English Miscellaneous Quiz For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exam 2018: 1 December

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Be a part of this revised study plan, visit SSCADDA website regularly to add up each day effort in your practice. SSC CGL and CPO Exam dates can surprise you anytime soon. It is time to knuckle down to get your dream job, Today, in this English quiz we are providing 15 English Miscellaneous Questions and solutions to make your practice effective. Attempt this quiz and prepare yourself flawlessly. We wish you good luck for the upcoming Exams.

 

Direction (1-2): In the following questions, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No Error’.
 
Q1. She is confident (A)/ to win the gold medal (B)/ this time (C)/ No error (D)
A
B
C
D
Solution:
Preposition ‘of’ is used with confident.
Hence replace ‘to win’ by ‘of winning’.
Q2. The G.M of the company (a) / dispensed the (b) / Manager’s services (c) / No error (d)
A
B
C
D
Solution:
‘Dispense with something/somebody'(idiom): to stop using something/somebody.
Directions (3-4): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence. 
 
Q3. We cannot trust a man who plays (false and loose) with others.
false or loose
fast or loose
fast and loose
No improvement
Solution:
‘Play fast and loose’ is an idiom which means to act recklessly, irresponsibly, or thoughtlessly toward someone or something. Hence option C is correct.
Q4. Young children are not physically capable (to carry these loads).
have to carry these loads
of carrying these loads
carry these loads
No improvement
Solution:
‘Capable’ is characterized with the preposition ‘of’. And verbs after preposition are used in gerund form i.e. V1 + ing. Hence option B is the correct choice.
Direction (5-6): In the following questions, 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. 
 
Q5. He _____ to the problem of air pollution in his speech.
averted
adverted
exclaimed
mentioned
Solution:
Avert: turn away (one’s eyes or thoughts).
Advert: refer to in speaking or writing.
Hence option B is the correct choice.
Q6. Don’t loiter _____ the corridor.
around
off
of
at
Solution:
Loiter around: to linger aimlessly.
Directions (7-8): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word. 
 
Q7. TARRY
Stampede
Scud
Trail
Hasten
Solution:
Tarry (verb): to delay or be tardy in acting or doing.
Trail (verb): walk or move slowly or wearily.
Hence Tarry and Trail are synonyms to each other.
Q8. ZAP
Bear
Create
Begin
Destroy
Solution:
Zap (verb): destroy or obliterate.
Hence Zap and Destroy 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. 
 
Q9. BLOVIATE
Bluster
Orate
Be quiet
Declaim
Solution:
Bloviate (verb): talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way.
Hence Bloviate and Be quiet are antonyms to each other.
Q10. AMBLE
Saunter
Dash
Dawdle
Bimble
Solution:
Amble (verb): walk or move at a slow, relaxed pace.
Saunter (verb): walk in a slow, relaxed manner.
Dash (verb): run or travel somewhere in a great hurry.
Bimble (verb): walk or travel at a leisurely pace.
Hence Amble and Dash are antonyms to each other.
Directions (11-12): In the following questions, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word. 
 
Q11.
Corrugated
Conceivable
Cretaceous
Colegiate
Solution:
Correct Spelling is Collegiate.
Q12.
Instantiation
Intuitive
Inferrable
Infinitesimal
Solution:
Correct Spelling is Inferable.
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: It has been the handmaid of the ruling class.
Q: Therefore, ever since the dawn of civilization, persons in power have always tried to supervise or control education.
R: Education is an instrument which imparts knowledge and therefore, indirectly controls power.
S: It is an old saying that knowledge is power.
SQPR
PRQS
SRQP
PSQR
Q14. P: This is despite the fact that there is a rampant migration of rural families to urban centres.
Q: Generally the gains of being a unit of the urban population are less than the disadvantages and risks that are inbuilt in the urban life.
R: Rural population still dominates the urban population as far as the number is considered.
S: India is a country of villages.
QRSP
RPQS
SRQP
QPRS
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.
QSRP
SQPR
SRQP
SQRP

                                                                    
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