# ssc cgl tier 1 :: english comprehension :: ec test 65

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1 .In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one which is nearest in meaning to the given word
$PRIVY$
Secret
Dipossessed
Open
Deprived

2 .In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one which is nearest in meaning to the given word
$ACERB$
Unwilling
Harsh
Dangerous
Foreign

3 .In each of the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word
$FLAGITIOUS$
Frivolous
Ignorant
Vapid
Innocent

4 .In each of the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word
$BENEVOLENCE$
Contempt
Malevolence
Hatred
Derision

5 .In each of the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word
$KNACK$
Dullness
Balance
Talent
Dexterity

6 .In the given passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, some words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.

The Ganga all through its route is filled with innumerable points of interest. Its inspiring beauty, its spiritual value, its purity has no ___$(1)$___ But what distinguishes it so much is the ___$(2)$___ help it has been in bringing ____$(3)$__ a sense of unity among the ___$(4)$___ and thousands of people who live ____$(5)$___ it. For, from ancient times, the river has been a bond ____$(6)$__ the provinces that ____$(7)$__ on its banks. The people who lived in these ___$(8)$___ spoke different, ___$(9)$___ different customes and ate different ____$(10)$___ of food. All this should have made them strangers to one another. But it did not.
$(1)$
Rivals
Enimies
Opponents

7 .In the given passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, some words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.

The Ganga all through its route is filled with innumerable points of interest. Its inspiring beauty, its spiritual value, its purity has no ___$(1)$___ But what distinguishes it so much is the ___$(2)$___ help it has been in bringing ____$(3)$__ a sense of unity among the ___$(4)$___ and thousands of people who live ____$(5)$___ it. For, from ancient times, the river has been a bond ____$(6)$__ the provinces that ____$(7)$__ on its banks. The people who lived in these ___$(8)$___ spoke different, ___$(9)$___ different customes and ate different ____$(10)$___ of food. All this should have made them strangers to one another. But it did not.
$(2)$
Copious
Voluminous
Spacious
Tremendous

8 .In the given passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, some words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.

The Ganga all through its route is filled with innumerable points of interest. Its inspiring beauty, its spiritual value, its purity has no ___$(1)$___ But what distinguishes it so much is the ___$(2)$___ help it has been in bringing ____$(3)$__ a sense of unity among the ___$(4)$___ and thousands of people who live ____$(5)$___ it. For, from ancient times, the river has been a bond ____$(6)$__ the provinces that ____$(7)$__ on its banks. The people who lived in these ___$(8)$___ spoke different, ___$(9)$___ different customes and ate different ____$(10)$___ of food. All this should have made them strangers to one another. But it did not.
$(3)$
Up
Round
In

9 .In the given passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, some words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.

The Ganga all through its route is filled with innumerable points of interest. Its inspiring beauty, its spiritual value, its purity has no ___$(1)$___ But what distinguishes it so much is the ___$(2)$___ help it has been in bringing ____$(3)$__ a sense of unity among the ___$(4)$___ and thousands of people who live ____$(5)$___ it. For, from ancient times, the river has been a bond ____$(6)$__ the provinces that ____$(7)$__ on its banks. The people who lived in these ___$(8)$___ spoke different, ___$(9)$___ different customes and ate different ____$(10)$___ of food. All this should have made them strangers to one another. But it did not.
$(4)$
dozens
hundreds
lakhs
millions

10 .In the given passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, some words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.

The Ganga all through its route is filled with innumerable points of interest. Its inspiring beauty, its spiritual value, its purity has no ___$(1)$___ But what distinguishes it so much is the ___$(2)$___ help it has been in bringing ____$(3)$__ a sense of unity among the ___$(4)$___ and thousands of people who live ____$(5)$___ it. For, from ancient times, the river has been a bond ____$(6)$__ the provinces that ____$(7)$__ on its banks. The people who lived in these ___$(8)$___ spoke different, ___$(9)$___ different customes and ate different ____$(10)$___ of food. All this should have made them strangers to one another. But it did not.
$(5)$
at
amidst
by
alongside