Most Important Idioms for SSC CGL Tier-II 2017


Dear Students, English section of CGL Tier-2 Exam is very challenging. You need to mug up all the grammar rules, vocabulary and practice a lot of mock tests to score maximum marks. Today, in this English quiz we are providing questions based on Idioms. Attempt this quiz, learn better and be prepared for the CGL Tier-2 2017. We wish you good luck for the CGL Exam.

Directions (1-15): In each of the questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase and click the button corresponding to it.

Q1. Mother Teresa blazed a new trail when she started working among lepers.
(a) Walked in the right path
(b) Gave up her job
(c) Did something for the first time and showed others how to do it
(d) Changed her old way of lie

Q2. Mr. Narayan is eighty-eight, but he is as fit as a fiddle.
(a) As sham as a fiddle
(b) Good at fitting up fiddles
(c) Extremely healthy
(d) Of the fiddling type

Q3. A Man of letters
(a) Letter - writer
(b) Proof - reader
(c) Postman
(d) Scholar

Q4. Bear in mind
(a) Respect
(b) Observe
(c) Remember
(d) Pretend to listen

Q5. Old head on young shoulders
(a) To be intelligent when old
(b) To be old and yet look young
(c) To be wise beyond his years
(d) To be less smart 

Q6. A wild–goose chase
(a) A fruitful search
(b) A pointless search
(c) To search for a wild–goose
(d) A hunting expedition

Q7. To follow the primrose path
(a) To follow one’s objectives very steadfastly
(b) To go on wandering
(c) To trek to the mountains
(d) To go in for pursuit of pleasure or an easy life 

Q8. A shot in the dark
(a) To love to go out on adventures
(b) Be able to work very quickly 
(c) Be very violent
(d) An attempt to guess something

Q9. In a nutshell
(a) Angrily
(b) Causally
(c) Writing
(d) Brief

Q10. She cut a sorry figure in her first performance on the stage. 
(a) to perform badly and failed 
(b) cut a cake 
(c) did not attend the function 
(d) performed a brilliant role

Q11. To give so much importance to this dispute is to make a mountain of a molehill.
(a) to take advantage 
(b) to give great importance to trifles 
(c) to see a thing with prejudiced mind 
(d) to get into trouble 

Q12. There is no gainsaying that the country is in difficulties.
(a) ignoring
(b) hiding
(c) forgetting
(d) denying

Q13. The host team bore the palm.
(a) played quite well
(b) was victorious
(c) was defeated
(d) played a very boring match

Q14. Just keep your wig on. Everything will be alright.
(a) hold on to your wig, so it won’t fall off.
(b) get another hair cut
(c) calm down
(d) take off your wig

Q15. If you want to be happy, cut your coat according to your cloth.
(a) be honest in your dealings
(b) work more than your capacity
(c) live within your means
(d) don’t be too ambitions






   

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