Sentence Completion Quiz For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exam 2018: 1st August


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Directions (1-15): 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. What’s so special about it is that the author has tried to ___________ all the worthwhile information in this book into a few pages.
(a) constrain
(b) abstract
(c) contract
(d) condense
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Sol. Condense: to reduce something, such as a speech or piece of writing, in length.

Q2. Prospective candidates have to prove that they have sufficient money to cover their ___________ and tuition. 
(a) boarding
(b) hoarding
(c) sustenance
(d) horde

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Sol. Boarding: the arrangement according to which pupils live in school during term time.

Q3. The punch made the boxer ___________ with pain.
(a) grumble
(b) gape
(c) fumble
(d) wince

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Sol. Wince: an involuntary contraction of the facial features triggered by pain, embarrassment, or a sense of revulsion.

Q4. Untouchability is still in vogue and atrocities are being ___________ against poor people.
(a) perpetuated
(b) transmitted
(c) executed
(d) perpetrated

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Sol. Perpetrate: carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action).

Q5. The ties that bind a family together are so ___________ that they can hardly withstand any strain.
(a) tenacious
(b) twisted
(c) tenuous
(d) tentative

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Sol. Tenuous: very weak or slight; insubstantial.

Q6. If everyone ___________ we can get the kitchen painted by noon.
(a) blow up
(b) chips in
(c) cut in
(d) go over

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Sol. Chip in: help
Cut in: interrupt
Go over: review

Q7. I ___________ the job because I was afraid of change. 
(a) passed up
(b) put down
(c) passed away
(d) passed out

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Sol. Pass up: decline
 Put down: insult.
Pass away: die
Pass out: faint

Q8. The man was ___________ in financial disputes with several people.
(a) occluded
(b) recuperated
(c) mired
(d) swashbuckling

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Sol. Mire: an unpleasant situation that is difficult to escape.

Q9. The company will use the fresh funds to ___________ its operation in Southwest Asia.
(a) augment
(b) sabotage
(c) annihilate
(d) plummet
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Sol. Augment: make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.

Q10. To ease unrest in our company, the boss made a speech to ___________ policy changes were coming.
(a) repudiate
(b) aver
(c) confute
(d) arraign

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Sol. Aver: to verify or prove to be true in pleading a cause.
Repudiate: to reject as untrue or unjust.
Confute: to overwhelm in argument.
Arraign: to find fault with; censure.

Q11. Even though I was nervous during my presentation, I tried to project a ___________ of calmness while speaking. 
(a) surmise
(b) semblance
(c) veracity
(d) fence

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Sol. Semblance: an outward appearance of something; an assumed appearance.
Surmise: suspect.

Q12. At that time he ___________ a novel for two months.
(a) had been writing
(b) was writing
(c) had been written
(d) should written

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Sol. An action that began before a certain point of time in the past and was continuing at the given point of time in the sentence. Time expressions like since last year, for last year/few days are generally put after perfect continuous tense.

Q13. He did not go because he was busy yesterday. I wish he __________with you.
(a) would go
(b) could go
(c) were gone
(d) has had gone

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Sol. With the word ‘wish’, ‘could’ is used when we wish that something that has happened already should have happened otherwise. Hence option B is the correct usage.

Q14. The force of the storm caused the chairs to __________ on the deck of the cruise ship.
(a) unbend
(b) straighten
(c) ascend
(d) careen

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Sol. Careen: to move swiftly in an uncontrollable manner, sometimes from one side to another side.

Q15. A pair of broken glasses _____________ on the table. 
(a) are lying
(b) is lying
(c) is laying
(d) are laying

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Sol. A pair of broken glasses is a collective noun which is treated as a singular subject. According to subject verb agreement rule, ‘singular subject’ takes ‘singular verb’ with it. Also Lie: be, remain, or be kept in a specified state.
Lay: put down and set in position for use.
Hence option B is the correct usage.


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