SSC MTS English Miscellaneous Quiz : 12th July

SSC MTS Exam 2018-19 is to be conducted from 2nd August to 6th September 2019. Today, in this English quiz we are providing English Quiz with Solutions to make your practice effective for English Language Section for SSC MTS 2018-19 Exam. Attempt this quiz and prepare yourself flawlessly. We wish you good luck for all the upcoming Exams.

Q1. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence
Grandfather always (finds faults) with the poor gardener.
(a) find fault
(b) find faults
(c) is finding faults
(d) no improvement

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Ans. (d)
Sol. No improvement.

Q2. 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.
During a depression even the affluent middle class struggles to _______ out a living.
(a) make
(b) eke
(c) pull
(d) stretch

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Ans. (b)
Sol. eke: manage to make a living with difficulty.

Q3. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
To cause a process or action to begin
(a) to initiate
(b) to impel
(c) to imitate
(d) to conscript

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Ans. (a)
Sol. initiate: to begin

Q4. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
(As) you find me absent, please leave the parcel with my colleague.
(a) Would
(b) Could
(c) Should
(d) no improvement

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Ans. (c)
Sol. this sentence is conditional sentence and we also use “should” as a conditional. Thus, option (c) is correct.

Q5. Select the antonym of “To dawdle”
(a) to loiter
(b) to mosey
(c) to hasten
(d) to saunter

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Ans. (c)
Sol. Dawdle means to waste time.
Hasten: be quick to do something.

Q6. 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.
Dia said to Pari, “Do you like oranges?”
(a) Dia asked Pari that did she like oranges.
(b) Dia asked Pari if she likes oranges.
(c) Dia asked Pari that whether she liked oranges.
(d) Dia asked Pari if she liked oranges.

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Ans. (d)

Q7. Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order
It is becoming
P – increasingly clear that anyone
Q – of freedom, justice and equality is seen as a threat
R – who dares to raise issues
(a) RPQ
(b) QRP
(c) PRQ
(d) QPR

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Ans. (c)

Q8. Select the word with the correct spelling.
(a) wanquish
(b) banterred
(c) brouhaha
(d) wanderrer

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Ans. (c)
Sol. Brouhaha is a noisy and overexcited reaction or response to something.

Q9. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
To jump ship
(a) Climbing the career ladder
(b) To jump to grab an opportunity
(c) To leave an organization
(d) To renounce great wealth

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Ans. (c)
Sol. To jump ship: a sailor leave the ship on which one is serving without having obtained permission to do so.

Q10. Select the antonym of “fuddle”
(a) upset
(b) explicate
(c) nonplus
(d) rattle

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Ans. (b)
Sol. fuddle: a state of confusion or intoxication.
Explicate: something which Is explicit or clear.



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