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English Language Quiz For IBPS Clerk Prelims 2023 -26th July

Directions (1-5): In each of the following sentence, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence, there are five options and each blank is to be filled with the same word given below to make the sentence correct. Fill up the sentences with the correct word.

Q1. (I) If I receive ………… service in a restaurant, I generally will not return to that establishment.
(II) I hope the medicine is not causing you to be sleepy and …………

(a) healthy
(b) filthy
(c) lackadaisical
(d) flabbergasted
(e) hackneyed

Q2. (I) There are ………. passages in the system, but it is now rapidly becoming a major thoroughfare.
(II) Though these reasons were very insufficient and ………, no one made any rejoinder.

(a) pinnacle
(b) bewildered
(c) exasperated
(d) amaze
(e) obscure

Q3. (I) He had the imagination that invested with personal being and ethical qualities the most ……… notions.
(II) This investigation was first published in 1824 and in ……… and difficult form, and afterwards (1826) more elaborately in the first volume of Crelle’s Journal.

(a) whimsical
(b) abstruse
(c) violent
(d) tranquil
(e) moderate

Q4. (I) Moreover, his attention was engaged on studies which ultimately led to his doctrine of ……… heat.
(II) While possessing considerable gifts of mind and a ……… fund of energy, he seldom acted or reflected until the favorable moment had passed.

(a) latent
(b) vague
(c) opaque
(d) obvious
(e) stigmatic

Q5. (I) I’m sure God has forgiven their little transgressions and the two of them are ……… for their actions.
(II) At the airport, the meter registers nine pounds, and of course he had said six or seven. I have a sense now of his feeling somewhat ………, or perhaps only abashed.

(a) pardoning
(b) contrary
(c) contrite
(d) trite
(e) alleged

Directions (6-10): In each of the following sentences there are certain blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five options can be used to fill up the blank in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

Q6. It is a _____________ phase in this country’s history when the government at the Centre is seen to be actively assisting in a right-wing effort to ____________ the discourse on nationalism.

(a) Dangerous, restructure
(b) Tricky, model

(d) Dangerous, shape
(e) Chancy, figure

Q7. Besides taking the __________ to the country’s campus that is most identified with Left politics, the JNU development was obviously a chance for the BJP to ____________ from the excesses of Hyderabad.

(a) Conflict, offset
(b) Dispute, harm
(c) Contest, destroy
(d) Encounter, resume
(e) Fight, recover

Q8. The issue will now be dealt with by a Commission to _______________ provincial borders within three months, but politically the two sides appear to be inching _____________ agreement that the criteria can be combined.

(a) Decide, towards
(b) Procrastinate, for
(c) Select, with
(d) Resolve, approaches
(e) Identify, from

Q9. Turkey widened its massive post-coup …………….. to the state education sector after …………….. to root out supporters of an exiled cleric it accuses of orchestrating the attempted power grab.

(a) Deposition, committing
(b) Revamping, vowing
(c) Purge, vowing
(d) Eradication, claiming
(e) Reckoning, pledging

Q10. The mill workers were not__________ with their low wages and non-payment of wages for last three months ____________ fuel to the flames.

(a) Good, put
(b) Satisfied, added
(c) Joyful, poured
(d) Pleased, directed
(e) Enjoyed, moved


S1. Ans.(c)

Sol. lackadaisical– lazy; showing no interest

S2. Ans.(e)

Sol. obscure– hidden or out of sight

S3. Ans.(b)

Sol. abstruse– hard to understand

S4. Ans.(a)

Sol. latent– hidden

S5. Ans.(c)

Sol. contrite– sincerely penitent or feeling regret or sorrow; apologetic

S6. Ans. (d)

Sol. ‘Dangerous, shape’ is the correct use.

DANGEROUS: Liable to harm.

RESTRUCTURE: To provide with a new structure.

SHAPE:  To take up a stance or set oneself to perform a particular action.

S7. Ans. (e)

Sol. ‘Fight, recover’ is the correct use.

RECOVER: To regain or make up for.

S8. Ans. (a)

Sol. ‘Decide, towards’ is the correct use.

S9. Ans. (c)

Sol. ‘purge, vowing’ is the correct use.

Vowing -a solemn promise

S10. Ans. (b)

Sol. ‘Satisfied, added’ is the correct use.

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