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. Every Day, We’ll post different topics, these quizzes will help you a lot in your complete preparation for the Exam.
Directions (1-10): Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
Q1. There is a growing indifference among the villagers. __________ of them bothered to extinguish the fire which broke out in the hutments.
Q2. The child kept on crying while it __________.
(a) is bathed
(b) was being bathed
(c) was bathed
(d) is being bathed
Q3. He has such good manners that he can easily __________ a gentleman.
(a) pass out
(b) pass for
(c) pass in
(d) pass on
Q4. Shivaji __________ a plan to escape from jail.
(a) hit upon
(b) hit out
(c) hit about
(d) hit against
Q5. Although the Rajput army was outnumbered, the brave general refused to __________.
(a) give away
(b) give over
(c) give in
(d) give out
Q6. Having earned a lot of money in business, Mr. Sharma __________ his poor cousins.
(a) looks down upon
(b) hits upon
(c) shows off
(d) looks upon
Q7. The building was so old and dilapidated that it was not __________.
Q8. Your son had promised to call you to USA, __________?
(a) didn’t he
(b) did he
(c) hadn’t he
(d) had he
Q9. What you have done __________ no excuse.
(b) admits to
(c) admits about
(d) admits of
Q10. Timid by nature, the doctor who was alone in his house was frightened __________.
(a) out of wits
(b) out at his wits
(c) at his wits end
(d) out of his wits
Direction (11-15): 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.
Q11. Something that is abnormal
(a) a series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information
(b) the entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something
(c) the practical unit of electric current strength
(d) the state of being attached or joined
Q13. To acknowledge; admit
(a) the point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte
(c) of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah
(d) sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper
Q15. With no shape; unorganized
Sol. Few- fits in the context correctly. According to the context we need a negative word, few means almost nothing, none.
Sol. was being bathed- is correct verb form. Passive voice will be used.
Sol. pass for- to be accepted as someone, some type of person, or something.
Sol. hit upon- to discover someone or something.
Sol. give in- cease fighting or arguing; admit defeat.
Sol. looks down upon- to consider someone or something as not important or of no value.
Sol. habitable- suitable or good enough to live in.
Sol. hadn’t he – is correct question tag.
Sol. admits of- is correct phrasal verb.
Sol. out of his wits.
Sol. atypical-not typical: not usual or normal
Sol. Aggregate -a whole formed by combining several separate elements.
Sol. concede -admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
Sol. Anode – the part of an electrical device (such as a battery) from which electrons leave
Sol. amorphous- having no definite or clear shape or form