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 actual SSC examinations held during the last few years. Solve this quiz and leave your responses/ answers in the comments section below. We will soon let you know the correct answers!

In the questions given below, out of the four alternatives choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/Phrase.

1. A cry in wilderness

(a) A cry in vain

(b) An unpleasant situation

(c) A cry in disgrace

(d) A cry with a laughter

2. To rock the boat

(a) To conspire against                  (b) To create difficulties

(c) To agitate against                     (d) To upset the balance

3. To beat the air

(a) To make a great effort

(b) To act intelligently

(c) To make efforts that are useless and/or in vain

(d) To make every possible effort

4. See through

(a) To persist with something

(b) To see off

(c) To detect the true nature

(d) To ignore something

5.To give airs

(a) Exhale                  (b) Inhale            (c) Boast                   (d) Humble

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