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English Language Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims - 2018

(i) The young prince became king after his older brother decided to abdicate the throne.
(ii) Of course, it is easier to abdicate your responsibilities than to be a good citizen.
(iii) Giving the dog a treat is a way to abdicate his obedience.
 Only (i)
 Only (iii)
 Only (ii)
 Both (i) and (ii)
 None of these

(i) Many states have passed repeat offender laws to show criminals they do not abet repeated cases of the same offense.
(ii) Daniel’s tendency to abet his wife left her embarrassed and thinking about divorce.
(iii) The racist political candidate supports abet of visas to citizens with Muslim backgrounds.
 Only (ii)
 Only (i)
 Both (ii) and (iii)
 All (i), (ii) and (iii)
 None of the above

(i) Because we set sail in unfavorable conditions, it stormed most of our trip.
(ii) Even though the odds are unfavorable, I like to bid on the horse that rarely wins.
(iii) Unfavorable market conditions make it much harder to buy a house right now.
 All (i), (ii) and (iii)
 Only (iii)
 Only (ii) and (iii)
 Only (i) and either (ii) or (iii)
 None of the above

(i) The Goths showed themselves not absolutely ruthless conquerors.
(ii) Elise had been ruthless enough to help her.
(iii) The way they secure their positions is through the ruthless application of violence.
 Only (ii)
 Only (i)
 Only (i) and (iii)
 None of the above
 Only (iii)

(i) Since Mary never wears shoes, it was inevitable that she would get a piece of glass in her foot.
(ii) When the misbehaving twins get together, trouble is inevitable and bound to happen.
(iii) At school, it is inevitable that a healthy child will give a cold to a sick child.
 Only (i) and (iii)
 Only (ii) and (iii)
 None of the above
 All (i), (ii) and (iii)
 Only (i) and (ii)

Directions (6-10): In each of the questions given below, a sentence is given with a phrase/ part of the sentence put in BOLD. Five options follow each sentence, suggesting an improvement for the BOLD part to make a meaningful and correct sentence. Choose the best improvement from these and if the sentence is correct as it is, mark “No Improvement Required” as your answer.

Q6. The attorney insisted on uniform of office files so that they all were set-up the same and he could find what he was looking for.

 to uniformity of office files
 in uniformity off office files
 on uniformity in office files
 on uniformity of office files
 No Improvement Required

Q7. John’s aberrant behavior is gone to get him in a lot of trouble one of these days.
 is going to get him
 is gone to get his
 is going too get him
 is going to get his
 No Improvement Required

Q8. A hotel cannot be reserved on the company website without a credit card to retain the booking.
 without an credit card to
 without a credit card for
 without a credit cards to
 without an credit cards to
 No Improvement Required

Q9. Although the victim fails to report the crime in a timely manner, there was still enough evidence to prove than an assault occurred.
 the victim fail to
 the victim failed too
 the victim had fail to
 the victim failed to
 No Improvement Required

Q10. There are many online check offers that are not legitimate and could end up cost you money.
 can ended up cost
 could end up costing
 could end in costing
 can end in costing
 No Improvement Required

Directions (11-15): In each of the questions given below a/an idiom/phrase is given in bold in a sentence which is then followed by five options which then tries to decipher its meaning as used in the sentence. Choose the option which gives the meaning of the phrase most appropriately in context of the given sentence.

Q11. Someone else is talking about how a difficult customer has kept him running round in circles.

 To make adjustments
 To praise someone for your own benefit.
 To run in circles
 To keep doing or talking about the same thing without achieving anything.
 None of the above

Q12. It's time to rise and shine sweetheart.
 Act lively and do well
 To cry over pity issues
 To take advantage of an opportunity
 To win
 None of the above

Q13. There was something I needed to do today but it totally slipped my mind.
 To not secure good marks in an exam
 To be punctual
 To forget something that you had to do
 To uncover a mystery
 None of the above

Q14. I can tell you are upset. It's written all over your face.
 Used to tell someone that their face expression is giving a message
 To be happy
 To show kindness to someone
 To wash face before sleeping at night
 None of the above

Q15. Why do you do everything differently? You should just go with the flow.
 To go against the common way of doing things.
 To not take work seriously.
 To wake up late in the morning.
 To not go against the common way of doing things.
 None of the above



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