Sentence Completion Quiz For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exam 2018: 8 December

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Directions (1-15): In the following question, sentences are given with blanks to be filed in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.

Q1. To ease unrest in our company, the boss made a speech to ___________ policy changes were coming.
(a) repudiate
(b) aver
(c) confute
(d) arraign

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S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Aver: to verify or prove to be true in pleading a cause.
Repudiate: to reject as untrue or unjust.
Confute: to overwhelm in argument.
Arraign: to find fault with; censure.
Hence option B is the correct choice

Q2. Even though I was nervous during my presentation, I tried to project a ___________ of calmness while speaking. 
(a) surmise
(b) semblance
(c) veracity
(d) fence

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S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Semblance: an outward appearance of something; an assumed appearance.
Surmise: suspect.
Hence option B is the correct choice.

Q3. At that time he ___________ a novel for two months.
(a) had been writing
(b) was writing
(c) had been written
(d) should written

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S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. An action that began before a certain point of time in the past and was continuing at the given point of time in the sentence. Time expressions like since last year, for last year/few days are generally put after perfect continuous tense.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

Q4. He did not go because he was busy yesterday. I wish he __________with you.
(a) would go
(b) could go
(c) were gone
(d) has had gone

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S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. With the word ‘wish’, ‘could’ is used when we wish that something that has happened already should have happened otherwise. Hence option B is the correct usage.
Hence option B is the correct choice.

Q5. The force of the storm caused the chairs to __________ on the deck of the cruise ship.
(a) unbend
(b) straighten
(c) ascend
(d) careen

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S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. Careen: to move swiftly in an uncontrollable manner, sometimes from one side to another side.
Hence option D is the correct choice.

Q6. Politicians requested both the warring communities to ________ restraint.
(a) depict
(b) enforce
(c) show
(d) exercise

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S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. Restraint means a rule or an agreement that prevents something from growing or increasing.
Depict: portray in words; describe.
Enforce: cause (something) to happen by necessity or force.
Exercise: an action or actions intended to improve something or make something happen.
But as a request is made, only option D fits in the context.

Q7. Mary and Peter hope counseling will help them repair the _________ in their marital union
(a) rupture
(b) composition
(c) endearment
(d) rasp

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S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. Rupture: a breach of a harmonious relationship.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

Q8. Providence smiles ________ those who are diligent.
(a) with
(b) in
(c) upon
(d) through

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S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. Here ‘upon’ is used as more formal term for ‘on’, especially in abstract senses.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

Q9. The baby looked__________ the toffee with greedy eyes.
(a) upon
(b) into
(c) in
(d) at

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S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Look upon: to consider or think of someone or something in a stated way.
Look at someone/something: to direct your eyes towards someone or something so that you can see them.
Hence option D fits in the context.

Q10. The government allocated Rs 1,000 Cr for __________________ of historical monuments.
(a) resurrection
(b) revival
(c) resumption
(d) restoration

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S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. Resurrection: a supposed act or instance of a dead person coming back to life.
Resumption: the action of beginning something again after a pause or interruption.
Revival: an improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something.
Restoration: the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition.
Hence option D fits in the context.

Q11. Put your own house_______ order before preaching others.
(a) within
(b) into
(c) in
(d) to

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S11. Ans.(c)
Sol. In order: in the correct condition for operation or use.
Hence option C fits in the context.

Q12. The High Court judge ____________ the orders passed by the district court.
(a) quashed
(b) squashed
(c) killed
(d) rented

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S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. Quashed: reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.
Squashed: crush or squeeze (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

Q13. His success is worthy of ______________.
(a) copying
(b) aping
(c) simulation
(d) emulation

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S13. Ans.(d)
Sol. Simulation: a situation or event that seems real but is not real, used especially in order to help people deal with such situations or events.
Emulation: effort to match or surpass a person or achievement, typically by imitation.
Hence option D fits in the context.

Q14. As the improvement in his situation was ______________, the doctor did not discharge him.
(a) marginal
(b) tiny
(c) microscopic
(d) negated

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S14. Ans.(a)
Sol. Marginal: relating to or at the edge or margin.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

Q15. The unruly behavior of the parliamentarians _____________ the speaker.
(a) incensed
(b) estranged
(c) mitigated
(d) disparaged

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S15. Ans.(a)
Sol. Incensed: very angry; enraged.
Estranged: (of a person) no longer close or affectionate to someone; alienated.
Disparaged: regard or represent as being of little worth.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

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