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.
Q1. 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.
Rupa said to the driver, “Can you take me to the doctor now?”
(a) Rupa asked the driver if he could take her to the doctor then.
(b) Rupa asked the driver that if he could take her to the doctor than.
(c) Rupa asked the driver that if he would take her to the doctor at once.
(d) Rupa asked the driver that if he can take her to the doctor than at once.
Q2. In the following question, 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’.
“If I can see you(A)/I am sure you would(B)/be looking beautiful,”Naina said. (C)/No error(D)
Sol. Replace ‘can’ with ‘could’. “Could” is used to express possibility or past ability as well as to make suggestions and requests.
Q3. 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.
He is now very old, yet grandfather still is the _______________ head of my extended family.
Sol. undisputed means not disputed or called in question; accepted.
Directions (4-5): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Q4. Barking up the wrong tree
(a) One should ignore those who keep harassing them
(b) To say something wrong to a person who has always been kind to you
(c) Scolding a thick-skinned person will cause no improvement
(d) To be pursuing a misguided line of course of action
Sol. barking up the wrong tree means to attempt or pursue a futile course of action, often by making some kind of suggestion or request.
Q5. Back to the drawing board
(a) To solve a problem one has to go back to the root cause
(b) An inventive person will find fresh ways to solve a problem
(c) An idea has been unsuccessful and that a new one must be devised
(d) An artist is always happy if he gets a chance to go back to painting
Sol. Back to the drawing board means used to indicate that an idea, scheme, or proposal has been unsuccessful and that a new one must be devised.
Q6. Select the word with the correct spelling.
Sol. assemble means gather together in one place for a common purpose.
Q7. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
To pilfer or steal (something, especially an item of small value) in a casual way.
(a) to loot
(b) to filch
(c) to rip off
(d) to plunder
Sol. filch means to steal or take surreptitiously in small amounts; pilfer
Q8. 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.
At the same _________ the bell struck and school was dismissed.
Directions (9-10): Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.
Q9. This means that for
P-making a significant dent
Q-have to grow at a faster rate
R-in poverty, rural incomes
Q10. To have succumbed to their
P-blackmail was not an instance of
Q-making pragmatic political
R-concessions; it was one of capitulation.
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