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English Quizzes, for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021 – 25th 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. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) enormous
(b) monolith
(c) burden
(d) mammoth
(e) bug bear

Q2. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) controversial
(b) imaginary
(c) bogus
(d) credulous
(e) credible

Q3. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) alternate
(b) similarity
(c) emulated
(d) corresponding
(e) opposite

Q4. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) contrary
(b) counterstroke
(c) counterpoint
(d) conundrum
(e) enigma

Q5. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) control
(b) attention
(c) prevention
(d) pressure
(e) compulsion

Q6. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) compel
(b) refrain
(c) leash
(d) abstain
(e) fasten

Q7. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) visible
(b) invisible
(c) palpable
(d) tangible
(e) restricted

Q8. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) annex
(b) kept away
(c) apart
(d) separated
(e) combine

Q9. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) right
(b) charge
(c) capacity
(d) caliber
(e) power

Q10. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) venting
(b) flowing
(c) seeping
(d) penetrate
(e) falling

Q11. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) resource
(b) source
(c) area
(d) section
(e) way

Q12.  The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) difficult
(b) chaotic

(c) roaring
(d) complexity
(e) conundrum

Q13. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) Bogus
(b) Bona fide
(c) Truthful
(d) Faithful
(e) Counterfeit

Q14.  The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) display
(b) paint
(c) print
(d) encrypt
(e) write

Q15. The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. — disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?
(a) quantify
(b) amount
(c) qualify
(d) accumulate
(e) collect

Solutions

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. monolith– anything massive, uniform and unmovable

S2. Ans.(e)
Sol. credible– believable

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol. corresponding– that have a similar relationship

S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. counterpoint– an opposite point

S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. control– to exercise influence over

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. leash– to curb or restrain

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. invisible– that which can’t be seen

S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. separated– estranged

S9. Ans.(e)
Sol. power– ability to coerce, influence or control

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. seeping– leaking

S11. Ans.(b)
Sol. source– the person, place or thing from which something comes or is acquired

S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. difficult– hard; not easy

S13. Ans.(d)
Sol. Faithful– having faith

S14. Ans.(e)
Sol. write– to form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate

S15. Ans.(b)
Sol. amount– the quantity or volume

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