SSC CGL Tier-2 13th September 2019 English

Instructions

For the following questions answer them individually

Question 1

Given below are four jumbled sentences. Pick the option that gives their correct order. 

A. Using his mother’s show-business contacts, Charlie became a professional entertainer in 1897.
B. He spent his early childhood with his mother, the singer Hannah Hall, after she and his father separated.
C. Even today Charlie is widely regarded as the greatest comic artist of the screen and one of the most important figures in motion-picture history.
D. Charlie Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889 in London and named after his father, a British music-hall entertainer.

Question 2

Select the most appropriate option to fill in the blank.
All human beings must learn to live in ______ with nature.

Question 3

Find a word that is the ANTONYM OF
animosity


Question 4

Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice(active/passive voice) form of a given sentence

Question 5

Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.
I owe a big debt of gratitude to my mentor, Ms. Pallavi Dutta.

Question 6

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.
Mrs. Sethi said to her students, “Would you like to go outdoors for the yoga class?”


Question 7

Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence..
Did the boys take permission to go out today?

Question 8

Choose the most appropriate option to change the voice (active / passive) form of the given sentence.
My friends persuaded me that I should forgive him.

Question 9

Choose the most appropriate option to change the narration (direct / indirect) of the given sentence.
‘Let’s not go out today. It’s going to be a hot day,” he said to me.


Instructions

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Comprehension:

Dust storms of May 2018, in Northern India, contributed to the deteriorating air quality in the region and the capital city of Delhi, with implications for human health, a study found. The high death toll from the severe dust storms that lashed the region was mainly attributed to the intense winds, which surprised even scientists and meteorologists. But apart from the immediate damage to life and property, drastic changes in air quality from the dust engulfing the region affected far more people with potential implications for human health, stated a team of researchers who analysed the impact of the spell of dust storms that struck the region that month. They reported increases in particulate matter, mainly in Delhi and urged for an early

Dust storms commonly occur in the Indo-Gangetic Plains - the fertile plains in northern India that stretch all the way to the East - from March to May, the pre-monsoon season. Westerly winds typically bring loose sand and soil particles, picked up from the Arabian Peninsula or the Thar Desert in North Western India, to the Indo-Gangetic Plains. The dust tends to worsen air quality over the Indo-Gangetic Plains, home to around 900 million people, which can have far-reaching effects on human health. While dust storms are a regular feature in the region,
the May 2018 dust storms specifically had a death toll of about 100 people, with around 200
people injured.

“We are concerned that the dust impacts the health of people who get exposed,” said a senior professor. However, he also observed that scattered rains occurring soon after the dust storms tend to clean up the dust, improving air quality. During October-November, densely
populated cities like Delhi and Kanpur in the Indo-Gangetic Plains are vulnerable to wind borne long-range air pollution from crop residue burning in the North, and now this study “shows the effect of dust storms during the March-May time frame,” Sarkar pointed out. “This
really puts the Indo-Gangetic valley in a unique spot in terms of it being targeted by these different hazardous conditions which are mostly outsourced from other areas.”

Question 10

Dust storms in Delhi are a cause of concern as they

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