English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Main Exam Set – 5

Direction (1-5): In each question given below a sentence is given and is divided into three parts a, b and c. For each part a correction statement is also given. You have to determine which part requires correction and mark it as your answer.

  1. The death penalty is impossible to administer fairly or rationally. The Supreme Court has continuously admitted that it has arbitraringly imposed this most extreme punishment. / Executions occurred in 5.2 cases for every 1 lakh murders. Such a selection cannot but be freakish. It depends overwhelmingly on the adjudicator’s personal beliefs. / Judges opposed it for never giving a death sentence; those in favour doled it out.
    a. The death penalty is impossible to administer fairly or rationally. The Supreme Court has repeatedly admitted that it has arbitrarily imposed this most extreme punishment.
    b. Executions processed in 5.2 cases for every 1 lakh murders. Such kind of a selection cannot but be freakish. It depends overwhelmingly on the adjudicator’s personal beliefs.
    c. Judges opposed to it never gave a death sentence; those in favour doled it out.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option C

     

  2. In continuing with its politics of regional identity, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi won a term secondly in office in India’s newest State, pushing the national party, the Congress, to a distant second. / TRS leader K. Chandrasekhara Rao, sworn in again as Chief Minister, had made a calculated gamble by advancing the election, which was a due long with the Lok Sabha election. / The motive was clear: he did not want to fight the Assembly polls alongside the Lok Sabha election, in which the Congress would have been a strong contender at the national level.
    a. In continuing with its politics of regional identity, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi won a second term in office in India’s newest State, pushing the national party, the Congress, to a distant second.
    b. TRS leader K. Chandrasekhara Rao, sworn in again as Chief Minister, had made a calculated gamble by advancing the election, which was due along with the Lok Sabha election.
    c. The motive was clear: he do not want to fight the Assembly polls alongside the Lok Sabha election, in which the Congress will have been a strong contender at the national level.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    None of these
    Option A

     

  3. British Prime Minister Theresa May has thrived a vote trust on her Conservative party stewardship. But there is little sign that the bitter infighting within the ruling party will abate. / Nor is there any assurance that Parliament will back her government’s controversial Brexit deal with the European Union. The leadership challenge was suddenly triggered by a growing number of Tory rebels who felt emboldened by widespread opposition to the withdrawal agreement that has united Europhiles and Eurosceptics across parties. / Their resistance gained momentum when Ms. May, deeply apprehensive about its approval by the Commons, decided to defer a vote on the deal.
    a. British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a trust vote on her Conservative party stewardship. But there is little sign that the bitter infighting within the ruling party will abate.
    b. Nor can there any assurance that Parliament will be backing her government’s controversial Brexit deal with the European Union. The leadership challenge was suddenly triggered by a growing number of Tory rebels who felt emboldened by widespread opposition to the withdrawal agreement that has united Europhiles and Eurosceptics across parties.
    c. Their resistance gained momentously when Ms. May, deeply apprehensive about its approval by the Commons, decided to deferred a vote on the deal.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    None of these
    Option D

     

  4. It is tempting to dismiss this as an aberration, like the time that Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma of the Rajasthan High Court observed that peacocks don’t have sex. / Giving in to that temptation, however, would be a mistake. / Justice Sen’s ill-advised and ill-judged diatribe is only the latest in a series of instances where judges have inserted themselves into fraught political controversies, and have deployed the prestige of judicial office to lend weight to one side of the controversy.
    a. It is temptional to dismiss this as an aberration, like the time that Justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma of the Rajasthan High Court observed that peacocks didn’t have sex.
    b. Giving into to that temptation, however, can be a mistake.
    c. Justice Sen’s ill-advised and ill-judged diatribe is only the latest in a series of instances where judges have inserted themselves into fraught political controversies, and deployed the prestige of judicial offices to lent weight to one side of the controversy.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    None of these
    Option E

     

  5. The death of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, shot when trying to control a mob of cow vigilantes in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, is a vivid expression of the contemplation of our ruling classes, and those aligned with them, for the rule of law. / The increasing number of human sacrifices for the alleged protection of cows signals a steep rise in this contempt. These incidents shock us because they are graphic and indicate a discernible change for the worse. / The shock turns to dread as the ruling elite fails to condemn and punish the perpetrators. Mob’s violence is growing, and the government’s efforts to containing it are wanting.
    a. The death of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, shot while trying to control a mob of cow vigilantes in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, is a vivid expression of the contempt of our ruling classes, and those aligned to them, for the rule of law.
    b. The increasing number of human sacrifices for the alleged protection of cows signaling a steep rise in this contemplation. These incidents shock us because they are graphic and indicate a discernible change for the worse.
    c. The shock turns into dread as the ruling elite fails to condemn and punish the perpetrators. Mob violence is growing, and the government’s efforts to contain it are wanting.

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option C

     

  6. Direction (6-10): In each of the following questions three statements with a blank in each are given. You have to choose a word from the given option that can fill all the blanks. Mark that option as your answer. The form of the verb can be modified while filling the blanks.

  7. a. 17,000 men had been ____________ on Haldon Hill.
    b. The cavalrymen ____________ beside the other regiments.
    c. He replied with as much dignity as he could ____________.

    deliquesce
    dodge
    muster
    prorogue
    None of these
    Option C

     

  8. a. We will be getting all ____________ up for the company summer ball.
    b. He stayed in a ____________ hotel.
    c. We finally bought a colour TV, which seemed the height of ____________.

    cheap
    prodigal
    frugal
    posh
    None of these
    Option D

     

  9. a. He ____________ up the rest of his sandwich.
    b. These old houses just ____________ up money.
    c. She was ____________ to herself faintly in her distress.

    tinge
    smack
    gobble
    nibble
    None of these
    Option C

     

  10. a. He helps the women ____________ their pans.
    b. I ____________ him round the head.
    c. A long-distance shot that hits a ____________.

    marred
    blight
    clout
    ravage
    None of these
    Option C

     

  11. a. His attacker ____________ him on the head.
    b. With a few ____________ and some loud whistles, they drove the animals away.
    c. We decided to take a ____________ at spotting the decade’s trends.

    skim
    whack
    spume
    graze
    None of these
    Option B

     

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