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Thursday, 10 August 2017

SSC Quiz | English Language | 10 - 08 - 17

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SSC Quiz | English Language | 10 - 08 - 17

In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.

Once there was an armadillo who (1) in the Bolivian rainforest. He loved music more than (2) else in the world and all he wanted to do was to be (3) to sing like many of the other animals could. He sat (4) the pond and (5) to the frogs calling to each other. ‘I (6) I could sing as low as you can. Can you (7) me to sing please?’ he asked them. (8) the frogs just laughed at him and said ‘Don’t be silly – armadillos can’t sing!’ He sat under the trees and listened to the crickets (9) to each other. ‘I wish I could sing as high you do’ he said to them. Can you please teach me to sing? But the crickets too (10) at him and said 'You're fool, you can't sing'. The poor Armadillo became sad.

1. (a) alive (b) lived (c) stayed (d) survived 

2. (a) anything (b) something (c) nothing (d) everything

3. (a) capable (b) alert (c) able (d) deft

4. (a) by (b) along (c) next (d) over

5. (a) observed (b) accepted (c) listened (d) entertained 

6. (a) hope (b) want (c) need (d) wish

7. (a) teach (b) learn (c) show (d) inform 

8. (a) while (b) yet (c) But (d) and 

9. (a) howling (b) hissing (c) meowing (d) chirruping

10. (a)angered (b) laughed (c) riled (d) smiled 

Ans-1 (b) lived

Ans-2 (a) anything

Ans-3 (c) able 

Ans-4 (a) by

Ans-5 (c) listened 

Ans-6 (d) wish 

Ans-7 (a) teach

Ans-8 (c) but

Ans-9 (d) chirruping

Ans-10 (b) laughed

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