IBPS PO Prelims English Language Mini Mock Test 1- Starters

Direction (1-15): Select the phrase/connector (STARTERS) from the given three options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

Q1.

(I)Rosen firm cited some news reports about alleged unfair business practices.

(II) The firm said it was preparing a securities lawsuit.

(i) Since there were some………..
(ii) Citing some news……..

(iii) After some reports prepared…..

(a) Only (i)

(b) Both (ii) and (iii)
(c) Only (ii)

(d) Both (i) and (iii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

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Q2.

(I)Protests had intensified in the past couple of days.

(II) Many residents, students and traders are calling “walls incongruous with the Tagore school of thought”.

(i) Due to the protests………..
(ii) With many residents…….

(iii)As many residents………….

(a) Both (i) and (ii)

(b) Both (ii) and (iii)
(c) Only (ii)

(d) Both (i) and (iii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

Q3.

(I) Doctors are unavailable at clinics.

(II)They are getting infected by the Coronavirus or are being forced to go into quarantine after coming in contact with Covid patients.

(i)Making doctors unavailable…….
(ii) Since doctors are getting……………

(iii) Either doctors are getting………….

(a) Only (iii)

(b) Both (i) and (iii)
(c) Only (i)

(d) Only (ii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

Q4.

(I)The survey has proved that the new Coronavirus has infected around 51% of people.

(II) It has provided what scientists say is fresh evidence for extensive and silent spread of the infection.

(i)Providing what scientists………
(ii)Along with proving……….

(iii) Besides proving that………

(a) Only (i)

(b) Both (ii) and (iii)
(c) Only (iii)

(d) Both (i) and (iii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

Q5.

(I)The researchers have cautioned that their findings do not represent the entire city but are significant.

(II)The findings will allow scientists to probe the question whether wide enough spread of the infection can slow it down through the phenomenon of herd immunity.

(i) Because the researchers……..
(ii) Though the researchers…………

(iii)As the findings…………..

(a) Both (i) and (ii)

(b) Both (ii) and (iii)
(c) Only (ii)

(d) Both (i) and (iii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

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Q6.

(I)The survey has detected antibodies against the new Coronavirus.

(II) It indicates previous exposure to the infection, in 51% of a sample of 1,664 persons from randomly selected sites.

(i) While the survey………
(ii) The survey exposed……..

(iii)Indicating previous exposure…………

(a) Only (iii)

(b) Both (i) and (iii)
(c) Only (i)

(d) Both (i) and (ii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

Q7.

(I)Hemant had taken charge as the Chief Minister.

(II) He has said that state’s coffers were empty and the government was thinking of ways to generate revenues.

(i)After taking charge……….
(ii) Despite taking charge………..

(iii)Post taking charge…….

(a) Both (i) and (ii)

(b) Both (ii) and (iii)
(c) Only (ii)

(d) Both (i) and (iii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

 

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Q8.

(I)Dozens of media workers protested in front of the state television offices in Central Minsk.

(II) They were demanding the right to cover the protests fairly.

(i) Demanding the right to…….
(ii)With a demand of the right……..

(iii) Dozens of media workers……….

(a) Only (i)

(b) Both (ii) and (iii)
(c) Only (iii)

(d) Both (i) and (iii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

Q9.

(I)  HDFC Bank had launched a probe on its vehicle finance lending practices.

(II) The decision followed allegations against the conduct of a key executive in the auto lending business.

(i) Because the HDFC bank………..
(ii) After the allegations………..

(iii)Following allegations against………

(a) Only (iii)

(b) Both (i) and (iii)
(c) Only (i)

(d) Both (ii) and (iii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

Q10.

(I)A team of European scientists has orchestrated a sting operation on an academic journal in India.

(II) The team has claimed that the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine can prevent push-scooter accidents, evoking mirth and rekindling concerns over predatory publishing.

(i) Orchestrating a sting…………
(ii) The teams of European………….

(iii)Claiming that the……….

(a) Only (iii)

(b) Both (i) and (iii)
(c) Only (i)

(d) Both (i) and (ii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

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Q11.

(I)Iodine is added to salt, to prevent iodine deficiency.

(II)Hydroxychloroquine could be in the same way added to table salt to prevent both Covid-19 and push-scooter accidents

(i) As Iodine is……..
(ii) Just like Iodine…..

(iii) As long as Iodine…….

(a) Both (i) and (ii)

(b) Both (ii) and (iii)
(c) Only (ii)

(d) Both (i) and (iii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

Q12.

(I)Several lawyers asserted the right of the Bar to draw attention to the shortcomings.

(II)They urged the Supreme Court to put on hold its August 14 order convicting advocate PrashantBhushan of criminal contempt for two tweets.

(i) Having asserted the………
(ii) Not only the lawyers…….

(iii) Urging the Supreme………

(a) Only (iii)

(b) Both (i) and (iii)
(c) Only (i)

(d) Both (i) and (ii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

Q13.

(I)Mr. PrashantBhushan as a lawyer of good standing of the Supreme Court may not be an ordinary man.

(II)His tweets do not say anything out of the ordinary, other than what is routinely expressed about the court’s working in recent years by many on public fora and on social media.

(i) Besides being a lawyer……
(ii)Mr. PrashantBhushan as…….

(iii) While Mr. PrashantBhushan……….

(a) Only (i)

(b) Both (ii) and (iii)
(c) Only (iii)

(d) Both (i) and (iii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

Q14.

(I) The Supreme Court refused to entertain a petition by students to postpone the NEET and the JEE.

(II)It recorded the exam authorities’ promise that all necessary precautions would be taken to keep safe the candidates.

(i) After recording the………
(ii) Since the exam authorities promised………..

(iii) Refusing to entertain………

(a) Both (i) and (ii)

(b) Both (ii) and (iii)
(c) Only (ii)

(d) Both (i) and (iii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

Q15.

(I)The committee is meant to facilitate the State’s endeavour to “maintain and promote an irenic atmosphere in the city”.

(II) It also aims to establish a “conducive milieu of concordance, peace and pacification amongst different communities” residing in the Capital.

(i) Aiming to establish…….
(ii)Whereas the committee……..

(iii) Apart from facilitating………

(a) Only (iii)

(b) Both (i) and (iii)
(c) Only (i)

(d) Both (i) and (ii)

(e) All (i), (ii), (iii)

Solutions

S1. Ans. (c)

Sol. Only (ii) starter can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentence thus formed is:

(ii) Citing some news reports about alleged unfair business practices, Rosen firm said it was preparing a securities lawsuit.

Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S2. Ans. (b)

Sol. Both (ii) and (iii) starters can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentences thus formed are:

(ii)With many residents, students and traders are calling “walls incongruous with the Tagore school of thought”, protests had intensified in the past couple of days.

(iii)As many residents, students and traders are calling “walls incongruous with the Tagore school of thought”, protests had intensified in the past couple of days.

Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S3. Ans. (d)

Sol. Only (ii) starter can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentence thus formed is:

 (ii) Since doctors are getting infected by the Coronavirus or are being forced to go into quarantine after coming in contact with Covid patients, they are unavailable at clinics.

Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S4. Ans. (e)

Sol. All the three starters can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentences thus formed are:

(i)Providing what scientistssay is fresh evidence for extensive and silent spread of the infection, the survey has proved that the new Coronavirus has infected around 51% of people.

(ii)Along with proving that the new Coronavirus has infected around 51% of people, the survey has provided what scientists say is fresh evidence for extensive and silent spread of the infection.

(iii) Besides proving that the new Coronavirus has infected around 51% of people, the survey has provided what scientists say is fresh evidence for extensive and silent spread of the infection.

Hence, option (e) is the right answer choice.

S5. Ans. (b)

Sol. Both (ii) and (iii) starters can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentences thus formed are:

(iii) As the findings will allow scientists to probe the question whether wide enough spread of the infection can slow it down through the phenomenon of herd immunity, the researchershave cautioned that their findings do not represent the entire city but are significant.

(ii) Though the researchers have cautioned that their findings do not represent the entire city but are significant, they will allow scientists to probe the question whether wide enough spread of the infection can slow it down through the phenomenon of herd immunity.

Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S6. Ans. (b)

Sol. Both (i) and (iii) starters can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentences thus formed are:

(i)While the survey has detected antibodies against the new Coronavirus, it indicates previous exposure to the infection, in 51% of a sample of 1,664 persons from randomly selected sites.

(iii)Indicating previous exposure to the infection, in 51% of a sample of 1,664 persons from randomly selected sites, the survey has detected antibodies against the new Coronavirus.

Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S7. Ans. (d)

Sol. Both (i) and (iii) starters can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentences thus formed are:

(i)After taking charge as the Chief Minister, Hemant had said that state’s coffers were empty and the government was thinking of ways to generate revenues.

(iii) Post taking charge as the Chief Minister, Hemant had said that state’s coffers were empty and the government was thinking of ways to generate revenues.

Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S8. Ans. (e)

Sol. All the three starters can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentences thus formed are:

(i)Demanding the right to cover the protests fairly, dozens of media workers protested in front of the state television offices in Central Minsk.

(ii)With a demand of the right to cover the protests fairly, dozens of media workers protested in front of the state television offices in Central Minsk.

(iii)Dozens of media workers protested in front of the state television offices in Central Minsk, demanding the right to cover the protests fairly.

Hence, option (e) is the right answer choice.

S9. Ans. (d)

Sol. Both (ii) and (iii) starters can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentences thus formed are:

(ii)After the allegations against the conduct of a key executive in the auto lending business, HDFC Bank had launched a probe on its vehicle finance lending practices.

(iii)Following allegations against the conduct of a key executive in the auto lending business, HDFC Bank had launched a probe on its vehicle finance lending practices.

Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S10. Ans. (b)

Sol. Both (i) and (iii) starters can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentences thus formed are:

(i) Orchestrating a sting operation on an academic journal in India, a team of European scientists has claimed that the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine can prevent push-scooter accidents, evoking mirth and rekindling concerns over predatory publishing.

(iii) Claiming that the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine can prevent push-scooter accidents, evoking mirth and rekindling concerns over predatory publishing, a team of European scientists has orchestrated a sting operation on an academic journal in India.

Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S11. Ans. (a)

Sol. Both (i) and (ii) starters can be used form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentences thus formed are:

(i)As Iodine is added to salt, to prevent iodine deficiency… Hydroxychloroquine could be in the same way added to table salt to prevent both Covid-19 and push-scooter accidents.

(ii)Just like Iodine is added to salt, to prevent iodine deficiency… Hydroxychloroquine could be in the same way added to table salt to prevent both Covid-19 and push-scooter accidents

Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S12. Ans. (a)

Sol. Only (iii) starter can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentence thus formed is:

(iii) Urging the Supreme Court to put on hold its August 14 order convicting advocate PrashantBhushan of criminal contempt for two tweets, several lawyers asserted the right of the Bar to draw attention to the shortcomings.

Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S13. Ans. (b)

Sol. Both (ii) and (iii) starters can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentences thus formed are:

(ii)Mr. PrashantBhushan as a lawyer of good standing of the Supreme Court may not be an ordinary man, his tweets do not say anything out of the ordinary, other than what is routinely expressed about the court’s working in recent years by many on public fora and on social media.

(iii)While Mr. PrashantBhushan as a lawyer of good standing of the Supreme Court may not be an ordinary man, his tweets do not say anything out of the ordinary, other than what is routinely expressed about the court’s working in recent years by many on public fora and on social media.

Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S14. Ans. (e)

Sol. All the three starters can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentences thus formed are:

(i) After recording the exam authorities’ promise that all necessary precautions would be taken to keep safe the candidates, the Supreme Court refused to entertain a petition by students to postpone the NEET and the JEE.

(ii)Since the exam authorities promised that all necessary precautions would be taken to keep safe the candidates, the Supreme Court refused to entertain a petition by students to postpone the NEET and the JEE.

(iii) Refusing to entertain a petition by students to postpone the NEET and the JEE, the Supreme Court recorded the exam authorities’ promise that all necessary precautions would be taken to keep safe the candidates.

Hence, option (e) is the right answer choice.

S15. Ans. (b)

Sol. Both (i) and (iii) starters can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

The sentences thus formed are:

(i)Aiming to establish a “conducive milieu of concordance, peace and pacification amongst different communities” residing in the Capital, the committee is meantto facilitate the State’s endeavour to “maintain and promote an irenic atmosphere in the city”.

 (iii) Apart from facilitating the State’s endeavour to “maintain and promote an irenic atmosphere in the city”, the committee also aims to establish a “conducive milieu of concordance, peace and pacification amongst different communities” residing in the Capital.

Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

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