English Questions For DSSSB 2018 Exam: 26th July 2018

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Directions (1-4) Improve the bracketed part of the sentence:

Q1. If (I followed) instructions I would have averted the mishap.
(a) I had followed
(b) I would have followed
(c) I were to follow
(d) No improvement

Q2. It is a sheer foolishness to think that the education system can be improved (by doing away) examinations.
(a) by doing with
(b) by doing it to
(c) by doing away with
(d) No improvement

Q3. 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

Q4. The cities are (bursting on the seams) with people.
(a) bursting on seams
(b) bursting at seams
(c) bursting at the seams
(d) No improvement

Directions (5-7): In the following question, sentences are given with blanks to be filed in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.

Q5. The petition before the court prayed for ____________ the appointment orders issued by the management.
(a) removing
(b) granting
(c) posting
(d) quashing

Q6. He waited with ________ breathe for the door to open.
(a) baited
(b) bated
(c) beaten
(d) bitten

Q7. Fortune ________ very often, such was his ill luck.
(a) grinned at
(b) imposed on
(c) eluded
(d) grasped at

Directions (8-10): In the following questions, out of the given four alternatives, one word is mis-spelt. Find the mis-spelt word.

(a) Hitchhiker
(b) Innuendo
(c) Hemoerrhage
(d) Iridescent

(a) Pellicle
(b) Pilgrimage
(c) Portrait
(d) Parepet

(a) Luminiscent
(b) Lusciousness
(c) Lavatory
(d) Localization

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