SSC CGL/CHSL English Miscellaneous Quiz: 27 May

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Direction (1-2): In these questions some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and indicate it corresponding to the appropriate letters. If there is no error, indicate corresponding to the option of No Error.

Q1. The compulsions on the Election Commission(A)/ of India to stretch the exercise into a (B)/ painful long-drawn process are unclear.(C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Replace adjective ‘painful’ with adverb ‘painfully’. As the adjective ‘long-drawn’ needs to be qualified by an adverb not an adjective.

Q2. Five years down the line, (A)/ Indian renewable industry (B)/is in a state of disarray.
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Replace ‘by’ with ‘on’.
Intrude means ‘to come or enter without invitation, permission, or welcome. And takes preposition ‘on’ with it.

Direction (3-4): In the following questions, 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.

Q3. The nations of the world, after the first world war, realized the _________ necessity for a world peace organization.
(a) preceding
(b) incidental
(c) conventional
(d) pressing

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S3. Ans.(d)
Sol. Preceding: previous, prior.
Incidental: being likely to ensue as a chance or minor consequence.
Conventional: traditional and ordinary.
Pressing: requiring quick or immediate action or attention; urgent or critical.

Q4. The management agreed to increase salaries by 10 percent but then ________ and transferred the activists.
(a) scored
(b) reneged
(c) rotted
(d) emerged

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S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. Renege: go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract.
Rot: to (cause something to) decay.

Direction (5-6): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q5. India is (fourth largest) contributor of uniformed personnel to UN peacekeeping.
(a) a fourth largest
(b) the fourth larger
(c) the fourth largest
(d) No Improvement

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S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Superlative degree of adjectives are preceded by definite article ‘the’.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

Q6. Hailing from different backgrounds, our fallen heroes were united (on their efforts) to help the organization attain its most important objective.
(a) in its efforts
(b) in their efforts
(c) on its efforts
(d) No Improvement

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S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘In’ is the correct preposition and ‘their’ is the correct pronoun to use in the given context.

Direction (7-8): Choose among the following that best expresses the meaning of the given word.

(a) Scrupulous
(b) Vocational
(c) Daunting
(d) Iniquitous

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S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Venal: showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery; corrupt.
Iniquitous: grossly unfair and morally wrong.

(a) Erratic
(b) Steady
(c) Precious
(d) Expected

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S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Choppy: lacking in steadiness or regularity of occurrence.
Erratic: characterized by lack of consistency, regularity, or uniformity.


Direction (9-10): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

(a) Calumnious
(b) Inimical
(c) Propitious
(d) Baleful

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S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Adverse: preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable.
Calumnious: false and defamatory; slanderous.
Inimical: being adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolence.
Propitious: favorably disposed.

(a) Confusion
(b) Distinction
(c) Isolation
(d) Derivation

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S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Demarcation: the state of being kept distinct.
Confusion: the quality or state of being confused.

Direction (11-15): A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.

In May 1966, the World Health Organization was authorized to initiate a global campaign to eradicate smallpox. The goal was to eradicate the disease in one decade. Because similar projects for malaria and yellow fever had failed, few believed that smallpox could actually be eradicated but eleven years after the initial organization of the campaign, no cases were reported in the field.

The strategy was not only to provide mass vaccinations, but also to isolate patients with active smallpox in order to contain the spread of the disease and to break the chain of human transmission. Rewards for reporting smallpox assisted in motivating the public to aid health workers. One by one, each smallpox victim was sought out, removed from contact with others and treated. At the same time, the entire village where the victim had lived was vaccinated. Today smallpox is no longer a threat to humanity. Routine vaccinations have been stopped worldwide.

Q11. Which of the following is the best title for the passage?
(a) The World Health Organization
(b) The Eradication of Smallpox
(c) Smallpox Vaccinations
(d) Infectious Diseases

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S11. Ans.(b)

Q12. What was the goal of the campaign against smallpox?
(a) To decrease the spread of smallpox worldwide
(b) To eliminate smallpox worldwide in ten years
(c) To provide mass vaccinations against smallpox worldwide
(d) To initiate worldwide projects for smallpox, malaria and yellow fever at the same time

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S12. Ans.(b)
Sol. The correct sequence is ‘QRP’.

Q13. According to the paragraph what was the strategy used to eliminate the spread of small pox?
(a) Vaccination of the entire village
(b) Treatment of individual victims
(c) Isolation of victims and mass vaccinations
(d) Extensive reporting of outbreaks

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S13. Ans.(c)

Q14. Eleven years after the initial organization of the campaign, ___________
(a) Smallpox was no longer a threat to humanity
(b) No cases were reported in the field
(c) Organization members changed the strategy
(d) More number of people had been victimized from smallpox

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S14. Ans.(b)

Q15. It can be inferred that—
(a) No new cases of smallpox have been reported this year
(b) Malaria and yellow fever have been eliminated
(c) Smallpox victims no longer die when they contract the disease
(d) Smallpox is not transmitted from one person to another

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S15. Ans.(c)

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