Previous year Questions of Direct Indirect Narration CGL 2010

Previous Year Questions on Direct Indirect / Narration - (SSC CGL 2010)


In the following questions, a sentence has been given in Direct/Indirect form. Out of the four alternatives suggested, select the one which best expresses the same sentence in Indirect/Direct form. 

(Previous year Direct Indirect Question SSC CGL)


21.Socrates said, “Virtue is its own reward."
(1)  Socrates said that virtue had its own rewards.
(2)  Socrates says that virtue is its own reward.
(3)  Socrates said that virtue is its own reward.
(4)  Socrates said that virtue was its own reward.

22. He said to the interviewer, “Could you please repeat the question?"
(1) He requested the interviewer if he could please repeat the question.
(2) He requested the interviewer to please repeat the question.
(3) He requested the interviewer to repeat the question.
(4) He requested the interviewer if he could repeat the ques­tion.


23.He said, "it used to be a lovely, quiet street."
(1)  He said that it used to be a lovely, quiet street.
(2)  He pointed out that it had used to be a lovely, quiet street.
(3)  He said that there used to be a lovely, quiet street.
(4)  He inquired whether there was a lovely, quiet street.

24. The Prime Minister said that no one would be allowed to disturb the peace.
(1) The Prime Minister said, “We shall not allow any one to dis­turb the peace."
(2) The Prime Minister said, “We would not allow no one to dis­turb the     peace
(3) The Prime Minister said, “No one will disturb the peace."
(4) The Prime Minister said, “No one can disturb the peace.”

25. The spectators said, “Bravo! Well done players."
(1)  The spectators shouted that the players were doing very well.
(2)  The spectators exclaimed with Joy that the players were do­ing very well'.
(3) The spectators applauded the players saying that they had done well.
(4) The spectators applauded the players joyfully to do well.

26. I said to my friend. “Good Morn­ing. Let us go for a picnic today."
(1)  1 told good morning to my friend and asked to go for a picnic that day.
(2)  I wished my friend good morn­ing and proposed that we should go for a picnic that day.
(3)  I wished my friend good morn­ing and proposed that they should go for a picnic that day.
(4)  I told good morning to my friend and suggested to go for a picnic today.

27. The new student asked the old one, "Do you know my name?"
(1)  The new student asked the old one if he knew his name.
(2)  The new student asked the old one that whether he knew his name.
(3)  The new student asked the old one did he know his name
(4)  The new student asked the old one if he knows his name

28. I warned her that 1 could no long­er tolerate her coming late.
(1)  1 said to her, “You can no long­er tolerate my coming late."
(2)  I said to her, “I can no longer tolerate your coming late."
(3)  I said to her, “He can no long­er tolerate her coming late."
(4)  I said to her, "I can no longer tolerate she coming late."

29. I said to my mother, “I will cer­tainly take you to Bangalore this week.”
(1)  1 told my mother he would certainly take her to Banga­lore that week.
(2)  I told my mother that I would certainly take her to Banga­lore that week.
(3)  I told my mother that she would certainly take her to Bangalore that week.
(4)  I told to my mother that 1 would take you to Bangalore that week.

30. “How long does the journey take" my co-passenger asked me.
(1)  My co-passenger asked me how long does the journey take?
(2)  I asked my co-passenger how long the journey would take.
(3)  My co-passenger wanted to know how long the journey would take.
(4) My co-passenger asked me how long the journey did take.

31.“How clever of you to have solved the puzzle so quickly," said the mother.
(1)  The mother exclaimed admir­ingly that it was very clever of him to have solved the puz­zle so quickly.
(2)  The mother expressed that he was so clever to have solved the puzzle quickly.
(3)  The mother told that he was very clever in solving the puz­zle so quickly.
(4)  The mother exclaimed with joy that he was clever enough to solve the puzzle so quickly.

32. He said he goes for a walk every morning.
(1)  He said, “I went for a walk every morning."
(2)  He said, "I go for a walk every morning.”
(3)  He said, “1 will go for a walk every morning."
(4)  He said, “He goes for a walk every morning."

33. I reiterated, “I don't care about the job."
(1)  I reiterated I didn’t care about the job.
(2)  I said again and again 1 didn’t care about the job.
(3)  1 reiterated that I did not care about the job.
(4)  I repeatedly said that I cared about the job.

34. I said to my brother, “Let us go to some hill station for a change."
(1)  I suggested to my brother that they should go to some hill station for a change.
(2)  I suggested to my brother that we should go to some hill sta­tion for a change.
(3)  1 suggested to my brother that let us go to some hill station for a change.
(4)  I suggested to my brother that let them go to some hill sta­tion for a change.

35. I wondered how many discover­ies went unheeded.
(1)  I said, “How many discover­ies have gone unheeded?"
(2)  I said. “How many discover­ies went unheeded?"
(3)  I said, "Do discoveries go un­heeded?"
(4)  I said. “How many discover­ies go unheeded?"

36. Gopan said to me, “Can you do these sums for me?"
(1)  Gopan asked me if I could do those sums for him.
(2)  Gopan asked me if I can do those sums for him.
(3)  Gopan asked me if I can do these sums for him.
(4)  Gopan asked if I could do these sums for him.

37. The boss said, “It’s time we be­gan planning our work".
(1)  The boss said that it was time they had begun planning their work.
(2)  The boss said that it was time we had begun planning our work.
(3)  The boss said that it was time they began planning their work.
(4)  The boss said that it was time we began planning his work.

38. He said to the judge, “1 did not commit this crime.”
(1)  He told the judge that he did not commit the crime.
(2)  He told the Judge that he had not committed the crime.
(3)  He told the judge that he had not committed that crime.
(4)  Hetoldthejudgethathehad not committed this crime.

39. Rahul said, “I will do it now or never”.
(1)  Rahul said that he will do it now or never.
(2)  Rahul said that he will now or never do it.
(3)  Rahul said that he would do it then or never
(4)  Rahul said that he would now or never do it.

40. My father once said to me, “If I can't trust my people, then I don't want to be doing this."
(1)  His father once told him that if he couldn't trust his people then he didn't want to be do­ing that.
(2)  My father once told me that if he couldn't trust his people then he didn't want to be do­ing that.
(3)  My father once told me that if he couldn’t trust my people then he didn't want to be do­ing that.
(4)  My father once told me that if he couldn't trust his people then he didn't want to be doing this.

41. Doshi said to his wife, “Please select one of these necklaces."
(1)  Doshi requested his wife to select one of those necklaces.
(2)  Doshi said to his wife to please select one of these necklaces.
(3)  Doshi told his wife to please select one of those necklaces.
(4)  Doshi pleased his wife to se­lect one of those necklaces.

42. He wrote in his report, “The rain­fall has been scanty till now."
(1)  He reported that the rainfall has been scanty till now
(2)  He reported that the rainfall had been scanty till now.
(3)  He reported that the rainfall has been scanty till then.
(4)  He reported that the rainfall had been scanty till then.

43.“Govind," said the manager sternly, “1 command you to tell me what the old man said."
(1)  The manager sternly told Govind that he commanded him to tell him what the old man had said.
(2)  The manager commanded sternly to Govind to tell him what the old man had said.
(3)  The manager commanded Govind to tell him what the old man said.
(4)  The manager sternly com­manded Govind to tell him what the old man had said.

44. I said to him, “Where have you lost the pen I brought for you yesterday?"
(1)  I asked him where he had lost the pen I had brought for him the day before.
(2)  I asked him where he had lost the pen 1 had brought for him the previous day.
(3)  I asked him where he had lost the pen 1 had brought for him the next day.
(4)  I asked him where he had lost the pen I brought for him the previous day.

45. She said to Rita, "Please help me
with my homework."
(1)  She requested Rita to help her in her homework.
(2)  Rita requested her to help her with her homework.
(3)  She requested Rita to help her with her homework.
(4)  She requested Rita to help her homework.

Answer Key:

21. (3)    22. (4)    23. (1)    24.(1)
25. (3)    26. (2)    27. (1)    28. (2)
29. (2)    30. (4)    31. (1)    32. (2)
33. (3)    34.(2)    35. (4)    36.(1)
37. (1)    38. (3)    39. (3)    40. (2)
41. (1)    42. (4)    43.(1)    44. (2)
45. (3) 






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