English Questions for SSC CGL /MTS /CPO Exam 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. Today in this post we have provided Idioms Quiz. Every Day, We’ll post different topics, these quizzes will help you a lot in your complete preparation for the Exam. We’re also providing Vocabulary for SSC exams. At SSC adda, we have also provided English Grammar Rules for SSC CGL 2017. 

Directions (1-10): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Q1. A jocular person who is full of amusing anecdotes
(a) Wiles
(b) Yokel
(c) Wag
(d) Aeon

Q2. Deep in thought
(a) Meditation
(b) Pensive
(c) Pesky
(d) Purloin

Q3. Without risk of punishment
(a) Impudent
(b) Impunity
(c) Improve 
(d) Imperturbable

Q4. Excessive preoccupation with one’s health
(a) Hypochondria
(b) Malaise
(c) Disaffected
(d) Malinger

Q5. Ceremonial sounding of trumpets
(a) Fanfare
(b) Symphony
(c) Orchestra
(d) Band

Q6. One who is fond of superior foods and drinks
(a) Fastidious
(b) Drunkard
(c) Glutton
(d) Epicure

Q7. Something that is believable
(a) Credible
(b) Credulous
(c) Gullible
(d) Genuine

Q8. Swelling from abnormal growth in some part of the body
(a) Graft
(b) Ulcer
(c) Hemorrhage
(d) Tumour

Q9. A person who lends money at a very high rate of interest
(a) Investor
(b) Usurper
(c) Usurer
(d) Lender

Q10. Opinion contrary to accepted doctrine
(a) Blasphemy
(b) Perjury
(c) Iconoclasm
(d) Heresy

Directions (11-15): Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four options.

Q11. The child was so spoiled by her indulgent parents that she became …………… when she did not receive all of their attention.
(a) discreet
(b) suspicious
(c) sullen
(d) elated 

Q12. His directions to the driver were …………… and helped him to reach on time.
(a) explicit
(b) implicit
(c) expletive
(d) implicate

Q13. Man is essentially a …………… animal and tends to associate with others.
(a) selfish
(b) perverse
(c) sentimental
(d) gregarious

Q14. Why do we always have to submit …………… his authority?
(a) for 
(b) to
(c) under
(d) with

Q15. The master assured her …………… success in the examination.
(a) for 
(b) with
(c) of
(d) in


S1. Ans.(c) 
Sol. wag- wit, joker
S2. Ans.(b) 
Sol. Pensive- engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.
S3. Ans.(b) 
Sol. impunity: exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
S4. Ans.(a) 
Sol. Hypochondria- a person who is abnormally anxious about their health.
S5. Ans.(a) 
Sol. Fanfare: a short ceremonial tune or flourish played on brass instruments, typically to introduce something or someone important.
S6. Ans.(d) 
Sol. Epicure: a person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink.
S7. Ans.(a) 
Sol. Credible: able to be believed; convincing.
S8. Ans.(d) 
Sol. tumour: a swelling of a part of the body, generally without inflammation, caused by an abnormal growth of tissue, whether benign or malignant.
S9. Ans.(c) 
Sol. Usurer: a person who lends money at unreasonably high rates of interest.
S10. Ans.(d) 
Sol.  Heresy: belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine.
S11. Ans.(c) 
Sol.  sullen-bad-tempered and sulky.
S12. Ans.(a) 
Sol.  explicit- stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
S13. Ans.(d) 
Sol.  gregarious-(of a person) fond of company; sociable.
S14. Ans.(b) 
Sol.  Preposition ‘to’ will be used with submit. 
S15. Ans.(c) 

Sol.  Preposition ‘of’ will be used with ‘assure’.


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