English Questions for SSC CPO
1. Direction: Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. 
The exact opposite
A. analogous
B. antithesis
C. prosthesis
D. aesthete

Answer :- B
Solution :-
 Antithesis is the one word for the exact opposite.
Analogous means comparable in certain respects.
Prosthesis means an artificial body part, such as a limb.
Aesthete corresponds to a person who is appreciative of and sensitive to art and beauty.
Therefore, option B is the correct answer.

2. Direction: Select the word which means the same as the group of words given. 
a private conversation between two people
A. sermon
B. monologue
C. dialogue
D. tête-à-tête

Answer :- D
Solution :-
 Tête-à-tête means a private conversation between two people.
Sermon means a talk on a religious or moral subject.
Monologue means a long speech by one actor in a play or film.
Dialogue means a conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or film.
Therefore, option D is the correct choice.

3. Direction: Select the most appropriate idiom (in the context) to fill in the sentence. 
He tries to perform well but good projects done by him are ______. He needs to put in extra effort.
A. going with the flow
B. walking on air
C. few and far between
D. on edge

Answer :- C
Solution :-
 Few and far between means not appearing very frequently. We will substitute the blank with this idiom as per the context.
Walk on air means to feel extremely excited.
On edge means tense.
Going with the flow means that you are not controlling the situation by yourself.
Hence, option C is the correct answer.

4. Direction: Select the most appropriate idiom (in the context) to fill in the sentence. |

Many old projects are ______ with a change in company policies.
A. beating around the bush
B. caught red handed
C. breaking the ice
D. getting a new lease of life

Answer :- D
Solution :-
 Beat around the bush means to avoid talking about a thing.
Caught red handed means getting discovered after doing something wrong.
Break the ice means to start talking.
Get a new lease of life- a substantially improved prospect of life after repair.
Hence, option D is the correct answer.
5. Identify the word that is misspelt.
A. idiosyncracy
B. recalcitrant
C. conscientious
D. exhilaration

Answer - A
Solution:
 The wrongly spelt word is given in option A. The correct spelling is idiosyncrasy which means mannerism.
Recalcitrant means disobedient.
Exhilaration means excitement.
Conscientious means careful.
Hence, option A is the correct choice.