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SSC GD & MTS Quiz : English Language | 13-01-2022

Swati Mahendras







Dear Readers,

As SSC GD & 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 GD & 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 questions given below it.

Our voyage was very prosperous, but I shall not trouble the reader with a journal of it. The captain called in at one or two ports and sent in his boat for provisions and fresh water, but I never went out of the ship till we came into the Downs, which was on the 3rd day of June, 1706, about nine months after my escape. I offered to leave my goods in security for payment of my freight, but the captain protested saying he would not receive one farthing. We took kind leave of each other, and I made him promise that he would come to see me at my house in Redriff. I rented a house and a guide for five shillings which I had borrowed from the captain.

1 When the writer used the word "prosperous" to describe the voyage, he means that-


A. It made him rich

B. It made him healthy

C. It was very pleasant

D. It was uneventful

2 On the voyage, the author

A. left the ship at intervals

B. was not able to leave the ship because it did not stop

C. never left the ship at all

D. never left the ship till they came in to the Downs

3 In the context of the passage, the word "provisions" means

A. mainly food

B. mainly security

C. money

D. mainly ammunition

4 For the payment of the author's freight, the captain

A. kept his goods as security

B. refused to accept any money

C. protested against being paid only a farthing

D. accepted a sum of money

5 From the passage, it is clear that the captain's attitude towards the author was

A. one of hostility

B. one of indifference

C. one of extreme friendliness and kindness

D. one of disgust and irritation

6-10. In questions given below, a part of the sentence is highlighted. Below are given alternatives to the highlighted part at (A), (B) and (C) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (D).

6 On some days the new professor lectured above the heads of his pupils.

A. on the heads

B. over the heads of

C. upon the head of

D. No improvement

7 My hair stood off ends when I saw the horrible sight.

A. stood at ends

B. over the heads of

C. stood on ends

D. No improvement

8 They were all shocked at his failure in the competition.

A. were shocked at all

B. had all shocked at

C. had all shocked by

D. No improvement

9 Later he became unpopular because he tried to lord it on his followers.

A. to lord it at

B. to lord it over

C. to lord it for

D. No improvement

10 The long or short of it is that I do not want to deal with that new firm.

A. The long or short for it

B. The long and short for it

C. The short and long of it

D. No improvement

Answers :-

Q.1 (3)

Q.2 (4)

Q.3 (1)

Q.4 (2)

Q.5 (3)

Q.6 (2)

Q.7 (3)

Q.8 (4)

Q.9 (2)

Q.10 (3)

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