SSC CHSL 2018-19 is to be conducted from 1 to 26 July 2019. Today, in this English quiz we are providing English Quiz with Solutions to make your practice effective for English Language Section for SSC CHSL 2018-19 Exam. Attempt this quiz and prepare yourself flawlessly. We wish you good luck for all the upcoming Exams.
Directions (1-2): Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
Q1. A majority of political parties on Monday (have reiterated) their opposition to the 10% quota in higher educational institutions for economically weaker sections (EWS) within the general category.
(a) had reiterated
(c) has reiterated
(d) no improvement
Sol. The sentence shows a recent past action and hence option (b) is the correct choice.
Q2. I heard a loud sound as if the bridge (had collapsed).
(a) have collapsed
(b) has collapsed
(c) will have collapsed
(d) no improvement
Sol. No improvement
Q3. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.
“O, what a beautiful lake that is!” said she.
(a) She exclaimed joyfully that that was a very beautiful lake.
(b) She exclaimed joyfully it was a very beautiful lake.
(c) She exclaimed joyfully that was a very beautiful lake.
(d) She exclaimed joyfully that it was a very beautiful lake.
Q4. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
X marks the spot
(a) A very popular place
(b) Not to tell others of a fantastic discovery
(c) The exact location
(d) A secret hideout
Sol. X marks the spot means the exact spot. (Sometimes the speaker will draw an X in the spot while saying this.)
Q5. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
To use for the first time
Sol. christen means use for the first time.
Paten means a plate, typically made of gold or silver, used for holding the bread during the Eucharist and sometimes as a cover for the chalice.
Begotten means (especially of a man) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction.
Q6. Select the synonym of synchronicity
Sol. synchronicity means the happening by chance of two or more related or similar events at the same time and conformity means behaviour in accordance with socially accepted conventions.
Q7. Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.
P-is against them, but there appears
Q-in their administrations
R-to be fight left
Q8. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.
The weather disrupted the final match.
(a) The final match has been disrupted by the weather.
(b) The final match had been disrupted by the weather.
(c) The final match was disrupted by the weather.
(d) The final match was being disrupted by the weather.
Q9. Select the word with the correct spelling.
Sol. homilies means a religious discourse which is intended primarily for spiritual edification rather than doctrinal instruction.
Q10. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
To expel large quantities of (something) rapidly and forcibly
(a) to irrupt
(b) to puke
(c) to spew
(d) to spritz
Sol. puke means vomit
Spritz means the squirt or spray a liquid at or on to (something) in quick, short bursts.
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