English Quiz for SBI Clerk Mains 2016 – Set 10

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Directions (Q. 1-10)
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
A long time ago, on a big tree in
the lap of the mountain, lived a bird named Sindhuka. It was a rather special bird because its
droppings turned into gold as soon as they hit the ground. One day, a hunter
came to the tree in search of prey and he saw Sindhuka’s droppings hit the
ground and turn into gold. The hunter was struck with wonder. He though,
“I have been hunting birds and small animals since I was a boy, but in all
my 80 years, I have never seen such a miraculous creature. He decided that he
had to catch the bird somehow. He climbed the tree and skillfully set a trap for the bird. The bird, quite unaware of the
danger it was in, stayed on the tree and sang merrily. But it was soon caught
in the hunter’s trap. The hunter immediately seized it and shoved it into a
cage. The hunter took the bird home joyfully. But as he had time to think over
his good fortune later, he suddenly realised, “If the king comes to know
of this wonder, he will certainly take away the bird from me and he might even
punish me for keeping such a rare treasure all to myself. So it would be safer
and more honourable if I were to go to the king and present the unique bird to
him,” The next day, the hunter took the bird to the king and presented it
to him in court with great reverence.
The king was delighted to receive such an unusual and rare gift. He told his
courtiers to keep the bird safe and feed it with the best bird food available.
The king’s prime minister though, was reluctant
to accept the bird. He said “O Rajah, how can you believe the word of a
foolish hunter accept this bird? Has anyone in our kingdom ever seen abird
dropping gold? The hunter must be either crazy or telling lies. I think it is
best that you release the bird from
the cage.” After a little thought, the king felt that his prime minister’s
words were correct. So he ordered the bird to be released. But as soon as the
door of the cage was thrown open, the bird flew out, perched itself on a nearby
doorway and defecated. To everyone’s surprise, the dropping immediately turned
into gold. The king mourned his loss.
1. Which of the
following is possible the most appropriate title for the story?
a) The Skilled Hunter
b) The King’s Prime Minister
c) The King’s Defeat
d) The Bird with the Gold Dropping
e) The Trials and Tribulations of the Foolish Bird Sindhuka
2. Which of the
following emotions made the hunter gift the bird to the king?
a) Respect b) Joy c) Pride
d) Fear e) Awe
3. Which of the
following is true according to the story?
a) Birds like Sindhuka were very common in the area near the
b) Sindhuka remained caged for the rest of its life
c) Sindhuka was unaware of the trap laid by the hunter
d) The King, when told to not accept the bird, did not
listen to his Prime Minister
e) All are true
4. Why was the king’s
Prime Minister reluctant to accept the bird?
a) He believed that the bird would die if caged
b) He know about the hunter’s habit of lying
c) He believed that the bird would bring bad luck to the
d) His sources had informed him that the hunter was crazy
e) None of these
5. How did the hunter
find Sindhuka?
a) He had read stories about the bird and had set traps at
various locations in the city
b) He followed the bird’s droppings
c) He was on the lookout for a prey when he chanced upon it
d) People from the city had informed him about the bird’s
e) He was attracted by the birds calls
Directions (Q. 6-8)
Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word/group of words

printed in bold as used in the passage.
6. Rather
a) Regular b) Quite c) Instead
d) But e) Known
7. Release
a) Free b) Vacate c) Vent
d) Let expire e) Make public
8. Reverence
a) Respect b) Detail c) Astonishment
d) Hope e) Remembrance
Directions (Q. 9-10)
Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold

as used in the passage.
9. Reluctant
a) True b) Clever c) Averse
d) Hesitant e) Keen
10. Skilfully
a) Angrily b) Haphazardly c) Highly

d) Cheaply e) Deftly


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