English Quiz (Miscellaneous ) SSC CGL and CPO 2016

Directions ( 1-5 ) : In the following questions, all of the sentences have errors. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is the answer.

1. Hussein and Hammadi is hoped that the U.S.S.R. would help save Iraq from the West’s barrage.
a.Hussein and Hammadi
b.is hoped that the U.S.S.R.
c.would help save
d.Iraq from the West’s barrage.
.Ans- b( remove ‘is’. wrong usage of verb)

2.He was hold back by the U.S.S.R. and by popular liberation struggles in Africa and Latin America. 
a.He was hold back 
b.by the U.S.S.R. and by popular
c.liberation struggles in Africa
d.and Latin America. 
Ans- a (use ‘past tense form ‘held’)

3.George H.W. Bush successor Bill Clinton gave the idea of intervention its liberal patina.
a.George H.W. Bush successor
b.Bill Clinton gave
c.the idea of intervention
d.its liberal patina.
Ans- a (use ‘George H.W. Bush’s successor’, wrong usage of apostrophe)

4. If the West decided that a conflict demanded intervention, then the full force of Western power would be brought to bear on those which the West determined to be the “bad guys”.
a.If the West decided that a conflict demanded intervention,
b.then the full force of Western power
c.would be brought to bear on those which
d.the West determined to be the “bad guys”.
Ans- c (use ‘whom’ in place of ‘which’)

5.In other words, it was acceptable to allow half-a-millions Iraqi children to die in order to maintain the strangulation of Iraq.
a.In other words, it was acceptable
b.to allow half-a-millions Iraqi children
c.to die in order to 
d.maintain the strangulation of Iraq.
Ans- b( use’half-a-million) 

Directions (6-10):In these questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four alternative.

6.U.S. President George W. Bush used the language of civilian —– in 2003 to conduct a war of aggression against Iraq.
d. war
Ans- a (‘Protection’ is correct word in this context)

7.They turned to the United Nations, which —— by its subordination to Western interests in the 1990s. 
a.was being battered
b. is being battered 
c.had been battered
d. could have been battered
Ans- c (use ‘past perfect continuous ‘tense; ‘had been battered’)

8.The atmosphere for a critique of the West, —— the catastrophe in Iraq, did not exist.
b.where as 
c.as well as 
Ans-d (‘despite’ is appropriate word. it shows contradiction in statements)

9.The APB sought to drive the narrative of what would count as an atrocity and when the West should intervene —– the U.N.’s blessings.
Ans- b (‘with’ is correct preposition here. “intervene with”)

10.This new doctrine asked that sovereign states respect the human rights of —–citizens.
Ans- c (‘their’ is correct plural pronoun)


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