SSC CGL English Miscellaneous Quiz for Beginners: 1st January 2020

Direction (1-3): Identify the segment in the sentence, which contains the grammatical error.

Q1. If you had seen yesterday’s basketball match I am sure you will have enjoyed watching your point guard.
(a) If you had seen yesterday’s basketball match
(b) I am sure you will have enjoyed
(c) watching your point guard.
(d) No error

Q2. As the class was about to start he insisted to ask full details of course.
(a)As the class was about
(b) to start he insisted to ask
(c)full details of course
(d) No error

Q3. The alarm report of Tsunami frightened everyone in the coastal region of TamilNadu.
(a)The alarm report of Tsunami
(b) frightened everyone in the
(c)coastal region of TamilNadu.
(d) No error

Direction (4-5): Select the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment in the given sentence. If there is no need of improvement, select No improvement required.

Q4. Poor child’s aching legs (gave away), and he almost fell in the fair.
(a)gave way
(b) gave way to
(c) gave away to
(d)no improvement

Q5. (However) this government falls, I don’t see any great change happening.
(a) Somehow
(b) Nevertheless
(c) Even if
(d) No improvement

Q6. Select the antonym of the given word.
Perverse
(a) Contrary
(b) Unorthodox
(c) Reasonable
(d) Stubborn

Q7. Select the synonym of the given word.
Quirk
(a) Quest
(b) Scourge
(c) Salutary
(d) Foible

Direction (8-10): In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

Q8.
(a) consensus
(b) concensus
(c) conceinsus
(d) consencus

Q9.
(a) presedents
(b) pricedents
(c) precedents
(d) prisedents

Q10.
(a) castegated
(b) castigattad
(c) castigated
(d) caestigated

Solutions

S1. Ans(b)
Sol. Replace “will” with “would” because this is 3rd conditional sentence. The format is If + Past Perfect, would + have + Past Participle.

S2. Ans(b)
Sol. Replace “insisted to ask” with “insisted on asking”. Gerund is used after certain verbs/phrases that are followed by appropriate preposition.

S3. Ans(a)
Sol. Use “alarming” which is an adjective instead of “alarm”.

S4. Ans(a)
Sol. Use phrasal verb ‘Give way’ which means to break, especially when under pressure from strong forces.

S5.Ans (c)
Sol. Here ‘Even if’ is more appropriate, this phrase is used for emphasizing that a particular situation will remain the same no matter what happens.
Nevertheless means despite what has just been said or referred to.
Somehow means in some way, by some means.

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. Perverse: contrary to the accepted or expected standard or practice.

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Quirk: a peculiar aspect of a person’s character or behavior.
Foible: a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character.

S8. Ans(a)
Sol. Consensus: a general agreement.

S9. Ans(c)
Sol. Precedents: an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.

S10. Ans(c)
Sol. Castigated means reprimand (someone) severely.

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