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English Quiz for IBPS PO Prelims: 2018

Directions (1-5): In each of the questions given below an incomplete sentence which must be filled/completed with one of the sentences given below .i.e. one of the sentences can be fit into the given blanks. Choose the correct option and complete the given sentences.

Q1. _____________, the Bench observed that it may transfer all similar matters pending in the high court to itself and may even stay the verdict, but would not like to interfere with the release of Mr. Singal from custody.
 During the agenda
 During the process
 During the hearing
 During the memorandum
 During the procession

Q2. Indian women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj said the forthcoming limited-over series in Sri Lanka is significant as her team looks to get _______________.
 as many matches as possible
 as much hurry as possible
 as much delay as possible
 as many ranking points as possible
 as many efforts as possible

Q3. The Blue captain _______________ patience and concentration to blunt the Green attack in the first session.
 showed complete
 displayed immense
 pretended ultimate
 made applicable
 spread around

Q4. The researchers also emphasised that billions of people currently living with nutritional deficiencies would likely see their conditions worsen _________________.
 as a result of less nutritious crops
 as a result of good nutritious crops
 as an outcome of good quality of soil present there
 as a mark up of good irrigation conditions
 as a reward of lots of efforts

Q5. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, a mysterious stage of sleep in which animals dream, is known ________________ in maintaining a healthy mental and physical life, but the molecular mechanisms behind this state are barely understood.
 to be significant to
 to allow
 to make up
 can't help
 to play an important role

Directions (6-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are to be filled with the options given below. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering the meaning of the statement.

Human rights activists, particularly those __(6)__ in conflict-prone areas, have been harassed and even arrested on the suspicion of being in __(7)__ with extremists. While action against them routinely makes the headlines, the __(8)__ truth is that successful prosecutions are rare. Charges such as sedition, waging war against the government and promoting disaffection against the state rarely end in conviction. One reason for the failure is that prosecuting agencies typically believe in guilt by association; they confuse __(9)__ with incitement and compassion with collaboration. Also, cases are often filed with utter disregard for the principle that charges such as ‘unlawful activities’ and ‘terrorist acts’ should not be __(10)__ in the absence of actual acts of violence or incitement to violence; mere verbal expression of support cannot and should not be the basis for arrest.

Q6.
 residing
 working
 staying
 roaming
 moving

Q7.
 arrangement
 line
 queue
 league
 stature

Q8.
 ultimate
 bold
 myth
 white
 bald

Q9.
 sympathy
 empathy
 apathy
 intuition
 intent

Q10.
 revoked
 invoked
 rebuked
 attenuated
 accelerated

Direction (11-15): Which of the following phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (e) i.e., “No correction required” as the answer.

Q11. If these reports are fact correct, then anyone can come to a conclusion that just to divert the attention from those particular incidents and those involved in it, unnecessary importance is given to these people who are activists.
 are similarly correct
 are factually correct
 are the facts of correct
 are corrected facts
 No correction required

Q12. Like Sita, Anita is the centre of the universe she crafts, introducing her audiences — through an intersection of simple but significant props, unstitched cloth and costume — to the simpler and complexity of these characters.
 simply and complexed
 simple and complexion
 simplification and complexion
 simplicity and complexity
 No correction required

Q13. In one of the conferences I convened titled ‘Epic Women,’ I felt an impending desire to allow our women the opportunity to reveal their stories.
 I explored titled
 I stated title
 I remarked title
 I maintain titled
 No correction required

Q14. Vasudevan says her body is multilingual in Indian roots, although Tamil is the language she is most at home in.
 multilingual with Indian roots
 multilingual in Indian roots
 multilingual to Indian roots
 multilingual of Indian roots
 No correction required

Q15. The rupee hitting a new record low of 70.82 against the dollar and surging global crude oil prices too dampened trading sentiments, brokers said.
 hit a new record
 hits a new recording
 hitted a new recording
 hits off new record
 No correction required










SOLUTIONS

1.C
2.D
3.D
4.A
5.E
6.B
7.D
8.E
9.B
10.B
11.B
12.D
13.E
14.A
15.E

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