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, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Tie the knot
(a) To put yourself into a problem
(b) To make fateful decision
(c) To sign the deal
(d) To get married
S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. Tie the knot means to marry a mate.
Q2. Select the synonym of carnal
S2. Ans. (b)
Sol. Carnal means relating to physical, especially sexual, sensual, needs and activities.
Q3. Select the antonym of intrinsic
S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. Intrinsic means belonging naturally; essential and acquired means to come into possession or ownership of; get as one’s own.
Q4. 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.
Providence smiles ________ those who are diligent.
S4. Ans. (c)
Sol. Here upon is used as more formal term for on, especially in abstract senses.
Q5. Select the word with the correct spelling.
S5. Ans. (d)
Sol. Toxicity means the quality of being toxic or poisonous.
Q6. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
When I last saw Ravi, he (had been running) to catch his bus.
(b) was running
(c) had run
(d) no improvement
S6. Ans. (b)
Sol. As there is no point of time or duration given, thus past perfect continuous should not be used.
Q7. 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 you are in the wrong gears (A)/the car won’t be (B)/able to climb the hill. (C)/No error(D)
S7. Ans. (a)
Sol. Replace ‘gears’ by ‘gear’ as any vehicle uses a single gear at a time.
Q8. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
The ball is in your court
(a) It is up to you to make the next move
(b) You have got a fantastic opportunity
(c) You will be blamed for crimes that you have not committed
(d) You have been put into a dilemma.
S8. Ans. (a)
Sol. The ball is in your court means one needs to take some action to keep something going.
Q9. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
I would love (to availing) a short holiday, and go for an overnight trek.
(a) to avail myself of
(b) to avail of
(c) to avail myself
(d) no improvement
S9. Ans. (c)
Sol. There should be infinitive after love, thus to avail should be used and avail is a transitive verb which should have an object and as the object is not given thus reflexive pronoun ‘myself’ should be used.
Q10. In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.
Mariam was writing a note to her boss.
(a) A note was written to her boss by Mariam.
(b) A note was wrote by Mariam to her boss.
(c) A note was being written by Mariam to her boss.
(d) A note was written by Mariam to her boss
S10. Ans. (c)
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