English Quiz for SSC-CGL

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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 practise and improve your verbal ability, we provide 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 (1 – 5): In the following
questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the
alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

1. To foam at one’s mouth

(a) To brush properly 

(b) To get very angry             

(c) To salivate on seeing food            

(d) None of the above

2. To feel like a fish out of water

(a) Disgusted              

(b) Uncomfortable                 

(c) Disappointed                     

(d) Homeless

3. At the eleventh hour

(a) At the wrong time                 

(b) Too early              

(c) Immediately                     

(d) At the last moment

4. To burn one’s fingers

(a) To get hurt physically       

(b) To suffer financial losses              

(c) To find work                      

(d) To suffer nervous breakdown

5. To add fuel to fire

(a) To investigate                   

(b) To insulate            

(c) To initiate 

(d) To incite

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