English Comprehension Quiz For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exam 2018: 6th August

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Directions (1-5): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. 


 Unease and growing anxiety was (i)____________in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, a day ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on whether a Constitution Bench should go into the question of Article 35A, which (ii)________ the State legislature to define “permanent residents” and provide special rights and privileges to them. A complete shutdown was observed in the Valley on the call of the separatist Joint Resistance Leadership. There (iii)________ very thin traffic on the roads. Most people stayed indoors. However, there were no reports of any violence. The authorities suspended the Amarnath Yatra. All intra-State train services were (iv)_________. Extra deployments were made in all (v)________ areas.

Q1.
intangible
palpable
shrouded
concealed
Solution:
Palpable: so intense as to seem almost tangible; noticeable
Unease and growing anxiety was (i)____________in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, a day ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on whether a Constitution Bench should go into the question of Article 35A, which (ii)________ the State legislature to define “permanent residents” and provide special rights and privileges to them. A complete shutdown was observed in the Valley on the call of the separatist Joint Resistance Leadership. There (iii)________ very thin traffic on the roads. Most people stayed indoors. However, there were no reports of any violence. The authorities suspended the Amarnath Yatra. All intra-State train services were (iv)_________. Extra deployments were made in all (v)________ areas.


Q2.

evoke
evokes
empowers
entails
Solution:
Empower: give authority or power to do something.
Unease and growing anxiety was (i)____________in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, a day ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on whether a Constitution Bench should go into the question of Article 35A, which (ii)________ the State legislature to define “permanent residents” and provide special rights and privileges to them. A complete shutdown was observed in the Valley on the call of the separatist Joint Resistance Leadership. There (iii)________ very thin traffic on the roads. Most people stayed indoors. However, there were no reports of any violence. The authorities suspended the Amarnath Yatra. All intra-State train services were (iv)_________. Extra deployments were made in all (v)________ areas. 


 Q3.

were
was
must be
used to be
Solution:
‘Traffic’ is an uncountable noun which takes ‘singular verb’ with it. Hence ‘was’ is the appropriate choice.
Unease and growing anxiety was (i)____________in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, a day ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on whether a Constitution Bench should go into the question of Article 35A, which (ii)________ the State legislature to define “permanent residents” and provide special rights and privileges to them. A complete shutdown was observed in the Valley on the call of the separatist Joint Resistance Leadership. There (iii)________ very thin traffic on the roads. Most people stayed indoors. However, there were no reports of any violence. The authorities suspended the Amarnath Yatra. All intra-State train services were (iv)_________. Extra deployments were made in all (v)________ areas.


Q4.

strided
glided
plunged
halted
Solution:
Halt: bring or come to an abrupt stop.
Unease and growing anxiety was (i)____________in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, a day ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on whether a Constitution Bench should go into the question of Article 35A, which (ii)________ the State legislature to define “permanent residents” and provide special rights and privileges to them. A complete shutdown was observed in the Valley on the call of the separatist Joint Resistance Leadership. There (iii)________ very thin traffic on the roads. Most people stayed indoors. However, there were no reports of any violence. The authorities suspended the Amarnath Yatra. All intra-State train services were (iv)_________. Extra deployments were made in all (v)________ areas. 


 Q5.

volatile
steady
abiding
unknown
Solution:
Volatile: liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.
Directions (6-10): The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. These sentences, when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph. Select the most logical order of sentences from among the options.


 Q6. P-But he did not know how to find one at that hour.

Q-It was his first visit to the city and he didn't know where to go.
R-Monu’s train was late and it reached Kolkata a little after midnight.
S-He thought he would go to a choultry where he would not have to pay rent.

PSQR
QRSP
RQSP
RSQP
Q7. P-And slowly, you reach the pinnacle of self-awareness, experiencing a unity with all life. Q-If you transform your energy positively, it naturally becomes compassion and love.
 R-Once you experientially are a part of everything then nobody needs to teach you morality.
S-Then you can do something to improve the situation, but without anger.

PQRS
QPRS
RQPS
RSPQ
Q8. P- The starting point can be the experience of a minority within society generally or even the experience of a group of people within a progressive social movement which does not live up to its progressive agenda in every respect.
 Q- Within (or after) postmodernism a grand unifying theory no longer seems possible. This does not exclude the possibility or the necessity of dialogue.
R- The starting points of social criticism can be very different and the different forms of socialism never has a monopoly on Social Criticism.
 S- Nevertheless most social critics still consider the Critique of capitalism to be central.

PRQS
RPQS
RQPS
PSRQ
Q9. P: Yet making loans to poor people is hardly a Poverty cure.
Q: Segmenting the industry, might be worth while if it allows more of the poor to get access to credit. R: Multinational corporations could take the top microfinance institutions to the next level, and the remainder could take the responsibility of development groups and regional banks.
S: Property rights and the role of law matter too.
PRQS
QRPS
SPQR
RSPQ
Q10. P: But the scenario has quite changed now-a-days by allocating a special budget of funds for security.
Q: In the last ten years, budget towards the development of military forces is higher when compared to others.
R: India earlier days gave more importance to the development of industry and less importance to other departments.
S: This is because of the frightening increase in terrorism all around the world especially emerging after the 9/11 terror attack in U.S.
PRQS
SPQR
QSPR
RPSQ
Directions (11-15): A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.


 "Tryst with Destiny" was a speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in Parliament, on 14th August 1947. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of all times and to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the largely non-violent Indian independence struggle against the British Empire in India. "Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon the assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. We cannot encourage communalism or narrow-mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action. To the people of India, whose representatives we are, this is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell".


Q11. To whom did Nehru deliver this famous speech?

Nehru delivered this speech to a massive Indian crowd in attendance.
Nehru delivered this speech to the members of the Constituent Assembly.
Nehru delivered this speech to the members of the Lok Sabha.
Nehru delivered this speech to the members of the Rajya Sabha.
Q12. Choose the answer which captures Nehru's belief.
Nehru believed that India could achieve perfection immediately.
Nehru said the India's struggle for freedom was new and sudden.
Nehru believed that India could take huge steps towards realising its dreams.
Nehru believed that India's dreams were too unrealistic.
Q13. The most dominant voice in the speech is
the voice of optimism
the voice of surrender
the voice of negligence
the voice of weakness
Q14. Select the answer which best reflects Nehru's point of view.
Nehru believed that Communalism would not be a problem.
Nehru believed that Communalism would be a positive force.
Nehru believed that Communalism would be dangerous for India.
Nehru believed that Communalism would make any nation great.
Q15. What mansion did Nehru want to see built?
Nehru believed that the expensive mansion of India should be built.
Nehru believed that the honorable mansion of India should be built.
Nehru believed that the simple mansion of India should be built.
Nehru believed that the huge mansion of India should be built.

                                                                 


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