English Quiz: One Word Substitutions for SSC CGL Tier-II 2016

Directions (1-15): In the following questions, out of the four
alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
Q1. Examination of self thoughts or feelings.
(a) introspection
(b) insurrection
(c) evaluation
(d) sedition

Q2. Animals
living on land and in water.
(a) parasite
(b) amphibians
(c) ephemeral
(d) miracle
Q3. Area of
land almost surrounded by sea.
(a) island
(b) peninsula
(c) recreation
(d) crew

Q4. Art of pottery.
(a) calligraphy
(b) cartography
(c) pornography
(d) ceramics
Q5. Anything
written in a letter after it is signed.
(a) transcription
(b) addendum
(c) endorsement
(d) postscript
Q6. Artificial
pond or tank for keeping fish and water plants.
(a) podium
(b) corrigendum
(c) aquarium
(d) memorandum
Q7. Centre
of attraction.
(a) cynosure
(b) lass
(c) custodian
(d) matron
Q8. Child of
unusual or remarkable talent.
(a) talented
(b) distinguished
(c) reputed
(d) prodigy
Q9. Constant
effort to achieve something.
(a) perseverance
(b) assiduous
(c) meticulous
(d) replica
Q10. Custom
of having more than one husband at the same time.
(a) polygamy
(b) monogamy
(c) polyandry
(d) hologynic

Q11. Eagerness to know something.
(a)
curiosity
(b) desire
(c)
willingness
(d)
propensity
Q12. Egg
laying animals that creep or crawl.
(a) chaperon
(b)
omnivorous
(c) reptiles
(d) rituals
Q13.
Economic structure organized and controlled by capitalists.
(a)
capitalism
(b)
economical
(c) communism
(d)
socialism
Q14. One who
does not care for literature or art.
(a)
barbarian
(b)
philistine
(c) Illiterate
(d)
primitives
Q15. Words
used in ancient times but no longer in general use now.
(a) extinct
(b)
antiquated
(c) ancient
(d) archaic

   


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