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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

SSC Quiz | English Language | 12 - 09 - 17

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Q.1-5. Four alternatives are given for the Idiom/phrase underlined sentence. Choose the alternative which best expressthe meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the Answer Book.

Q.1. Before my oral examinations, I had butterflies in my stomach.

(A) became carefree 

(B) became confident 

(C) became irritated 

(D) became nervous

Q.2. Due to the delay caused by the monsoon rains, they had to work against time.

(A) go against the prescribed method.

(B) work as fast as possible.

(C) work in an old-fashioned way.

(D) work lazily.

Q.3. He left the place in high dudgeon.

(A) in a state of great resentment

(B) in a state of great depression

(C) in a state of great jubilation

(D) in a state of great anguish

Q.4. I only passed the examination by the skin of my teeth.

(A) by a narrow margin

(B) by sheer hard work

(C) by strong will power

(D) by absolute luck

Q.5. Instead of stopping the work, we decided to go the whole hog.

(A) to eat something while working.

(B) to do something different.

(C) to go somewhere far away.

(D) to do the work completely or thoroughly:

Q.6-10. A part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part A, B and C which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is’D’.

Q.6. When you are dismissed from job, it does not help to throw up row.

(A) kick up row 

(B) kick up a row

(C) kick a row 

(D) No improvement

Q.7. You can learn the principles of government from a reading of history.

(A) a study of history 

(B) a view of history

(C) a glimpses of history 

(D) No improvement

Q.8. Did you hear the last news that is doing the rounds in the political circle ?

(A) later news 

(B) latter news

(C) latest news 

(D) No improvement

Q.9. Not a flower nor even a thorn in the bush were seen in that arid spot.

(A) being seen 

(B) was seen

(C) had being seen 

(D) No improvement

Q.10. The activities of the club in the neighbourhood remained limited only to games and sports.

(A) limited only to 

(B) remained to

(C) remained limited to 

(D) No improvement



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