Target SSC CGL | 10,000+ Questions | English Questions For SSC CGL : Day 79

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Q1. In the sentence identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
I have visited both Leh and Goa. I think Leh is the most beautiful of the two.
(a) I have visited both Leh and Goa
(b) I think Leh is the
(c) most beautiful of the two.
(d) No error

Q2. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
(No fewer than) half of his wealth was distributed among the poor.
(a) No less than
(b) No lesser than
(c) Fewer than
(d) No improvement

Q3. Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
The vote by Iraqi parliamentarians in favor of a resolution seeking ________ American troops was the first blowback the U.S. faced after it assassinated Iranian General Qassem Soleimani inside Iraq.
(a) expelling
(b) expelled
(c) to expel
(d) from expelled

Q4. Select the antonym of the given word.
(a) Disparaging
(b) Invective
(c) Deprecatory
(d) Complimentary

Q5. Select the synonym of the given word.
(a) Tremble
(b) Clever
(c) Foolish
(d) Acknowledge

Q6. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Put to the sword
(a) To put the sword back in scabbard
(b) To put someone to test
(c) To be slain or executed
(d) To threaten someone

Q7. Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.
(Some of the player are responsible) for our defeat in the world cup.
(a) Some of the player is responsible
(b) Some of the players are responsible
(c) Some player is responsible
(d) No improvement

Q8. Select the most appropriate word to fill in the blank.
President Ram Nath Kovind, (quoting B.R. Ambedkar) made a significant observation that all three organs of the state, persons occupying constitutional posts, civil society members, and citizens should abide ______ ‘constitutional morality’.
(a) with
(b) to
(c) on
(d) by

Q9. Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
A speech made when one is alone
(a) Sermon
(b) Soliloquy
(c) Spiel
(d) Soporific

Q10. Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
Government by the worst persons
(a) Gerontocracy
(b) Kakistocracy
(c) Neocracy
(d) Thearchy

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S1. Ans(c)
Sol. According to the rules of degrees there is no use of superlative degree for “two”. Hence, we need to replace “most” with “more” to make the sentence grammatically correct.
E.g.- Sonu is the more talented of the two.
S2. Ans(a)
Sol. Fewer is used before countable noun while less is used before uncountable noun. Since, ‘wealth’ is an uncountable noun therefore “less” will replace “fewer” in the given sentence.
We cannot use “lesser than” because “lesser” and “than” both imply a comparison, which makes them redundant when used together.
S3. Ans(c)
Sol. The verb ‘seek’ is usually followed by ‘infinitive’ when used with nouns, not by gerund. Hence, option (c) is the correct choice here.
S4. Ans(d)
Sol. Pejorative: expressing contempt or disapproval.
Complimentary: expressing a compliment; praising or approving.
Disparaging, Invective and Deprecatory are synonym of ‘Pejorative’.
S5. Ans(a)
Sol. Quail: feel or show fear or apprehension.
Tremble: be in a state of extreme apprehension.
S6. Ans(c)
Sol. Put to the sword: To be slain or executed, especially in or as a consequence of war.
S7. Ans(b)
Sol. After – Some / Some of / All / All of / Enough / Most / Most of / A great deal of / Lots of / A lot of / Plenty of, etc., if there is a countable noun, it is always a plural one and also the verb is plural.
S8. Ans(d)
Sol. ‘Abide’ takes preposition “by” after it.
S9. Ans(b)
Sol. Soliloquy: an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers.
Sermon: a talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible.
Spiel: an elaborate or glib speech or story, typically one used by a salesperson.
Soporific: a drug or other substance that induces drowsiness or sleep.
S10. Ans(b)
Sol. Kakistocracy: government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state.
Gerontocracy: a state, society, or group governed by old people.
Neocracy: government by new or inexperienced hands.
Thearchy: rule by a god or gods.

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