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SSC CHSL Tier-1 exam 2016 complete question paper held on 19 Jan 2017 (Morning Session)

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    SSC is conducting CHSL exam 2017 from 4 March, 2018 to 26 March 2018. So, keeping that in mind, previous year question papers are very important. Sometimes, SSC used to put the same questions from previous year exams in the upcoming exams. However , we have managed to collect all these papers and decided to share with the aspirants.

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    In this article, we have shared the question paper of SSC CHSL Tier-1 2016 exam held on 19-Jan-2017 in Morning session. Let us take a tour of it-

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    SSC CHSL 2016 Tier-1 exam: Previous year question paper

    Question - 1 Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

    Prompt : Gradual :: Reverse : ?

    (a) Decrease

    (b) Forward

    (c) Backward

    (d) Inclination

    Question - 2 Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

    KOT : PJO : : FIR : ?

    (a) TMN

    (b) NKM

    (c) KDM

    (d) MNJ

    Question - 3 Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

    QRU : RQF : : GIC : ?

    (a) GHJ

    (b) HGH

    (c) HHX

    (d) IGV

    Question - 4 Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

    1331 : 11:: 13824 : ?

    (a) 20

    (b) 23

    (c) 18

    (d) 24

    Question - 5 Select the odd word/letters/number/number pair from the given alternatives.

    (a) Anger

    (b) Enquiry

    (c) Investigation

    (d) Probe

    Question - 6 Select the odd word/letters/number/number pair from the given alternatives.

    (a) ZVR

    (b) MIE

    (c) TXP

    (d) RNJ

    Question - 7 Select the odd word/letters/number/number pair from the given alternatives.

    (a) 1/2

    (b) 1/3

    (c) 1/4

    (d) 1/5

    Question - 8 Select the odd word/letters/number/number pair from the given alternatives.

    (a) 897

    (b) 969

    (c) 888

    (d) 432

    Question - 9 A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

    Qutb-ud-din Aibak, Iltutmish, ?, Ghiyas-ud-din Balban

     (a) Razia Sultana

    (b) Ala-ud-din Khilji

    (c) Firoz Shah Tughlaq

    (d) Bahlol Lodi

    Question - 10 A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

    AB,EFG,KLMN,?

    (a) TSUVW

    (b) STVUW

    (c) STUVW

    (d) RSTUV

    Question - 11 A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

    AZ,BY,CX,?

    (a) KN

    (b) EV

    (c) EW

    (d) ED

    Question - 12 A series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.

    8,21,60,177,?

    (a) 425

    (b) 528

    (c) 525

    (d) 575

    Question - 13 In the following question, two statements are given each followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follows from the given statements.

    Statements:

    (I) Out of 100 people 87 do regular exercising and 35 restrain from unnecessary diet.

    (II) These 100 people belong to metro city region.

    Conclusion:

    (I) 35 % people do exercising and dieting.

    (II) In metro city region people are more health conscious.

    (a) Only conclusion II follows

    (b) Conclusion I and II both follow

    (c) Neither I nor II follow

    (d) Only conclusion I follows

    Question - 14 Rahul's age is three times the age of Sumit. If Rahul is 15 years old presently, determine the age (in years) of Sumit after 12 years.

    (a) 16

    (b) 15

    (c) 10

    (d) 17

    Question - 15 Arrange the given words in the sequence in which they occur in the dictionary.

    i. Preview

    ii. Preventive

    iii. Prefer

    iv. Preformation

    (a) iii,ii,i,iv

    (b) iv,iii,i,ii

    (c) iii,iv,ii,i

    (d) iii,i,ii,iv

    Question - 16 In a certain code language, "BRING" is written as "25698" and "JAIL" is written as "4367". How is "BRINJAL" written in that code language?

    (a) 2566437

    (b) 2569437

    (c) 2569347

    (d) 2659437

    Question - 17 In the following question, select the missing number from the given series.

    5

    12

    18

    6

    11

    12

    61

    265

    ?

    (a) 465

    (b) 470

    (c) 468

    (d) 430

    Question - 18 If "A" means "subtraction", "B" means "division", "C" means "addition" and "D" means "multiplication", then

    305 B 5 A 28 C 43 D 12 = ?

    (a) 569

    (b) 549

    (c) 560

    (d) 530

    Question - 19 Which set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?

    AB_AB_AA_BB_

    (a) ABBA

    (b) BBBB

    (c) ABBB

    (d) BBBA

    Question - 20 Ram is facing towards the south. He turns to his left and moves 40 km, and then turns to his right and moves 50 km more. Finally, he turns to his left again and moves 60 km. Which direction is he facing now?

    (a) East

    (b) West

    (c) North

    (d) South

    Question - 21 A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as shown in the given two matrices. The columns and rows of Matrix-I are numbered from 0 to 4 and that of Matrix-II are numbered from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column, for example, V can be represented by 21, 40, etc., and U can be represented by 96, 67, etc. Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word CARRY.

    Matrix – I

     

    1

    2

    3

    4

    R

    A

    R

    Y

    A

    1

    A

    C

    M

    Q

    H

    2

    U

    Y

    L

    C

    P

    3

    A

    H

    A

    P

    C

    4

    Y

    A

    C

    Y

    I

    Matrix – II

     

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    5

    V

    M

    R

    G

    M

    6

    A

    R

    U

    D

    U

    7

    R

    M

    A

    C

    A

    8

    C

    X

    C

    A

    Y

    9

    M

    U

    Y

    S

    A

    (a) 42,65,57,13,86

    (b) 11, 99,12,43,68

    (c) 23,04,66,95,89

    (d) 34,79,00,66,97

    Question - 22 A man says to a lady, "Your father is the father-in-law of my father's only child." How is the lady related to the man?

    (a) Sister-in-law

    (b) Granddaughter

    (c) Wife

    (d) Daughter

    Question - 23 If a mirror is placed on the line MN, then which of the answer figures is the right image of the given figure?

    (a)

    (b)

    (c)

    (d)

    Question - 24 Identify the diagram that best represents the relationship among the given classes.

    Vegetable, Park, Carrot

    (a)

    (b)

    (c)

    (d)

    Question - 25 A piece of paper is folded and punched as shown below in the question figures. From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened.

    (a)

    (b)

    (c)

    (d)

    Question - 26 The command that merges the contents of one file to another is

    (a) APPEND

    (b) RENAME

    (c) RESTORE

    (d) ADD

    Question - 27 Dishwasher was invented by ________.

    (a) John Barber

    (b) Sir Henry Cole

    (c) Josephine Cochrane

    (d) Bartolomeo Cristofori

    Question - 28 Prothrombin, responsible for clotting of blood is released by_____.

    (a) Small Intestine

    (b) Blood Platelets

    (c) Large Intestine

    (d) Heart

    Question - 29 Acacia arabica is the scientific name of

    (a) Neem

    (b) Teak

    (c) Babhul

    (d) Pomegranate

    Question - 30 Cannis Vulpes is the scientific name of

    (a) Dog

    (b) Wolf

    (c) Fox

    (d) Hyena

    Question - 31 What is the pH of water?

    (a) 7

    (b) 5

    (c) 3

    (d) 1

    Question - 32 Solid carbon dioxide is known as ________.

    (a) Hypo

    (b) Borax

    (c) Alum

    (d) Dry ice

    Question - 33 Oil paint was first used for Buddhist paintings by Indian and Chinese painters in western _____ sometime between the fifth and tenth centuries.

    (a) Iraq

    (b) Afghanistan

    (c) Pakistan

    (d) India

    Question - 34 Flamingo festival is celebrated in which state?

    (a) Karnataka

    (b) Kerala

    (c) Andhra Pradesh

    (d) Maharashtra

    Question - 35 If for the year a country's GDP was $990 million, consumer spending was $630 million, investment by businesses was $110 million, exports were $55 million and imports were $45 million, calculate government spending?

    (a) $260 million

    (b) $240 million

    (c) $480 million

    (d) $460 million

    Question - 36 In economic equilibrium _____

    (a) supply is equal to the demand.

    (b) the surplus is larger than the shortage.

    (c) elasticity of demand equals elasticity of supply

    (d) price elasticity of demand is unity

    Question - 37 Beryl is an ore/mineral of

    (a) Nickel

    (b) Beryllium

    (c) Lead

    (d) Tin

    Question - 38 What is the Greenhouse Effect?

    (a) The fall in population of plants due to human activity

    (b) It is the warming of earth's surface due to its atmosphere

    (c) The polluting effect of burning fossil fuels

    (d) The heating of the atmosphere due to depletion of the ozone layer

    Question - 39 The longest railway platform in India

    (a) Amritsar

    (b) Gorakhpur

    (c) Kathgodam

    (d) Kanpur

    Question - 40 In terms of size, Saturn ranks no. ___ in our Solar System.

    (a) 1

    (b) 2

    (c) 3

    (d) 4

    Question - 41 Which of the following continents has the smallest land area?

    (a) Antarctica

    (b) Europe

    (c) North America

    (d) South America

    Question - 42 Who built Jodhpur Fort?

    (a) Guru Ramdas

    (b) Shah Jahan

    (c) Rao Jodhaji

    (d) Mahatma Gandhi

    Question - 43 Battle of Panipat was fought in the year ________.

    (a) 1764

    (b) 1757

    (c) 1526

    (d) 1857

    Question - 44 Name the first Indian to get Nobel prize in literature.

    (a) Rabindranath Tagore

    (b) CV Raman

    (c) Lal Bahadur Shastri

    (d) Amartya Sen

    Question - 45 Atmospheric pressure is measured by __________.

    (a) Barometer

    (b) Hexameter

    (c) Nanometer

    (d) Glaxometer

    Question - 46 Instrument for measuring rainfall is called

    (a) Lucimeter

    (b) Galactometer

    (c) Hyetometer

    (d) Hygrometer

    Question - 47 What is the total number of members in Rajya Sabha from States and Union Territories?

    (a) 218

    (b) 228

    (c) 238

    (d) 248

    Question - 48 The Look East Policy in India was started by which of the following Prime Ministers?

    (a) Rajiv Gandhi

    (b) Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    (c) P.V. Narasimha Rao

    (d) Manmohan Singh

    Question - 49 Who won the Gold Medal in 400m sprint in 2016 Summer Olympics?

    (a) Usain Bolt

    (b) Justin Gatlin

    (c) Andre De Grasse

    (d) Wayde van Niekerk

    Question - 50 Who wrote the book "The God of Small Things"?

    (a) Arundhati Roy

    (b) Anita Desai

    (c) Amartya Sen

    (d) Arun Shourie

    Question - 51 If (cosecA – 1)/(cosecA + 1) = x, then the value of x is

    (a) (sinA/(1 + cosA))2

    (b) cosA/(1 + sinA)

    (c) (cosA/(1 + sinA))2

    (d) sinA/(1 + cosA)

    Question - 52 Product of 6ab, 3b and 4a is

    (a) 72a2b2

    (b) 144ab

    (c) 72ab

    (d) 144a2b2

    Question - 53 An octahedron has 6 vertices. How many edges does it have?

    (a) 8

    (b) 12

    (c) 6

    (d) 10

    Question - 54 By increasing the price of entry ticket to a fair in the ratio 5:7, the number of visitors to the fair has decreased in the ratio 11:9. In what ratio has the total collection increased or decreased?

    (a) increased in the ratio 55:63

    (b) decreased in the ratio 63:55

    (c) increased in the ratio 45:77

    (d) decreased in the ratio 77:45

    Question - 55 The largest 5 digit number exactly divisible by 84 is:

    (a) 99960

    (b) 99955

    (c) 99952

    (d) 99956

    Question - 56 If 3x + 2 ≥ x – 1 and 2x – 4 ≤ 2 –x/3; then x can take which of the following values?

    (a) 2

    (b) 3

    (c) 5

    (d) 1

    Question - 57 What is the length of the side of a regular hexagon, if its area is 54√3 sq cm?

    (a) 12 cm

    (b) 9 cm

    (c) 6 cm

    (d) 15 cm

    Question - 58 If cot π/3c - tan π/4c = x, then the value of x is

    (a) √3+2

    (b) (1-√3)/ √3

    (c) (1-√2)/ √3

    (d) (√3+4)/2√3

    Question - 59 The effective annual rate of interest corresponding to a nominal rate of 19% per annum payable halfyearly is:

    (a) 38 percent

    (b) 19.9 percent

    (c) 39.81 percent

    (d) 19 percent

    Question - 60 In the first 38 overs of a cricket match, the run rate was 4.5 runs/over. Calculate the required run rate in the remaining 12 overs to reach the target of 288 runs?

    (a) 10.35

    (b) 10.95

    (c) 9.75

    (d) 9.15

    Question - 61 The sum of the ages of husband and wife at present is 56. Ten years ago the product of their ages was 320. What is the age of the husband and the wife?

    (a) 28, 28

    (b) 32, 24

    (c) 30, 26

    (d) 29, 27

    Question - 62 If 27% of an electricity bill is deducted, Rs 1825 is still to be paid. How much was the bill?

    (a) Rs 1437

    (b) Rs 2536

    (c) Rs 2500

    (d) Rs 1473

    Question - 63 If secA = x, then the value of x is

    (a) √(1 - cot2A)

    (b) √(1 - tan2A)

    (c) √(1 + cot2A)

    (d) √(1 + tan2A)

    Question - 64 The costs of daily ticket of local train is Rs 130 and Monthly Pass costs Rs 3091.40. If I buy the Monthly Pass and travel for 29 days in a month than I save (in percentage)?

    (a) 16 percent

    (b) 18 percent

    (c) 15 percent

    (d) 14 percent

    Question - 65 A vendor buys some lemons at the rate of 11 for Rs 10 and sells at the rate of 4 for Rs 5. What will be the result?

    (a) 37.5 percent loss

    (b) 27.27 percent gain

    (c) 37.5 percent gain

    (d) 27.2 percent loss

    Question - 66 If 7x - 5y = 13 and 2x – y = 5, then (x - y) is

    (a) 3

    (b) 4

    (c) 5

    (d) 1

    Question - 67 The perimeters of a square and an equilateral triangle are equal. If the diagonal of the square is 9 cm, what is the area of the equilateral triangle?

    (a) 18√3 sq cm

    (b) 9√3 sq cm

    (c) 18√2 sq cm

    (d) 9√2 sq cm

    Question - 68 A thief is stopped by a policeman from a distance of 350 metres. When the policeman starts the chase, the thief also starts running. Assuming the speed of the thief as 7 km/h and that of police man as 12 km/h, how far the thief would have run, before he is over taken?

    (a) 490 metres

    (b) 392 metres

    (c) 588 metres

    (d) 294 metres

    Question - 69 Painter 'A' can paint a house in 10 days and 'B' can do it in 20 days. With help of 'C', they did the job in 5 days only. Then, 'C' alone can do the job in:

    (a) 20 days

    (b) 10 days

    (c) 40 days

    (d) 50 days

    Question - 70 What is the slope of the line parallel to the line passing through the points (-4, -6) and (2, -3)?

    (a) -1/2

    (b) -2

    (c) 2

    (d) 1/2

    Question - 71 The total surface area of a cuboid is 376 sq cm. Find its volume if its length and breadth are 10 cm and 8 cm respectively?

    (a) 960 cubic cms

    (b) 240 cubic cms

    (c) 480 cubic cms

    (d) 720 cubic cms

    Question - 72 Refer the below data table and answer the following Question.

     

    Qunatity of stock

    Average Cost (Rs)

    Mobile Phones

    47

    11000

    Cameras

    60

    9000

    TVs

    21

    43000

    Refrigerators

    31

    60000

    ACs

    82

    22000

    What is the value of the total stock (in lakh rupees)?

    (a) 562.4

    (b) 145

    (c) 56.24

    (d) 241

    Question - 73 Refer the below data table and answer the following Question.

    Year

    Ratio Import/Export

    2011

    0.7

    2012

    1.1

    2013

    0.9

    2014

    1.2

    2015

    1

    If the imports in 2012 was Rs. 1500 crores and the total exports in the years 2012 and 2013 together was Rs. 2000 crores, then the imports in 2013 was?

    (a) 573

    (b) 636

    (c) 1364

    (d) 707

    Question - 74 Refer the below data table and answer the following Question.

    Measured on Birthday

    Height of the child (in cms)

    4

    100

    5

    105

    6

    115

    7

    125

    8

    130

    9

    135

    10

    140

    11

    150

    12

    160

    13

    170

    14

    180

    15

    185

    16

    195

    What was the increase in the height of the child from the 7th Birthday to the 13th Birthday?

    (a) 55 cms

    (b) 50 cms

    (c) 45 cms

    (d) 40 cms

    Question - 75 Refer the below data table and answer the following Question.

    Deep Sleep

    10

    Dreaming

    25

    Light sleep

    10

    Extremely light sleep

    10

    Awake

    45

    Between 10pm to 6am, a fitness band records the following data. How long was the user in Deep Sleep or was in Extremely light sleep?

    (a) 3.1 hours

    (b) 1.1 hours

    (c) 1.6 hours

    (d) 2.1 hours

    Question - 76 In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

    Ignorance is bliss

    (a) Lack of knowledge is a curse

    (b) Sometimes it is better for you if you do not know all the facts

    (c) Fools believe they know more than the wise

    (d) To be truly happy one should ignore everything else

    Question - 77 Select the word with the correct spelling.

    (a) fidellity

    (b) befalen

    (c) probable

    (d) salwager

    Question - 78 Improve the bracketed part of the sentence.

    Varun goes (for cinema) every Friday.

    (a) to cinema

    (b) to the cinema

    (c) in cinema

    (d) no improvement

    Question - 79 In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

    Have a blast

    (a) A party with very loud music

    (b) To have peace amidst noise

    (c) To have a lot of fun

    (d) An explosion of happiness

    Question - 80 In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

    It is impossible to do this job.

    (a) This job is impossible to be done.

    (b) This job cannot be done with.

    (c) No one can do this job.

    (d) This job cannot be done by anyone.

    Question - 81 Select the word with the correct spelling.

    (a) essoteric

    (b) manerly

    (c) sawsages

    (d) dissolve

    Question - 82 In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

    This is the time that you need to _________ all your strength.

    (a) muster

    (b) build

    (c) capture

    (d) show

    Question - 83 In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

    There is renewed sense(A)/of urgency in(B)/completing the project.(C)/No error(D)

    (a) There is renewed sense

    (b) of urgency in

    (c) completing the project.

    (d) No error

    Question - 84 In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

    to allay the sorrow or grief

    (a) to lament

    (b) to console

    (c) distress

    (d) solace

    Question - 85 In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

    Your motivational speech(A)/has had the tremendous(B)/effect on my students.(C)/No error(D)

    (a) Your motivational speech

    (b) has had the tremendous

    (c) effect on my students.

    (d) No error

    Question - 86 Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order.

    A significant number

    P-in the rural nonfarm sector

    Q-to be created

    R-of these jobs will have

    (a) QRP

    (b) RQP

    (c) PRQ

    (d) PQR

    Question - 87 In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

    The child looked up at her teacher, obviously afraid that she would further __________ her.

    (a) revere

    (b) extol

    (c) laud

    (d) chastise

    Question - 88 In the following question, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect speech. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best express the same sentence in Indirect/Direct speech.

    Jyoti said to her sister, "The RBI is India's central bank".

    (a) Jyoti told her sister the RBI was India's central bank.

    (b) Jyoti told her sister that the RBI was India's central bank.

    (c) Jyoti told her sister that the RBI is India's central bank.

    (d) Jyoti told her sister the RBI is India's central bank.

    Question - 89 Select the antonym of

    escort

    (a) entourage

    (b) cavalier

    (c) foe

    (d) convoy

    Question - 90 Select the synonym of

    to permeate

    (a) to desiccate

    (b) to imbue

    (c) torrid

    (d) stale

    Question - 91 Select the antonym of

    demon

    (a) spectre

    (b) angel

    (c) shadow

    (d) zombie

    Question - 92 In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

    to teach a person to accept a set of beliefs uncritically

    (a) to drill

    (b) to instill

    (c) to indoctrinate

    (d) to convince

    Question - 93 Improve the bracketed part of the sentence

    Mr. Shah (is having) two houses.

    (a) has

    (b) got

    (c) has been having

    (d) no improvement

    Question - 94 Select the synonym of

    swine

    (a) hog

    (b) simple

    (c) immaculate

    (d) shine

    Question - 95 Rearrange the parts of the sentence in correct order

    By doing so, it

    P-brought it closer

    Q-to cultural and social life

    R-has redefined politics and

    (a) RPQ

    (b) RQP

    (c) PQR

    (d) QPR

    Question - 96 In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

    Anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu is even more hard-headed when he says, "In almost ____________ language, the most difficult words are 'I am sorry’." Mr. Tutu adds that ______________ reconciliations can only lead to spurious healing. _____________ him forgiveness is a wager, an ethical wager on the future of ______________ relationship. This is why the few events of apology which stand up to _____________ scrutiny deserve to be treasured.

    "In almost ____________ language, the most difficult words are 'I am sorry'."

    (a) each

    (b) all

    (c) any

    (d) every

    Question - 97 Inthe following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

    Anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu is even more hard-headed when he says, "In almost ____________ language, the most difficult words are 'I am sorry’." Mr. Tutu adds that ______________ reconciliations can only lead to spurious healing. _____________ him forgiveness is a wager, an ethical wager on the future of ______________ relationship. This is why the few events of apology which stand up to _____________ scrutiny deserve to be treasured.

    Mr. Tutu adds that ______________ reconciliations can only lead to spurious healing.

    (a) artificial

    (b) phony

    (c) spurious

    (d) bogus

    Question - 98 In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

    Anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu is even more hard-headed when he says, "In almost ____________ language, the most difficult words are 'I am sorry’." Mr. Tutu adds that ______________ reconciliations can only lead to spurious healing. _____________ him forgiveness is a wager, an ethical wager on the future of ______________ relationship. This is why the few events of apology which stand up to _____________ scrutiny deserve to be treasured.

    _____________ him forgiveness is a wager

    (a) For

    (b) To

    (c) By

    (d) About

    Question - 99 In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

    Anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu is even more hard-headed when he says, "In almost ____________ language, the most difficult words are 'I am sorry’." Mr. Tutu adds that ______________ reconciliations can only lead to spurious healing. _____________ him forgiveness is a wager, an ethical wager on the future of ______________ relationship. This is why the few events of apology which stand up to _____________ scrutiny deserve to be treasured.

    an ethical wager on the future of ______________ relationship.

    (a) the

    (b) a

    (c) them

    (d) him

    Question - 100 In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

    Anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu is even more hard-headed when he says, "In almost ____________ language, the most difficult words are 'I am sorry’." Mr. Tutu adds that ______________ reconciliations can only lead to spurious healing. _____________ him forgiveness is a wager, an ethical wager on the future of ______________ relationship. This is why the few events of apology which stand up to _____________ scrutiny deserve to be treasured.

    This is why the few events of apology which stand up to _____________ scrutiny deserve to be treasured.

    (a) critical

    (b) sarcastic

    (c) cynical

    (d) satirical

    Answer Key

    1

    b

    21

    d

    41

    b

    61

    c

    81

    d

    2

    c

    22

    c

    42

    c

    62

    c

    82

    a

    3

    c

    23

    a

    43

    c

    63

    d

    83

    a

    4

    d

    24

    c

    44

    a

    64

    b

    84

    b

    5

    a

    25

    a

    45

    a

    65

    c

    85

    b

    6

    c

    26

    a

    46

    c

    66

    d

    86

    b

    7

    b

    27

    c

    47

    c

    67

    c

    87

    d

    8

    d

    28

    b

    48

    c

    68

    a

    88

    c

    9

    a

    29

    c

    49

    d

    69

    a

    89

    c

    10

    c

    30

    c

    50

    a

    70

    d

    90

    b

    11

    d

    31

    a

    51

    c

    71

    c

    91

    b

    12

    b

    32

    d

    52

    a

    72

    c

    92

    c

    13

    c

    33

    b

    53

    b

    73

    a

    93

    a

    14

    d

    34

    c

    54

    a

    74

    c

    94

    a

    15

    c

    35

    b

    55

    a

    75

    c

    95

    a

    16

    b

    36

    a

    56

    d

    76

    b

    96

    d

    17

    c

    37

    b

    57

    c

    77

    c

    97

    c

    18

    b

    38

    b

    58

    b

    78

    b

    98

    a

    19

    a

    39

    b

    59

    b

    79

    c

    99

    b

    20

    a

    40

    b

    60

    c

    80

    a

    100

    a

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