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SSC CGL Tier 2 English Miscellaneous Quiz: 14 August

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SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 2 is to be conducted from 11 to 13 September 2019. With 200 questions for 200 marks, English Language Section plays a vital role in the final selection of a candidate.  SSC CGL Tier 2 English quizzes being provided daily on SSCADDA are in the interest of candidates qualifying for SSC CGL Tier 2 and question quality is solely based on the expected experimentation of English Question paper for CGL Mains. 

Direction (1-3): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

Q1. Higher crude oil prices have doubtlessly provided a significant fiscal boost in the past several months, although any (flair on) going forward can lead to a price spiral that would have other untoward consequences as well.
(a) flair in
(b) flare at
(c) flare up
(d) No improvement

S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Flare up: a sudden outburst of something.

Q2. Finally, in comparative perspective, I think there is good reason to believe that such (stand-outs) can be resolved through negotiation.
(a) stand-downs
(b) stand-ins
(c) stand-offs
(d) No improvement

S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. Stand-off: A deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict; a situation in which agreement in an argument does not seem possible.

Q3. Aristotle was an industrious collector who (amassed of) a prodigious quantity of information on a vast variety of topics.
(a) amassed in
(b) amassed
(c) amassed to
(d) No improvement

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Amass: Gather together or accumulate (a large amount or number of material or things) over a period of time. There is no preposition needed after ‘amass’.

Direction (4-5): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Q4. Hew
(a) prune
(b) chop
(c) agglutinate
(d) cleave

S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. Hew means chop or cut (something, especially wood or coal) with an axe, pick, or other tool.
Agglutinate means firmly stick or be stuck together to form a mass.

Q5. Rake
(a) harrow
(b) scatter
(c) scour
(d) enfilade

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Rake means draw or drag (something) through something with a sweeping movement.
Scatter means throw in various random directions.

Direction (6-8): 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’.

Q6. Given the amount of crime committed by young people, (A)/ it is sometimes tempting to think that a (B)/ whole generation has gone on the rails.(C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. Replace ‘gone on the rails’ with ‘gone off the rails’.
Go off the rail: begin behaving in an uncontrolled or unacceptable way.

Q7. Any innovator will tell you that success (A)/ hinges less over getting everything right (B)/than on how you handle getting things wrong.(C)/ No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. There is a preposition related error. Replace ‘over’ with ‘on’.
Hinge on: depend entirely on.

Q8. It is imperative that existing and future residents in the (A)/ area engage proactive dialogue with all parties to ensure that any (B)/ development is for the betterment of the lives of its residents.(C)/No Error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. Add preposition ‘in’ after ‘engage’.
‘Engage in’ is an idiomatic expression which means to participate in some activity; to involve or draw someone or something into some activity.

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. Suppress query
(a) Find fault
(b) Hide facts
(c) Look angrily
(d) Laugh secretly

S9. Ans.(b)

Q10. Of the first water
(a) Coming close
(b) Of rare excellence
(c) Out of spirits
(d) Gradually declining

S10. Ans.(b)

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