SSC CHSL English Miscellaneous Quiz : 11th July

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): In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Q1. I ________ my black leather shoes till they shine.

(a) scrub
(b) rub
(c) brush
(d) polish

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Ans. (d)

Q2. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
You can say that again
(a) To challenge someone
(b) To express agreement
(c) To politely ask someone to repeat
(d) A favourite story

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Ans. (b)
Sol. You can say that again means to express strong agreement with what someone has just said.

Q3. Select the antonym of astringe
(a) liberate
(b) constringe
(c) circumscribe
(d) tauten

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Ans. (a)
Sol. Astringe means to contract or become contracted and liberate means set (someone) free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression.

Q4. Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.
The idea was
P-to spend as little money
Q-while avoiding loss of lives
R-as possible
(a) RPQ
(b) QPR
(c) QRP
(d) PRQ

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Ans. (d)

Q5. Select the antonym of abdicate
(a) forgo
(b) usurp
(c) waive
(d) cede

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Ans. (b)
Sol. abdicate means fail to fulfill or undertake (a responsibility or duty) and usurp means take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.

Directions (6-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

We now have a peculiar combination _______________ the economic policy of India: a declared attempt at fiscal consolidation, combined with a _________________ to do what it takes to raise tax revenues. This unfortunate ________________ has meant a squeeze _____________ Central government expenditures, and particularly those relating to social spending that directly ____________ most people in the country.

Q6. We now have a peculiar combination _______________ the economic policy of India
(a) into
(b) in
(c) of
(d) about

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Ans. (b)

Q7. combined with a _________________ to do what it takes to raise tax revenues.
(a) doubt
(b) objection
(c) questioning
(d) reluctance

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Ans. (d)

Q8. This unfortunate ________________ has meant a squeeze
(a) juxtaposition
(b) nearness
(c) contact
(d) proximity

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Ans. (a)

Q9. _____________ Central government expenditures
(a) onto
(b) on
(c) upon
(d) for

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Ans. (b)

Q10. social spending that directly ____________ most people in the country.
(a) effects
(b) affected
(c) affects
(d) affect

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