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 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 (Q. Nos. 1-5) In these questions the first and the
last part of the sentence are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the sentence is
split into four parts are named P, Q, R and S. These four parts are not given
in their proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the four
combinations is correct.


1. There was a lamp hanging on the wall.

P. Then he picked a lot of jewels off the trees in the

Q. He put the lamp inside his shirt.

R. He put them in his pockets.

S. Alladdin climbed a ladder and took down the lamp.

6. Then he put more jewels inside his shirt on top of the

(a) PRQS        (b) RSPQ        (c) SQPR     (d) QSRP


1. Gopal and Sheela felt very bored one evening.

P. Gopal wanted to stay on for the next show.

Q. So they decided to go to the cinema.

R. They reached the theatre in time for the interval.

S. On the way there was a traffic jam.

6. But Sheela wanted to return home.

(a) PSQR          (b) SQPR        (c) QSRP          (d) SQRP


1. Ferdinand rose up to receive the messenger.

P. At the end of his account he was moved to tears.

Q. He fell on his knees and thanked him.

R. He made him sit on a level with himself.

S. He listened to the circumstantial account of his voyage.

6. It was a great conquest the almighty gave to a sovereign.

(a) RPSQ              (b) RSPQ                (c) QPRS                   (d) PRSQ


1. In order to judge the inside of others, study your own

P. and though one has one prevailing passion

Q. for, men, in general are very much alike

R. yet their operations are very much the same

S. and another has another

6. and whatever engages or disgusts, pleases or offends you
in others, will engage, disgust, please or offend others in you.

(a) QPSR             (b) PQRS            (c) RQPS                (d) PRQS


1. Paucity of funds

P. universities cannot make

Q. essentials like books

R. sufficient expenditure on

S. ordains that the

6. journals and equipment.

(a) QPRS              (b) SPRQ          (C) PQRS                (d) QSRP

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3(b)            4(a)           5(b)

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