English Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015 - Set 11

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Directions (Q. 1-5): The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denoted by A, B, C, D, E and F as answer choices and from the six choices you have to pick two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningful complete.

1. ________ the Washington Post corrected the story to say that the comments on the article first appeared in Caravan.
(A) Subsequently (B) Previously (C) Later
(D) When (E) After (F) Now
1) (A) and (F)
2) (A) and (C)
3) (B) and (C)
4) (E) and (F)
5) (B) and (D)

2. In a statement, the anti-corruption ________ reiterated its demand for investigation by a three-judge Special Investigation Team.
(A) party (B) wing (C) leader (D) outfit (E) people (F) brigade
1) (A) and (B)
2) (A) and (E)
3) (C) and (F)
4) (B) and (D)
5) (B) and (E)

3. A woman officer was ________ by a large mob of Congress workers in Bhubaneswar.
(A) felicitated (B) garlanded (C) assaulted
(D) honoured (E) attacked (F) demoralised
1) (B) and (C)
2) (A) and (E)
3) (C) and (E)
4) (D) and (F)
5) (A) and (D)

4. The Supreme Court ________ the Gujarat government for adopting an “adversarial attitude” in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.
(A) appraised (B) slammed (C) despised
(D) criticised (E) warned (F) appreciated
1) (A) and (B)
2) (B) and (F)
3) (E) and (F)
4) (D) and (F)
5) (B) and (D)

5. Plans of restricting cyberspace by censoring contents that are ________ and defamatory by government standards is debatable.
(A) decent (B) obscene (C) obscure
(D) nebulous (E) vulgar (F) obsolete
1) (A) and (B)
2) (B) and (E)
3) (C) and (E)
4) (D) and (F)
5) (D) and (E)

Directions (Q. 6-10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

6. 1) A truly great artist seeks creative expression / 2) when he is overwhelmed from / 3) the spontaneous overflow /4) of feelings. / 5) No error

Solutions - Replace ‘from’ with ‘by’  

7. 1) Beethoven, the greatest music wizard, / 2) suffered from serious aural handicaps / 3) but it did not stop from / 4) composing the most beautiful music ever written. / 5) No error

Solutions - add ‘him’ after ‘stop’ 

8. 1) Everyone likes to work under perfect / 2) conditions but if that cannot be created then / 3) one should learn to adapt and adjust / 4) with ease to ensure that the work is not affected. / 5) No error

Solutions - Replace ‘that’ with ‘those’ 

9. 1) If we want to acquire experience / 2) we have to learn to swim ourselves / 3) instead just collecting pearls of wisdom / 4) through reading books. / 5) No error

Solutions - Add ‘of’ after ‘instead’ 

10. 1) There is a pleasure unique in itself / 2) in being an architect of one’s destiny, 3) / which a life of / 4) servitude can never promise. / 5) No error

Solutions - Add ‘own’ after ‘one's 


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