English Questions for SSC CGL 2017

Hello, Greetings!! Dear Students, At SSC ADDA, we’ve launched our SSC CGL 2017 Campaign. In order to achieve success in the CGL-17 exam, we’ve decided to post ENGLISH QUIZ. Every Day, We’ll post different topics, these quizzes will help you a lot in your complete preparation for the Exam. 
Directions (1-5): In these questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled 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. My father ………. home last week.
(a) left off
(b) went back
(c) made out
(d) came down
Q2. He assented ………. my proposal.
(a) to
(b) with
(c) above
(d) of
Q3. I ………. home before she arrived.
(a) had left
(b) left
(c) have left
(d) has left
Q4. You will have to ………. Your mistakes.
(a) pay to
(b) pay for
(c) payoff
(d) pay over
Q5. The thieves ………. in a stolen jeep.
(a) made out
(b) made up
(c) made off
(d) made over
Directions (6-10) : Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Q6. Flatter
(a) hate
(b) praise
(c) love
(d) estimate
Q7. Fragile
(a) Weak
(b) Durable
(c) Lasting
(d) Sturdy
Q8. Unique
(a) Ordinary
(b) Common
(c) distinctive
(d) Special
Q9. Inevitable
(a) Optional
(b) Necessary
(c) Countable
(d) Enviable
Q10. Bondage
(a) Slavery
(b) Fetters
(c) Chains
(d) Imprisonment
Directions (11-15) : Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
Q11. Sterile
(a) Lively
(b) Fertile
(c) Plenty
(d) Useful
Q12. Prominent
(a) Prompt
(b) Prolong
(c) Insignificant
(d) Prove
Q13. Memory
(a) Reminder
(b) Forgetfulness
(c) Ignorance
(d) Indifference
Q14. Relish
(a) Tolerate
(b) Refuse
(c) Disgust
(d) Relent
Q15. Industrious
(a) Industrial
(b) Lazy
(c) Smart
(d) Intelligent
S1. Ans.(b) 
Sol. ‘went back’ is correct phrasal verb.

S2. Ans.(a) 
Sol. Preposition ‘to’ is correct.

S3. Ans.(a) 
Sol. ‘had left’ is correct verb form to express the meaning of the sentence.

S4. Ans.(b) 
Sol. pay for – suffer a misfortune as a consequence of an action.

S5. Ans.(c) 
Sol. made off -to leave in haste

S6. Ans.(b) 
Sol. Flatter – lavish praise and compliments on (someone), often insincerely and with the aim of furthering one’s own interests.

S7. Ans.(a) 
Sol. Fragile -(of an object) easily broken or damaged.

S8. Ans.(c) 
Sol. unique-being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.

S9. Ans.(b) 
Sol. Inevitable certain to happen; unavoidable.

S10. Ans.(a) 
Sol.  Bondage-the state of being a slave.

S11. Ans.(b) 
Sol.  Sterile -not able to produce children or young.

S12. Ans.(c) 
Sol.  Prominent -important; famous.

S13. Ans.(b) 
Sol.  Forgetfulness and memory are antonyms.

S14. Ans.(c) 
Sol.  relish-great enjoyment.

S15. Ans.(b) 
Sol.  Industrious -diligent and hard-working.


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