ENGLISH QUIZ MISC. FOR SSC CHSL Exam 2016

Directions (1-5): Fill up the blanks in each of the following sentences using the correct form of the word given in bracket out of the four given alternatives.
Q1. The children were playing ________ (happy) in the field.
(a) happiness
(b) happily
(c) with happy
(d) with happily

Q2. Do not ________ (invasion) other’s privacy.
(a) invading
(b) invaded
(c) invade
(d) invasions
Q3. There is ________ (abound) scope for improvement in your essay.
(a) abounds
(b) abounding
(c) abundance
(d) abundant
Q4. The child has ________ (dear) itself to everybody.
(a) endear
(b) endeared
(c) dearing
(d) dearly
Q5. This agreement will ________ (strong) the ties between the two countries.
(a) strongly
(b) strength
(c) strengthen
(d) strengthened
Directions (6-10): In the following questions, a word/phrase is given followed by four alternatives. Select the alternative that conveys the same meaning as the word/phrase given.
Q6. Acquit
(a) able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally
(b) to free or clear, as from accusation
(c) the art or practice of flying aircraft
(d) portion
Q7. To come down from one’s position or dignity
(a) adage
(b) condescend
(c) cajole
(d) abase
Q8. Aide-de-camp
(a) a white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum
(b) profound devotion
(c) an officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general
(d) goodbye; farewell
Q9. To move towards one point  
(a) askance
(b) converge
(c) analogy
(d) asperity
Q10. Annuity
(a) an annual allowance, payment, or income
(b) the superior of a community of monks
(c) to warn of a fault
(d) to pile or heap together


Directions (11-15): Pick out the misspelled word out of the four choices given below.
Q11.
(a) acquiescent
(b) tempestuous
(c) celestial
(d) cesation
Q12.
(a) lecherous
(b) anthral
(c) insured
(d) steadfast
Q13.
(a) chaste
(b) chaotic
(c) miletant
(d) dubious
Q14.
(a) inamor
(b) envious
(c) treasure
(d) upbraid
Q15.
(a) phlegmatic
(b) instrumental
(c) comodious
(d) trivial





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