Practice set of SSC English Composition Test 1

Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option.

[Q.1] The two men were (1)/quarrelling with one another (2)/claiming the same watch as their own.(3)/No error

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • No error

[Q.2] Everybody knows (1)/that Bhutan is the most peaceful (2)/ of all other countries of the world. (3)/ No error

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • No error

Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

[Q.3] The higher you climb,the more difficult it ——— to breathe.

  1. became
  2. becomes
  3. has become
  4. is becoming

[Q.4] Neha has been crying ———- morning.

  1. from
  2. of
  3. since
  4. till

Select the word similar in meaning to the given word

[Q.5]  Opulent

  1. Fake
  2. Gloomy
  3. Rich
  4. Selfish

[Q.6] Morose

  1. Flatter
  2. Gloomy
  3. Friendly
  4. Savvy

Select the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

[Q.7] Irk

  1. Attract
  2. Discourage
  3. Irritate
  4. Please

[Q.8] Grotesque

  1. Free
  2. Odd
  3. Plain
  4. Queer

Select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

[Q.9] To keep the from the door

  1. Avoid starvation
  2. Crack the deal
  3. Entry Prohibited
  4. Have a pleasant tour

[Q.10]Teething problem

  1. Oral problems
  2. Problems at the start of a new project
  3. Problems for quite a long time in adjusting in the new place
  4. Problem of having good dentist

Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

[Q.11] She did not like to have coffee, (nor i did).

  1. neither i liked it 
  2. nor did i
  3. nor i like it 
  4. No improvement

[Q.12] Taj Mahal is (a worth seeing monument) in Agra.

  1. a monument to see its worth
  2. a monument worth seeing
  3. one of worth seeing monuments
  4. No improvement

Select the alternative which is the best substitute for the phrase.

[Q.13] That which cannot be corrected

  1. Impregnable
  2. Immolation
  3. Incorrigible
  4. Ineligible

[Q.14] A person who is blamed for the wrong doings of others

  1. Bursar
  2. Captor
  3. Phlegmatic
  4. Scapegoat

Select the incorrectly spelt word.

[Q.15] Four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt.

  1. Conceive
  2. Leisure
  3. Neice
  4. Reign

[Q.16] Four words are given out of which one word is incorrectly spelt.

  1. Dictionory
  2. Irrelevant
  3. Perishable
  4. Tangible

Out of the alternatives,select the most logical order of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph.

[Q.17] (P.)It had been umpteen years since we had seen each other.

(Q.)One dull dark in autumn, I was travelling on horseback through a dreary stretch of countryside.

(R.)This was the house of Roderick Usher,who had been my childhood pal.

(S.)At night fall , I came in sight of the house of Usher.

  1. PQSR
  2. PSQR
  3. QSRP
  4. QRSP 

[Q.18] (P.)according to various estimates, between 1942 and 1944 there where approximately 400 victims of the practice daily in Warsaw alone, with numbers on some days reaching several thousands.

(Q.)A common German practice in occupied Poland was to round up random civilians on the streets of police cities

(R.)For example, on 19 September 1942 close to 3000 men and women wear transported by train to Germany- they had been caught in the massive round-ups all over warsaw the previous two days.

(S.)The term,”lapanka” carried a sardonic connotation from the word’s earlier use for the children’s game known in English as “tag”.

  1. SQRP
  2. SRPQ
  3. QSPR
  4. QPRS

Select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

[Q.19]An elephant may be helped even by an ant.

  1. An ant can even help a elephant.
  2. An ant may even help a elephant.
  3. Even an ant may help an elephant.
  4. Even an ant ought to  help an elephant.

Select the one which best expresses the same sentence in direct/indirect speech.

[Q.20] “Please don’t cry”,he said.

  1. He begged that i should not cry.
  2. He begged me not to cry.
  3. He said to please  him and not cry.
  4. He told me to not to cry.

Read the paragraph carefully and select the correct answer out of the four alternatives for the given blanks.

[Q.]The (21) of lectures could be enhanced by introducing the lecture with a brief review of the work (22),it should also be indicated how the day’s lecture (23) into the course pattern.A lecture should (24) be presented in one unbroken discourse.Unless exceptionally interesting, a long lecture strains the (25) of a concentrated listening causing,intermittent wandering f attention and loss continuity in thought.

[Q.21] Find out the appropriate word in each case.

  1. Condition
  2. effectiveness
  3. efficiency
  4. interest

[Q.22] Find out the appropriate word in each case.

  1. ascending
  2. preceding
  3. reciting
  4. succeeding

[Q.23] Find out the appropriate word in each case.

  1. adds
  2. fits
  3. gets
  4. lets

[Q.24] Find out the appropriate word in each case.

  1. continuously
  2. often
  3. randomly
  4. seldom

[Q.25] Find out the appropriate word in each case.

  1. authority
  2. capacity
  3. comfortability
  4. reasonability

Answer sheet :-

1.(2) 2.(3) 3.(2) 4.(3) 5(3). 6.(2) 7.(4)  8.(3)  9.(1)  10.(2)  11.(2)  12.(2)  13.(3)  14.(4) 15.(3) 16.(1)  17.(3)  18.(4)  19.(3)  20.(2)  21.(2) 22.(2)  23.(2)  24.(4)  25.(2)

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