English Quiz for SSC CGL 2016

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Directions (1–10): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/phrase.
1.Don’t worry about the silly now. It was just a storm in a tea cup.
(1) Important matter dealt with ease
(2) hot tea being served
(3) commotion over a trivial matter
(4) confusion and chaos

2.The Rajput warriors set their face against the invader.

(a) became enemies
(b) turned away from
(c) faced difficulty
(d) opposed strongly
3.Syria is now currying favour with America.
(a) pleasing
(b) favouring
(c) obliging
(d) ingratiating itself with

4.Our Principal is not a man to mince matters.
(a) to confuse issues
(b) to say something mildly
(c) to mix everything together
(d) to be very modest

5.We tend to take for granted the conveniences of modern life.
(a) to consider
(b) to admit
(c) to accept readily
(d) to care for

6.The prodigal son was left high and dry by his friends, when he lost all his money.
(a) wounded
(b) alone
(c) depressed
(d) neglected

7.The success of his first novel completely turned his head.
(a) made him vain
(b) made him look back 
(c) changed him completely
(d) made him think

8.She turns up her nose at this kind of dress.
(a) despises
(b) loves
(c) sees no harm in
(d) can just tolerate

9.At last the rioters fell back.
(a) fell on the ground
(b) yielded
(c) ran back
(d)turned back

10.The Madagascar Coup attempt ended in a flasco.
(a) had no effect
(b) was an utter failure
(c) resulted in blood-shed
(d) was a disaster

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