Staff Selection Commission
Section Officer (Audit) Exam
January 2008 Question Paper (Fully Solved)
Directions (Qs. 1 to 10) : In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. When we visited the volcano it was in a state of ...(1).... We stood near tip of the ...(2)... on an irregular plane. It was heaped ...(3)... stones and cinders and ...(4)... rocks which had been regularly ...(5)... out from the volcano. During the volcanic eruption, large quantities of rocks and stones were hurled out from the summit in terrible ...(6).... From the summit volumes ...(7)... smoke and fountains of liquid fire ...(8)... forth continuously. The smoke now white, now impenetrably black was ...(9)... by a deep fiery roar. Stones ...(10)... down and the molten lava moved on with a horrible sound. 1. (A) movement (B) eruption (C) ejection (D) insertion (B) summit 2. (A) point (C) path (D) curve (B) in 3. (A) on (C) with (D) by 4. (A) slanting (B) curving (C) pointed (D) big (B) toppled 5. (A) flung (C) distanced (D) over-flown 6. (A) Calm (B) Confusion (C) Horror (D) Speed 7. (A) in (B) about (C) of (D) with 8. (A) flew (B) extracted (C) poured (D) oozed 9. (A) together (B) turned (C) stuck (D) accompanied 10. (A) rose (B) ascended (C) rained (D) poured Directions (Qs. 11 to 20) : Here are two brief passages with five questions following each passage. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives given. PASSAGE I For months the old tanker, African Queen, lay turned over on her side, stuck fast in the sands off the coast of COMPETITION SUCCESS REVIEW, SEPTEMBER 2008
Maryland. She had run aground so badly that her owners had decided to leave her to her fate. It was considered impossible to refloat her and the ship began to rust and sink deeper and deeper...
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