# ssc cgl tier 1 :: english comprehension :: ec test 50

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1 . In these question you have two brief passages with six questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives

Many of the poor, young lads who until not too long ago used to sell such odd items as 'agarbattis' and wiper dusters on New Delhi's many traffic intersections have now shifted to selling small contraptions to be put on the nose in order to reduce the intake of smoke emitted by the vehicles. This, in a sense, must be a sign of the things to come in this overcrowding metropolis. The air pollution levels in Delhi are the worst at traffic light crossings. It is not only due to the increasing number of vehicles in the city, but also because the drivers keep the engines running even while waiting for the lights to change. This is an unnecessary generation of air pollution and an avoidable wastage of precious fuel. It is typical of the drivers in the capital that they are ever so eager to advance even by a couple of inches while waiting for a traffic jam to get sorted. In fact, it should be the job of the traffic police to direct the waiting vehicles in different streams to switch off the engines. For only one stream can have right of way at a time. Some of the drivers even make the rush hour traffic snarls worse by their habit of forward inching. The attendants at petrol stations often in a tearing hurry to move with their dripping hose nozzles from one vehicle to another are yet another source of fuel wastage. But who cares so long as it is the customer who pays
Air pollution is worst at traffic lights because of the
increasing number of vehicles.
running engines at red lights
habit of inching forward
all of the above reasons

2 . In these question you have two brief passages with six questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives

Many of the poor, young lads who until not too long ago used to sell such odd items as 'agarbattis' and wiper dusters on New Delhi's many traffic intersections have now shifted to selling small contraptions to be put on the nose in order to reduce the intake of smoke emitted by the vehicles. This, in a sense, must be a sign of the things to come in this overcrowding metropolis. The air pollution levels in Delhi are the worst at traffic light crossings. It is not only due to the increasing number of vehicles in the city, but also because the drivers keep the engines running even while waiting for the lights to change. This is an unnecessary generation of air pollution and an avoidable wastage of precious fuel. It is typical of the drivers in the capital that they are ever so eager to advance even by a couple of inches while waiting for a traffic jam to get sorted. In fact, it should be the job of the traffic police to direct the waiting vehicles in different streams to switch off the engines. For only one stream can have right of way at a time. Some of the drivers even make the rush hour traffic snarls worse by their habit of forward inching. The attendants at petrol stations often in a tearing hurry to move with their dripping hose nozzles from one vehicle to another are yet another source of fuel wastage. But who cares so long as it is the customer who pays
The selling of pollution masks proves that Delhi is
an overcrowded city
unsafe to live in
the most polluted city in the world
a city where people sire very health conscious

3 . In these question you have two brief passages with six questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives

Many of the poor, young lads who until not too long ago used to sell such odd items as 'agarbattis' and wiper dusters on New Delhi's many traffic intersections have now shifted to selling small contraptions to be put on the nose in order to reduce the intake of smoke emitted by the vehicles. This, in a sense, must be a sign of the things to come in this overcrowding metropolis. The air pollution levels in Delhi are the worst at traffic light crossings. It is not only due to the increasing number of vehicles in the city, but also because the drivers keep the engines running even while waiting for the lights to change. This is an unnecessary generation of air pollution and an avoidable wastage of precious fuel. It is typical of the d ivers in the capital that they are ever so eager to advance even by a couple of inches while waiting for a traffic jam to get sorted. In fact, it should be the job of the traffic police to direct the waiting vehicles in different streams to switch off the engines. For only one stream can have right of way at a time. Some of the drivers even make the rush hour traffic snarls worse by their habit of forward inching. The attendants at petrol stations often in a tearing hurry to move with their dripping hose nozzles from one vehicle to another are yet another source of fuel wastage. But who cares so long as it is the customer who pays
The attendants of petrol station cause fuel wastage by
running from one vehicle to another
quickly changing the hose nozzles from one vehicle to smother
dripping the fuel
moving with their dripping hose nozzles from vehicle to vehicle

4 . In these question you have two brief passages with six questions following the passage. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives

Many of the poor, young lads who until not too long ago used to sell such odd items as 'agarbattis' and wiper dusters on New Delhi's many traffic intersections have now shifted to selling small contraptions to be put on the nose in order to reduce the intake of smoke emitted by the vehicles. This, in a sense, must be a sign of the things to come in this overcrowding metropolis. The air pollution levels in Delhi are the worst at traffic light crossings. It is not only due to the increasing number of vehicles in the city, but also because the drivers keep the engines running even while waiting for the lights to change. This is an unnecessary generation of air pollution and an avoidable wastage of precious fuel. It is typical of the drivers in the capital that they are ever so eager to advance even by a couple of inches while waiting for a traffic jam to get sorted. In fact, it should be the job of the traffic police to direct the waiting vehicles in different streams to switch off the engines. For only one stream can have right of way at a time. Some of the drivers even make the rush hour traffic snarls worse by their habit of forward inching. The attendants at petrol stations often in a tearing hurry to move with their dripping hose nozzles from one vehicle to another are yet another source of fuel wastage. But who cares so long as it is the customer who pays
The author especially refers to crossroads because
these do not matter in other places
these sire the worst polluted
these have the maximum traffic jams
these are the most crowded

5 .Each of the questions in this section has a sentence with a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your choice on the Answer Sheet
An accomplice is a partner in __________
bussiness
crime
construction
gambling

6 .Each of the questions in this section has a sentence with a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your choice on the Answer Sheet
A person who pretends to be what he is not is called an___________
imbiber
impresario
imitator
imposter

7 .Each of the questions in this section has a sentence with a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your choice on the Answer Sheet
His ___________ nature would not lot him leave his office before 5 p.m
honest
selfish
unscrupulous
conscientious

8 .Each of the questions in this section has a sentence with a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your choice on the Answer Sheet
The Committee's appeal to the people for money __________ little response
evoked
provided
provoked
prevented

9 .Each of the questions in this section has a sentence with a blank space and four words given after the sentence. Select whichever word you consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your choice on the Answer Sheet
Too many skyscrapers ___________ the view along the beach
reveal
obstruct
make
clear
$IMPETUS$