08 July 2019 – Morning Shift (English Language)

SSC CHSL (Tier – 1) Online Exam Paper – 2018 “held on 08 July 2019”

Morning Shift (English Language)


Q.1. Identify the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment. If no substitution is required, select No substitution.
I was astonished on the ignorance in the villagers.

Options

1. No substitution
2. at the ignorance of
3. over the ignorance between
4. on the ignorance by

Correct answer: at the ignorance of

Q.2. Select the most appropriate passive form of the given sentence.
The surgeon successfully operated upon the patient.

Options

1. The surgeon has been successfully operated upon by the patient.
2. The patient was successfully operated upon by the surgeon.
3. The patient is being successfully operated upon by the surgeon.
4. The patient is successfully operated upon by the surgeon.

Correct answer: The patient was successfully operated upon by the surgeon.

Q.3. Select the most appropriate word for the group of words.
An official pardon

Options

1. amnesty
2. amnesia
3. redemption
4. regicide

Correct answer: amnesia

Q.4. Select the wrongly spelt word.

Options

1. extension
2. eligible
3. explaination
4. extract

Correct answer: explaination

Q.5. Identify the segment which contains the grammatical error.
Lack of formal education did not prevent Lincoln to become a great leader.

Options

1. a great leader
2. did not prevent
3. to become
4. Lack of

Correct answer:  to become

Q.6. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
INTREPID

Options

1. invisible
2. cowardly
3. gallant
4. insecure

Correct answer: gallant

Q.7. Select the most appropriate word for the group of words.
One who walks on foot

Options

1. pediatrician
2. pedestrian
3. protagonist
4. pauper

Correct answer: pauper

Q.8. Identify the segment which contains the grammatical error
Pleasure cannot derive from giving pain to innocent people.

Options

1. innocent people
2. from giving
3. Pleasure cannot derive
4. pain to

Correct answer: Pleasure cannot derive

Q.9. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
RESOLUTE

Options

1. determined
2. unsure
3. hesitant
4. uncertain

Correct answer: determined

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

As the rains receded I got a strange job. Our neighbour, a (1) ______ merchant decided to become a politician. But he was (2) ______ so he wanted me to (3) ______ him everywhere he went and read and write (4) ______ him. For my work I was to be paid decent (5) ______.
SubQuestion No : 10

Q.10 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1

Options

1. populous
2. affluent
3. prosperous
4. ambitious

Correct answer: prosperous

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

As the rains receded I got a strange job. Our neighbour, a (1) ______ merchant decided to become a politician. But he was (2) ______ so he wanted me to (3) ______ him everywhere he went and read and write (4) ______ him. For my work I was to be paid decent (5) ______.
SubQuestion No : 11

Q.11 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2

Options

1. illegible
2. illegitimate
3. illiterate
4. illogical

Correct answer: illiterate

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

As the rains receded I got a strange job. Our neighbour, a (1) ______ merchant decided to become a politician. But he was (2) ______ so he wanted me to (3) ______ him everywhere he went and read and write (4) ______ him. For my work I was to be paid decent (5) ______.
SubQuestion No : 12

Q.12 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3

Options

1. coincide
2. accompany
3. coexist
4. attend

Correct answer: accompany

Comprehension:
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

As the rains receded I got a strange job. Our neighbour, a (1) ______ merchant decided to become a politician. But he was (2) ______ so he wanted me to (3) ______ him everywhere he went and read and write (4) ______ him. For my work I was to be paid decent (5) ______.
SubQuestion No : 13

Q.13 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4

Options

1. through
2. from
3. on
4. for

Correct answer:  for

In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

As the rains receded I got a strange job. Our neighbour, a (1) ______ merchant decided to become a politician. But he was (2) ______ so he wanted me to (3) ______ him everywhere he went and read and write (4) ______ him. For my work I was to be paid decent (5) ______.
SubQuestion No : 14

Q.14 Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5

Options

1. bonus
2. wages
3. reward
4. prize

Correct answer: wages

Q.15 Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
FLEXIBLE

Options

1. variable
2. stiff
3. elastic
4. pliant

Correct answer: stiff

Q.16 Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.

A. But when their short racing careers are over, greyhounds are adopted as household pets.
B. Greyhound racing is a popular spectator sport in the United States.
C. They worry that the greyhounds would need a large space to run to get sufficient exercise.
D. Unfortunately, many people hesitate to adopt a retired racing greyhound as a pet.

Options

1. BDAC
2. DACB
3. DBCA
4. BADC

Correct answer: BADC

Q.17 Select the correctly spelt word.

Options

1. oppurtunity
2. oppertunity
3. oportunity
4. opportunity

Correct answer: opportunity

Q.18 Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
As the crow flies

Options

1. to be directionless
2. the shortest route
3. to be uncertain
4. a long winding path

Correct answer:  the shortest route

Q.19. Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.
All organizations seek sincere and ______ employees.

Options

1. industrious
2. inactive
3. inert
4. industrial

Correct answer: industrious

Q.20. Identify the most appropriate option to substitute the underlined segment. If no substitution is required, select No substitution.
No sooner was his name called out when he was gone onto the stage to receive the award.

Options

1. and he was going
2. than he went
3. but he went
4. No substitution

Correct answer: than he went

Q.21. Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.
I had ______ pain in the stomach after taking lunch.

Options

1. huge
2. heavy
3. acute
4. strict

Correct answer: acute

Q.22. Select the most appropriate indirect form of the given sentence.
Father said to his daughter, “I will attend your convocation tomorrow.”

Options

1. Father told his daughter that he would attend her convocation the next day.
2. Father told his daughter I will attend her convocation tomorrow.
3. Father told his daughter that he will attend her convocation tomorrow.
4. Father told his daughter that he will be attending her convocation the next day.

Correct answer:  Father told his daughter that he would attend her convocation the next day.

Q.23. Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
ASCENT

Options

1. crescent
2. descent
3. recent
4. nascent

Correct answer:  descent

Q.24. Given below are four jumbled sentences. Out of the given options pick the one that gives their correct order.

A. Little did she know that I was out of job once again.
B. But all the money soon vanished into the bottomless pit of household needs.
C. I returned home with my pockets full of my earnings.
D. However, my grandmother was happy that I had become responsible.

Options

1. CDAB
2. BCDA
3. DBAC
4. CBDA

Correct answer: CBDA

Q.25. Select the most appropriate meaning of the given idiom.
Pass the hat

Options  1. to avoid work
2. to play a game
3. to collect money
4. to sell something

Correct answer:  to collect money

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