English Quiz for SSC Mains Exams

Directions (1 - 5): In the following questions some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of sentence has an error. The number of that part is your answer. If there is no error, your answer is (4), i.e. No error.
1.The whole country (1)/ was suffering by (2)/ a financial crisis. (3)/ No error (4)

2.I do not know where could he have gone (1)/ so early (2)/ in the morning. (3)/ No error (4)

3.I suggest that (1)/ he goes (2)/ to the doctor as soon as he returns from taking the examination. (3)/ No error (4)

4.The introduction of tea and coffee (1)/ and such other beverages (2)/ have not been without some effect. (3)/ No error (4)

5.In spite of the roadblock (1)/ the guards allowed us (2)/ enter the restricted area to search our friends. (3)/ No error (4)

Directions (6-10): in the following questions, you have eight brief passage with 5/10 questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

In the world, have we made health an end in itself? We have forgotten that health is really a means to enable a person to do his work and do it well. A lot of modern medicine is concerned with promotion of good health. Many patients as well as many physicians pay very little attention to health; but very much attention to health makes some people imagine that they are ill. Our great concern with health is shown by the medical columns in newspaper, the health articles in popular magazines and the popularity of the television programme and all those books on medicine we talk about health all the time. Yet for the most only result is more people with imaginary illnesses. The healthy man should not be wasting any time talking about health, he should be using health for work, the work he does and the work that good health makes possible.

6.Modern medicine is primarily concerned with
(a) promotion of good health
(b) people suffering from imaginary illnesses
(c) people suffering from real illnesses
(d) increased efficiency in work

7.A healthy man should be concerned with
(a) his work which good health makes possible
(b) looking after his health
(c) his health which makes work possible
(d) talking about health

8.Talking about health all the time makes people
(a) always suffer from imaginary illnesses
(b) sometimes suffer from imaginary illnesses
(c) rarely suffer from imaginary illnesses
(d) often suffer from imaginary illnesses

9.The passage suggests that
(a) health is an end in itself
(b) health is a blessing
(c) health is only means to an end
(d) we should not talk about health

10.The passage tells us
(a) how medicines should be manufactured
(b) what a healthy man should or should not do
(c) what the television programmes should be about
(d) how best to imagine illnesses