English Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015 – Set 11

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Directions (Q. 1-5): The following questions consist of a single
sentence with one blank only. You are
given six words denoted by A, B,
C, D, E and F as answer choices and from the six choices you have to
two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningful
1. ________ the Washington Post corrected the story to say that
the comments on the article first appeared in Caravan.
(A) Subsequently (B) Previously (C) Later
(D) When (E) After (F) Now
1) (A) and (F)
2) (A) and (C)
3) (B) and (C)
4) (E) and (F)
5) (B) and (D)
2. In a statement, the anti-corruption ________ reiterated
its demand for investigation by a three-judge Special Investigation Team.
(A) party (B) wing (C) leader (D) outfit (E) people (F)
1) (A) and (B)
2) (A) and (E)
3) (C) and (F)
4) (B) and (D)
5) (B) and (E)
3. A woman officer was ________ by a large mob of Congress
workers in Bhubaneswar.
(A) felicitated (B) garlanded (C) assaulted
(D) honoured (E) attacked (F) demoralised
1) (B) and (C)
2) (A) and (E)
3) (C) and (E)
4) (D) and (F)
5) (A) and (D)

4. The Supreme Court ________ the Gujarat government for adopting
an “adversarial attitude” in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.
(A) appraised (B) slammed (C) despised
(D) criticised (E) warned (F) appreciated
1) (A) and (B)
2) (B) and (F)
3) (E) and (F)
4) (D) and (F)
5) (B) and (D)
5. Plans of restricting cyberspace by censoring contents
that are ________ and defamatory by government standards is debatable.
(A) decent (B) obscene (C) obscure
(D) nebulous (E) vulgar (F) obsolete
1) (A) and (B)
2) (B) and (E)
3) (C) and (E)
4) (D) and (F)
5) (D) and (E)
Directions (Q. 6-10):
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic
in it. The error, if any, will
be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there

is ‘No error’, the answer is 5). (Ignore
errors of punctuation, if any.)
6. 1) A truly great artist seeks creative expression / 2)
when he is overwhelmed from / 3) the spontaneous overflow /4) of feelings. / 5)
No error

Solutions – Replace ‘from’ with ‘by’
7. 1) Beethoven, the greatest music wizard, / 2) suffered
from serious aural handicaps / 3) but it did not stop from / 4) composing the
most beautiful music ever written. / 5) No error

Solutions – add ‘him’ after ‘stop’ 
8. 1) Everyone likes to work under perfect / 2) conditions
but if that cannot be created then / 3) one should learn to adapt and adjust /
4) with ease to ensure that the work is not affected. / 5) No error

Solutions – Replace ‘that’ with ‘those’ 
9. 1) If we want to acquire experience / 2) we have to learn
to swim ourselves / 3) instead just collecting pearls of wisdom / 4) through
reading books. / 5) No error

Solutions – Add ‘of’ after ‘instead’ 
10. 1) There is a pleasure unique in itself / 2) in being an
architect of one’s destiny, 3) / which a life of / 4) servitude can never
promise. / 5) No error

Solutions – Add ‘own’ after ‘one’s 


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