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English Language Quiz For IBPS PO Prelims 2023 -13th July

Directions (1-10): In each of the following sentences, there is a blank space. Below each such sentence, there are five options with one word each. Fill up the blank with the word that makes the sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

Q1. There is no need to worry about the witness because she is ………………. in the safe house.

(a) hide
(b) burying
(c) ensconced
(d) disordered
(e) Both (a) and (b)

Q2. Although her grandmother died before her birth, she always felt her ……………….. presence was guiding her wherever she went.

(a) custody
(b) tutelary
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) abrogate
(e) conduit

Q3. Jason won the lottery and then watched all of his money ………………. after marrying a gold-digger who only cared about shopping.

(a) contravene
(b) dissipate
(c) defunct
(d) Both (a) and (b)
(e) evince

Q4. Our national debt places a …………….. on our economy’s ability to grow.

(a) restrict
(b) liberal
(c) allowing
(d) constraint
(e) Both (a) and (b)

Q5. The low-calorie version of the beer was developed at the …………….. of weight conscious individuals.

(a) behest
(b) requesting
(c) mandating
(d) Both (a) and (b)
(e) solicitate

Q6. The …………… of marriage functions and the gaggle of exotically dressed attendees can sometimes be stifling.

(a) vast
(b) enormity
(c) trivial
(d) depraved
(e) immense

Q7. The law of criminal libel has for the most part been a cause of harassment, mostly for members of the Fourth Estate, who are routinely and often tendentiously …………… in remote locations on charges of such defamation.

(a) praises
(b) curb
(c) fault
(d) arraigned
(e) engulf

Q8. Because she did not pay her taxes on time, the business owner will ………… a penalty this tax year.

(a) avoiding
(b) aroused
(c) paid
(d) incur
(e) invitation

Q9. Despite the chaos around her, the flight attendant remained ………… and calm as she directed the passengers through the emergency exits.

(a) excite
(b) abrogate
(c) poised
(d) refute
(e) Both (b) and (c)

Q10. The captain ordered them to ………….. the sails so that the boat would sail in the right direction.

(a) envision
(b) fervour
(c) regal
(d) slacken
(e) loose


S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Ensconce: establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe place.

S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Tutelary: serving as a protector, guardian, or patron.

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Dissipate: disappear or cause to disappear.

S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. Constraint: a limitation or restriction.

S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. Behest: a person’s orders or command.

S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Enormity: (in neutral use) large size or scale.

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Arraign: call or bring (someone) before a court to answer a criminal charge.

S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. Incur: become subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one’s own behaviour or actions.

S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Poised: having a composed and self-assured manner.

S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. Slacken: make or become slack/loosen.

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IBPS PO Prelims will be conducted on 23, 30 September, and 1 October 2023.

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