ENGLISH QUIZ BASED ON NEW PATTERN FOR IBPS PO AND OTHER EXAMS

Directions (1-5): In each of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is in BOLD. Beneath each sentence, five different ways of phrasing the BOLD part are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the five.

Q1. Partnership, he said, was a “two-way street”, adding of Karzai, “We have to listen and learn. But he’s got to listen to us as well”.
(a) “two-way street,” adding of Karzai: “We have to listen and learn. But he’s got to listen to us, as well”.
(b) “two-way street”; adding of Karzai: “We have to listen and learn – but he’s got to listen to us as well”.
(c) “two-way street,” adding of Karzai; “We have to listen and learn; but he’s got to listen to us as well.”
(d) “two-way street”, adding of Karzai, “We have to listen and learn. But he’s got to listen to us, as well”.
(e) None of these

Q2. There has been heightened concern among India’s civil society about the threats for the environment caused by the pressures of development and industrialisation.
(a) within the civil society of India about the threats to the environment
(b) within India’s civil society about the threats to the environment
(c) among India’s civil society about the threats to the environment
(d) for India’s civil society about the threats to the environment
(e) None of these

Q3. Unable to cope up with the losses, 1.5 lakh workers were laid off by the private sector.
(a) Unable to cope up with the losses, the private sector lay off 1.5 lakh workers.
(b) Unable to cope with the losses, 1.5 lakh private sector workers were laid off.
(c) Unable to cope with the losses, the private sector laid off 1.5 lakh workers.
(d) Unable to cope with the losses, the private sector had lain off 1.5 lakh workers.
(e) None of these

Q4. Dasara is now celebrated across Karnataka as a State festival with an exquisitely unique blend of the religious and the secular.
(a) festival with an exquisitely unique blend of religions and secularism.
(b) festival with an exquisite blend of unique religions and secularism.
(c) festival with an unique blend of religious and the secular.
(d) festival with a unique blend of the religious and the secular.
(e) None of these

Q5. If I was you, then I would not do that.
(a) If I were you, I would not do that.
(b) If I were you, then I would not have done that.
(c) If I was you, then I would not do that.
(d) If I had been you, I would not have done that.
(e) None of these

Directions (6-15): In each of the following questions, there are four sentences or parts of sentences that form a paragraph. Identify the sentence(s) or part(s) of sentence(s) that is/are correct in terms of grammar and usage (including spelling, punctuation, and logical consistency). Then, choose the most appropriate option.

Q6. A. Sometimes, we think we are only the people with problems.
B. Our problems override other considerations; we can’t think beyond our own vexations.
C. When we see a small dampness on our wall we scurry to get them repaired and corrected,
D. but we don’t think of people whose homes have been washed away by the rage of the rain gods.
(a) A and B
(b) B and D
(c) C only
(d) C and D
(e) A, B AND C

Q7. A. Chen Jianping repeated again on twitter something her fiancé said
B. about anti-Japan protests getting violent, and added, “Charge, angry youth!”
C. For this she was sentenced one year in a labor camp.
D. Twitter is banned in China, but its easy to use blocked sites with simple internet tricks.
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) C only
(d) B and D
(e) A, B AND C

Q8. A. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is gyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean.
B. The patch extends over a very wide area, with estimates ranging from area
C. the size of the state of Texas to one larger as the continental United States;
D. however, the exact size is unknown.
(a) A and D
(b) B and C
(c) C only
(d) D only
(e) A only

Q9. A. At media agency Mindshare’s Mumbai office
B. sit a team of ninety-three individuals
C. Who’s only focus is the consumer giant Hindustan Unilever.
D. In fact, this unit occupies an area the size of most mid-sized agency’s in this country.
(a) A only
(b) A and C
(c) A and D
(d) B and C
(e) C only

Q10. A. One of the classroom exercise I conduct with my Persuasive Communication students
B. at IIMA is taken from Kurukshetra war.
C. I ask a student to be Kunti, other to be Karna.
D. Kunti has to persuade Karna to leave Duryodhana and join the Pandavas.
(a) A only
(b) A and B
(c) C and D
(d) D only
(e) C only

Q11. A. The debasement of currencies, particularly US dollar, has given gold,
B. perceived a monetary unit, a leg up with the metal slated to record it’s tenth annual gain,
C. the longest since 1920’s. With the US Federal Reserve set to pump $600 billion
D. through purchase of debt, more money is expected to chase commodities such as gold.
(a) A and D
(b) A and C
(c) C and D
(d) D only
(e) C only

Q12. A. Three years have passed since Dr. Ira Kalish, global research head, Deloitte, visited India.
B. But the changes in modern trade are all too apparent to Kalish.
C. There has been well-publicised expansions and scale backs.
D. Some have taken a fall, and others picked pace.
(a) A and B
(b) B and C
(c) C and D
(d) D only
(e) C only

Q13. A. The world of luxury is innovating in ways which strike an emotional chord with the effluent buyer.
B. And the elite are not complaining.
C. Vishakha Doshi Director Marketing & communication Entrack distributors for Montblanc India says that people identify with the core values of such legends.
D. “Each of the limited edition luxury writing instrument pays tribute to icons and is a collector’s pride.”
(a) A, C and D
(b) B only
(c) All are correct
(d) All are incorrect
(e) C only

Q14. A. NRIs does not include a person who has gone out of India on employment, business or vocation,
B. or any other purpose for an uncertain period.
C. Also, a person who has come to stay in India other than employment,
D. business or vocation, or on any other purpose for an uncertain period.
(a) A, C and D
(b) B only
(c) All are correct
(d) All are incorrect
(e) C only

Q15. A. Companies will have to complete not only on prices to the consumer
B. but also remunerative prices to farmers.
C. This is possible only if they invest on better seeds, fertilisers and farm practices.
D. The farmer has to get higher returns from his land and they need support to do this.
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) A and D
(d) C and D
(e) C only



 


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