IBPS PO Mains: English Quiz


Directions (1-5): Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow:
A. To avoid this, the QWERTY layout put the keys most likely to be hit in rapid succession on
opposite sides. This made the keyboard slow the story goes, but that was the idea.

B. A different layout, which had been patented by August Dvorak in 1936, was shown to be much
faster.

C. The QWERTY design (patented by Christopher Sholes in 1868 and sold to Remington in 1873)
aimed to solve a mechanical problem of early typewriters.

D. Yet the Dvorak layout has never been widely adopted, even though (with electric typewriters
and then PCs) the anti-jamming rational for QWERTY has been defunct for years.

E. When certain combinations of keys were struck quickly, the type bars often jammed.

1. Which of the following sentences should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

2.Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) D
(d) E
(e) c

3.Which of the following sentences should be the THIRD after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

4. Which of the following sentence would be the FOURth rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D 
(e) E

5.Which of the following sentences should be the FIFTH (Last) after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) C
(c) D
(d) E
(e) B


Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow:

A. The celebrations of economic recovery in Washington may be as premature as that
‘Mission Accomplished’ banner hung on the USS Abraham Lincoln to hail the end of the Iraq war.

B. Meanwhile, in the real world, the struggles of families and communities continue unabated.

C. Washington responded to the favourable turn in economic news with enthusiasm.

D. The celebrations and high-fives up and down Pennsylvania Avenue are not to be found beyond
the Beltway.

E. When the third quarter GDP showed growth of 7.2% and the monthly unemployment rate dipped
to six per cent euphoria gripped the US capital.

(6) Which of the following sentences should be the THIRD after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

(7) Which of the following sentences should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) B
(c) D
(d) A
(e) E

(8) Which of the following sentences should be the FIFTH after rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) E
(c) A
(d) D
(e) B

(9) Which of the following sentences should be the FOURTH after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) C
(c) B
(d) E
(e) D

(10) Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
(a) A
(b) D
(c) B
(d) C
(e) E


Answers:
1. c (CEABD)
2. d
3. a
4. b
5. c
6. b (ECBDA)
7. e
8. c
9. e

10.d

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