Crack SSC CGL 2017 TIER-II Days-20

1.        Arid शुष्क/निर्जल Dry
2.        Agility फुर्ती Briskness
3.        Acrimonious कड़वा/कटु Bitter
4.        Defog धुंधला/गूढ़ Puzzle
5.        Corroborate आश्वस्त करना Confirm
6.        Dismisal खराब/निराशाजनक Poor
7.        Emphemeral क्षणिक Transient
8.        Flaunt दिखावा/किसी बात पर इतराना Show off
9.        Inherent प्राकृतिक/स्वाभाविक Natural
10.    Ingenious प्रवीण Clever
11.    Levy कर लगाना Impose
12.    Mollify शांत करना Soften
13.    Nab पकड़ना Catch
14.    Posterity भावी पीढ़ी/उत्तरकालीन Successor
15.    Provisional अस्थायी Temporary
16.    Rescind रद्द करना/मिटा देना Revoke
17.    Scrupulous कर्तव्यनिष्ठ/अतिसतर्क Marvellous
18.    Sanguine आशावादी Optimistic
19.    Transitory भगोड़ा/अनित्य Fleeting
20.    Vice अवगुण/व्यसन Evil

 

One-Word Substitutions

1.         Arsenal (शस्त्रागार) A place for ammunition and weapons.
2.         Cynic (दोष दश्र्ाी) A sneering person who always finds fault.
3.         Insatiable (चंचल/असंतुष्ट) That which cannot be satisfied.
4.         Midwife (दार्इ/प्रसाविका) Women trained to help other women in child birth.
5.         Ploughed (असफल प्रतिभागी) Rejected in examination.
6.         Quest (ढूंढना) Search for something.
7.         Spendthrift (बहुत खर्चीला) A person who spends his money recklessly.
8.         Subverts (उन्मूलन) Overthrow by weakening people’s belief.
9.         Thermometer (थर्मोमीटर) An instrument for measuring temperature.
10.     Venial (क्षम्य) A fault that may be forgiven.

 

IDIOMS & PHRASES

1.        Against the grain प्रकृति के विरूद्ध
2.        Fight tooth and nail पूर्ण प्रयास करना
3.        Hobson’s choice उपहार लेना/ठुकराना
4.        Keep a good table भरपूर स्वागत करना
5.        Nuts and bolts आँकड़े
6.        Summer friends खुशहाली का मित्र
7.        To flag a dead horse बिना मतलब का प्रयास करना
8.        To give one a long rope किसी की गलती को बढ़ावा देना
9.        To keep a level head धीरज रखना
10.    Tall talks डींग हाँकना

Quiz-20

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

The cat is running after the rat.

 

(a)The rat was being run after by the cat.

(b)The rat is being run after by the cat.

(c)The rat is run after by the cat.

(d)The cat is being run after by the rat.

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

Why did she break the garden wall?

(a)Why the garden wall was broken by her ?

(b)Why had the garden wall been broken by her ?

(c)Why was the garden wall broken by her ?

(d)Why will the garden wall be broken by her ?

 

Q3. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.

 ABUNDANT

(a)short

(b) limited

(c) petty

(d)meager

 

Q4. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.

AUTONOMOUS

(a)self-government

(b)dependent

(c) defensive

(d)neutral

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 The teacher said to the student “Can you explain this ?”

(a)The teacher asked the student whether he can explain this.

(b)The teacher asked the student whether he can explain that.

(c)The teacher asked the student whether he could explain this.

(d)The teacher asked the student whether he could explain that.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 She said, “I am sorry, I did not write”.

(a)She apologized for I did not write.

(b)She apologized she is sorry she did not write.

(c)She apologized she is sorry she has not written.

(d)She apologized that she had not written.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

If the worst (1)/comes to worst (2)/I will have to bid good-bye to my studies and join my family business (3) /No error (4)

(a)If the worst

(b) comes to worst

(c) I will have to bid good-bye to my studies and join my family business

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

Judge in him (1)/ prevailed upon the father (2)/ and he sentenced his son to death (3)/ No error (4)

(a)Judge in him

(b) prevailed upon the father

(c) and he sentenced his son to death

(d)No error

 

Q9.The little girl was knocked down by a speeding car and she lost her ________ immediately

(a)conscience

(b)conscientious

(c)conscious

(d)consciousness

 

Q10.He travelled all ________ the world when he was eighty years old

(a)in

(b)over

(c)with

(d)of

 

Q11. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/ Phrase.

As the bomb exploded people ran helter-skelter.

(a)in great fear

(b)in disorderly haste

(c)in haste

(d)in great sorrow

 

Q12. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/ Phrase.

to take to heart

(a)to be encouraged

(b)to grieve over

(c)to like

(d)to hate

 

Q13. Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

The worship of idols or images

(a)Atheism

(b)Theism

(c)Idolatry

(d)Iconodasm

 

Q14. Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Code of diplomatic etiquette and precedence

(a)Statesmanship

(b)Diplomacy

(c)Hierarchy

(d)Protocol

 

Q15. Directions : In these questions, the first and last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P,Q,R,S . These four parts are not given in proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

  1. When she got to her house, there was nothing to retrieve.

P.All valuables were smashed or stolen.

Q.The curators were burned books were ripped to shreds.

  1. Her medals and trophies had been flung everywhere.

S.The house had been completely ransacked.

6.Mrs. M stood in the centre of her bedroom looking at a ruined copy of the Holy book, forcing back her tears.

(a)PQRS

(b) PRQS

(c) SPRQ

(d) RSQP

 

Q16. Directions : In these questions, the first and last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P,Q,R,S . These four parts are not given in proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

  1. The bee has no sense of proportion.

P.It goes about collecting honey.

Q.It has never learnt to spend.

R.As though starvation was staring it at its face.

S.Even with stocks sufficient for 20 generations.

  1. And that is how God has made them,

(a)PRQS

(b) RSQP

(c) QSPR

(d) QRPS

 

Q17. Choose the alternative which improve the bold part of sentence.

The traveller commanded of the peasant he would tell him the way to the nearest village.

(a)exclaimed of the peasant if he would

(b)enquired of the peasant if he could

(c)replied of the peasant whether he will

(d)No improvement

 

Q18. Choose the alternative which improve the bold part of sentence.

Who you said was coming to see me this morning ?

(a)you did say

(b)did you say

(c)did you say that

(d)No improvement

 

Q19. Choose the word which best expresses (synonym) the meaning of the bold word.

 DECREPITUDE

(a)disease

(b)coolness

(c) crowd

(d)feebleness

 

Q20. Choose the word which best expresses (synonym) the meaning of the bold word.

LOQUACIOUS

(a)talkative

(b) slow

(c) content

(d) unclear

ANSWERS :

            1b        c       d       b       d       a       b       a       d       10 b     11 b     12 b     13 c     14 d     15 c            16 c     17 b     18 b     19 d     20 a

Direction : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has Capital Alphabets. Against each Alphabet, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The world’s climate has always changed and species have evolved accordingly to survive it. The surprising fact about the (___A___) between evolution and global warming (___B___) that, it is not linear. (___C___) temperatures alone are not (___D___) of evolution. Evolution is also the (___E___) of seasonal changes. As the environment (___F___) those species which don’t adapt (___G___) to exist. But the sheer (___H___) of manmade climate change today is (___I___). Bad things are happen i mg and by one (___J___) global warming could threaten up to one third of the world’s species if left unchecked. In fact a lot of the species which will be able to survive are the ones we consider pests like insects and weeds.

 

Q1. A

(a)difference

(b)similarity

(c)argument

(d)relationship

 

Q2. B

(a)being

(b)seems

(c)mainly

(d)is

 

Q3. C

(a)However

(b)Mounted

(c)Rising

(d)Elevating

 

Q4. D

(a)means

(b)triggers

(c)responses

(d)threats

 

Q5. E

(a)result

(b)precursor

(c)resistance

(d)cause

 

Q6. F

(a)conserves

(b)stifles

(c)predicts

(d)changes

 

Q7. G

(a)continue

(b)halt

(c)cease

(d)terminate

 

Q8. H

(a)luck

(b)value

(c)collapse

(d)pace

 

Q9. I

(a)threatened

(b)pursued

(c)unprecedented

(d)debated

 

Q10. J

(a)forecast

(b)chance

(c)pattern

(d)occasion

 

DIRECTIONS : YOU HAVE ONE BRIEF PASSAGE WITH LIVE QUESTIONS. READ THE PASSAGE CAREFULLY AND CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER TO EACH QUESTION OUT OF THE FOUR ALTERNATIVES.

The beauty of the Japanese landscape is that it conveys philosophical messages through each feature. The pose of curving pathways rather than straight lines for instance. This feature springs from the belief that only evil travels in straight lines good forces tend to wander. Then odd numbers of plants or trees are used in these gardens because these numbers are considered auspicious. Even the plants used are symbolic For example the Cyprus represents longevity and the bamboo symbolizes abundance ” says Sadhana Roy Choudhary. In Japan nature is said to be so closely intertwined with human life that parents actually plant a sapling in their garden when a child is born In the family letting the growth of the child coincide with the growth of the plant.

 

Q11. They prefer curving pathways because

(a)they are inauspicious.

(b)they can walk easily.

(c)they stumble over straight ones.

(d)good spirits walk on them.

 

Q12.  Abundance means

(a)long life.

(b)happiness.

(c)plenty.

(d)permanent.

 

Q13. The Japanese parents plant a sapling at the time of I birth of a child because

(a)it is auspicious to plant a sapling.

(b)it is closely associated with the growth of the child.

(c)it gives longevity to the child.

(d)it gives happiness to the child.

 

Q14. According to the passage the Japanese are

(a)superstitious.

(b)philosophical.

(c)lovers of nature.

(d)lovers of numerology.

 

Q15. The Japanese pathways tend to be

(a)symbolic.

(b)beautiful

(c)curved.

(d)straight.

 

DIRECTIONS : YOU HAVE ONE BRIEF PASSAGE WITH LIVE QUESTIONS. READ THE PASSAGE CAREFULLY AND CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER TO EACH QUESTION OUT OF THE FOUR ALTERNATIVES.

A recent investigation by scientists at the USA Geological Survey shows that strange animal behaviour might help predict future earthquakes. Investigators found such occurrences in a ten kilometer radius of the epicenter of a fairly recent quake. Some birds screeched and flew about wildly dogs yelped and ran uncontrollably. Scientists believe that animals can perceive these environmental changes as early as several days before the mishap. In 1976 after observing the animal behaviour the Chinese were able to predict a devastating quake. Although hundreds of thousands of people were killed the government was able to evacuate millions of other and thus keep the death toll at a lower level.

 

Q16. If scientists can accurately predict earthquakes there will be

(a)fewer animals going crazy.

(b)a lower death rate.

(c)fewer people evacuated.

(d)fewer environmental changes.

 

Q17. 167- What prediction may be made by observing animal behaviour?

(a)An impending earthquake

(b)The number of people who will die

(c)The  ten kilometre radius of epicenter

(d)Ecological conditions

 

Q18. How can animals perceive these changes when human beings cannot ?

(a)Animals are Smarter than human beings.

(b)Animals have certain instincts that human beings don t possess.

(c)By running round the house they can feel the  vibrations.

(d)Human beings don t know where to look.

 

Q19. Which of the following is not true?

(a)Some animals may be able to sense an approaching earthquake.

(b)By observing animal behaviour scientists perhaps can predict earthquakes.

(c)The Chinese failed to predict the earthquake.

(d)All birds and dogs in a ten kilometre range went wild before the quake.

 

Q20. In this passage the Word evacuate means

(a)remove

(b)exile.

(c)destroy.

(d)expel.

ANSWERS :

            1 d       d       c       a       b       d       d       d       d       10 a     11 d     12 c     13 b     14 c     15 c             16 b     17 a     18 b     19 c     20 a

 

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