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 One Word Substitutions. Attempt this quiz, learn better and be prepared for the CGL Tier-2 2017. Follow our study plan and be better prepared for the SSC CGL Exam.

Directions (1-15): Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence in the question. 

Q1. The firing of a number of guns together as a salute or otherwise
(a) Salvo
(b) Gun-salute
(c) Reception
(d) Salutation

Q2. Study of the problems of legal punishment and prison management 
(a) Penology
(b) Criminology
(c) Neurology
(d) Astrology

Q3. Bring about an easy and painless death for someone suffering from an incurable disease
(a) Suicide
(b) Uxoricide
(c) Euthanasia
(d) Strangulation

Q4. One who is between 80 and 89 years old
(a) Septuagenarian
(b) Octogenarian
(c) Sexagenarian 
(d) Nonagenarian

Q5. One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain
(a) Mystic
(b) Hysteric
(c) Stoic
(d) Anarchist

Q6. Short remaining end of a cigarette
(a) Filling
(b) Pinch
(c) Filament
(d) Stub

Q7. A person concerned with practical results and values 
(a) Fundamentalist
(b) Optimist
(c) Pragmatist
(d) Ecologist

Q8. Giving of special favor to one’s kith and kin  
(a) Favoritism 
(b) Solecism 
(c) Pantheism 
(d) Nepotism 

Q9. One who collects and studies coins
(a) Philatelist 
(b) Nuncio 
(c) Bibliophile 
(d) Numismatist 

Q10. Words or lines written on the tomb of a person 
(a) Epitaph 
(b) Anecdote 
(c) Calligraphy 
(d) Cenotaph 

Q11. Study of the origin and history of words 
(a) Etymology 
(b) Epistemology 
(c) Morphology 
(d) Dictionary 

Q12. The practice of eating human flesh 
(a) Solipsism 
(b) Narcissism 
(c) Cannibalism 
(d) Mysticism 

Q13. Someone who works only for personal profit 
(a) Materialistic 
(b) Mercenary 
(c) Greedy 
(d) Mercantile 

Q14. A heavy unnatural slumber 
(a) Nature  
(b) Stupor 
(c) Insomnia 
(d) Common 

Q15. A deep dislike of foreigners 
(a) Acrophobia 
(b) Xenophobia 
(c) Claustrophobia 
(d) Hydrophobia