SSC CGL 2017 English | 8 Aug Paper Shift 1

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QID : 76 – 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’.

No sooner did I come out of my home to go to market (1)/ when it started raining heavily (2)/ which drenched me completely. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2

QID : 77 – 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’.

Unless you don’t obey (1)/ your elders you (2)/ will not succeed in your life. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1

QID : 78 – 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.

Fourteen kilometres ______ not a short distance, to reach to my office daily.
Options:
1) are
2) has
3) have
4) is
Correct Answer: is

QID : 79 – 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.

Good reading ______ the sense of liberal educated mind.
Options:
1) beliefs
2) leads
3) reflects
4) starts
Correct Answer: reflects

QID : 80 – In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Frivolous
Options:
1) Captious
2) Wise
3) Puerile
4) Spiritual
Correct Answer: Puerile

QID : 81 – In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

Petrify
Options:
1) Adorn
2) Calm
3) Curious
4) Harden
Correct Answer: Harden

QID : 82 – In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Gregarious
Options:
1) Affable
2) Genial
3) Introvert
4) Urbane
Correct Answer: Introvert

QID : 83 – In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Tremulous
Options:
1) Feeble
2) Frugal
3) Stable
4) Vital
Correct Answer: Stable

QID : 84 – In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

The alpha and the omega
Options:
1) Happy and sad
2) The beginning and the end
3) The love and the hatred
4) Truth and dare
Correct Answer: The beginning and the end

QID : 85 – In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Throw up the sponge
Options:
1) To attack
2) To laugh at someone
3) To surrender
4) To talk loudly
Correct Answer: To surrender

QID : 86 – Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

I had (a few) eggs in the fridge, so we need to go to the market to buy them.
Options:
1) a little
2) few
3) little
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: few

QID : 87 – Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

My brother is indifferent (about) whatever I say.
Options:
1) in
2) of
3) to
4) No improvement
Correct Answer: to

QID : 88 – In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

A funeral poem
Options:
1) Elegy
2) Pandemonium
3) Parody
4) Sonnet
Correct Answer: Elegy

QID : 89 – In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

One who walks in sleep
Options:
1) Drover
2) Fastidious
3) Numismatist
4) Somnambulist
Correct Answer: Somnambulist

QID : 90 – In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Gaurantee
2) Itinerary
3) Magnificent
4) Writing
Correct Answer: Gaurantee

QID : 91 – In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.
Options:
1) Etiquete
2) Exquisite
3) Restaurant
4) Scavenger
Correct Answer: Etiquete

QID : 92 – The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. These sentences, when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph. Select the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

P-But he did not know how to find one at that hour.
Q-It was his first visit to the city and he didn’t know where to go.
R-Mohanlal’s train was late and it reached Kolkata a little after midnight.
S-He thought he would go to a choultry where he would not have to pay rent.
Options:
1) PSQR
2) QRSP
3) RQSP
4) RSQP
Correct Answer: RQSP

QID : 93 – The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. These sentences, when properly sequenced form a coherent paragraph. Select the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

P-And slowly, you reach the pinnacle of self-awareness, experiencing a unity with all life.
Q-If you transform your energy positively, it naturally becomes compassion and love.
R-Once you experientially are a part of everything then nobody needs to teach you morality.
S-Then you can do something to improve the situation, but without anger.
Options:
1) PQRS
2) QPRS
3) RQPS
4) RSPQ
Correct Answer: QPRS

QID : 94 – In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

Ram was singing a beautiful song for his mother.
Options:
1) A beautiful song was being sung by Ram for his mother.
2) A beautiful song was sang by Ram for his mother.
3) A beautiful song was sung by Ram for his mother.
4) A beautiful song was sung for his mother by Ram.
Correct Answer: A beautiful song was being sung by Ram for his mother.

QID : 95 – In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

Priya advised me not to go to school the next day.
Options:
1) “Don’t go to school next day” Priya said to me.
2) “Don’t go to school tomorrow” Priya said to me.
3) Priya said, “Will you not go to school tomorrow?”
4) Priya told me that, “Don’t go to school tomorrow.”
Correct Answer: “Don’t go to school tomorrow” Priya said to me.

QID : 96 – In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Job performance is ______ by a number of factors. Motivation alone does not lead to increased performance. Ability and technology moderates the relationship between motivation and performance. The higher the levels of ability and motivation the ______ the level of performance will be. However, increasing motivation beyond an ______ level tends to ______ a dysfunctional result because it is ______ by an increased level of anxiety.

Job performance is ______ by a number of factors. Motivation alone
Options:
1) affected
2) effected
3) influenced
4) measured
Correct Answer: affected

QID : 97 – In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Job performance is ______ by a number of factors. Motivation alone does not lead to increased performance. Ability and technology moderates the relationship between motivation and performance. The higher the levels of ability and motivation the ______ the level of performance will be. However, increasing motivation beyond an ______ level tends to ______ a dysfunctional result because it is ______ by an increased level of anxiety.

motivation and performance. The higher the levels of ability and motivation the ______ the level of performance will be.
Options:
1) higher
2) larger
3) lower
4) smaller
Correct Answer: higher

QID : 98 – In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Job performance is ______ by a number of factors. Motivation alone does not lead to increased performance. Ability and technology moderates the relationship between motivation and performance. The higher the levels of ability and motivation the ______ the level of performance will be. However, increasing motivation beyond an ______ level tends to ______ a dysfunctional result because it is ______ by an increased level of anxiety.

However, increasing motivation beyond an ______ level
Options:
1) certain
2) desired
3) increased
4) optimal
Correct Answer: optimal

QID : 99 – In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Job performance is ______ by a number of factors. Motivation alone does not lead to increased performance. Ability and technology moderates the relationship between motivation and performance. The higher the levels of ability and motivation the ______ the level of performance will be. However, increasing motivation beyond an ______ level tends to ______ a dysfunctional result because it is ______ by an increased level of anxiety.

tends to ______ a dysfunctional result
Options:
1) deduce
2) introduce
3) produce
4) reduce
Correct Answer: produce

QID : 100 – In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

Job performance is ______ by a number of factors. Motivation alone does not lead to increased performance. Ability and technology moderates the relationship between motivation and performance. The higher the levels of ability and motivation the ______ the level of performance will be. However, increasing motivation beyond an ______ level tends to ______ a dysfunctional result because it is ______ by an increased level of anxiety.

because it is ______ by an increased level of anxiety.
Options:
1) abandoned
2) accompanied
3) affiliated
4) amalgamated
Correct Answer: accompanied

 

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