IBPS Clerk: English Quiz

Directions (1-5): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the  questions given below them.
(A) To address these issues Indian corporates are increasingly turning eco-friendly.
(B) At present however there are only a dozen green buildings in the private sector.
(C) However though an eco-friendly building may cost more upfront however it is cost effective because of lower operating costs in the long run.
(D) Today there is growing concern about global warming, energy and water crises.
(E) The reason is the construction cost of an eco-friendly building is 15% to 20% more than putting up a conventional building.
(F) Planting tree, using energy saving lighting systems and constructing eco-friendly green buildings are some of the measures they are taking.
1. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

2. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) C
(3) D
(4) E
(5) F

3. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
(1) B
(2) D
(3) C
(4) E
(5) F

4. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
(1) C
(2) D
(3) E
(4) F
(5) A

5. Which of the following will be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
(1) B
(2) C
(3) D
(4) E
(5) F

Directions (6-12): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

With the U.S. military tied down on two fronts and the rest of the world growing ___(6)____   to American power, the challenges for Rice are as____(7)____as they have been for any secretary of State in the past three decades. After six years of tussling with others on Bush’s national-security team, Rice has seen off her rivals and   ____(8)_____as the principal spokesperson for Bush’s foreign_____(9)_____. Her reward has been to______(10)______ responsibility for selling a failed policy in Iraq and framing a legacy for Bush at a time when few in the world are in the mood to help her.

(1) resistant
(2) subservient
(3) immune
(4) cordial
(5) indifference

(1) obvious
(2) trivial
(3) superfluous
(4) daunting
(5) rewarding

(1) renamed
(2) emerged
(3) appointed 
(4) entrusted
(5) visited

(1) aid
(2) recognition
(3) policy
(4) acceptability
(5) minister

(1) shirk
(2) avoid
(3) transfer
(4) visualize
(5) inherit


1. 4
2. 1
3. 5
4. 3
5. 2
6. 1
7. 4
8. 3
9. 2
10. 5

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