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English Quizzes, for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021 – 22nd August

Directions (1-15): 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. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) dribble
(b) drip
(c) spate
(d) trickle
(e) fragment

Q2. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) halted
(b) stopped
(c) deterred
(d) triggered
(e) pacing up

Q3. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) space
(b) platform
(c) portal
(d) panel
(e) stage

Q4. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) ultimate
(b) unbelievable
(c) incredible
(d) credulous
(e) terrible

Q5. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) underlined
(b) outlined
(c) created
(d) signified
(e) enlightened

Q6. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) press
(b) downed
(c) curb
(d) reflect
(e) release

Q7. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) lenient
(b) static
(c) meek
(d) stern
(e) docile

Q8. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) uncertain
(b) immediate
(c) reflective
(d) certain
(e) particular

Q9. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) implosive
(b) ruthless
(c) explosive
(d) rude
(e) imploring

Q10. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) evade
(b) eluding
(c) avoided
(d) dodged
(e) fencing

Q11. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) faking
(b) deceiving
(c) trick
(d) stratagem
(e) misinformation

Q12. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) rumors
(b) confusions
(c) coaxes
(d) hoaxes
(e) awareness

Q13. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) prolonged
(b) pronged
(c) bifurcated
(d) bilingual
(e) multi-tasking

Q14. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) handling
(b) regulating
(c) in charge
(d) stops
(e) controls

Q15. Amid a (1)……… of lynching purportedly (2)………… by messages on its (3)………., WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is “horrified” by the “(4)……………………..acts of violence”, and (5)………………… steps being taken by the company to (6)……………………. abuse of the messaging platform. The government had, on Tuesday, issued a (7)………………… warning to the social media platform asking it to take (8)…………………… measures to prevent the spread of “irresponsible and (9)…………………… messages.” It has categorically told the popular messaging platform that it cannot (10)………………… its accountability on the issue. In its response to the IT Ministry’s missive, WhatsApp has said false news, (11)…………………… and spread of (12)…………………… are issues that need to be dealt with collectively, by government, civil society and technology companies working together. The company also said it follows a two (13)…………………… approach that includes giving people (14)…………………… and information they need to stay safe, and working (15)…………………………. to prevent misuse on WhatsApp.
(a) proactively
(b) cautioned
(c) heedless
(d) incautious
(e) careless

Solutions:

S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Spate- a sudden rush or increase

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. Triggered- caused by particular action, process, or situation

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Platform- a place or an opportunity to express one’s opinion

S4. Ans.(e)
Sol. Terrible- dreadful; causing harm and fear

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Outlined- a statement summarizing the important points of a text

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. Curb- a restraint

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Stern- having a hardness and severity of nature or manner

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. Immediate-happening right away, instantly, with no delay

S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Explosive- easily driven to anger

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Evade- to escape by trick

S11. Ans.(e)
Sol. Misinformation- wrong information

S12. Ans.(d)
Sol. Hoaxes-anything deliberately intended to deceive or trick

S13. Ans.(b)
Sol. Pronged- pierced or stabbed with a fork

S14. Ans.(e)
Sol. Controls- regulates

S15. Ans.(a)
Sol. Proactively- acting in advance to deal with an expected change or difficulty

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