SPECIAL English Quiz For SSC Tier-II Exam: IDIOMS


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. It is a
good rule to go by.
(a) To throw
away
(b) To
disobey
(c) To be
guided by
(d) To avoid

Q2. The
rank and file
turned up to witness the procession.
(a) The
upper class
(b) The rich
(c) Ordinary
folk
(d) One
section of people
Q3. The
police tied the culprit in knots questioning him about the crime.
(a) They
tied him with a rope
(b) They
tied his limbs and interrogated him
(c) They
bewildered him to a great extent
(d) They
beat him in the joints
Q4. There is
no need to get into a stew.
(a) To get
into trouble
(b) To take
shelter
(c) To run
into danger
(d) To have
an anxious state of mind
Q5. Pandit
Nehru was not only a great politician, but also a man of letters.
(a) A man
who wrote many letters
(b) A leader
who received more letters
(c) A
scholar with literary taste
(d) A good
reader of letters
Q6. Dr
Khurana’s prowess could not be used in India for want of scientific
research facilities.
(a) For sake
of
(b) Lack of
(c) In spite
of
(d) To begin
with
Q7. The
Govt. is giving serious thought to a proposal about setting up National
Judicial Commission.
(a)
Establishing
(b) Forming
(c) Starting
(d) Creating
Q8. If you
want to pass the recruitment examination you must put your shoulder to the
wheel.
(a) Work
hard
(b)
Influence
(c) Be
sincere
(d) Drive
fast
Q9. The
trader’s strike in Delhi has brought business to a standstill.
(a) Has
slowed the pace
(b) Has
caused to stop wholly
(c) Has
surprised the business-men
(d) Has
brought to public attention
Q10. Great
men never put on airs their humility brings them laurels.
(a) Pretend
wisdom
(b) Assume
honours
(c) Show
pride
(d) Behave
condescendingly
Q11. Even
though the new clerk was given a difficult task, he remained cool as a
cucumber.
(a) Not
nervous or emotional
(b) Caught
cold
(c) Was
happy
(d) Was
scared
Q12. The car
broke down just as it reached the edge of a cliff. It was indeed a close
shave
.
(a) To share
one’s brand
(b) Very
risky
(c) Narrow
escape from danger
(d) To be
happy
Q13. When
she realized that she had bought a fake product, she knew that her money had gone
down the drain.
(a) Was lost
forever
(b) Dropped
in the drain
(c) Got
washed away
(d) Her
money was safe
Q14. George
Bernard Shaw was blessed with the gift of the gab.
(a) Enormous
wealth
(b) Ability
to work hard.
(c) Ability
to speak impressively
(d) Luck on
one’s side
Q15. You
have been caught cheating – now you must face the music.
(a) Face the
unpleasant consequences
(b) Stand
upto unpleasant consequences
(c) Be
debarred

(d) Be
insulted publicly






   

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