IBPS Clerk English Language Questions with Answers Practice online test 43

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1 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

'How soon 'not now' becomes 'never''- a quote by Martin Luther which actually explains the reason behind all those unaccomplished dreams. Actually here's the thing, you are able to be incredibly self-motivated! For instance if I park my car on your toe your motivation for me to get my car off your foot would manifest immediately. Motivation in this context is easy to produce. But when people say they want more motivation, what they really mean is that they want to purposefully direct their motivational force towards something positive, constructive and valuable to them. But how do you ramp up your self-motivation? It's a mistake to assume that motivation must always be linked to feeling motivated. We assume self-motivation is fuelled by emotion and initially it often is. Inspirational speakers with strong jaw lines, tailored suits and overpowering white smiles whip up your emotions. You leave the seminar feeling motivated - ready to take on the world. And this is great - in the short term. But like getting a sugar hit when running a marathon, pretty soon the effect fades. You can't be forever motivated by others - eventually you have to be self - motivated as self - motivation can be sustained.

The question is - how do we feel motivated? First, be fuel-efficient. If we see emotion as a type of fuel for selfmotivation, then we need to be able to save it. We need to be able to run the machine, using up very little emotion sometimes. Secondly, learn to act when you don't feel like acting it as it gives you a $ massive$ advantage over 99% of people who have been trained by society to 'only do stuff they feel motivated to do.' However, the feeling of motivation gradually develops only after you've started and made sustained efforts. Don't wait until everything is just right. There is never a 'right time' to do a difficult thing. Make enough preparation, but be man or woman enough to know when you're just hiding behind excuses. Sometimes the more we put off doing something the more 'reasons' we find for putting it off. Further, shoot for the moon and you'll land amongst the stars. It's worth being ambitious because even if you fail short of your ultimate goal, you'll achieve a lot 'by default'. Also, hang out with motivated people, because attitudes rub off. It has been observed that really motivated people are motivating. Find people who are positive and goal-focused. Lastly, it's important to remember that a step in and of itself is not much of a thing but enough steps together can take you far indeed.

There will be times when you need to re-evoke some fire in your $belly$. In such times take time to sit down and relax. Close your eyes and remind yourself of all the reasons to be motivated. Consider how you would feel if you really didn'tgo for your dreams. The greatest failure is the failure to try because people, when motivated, achieve amazing things. The couch potato does change ways, the college dropoutdoes go on to create a global empire. Just take a look at Guiness Book of World Records and you will never doubt what people, who set their minds towards something, are capable of.
Which of the following can be an appropriate title for the passage?
A.  Why Do We Need Motivation in Our life? B.    Developing Patience for Failures of Self and Others
C.  Self-Motivation - An Achievable Goal! D.    Self-Awareness and Self-Actualisation
E.    How to do Things you Don't Like
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2 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

'How soon 'not now' becomes 'never''- a quote by Martin Luther which actually explains the reason behind all those unaccomplished dreams. Actually here's the thing, you are able to be incredibly self-motivated! For instance if I park my car on your toe your motivation for me to get my car off your foot would manifest immediately. Motivation in this context is easy to produce. But when people say they want more motivation, what they really mean is that they want to purposefully direct their motivational force towards something positive, constructive and valuable to them. But how do you ramp up your self-motivation? It's a mistake to assume that motivation must always be linked to feeling motivated. We assume self-motivation is fuelled by emotion and initially it often is. Inspirational speakers with strong jaw lines, tailored suits and overpowering white smiles whip up your emotions. You leave the seminar feeling motivated - ready to take on the world. And this is great - in the short term. But like getting a sugar hit when running a marathon, pretty soon the effect fades. You can't be forever motivated by others - eventually you have to be self - motivated as self - motivation can be sustained.

The question is - how do we feel motivated? First, be fuel-efficient. If we see emotion as a type of fuel for selfmotivation, then we need to be able to save it. We need to be able to run the machine, using up very little emotion sometimes. Secondly, learn to act when you don't feel like acting it as it gives you a $ massive$ advantage over 99% of people who have been trained by society to 'only do stuff they feel motivated to do.' However, the feeling of motivation gradually develops only after you've started and made sustained efforts. Don't wait until everything is just right. There is never a 'right time' to do a difficult thing. Make enough preparation, but be man or woman enough to know when you're just hiding behind excuses. Sometimes the more we put off doing something the more 'reasons' we find for putting it off. Further, shoot for the moon and you'll land amongst the stars. It's worth being ambitious because even if you fail short of your ultimate goal, you'll achieve a lot 'by default'. Also, hang out with motivated people, because attitudes rub off. It has been observed that really motivated people are motivating. Find people who are positive and goal-focused. Lastly, it's important to remember that a step in and of itself is not much of a thing but enough steps together can take you far indeed.

There will be times when you need to re-evoke some fire in your $belly$. In such times take time to sit down and relax. Close your eyes and remind yourself of all the reasons to be motivated. Consider how you would feel if you really didn'tgo for your dreams. The greatest failure is the failure to try because people, when motivated, achieve amazing things. The couch potato does change ways, the college dropoutdoes go on to create a global empire. Just take a look at Guiness Book of World Records and you will never doubt what people, who set their minds towards something, are capable of.
Which of the following is/are NOT TRUE in the context of the passage?

(A) Just taking one step does not make you selfmotivated; rather you have to sustain your efforts.

(B) According to the author, if you try and fail it would be your greatest failure in life.

(C) People can perform great tasks if they are truly motivated to do so
A.  Only B and C B.    Only C
C.  Only A D.    Only A and C
E.    Only B
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3 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

'How soon 'not now' becomes 'never''- a quote by Martin Luther which actually explains the reason behind all those unaccomplished dreams. Actually here's the thing, you are able to be incredibly self-motivated! For instance if I park my car on your toe your motivation for me to get my car off your foot would manifest immediately. Motivation in this context is easy to produce. But when people say they want more motivation, what they really mean is that they want to purposefully direct their motivational force towards something positive, constructive and valuable to them. But how do you ramp up your self-motivation? It's a mistake to assume that motivation must always be linked to feeling motivated. We assume self-motivation is fuelled by emotion and initially it often is. Inspirational speakers with strong jaw lines, tailored suits and overpowering white smiles whip up your emotions. You leave the seminar feeling motivated - ready to take on the world. And this is great - in the short term. But like getting a sugar hit when running a marathon, pretty soon the effect fades. You can't be forever motivated by others - eventually you have to be self - motivated as self - motivation can be sustained.

The question is - how do we feel motivated? First, be fuel-efficient. If we see emotion as a type of fuel for selfmotivation, then we need to be able to save it. We need to be able to run the machine, using up very little emotion sometimes. Secondly, learn to act when you don't feel like acting it as it gives you a $ massive$ advantage over 99% of people who have been trained by society to 'only do stuff they feel motivated to do.' However, the feeling of motivation gradually develops only after you've started and made sustained efforts. Don't wait until everything is just right. There is never a 'right time' to do a difficult thing. Make enough preparation, but be man or woman enough to know when you're just hiding behind excuses. Sometimes the more we put off doing something the more 'reasons' we find for putting it off. Further, shoot for the moon and you'll land amongst the stars. It's worth being ambitious because even if you fail short of your ultimate goal, you'll achieve a lot 'by default'. Also, hang out with motivated people, because attitudes rub off. It has been observed that really motivated people are motivating. Find people who are positive and goal-focused. Lastly, it's important to remember that a step in and of itself is not much of a thing but enough steps together can take you far indeed.

There will be times when you need to re-evoke some fire in your $belly$. In such times take time to sit down and relax. Close your eyes and remind yourself of all the reasons to be motivated. Consider how you would feel if you really didn'tgo for your dreams. The greatest failure is the failure to try because people, when motivated, achieve amazing things. The couch potato does change ways, the college dropoutdoes go on to create a global empire. Just take a look at Guiness Book of World Records and you will never doubt what people, who set their minds towards something, are capable of.
According to the passage, in order to be motivated we must

(A) aim high.

(B) get on with the job rather than wait for the perfect time.

(C) completely rely on our feelings and emotions
A.  Only A and B B.    Only C
C.  Only A D.    Only A and C
E.    Only B
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4 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

'How soon 'not now' becomes 'never''- a quote by Martin Luther which actually explains the reason behind all those unaccomplished dreams. Actually here's the thing, you are able to be incredibly self-motivated! For instance if I park my car on your toe your motivation for me to get my car off your foot would manifest immediately. Motivation in this context is easy to produce. But when people say they want more motivation, what they really mean is that they want to purposefully direct their motivational force towards something positive, constructive and valuable to them. But how do you ramp up your self-motivation? It's a mistake to assume that motivation must always be linked to feeling motivated. We assume self-motivation is fuelled by emotion and initially it often is. Inspirational speakers with strong jaw lines, tailored suits and overpowering white smiles whip up your emotions. You leave the seminar feeling motivated - ready to take on the world. And this is great - in the short term. But like getting a sugar hit when running a marathon, pretty soon the effect fades. You can't be forever motivated by others - eventually you have to be self - motivated as self - motivation can be sustained.

The question is - how do we feel motivated? First, be fuel-efficient. If we see emotion as a type of fuel for selfmotivation, then we need to be able to save it. We need to be able to run the machine, using up very little emotion sometimes. Secondly, learn to act when you don't feel like acting it as it gives you a $ massive$ advantage over 99% of people who have been trained by society to 'only do stuff they feel motivated to do.' However, the feeling of motivation gradually develops only after you've started and made sustained efforts. Don't wait until everything is just right. There is never a 'right time' to do a difficult thing. Make enough preparation, but be man or woman enough to know when you're just hiding behind excuses. Sometimes the more we put off doing something the more 'reasons' we find for putting it off. Further, shoot for the moon and you'll land amongst the stars. It's worth being ambitious because even if you fail short of your ultimate goal, you'll achieve a lot 'by default'. Also, hang out with motivated people, because attitudes rub off. It has been observed that really motivated people are motivating. Find people who are positive and goal-focused. Lastly, it's important to remember that a step in and of itself is not much of a thing but enough steps together can take you far indeed.

There will be times when you need to re-evoke some fire in your $belly$. In such times take time to sit down and relax. Close your eyes and remind yourself of all the reasons to be motivated. Consider how you would feel if you really didn'tgo for your dreams. The greatest failure is the failure to try because people, when motivated, achieve amazing things. The couch potato does change ways, the college dropoutdoes go on to create a global empire. Just take a look at Guiness Book of World Records and you will never doubt what people, who set their minds towards something, are capable of.
What does the author want to say when he says, 'But like getting a sugar hit when running a marathon, pretty soon the effect fades'?
A.  Most people like the state of motivation just like they like a sugar rush B.    The effects of motivation increase with time and age due to experience and hard work
C.  It is difficult for us to be motivated for long because being motivated is like running a marathon D.    The effects of such motivation vanish easily as it is only short-term in nature
E.    Motivation continues for years together as we enjoy it, just like we enjoy eating sugar.
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5 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

'How soon 'not now' becomes 'never''- a quote by Martin Luther which actually explains the reason behind all those unaccomplished dreams. Actually here's the thing, you are able to be incredibly self-motivated! For instance if I park my car on your toe your motivation for me to get my car off your foot would manifest immediately. Motivation in this context is easy to produce. But when people say they want more motivation, what they really mean is that they want to purposefully direct their motivational force towards something positive, constructive and valuable to them. But how do you ramp up your self-motivation? It's a mistake to assume that motivation must always be linked to feeling motivated. We assume self-motivation is fuelled by emotion and initially it often is. Inspirational speakers with strong jaw lines, tailored suits and overpowering white smiles whip up your emotions. You leave the seminar feeling motivated - ready to take on the world. And this is great - in the short term. But like getting a sugar hit when running a marathon, pretty soon the effect fades. You can't be forever motivated by others - eventually you have to be self - motivated as self - motivation can be sustained.

The question is - how do we feel motivated? First, be fuel-efficient. If we see emotion as a type of fuel for selfmotivation, then we need to be able to save it. We need to be able to run the machine, using up very little emotion sometimes. Secondly, learn to act when you don't feel like acting it as it gives you a $ massive$ advantage over 99% of people who have been trained by society to 'only do stuff they feel motivated to do.' However, the feeling of motivation gradually develops only after you've started and made sustained efforts. Don't wait until everything is just right. There is never a 'right time' to do a difficult thing. Make enough preparation, but be man or woman enough to know when you're just hiding behind excuses. Sometimes the more we put off doing something the more 'reasons' we find for putting it off. Further, shoot for the moon and you'll land amongst the stars. It's worth being ambitious because even if you fail short of your ultimate goal, you'll achieve a lot 'by default'. Also, hang out with motivated people, because attitudes rub off. It has been observed that really motivated people are motivating. Find people who are positive and goal-focused. Lastly, it's important to remember that a step in and of itself is not much of a thing but enough steps together can take you far indeed.

There will be times when you need to re-evoke some fire in your $belly$. In such times take time to sit down and relax. Close your eyes and remind yourself of all the reasons to be motivated. Consider how you would feel if you really didn'tgo for your dreams. The greatest failure is the failure to try because people, when motivated, achieve amazing things. The couch potato does change ways, the college dropoutdoes go on to create a global empire. Just take a look at Guiness Book of World Records and you will never doubt what people, who set their minds towards something, are capable of.
According to the passage, it is important to stay with positive people because

(A) they will accept you regardless of your failures.

(B) self-motivated people motivate others as well.

(C) we tend to grasp the attitude of those around us
A.  Only A and B B.    Only B and C
C.  Only C D.    Only A and C
E.    Only B
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6 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

'How soon 'not now' becomes 'never''- a quote by Martin Luther which actually explains the reason behind all those unaccomplished dreams. Actually here's the thing, you are able to be incredibly self-motivated! For instance if I park my car on your toe your motivation for me to get my car off your foot would manifest immediately. Motivation in this context is easy to produce. But when people say they want more motivation, what they really mean is that they want to purposefully direct their motivational force towards something positive, constructive and valuable to them. But how do you ramp up your self-motivation? It's a mistake to assume that motivation must always be linked to feeling motivated. We assume self-motivation is fuelled by emotion and initially it often is. Inspirational speakers with strong jaw lines, tailored suits and overpowering white smiles whip up your emotions. You leave the seminar feeling motivated - ready to take on the world. And this is great - in the short term. But like getting a sugar hit when running a marathon, pretty soon the effect fades. You can't be forever motivated by others - eventually you have to be self - motivated as self - motivation can be sustained.

The question is - how do we feel motivated? First, be fuel-efficient. If we see emotion as a type of fuel for selfmotivation, then we need to be able to save it. We need to be able to run the machine, using up very little emotion sometimes. Secondly, learn to act when you don't feel like acting it as it gives you a $ massive$ advantage over 99% of people who have been trained by society to 'only do stuff they feel motivated to do.' However, the feeling of motivation gradually develops only after you've started and made sustained efforts. Don't wait until everything is just right. There is never a 'right time' to do a difficult thing. Make enough preparation, but be man or woman enough to know when you're just hiding behind excuses. Sometimes the more we put off doing something the more 'reasons' we find for putting it off. Further, shoot for the moon and you'll land amongst the stars. It's worth being ambitious because even if you fail short of your ultimate goal, you'll achieve a lot 'by default'. Also, hang out with motivated people, because attitudes rub off. It has been observed that really motivated people are motivating. Find people who are positive and goal-focused. Lastly, it's important to remember that a step in and of itself is not much of a thing but enough steps together can take you far indeed.

There will be times when you need to re-evoke some fire in your $belly$. In such times take time to sit down and relax. Close your eyes and remind yourself of all the reasons to be motivated. Consider how you would feel if you really didn'tgo for your dreams. The greatest failure is the failure to try because people, when motivated, achieve amazing things. The couch potato does change ways, the college dropoutdoes go on to create a global empire. Just take a look at Guiness Book of World Records and you will never doubt what people, who set their minds towards something, are capable of.
Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word 'MASSIVE' as used in the passage?
A.  Popular B.    Minor
C.  Suppressed D.    Great
E.    Common
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7 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

'How soon 'not now' becomes 'never''- a quote by Martin Luther which actually explains the reason behind all those unaccomplished dreams. Actually here's the thing, you are able to be incredibly self-motivated! For instance if I park my car on your toe your motivation for me to get my car off your foot would manifest immediately. Motivation in this context is easy to produce. But when people say they want more motivation, what they really mean is that they want to purposefully direct their motivational force towards something positive, constructive and valuable to them. But how do you ramp up your self-motivation? It's a mistake to assume that motivation must always be linked to feeling motivated. We assume self-motivation is fuelled by emotion and initially it often is. Inspirational speakers with strong jaw lines, tailored suits and overpowering white smiles whip up your emotions. You leave the seminar feeling motivated - ready to take on the world. And this is great - in the short term. But like getting a sugar hit when running a marathon, pretty soon the effect fades. You can't be forever motivated by others - eventually you have to be self - motivated as self - motivation can be sustained.

The question is - how do we feel motivated? First, be fuel-efficient. If we see emotion as a type of fuel for selfmotivation, then we need to be able to save it. We need to be able to run the machine, using up very little emotion sometimes. Secondly, learn to act when you don't feel like acting it as it gives you a $ massive$ advantage over 99% of people who have been trained by society to 'only do stuff they feel motivated to do.' However, the feeling of motivation gradually develops only after you've started and made sustained efforts. Don't wait until everything is just right. There is never a 'right time' to do a difficult thing. Make enough preparation, but be man or woman enough to know when you're just hiding behind excuses. Sometimes the more we put off doing something the more 'reasons' we find for putting it off. Further, shoot for the moon and you'll land amongst the stars. It's worth being ambitious because even if you fail short of your ultimate goal, you'll achieve a lot 'by default'. Also, hang out with motivated people, because attitudes rub off. It has been observed that really motivated people are motivating. Find people who are positive and goal-focused. Lastly, it's important to remember that a step in and of itself is not much of a thing but enough steps together can take you far indeed.

There will be times when you need to re-evoke some fire in your $belly$. In such times take time to sit down and relax. Close your eyes and remind yourself of all the reasons to be motivated. Consider how you would feel if you really didn'tgo for your dreams. The greatest failure is the failure to try because people, when motivated, achieve amazing things. The couch potato does change ways, the college dropoutdoes go on to create a global empire. Just take a look at Guiness Book of World Records and you will never doubt what people, who set their minds towards something, are capable of.
Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word 'BELLY' as used in the passage?
A.  Ground B.    Gut
C.  Bounce D.    Intestine
E.    Field
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8 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words/ phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

'How soon 'not now' becomes 'never''- a quote by Martin Luther which actually explains the reason behind all those unaccomplished dreams. Actually here's the thing, you are able to be incredibly self-motivated! For instance if I park my car on your toe your motivation for me to get my car off your foot would manifest immediately. Motivation in this context is easy to produce. But when people say they want more motivation, what they really mean is that they want to purposefully direct their motivational force towards something positive, constructive and valuable to them. But how do you ramp up your self-motivation? It's a mistake to assume that motivation must always be linked to feeling motivated. We assume self-motivation is fuelled by emotion and initially it often is. Inspirational speakers with strong jaw lines, tailored suits and overpowering white smiles whip up your emotions. You leave the seminar feeling motivated - ready to take on the world. And this is great - in the short term. But like getting a sugar hit when running a marathon, pretty soon the effect fades. You can't be forever motivated by others - eventually you have to be self - motivated as self - motivation can be sustained.

The question is - how do we feel motivated? First, be fuel-efficient. If we see emotion as a type of fuel for selfmotivation, then we need to be able to save it. We need to be able to run the machine, using up very little emotion sometimes. Secondly, learn to act when you don't feel like acting it as it gives you a $ massive$ advantage over 99% of people who have been trained by society to 'only do stuff they feel motivated to do.' However, the feeling of motivation gradually develops only after you've started and made sustained efforts. Don't wait until everything is just right. There is never a 'right time' to do a difficult thing. Make enough preparation, but be man or woman enough to know when you're just hiding behind excuses. Sometimes the more we put off doing something the more 'reasons' we find for putting it off. Further, shoot for the moon and you'll land amongst the stars. It's worth being ambitious because even if you fail short of your ultimate goal, you'll achieve a lot 'by default'. Also, hang out with motivated people, because attitudes rub off. It has been observed that really motivated people are motivating. Find people who are positive and goal-focused. Lastly, it's important to remember that a step in and of itself is not much of a thing but enough steps together can take you far indeed.

There will be times when you need to re-evoke some fire in your $belly$. In such times take time to sit down and relax. Close your eyes and remind yourself of all the reasons to be motivated. Consider how you would feel if you really didn'tgo for your dreams. The greatest failure is the failure to try because people, when motivated, achieve amazing things. The couch potato does change ways, the college dropoutdoes go on to create a global empire. Just take a look at Guiness Book of World Records and you will never doubt what people, who set their minds towards something, are capable of.
According to the passage, which of the following can be said about motivation?

A. It is possible to motivate yourself

B. Self-motivation is an instant process

C. For motivation to be sustainable it must come from within
A.  Only A and B B.    Only B
C.  Only A D.    Only A and C
E.    All A, B and C
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9 . Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the given questions.

(A) Also every professional should take advantage of online publishing channels to prove that they are, indeed, experts in a particular market niche.

(B) According to me, actually, it has come to life -online.

(C) If writing about this market niche does not come easily to you, find ways to employ or work withcolleagues or professional writers who can get your content upto 97% complete, then polish the final 3% before publishing.

(D) For years now, people have been saying that publishing has been dying.

(E) This is why I say that every subject matter expert should be writing online, by publishing blogs andby offering content to online publishers
Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
A.  A B.    B
C.  C D.    D
E.    E
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10 . Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the given questions.

(A) Also every professional should take advantage of online publishing channels to prove that they are, indeed, experts in a particular market niche.

(B) According to me, actually, it has come to life -online.

(C) If writing about this market niche does not come easily to you, find ways to employ or work withcolleagues or professional writers who can get your content upto 97% complete, then polish the final 3% before publishing.

(D) For years now, people have been saying that publishing has been dying.

(E) This is why I say that every subject matter expert should be writing online, by publishing blogs andby offering content to online publishers
Which of the following should be the FIFTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
A.  A B.    B
C.  C D.    D
E.    E
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