SSC Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Exam 2011
(Held on 4-12-2011)
General English (1st Bach) Solved Paper
Direction : In Question Nos, 1 to 5, some parts of the sentences have errors and some are correct. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and blacken the rectangle  corresponding to the appropriate letter (A, B, C). If a sentence is free from errors, blacken the rectangle corresponding to (D) in the Answer Sheet.
1. Supposing if (A) / it rains (B) / What shall we do (C) / No error. (D)
2. The captain along with his team (A) /are practising very hard (B) / for the forthcoming match. (C) / No error. (D)
3. It was him (A) / who came running (B) / into the classroom. (C)/ No error. (D)
4. The capital of Yemen (A) / is situating (B) /2190 metres above the sea level. (C) / No error. (D)
5. Ram was (A) / senior to (B) / Sam in college. (C) / No error (D)
Directions : In Question Nos. 6 to 10, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are susggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by blackening the appropriate rectangle  in the Answer Sheet.
6. For a child, a blow ........... self-esteem is a terrible thing.
(A) of (B) with (C) to (D) on
7. The Greenland ice sheet is ........... at the rate of about 12 cubic miles a year.
(A) smelting (B) condensing (C) melting (D) freezing
8. The Principal called ........... an explanation from the clerks.
(A) on (B) out (C) for (D) in
9. The ........... crowd gave the victorious team a tumultuous welcome.
(A) jubilant (B) troublesome (C) noisy (D) arrogant
10. It is our duty to get...........the truth.
(A) to (B) over (C) into (D) at
Directions : In Question Nos. 11 to 15, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
(A) indifferent (B) defy (C) differ (D) postpone
(A) begin (B) stop (C) create (D) dull
(A) religious (B) sympathetic (C) afraid (D) faithful
(A) forsake (B) keep (C) cherish (D) enlarge
(A) abolish (B) approve (C) allow (D) break
Directions : In Question 16 to 20, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
(A) clean (B) tight (C) generous (D) cheap
(A) fertile (B) rich (C) prosperous (D) positive
(A) vice (B) failure (C) fault (D) offence
(A) flawless (B) immature (C) smooth (D) composed
(A) worried (B) pessimistic (C) diffident (D) depressed
Directions : In Question Nos. 21 to 25, four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase. Choose the alternative which best express the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
21. to look down one's nose
(A) to show anger (B) to retaliate (C) to insult in the presence of others (D) to regard with contempt
22. to shed crocodile tears
(A) to weep profusely (B) to pretend grief (C) to grieve seriously (D) to mock something
23. by puting two and two together
(A) to mix several things (B) to make an arithmetical calculation
(C) to keep people in pairs (D) to deduce from given facts
24. to go scot-free
(A) to walk like a native of Scotland (B) to get something free.
(C) to escape without punishment (D) to save tax
25. at the eleventh hour
(A) at eleven O' clock (B) at the wrong time
(C) at the last possible moment (D) at the initial moment itself
Directions : In Question Nos. 26 to 80, a part of the sentence is underlined which may need improvement. Alternatives are given at (A), (B) and (C) below, which may be better option. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (D). Blacken the appropriate rectangle  in the answer Sheet.
26. The cheapest electronic good are manufactured in China.
(A) electronical good (B) electrical good (C) electronic goods (D) No improvement
27. I have been living in Delhi from 1989.
(A) eversince (B) since (C) in (D) No improvement
28. He is a descendant from the Mughal royalty.
(A) of (B) in (C) for (D) No improvement
29. Mary would not go to the market unless I go with her.
(A) shall go (B) went (C) would go (D) No improvement
30. Flowers embelishment the beauty of our surroundings.
(A) replenish (B) enhance (C) destroys (D) No improvement
Directions : In Question Nos. 31 to 35 of the four alternative, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
31. Murder of a man
(A) Regicide (B) Fratricide (C) Homicide (D) Genocide
32. Use of force or threats to get someone to agree to something.
(A) Coercion (B) Conviction (C) Confession (D) Cajolement
33. Animal that feeds on plants
(A) Carnivorous (B) Herbivourous (C) Insectivorous (D) Graminivorous
34. A number of stars grouped together
(A) Orbit (B) Constellation (C) Salar system (D) Comet
35. Lasting only for a very short while
(A) Transparent (B) Temporal (C) Temporary (D) Temperate
Directions : In Question Nos. 36 to 40, group of four words are given. In each group one word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word and mark it in the Answer Sheet.
36. (A) livelihood (B) livelyhood (C) livlihood (D) livelyhud
37. (A) foyere (B) foayer (C) foyer (D) fouyer
38. (A) lassivous (B) lacivoius (C) lascivious (D) lasivious
39. (A) enemyty (B) enemity (C) enmity (D) enmety
40. (A) irelevant (B) irrelavent (C) irelevent (D) irrelevant
Directions : (Question Nos. 41 to 50) In the following passage some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.
It was a sudden decision. Three of us all 41.in the hostel, decided to travel by train to 42 and witness the Republic Day Parade. The station was heavily 43.and there was a long queue before the ticket counter. 44 pretended sickness and persuaded the man nearest to the 45 to buy three more tickets – one for him and 46 for his sisters. No problem, therefore, in buying tickets 47 train was already at the platform and there was 48 mad rush among the passengers to get on the coaches. Hari would not be worried by 49. He asked 50 to jump over the bumper between two coaches to get on to the other side.
41. (A) roommates (B) strangers (C) classmates (D) friends
42. (A) Calcutta (B) Hydrabad (C) Chennai (D) Delhi
43. (A) guared (B) thronged (C) crowded (D) filled
44. (A) She (B) Hari (C) They (D) You
45. (A) door (B) window (C) counter (D) enhance
46. (A) three (B) four (C) one (D) two
47. (A) The (B) A (C) An (D) No
48. (A) a (B) an (C) the (D) not
49. (A) things (B) everything (C) anything (D) something
50. (A) them (B) us (C) we (D) they
1. (A) 2. (B) 3. (A) 4. (B) 5. (D) 6. (C) 7. (C) 8. (C) 9. (A) 10. (D)
11. (D) 12. (B) 13. (A) 14. (A) 15. (A) 16. (C) 17. (A) 18. (A) 19. (D) 20. (C )
21. (D) 22. (B) 23. (D) 24. (C) 25. (C) 26. (C) 27. (B) 28. (D) 29. (D) 30. (B)
31. (C) 32. (A) 33. (B) 34. (B) 35. (C) 36. (A) 37. (C) 38. (C) 39. (C) 40. (D)
41. (A) 42. (D) 43. (C) 44. (B) 45. (B) 46. (D) 47. (A) 48. (D) 49. (C) 50. (B)