IBPS Clerk English Language Questions with Answers Practice online test 48

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1 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

Sultan Nasiruddin was a wise and $just$ ruler. Everybody sang his praises. He was kind to the poor. He used to distribute money to the poor and the needy. His treasury was full of wealth. In spite of having so much wealth, he did not spend anything on himself. He earned his living by copying the holy book of the Muslims, the Koran. Though a king, he felt that he must earn his own livelihood. He led a simple life. His wife was forced to do all the household chores. She had to cook her food, sweep the floor, make clothes and do many other household duties. At night, she complained of $severe$ pain in her body. She $muttered$ to herself, 'My life is so miserable. I am tired of working from morning to evening.'

One day, while cooking food, she burnt her fingers. She started weeping. On seeing her weeping, Sultan Nasiruddin asked her, 'Begum, what is the matter?' The queen started grumbling, 'See I have burnt my fingers. In spite of my being a queen, I have to work like other poor women. Why don't you employ some maid-servants?' Sultan Nasiruddin replied,'No Begum, I earn my livelihood by copying the Koran. My income does not permit me to spend $lavishly$.' The queen was annoyed. She said, 'Sultan, for whom is this treasury full? As a king you must spend on yourself and your family.'

Sultan Nasiruddin disagreed. He replied, 'Begum, you are mistaken. I cannot touch the treasury. It is people's wealth. I am answerable to God. I must earn my livelihood.' The Begum was $quiet$. She was convinced by the Sultan's argument and accepted it willingly.

Choose the word which is mostnearly the SAME in meaning, according to the passage.
$Serve$
A.  sad B.    serious
C.  deep D.    bad
E.    intense
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2 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

Sultan Nasiruddin was a wise and $just$ ruler. Everybody sang his praises. He was kind to the poor. He used to distribute money to the poor and the needy. His treasury was full of wealth. In spite of having so much wealth, he did not spend anything on himself. He earned his living by copying the holy book of the Muslims, the Koran. Though a king, he felt that he must earn his own livelihood. He led a simple life. His wife was forced to do all the household chores. She had to cook her food, sweep the floor, make clothes and do many other household duties. At night, she complained of $severe$ pain in her body. She $muttered$ to herself, 'My life is so miserable. I am tired of working from morning to evening.'

One day, while cooking food, she burnt her fingers. She started weeping. On seeing her weeping, Sultan Nasiruddin asked her, 'Begum, what is the matter?' The queen started grumbling, 'See I have burnt my fingers. In spite of my being a queen, I have to work like other poor women. Why don't you employ some maid-servants?' Sultan Nasiruddin replied,'No Begum, I earn my livelihood by copying the Koran. My income does not permit me to spend $lavishly$.' The queen was annoyed. She said, 'Sultan, for whom is this treasury full? As a king you must spend on yourself and your family.'

Sultan Nasiruddin disagreed. He replied, 'Begum, you are mistaken. I cannot touch the treasury. It is people's wealth. I am answerable to God. I must earn my livelihood.' The Begum was $quiet$. She was convinced by the Sultan's argument and accepted it willingly.

Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning, according to the passage
$Just$
A.  unbiased B.    only
C.  cruel D.    unfair
E.    foolish
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3 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

Sultan Nasiruddin was a wise and $just$ ruler. Everybody sang his praises. He was kind to the poor. He used to distribute money to the poor and the needy. His treasury was full of wealth. In spite of having so much wealth, he did not spend anything on himself. He earned his living by copying the holy book of the Muslims, the Koran. Though a king, he felt that he must earn his own livelihood. He led a simple life. His wife was forced to do all the household chores. She had to cook her food, sweep the floor, make clothes and do many other household duties. At night, she complained of $severe$ pain in her body. She $muttered$ to herself, 'My life is so miserable. I am tired of working from morning to evening.'

One day, while cooking food, she burnt her fingers. She started weeping. On seeing her weeping, Sultan Nasiruddin asked her, 'Begum, what is the matter?' The queen started grumbling, 'See I have burnt my fingers. In spite of my being a queen, I have to work like other poor women. Why don't you employ some maid-servants?' Sultan Nasiruddin replied,'No Begum, I earn my livelihood by copying the Koran. My income does not permit me to spend $lavishly$.' The queen was annoyed. She said, 'Sultan, for whom is this treasury full? As a king you must spend on yourself and your family.'

Sultan Nasiruddin disagreed. He replied, 'Begum, you are mistaken. I cannot touch the treasury. It is people's wealth. I am answerable to God. I must earn my livelihood.' The Begum was $quiet$. She was convinced by the Sultan's argument and accepted it willingly.

Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning, according to the passage
$Lavishly$
A.  miserly B.    minutely
C.  extrabagantly D.    financially
E.    doubtfully
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4 . Rearrange the following eight sentences a, b, c, d, e, f, g and h in a proper sequence to construct a meaningful paragraph. Then answer the questions given below.

(a) It was a series of great American critics who sounded the alarm, with books such as the closing of the American mind and the western canon.

(b) Of course the problem is not unique to Britain.

(c) Will our leading writers and academics rise up and with one voice protest against the ministerial murder of English literature?

(d) But where are the British Bloms and Bellows?

(e) Even if they agree to attack a Labour Government, which they cannot, they would disagree about the issue.

(f) To denounce the philistines in Downing street might be punished by the loss of subsidies and perks, invitations and honours.

(g) Like hell they will

(h) Expensively educated for the most part, our literary intelligensia is not inclined to take risk for the masses
Which of the following should be THIRD statement after rearrangement?
A.  b B.    d
C.  e D.    g
E.    f
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5 . Rearrange the following eight sentences a, b, c, d, e, f, g and h in a proper sequence to construct a meaningful paragraph. Then answer the questions given below.

(a) It was a series of great American critics who sounded the alarm, with books such as the closing of the American mind and the western canon.

(b) Of course the problem is not unique to Britain.

(c) Will our leading writers and academics rise up and with one voice protest against the ministerial murder of English literature?

(d) But where are the British Bloms and Bellows?

(e) Even if they agree to attack a Labour Government, which they cannot, they would disagree about the issue.

(f) To denounce the philistines in Downing street might be punished by the loss of subsidies and perks, invitations and honours.

(g) Like hell they will

(h) Expensively educated for the most part, our literary intelligensia is not inclined to take risk for the masses
Which of the following should be FIFTH statement after rearrangement?
A.  a B.    c
C.  e D.    h
E.    g
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6 . Rearrange the following eight sentences a, b, c, d, e, f, g and h in a proper sequence to construct a meaningful paragraph. Then answer the questions given below.

(a) It was a series of great American critics who sounded the alarm, with books such as the closing of the American mind and the western canon.

(b) Of course the problem is not unique to Britain.

(c) Will our leading writers and academics rise up and with one voice protest against the ministerial murder of English literature?

(d) But where are the British Bloms and Bellows?

(e) Even if they agree to attack a Labour Government, which they cannot, they would disagree about the issue.

(f) To denounce the philistines in Downing street might be punished by the loss of subsidies and perks, invitations and honours.

(g) Like hell they will

(h) Expensively educated for the most part, our literary intelligensia is not inclined to take risk for the masses
Which of the follow should be FIRST statement after rearrangement?
A.  b B.    c
C.  a D.    f
E.    h
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7 . Rearrange the following eight sentences a, b, c, d, e, f, g and h in a proper sequence to construct a meaningful paragraph. Then answer the questions given below.

(a) It was a series of great American critics who sounded the alarm, with books such as the closing of the American mind and the western canon.

(b) Of course the problem is not unique to Britain.

(c) Will our leading writers and academics rise up and with one voice protest against the ministerial murder of English literature?

(d) But where are the British Bloms and Bellows?

(e) Even if they agree to attack a Labour Government, which they cannot, they would disagree about the issue.

(f) To denounce the philistines in Downing street might be punished by the loss of subsidies and perks, invitations and honours.

(g) Like hell they will

(h) Expensively educated for the most part, our literary intelligensia is not inclined to take risk for the masses
Which of the following should be EIGHTH statement after rearrangement
A.  b B.    a
C.  g D.    h
E.    f
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8 . Rearrange the following eight sentences a, b, c, d, e, f, g and h in a proper sequence to construct a meaningful paragraph. Then answer the questions given below.

(a) It was a series of great American critics who sounded the alarm, with books such as the closing of the American mind and the western canon.

(b) Of course the problem is not unique to Britain.

(c) Will our leading writers and academics rise up and with one voice protest against the ministerial murder of English literature?

(d) But where are the British Bloms and Bellows?

(e) Even if they agree to attack a Labour Government, which they cannot, they would disagree about the issue.

(f) To denounce the philistines in Downing street might be punished by the loss of subsidies and perks, invitations and honours.

(g) Like hell they will

(h) Expensively educated for the most part, our literary intelligensia is not inclined to take risk for the masses
Which of the following should be SIXTH statement after rearrangement?
A.  e B.    h
C.  d D.    b
E.    g
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9 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.

Like in the case of seedless oranges, Japanese agriculture researchers were the $(1)$ to develop seedless varieties of watermelons in 1951. Researchers working at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi, $(2)$ alsoproduced an experimental variety and $(3)$ it Pusa Bedana. Taiwanese scientists have also developed a seedless variety $(4)$. the seedless varieties have not $(5)$ the stage of commercial cultivation. Some varieties $(6)$ contain seeds in $(7)$ numbers are available in the market at times.Traditionally, cultivation of watermelons was confined mostly $(8)$ river beds, but now they can be grown in almost all types of soil. Light sandy and well-drained fertile land is ideal for watermelons.
$(1)$
A.  latest B.    last
C.  first D.    ignorant
E.    great
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10 . In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.

Like in the case of seedless oranges, Japanese agriculture researchers were the $(1)$ to develop seedless varieties of watermelons in 1951. Researchers working at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi, $(2)$ alsoproduced an experimental variety and $(3)$ it Pusa Bedana. Taiwanese scientists have also developed a seedless variety $(4)$. the seedless varieties have not $(5)$ the stage of commercial cultivation. Some varieties $(6)$ contain seeds in $(7)$ numbers are available in the market at times.Traditionally, cultivation of watermelons was confined mostly $(8)$ river beds, but now they can be grown in almost all types of soil. Light sandy and well-drained fertile land is ideal for watermelons.
$(2)$
A.  did B.    his
C.  were D.    have
E.    was
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