oneself from someone; to end an association with someone.Hence option B fits in the context.

Q3. _____ of the five persons will appear in the court.
(a) Any
(b) Neither
(c) Either
(d) Both
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Sol. Other three are used in the context of ‘two people’ but here ‘five persons’ are mentioned.
Hence option A fits in the context.

Directions (4-6): In the following question, out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q4. In the dock
(a) on trial in court
(b) remain popular
(c) become fixed
(d) to stimulate
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Sol. Option A is the correct meaning.

Q5. At the helm 
(a) to be highhanded
(b) in control or charge
(c) to be deprived of basic necessities of life.
(d) to grab an opportunity
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Sol. Option B is the correct meaning.

Q6. Backstairs influence
(a) a secret and improper influence
(b) an open and appreciable influence
(c) an influence that changes one’s mind to achieve success in life.
(d) to pretend to be influenced by someone.
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Sol. Option A is the correct meaning.

Directions (7-8) Choose among the following that best expresses the meaning of the given word.

(a) Exonerate
(b) Accredit
(c) Celebrate
(d) Frail
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Sol. Impute: represent (something, especially something undesirable) as being done or possessed by someone.
Accredit: attribute an action, saying, or quality to.
Hence Impute and Accredit are synonyms to each other.

(a) Analysis
(b) Indication
(c) Collection
(d) Unison
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Sol. Vivisection: ruthlessly sharp and detailed criticism or analysis.Hence Vivisection and Analysis are synonyms to each other.

Directions (9-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word and click the button corresponding to it.

(a) Stately
(b) Unimposing
(c) Royal
(d) Epic
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Sol. Regal: large and impressive in size, grandeur, or extent.
Unimposing: not imposing or impressive in appearance.
Hence Regal and Unimposing are antonyms to each other.

(a) Swarm
(b) Driblet
(c) Myriad
(d) Stack
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Sol. Plenitude: an abundance.
Driblet: a small or insignificant amount.
Myriad: countless or extremely great in number.
Swarm: a large number of people or things.
Hence Plenitude and Driblet are antonyms to each other.

Directions (11-13): In these questions some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and indicate it corresponding to the appropriate letter. If there is no error, indicate corresponding to the last option.

Q11. Our leaders should (a)/ no let the criminal (b)/ activities to grow in our country. (c)/ No error (d)
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Sol. Remove ‘to’ before ‘grow’, because ‘Let + subject + V1 ‘first form of verb’ is the correct structure.
Hence option C fits in the context.

Q12. He can’t understand why (a) / she did not told him (b) / the reason for her absence (c) / No Error (d) 
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Sol. Replace ‘told’ by ‘tell’.
Subject + did/did not + V₁ (first from of verb) + object is the correct form of a sentence.
Hence option B fits in the context.

Q13. The eminent journalist (a)/ expressed his helplessness in making (b)/ the seminar to be held in the university premises. (c)/ No error (d) 
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Sol. Replace ‘making’ with ‘joining’ or ‘participating in’ as seminar is not to make but join or participate, ‘Make a seminar’ is meaningless. Hence option B fits in the context.

Directions (14-15): In the following questions, out of the given four alternatives, one word is mis-spelt. Find the mis-spelt word.

(a) Resscision
(b) Fluorescent
(c) Impostor
(d) Bivouac 
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Sol. Correct Spelling is ‘Rescission’.

(a) Exhume
(b) Epiphany
(c) Embezzle
(d) Emolient
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Sol. Correct spelling is ‘Emollient’.

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