SSC CGL English Miscellaneous Quiz (Advanced level): 8 November

Direction (1-4): In the following questions, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select ‘No Error’.

Q1. In a twist to the daylong drama with news channels and the ruling government (A)/ questioning Mr. Chidambaram’s alleged attempts on “evading” arrest, (B)/ he appeared at the Congress headquarters at 8 p.m. to address the media. (C)/ No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Q2. If you abstain with voting, (A)/ you do not have any right to raise (B)/ questions against a politician. (C)/ No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Q3. The judiciary needs to dispel the perception (A)/ that it is no longer the pillar created (B)/ to protect constitutional and legal rights. (C)/ No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Q4. These publications reveal an antagonistic (A)/ voice using classical allusion with articulate (B)/ hostility to the engrossing of power. (C)/ No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Directions (5-6): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

Q5. The practice of taking exorbitant or excessive interest on the money lent
(a) emissary
(b) usury
(c) venal
(d) macabre

Q6. Substitution of a mild for a very blunt expression
(a) euphemism
(b) truism
(c) hymn
(d) calumny

Direction (7-8): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Q7. EXORDIUM
(a) preface
(b) mediation
(c) compact
(d) conclusion

Q8. DISPORT
(a) frolic
(b) flourish
(c) drudge
(d) warrant

Direction (9-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q9. A long shot
(a) to have to look twice to make sure that you really noticed correctly
(b) something that has a very small chance of succeeding
(c) to attain success immediately which you don’t expect for
(d) to be too slow to finish an activity

Q10. Worm your way in
(a) to get oneself into a place or a situation, with trickery
(b) to become extremely angry often shouting a lot
(c) to escape from a difficult, dangerous or unpleasant situation
(d) to put difficulties in one’s own path unintentionally

                                                            Solutions

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Attempts at “evading arrest” is the correct phrase to be used, thus replace preposition ‘on’ with ‘at’.

S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Verb ‘abstain’ is followed by preposition ‘from’. Use of preposition ‘with’ is wrong here.

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol. No error

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘Allusion to something’ is the correct structure of a sentence, i.e. noun ‘allusion’ takes preposition ‘to’ with it.

S5. Ans.(b)

S6. Ans.(a)

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Exordium: the beginning or introductory part, especially of a discourse.
Hence option D is the correct antonym.

S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. Disport: to engage in activity for amusement.
Drudge: to do hard, menial, or monotonous work.
Hence option C is the correct antonym.

S9. Ans.(b)

S10. Ans.(a)

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