SSC CGL English Sentence Completion Quiz: 12 March

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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. Since my father was an _____________ from India, he brought his Indian culture and traditions to the United States with him.
(a) emigrant
(b) immigrant
(c) native
(d) citizen

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S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Immigrant: a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.


Q2. At night, the winding roads can make driving up the mountain a ______________ journey.
(a) carefree
(b) beastly
(c) obnoxious
(d) treacherous

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S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. Treacherous: presenting hidden or unpredictable dangers.


Q3. If you are caught using a calculator in the exam then it will be ______________.
(a) taken
(b) confiscated
(c) hijacked
(d) conscripted

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S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Confiscate: take or seize (someone’s property) with authority.


Q4. The unruly behavior of the parliamentarians _____________ the speaker.
(a) incensed
(b) estranged
(c) enflamed
(d) disparaged

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S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. Incensed: very angry; enraged.
Estranged: a wife or husband no longer living with their spouse.
Enflamed: to burst into flame.
Disparaged: regard or represent as being of little worth.
Hence option A is the correct choice as it fits in the context.


Q5. A large _______ of angry bison’s rampaged through the villages.
(a) herd
(b) swarm
(c) congregation
(d) flock

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S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. Herd: (with reference to a group of people or animals) move in a group.


Q6. She deserved the accolades as she ____________________ for it.
(a) hardly worked
(b) had hard worked
(c) was working hard
(d) had worked hard

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S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. “had worked hard” should be used as the action has been done before the realization.


Q7. I will scold him when _____.
(a) he will come
(b) he comes
(c) he would come
(d) he had come

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S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. If the Primary Clause is in Simple Future Tense before the usage of conjunctions like when, if etc., subordinate clause after it, does not take “will” with it and is written in present indefinite tense. Hence option B is the apt choice.


Q8. Don’t loiter _____ the corridor.
(a) around
(b) off
(c) of
(d) at

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S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Loiter around: to linger aimlessly.


Q9. Then, he left for Silicon Valley to ___________ his dream of launching a startup.
(a) persevere
(b) eschew
(c) pursue
(d) cherish

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S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Pursue: to follow or chase something. Thus “pursue” goes with the context.


Q10. I am sorry I am late, I was __________ up in traffic.
(a) held
(b) delayed
(c) detained
(d) stucked

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S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Held up: to stuck, thus option A is the correct choice.


Q11. The current ______________ in global negotiations over climate change has stalled progress on
the issue.
(a) intransigence
(b) transparency
(c) stalemate
(d) rigidity

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S11. Ans.(c)
Sol. Stalemate: Stalemate is a situation in which neither side in an argument or contest can win or in which no progress is possible.


Q12. During a depression even the affluent middle class struggles to _______ out a living.
(a) make
(b) eke
(c) pull
(d) stretch

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S12. Ans.(b)
Sol. Eke: manage to make a living with difficulty.


Q13. Nobody gets __________ with a pretentious smug.
(a) along
(b) up
(c) about
(d) through

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S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. Along with: in company with or at the same time as; together with something.

Q14. The meeting was presided _____ by the Chairman.
(a) over
(b) upon
(c) of
(d) in

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S14. Ans.(a)
Sol. Presided over: to be in charge of a situation or place.

Q15. Crimes against women are ______________ of the deep rooted patriarchal systems of our society.
(a) indications
(b) manifestations
(c) demonstrations
(d) explanations

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S15. Ans.(b)
Sol. Manifestation: an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something abstract or theoretical.


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