English Quiz

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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 Combined Higher Secondary (10 + 2) level 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 these questions, four alternatives are given for the highlighted idiom/phrase in the sentences. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

1. The project is carried over to this year and we need to keep the ball rolling.

(a) to continue the work

(b) more information

(c) to do better 

(d) new strategies

2. The host team bore the palm in the league matches.

(a) played quite well

(b) was victorious

(c) was defeated

(d) played a very boring match

3. Just keep your wig on. Everything will be alright.

(a) hold on to your wig, so it won’t fall off

(b) get another hair cut

(c) calm down

(d) take off your wig

4. Parents pay through their nose for their children’s education.

(a) by taking loan

(b) an extremely high price

(c) grudgingly

(d) willingly

5. Monica’s habit of picking holes in every relationship is very irksome.

(a) admiring people

(b) finding fault

(c) criticising people

(d) arguing with people

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