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SSC CGL | SSC CPO Exam 2018: Important Questions of Idioms and One Word Substitution - Set 15

Directions (1-5): Four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase and mark it.

Q1.Keep your nose clean

(a) Have nothing to say in a situation

(b) To stay out of trouble

(c) To involve direct confrontation with another party.

(d) To invoke someone to do wrong             

Q2. The tip of the iceberg

(a) Only know a very small part of problem

(b) Get affected by something

(c) Desire something that is not within a feasible reach

(d) Severely criticize someone   

Q3.Keep your hair on

(a) Completely available to someone when needed

(b) To express a situation of uncertainty

(c) To request someone to stay calm      

(d) Something different from what is expected                   

Q4. As different as chalk and cheese

(a) To have nothing in common

(b) Very optimistic and enthusiastic

(c) Where things are not very clear

(d) Get something in return from someone      

Q5. Separate sheep from goats.

(a) Warning someone

(b) Rating someone high on the priority list.

(c) To choose the people or things of high quality from a group of mixed quality.

(d) Assigning position which is well paid.                           

Directions (6-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one that can be substituted for the given word/phrase:

Q6. One who is a centre of attraction

(a) Connoisseur                         (b) Debonair

(c) Cynosure                             (d) Coquette

Q7. One who does not express himself freely

(a) Florist                                   (b) Rhetoric

(c) Introvert                               (d) Scullery

Q8. A person who is mentally ill

 (a) Lunatic                                (b) Psephologist

 (c) Sculptor                               (d) Torrent

Q9. A place where bodies are kept for identification

(a) Horticulture                           (b) Burrow

(c) Dormitory                              (d) Morgue

Q10. A leader who sways his followers by his oratory

(a) Demagogue                           (b) Cynic

(c) Debonair                                (d) Chauvinist

 

Answers:

1.(b)2.(a)3.(c)4.(a)5.(c)6.(c)7.(c)8.(a)9.(d)10.(a)

 

     

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