SSC CPO Tier 2 Previous Year English Questions : 13 September

Direction (1-5): In the following questions, a sentence has been given with a blank to be filled from the given options. Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.

Q1. In an effort to bring the problem under control, the Indian Government has recently _______________ for prevention of pollution of the Ganges.
(a) disciplining a way out
(b) deferred an act
(c) dominate the action
(d) drawn up an action plan
Sol. ‘Drawn up an action plan’ fits in the context.

Q2. _______________ can arise out of Off-market Trades or Market Trades.
(a) Registrations
(b) Alterations
(c) Trepidation
(d) Transfers
Sol. Option D makes the sentence meaningful.

Q3. By 2009, less than half of the passenger car production by the largest six Japanese producers _______________ in Japan.
(a) was undertaken
(b) had been operated
(c) were pursued
(d) was extracted
Sol. ‘was undertaken; singular verb will be used for the word ‘production’.

Q4. There are always problems to overcome at the __________ of a new policy, but those should be dealt with in a few months.
(a) inception
(b) exhume
(c) eschew
(d) escapade
Sol. Inception: the establishment or starting point of an institution or activity.

Q5. Through his __________, he deceived us all.
(a) simmer
(b) selvage
(c) canard
(d) laggard
Sol. Canard: a false report or piece of information that is intended to deceive people.

Direction (6-7): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the bold or given idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the bold or given idiom/phrase.

Q6. His parents cut him off without a shilling.
(a) disinherited him
(b) snubbed him
(c) gave him only a shilling
(d) sent him away with a shilling

Q7. The carefully worked-out plan fell through because of an unexpected event.
(a) came out successfully
(b) had a sporadic victory
(c) worked thoroughly
(d) failed

Directions (8-10): In the following questions, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Find the incorrectly spelt word.

(a) Gimcrack
(b) Imbrue
(c) Inculpete
(d) Lenity
Sol. ‘Inculpate’ is the correct spelling.

(a) Fractous
(b) Hauteur
(c) Expatiate
(d) Psychotic
Sol. ‘Fractious’ is the correct spelling.

(a) Moratorium
(b) Temperize
(c) Agrarian
(d) Genre
Sol. ‘Temporize’ is the correct spelling.

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