SSC CGL English Miscellaneous Quiz for Beginners: 24 December

Direction (1-2): In these questions some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and indicate it corresponding to the appropriate letters. If there is no error, indicate corresponding to the last option.

Q1. The government need to adopt (A)/ a multi-year expenditure outlook (B)/ while preparing the budget. (C)/ No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Q2. King penguins (A)/ are active throughout (B)/ the long summer days. (C)/ No error (D)
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Direction (3-4): Fill in the blank with most appropriate word which will suit the context of the sentence.

Q3. Sanjay found the unchanging rhythm of the musical piece to be annoyingly _________.
(a) Irreverent
(b) Recusant
(c) Monotonous
(d) Coherent

Q4. I don’t have much energy these days. After a short stroll, I am quite _________.
(a) Relieved
(b) Eager
(c) Uplifted
(d) Exhausted

Direction (5-6): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given.

(a) Ascent
(b) Employment
(c) Impeachment
(d) Coronation

(a) Experiment
(b) Ephemeral
(c) Trite
(d) Tyrant

Direction (7-8): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

(a) Solemn
(b) Affable
(c) Worrisome
(d) Sharp

(a) Rueful
(b) Compunctious
(c) Impenitent
(d) Consign

Direction (9-10): In the following questions, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

(a) apartheid
(b) exhorbitant
(c) mischievous
(d) benefited

(a) repercussion
(b) obsolescing
(c) sillhoutte
(d) ludicrous


S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. Replace plural verb ‘need’ with singular verb ‘needs’. By subject verb agreement rule, Singular subject takes singular verb with it.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. No Error

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Irreverent: not showing the expected respect for official, important, or holy things.
Recusant: a person who refuses to submit to an authority.
Monotonous: (of a sound or utterance) lacking in variation in tone or pitch.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. After a short leisurely walk it is easy to assume that he gets exhausted as he has already stated that he doesn’t have much energy these days.
Hence option D is the correct choice.

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Deposition: a formal written statement made or used in a law court.
Impeachment: the action of calling into question the integrity or validity of something.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. Despot: a ruler or other person who holds absolute power, typically one who exercises it in a cruel or oppressive way.
Tyrant: a cruel and oppressive ruler.
Hence option D is the correct choice.

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Fractious: irritable and quarrelsome.
Affable: friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to.
Hence option B is the correct choice.

S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. Contrite: feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong.
Impenitent: not feeling shame or regret about one’s actions or attitudes.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. Correct Spelling is Exorbitant.

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. Correct spelling is Silhouette.


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