The Twisted Ones: English

Dear BA'ians,

This is a new initiative by BA for all of you. As you can guess from the name itself 
'THE TWISTED ONES', these are basically a series of questions that will cover a few complicated and tricky questions, based on the pattern of IBPS PO exam. This will not only give you an exposure to different kind of questions, but will also increase your confidence level if at all you happen to encounter such questions during the exams. So work them out and climb up the ladder to success.

Directions (1-5): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) or (d) given below each sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and ‘No correction is required’, mark (e) as the answer.

1. A freezing morning accompanied by a dense cover of fog set the toning for the coming weekend.
(a) keeping tone
(b) started the toning
(c) kept the tone
(d) set the tone
(e) No correction required
2. The jail is in the news again with the finding of a pistol and some bullets.
(a) to finding
(b) with find
(c) finding
(d) one found
(e) No correction required

3. The space-crunched city throws up several stories of struggle that schools have had put up with to win playground for their students.
(a) have had to put up to 
(b) had put up on
(c) have had to put up with
(d) had to put up to 
(e) No correction required

4. Emotions rang high as both families were taken to the police station last night.
(a) Emotions went higher
(b) Emotion become high
(c) Emotionally high
(d) Emotions ran high
(e) No correction required

5. Work at all the court complexes was paralysed as lawyers went on a day-long strike as a mark of protest.
(a) for a one day strike 
(b) for a strike
(c) on a day’s long strike
(d) on a day-long striking 
(e) No correction required

Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following five sentences A, B, C, D and E in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answers the questions given below them.
A. The policy makers in most of the developing economies recognize this importance and have been implementing a host of programmes and measures to achieve rural development objectives.
B. While some of these countries have achieved impressive results from those programmes and measures, others have failed to make a significant dent in the problem of persistent rural under development.
C. The socio–economic disparities between rural and urban areas are widening and creating tremendous pressure on the social and economic fabric of many such developing economies.
D. These factors, among many other, tend to highlight the importance of rural development.
E. Although millions of rural people have escaped poverty as a result of rural development in many Asian countries, a large majority of rural people continue to suffer from persistent poverty.

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

7. Which of the following should be the LAST (FIFTH) sentence after rearrangement?
(a) A 
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

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

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

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

Directions (11-15): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

11. Forest department officials said that when the elephants were made to…………..from their trucks they went straight to the spot where they had been …………..during the camp.
(a) jump, killed
(b) alight, tied
(c) enter, hurt
(d) step, played
(e) exit, enjoyed

12. Excise official seized pouches of whisky…………..a bus travelling…………..Maharashtra.
(a) from, to 
(b) in, for
(c) for, towards
(d) inside, on
(e) through, till

13. Organisations…………..for the victims…………..the inhuman and unjust attitude of the government.
(a) fighting, applauded 
(b) lobbying, supported
(c) working, condemned
(d) stand, opposed
(e) trying, spoke

14. A collision between two buses…………..six people dead, …………..the driver of one of the buses.
(a) made, also
(b) left, including
(c) caused, combined
(d) resulted, except
(e) got, surpassing

15. The court…………..revenue authorities and PCB officials to …………..teams and visit pharma units.
(a) directed, form
(b) announced, arrange
(c) commanded display
(d) ruled, make
(e) told, carve

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