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English Language Quiz for SSC CGL of 25th March ( Mix Practice Questions)

Updated Thu, 25 Mar 2021 11:36 AM IST
Source: English Quiz
Direction (1-2): In questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/ phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom 

1 To strain every nerve


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Option 1: to make utmost efforts

Option 2:  to feel weak and tired 

Option 3:  to be a diligent worker

Option 4:  to be methodical in work

2: To flog a dead horse

Option 1:  to whip a dead horse

Option 2:  attempt to do the impossible

Option 3: waste one’s efforts

Option 4:  To take advantage of a weakness

Direction(3-4): Select the correct synonym of the given words 

3: Exalt

Option 1:  evade

Option 2:  glorify

Option 3:  denounce

Option 4:  degrade

4: Keen

Option 1:  vapid

Option 2:  poignant

Option 3:  insipid

Option 4:  lament

Direction(5-6): Select the correct antonym of the given words


Option 1:  Abiding 

Option 2:  Intermittent 

Option 3:  Perpetuity

Option 4: Immanent

6: Delirium

Option 1:  Madness

Option 2:  Insanity

Option 3:  Apathy

Option 4:  Excitement

Direction(7-8): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/ sentences.

que7: Thing to be added at the end of a book, etc.

Option 1:  Allegory

Option 2:  Addendum

Option 3:  Armistice 

Option 4:  Anecdote

Que8: Deprived of or lacking of someting

Option 1:  opulent

Option 2:  snug

Option 3:  halcyon

Option 4:  bereft

Que9: In the following questions, some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and mark (A), (B) or (C) as your answer. If there is no error, mark (D) as your answer. 

9: None of the government’s assurances (a) / deals with the core problem which (b) / is that the bill hurts the economic interests of farmers. (c)/ no error

Option 1:  a

Option 2:  b

Option 3:  c

Option 4:  d

10: (a) The old lady/ (b) prayed that he/ (c) may live long./ (d) No error

Option 1:  a

Option 2:  b

Option 3:  c

Option 4:  d


ans1: to make utmost efforts

Ans 2:Waste one efforts

Ans 3:  glorify

Explanation: Exalt means raise in rank ,character or status-glorify

Denounce-destroy or demolish


Ans 4:  lament

Explanation: keen means interested

poignant-deeply affected

vapid means lack of interest-insipid


Explanation: Incessant means never stopping especially in an annoying or unpleasant way

Intermittent-not happening regularly or continuously 

Ans 6:  APATHY

Explanation: delirium--->-a state of being unable to think or speak clearly because of fever or mental confusion

Apathy means calmness

Ans 7:  Addendum

Explanation: Allegory- Story in which ideas are symbolized as people.

Anecdote- Short amusing story about some real person or event.

Armistice - The cessation of warfare before a treaty is signed.

Ans 8:  bereft


halcyon- idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity ex- “a halcyon atmosphere”

snug- enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space

opulent-  rich and superior in quality

Ans 9:   b

Explanation: None of + object (plural noun) .........verb ( according to after pre(of) of the sentence) 

none of the boys+ verb comes according to the boys .

deal is the correct answer.

Ans 10:   c

Explanation: might is the correct answer. The structure of the sentence should be in past form.



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