SSC CGL & MTS Quiz : English Language

1-5. In the question given below, choose the word most similar in meaning to the given word and mark your answer.

1 ABJURE

A. Trail

B. Admit

C. Placate

D. Renounce

2 SUPPLE

A. Round

B. Rigid

C. Flexible

D. Hard

3-7. Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face, on the throne of France. In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes, that things in general were settled for ever.

3 What do we mean by the word “epoch”?

A. Highest

B. Lowest

C. Time

D. Epic

4 What is the effect of the word “epoch of incredulity” in the passage?

A. Negative inspiration

B. Positive zeal

C. Hope

D. Despair

5 Appearance of the king of English land was?

A. Tall and dark

B. Had a plain face

C. He was fair

D. Not mentioned in the passage

6 "The period was so far”, what does the poet intend to say by the above line?

A. The reign of the king.

B. The time period of despair.

C. The quality time of life.

D. The period of his life.

7 What is the mood of the author according to the passage?

A. Anecdotic

B. Allegoric

C. Personifying

D. Sarcastic

8-10. In the question given below, choose the word most opposite in meaning to the given word and mark your answer.

8 ELOQUENT

A. Inarticulate

B. Fluent

C. Lucid

D. Coherent

9 VERSATILE

A. Common

B. Limited

C. Variable

D. Tricky

10 RUSTIC

A. Disdain

B. Dull

C. Urban

D. Sensible

Answers:-

Q.1 (D)

Q.2 (C)

Q.3 (C)

Q.4 (C)

Q.5 (D)

Q.6 (D)

Q.7 (A)

Q.8 (A)

Q.9 (B)

Q.10 (C)
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