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English Language Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims - 2018

Directions (1-5): In each of the following Questions, a word is give in bold. Corresponding to each bold word three sentences are written using the word. The word may or may not be correctly used in the sentence. You have to choose the sentence(s) in which the usage of the word is correct.

Q1. TARNISH

(i) His fame is tarnished, however, by numerous deeds of tyranny and cruelty.
(ii) The Immortals won't tarnish to hurt you.
(iii) Their reddish-brown skin has been compared in hue to tarnished copper.
 Only (i)
 Only (ii)
 Only (iii)
 Both (i) and (iii)
 Both (ii) and (iii)

Q2. GATHER
(i) I need to gather the eggs.
(ii) The Immortal nodded and trotted away to gather more.
(iii) Katie gathered her clothes into a wool satchel and slung it over her shoulder.
 Only (i)
 Only (ii)
 Only (iii)
 Both (i) and (iii)
 All are correct

Q3. DEGRADE
(i) The scholar has an degrade of knowledge.
(ii) No one but ourselves can degrade us.
(iii) When materials finally degrade, resources are lost forever, so it is better to reuse them.
 Both (i) and (iii)
 Only (i)
 Both (ii) and (iii)
 Only (iii)
 All are Correct

Q4. PREVENT
(i) If you had been with them you couldn't have done anything to prevent the accident.
(ii) Fruit and vegetables grew in prevent on the island.
(iii) Wish you can benefit from our online sentence dictionary and make prevent day by day!
 Only (i)
 Only (ii)
 Both (ii) and (iii)
 Only (iii)
 All are Correct

Q5. ABUNDANT
(i) There is an abundant supply of cheap labour.
(ii) We have abundant proof of his guilt.
(iii) Birds concentrate where food is abundant.
 Only (i)
 Only (ii)
 Both (ii) and (iii)
 Only (iii)
 All are correct

Directions (6-15): 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.

Q6. When we were young we faced dog-days boldly like ....(6).... cubs. We had neither air-conditioners nor refrigerators. To ....(7).... the truth we did not have even a ceiling fan ....(8)..... our heads. We fought summer thirst with water from ....(9)..... pots. We spent our daytime playing under a pair of two huge makizham tree which stood in our ....(10)..... Their thick foliage turned the hot summer sun into the springtime full moon. They not only gave us ....(11)..... but also showered on our heads their tasty, orange-coloured, fragrant fruits. When it comes to shade, people talk highly about mango and neem trees. As far as I have experienced, the shade of a makizham tree is the ....(12)..... and the thickest. We used to wear during summer only half-trousers, ....(13).....the upper portion of our bodies also bare. Parents of many of my playmates never allowed their male children to wear shirts during summer. At 11 a.m. we would assemble under the makizham trees and start our games. We would play a game or two with tops and then take our ....(14)..... at the crude swing suspended from the tree branch. At noon we would retreat to the pumpset near our well to bathe in the cool water to our heart's ....(15).....

 lion
 cat
 dog
 horse
 buffalo

Q7.  When we were young we faced dog-days boldly like ....(6).... cubs. We had neither air-conditioners nor refrigerators. To ....(7).... the truth we did not have even a ceiling fan ....(8)..... our heads. We fought summer thirst with water from ....(9)..... pots. We spent our daytime playing under a pair of two huge makizham tree which stood in our ....(10)..... Their thick foliage turned the hot summer sun into the springtime full moon. They not only gave us ....(11)..... but also showered on our heads their tasty, orange-coloured, fragrant fruits. When it comes to shade, people talk highly about mango and neem trees. As far as I have experienced, the shade of a makizham tree is the ....(12)..... and the thickest. We used to wear during summer only half-trousers, ....(13).....the upper portion of our bodies also bare. Parents of many of my playmates never allowed their male children to wear shirts during summer. At 11 a.m. we would assemble under the makizham trees and start our games. We would play a game or two with tops and then take our ....(14)..... at the crude swing suspended from the tree branch. At noon we would retreat to the pumpset near our well to bathe in the cool water to our heart's ....(15).....
 telling
 tell
 told
 said
 saying

Q8. When we were young we faced dog-days boldly like ....(6).... cubs. We had neither air-conditioners nor refrigerators. To ....(7).... the truth we did not have even a ceiling fan ....(8)..... our heads. We fought summer thirst with water from ....(9)..... pots. We spent our daytime playing under a pair of two huge makizham tree which stood in our ....(10)..... Their thick foliage turned the hot summer sun into the springtime full moon. They not only gave us ....(11)..... but also showered on our heads their tasty, orange-coloured, fragrant fruits. When it comes to shade, people talk highly about mango and neem trees. As far as I have experienced, the shade of a makizham tree is the ....(12)..... and the thickest. We used to wear during summer only half-trousers, ....(13).....the upper portion of our bodies also bare. Parents of many of my playmates never allowed their male children to wear shirts during summer. At 11 a.m. we would assemble under the makizham trees and start our games. We would play a game or two with tops and then take our ....(14)..... at the crude swing suspended from the tree branch. At noon we would retreat to the pumpset near our well to bathe in the cool water to our heart's ....(15).....
 below
 beyond
 above
 down
 upon

Q9. When we were young we faced dog-days boldly like ....(6).... cubs. We had neither air-conditioners nor refrigerators. To ....(7).... the truth we did not have even a ceiling fan ....(8)..... our heads. We fought summer thirst with water from ....(9)..... pots. We spent our daytime playing under a pair of two huge makizham tree which stood in our ....(10)..... Their thick foliage turned the hot summer sun into the springtime full moon. They not only gave us ....(11)..... but also showered on our heads their tasty, orange-coloured, fragrant fruits. When it comes to shade, people talk highly about mango and neem trees. As far as I have experienced, the shade of a makizham tree is the ....(12)..... and the thickest. We used to wear during summer only half-trousers, ....(13).....the upper portion of our bodies also bare. Parents of many of my playmates never allowed their male children to wear shirts during summer. At 11 a.m. we would assemble under the makizham trees and start our games. We would play a game or two with tops and then take our ....(14)..... at the crude swing suspended from the tree branch. At noon we would retreat to the pumpset near our well to bathe in the cool water to our heart's ....(15).....
 bigger
 cut
 velvet
 earthen
 rising

Q10. When we were young we faced dog-days boldly like ....(6).... cubs. We had neither air-conditioners nor refrigerators. To ....(7).... the truth we did not have even a ceiling fan ....(8)..... our heads. We fought summer thirst with water from ....(9)..... pots. We spent our daytime playing under a pair of two huge makizham tree which stood in our ....(10)..... Their thick foliage turned the hot summer sun into the springtime full moon. They not only gave us ....(11)..... but also showered on our heads their tasty, orange-coloured, fragrant fruits. When it comes to shade, people talk highly about mango and neem trees. As far as I have experienced, the shade of a makizham tree is the ....(12)..... and the thickest. We used to wear during summer only half-trousers, ....(13).....the upper portion of our bodies also bare. Parents of many of my playmates never allowed their male children to wear shirts during summer. At 11 a.m. we would assemble under the makizham trees and start our games. We would play a game or two with tops and then take our ....(14)..... at the crude swing suspended from the tree branch. At noon we would retreat to the pumpset near our well to bathe in the cool water to our heart's ....(15).....
 hands
 bathroom
 backyard
 pool
 None of the Above

Q11. When we were young we faced dog-days boldly like ....(6).... cubs. We had neither air-conditioners nor refrigerators. To ....(7).... the truth we did not have even a ceiling fan ....(8)..... our heads. We fought summer thirst with water from ....(9)..... pots. We spent our daytime playing under a pair of two huge makizham tree which stood in our ....(10)..... Their thick foliage turned the hot summer sun into the springtime full moon. They not only gave us ....(11)..... but also showered on our heads their tasty, orange-coloured, fragrant fruits. When it comes to shade, people talk highly about mango and neem trees. As far as I have experienced, the shade of a makizham tree is the ....(12)..... and the thickest. We used to wear during summer only half-trousers, ....(13).....the upper portion of our bodies also bare. Parents of many of my playmates never allowed their male children to wear shirts during summer. At 11 a.m. we would assemble under the makizham trees and start our games. We would play a game or two with tops and then take our ....(14)..... at the crude swing suspended from the tree branch. At noon we would retreat to the pumpset near our well to bathe in the cool water to our heart's ....(15).....
 money
 helping
 cold
 worth
 shade

Q12.  When we were young we faced dog-days boldly like ....(6).... cubs. We had neither air-conditioners nor refrigerators. To ....(7).... the truth we did not have even a ceiling fan ....(8)..... our heads. We fought summer thirst with water from ....(9)..... pots. We spent our daytime playing under a pair of two huge makizham tree which stood in our ....(10)..... Their thick foliage turned the hot summer sun into the springtime full moon. They not only gave us ....(11)..... but also showered on our heads their tasty, orange-coloured, fragrant fruits. When it comes to shade, people talk highly about mango and neem trees. As far as I have experienced, the shade of a makizham tree is the ....(12)..... and the thickest. We used to wear during summer only half-trousers, ....(13).....the upper portion of our bodies also bare. Parents of many of my playmates never allowed their male children to wear shirts during summer. At 11 a.m. we would assemble under the makizham trees and start our games. We would play a game or two with tops and then take our ....(14)..... at the crude swing suspended from the tree branch. At noon we would retreat to the pumpset near our well to bathe in the cool water to our heart's ....(15).....
 coolest
 hottest
 fastest
 rare
 worst

Q13. When we were young we faced dog-days boldly like ....(6).... cubs. We had neither air-conditioners nor refrigerators. To ....(7).... the truth we did not have even a ceiling fan ....(8)..... our heads. We fought summer thirst with water from ....(9)..... pots. We spent our daytime playing under a pair of two huge makizham tree which stood in our ....(10)..... Their thick foliage turned the hot summer sun into the springtime full moon. They not only gave us ....(11)..... but also showered on our heads their tasty, orange-coloured, fragrant fruits. When it comes to shade, people talk highly about mango and neem trees. As far as I have experienced, the shade of a makizham tree is the ....(12)..... and the thickest. We used to wear during summer only half-trousers, ....(13).....the upper portion of our bodies also bare. Parents of many of my playmates never allowed their male children to wear shirts during summer. At 11 a.m. we would assemble under the makizham trees and start our games. We would play a game or two with tops and then take our ....(14)..... at the crude swing suspended from the tree branch. At noon we would retreat to the pumpset near our well to bathe in the cool water to our heart's ....(15).....
 driving
 make
 keep
 dried
 leaving

Q14.  When we were young we faced dog-days boldly like ....(6).... cubs. We had neither air-conditioners nor refrigerators. To ....(7).... the truth we did not have even a ceiling fan ....(8)..... our heads. We fought summer thirst with water from ....(9)..... pots. We spent our daytime playing under a pair of two huge makizham tree which stood in our ....(10)..... Their thick foliage turned the hot summer sun into the springtime full moon. They not only gave us ....(11)..... but also showered on our heads their tasty, orange-coloured, fragrant fruits. When it comes to shade, people talk highly about mango and neem trees. As far as I have experienced, the shade of a makizham tree is the ....(12)..... and the thickest. We used to wear during summer only half-trousers, ....(13).....the upper portion of our bodies also bare. Parents of many of my playmates never allowed their male children to wear shirts during summer. At 11 a.m. we would assemble under the makizham trees and start our games. We would play a game or two with tops and then take our ....(14)..... at the crude swing suspended from the tree branch. At noon we would retreat to the pumpset near our well to bathe in the cool water to our heart's ....(15).....
 part
 turns
 wish
 priority
 profit

Q15. When we were young we faced dog-days boldly like ....(6).... cubs. We had neither air-conditioners nor refrigerators. To ....(7).... the truth we did not have even a ceiling fan ....(8)..... our heads. We fought summer thirst with water from ....(9)..... pots. We spent our daytime playing under a pair of two huge makizham tree which stood in our ....(10)..... Their thick foliage turned the hot summer sun into the springtime full moon. They not only gave us ....(11)..... but also showered on our heads their tasty, orange-coloured, fragrant fruits. When it comes to shade, people talk highly about mango and neem trees. As far as I have experienced, the shade of a makizham tree is the ....(12)..... and the thickest. We used to wear during summer only half-trousers, ....(13).....the upper portion of our bodies also bare. Parents of many of my playmates never allowed their male children to wear shirts during summer. At 11 a.m. we would assemble under the makizham trees and start our games. We would play a game or two with tops and then take our ....(14)..... at the crude swing suspended from the tree branch. At noon we would retreat to the pumpset near our well to bathe in the cool water to our heart's ....(15).....
 desirous
 ability
 mischief
 content
 Both (a) and (d)










SOLUTIONS

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

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