Sunday, July 5, 2015

English Quiz for SSC CGL Exam

English Quiz for SSC CGL Exam

Direction (1-5) : In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If there is no error, your answer is (4) i.e. No error.
  1. The manager told the boys (1)/ that one ought to work hard (2)/ to earn his living. (3)/ No error (4)
  2. The Nile is said to be the longest (1)/ than all other rivers (2)/ in the eastern hemisphere. (3)/ No error (4)
  3. Everything are packed (1)/ and were ready (2)/ to leave. (3)/ No error (4)
  4. The thief broke in the (1)/ house in the (2)/ dead of the night. (3)/ No error (4)
  5. It is difficult (1)/ to let go (2)/ of bad memoirs. (3)/ No error (4)

Direction (6-10): In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled with an appropriate word (s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.

6. The manager began to doubt the ______________ of his assistant.
  1. credits
  2. credit
  3. credentials
  4. chances
7. You should ______________ the opportunity when it comes.
  1. cease
  2. adept
  3. adapt
  4. accept
8. You must ______________ ourselves to changing circumstances.
  1. adopt
  2. adept
  3. adapt
  4. accept
9. You should start ___________you are likely to miss the train.
  1. indeed
  2. otherwise
  3. in fact
  4. consequently
10. The hawkers are selling their _______________ in the streets.
  1. wire
  2. wares
  3. warn
  4. wear

Answers with Explanation
  1. (3) The possessive case of one is one's. Hence, to earn one's living.....should be used.
  2. (2) It is not proper to use than in superlative degree. Hence, of all the rivers.....should be used.
  3. (1) Here, They packed....should be used. Pack = put into container.
  4. (3) Break in = To enter a building by force . In the dead of a night =in the quietest part of the night. For example - I crept out of bed in the dead of night and sneaked downstairs.
  5. (3) Memoir = an account written by somebody famous about their life and experience. Hence, of bad memories.......should be used.
  6. (3) Credentials = The qualities that make you suitable to do something.
  7. (2) Seize = to be quick to make use of a chance, an opportunity, grab
  8. (3) Adapt =to change your behaviour in order to deal more successfully with a new situation; adjust.
  9. (2) Otherwise =used to state what the result would be if something did not happen.
  10. (2) Wares =things that somebody is selling.

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