English quiz for IBPS clerk mains


Directions (1–5): Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below. 
(A) Aristotle begins his treatise on metaphysics with the assertion that all human beings have the desire to acquire knowledge.
(B) As evidence, Aristotle cites the delight that we take in sense perception, and in particular, in vision.
(C) By this, he means that we value knowledge for its own sake, entirely apart from its utility.
(D) His teacher, Plato, expressed the delight in vision in a still more radical way in the Symposium by attributing it to a demonic force, Eros. 
(E) The sense that discriminates the largest number of intelligible forms.

Q1. Which of the following should be the first sentence of the given paragraph? 
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

Q2.  Which of the following should be the Second sentence of the given paragraph?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

Q3. Which of the following should be the Third sentence of the given paragraph?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

Q4. Which of the following should be the Fourth sentence of the given paragraph?
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

Q5. Which of the following should be the Fifth sentence of the given paragraph? 
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D
(e) E

Directions (6-10): Some questions have a sentence with two blanks followed by five pairs of words as choices. Others have a single blank followed by five words as choices. From the choices, select the word/pair of words that can best complete the given sentences and mark its number as your answer.

Q6. A well-balanced diet can be a/an ________ for stress.
(a) spirit
(b) buffer
(c) antidote
(d) medicine 
(e) pleasure

Q7. Many drug companies are ________ the patent life of their products through ________ means.
(a) extending . . . innovative
(b) removing . . . illegal
(c) providing . . . impressive
(d) deciding . . . legal
(e) exaggerating . . . illicit

Q8. The ________ impact of low-quality products will ________ itself in the next two or three years, said the company manager.
(a) real . . . publicize
(b) adverse . . . manifest
(c) momentous . . . reveal
(d) concerned . . . show
(e) sullen . . . overcome

Q9. The film has set new records in vulgarity showing ________ no respect for ________.
(a) completely . . . wisdom
(b) totally . . . niceties
(c) absolutely . . . ethics
(d) partially . . . preferences
(e) mostly . . . aesthete

Q10. Darwinian Evolution theory ________ that survival of the species is the primary ________ of the organism.
(a) verifies . . . aspiration
(b) presumes . . . decision
(c) locates . . . thought
(d) postulates . . . goal
(e) fray . . . style

Directions (11-15): Each question has a word followed by five choices. From among the choices, identify the word which is opposite in meaning (antonym) to the main word and mark its number as your answer.

Q11. INDELIBLE
(a) temporary
(b) decorous
(c) surprising
(d) concerted
(e) enduring

Q12. EXPEDIENT
(a) beneficial
(b) necessary
(c) harmful
(d) relevant
(e) imprudent

Q13. DUCTILE
(a) opaque
(b) tensile
(c) coarse
(d) soft
(e) brittle

Q14. ADEPT
(a) skilled
(b) inept
(c) ugly
(d) serene
(e) adroit

Q15. CATALYST
(a) promoter
(b) assassin
(c) destroyer
(d) deterrent
(e) succor





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