English Language - Test 4


25 Questions MCQ Test SSC CGL Tier 1 Mock Test Series | English Language - Test 4


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QUESTION: 1

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

Rumour

Solution:

Rumour is a false message that spreads like wildfire. Similarly, hoax too represents a message that is spread just for hype without any validation.
None of the other options are related to rumour, thus option 2 is correct.
Example- There was a hoax of a bomb being present at the metro station.

QUESTION: 2

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

Rumble

Solution:

Rumble means a heavy sound that reverberates. Roar is the only option that is quite similar in meaning. Thus, option 4 is correct.
Example- The roar of the ocean could be heard before the cyclone struck.

QUESTION: 3

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

Shock

Solution:

Shock is to surprise someone in an unexpected or unwanted way. It represents chaos whereas calm means to stay composed and stay cool.
Thus option 2 is the correct option.
Example- After a cyclone, there is always a period of calm that follows.

QUESTION: 4

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

Filter

Solution:

Filter is to purify something whereas pollute means to make the things dirty. Thus, pollute is the best antonym to filter.
Example- The smoke from old diesel vehicles pollute the air the most.

QUESTION: 5

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.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.

The security along the international border was ________ up following an alert by ________ agencies about possible infiltration attempts ahead of Republic Day. A group of three to four terrorists was seen _____  across the border at a village in Pakistan.The main reason behind frequent ________ violations by the Pakistan army is to help infiltrate ________ across the border, according to the police.​

Q. The security along the international border was ________ up following an alert

Solution:

'To beef up' security means to put additional security measures in place so as to stop any unwanted activity from happening. Thus, the sentence means that the security along the border was increased prior to Republic Day.

QUESTION: 6

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.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.

The security along the international border was ________ up following an alert by ________ agencies about possible infiltration attempts ahead of Republic Day. A group of three to four terrorists was seen _____  across the border at a village in Pakistan.The main reason behind frequent ________ violations by the Pakistan army is to help infiltrate ________ across the border, according to the police.​

Q. following an alert by ________ agencies about possible infiltration attempts

Solution:

The sentence seems to mean that security along the border had been increased as per the reports received from the spy agencies of the government.
Thus, the correct word to be placed is 'Intelligence' agencies. Option 3 is thus correct.

QUESTION: 7

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.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.

The security along the international border was ________ up following an alert by ________ agencies about possible infiltration attempts ahead of Republic Day. A group of three to four terrorists was seen _____  across the border at a village in Pakistan.The main reason behind frequent ________ violations by the Pakistan army is to help infiltrate ________ across the border, according to the police.​

Q. A group of three to four terrorists was seen _____  across the border at a village in Pakistan.

Solution:

The intelligence agencies had reported that a group of terrorists was waiting at a village across the border in Pakistan, looking for an opportunity to cross over. Thus, the suitable word that is related to waiting here is 'camping'.

QUESTION: 8

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.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.
The security along the international border was ________ up following an alert by ________ agencies about possible infiltration attempts ahead of Republic Day. A group of three to four terrorists was seen _____  across the border at a village in Pakistan.The main reason behind frequent ________ violations by the Pakistan army is to help infiltrate ________ across the border, according to the police.​

Q. The main reason behind frequent ________ violations by the Pakistan army

Solution:

There is a protocol that is maintained on the international border known as 'ceasefire'. It seeks that peace is maintained on the border and no firing is done. Pakistan has been violating this ceasefire to serve other purposes.

QUESTION: 9

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.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.
The security along the international border was ________ up following an alert by ________ agencies about possible infiltration attempts ahead of Republic Day. A group of three to four terrorists was seen _____  across the border at a village in Pakistan.The main reason behind frequent ________ violations by the Pakistan army is to help infiltrate ________ across the border, according to the police.​

Q. army is to help infiltrate ________ across the border

Solution:

Pakistan violates ceasefire in order to help militants cross over the international border, according to the police reports. 
Thus option 3 is the correct answer.

QUESTION: 10

In the given questions, fill in the blanks with the appropriate words from the alternatives provided.

Q. Russia has provided __________ to the famous hacker Edward Snowden, who is fleeing his country.

Solution:

The sentence seeks to mean that Russia is providing shelter to Edward Snowden who has been fleeing his country.
Refuge means to provide asylum or shelter to people who have been displaced from their homelands. Thus option 2 is the correct answer.
Example- The Rohingyas have taken refuge across many places in the national capital.

QUESTION: 11

In the given questions, fill in the blanks with the appropriate words from the alternatives provided.

Q. Mohan ________ his graduation in 2015.

Solution:

The sentence seems to assert the fact that Mohan completed his graduation in 2015. The sentence is to be in simple past tense.
Thus, option 3 is absolutely correct. 

QUESTION: 12

The question below consists of a set of labelled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.
P: It was only after women and NGO's jointly raised their voices against the injustice, the police beefed up its enquiry process.
Q: A lady was harassed by an influential leader at the party.
R: The police initially refused to register an FIR against the accused as he was in a position of power.
S: India as a country stands to protect its women who are exceptionally talented.

Solution:

The passage says that a lady was harassed by an influential person at some party. When the lady tried to file a complaint, the police was reluctant in doing so as it feared the leader. When the incident came to light, people joined to protest against the injustice done to the lady. The police finally, under pressure, started its enquiry into the matter. The passage displays that India stands united to protect its women against any wrong.
This sequence of events is shown only by option 3. Hence, it is the correct answer.

QUESTION: 13

The question below consists of a set of labeled sentences. Out of the four options given, select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.
P: The right to privacy is thus a fundamental right now.
Q: The private space of each person, irrespective of any divide, is to be respected.
R: The long pending case of violation of privacy has been heard by the apex court.
S: After looking into all aspects, it has decided that neither the state nor any individual has the right to interfere in the business of other individuals.

Solution:

The passage says that the long pending case of privacy rights has finally been heard by the apex court. After going through the details, the court observed that the state or any individual has no right to interfere into the business of others. Privacy is to be respected. Thus, the right to privacy is now a fundamental right.
This sequence of events is shown only by option 2. Hence, it is the correct answer.

QUESTION: 14

The following sentence has been broken into four parts with an error in one part. Identify that part and mark it as your answer. If there are no errors in any of the given parts, mark option 4 or ‘No error’ as your answer.

If you work hard (1)/ then it is sure that (2)/ you will pass the test.(3)/ No error (4).

Solution:

'Then' cannot be used with the conjugation 'if' in a sentence. 
Example- If he leaves now then he will reach the station on time. (This sentence is wrong)
If he leaves now he will reach the station on time. (This is the correct sentence
Thus, the correct sentence should read as 'If you work hard it is sure that you will pass the test.'  

QUESTION: 15

The following sentence has been broken into four parts with an error in one part. Identify that part and mark it as your answer. If there are no errors in any of the given parts, mark option 4 or ‘No error’ as your answer.

Q. Rohan has neither spoken (1)/ nor (2)/ written to him. (3)/ No error (4).

Solution:

The sentence is grammatically correct.
Hence, there is no error in the given sentence.

QUESTION: 16

In the following question, an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiom.

A drop in the bucket.

Solution:

'A drop in the bucket' means that 'a very small amount compared with what is needed or expected'.

QUESTION: 17

In the following question, an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiom.

Sound all Greek.

Solution:

'Sound all Greek' means to jabber out words that are of no meaning to the listener. Option 3 is thus correct.
Example- The professor's boring lecture sounded all in Greek to the students.

QUESTION: 18

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 the Indirect/Direct speech.

 You will say, "I am ill."

Solution:

Rule- If the reporting verb is in the present or future tense, the tense of the verb in the reported speech is not changed at all. 
Thus, as the tense of the sentence is present, it is to remain the same. Option 2 is correct.

QUESTION: 19

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.

I have seen him.

Solution:

Rule- The object in the active voice becomes the subject in the passive voice and the subject in the active voice becomes the object in the passive voice.This is valid in both ways (Active to passive and vice-versa). Further, the verb is changed to the past participle form

QUESTION: 20

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute for the phrase.

Taking someone by surprise as though by magic.

Solution:

'Spellbinding' is 'something that takes a person by complete surprise as if he/she has been under the influence of magic'.
The meanings of the other words are:
Amusing: causing laughter and providing entertainment.
Tantalising: tease someone with the sight or promise of something that is unobtainable.
Tormenting: inflicting severe physical or mental suffering.
No other option has the same meaning as spellbinding. Thus option 4 is the correct answer.
Example-The beauty of the Himalayan ranges spellbound all people.

QUESTION: 21

In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute for the phrase.

Q. To stay away from something or some habit.

Solution:

'To abstain' is to stay away from some habit or some decision. None of the other options depict the same meaning.
Thus the correct answer is option 3.
Example- The leaders abstained from voting on the particular topic.

QUESTION: 22

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence with the parts given below.

Q. The chief guest (is schooled to arrive) on time.

Solution:

The sentence seems to state that the chief guest of a certain function is expected to be on time for the event. Thus, the correct improvement to the phrase in brackets is "supposed", that means to expect someone at a particular time. 
Option 1 is thus correct.
Please note:
Option 3 would have been correct if the word 'schedule' would have been written as 'scheduled to arrive'. 

QUESTION: 23

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence with the parts given below.

Q. I requested the teacher (to go out) early.

Solution:

The student requested the teacher to allow him to leave the class early. Thus, Option 1 depicts the correct answer as no other alternative makes correct grammatical sense.

QUESTION: 24

The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given four words as answer choice and from the four choices, you have to pick up one correct answer, which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.

Q. Some ancient tribes still believe in evil spirits and the vagueness and _________ of after-life.

Solution:

The sentence indicates that the tribes believe in the 'vagueness' i.e the uncertainty of the after-life. Out of the given options, only 'obscurity' means unclear, uncertain or mysterious. The other options, 'totality', 'tenacity', 'severity' and 'lucidity' mean 'wholeness', 'persistence', 'seriousness' and 'clarity'. Hence, the correct answer is 2.

QUESTION: 25

The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given four words as answer choice and from the four choices, you have to pick up one correct answer, which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.
Q. Although Sarah started her company inside a small, rented apartment, her firm is now a ________ one in the international business community.

Solution:

The sentence indicates Sarah's massive success as a businessman; the company which was once small has now turned into an enormous one. Out of the given options, 'gargantuan' means enormous. The other words, 'gorgeous', 'tiny', and 'mendacious' respectively mean attractive, minuscule, deceitful and friendly. Hence, the correct answer is 3.

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