# SSC CGL Tier 1 :: English Comprehension EC Test 55

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1 . Each of the following items is followed by four words or group of words. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word or group of words
It is inconceivable that in many schools children are subjected to physical _________ in the name of discipline
violation
exercise
violence
security
2 . Each of the following items is followed by four words or group of words. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word or group of words
We have not yet fully realised the _________ consequences of the war
happy
pleasing
grim
exciting
3 . Each of the following items is followed by four words or group of words. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word or group of words
Happiness consists in being _________what we have?
contented to
contented with
contented for
contented in
4 . Each of the following items is followed by four words or group of words. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word or group of words
His rude behaviour is a _________ his organization.
disgrace for
disgrace on
disgrace upon
disgrace to
5 . Each questions below consists of a word in capital letters followed by four words or group of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the words in capital letters
$GLEAN$
To groom
To gatherbit by bit
To discover
To polish
6 . Each questions below consists of a word in capital letters followed by four words or group of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the words in capital letters
$TACTILE$
Considerate
Strong
Sharp
Pertaining to the organs of touch
7 . Each questions below consists of a word in capital letters followed by four words or group of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the words in capital letters
$USURP$
To climb upon
to yield
To seize power or position illegally
To demand unlawfully high interest on a loan
8 . After passage, you will find several questions based on the passage. First read a passae, and then answer the questions based on it. You are required to select your answers based on the content of the passage and opinion of the author only.

While I stood drinking in he beauty of this placid scene I became conscious of an alteration. In a moment the sole porter emerged from his midday nap, operated a signal that clanked noisily into position, and then ambled slowly towards me for my return-halfticket, whilst I remarked that his red amiable face and easygoing gait were in perfect harmony with the tranquil surroundings. A wisp of smoke on the horizon with a dark snake crawling beneath it announced the approach of the train. As it drew nearer, the deep silence of the place was gradually displaced by a creaking of brakes and a hissing of steam. Save for myself, no one entered the train and no one alighted. The porter with leisurely expertness, trundled a couple of milk churns on board, the door was slammed, the guard signalled to the driver, and we moved off, leaving the small station once more to its drowsy silence
The meaning of drowsy is
Untidy
Sleepy
Freezing
Drugged
9 . After passage, you will find several questions based on the passage. First read a passae, and then answer the questions based on it. You are required to select your answers based on the content of the passage and opinion of the author only.

While I stood drinking in he beauty of this placid scene I became conscious of an alteration. In a moment the sole porter emerged from his midday nap, operated a signal that clanked noisily into position, and then ambled slowly towards me for my return-halfticket, whilst I remarked that his red amiable face and easygoing gait were in perfect harmony with the tranquil surroundings. A wisp of smoke on the horizon with a dark snake crawling beneath it announced the approach of the train. As it drew nearer, the deep silence of the place was gradually displaced by a creaking of brakes and a hissing of steam. Save for myself, no one entered the train and no one alighted. The porter with leisurely expertness, trundled a couple of milk churns on board, the door was slammed, the guard signalled to the driver, and we moved off, leaving the small station once more to its drowsy silence
The central idea of the passage is
Leisure and Peace
Hurry and Noise
Activity
Activity
10 . After passage, you will find several questions based on the passage. First read a passae, and then answer the questions based on it. You are required to select your answers based on the content of the passage and opinion of the author only.

While I stood drinking in he beauty of this placid scene I became conscious of an alteration. In a moment the sole porter emerged from his midday nap, operated a signal that clanked noisily into position, and then ambled slowly towards me for my return-halfticket, whilst I remarked that his red amiable face and easygoing gait were in perfect harmony with the tranquil surroundings. A wisp of smoke on the horizon with a dark snake crawling beneath it announced the approach of the train. As it drew nearer, the deep silence of the place was gradually displaced by a creaking of brakes and a hissing of steam. Save for myself, no one entered the train and no one alighted. The porter with leisurely expertness, trundled a couple of milk churns on board, the door was slammed, the guard signalled to the driver, and we moved off, leaving the small station once more to its drowsy silence
Who had a midday nap ?
The author
The passenger
The Station-master
The porter