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. 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.
_____________ around the bush.
(a) To hit (b) To beat
(c) To circle (d) To hide
Sol. Option (b) is the correct choice because “To beat around the bush” is an idiom phrase which means ‘to treat a topic, but omit its main points, often intentionally’
Q2. Select the antonym of
(a) attenuated (b) purify
(c) vitiated (d) dilute
Sol. Adulterate means render (something) poorer in quality by adding another substance. Hence purify is the correct choice.
Q3. Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.
In punishment for the uprising,
P-called tributes, to participate
Q-each of the twelve districts must provide
R-one girl and one boy,
(a) PRQ (b) PQR
(c) RQP (d) QRP
Q4. Select the antonym of
(a) sever (b) adjoin
(c) meld (d) affix
Sol. conjoined means join; combine and sever means divide by cutting or slicing, especially suddenly and forcibly.
Q5. 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’.
It was obviously for everyone (A)/that grandfather was (B)/hiding something from all of us. (C)/ No error(D)
(a) A (b) B
(c) C (d) D
Sol. Use ‘obvious’ in place of ‘obviously’ as we need an adjective there and not an adverb.
Q6. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
an event or a group of events occurring as part of a sequence
(a) stanza (b) event
(c) series (d) lesson
Sol. Stanza means a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse.
Series means a number of events, objects, or people of a similar or related kind coming one after another.
Q7. Select the synonym of
(a) centralize (b) variate
(c) declare (d) announce
Sol. Consolidate means to combine (a number of things) into a single more effective or coherent whole and centralize means to concentrate (control of an activity or organization) under a single authority.
Q8. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
A dime a dozen
(a) Strength is in numbers
(b) People who say bad things have no value
(c) Very common and of no particular value
(d) You save more if you buy in large numbers
Q9. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
The public vent their anger on social media to protest (toward) police brutality.
(a) for (b) against
(c) regards (d) no improvement
Sol. We use ‘against’ because here protesters are in opposition to the brutality shown by the police.
Q10. Select the word with the correct spelling.
(a) missible (b) saosages
(c) emuletor (d) abdicate
Sol. Abdicate means fail to fulfill or undertake (a responsibility or duty).
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