SSC English Practice Questions (Day-77)

Dear Aspirants, English Language is an important section for all the competitive exams that occupy an inseparable part. Generally, most of the candidates have lost their marks in this section. This is due to the unawareness of the english section on how to prepare smartly. English section is nothing but it needs to be strong in basic grammar, vocabulary and reading skills. If you are having those skills surely you will score good marks in the examinations. But even though you have the skill, you must practice it regularly then only it will be retained with you. So for your practice purpose, here we have given the questions based on the english language. We have tried to cover all the topics under the latest updated syllabus and exam pattern.

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Direction (1-5): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

1) A pioneer of a reform movement

(a) oubliette

(b) apostle

(c) spinster

(d) mendicant


2) Person who gives written testimony for use in a law court

(a) reticence

(b) masochist

(c) deponent

(d) concubine


3) One who believes that everything is pre-destined

(a) fatalist

(b) astrologer

(c) hypocrite

(d) prodigal


4) A verse letter

(a) parasol

(b) ballad

(c) epistle

(d) dirge


5) A group of arrows

(a) legion

(b) wreath

(c) quiver

(d) volley


Direction (6-10): In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt. Select the incorrectly spelt word.

6)

(a) commentery

(b) moustache

(c) belligerent

(d) acquiescence


7)

(a) embarrassment

(b) efflorescence

(c) grieveance

(d) desiccate


8)

(a) forecast

(b) puerille

(c) satellite

(d) utterance


9)

(a) exemplary

(b) translucent

(c) achievement

(d) gorgette


10)

(a) manoevre

(b) commensurate

(c) harassment

(d) exaggerate


Answers :

1) Answer: B

(a) oubliette: a secret dungeon with access only through a trapdoor in its ceiling.

(b) apostle: a vigorous and pioneering advocate or supporter of a particular policy, idea, or cause.

(c) spinster: an unmarried woman, typically an older woman beyond the usual age for marriage.

(d) mendicant: given to begging.


2) Answer: C

(a) reticence: the quality of being reticent; reserve.

(b) masochist : a person who derives sexual gratification from their own pain or humiliation.

(c) deponent: a person who makes a deposition or affidavit under oath.

(d) concubine: a woman who lives with a man but has lower status than his wife or wives.


3) Answer: C

(a) parasol: a light umbrella used to give shade from the sun.

(b) ballad: a slow sentimental or romantic song.

(c) epistle: a poem or other literary work in the form of a letter or series of letters.

(d) dirge: a lament for the dead, especially one forming part of a funeral rite.


5) Answer: D

(a) legion: a vast number of people or things.

(b) wreath: an arrangement of flowers, leaves, or stems fastened in a ring and used for decoration or for laying on a grave.

(c) quiver: tremble or shake with a slight rapid motion.

(d) volley: a number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time.


6) Answer: A

commentary: an expression of opinions or offering of explanations about an event or situation.


7) Answer: C

grievance: an official statement of a complaint over something believed to be wrong or unfair.


8) Answer: B

puerile: childishly silly and immature.


9) Answer: D

georgette: is a sheer, lightweight, dull-finished crêpe fabric


10) Answer: A

manoeuvre: move skilfully or carefully.

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