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English For SSC, Railways, Bank Exams | Crack Exams Today | Sample Questions.

Cloze Test, Error Detection, Synonyms, Antonyms etc.
Dear Aspirants of English Olympiad/SSC/Bank/Railway Exams,
There is a set of 20 questions given below. Solve these questions and then check your answers, which are given at the bottom of the page.

Directions (Q1 to Q5) In these questions, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and select that part (A), (B), (c) as your answer. If a sentence is free from error, then (D) is your answer.


1. There are a some occasions (A)/ when the prince steps out of his estate (B)/and joins a stream of paupers (c)/No error (D)


2. A man who has never tasted the bitterness of adversity (A)/does not know where the shoe pinches (B)/and cannot, therefore, feel for the distress (C)/ No error (D)


3. Anil go to a restaurant ( A) /took a cup of coffee ( B) / paid the bill and came out (c)/ No error (D)


4. I think we should (A)/agree to (B) Sue’s proposal (C)/No error (D)


5. It is strange that even after ( A) /learning music for five years ( B) / he still cannot hum a tune correct ( c) / No error ( D)


Directions ( Q6-10) In these questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

6. __________ work is more enjoyable than compulsory work.

a) Mechanical b) Temporary (c) Voluntary (D) Slavish


7. No one ________ more than ten rupees for the doll.

a) Bidden (b) bade (c) bid (d) bidded


8. We cannot _________ such dreadful behaviour

a) Condone (b) conduct (c) constrain (d) condense.


9. Keep cordial relationship with the parents and _______ them with respect.

a) Trait b) tread c) treat d) trite


10. His _____role as composer and conductor at the concert was appreciated by one and all.

a) Duel b) duet c) dual d) dues


Directions: (Q11-Q15) In these questions out of four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.


11. Plagiarise

a) Criticise b) summarise c) copy d) exercise.


12. Quandary

a) A good mental state b) a state of doubt c) a state of perplexity d) a state of hesitation.


13. Tetchy

a) thrashy b) testy c) touchy d) tasty


14. Procrastinate

a) Postpone b) accelerate c) proceed d) exacerbate


15. Gallantry

a) Maverick b) valour c) cowardice d) Fearfulness.


Directions (Q16-Q20) In these questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.


16. Profligate

a) thrifty b) rich c) generous d) spendthrift


17. Humility

a) Smart b) pride c) selfish d) frank


18. Barren

a) Rich b) fertile c) idle d) little


19. Ally

a) Stranger (b) companion (c) Opponent (d) friend


20. Veracious

a) Complicated b) dishonest c) honest d) simple


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Answer Key

Q1. (A) Q2. (c) Q3. (A) Q4. (D) Q5. (C) Q6. (c) Q7. (c) Q8. (a) Q9. (c) Q10. (c) Q11 (c) Q12. (b) Q13. (b) Q14. (a) Q15. (b) Q16. (a) Q17. (b), Q18 (b) Q19 ( c) Q20. (b)

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