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): Read the passage carefully and choose
the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

An old man with steel-rimmed spectacles and very dusty
clothes sat by the side of the road. There was a pontoon bridge across the
river and carts, trucks, and men, women and children were crossing it. The mule-drawn
carts staggered up the steel, bank from the bridge with soldiers helping to
push against the spokes of the wheels. The trucks ground up and away heading
out of it all. The peasants plodded along in the ankle-deep dust. But the old
man sat there without moving.

1. What was the old man wearing?

(1) Steel-rimmed spectacles

(2) An old shirt and pant

(3) Very dusty clothes

(4) Steel-rimmed spectacles and very dusty

2. Mention those that crossed the bridge
besides human beings.

(1) Mules and horses

(2) Men, women and children

(3) Carts and trucks

(4) Soldiers and carts

3. Who were helping to push the mule-drawn

(1) Mules

(2) The villagers

(3) The Horses

(4) Soldiers

4. Where was the old man sitting?

(1) In the cart 

(2) Over the bridge

(3) By the side of the road

(4) On the banks of the river

Why was he sitting there?

(1) To admire the natural scenery.

(2) To watch the people passing by.

(3) Because he was so tired that he
couldn’t go any further.

(4) Waiting for somebody.

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