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SSC English Free practice set: Sentence completion (Set-4)

Oct 13, 2017 15:35 IST
SSC English practice set
SSC English practice set

This topic is very important and unavoidable for the SSC preparation as SSC used to put nearly four questions out of this topic. Such questions are straightforward. If you know the English grammar, then you can easily score 6-8 marks in the examinations. However, to obtain good marks in this topic, you should focus on the usage of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and verbs. The basic task to get a right answer is to establish a sentence, which is meaningful and coherent as a whole.

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In this article, we are presenting a set of 20 questions and answers before you. Attempt all of them and get prepared for all SSC exams. Let us take a tour of them-

SSC English Free questions: Sentence Completion

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1.People often referred to Noelle as ______ because she trusted everyone and even slept with her doors unlocked.

a. naïve

b. elevated

c. boastful

d. panoramic

2. Kinnel’s re-election is being threatened by a growing ______ of disgruntled union members.

a. rogue

b. faction

c. pariah

d. guise

3. The peasants passed their weary days in much ______ and little comfort.

a. pertinence

b. renown

c. travail

d. exile

4. Lyasia is a ______ of the clarinet; she has performed solos with many orchestras and bands around the world.

a. neophyte

b. novice

c. virtuoso

d. termagant

5. The children knew that once their father made his decision, the new rule would be ______ because he would never change his mind.

a. irrevocable

b. articulate

c. premeditated

d. serried

6. The haunted house displayed ______ scenes in every room, causing squeamish visitors to scream.

a. preparatory

b. archaic

c. macabre

d. precocious

7. The concert audience was frustrated by the poor ______ of the sounds coming from the speakers.

a. modulation

b. recrimination

c. terminus

d. dissidence

8. Please don’t ______ me my success—I’ve worked hard to earn this promotion!

a. renege

b. begrudge

c. excise

d. staunch

9. With an ______ blow of the whistle, the meddling parent interrupted the game to reiterate the rules of the tournament.

a. industrious

b. illustrious

c. eloquent

d. officious

10. The candidate’s inappropriately sexist remark was met with a ______ of denunciations from the angry crowd.

a. bastion

b. fusillade

c. mélange

d. dichotomy

11. The ______ employee decided to complain publicly about the unacceptable working conditions.

a. discreet

b. prudent

c. precarious

d. malcontent

12. The medicine man applied a sweet smelling ______ to the young brave’s wounds.

a. triad

b. corrosive

c. parcel

d. unguent

13. The judge dismissed the extraneous evidence because it was not ______ to the trial.

a. pertinent

b. pretentious

c. synonymous

d. abject

14. The ______ nature of the song is supposed to be reminiscent of shepherds calling to their flocks at night.

a. vocative

b. endemic

c. surreptitious

d. preternatural

15. The ______ child caused great difficulties for her parents and teachers because she refused to  correct her bad behavior even in the face of punishment.

a. adorable

b. sincere

c. incorrigible

d. lamentable

16. The internist decided to treat the ______ with medication, but also recommended rest and proper nutrition.

a. malady

b. nonentity

c. missive

d. repository

17. It was such a beautiful day that I decided to go for a ______ on my bike down to the local park.

a. expedition

b. jaunt

c. pilgrimage

d. repast

18. The castaway’s hut was ______ by the natives curious to see who the intruder was upon their island.

a. beset

b. surmised

c. precluded

d. garnered

19. Sometimes my grandmother would ______ all different types of thread so she could include more colors in the clothes she sewed.

a. daunt

b. raddle

c. scrabble

d. thrush

20. The defense attorney’s choice of words ______ that there were other possible versions of the crime, but the jury was unconvinced.

a. pervaded

b. insinuated

c. discounted

d. imposed

Answer key

1

a

11

d

2

b

12

d

3

c

13

a

4

c

14

a

5

a

15

c

6

c

16

a

7

a

17

b

8

b

18

a

9

d

19

b

10

b

20

b

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