Dear PaGaLGuy readers, English Comprehension and English Language Skills form an integral part of a number of competitive examinations, such as the SSC CGL, SSC CHSL exams, Banking Entrance exams, UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination, MBA entrance exams, Combined Defence Service Examination, etc. Given the importance of this section, we bring you this English Language Quiz to help you practise and improve your English language skills. This quiz has questions from the SSC Combined Graduate Level (Tier I) Examination, May 2010. Solve this quiz and leave your responses/answers in the comments section below. We will soon let you know the correct answers!

Sentences are given below with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.

The ….. of our civilisation from an agricultural society to today’s complex industrial world was accompanied by war.

(a) adjustment           (b) migration

(c)  route                    (d) metamorphosis

2. The Hotel was not too expensive. …..

(a) was it?                   (b) wasn’t it?

(c) is it?                       (d) isn’t it?

3. Like humans, zoo animals must have a dentist ….. their teeth.

(a) fill                             (b) filled

(c) filling                        (d) to be filled

4. It was very kind of you to do the washing-up, but you ….. it.

(a) didn’t have to do         (b) hadn’t to do

(c) mightn’t have done     (d) mustn’t have done

5. He went …… sea alone.

(a) in               (b) to                  (c) into                  (d) on

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