SSC CGL & MTS Quiz : English Language


 1-3. In the following question four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark your answer.

1 To have cold feet.

A. to wash feet with cold water.

B. to suddenly become too frightened

C. to be proud of himself

D. to be dependent

2 Hole and corner

A. to chase somebody

B. to apply full force

C. secret

D. to be dumb minded

3 To go back on words.

A. to repeat the words

B. to confuse others

C. to indulge in slip of tongue

D. to break promise

4-5. In the questions given below choose the word most opposite in meaning to the given word and mark your answer.

4 Abounds

A. shines

B. lacks

C. suffices

D. fails

5 Crestfallen

A. vainglorious

B. indignant

C. triumphant

D. disturbed

6-7 In the following question four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase highlighted in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark your answer.

6 I met him after a long time, but he gave me the cold shoulder.


A. scolded me

B. insulted me

C. abused me

D. ignored me

7 He was undecided. He let the grass grow under his feet.

A. loitered around

B. stayed out

C. sat unmoving

D. moved away

8 It was he who put a spoke in my wheel.

A. tried to cause an accident

B. helped in the execution of the plan

C. helped in the execution of the plan

D. destroyed the plan

9 There was an opposition to the new policy by the rank and file of the government.

A. the majority

B. the cabinet members

C. the ordinary members

D. the official machinery

10 Why must you look a gift horse in the mouth?

A. welcome a gift

B. find fault with a gift

C. be fastidious

D. examine a gift carefully

Answers :-

Q.1 (B)

Q.2 (C)

Q.3 (D)

Q.4 (B)

Q.5 (C)

Q.6 (D)

Q.7 (A)

Q.8 (D)

Q.9 (C)


Q.10 (B)


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