IBPS PO Prelims English Language Mini Mock Test 43- Miscellaneous

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Directions (1-5): 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) How to have painless labor during the birth of a child?

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(II) This has been a very old problem

(i) How to have…

(ii) Since how to have painless labor…

(iii) This has been…

(a) Only (ii)

(b) Only (i)

(c) Both (i) and (ii)

(d) Both (ii) and (iii)

(e) None of these

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Q2. (I) Scriptureshave given to us the concept of PurusharthaChatushtaya.

(II) The ultimate objective for PurusharthaChatushtaya is every human being should strive to attain self-realization.

(i) Despite scriptures have given…

(ii) Because scriptures have given…

(iii) Scriptures have given…

(a) Only (iii)

(b) Both (i) and (iii)

(c) Only (ii)
(d) Only (i)

(e) None of these

Q3. (I) We were on a running train.

(II) We were on pilgrimage.

(i) Since, we were on a…

(ii) While on pilgrimage…

(iii) Because we were on a…

(a) Only (i)

(b) Only (iii)

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

(e) None of these

Q4. (I) At the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, 125 years ago, Swami Vivekananda delivered his landmark address.

(II) Vivekananda’s address was about the need for harmony of religions.

(i) At the World Parliament…

(ii) Because Vivekananda’s address was …

(iii) Despite Vivekananda’s address was …

(a) Both (i) and (ii)

(b) Only (ii)

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

(e) None of these

Q5. (I) Ramakrishna Paramhansa inspired the perspective of Swami Vivekananda.

(II) Ramakrishna promoted the doctrine of ‘Jato Mat, Tato Path’.

(i)Though, Ramakrishna, who promoted …

(ii) Despite Ramakrishna promoted …

(iii) Although, Ramakrishna Paramhansa inspired…

(a) Only (i)

(b) Only (ii)

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

(e) None of these

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Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following sentences to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions that follow.

(A) They slow respiration, focus the mind, and calm the emotions.

(B) Most importantly, they allow us to influence the flow of life-force in the body and mind.

(C) The science of yoga has long recognized that breathing exercises can exert a powerful influence on the mind.

(D) The reason yoga techniques are so powerful is that they give us a means to control this subtle energy, called prana in Sanskrit.

(E) In fact, there are many different breathing techniques, pranayama: “control of subtle energy.”

(F) Prana is finer than the electromagnetic forces of this physical universe. It is the primordial sea of energy from which the very atoms emerge.

Q6. What should be the FOURTH sentence of the coherent paragraph?

(a) A

(b) B

(c) D

(d) F

(e) C

Q7. What should be the LAST sentence of the coherent paragraph?

(a) F

(b) A

(c) C

(d) D

(e) E

Q8. What should be the SECOND sentence of the coherent paragraph?

(a) A

(b) D

(c) E

(d) F
(e) C

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Q9. What should be the THIRD sentence of the coherent paragraph?

(a) F

(b) C

(c) B
(d) A
(e) D

Q10. What should be the FIRST sentence of the coherent paragraph?

(a) A

(b) D

(c) B

(d) E

(e) C

Directions (11-15): In each of the questions given below a sentence is given with one blank. Below each sentence FOUR words are given out of which two can fit the sentence. Five options are given with various combinations of these words. You must choose the combination with the correct set of words which can fit in the given sentence.

Q11. The Trump administration worked to move ahead on its top __________ priority.

(A)Diplomatic

(B)Rough

(C) Consular

(D)Obsessed

(a) A-B

(b) B-C

(c) A-D

(d) A-C

(e) B-D

Q12. The high level of asset prices today ____________the earlier trend in house prices.

(A)Mockeries

(B)Mirrors

(C)Reflects

(D)Refracts

(a) C-D

(b) B-C

(c) A-D

(d) A-C

(e) B-D

Q13. The rights of a citizen who has not been charged with a criminal act ought to be ____________ at all costs.

(A)Marred

(B)Protected

(C)Sabotaged

(D)Safeguarded

(a) B-D

(b) A-D

(c) A-B

(d) A-C

(e) B-C

Q14.Some laws are considered to be harmful to economic growth as they breed ____________.

(A)Inadequacy

(B)Artifice

(C)Ingenuity

(D)Inefficiency

(a) A-B

(b) B-C

(c) A-D

(d) A-C

(e) B-D

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Q15. The _______________ over the proposed Foreign Ministers’ meeting has brought setback to India-Pakistan ties.

(A)Concord

(B)Acrimony

(C)Animosity

(D)Amenity

(a) B-C

(b) A-B

(c) B-D

(d) A-C

(e) C-D

Solutions

S1. Ans. (b)

Sol. Among the starters, only starter (i) is the correct answer. The starters (ii) and (iii) are irrelevant.

‘How to have painless labor during the birth of a child has been a very old problem.’

Hence, the option (b) is the correct answer.

S2. Ans. (a)

Sol. Among the given alternatives, the alternative (iii) is the most relevant and could successfully form a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful sentence. The other two alternatives are irrelevant and out of context.

Hence, the option (a) is the correct answer.

‘Scriptures have given to us the concept of PurusharthaChatushtaya, the ultimate objective of which is every human being should strive to attain Self-realisation.’

S3. Ans. (c)

Sol. Among the given alternatives, only alternative (ii) is the most relevant and is the correct answer. The other alternatives are out of context and irrelevant and wouldn’t make a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful sentence.

Hence, the correct answer is the option (c).

‘While on pilgrimage, we were on a running train.’

S4. Ans. (d)

Sol. Among the given alternatives, only alternative (i) could successfully form a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful sentence. The other alternatives are irrelevant and out-of-context.

Among the given options, the correct answer is the option (d).

‘At the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, 125 years ago, Swami Vivekananda delivered his landmark address, about the need for harmony of religions.’

S5. Ans. (e)

Sol. All the given alternatives are out-of-context and irrelevant as per the context of the sentence.

Hence, the option (e) is the correct answer.

Some of the correct sentences can be as follow:

‘Ramakrishna, who promoted the doctrine of ‘Jato Mat, Tato Path’, inspired the perspective of Swami Vivekananda.’

‘Ramakrishna promoted the doctrine of ‘Jato Mat, Tato Path’ and inspired the perspective of Swami Vivekananda.’

S6. Ans. (b)

Sol. The correct sequence of sentences for the coherent paragraph is CEABDF.

The sentence (C) provides the theme of the passage which is ‘importance of breathing exercises in Yoga’. The sentence (C) should be the first sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (C) introduces the term ‘breathing exercises’, while the sentence (E) talks about ‘different types of breathing techniques, ‘pranayama’ is one of them’. The sentence (A) provides what happens in a breathing exercise. Talking about different types of breathing exercises and then, telling about what happens in a breathing exercise is more coherent than first telling about what happens in a breathing exercise and then, talking about different types of breathing exercises. Now, the sentence (E) should be the second sentence of the coherent paragraph and the sentence (A) should be the THIRD sentence of the coherent paragraph. The sentence (B) further talks about or qualifies the information presented in the sentence (A). So, the sentence (B) should be the FOURTH sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (D) introduces a new aspect to the passage and introduces the term ‘Prana’ which is further elaborated by the sentence (F). So, the sentence (D) should be the FIFTH sentence of the coherent paragraph, and the sentence (F) should be the SIXTH sentence of the coherent paragraph.

Hence, the final sequence for the coherent paragraph is CEABDF.

So, the option (b) is the correct answer.

S7. Ans. (a)

Sol. The correct sequence of sentences for the coherent paragraph is CEABDF.

The sentence (C) provides the theme of the passage which is ‘importance of breathing exercises in Yoga’. The sentence (C) should be the first sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (C) introduces the term ‘breathing exercises’, while the sentence (E) talks about ‘different types of breathing techniques, ‘pranayama’ is one of them’. The sentence (A) provides what happens in a breathing exercise. Talking about different types of breathing exercises and then, telling about what happens in a breathing exercise is more coherent than first telling about what happens in a breathing exercise and then, talking about different types of breathing exercises. Now, the sentence (E) should be the second sentence of the coherent paragraph and the sentence (A) should be the THIRD sentence of the coherent paragraph. The sentence (B) further talks about or qualifies the information presented in the sentence (A). So, the sentence (B) should be the FOURTH sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (D) introduces a new aspect to the passage and introduces the term ‘Prana’ which is further elaborated by the sentence (F). So, the sentence (D) should be the FIFTH sentence of the coherent paragraph, and the sentence (F) should be the SIXTH sentence of the coherent paragraph.

Hence, the final sequence for the coherent paragraph is CEABDF.

So, the option (a) is the correct answer.

S8. Ans. (c)

Sol. The correct sequence of sentences for the coherent paragraph is CEABDF.

The sentence (C) provides the theme of the passage which is ‘importance of breathing exercises in Yoga’. The sentence (C) should be the first sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (C) introduces the term ‘breathing exercises’, while the sentence (E) talks about ‘different types of breathing techniques, ‘pranayama’ is one of them’. The sentence (A) provides what happens in a breathing exercise. Talking about different types of breathing exercises and then, telling about what happens in a breathing exercise is more coherent than first telling about what happens in a breathing exercise and then, talking about different types of breathing exercises. Now, the sentence (E) should be the second sentence of the coherent paragraph and the sentence (A) should be the THIRD sentence of the coherent paragraph. The sentence (B) further talks about or qualifies the information presented in the sentence (A). So, the sentence (B) should be the FOURTH sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (D) introduces a new aspect to the passage and introduces the term ‘Prana’ which is further elaborated by the sentence (F). So, the sentence (D) should be the FIFTH sentence of the coherent paragraph, and the sentence (F) should be the SIXTH sentence of the coherent paragraph.

Hence, the final sequence for the coherent paragraph is CEABDF.

So, the option (c) is the correct answer.

S9. Ans. (d)

Sol. The correct sequence of sentences for the coherent paragraph is CEABDF.

The sentence (C) provides the theme of the passage which is ‘importance of breathing exercises in Yoga’. The sentence (C) should be the first sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (C) introduces the term ‘breathing exercises’, while the sentence (E) talks about ‘different types of breathing techniques, ‘pranayama’ is one of them’. The sentence (A) provides what happens in a breathing exercise. Talking about different types of breathing exercises and then, telling about what happens in a breathing exercise is more coherent than first telling about what happens in a breathing exercise and then, talking about different types of breathing exercises. Now, the sentence (E) should be the second sentence of the coherent paragraph and the sentence (A) should be the THIRD sentence of the coherent paragraph. The sentence (B) further talks about or qualifies the information presented in the sentence (A). So, the sentence (B) should be the FOURTH sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (D) introduces a new aspect to the passage and introduces the term ‘Prana’ which is further elaborated by the sentence (F). So, the sentence (D) should be the FIFTH sentence of the coherent paragraph, and the sentence (F) should be the SIXTH sentence of the coherent paragraph.

Hence, the final sequence for the coherent paragraph is CEABDF.

So, the option (d) is the correct answer.

S10. Ans. (e)

Sol. The correct sequence of sentences for the coherent paragraph is CEABDF.

The sentence (C) provides the theme of the passage which is ‘importance of breathing exercises in Yoga’. The sentence (C) should be the first sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (C) introduces the term ‘breathing exercises’, while the sentence (E) talks about ‘different types of breathing techniques, ‘pranayama’ is one of them’. The sentence (A) provides what happens in a breathing exercise. Talking about different types of breathing exercises and then, telling about what happens in a breathing exercise is more coherent than first telling about what happens in a breathing exercise and then, talking about different types of breathing exercises. Now, the sentence (E) should be the second sentence of the coherent paragraph and the sentence (A) should be the THIRD sentence of the coherent paragraph. The sentence (B) further talks about or qualifies the information presented in the sentence (A). So, the sentence (B) should be the FOURTH sentence of the coherent paragraph.

The sentence (D) introduces a new aspect to the passage and introduces the term ‘Prana’ which is further elaborated by the sentence (F). So, the sentence (D) should be the FIFTH sentence of the coherent paragraph, and the sentence (F) should be the SIXTH sentence of the coherent paragraph.

Hence, the final sequence for the coherent paragraph is CEABDF.

So, the option (e) is the correct answer.

S11. Ans.(d)

Sol. Diplomatic means political.

Consular means ‘of or concerning diplomacy’;

Both of these options fit most appropriately in the given as before priority that must be at a top position it must be related to something which is politically related considering President and its matters Donald Trump.

Rough and Obsessed do not relate to the context.

S12. Ans. (b)

Sol. Mirrors and reflects are the synonyms which fit most suitably in the given blank. The sentence means that the high level of prices which assets have today portray the earlier trend which house prices used to have.

Mockeries means ridicule or derision.

Refracts means (of water, air, or glass) make (a ray of light) change direction when it enters at an angle.

Hence these are not relevant to the context of the sentence.

S13. Ans.(a)

Sol. Protected and safeguarded both are the synonyms which mean protect from harm or damage with an appropriate measure. Here these two are the appropriate words because the sentence speaks of citizens who have not been charged with a criminal actso, the rights of these citizensmust be protected and safeguarded at any cost.

Marred means ‘impair the quality or appearance of; spoil’.

Sabotaged means ‘deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.’ These are inappropriate words to be used in the sentence.

S14. Ans.(c)

Sol. Inadequacy means the state or quality of being inadequate; lack of the quantity or quality required.

Inefficiency means he state of not achieving maximum productivity; failure to make the best use of time or resources.

Here these two are the words that can be used as economic growth will be hampered since some laws hold or breed inefficiency that is inadequacy.

Artifice means clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others.

Ingenuity means the quality of being clever, original, and inventive.

S15. Ans.(a)

Sol. Acrimony means bitterness or ill feeling.

Animosity means strong hostility.

These both are the synonyms. Here these two words will fit in the sentence as the setback in India and Pakistan relations can only be due to the bitterness or acrimony in any proposal.

Concord means agreement or harmony between people or groups

Amenity means the pleasantness or attractiveness of a place.

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