SSC CGL English Miscellaneous Quiz: 7 March

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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 letter. If there is no error, indicate corresponding to the last option.

Q1. A few mile before reaching Rangdum (A)/ we passed a camping site with a few tents pitched (B)/ on the green grass by an aquamarine stream.(C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. Replace ‘a few mile’ with ‘a few miles’. Few is a quantifier used with plural countable nouns.


Q2. The first section of the road was surfaced and offered (A)/ resplendent views of the Suru Valley, with green fields (B)/ enclosed in poplars, willows and apricot trees.(C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

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S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. Replace ‘enclosed in’ with ‘enclosed by’. If a place is enclosed by something, the place is completely surrounded by it. Hence the correct preposition to use is ‘by’.


Direction (3-4): In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled 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. As we approached a monastery built on top of a hill in a wide valley, the sunlight_________ turned the mountains behind the monastery into a color palette of beige and brown.
(a) on dusk
(b) at a dusk
(c) at dusk
(d) at the dusk

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S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘Sunlight at dusk’ is the correct phrase to use. ‘At dusk’, ‘at dawn’ don’t associate any article with them.


Q4. The party _________ its demand to the government that petroleum products be brought within the ambit of the Goods and Service Tax.
(a) reinstated
(b) reiterated
(c) reimbursed
(d) requited

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S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. Reinstate: restore (someone or something) to their former position or state.
Reiterate: say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
Reimburse: to give back the amount of money that someone has spent.
Requite: make appropriate return for.
Fitting in the context, option B is the correct choice.


Directions (5-6): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q5. Make a go of something
(a) To judge something
(b) To make something out of use
(c) To succeed at something
(d) To tease or bully

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S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Option C is the correct meaning.


Q6. Life of Riley
(a) A life of difficulties and poverty
(b) A life of great ease, comfort, or luxury
(c) An unhealthy life
(d) A person who makes everything exciting around him

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S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Option B is the correct meaning.


Direction: (7-8) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.

Q7. One who possesses outstanding technical ability in a particular art or field
(a) Lunatic
(b) Virtuoso
(c) Stoic
(d) Arsonist

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S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Option B is the correct substitution.


Q8. A scolding nagging bad-tempered woman
(a) Cynic
(b) Bohemian
(c) Cypher
(d) Termagant

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S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. Option D is the correct substitution.


Directions (9-10): In the following questions, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

(a) Forbearance
(b) Fortuitious
(c) Fractious
(d) Fallacious

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S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. Correct Spelling is Fortuitous.


(a) Idiosyncratic
(b) Impecunious
(c) Impetuous
(d) Intransigient

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S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. Correct Spelling is Intransigent.


Directions (11-15): The questions below consist of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

Q11. As for ourselves, we
P-combing our hair
Q-a good wash and
R-were contented with
(a) RPQ
(b) QRP
(c) QPR
(d) RQP

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S11. Ans.(d)


Q12. If there is a
P-corresponding sensation
Q-kind, there has to be a
R-change in brain activity of a certain
(a) RPQ
(b) RQP
(c) QRP
(d) QPR

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S12. Ans.(b)


Q13. “Phew,” said I, grabbing
P-cheerfully round my head
Q-at the halo of flies
R-which buzzed
(a) QRP
(b) QPR
(c) PRQ
(d) PQR

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S13. Ans.(a)

Q14. The investigations of the
P-peculiar place in the economy of the body
Q-physiologist and the psychologist
R-have revealed that the brain holds a
(a) QPR
(b) PRQ
(c) PQR
(d) QRP

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S14. Ans.(d)

Q15. It was a somewhat
P-carried it off as
Q-trying ordeal, but we
R-best as we could
(a) QPR
(b) PRQ
(c) PQR
(d) RQP

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S15. Ans.(a)


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