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SSC CGL & MTS Quiz : English Language | 05-04-2021

Swati Mahendras

Dear Readers,

As SSC CGL & MTS notification is out and candidates have started their preparation for this exam. Mahendras also has started special quizzes for this examination. This series of quizzes are based on the latest pattern of the SSC CGL & MTS  examination. Regular practice of the questions included in the quizzes will boost up your preparations and it will be very helpful in scoring good marks in the examination.

1-5. Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions.

The marginal perk up in wholesale prices from 3.2% to 3.4% was unexpected as it reversed a steady three month fall in wholesale inflation. This is rather surprising because wholesale food prices has even fallen by a marginal 0.7% for the first time in almost 16 months. But this obviously did not have much of an impact as food prices account for a bare 15% of the wholesale price index which is substantially lower than its share in the consumer price index where it accounts for more than half the total weight.

The price scenario on the food front seems quite comfortable. Prices of most commodities like vegetable and fruits are either stagnant or even falling sharply. High value foods like milks, eggs, meat and fish are now hovering in the 2-4% range. The trends on the cereals front is however a little uncomfortable. Though prices of rice continue to soften after a good khariff harvest that of wheat has gone up in double digits for the second consecutive month with the pickup even accelerating to 12.8% in the most recent month.

1 Wholesale price index which is substantially lower than its share in the?

A. Consumer price index

B. Marginal rate index

C. Python list index

D. Only (A) and (B)

2 Why did the fall in wholesale food prices not have much impact?

A. As food prices account for a bare 15% of the wholesale price index.

B. As cost push impact on the price levels.

C. As food prices have even started picking up again.

D. As recent trends show that food prices are not going to get the high pace.

3 What was unexpected about wholesale prices?

A. Sharp jump in energy prices

B. The marginal perk up in them from 3.2% to 3.4%.

C. The marginal perk up in fuel and power sector.

D. The marginal reduction in them from 3.4% to 3.2%.

4 What did the wholesale price-rise reverse?

A. Owing to the sharp fall in energy prices.

B. Owing to steady three months fall in wholesale inflation.

C. Owing to an inflation hike from1.6% to 8.7%.

D. Owing to steady five months fall in wholesale deflation.

5 What would be the suitable title of the given passage?

A. Fall in energy prices

B. Consumer price index

C. Recent opening up of wheat imports

D. The surging cost of energy prices is slowly emerging as a cause for concern

6-10. In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

More than 50 researchers from 30 countries are to carry out the first (A) circumnavigation of Antarctica in an attempt to (B) pollution and climate change, with the official launch held on Monday. The international team will sail on Russian research vessel. Organisers of the Antarctic Circumpolar Expedition (ACE) (C) to foster collaboration in a bid to gain a deeper understanding of humankind’s effect on the Southern Ocean.

“Researchers will work on (D) number of interrelated fields, from biology to climatology to oceanography, for the future of this continent,” said an expedition press release. “A better understanding of Antarctica is critical, not just for (E) preservation, but for the whole planet,” it added.

6 Choose the correct option for (A)

A. retaliate

B. scientific

C. agriculture

D. physic

7 Choose the correct option for (B)

A. measures

B. step

C. errant

D. measure

8 Choose the correct option for (C)

A. hope

B. think

C. choose

D. elect

9 Choose the correct option for (D)

A. a

B. with

C. the

D. an

10 Choose the correct option for (E)

A. Its

B. Their

C. His

D. Her


Q.1 (A)

Q.2 (A)

Q.3 (B)

Q.4 (B)

Q.5 (D)

Q.6 (B)

Q.7 (D)

Q.8 (A)

Q.9 (A)

Q.10 (A)


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