Idioms for SSC CGL and MTS Exam 2017

ENGLISH QUESTION for  SSC CGL Pre 2017 Exam

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
(1-15): In each question, a sentence is given in which an idiom is used. The
idiomatic phrase is underlined/BOLD. Four possible meanings of the idioms are
also given. Mark the number of the correct meaning as your answer.
Q1. The
cricket fans were in the dark till the disclosure to the CBI report.
(a) innocent
(b) ignorant
(c) happy
(d) unhappy

Q2. The
Journalist found himself in deep waters as he tried to probe into
political issues.

(a)
receiving a lot of public attention
(b) in
distress
(c) in
demand

 
(d) in
trouble
Q3. As
people age, they generally become hard of hearing.
(a) able to
do something with great difficulty
(b) refuse
to listen to others
(c) unable
to hear well
(d) learn
the real or true facts


Q4. Mrs. Paul is the one who brings home the bacon to sustain her
family.
(a) earn
necessary money
(b) help in
cooking
(c) borrow
for essentials
(d) to achieve
something successfully
Q5. An
upholder of truth never hesitates to call a spade a spade.
(a) to criticize
(b) to speak
frankly
(c) to
imitate
(d) to
discuss openly
Q6. He did
not want his sister to leave the house and so he put the wind up her with
his ghost stories.
(a) make
someone frightened of something
(b) make
someone feel less confident
(c) defeat
someone in an argument
(d) give
someone help and protection
Q7. The
politician accused of corruption called for a public meeting to clear the air
regarding his actions.
(a) to
flaunt
(b) to
propagate
(c) get rid
of suspicion
(d) to
influence
Q8. The
citizens who were trying to curry favour with the new officer soon
realized it was of no use.
(a) to play
tricks
(b) to avoid
meeting
(c) to
extend friendly terms
(d) win
favour by flattery
Q9. There
have been several warnings by the government that there’s a hardcore criminal on
the loose
in the city.
(a) rampant
(b) be
dashing
(c) be
moving freely
(d)
enigmatic
                                                                                                                                        Q10. The two
countries have been
at daggers drawn for years over nuclear disarmament.
(a) hold
opposing views
(b) in
bitter enmity
(c) fighting
a losing battle
(d) be
filled with strong emotion
Q11. As both
the parties were equally responsible for the damage, they settled the bill fair
and square.
(a)
partially
(b) exactly
or fairly
(c) intellectually
(d) certainly
Q12. The
project proved to be a grand success, even though there were teething
troubles.
(a)
deep-rooted troubles
(b) obstacles
(c) initial
difficulties
(d)
differences
Q13. The Income Tax department
seized the property of all those who accumulated wealth through ill-gotten
gains.
(a) money
obtained through dishonesty
(b) multifarious
means
(c) ancestry
(d) theft
Q14. With
the best of our batsmen injured, it was a foregone conclusion that the
other team would win the match.
(a) easily
acceptable
(b) assumed
idea
(c) predictable
result
(d) compelling
argument

Q15. When I borrowed a large sum
of money from my friend, we simply came to a gentleman’s agreement
neither he nor I had to sign any document.
(a)
agreement based on trust
(b) casual
agreement
(c) urgent
agreement
(d) round
about agreement



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