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 (1-15): Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the Answer sheet.
Q1. She bought her new house for a song.
(a) Very cheaply
(b) On loan
(c) At a loss
(d) Very easily
(a) Playing happily
(b) Kicking someone
(c) Wasting time
(d) Passing a gesture of disrespect
Q3. She is too fond of her own voice.
(a) Loves singing
(b) Very selfish
(c) Does not listen properly to anyone else
(d) Very talkative
Q4. Indian police is, on the whole, high-handed in dealing with citizens.
Q5. I take exception to your statement that I am bad tempered.
(a) Do not agree
(b) Feel unhappy
(d) Feel angry
Q6. Helena was over head and ears in love with Demetrius.
Q7. Gopi works By fits and starts.
(c) In high spirits
Q8. This place affords a bird’s-eye view of the green valley below.
(a) A beautiful view
(b) A narrow view
(c) An overview
(d) An ugly view
Q9. He is always praised for his gift of the gab.
(a) Being lucky
(b) Getting something free
(c) Talent for speaking
(d) Great skill
Q10. She was on the horns of a dilemma as she had either to leave her job or divorce her husband.
(a) In nervous condition
(b) In terrible mood
(c) In difficult situation
(d) In suspense
Q11. He died in harness.
(a) Ceased to live
(b) Died of a disease
(c) Died for his country
(d) Died while working
Q12. All his schemes ended in smoke.
(a) Came to nothing
(b) Got on fire
(c) Burnt up
(d) Attracted everybody
Q13. The meeting has been put off indefinitely.
Q14. The rules of the deal are set forth in the brochure.
Q15. As a businessman, my father always maintained that his transactions constituted an open book.
(a) An account book always open
(b) A book of open confessions
(c) An opening for new ventures
(d) Straight forward and honest dealings