English Quiz

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 Higher Secondary (10 + 2) level Exam, December 2011. Solve this quiz and leave your responses/ answers in the comments section below. We will soon let you know the correct answers!

Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given word/ sentence:

1. Murder a man

(a) Regicide (b) Fratricide

(c) Homicide (d) Genocide

2. Use of force or threats to get someone to agree to something

(a) Coercion     (b) Conviction

(c) Homicide     (d) Cajolement

3. Animal that feeds on plants

(a) Carnivorous      (b) Herbivorous

(c) Insectivorous    (d) Graminivorous

4. A number of stars grouped together

(a) Orbit              (b) Constellation

(c) Solar System (d) Comet

5. Lasting only for a very short while

(a) Transparent      (b) Temporal

(c) Temporary        (d) Temperate

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