English Language Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims - 5th December 2018


English Quiz For IBPS Clerk Prelims

IBPS Clerk Prelims is on its way and a lot of aspirants are heading towards new hopes with this upcoming opportunity. Thus, English Language can be an impetus for their success by helping them save crucial time and score good points in lesser time and effort. So, instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Here is a quiz on English Language being provided by Adda247 to let you practice the best of latest pattern English Questions for upcoming IBPS Clerk Exam.




Directions (1-5): In the passage given below there are blanks which are to be filled with the options given below. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering the meaning of the statement. 


Q1. Akbar once put a question to his court that left everyone …….1……….. As they all tried to figure out the answer, Birbal walked and asked what the matter ……..2……….. . And so they told him the question. ‘How many crows are there in the city?’Birbal immediately smiled, went up to Akbar and ……..3…………. that the answer to his questions was twenty-one thousand five hundred and twenty-three. When asked how he ……4……… the answer, Birbal replied, ‘Ask your men to count the number of crows. If there are more, then the crows’ relatives from outside the city are visiting them. If there are fewer, then the crows are visiting their relatives outside the city.’ ………5………….. with the answer, Akbar presented Birbal with a ruby and pearl chain.

perplex
puzzled
bewilder
confusion
distract
Solution:
'Puzzled' means unable to understand; perplexed.

Q2. Akbar once put a question to his court that left everyone …….1……….. As they all tried to figure out the answer, Birbal walked and asked what the matter ……..2……….. . And so they told him the question. ‘How many crows are there in the city?’Birbal immediately smiled, went up to Akbar and ……..3…………. that the answer to his questions was twenty-one thousand five hundred and twenty-three. When asked how he ……4……… the answer, Birbal replied, ‘Ask your men to count the number of crows. If there are more, then the crows’ relatives from outside the city are visiting them. If there are fewer, then the crows are visiting their relatives outside the city.’ ………5………….. with the answer, Akbar presented Birbal with a ruby and pearl chain.
is
has
were
been
was
Solution:
'Was' is contextually correct and meaningful as the passage is in past tense.

Q3. Akbar once put a question to his court that left everyone …….1……….. As they all tried to figure out the answer, Birbal walked and asked what the matter ……..2……….. . And so they told him the question. ‘How many crows are there in the city?’Birbal immediately smiled, went up to Akbar and ……..3…………. that the answer to his questions was twenty-one thousand five hundred and twenty-three. When asked how he ……4……… the answer, Birbal replied, ‘Ask your men to count the number of crows. If there are more, then the crows’ relatives from outside the city are visiting them. If there are fewer, then the crows are visiting their relatives outside the city.’ ………5………….. with the answer, Akbar presented Birbal with a ruby and pearl chain.
announced
answer
dazzle
shouting
produced
Solution:
'Announced' is contextually correct and meaningful.

Q4. Akbar once put a question to his court that left everyone …….1……….. As they all tried to figure out the answer, Birbal walked and asked what the matter ……..2……….. . And so they told him the question. ‘How many crows are there in the city?’Birbal immediately smiled, went up to Akbar and ……..3…………. that the answer to his questions was twenty-one thousand five hundred and twenty-three. When asked how he ……4……… the answer, Birbal replied, ‘Ask your men to count the number of crows. If there are more, then the crows’ relatives from outside the city are visiting them. If there are fewer, then the crows are visiting their relatives outside the city.’ ………5………….. with the answer, Akbar presented Birbal with a ruby and pearl chain.
know
guess
knew
predicting
make
Solution:
'Knew' is past of 'know' and perfectly fits in the blank.

Q5. Akbar once put a question to his court that left everyone …….1……….. As they all tried to figure out the answer, Birbal walked and asked what the matter ……..2……….. . And so they told him the question. ‘How many crows are there in the city?’Birbal immediately smiled, went up to Akbar and ……..3…………. that the answer to his questions was twenty-one thousand five hundred and twenty-three. When asked how he ……4……… the answer, Birbal replied, ‘Ask your men to count the number of crows. If there are more, then the crows’ relatives from outside the city are visiting them. If there are fewer, then the crows are visiting their relatives outside the city.’ ………5………….. with the answer, Akbar presented Birbal with a ruby and pearl chain.
Angry
Frustrated
Hurt
Pleased
Sad
Solution:
In the last sentence it is given that Akbar presented Birbal with a ruby and pearl chain. So, this is an act that shows that Akbar was pleased or happy but not angry or sad. Hence, 'pleased' is the right choice amongst all the options.

Directions (6-10): In each of the questions given below a/an idiom/phrase is given in bold in a sentence which is then followed by five options which then tries to decipher its meaning as used in the sentence. Choose the option which gives the meaning of the phrase most appropriately in context of the given sentence. 


Q6. I practiced hard at the dance sessions but the acid test will come when the master will assess our solo performances.

It is a test performed using acid.
It proves the effectiveness of something.
It tests the ability to handle difficulties.
It tests the ability to bear stress.
None of the Above
Solution:
Acid test proves the effectiveness of something.

Q7. Landing this type of aircraft is a piece of cake for an experienced pilot.
Complex task to accomplish
A delightful journey
A dangerous job
Easy to Complete
None of the Above
Solution:
Piece of cake means something is very easy to complete.

Q8. I want to have the best of both worlds, if I can.
All the advantages
A world tour
Two houses in different locations
To earn name and fame
None of the Above
Solution:
Best of both worlds: All the advantages.

Q9. Being caught in that traffic jam was a blessing in disguise. If I hadn't missed the flight, I would have been on that plane when it crashed.
A difficult task or target to achieve
It appears to be good at first but produces bad results
A blessing from a saint or holy person
It appears to be bad at first, but it results in something very good in the end.
None of the Above
Solution:
Blessing in disguise: it appears to be bad at first, but it results in something very good in the end.

Q10. The projects team was undergoing a major restructuring, recruitment executives were the first to get the axe.
get axe as a gift
to get an incentive
get transferred
loose the job
None of the Above
Solution:
Get the axe: lose the job.

Directions (11-15): In each of the following questions four words are given in bold. Choose the pair of words that must replace each other so that the sentence becomes contextually correct and meaningful? If the sentence is correct as it is, choose option (e) as your answer. 


Q11. Patty the milking had just finished milkmaid her cow and had two full pails of fresh creamy milk.

milking-pails
pails-milk
milkmaid-pails
milking-milkmaid
No change required
Solution:
Replace milking-milkmaid with each other to form a meaningful sentence.

Q12. Asha’s father placed an potato, a egg, and some tea leaves in three separate vessels with boiling water.
egg-leaves
potato-egg
leaves-vessels
potato-vessels
No change required
Solution:
Replace potato-egg with each other to form a meaningful sentence.

Q13. Books can be a helpful instill for parents who are trying to tool important values and morals in their children.
trying-tool
instill-tool
helpful-trying
instill-trying
No change required
Solution:
Replace instill-tool with each other to form a meaningful sentence.

Q14. Recent studies show that reading with your children can have a direct impact on their behavior and their ability to develop key social skills.
show-impact
ability-social
show-social
impact-ability
No change required
Solution:
No change required

Q15. Nobody ever seems to decides Brian, and he is never included in anything with his classmates, until a new boy comes to town and notice to reach out and become his friend.
included-comes
decides-included
decides-notice
comes-notice
No change required
Solution:
Replace decides-notice with each other to form a meaningful sentence.

               




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