English Questions For DSSSB 2018 Exam: 13th June 2018 (Solutions)

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Directions (1-5): Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Q1. The firing of a number of guns together as a salute or otherwise
(a) Salvo
(b) Respect
(c) Reception
(d) Salutation

Q2. Study of the problems of legal punishment and prison management
(a) Penology
(b) Criminology
(c) Neurology
(d) Astrology

Q3. Bring about an easy and painless death for someone suffering from an incurable disease
(a) Suicide
(b) Uxoricide
(c) Euthanasia
(d) Strangulation

Q4. One who cannot be defeated
(a) Insolvent
(b) Invincible
(c) Indecipherable
(d) Invidious

Q5. One who is between 80 and 89 years old
(a) Septuagenarian
(b) Octogenarian
(c) Sexagenarian
(d) Nonagenarian

Directions (6-10): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrases. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase as your answer.

Q6. 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

Q7. At the eleventh hour
(a) At a late stage
(b) At the beginning
(c) At 11 o’clock
(d) At an early stage

Q8. 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

Q9. In a nutshell
(a) Angrily
(b) Causally
(c) Writing
(d) Brief

Q10. From the bottom of my heart
(a) Sincerely
(b) Lowest position
(c) Totally
(d) Wholly


S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. salvo-a simultaneous discharge of artillery or other guns in a battle.

S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Penology-the study of the punishment of crime and of prison management.

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Euthanasia-the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma.

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. Invincible-too powerful to be defeated or overcome.

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Octogenarian-a person who is between 80 and 89 years old.

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. the primrose path-if you lead someone down the primrose path, you encourage them to live an easy life that is full of pleasure but bad for them

S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. the eleventh hour-the latest possible moment.

S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. A shot in the dark-an act whose outcome cannot be foreseen; a guess.

S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. In a nutshell-in the fewest possible words.

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. from the (bottom of one's) heart- with sincere feeling.