Online English Quiz For SSC, IBPS PO, and CLERK: Part-28

Online English Quiz for For SSC & IBPS PO ,CLERK : Part-28

Online English Quiz For SSC , IBPS PO and CLERK : Part-28

Online English Quiz for For SSC Contains 10 questions on Sentence Improvement, and 10 questions on Idioms and Phrases and both the topics are very important for competitive exams like SSC,  UPSC, DSSSB, IB, Banking and insurance exams. Try to attempt this quiz in a time-bound manner not taking more than 5-7 minutes in solving it.

Directions (1-10): A part of the sentence is in BOLD. Below are given alternatives to the BOLD part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d).

Q1. Unless the Pakistani government does not demolish the terrorists’ training camp, there can be no peace in the region.

(a) Do not demolish

(b) Demolishes

(c) Will not demolish

(d) No improvement

Q2. In international and national affairs, it is tolerance and not love that is of supreme importance.

(a) Material

(b) Prospective

(c) Perspective

(d) No improvement

Q3. He has seen many ups and downs in life but he has never been as much dejected as he is today.

(a) That much dejected

(b) So much in dejection

(c) So dejected

(d) No improvement

Q4. Socrates had many disciples and the most great of them was Plato.

(a) The greater

(b) The greatest

(c) Greatest

(d) No improvement

Q5. Neither the judge nor I am ready to announce who is the winner.

(a) Am ready to announce who the winner is

(b) Are ready to announce who the winner is

(c) is ready to announce who is the winner

(d) No improvement

Q6. The crowd was anomalous but orderly.

(a) Clamorous

(b) Indiscipline

(c) Uncontrollable

(d) No improvement

Q7. No sooner had I entered the house when the lights went out.

(a) Than

(b) Then

(c) And

(d) No improvement

Q8. The lawyer often anticipated arguments.

(a) Solved

(b) Lost

(c) Started

(d) No improvement

Q9. After adequate deliberations, the council can see scarcely any valid reason for its reviewing the request.

(a) Cannot see scarcely and valid reason for its

(b) Can see scarcely any valid reason for its

(c) Can scarcely see any valid reason for its

(d) No improvement

Q10. The Vice Principal decided to resign when he was passed over for promotion to Principal.

(a) Passed by

(b) Passed off

(c) Passed out

(d) No improvement

Directions (11-20): Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase BOLD in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the Answer sheet.

Q11. Mr. Narayan is eighty-eight, but he is as fit as a fiddle.

(a) As sham as a fiddle

(b) Good at fitting up fiddles

(c) Extremely healthy

(d) Of the fiddling type

Q12. A Man of letters

(a) Letter – writer

(b) Proof – reader

(c) Postman

(d) Scholar

Q13. Bear in mind

(a) Respect

(b) Observe

(c) Remember

(d) Pretend to listen

Q14. Old head on young shoulders

(a) To be intelligent when old

(b) To be old and yet look young

(c) To be wise beyond his years

(d) To be less smart

Q15. A wild–goose chase

(a) A fruitful search

(b) A pointless search

(c) To search for a wild–goose

(d) A hunting expedition

Q16. To follow the primrose path

(a) To follow one’s objectives very steadfastly

(b) To go on wandering

(c) To trek to the mountains

(d) To go in for pursuit of pleasure or an easy life

Q17. A shot in the dark

(a) To love to go out on adventures

(b) Be able to work very quickly

(c) Be very violent

(d) An attempt to guess something

Q18. In a nutshell

(a) Angrily

(b) Causally

(c) Writing

(d) Brief

Q19. She cut a sorry figure in her first performance on the stage.

(a) To perform badly and failed

(b) Cut a cake

(c) Did not attend the function

(d) Performed a brilliant role

Q20. To give so much importance to this dispute is to make a mountain of a molehill.

(a) To take advantage

(b) To give great importance to trifles

(c) To see a thing with prejudiced mind

(d) To get into trouble


Sol 1. (b)

Sol 2. (d)

Sol 3. (c)

Sol 4. (b)

Sol 5. (a)

Sol 6. (a)

Sol 7. (a)

Sol 8. (c)

Sol 9. (c)

Sol 10. (d)

Sol 11. (c)

Sol 12. (d)

Sol 13. (c)

Sol 14. (c)

Sol 15. (b)

Sol 16. (d)

Sol 17. (d)

Sol 18. (d)

Sol 19. (a)

Sol 20. (b)

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