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 (1-5): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Q1. Canary in the coal mine
(a) to make something even more powerful
(b) an early sign of a possible danger/failure
(c) to work hard to achieve something
(d) a good sign of imminent profit
Q2. Blow the lid off
(b) to annoy someone
(c) to copy someone
(d) not to mention
Q3. In cahoots
(a) by one’s own preference
(b) collaborating secretly
(c) be the most powerful
(d) to be deprived of basic needs
Q4. In a huff
(a) feeling angry and upset
(b) to feel ecstatic
(c) to feed others
(d) to show sympathy
Q5. Wax and wane
(a) to alleviate a situation
(b) to be rich first and then suffer from poverty
(c) to increase and decrease
(d) to make a situation worse
Direction (6-10) Choose among the following that best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Sol. Requisite: made necessary by particular circumstances or regulations.
Indispensable: absolutely necessary.
Replete: filled or well-supplied with something.
Hence Requisite and Indispensable ae synonyms to each other.
Sol. Poltroon: having or showing a shameful lack of courage.
Pusillanimous: showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.
Gutsy: having or showing courage, determination, and spirit.
Hence Poltroon and Pusillanimous are synonyms to each other.
Sol. Rostrum: a level usually raised surface.
Podium: a small platform on which a person may stand to be seen by an audience.
Hence Rostrum and Podium are synonyms to each other.
Sol. Prorogue: to bring to a formal close for a period of time.
Adjourn: break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later.
Convene: come or bring together for a meeting or activity.
Hence Prorogue and Adjourn are synonyms to each other.
Sol. Reprise: to make into a short statement of the main points.
Encapsulate: express the essential features of (something) succinctly.
Protrusive: thrusting forward.
Hence Reprise and Encapsulate are synonyms to each other.