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English Language Quiz (Cloze Test) for IBPS Clerk Prelims

Directions (1-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 1 to 10. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning. If none of the words given in options fits in, mark ‘None of these’ as your answer choice.

Q1. Once, Buddha was walking from one town to ___1___ town with a few of his followers. While they were travelling, they happened to ___2___ by a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Please get me some water from that lake ___3___”. The disciple walked up to the lake. When he ___4___ it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started ___5___ the lake right at the edge of it. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The ___6___ thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?!” So he ___7___ back and told the Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink”. So, the Buddha said, let us take a ___8___ rest here by the tree. After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple ___9___ went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it ___10___ fit to be had.

 Second
 Home
 Roadside
 Another
 His

Q2. Once, Buddha was walking from one town to ___1___ town with a few of his followers. While they were travelling, they happened to ___2___ by a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Please get me some water from that lake ___3___”. The disciple walked up to the lake. When he ___4___ it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started ___5___ the lake right at the edge of it. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The ___6___ thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?!” So he ___7___ back and told the Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink”. So, the Buddha said, let us take a ___8___ rest here by the tree. After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple ___9___ went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it ___10___ fit to be had.
 Realise
 Rest
 Pass
 Stop
 None of these

Q3. Once, Buddha was walking from one town to ___1___ town with a few of his followers. While they were travelling, they happened to ___2___ by a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Please get me some water from that lake ___3___”. The disciple walked up to the lake. When he ___4___ it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started ___5___ the lake right at the edge of it. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The ___6___ thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?!” So he ___7___ back and told the Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink”. So, the Buddha said, let us take a ___8___ rest here by the tree. After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple ___9___ went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it ___10___ fit to be had.
 Water
 There
 Please
 Instead
 None of these

Q4. Once, Buddha was walking from one town to ___1___ town with a few of his followers. While they were travelling, they happened to ___2___ by a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Please get me some water from that lake ___3___”. The disciple walked up to the lake. When he ___4___ it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started ___5___ the lake right at the edge of it. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The ___6___ thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?!” So he ___7___ back and told the Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink”. So, the Buddha said, let us take a ___8___ rest here by the tree. After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple ___9___ went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it ___10___ fit to be had.
 Reached
 Got
 Find
 Drank
 See

Q5. Once, Buddha was walking from one town to ___1___ town with a few of his followers. While they were travelling, they happened to ___2___ by a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Please get me some water from that lake ___3___”. The disciple walked up to the lake. When he ___4___ it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started ___5___ the lake right at the edge of it. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The ___6___ thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?!” So he ___7___ back and told the Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink”. So, the Buddha said, let us take a ___8___ rest here by the tree. After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple ___9___ went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it ___10___ fit to be had.
 At
 Crossing
 Through
 As
 None of these

Q6. Once, Buddha was walking from one town to ___1___ town with a few of his followers. While they were travelling, they happened to ___2___ by a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Please get me some water from that lake ___3___”. The disciple walked up to the lake. When he ___4___ it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started ___5___ the lake right at the edge of it. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The ___6___ thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?!” So he ___7___ back and told the Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink”. So, the Buddha said, let us take a ___8___ rest here by the tree. After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple ___9___ went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it ___10___ fit to be had.
 Buddha
 Farmer
 People
 Disciple
 Cart

Q7. Once, Buddha was walking from one town to ___1___ town with a few of his followers. While they were travelling, they happened to ___2___ by a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Please get me some water from that lake ___3___”. The disciple walked up to the lake. When he ___4___ it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started ___5___ the lake right at the edge of it. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The ___6___ thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?!” So he ___7___ back and told the Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink”. So, the Buddha said, let us take a ___8___ rest here by the tree. After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple ___9___ went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it ___10___ fit to be had.
 Comes
 Return
 Head
 Came
 None of these

Q8. Once, Buddha was walking from one town to ___1___ town with a few of his followers. While they were travelling, they happened to ___2___ by a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Please get me some water from that lake ___3___”. The disciple walked up to the lake. When he ___4___ it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started ___5___ the lake right at the edge of it. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The ___6___ thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?!” So he ___7___ back and told the Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink”. So, the Buddha said, let us take a ___8___ rest here by the tree. After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple ___9___ went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it ___10___ fit to be had.
 Some
 Handful
 Little
 Few
 None of these

Q9. Once, Buddha was walking from one town to ___1___ town with a few of his followers. While they were travelling, they happened to ___2___ by a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Please get me some water from that lake ___3___”. The disciple walked up to the lake. When he ___4___ it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started ___5___ the lake right at the edge of it. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The ___6___ thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?!” So he ___7___ back and told the Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink”. So, the Buddha said, let us take a ___8___ rest here by the tree. After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple ___9___ went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it ___10___ fit to be had.
 Reading
 Obvious
 Offered
 Obediently
 Had

Q10. Once, Buddha was walking from one town to ___1___ town with a few of his followers. While they were travelling, they happened to ___2___ by a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Please get me some water from that lake ___3___”. The disciple walked up to the lake. When he ___4___ it, he noticed that some people were washing clothes in the water and, right at that moment, a bullock cart started ___5___ the lake right at the edge of it. As a result, the water became very muddy, very turbid. The ___6___ thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?!” So he ___7___ back and told the Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink”. So, the Buddha said, let us take a ___8___ rest here by the tree. After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake and get him some water to drink. The disciple ___9___ went back to the lake. This time he found that the lake had absolutely clear water in it. The mud had settled down and the water above it ___10___ fit to be had.
 Looked
 Appears
 Sounded
 Is
 None of these

Directions (11-15): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 11 to 15. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning. . If none of the words given in options fits in, mark ‘None of these’ as your answer choice.


Q11. There is no liquidity crisis in the NBFC sector right now, ___11___ to SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar. Mr. Kumar’s comments ___12___ at a time when the government and the RBI are in disagreement over the liquidity ___13___ of NBFCs. NABARD chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala also sought to downplay the liquidity issue, saying that it had improved ___14___ since the IL&FS crisis. Mr. Bhanwala said that he did not ___15___ that the contagion from the IL&FS crisis was spreading.

 As
 Per
 According
 Said
 Says

Q12. There is no liquidity crisis in the NBFC sector right now, ___11___ to SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar. Mr. Kumar’s comments ___12___ at a time when the government and the RBI are in disagreement over the liquidity ___13___ of NBFCs. NABARD chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala also sought to downplay the liquidity issue, saying that it had improved ___14___ since the IL&FS crisis. Mr. Bhanwala said that he did not ___15___ that the contagion from the IL&FS crisis was spreading.
 Are
 Come
 Relevant
 Published
 Offered

Q13. There is no liquidity crisis in the NBFC sector right now, ___11___ to SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar. Mr. Kumar’s comments ___12___ at a time when the government and the RBI are in disagreement over the liquidity ___13___ of NBFCs. NABARD chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala also sought to downplay the liquidity issue, saying that it had improved ___14___ since the IL&FS crisis. Mr. Bhanwala said that he did not ___15___ that the contagion from the IL&FS crisis was spreading.
 Price
 Story
 Situation
 Standoff
 None of these

Q14. There is no liquidity crisis in the NBFC sector right now, ___11___ to SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar. Mr. Kumar’s comments ___12___ at a time when the government and the RBI are in disagreement over the liquidity ___13___ of NBFCs. NABARD chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala also sought to downplay the liquidity issue, saying that it had improved ___14___ since the IL&FS crisis. Mr. Bhanwala said that he did not ___15___ that the contagion from the IL&FS crisis was spreading.
 From
 Significantly
 Also
 Drastic
 None of these

Q15. There is no liquidity crisis in the NBFC sector right now, ___11___ to SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar. Mr. Kumar’s comments ___12___ at a time when the government and the RBI are in disagreement over the liquidity ___13___ of NBFCs. NABARD chairman Harsh Kumar Bhanwala also sought to downplay the liquidity issue, saying that it had improved ___14___ since the IL&FS crisis. Mr. Bhanwala said that he did not ___15___ that the contagion from the IL&FS crisis was spreading.
 Feel
 Thought
 Saw
 Expected
 Sought










SOLUTIONS

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

5 Banking and SSC : English Language Quiz (Cloze Test) for IBPS Clerk Prelims Directions (1-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 1 to 10. They are to be filled with the options give...

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