English Practice Questions For IBPS SO Prelims 2017

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English Practice Questions For IBPS SO Prelims 2017

English Section is a topic that is feared by most of the candidates appearing in the IBPS SO and IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. Though the sheer number of concepts and rules may seem intimidating at first, with discipline and the right approach, it is not difficult to master these concepts and their application to questions. Through such English Quizzes for IBPS Clerk, IBPS SO and other upcoming exams, we will provide you with all types of high-level questions to ace the questions based on new pattern English for IBPS SO and IBPS Clerk Mains.

Directions (1-15): The following sentences each contain two blanks, indicating that something has been left out of the sentence. Each answer choice contains one word or a set of words. Select the word or set of words, that, when inserted in the blank(s), best fits the context of the sentence.

Q1. Although some think the terms “bug” and “insect” are __________, the former term actually refers to __________ group of insects.
(a) parallel, an identical
(b) precise, an exact
(c) interchangeable, a particular
(d) exclusive, a separate
(e) similar, concise

Q2. The novel’s protagonist, a pearl diver, naively expects that the buyers will compete among themselves to pay him the best price for his pearl, but instead, they __________ to __________ him.
(a) venture, reward
(b) pretend, praise
(c) conspire, reimburse
(d) collude, swindle
(e) try, award

Q3. His __________ sense of humour caused more __________ than he must have intended.
(a) debunk, sobriety
(b) wry, confusion
(c) prominent, impudence
(d) incorrigible, paucity
(e) wise, deter

Q4. Psychology has slowly evolved into an __________ scientific discipline that now functions ________ with the same privileges and responsibility as other sciences.
(a) independent, autonomously
(b) unusual, alone
(c) uncontrolled, dominantly
(d) inactive, homogeneously
(e) sanction, solely

Q5. A major goal of the law, to deter potential criminals by punishing wrongdoers, is not served when the penalty is so seldom invoked that it __________ to be a __________ threat.
(a) tends, serious
(b) appears, real
(c) ceases, credible
(d) fails, deceptive
(e) creates, original

Q6. When people are happy, they tend to give __________ interpretations of events they witness: the eye of the beholder is __________ by the emotions of the beholder.
(a) charitable, colored
(b) elaborate, disquieted
(c) vague, sharpened
(d) coherent, confused
(e) reformed, settle

Q7. Dependence on foreign sources of heavy metals, though __________, remains __________ for United States foreign policy.
(a) deepening, a challenge
(b) diminishing, a problem
(c) excessive, a dilemma
(d) debilitating, an embarrassment
(e) stocking,  rewarding

Q8. The genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda, apart from being misdescribed in the most sinister and __________ manner as ‘ethnic cleansing’, were also blamed, in further hand-washing rhetoric, on something dark and interior to __________ and perpetrators alike.
(a) innovative, communicator
(b) enchanting, leaders
(c) disingenuous, victims
(d) exigent, exploiters
(e) concise, parasite

Q9. As navigators, calendar makers, and other __________ of the night sky accumulated evidence to the contrary, ancient astronomers were forced to__________ that certain bodies might move in circles about points, which in turn moved in circles about the earth.
(a) scrutinizers, believe
(b) observers, agree
(c) scrutinizers, suggest
(d) observers, concede
(e) scientists, congest

Q10. Every human being, after the first few days of his life, is a product of two factors: on the one hand, there is his __________ endowment; and on the other hand, there is the effect of environment, including __________.
(a) constitutional, weather
(b) congenital, education
(c) personal, climate
(d) genetic, pedagogy
(e) systematic, inheritance

Q11. Exhaustion of natural resources, destruction of individual initiative by governments control over men’s minds by central __________ of education and propaganda are some of the major evils which appear to be on the increase as a result of the impact of science upon minds suited by __________ to an earlier kind of world.
(a) tenets, fixation
(b) aspects, inhibitions
(c) institutions, inhibitions
(d) organs, tradition
(e) organization, themselves

Q12. The first round of the contest had the students __________ themselves and __________ about their hobbies.
(a) introducing, talking
(b) sensitizing, sketching
(c) showcasing, planning
(d) acclimatizing, mentioning
(e) analysing, mentioning

Q13. The varsity’s poll process for __________ of new candidates has __________ poor response with only ten thousand applications being received till date.
(a) entrusting, seen
(b) registration, evoked
(c) entrance, made
(d) Admission, made
(e) transformation,take

Q14. After the board examinations, students are __________ up for the various entrance examinations __________ for next month.
(a) ready, timed
(b) gearing, scheduled
(c) prepared, programmed
(d) set, duration
(e) leaning, helding

Q15. The governmental __________ spurred dramatic improvements in the way waste management is __________ out in many hospitals.
(a) rule, thrown
(b) plans, conduct
(c) crusade, done
(d) efforts, carried
(e) process, progressed

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