Previous Years Questions Quiz For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exam 2018: 13 June


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Today, in this English quiz we are providing 15 Previous Years Questions Quiz with detailed solutions. To make you learn basic English 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 (1-2) 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.

Q1. Good reading ______ the sense of liberal educated mind.
(a) beliefs
(b) loads
(c) reflects
(d) starts
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S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Reflect (verb): to have a bearing or influence. Hence option C fits in the context.

Q2. There are _____ books on computer science in your school library, so you need to purchase them from the market.
(a) a few
(b) a little
(c) few
(d) the few
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S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. Book is a countable noun, hence between little and few, few is the appropriate choice. Now, few means very small in number that is almost equivalent to negligible while a few means small but more than what we have in ‘few’. And the meaning of the sentence clears it that ‘few’ is the correct choice. Hence option C fits in the context.

Direction (3-4): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given. 

(a) Dismay
(b) Calm
(c) Diligent
(d) Violent
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S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Trepidation (noun): a feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen.
Calm (noun): the absence of strong emotions; calm feelings.
Hence Trepidation and Calm are antonyms to each other.

(a) Jocular
(b) Dexter
(c) Flippant
(d) Solemn
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S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. Waggish (adjective): humorous in a playful, mischievous, or facetious manner.
Solemn (adjective): very serious or formal in manner, behavior, or expression.
Hence Waggish and Solemn are antonyms to each other.

Direction (5-6): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

(a) Emaciated
(b) Insane
(c) Rejected
(d) Ridicule 
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S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. Haggard (adjective): looking exhausted and unwell.
Emaciated (adjective): extremely thin because of serious illness or lack of food.
Hence Haggard and Emaciated are synonyms to each other.

(a) Construct
(b) Annihilate
(c) Reimburse
(d) Initiate
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S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Obliterate(verb): destroy utterly; wipe out.
Annihilate (verb): destroy utterly.
Hence Obliterate and Annihilate are synonyms to each other.

Directions (7-8): In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and click the button corresponding to it.

Q7. Pale into insignificance
(a) To diminish or lessen in importance
(b) To fall sick eventually.
(c)  Less hectic
(d) Dull and pale
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S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. Option A is the correct meaning.

Q8. Drive home
(a) Find one's roots
(b) Make clearly understood
(c) To delay a little longer
(d) To withdraw something
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S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. Option B is the correct meaning.

Directions (9-10) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences and click the button corresponding to it.

Q9. The art of delaying.
(a) Degeneration
(b) Inflation
(c) Procrastination
(d) Regression
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S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Option C is the correct substitution.

Q10. A brief or short stay at a place.
(a) Solitude
(b) Soiree
(c) Sojourn
(d) Solstice
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S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. Option C is the correct substitution.

Directions (11-12) In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word. 

(a) Secondary
(b) Seizure
(c) Succumb
(d) Sustanence
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S11. Ans.(d)
Sol. Correct spelling is Sustenance.

(a) Recede
(b) Hypocracy
(c) Offence
(d)  Succeed
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S12. Ans.(b)
Sol. Correct spelling is Hypocrisy.

Directions (13-15): 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.

Q13.   P- To those who have known comfort, discomfort is a real torture.
Q- Comfort is now one of the causes of its own spread.
R- The more comfort is brought into the world, the more it is likely to be valued.
S- It has now become a physical habit, a fashion, an ideal to be pursued for its own sake.  
(a) QRSP
(b) QPRS
(c) QPSR
(d) QSRP
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S13. Ans.(d)
Sol. Correct sequence is QSRP.

Q14.  P- In that frame of mind, we have little sense of identity, safety or security.
Q- Courage is required to explore our secret life because we must first withdraw from the social mirror, where we are fed positive and negative feedback continuously.
S- As we get used to this social feedback, it becomes a comfort zone.
R- And we may opt to avoid self-examination and idle away our time in a vacuum of reverie and rationalization.
(a) QSRP
(b) QRSP
(c) SQRP
(d) SRQP
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S14. Ans.(a)
Sol. Correct sequence is QSRP.

Q15.  P- And if I think about something which didn't happen I start thinking about all the other things which didn't happen.
Q- But there is only ever one thing which happened at a particular time and a particular place.
R- And there are an infinite number of things which didn't happen at that time and that place.
S- A lie is when you say something happened which didn't happen.
(a) QSRP
(b) SQPR
(c) SRQP
(d) SQRP
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S15. Ans.(d)
Sol. Correct sequence is SQRP.

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