English Questions SSC Exam

English Questions SSC Exam

English Quiz for SSC Exam


Directions (1-15): Choose the correct option.

 Q.1  Pretending not to notice the toys in the shop, Aryan the small boy, acted in a __________ manner.

(a) doleful

(b) nonchalant

(c) convincing

(d) ordinary


Q.2  Mr. Sharma, the critic was __________ enough to praise an author he detested.

(a) magnanimous

(b) loquacious

(c) parsimonious

(d) surreptitious


Q.3  In relation to the interrelationships among a number of the Indo-Pakistani stalwarts treated in this compilation there is surely a certain amount of __________ in some of the essays presented here.

(a) overlap

(b) indulgences

(c) exaggerating

(d) objectivity


Q.4  Being an advocate of consumer rights, Sharad has spent much of his career trying to __________ the fraudulent claims of the businessmen of his hometown Patna.

(a) reprove

(b) debunk

(c) immortalize

(d) import


Q.5  The report was __________ since the information on which it was based was erroneous, but it was brilliantly presented.

(a) intelligent

(b) wonderful

(c) worthless

(d) verbose


Q.6  The football team was once __________ by injuries; of 11 members, only 5 were fit to play.

(a) decimated

(b) isolated

(c) boycotted

(d) heckled


Q.7  Displeased with the __________ of the novel, the writer abandoned the idea of a film to be made on his writings.

(a) adaptation

(b) transfer

(c) transfusion

(d) resurgence


Q.8  Because of his indecisive nature, Mr. Bhushan has a reputation for __________.

(a) impartiality

(b) tenacity

(c) prevarication

(d) vacillation


Q.9  Vinay is much too __________ in his writings: he writes a paragraph when a sentence should suffice.

(a) benevolent

(b) skilled

(c) verbose

(d) lucid

Q.10  With one __________ motion, Rakesh disarmed his assailant.

(a) swift

(b) ponderous

(c) superficial

(d) boisterous


Q.11  The patient put up with the pain __________, neither wincing, nor whimpering when the surgeon made an incision to drain the pus of his abscess.

(a) surprisingly

(b) miserably

(c) logically

(d) stoically


Q.12  The goodwill of its clients is a genuine __________ asset for any business.

(a) redolent

(b) dismissive

(c) intangible

(d) vigilant

Q.13  __________ by her children, Radha Devi ultimately agreed to sell the house.

(a) Decimated

(b) Importuned

(c) Interpolated

(d) Designated


Q.14  Guilliano Benetton __________ a small neighborhood business into a worldwide chain of stores.

(a) renovated

(b) infused

(c) parlayed

(d) blessed


Q.15  A satirical poem is often venom-filled, __________ with scorn.

(a) contained

(b) filled up

(c) dripping

(d) sardonic





 Ans.1 (b)

Sol.  nonchalant- relaxed and calm in a way that shows that you do not care or are not worried about anything


 Ans.2 (a)

Sol. magnanimous- having or showing a generous and kind nature


 Ans.3 (a)

Sol.  overlap- to happen at the same time as something else


 Ans.4 (b)

Sol.  debunk-to show that something (such as a belief or theory) is not true : to show the falseness of (a story, idea, statement, etc.)


Ans.5 (c)

Sol.  worthless-having no use, importance, or effect


 Ans.6 (a)

Sol. decimated-to severely damage or destroy a large part of (something)


 Ans.7 (a)

Sol. adaptation-the process of changing to fit some purpose or situation: the process of adapting


 Ans.8 (d)

Sol. vacillation-  inability to take a stand:


Ans.9 (c)

Sol. verbose- using more words than are needed


Ans.10 (a)

Sol.  swift- moving or able to move very fast


 Ans.11 (d)

Sol.  stoic- a person who accepts what happens without complaining or showing emotion


 Ans.12 (c)

Sol. intangible-not made of physical substance: not able to be touched: not tangible


Ans.13 (b)

Sol. importune-to ask (someone) for something or to do something in a repeated or annoying way


 Ans.14 (c)

Sol. parlayed-to use or develop (something) to get something else that has greater value


Ans.15 (c)

Sol. dripping- the fat and juices that come out of meat during cooking.

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