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English Language Quiz For IBPS Clerk Mains 2023-26th September

Directions (1-10): In each of the questions given below an incomplete sentence which must be filled/completed with one of the sentences given below i.e. one of the phrases can be fit into the given blanks. Choose the correct option and complete the given sentences.

Q1. The camera ………… in a black panel pasted on the teller machine facing the key pad.
(a) was found lopsided
(b) was found abandoned
(c) was found fixed
(d) was found used
(e) was lost completely

Q2. Eight beach-cleaning machines will be procured. Currently, one machine is being ………. Marina beach sands.
(a) utilised to remove the
(b) used to forward the
(c) ustilised to heap the
(d) used to clean the
(e) used to mix the

Q3. He had come out of prison after serving 17 years for ………….
(a) murdering a person
(b) serving a person
(c) helping a person
(d) blaming a person
(e) liberating a person

Q4. The fugitive ______________ the authorities for months, constantly changing his identity and location to avoid capture.
(a) had been marrying there
(b) has been living alone
(c) had been gathering
(d) had been rescuing
(e) had been evading

Q5. The chef prepared a delicious meal, carefully selecting the finest ingredients and seasoning it to perfection, _____________.
(a) for the kitchen staff arrived
(b) after receiving the customer’s order
(c) soon cleaning the dining area
(d) when the restaurant’s renovation
(e) for the food critics arrived

Q6. This is the third year in a row that they can look forward to a high output for a variety of crops, although fiscal realities have come in the …………….
(a) way of realising crop failure
(b) way of attaining good fertility of soil
(c) way of realising higher farm incomes
(d) way of achieving higher development
(e) way of destroying fertility of soil

Q7. Moreover, for those farmers who choose to continue with wheat and rice, transfer of expertise and provision of equipment that enables ………….. is vital.
(a) efficient utilisation of water
(b) amount of usage of water
(c) a sufficient amount of water to be wasted
(d) inefficient use of water
(e) sufficient amount of water to utilised

Q8. Combined with distortions in procurement subsidies, water stress due to such use …………..
(a) is unorganised
(b) is evitable
(c) is inevitable
(d) is organised
(e) is utilised

Q9. Clearly, governments need …………… to harvest the monsoon, both on the surface and underground, with community participation.
(a) to harvest continuously
(b) to contest completely
(c) to digest completely
(d) to relocate consistently
(e) to invest consistently

Q10. Each time a horrific crime hits the headlines, there is a clamour for prescribing ………….. for such offences.
(a) the reprieve
(b) the absolute remission
(c) the complete pardon
(d) the death penalty
(e) the court marshal


S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘was found fixed‘ as the sentence is describing the position of the camera fixed within the machine.
S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. ‘used to clean the‘ as it can be easily inferred from the context of the statement that the machine is used to clean the beach sands which is obvious.
S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. ‘murdering a person‘ as the person which had come out of the prison is obviously imprisoned for a crime .i.e. murder
S4. Ans.(e)
Sol. had been evading: This phrase is in the past perfect tense, indicating that the action of evading started before a certain point in the past and continued up to that point. In this sentence, it means that the fugitive had been actively avoiding or escaping from the authorities for an extended period of time.
S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. The chef prepared a delicious meal, carefully selecting the finest ingredients and seasoning it to perfection, (b) after receiving the customer’s order.

This option logically follows the description of the chef’s meticulous meal preparation, indicating that the chef starts cooking after customers place their orders for freshness and quality.
S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘way of realizing higher farm incomes‘ as the sentence is talking about the fiscal realities which is obviously come in the way of expectations of higher crop or farm outcomes/incomes.
S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. ‘efficient utilisation of water‘ as the context of the statement is about the expertise which results into the efficient use of water.
S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘is inevitable‘ best fits into the blank.
S9. Ans.(e)
Sol. ‘invest consistently‘ as the need of the government is to invest consistently in order to harvest the monsoon efficiently.
S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. ‘the death penalty‘ as the context of the statement directly reflects about the consequences of committing an offence which is clamored by the public to be substituted by the death penalty.

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