English Questions for the 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 the following questions, four alternatives are given for the word in the question. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the word and indicate your correct answer.
Q1. Devout
(a) devoted to religious observances
(b) to beg earnestly
(c) pertaining to public discussion or law courts
(d) a picture or other description of a person which exaggerates ludicrously one or more of his distinctive features

Q2. Abet

(a) to use for one’s selfish purpose
(b) to encourage or support
(c) origin
(d) rudely abrupt
Q3. Condole
(a) sociable, courteous, and agreeable in manner
(b) despotic
(c) to express sympathy with another in sorrow, pain, or misfortune
(d) inclined to believe anything; easily imposed upon
Q4. Affiliate
(a) some auxiliary person or thing
(b) of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university
(c) to recognize (v.); to admit the genuineness or validity of
(d) plentiful
Q5. Heresy
(a) despotic
(b) historical records
(c) an opinion held in opposition to the traditional view
(d) coward
Directions (6-15): In the following questions, a part of the sentence is in BOLD. Below are given alternatives to the BOLD part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (D) and indicate your correct response.
Q6. How are you going to have your car painted? I am going to have it red painted.
(a) paint it red
(b) have it painted red
(c) paint red
(d) No improvement
Q7. He is one who gives money or helps other who has been instrumental in the upliftment of many poverty-stricken people.
(a) a philosopher
(b) a philatelist
(c) a philanthropist
(d) No improvement
Q8. The job wasn’t interesting, but on the contrary it was well-paid.
(a) on the whole
(b) on the other side
(c) on the other hand
(d) No improvement
Q9. When those whom he had injured accused him of being a charlatan, he retorted curtly that he had never been a quack.
(a) libertine
(b) sycophant
(c) plagiarist
(d) No improvement
Q10. The postman comes twice a day, don’t he?
(a) doesn’t he
(b) does he
(c) do he
(d) No improvement
Q11. My boy-friend won me at tennis.
(a) succeeded me
(b) outran me
(c) beat me
(d) No improvement
Q12. It was mere affection that stopped him from beating his son.
(a) great
(b) much
(c) filial
(d) No improvement
Q13. The British superiority all over Africa and Asia collapsed in the first half of the twentieth century.
(a) domicile
(b) residence
(c) dominion
(d) No improvement
Q14. Did you finish the work yet?
(a) Had you finished
(b) Haven’t you finished
(c) Would you finish
(d) No improvement
Q15. I’ll tell you as soon as I’ll know.
(a) I would know
(b) I can know
(c) I know
(d) No improvement


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