English Quiz for SSC-CGL

Dear PaGaLGuY readers,

As we all know, Verbal Aptitude is an
important component of a number of competitive examinations such as the UPSC
Civil Services Examination, Banking Entrance Examinations, SSC CGL/CHSL
Examination, MBA Entrance Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, etc.
In order to help you practice and improve your verbal ability, we are providing
you this English Quiz.

Given below are a few questions from
SSC examinations held in the last few years. Leave your answers/ responses in
the comments section below and soon we’ll let you know the correct answers!

Directions (Q. Nos. 1-5) In the questions
given below, Read the passage carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable
words out of the four alternatives given.

A 50 year old woman found that she could (1)
with her shyness when she (2). She would emerge from her shy-self and (3) the
way, she wanted to see herself-carefree, uninhibited and (4) the centre
of a heated discussion. Many are shy (5) once they’re on stage, they are

1. (a) tackle                   (b) deal                      (c) handle                     (d) bear

2. (a) amused              (b) assumed               (c) avoided                   (d) averted

3. (a) act                       (b) play                       (c) do                              (d) enact

4. (a) in                         (b) at                           (c) with                           (d) above

5. (a) at                         (b) but                        (c) and                             (d) since

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