English Questions for IBPS RRB/NABARD exams — Set 103

Directions (1-5): Each sentence below is divided into 3 parts. Read the sentence and find out errors (if any) in the given 3 parts and accordingly mark your answer.

  1. Whether we consider him as a man, with his powerful and / and gracious personality, or a religious reformer, who/ has done much to break his religious prejudice.
    i. Whether we consider him as a man, with his powerful and
    ii. gracious personality, or a religious reformer, who
    iii. has done much to break his religious prejudice.
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Only iii
    D) All of these
    E) None of these
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Sentence is:- Whether we consider him as a man, with his powerful yet gracious personality, or as a religious reformer, who did much to break his religious prejudice.
    Powerful yet gracious shows contradictory qualities
  2. First came the sciences and inventions of the Arabs,/ making their way slowly against the prejudice of the authorities, and /opening eyes of men to unexplored.
    i. First came the sciences and inventions of the Arabs
    ii. making their way slowly against the prejudice of the authorities, and
    iii. opening eyes of men to unexplored.
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Only iii
    D) All of these
    E) None of these.
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sentence is : First came the sciences and inventions of the Arabs, making their way slowly against the prejudice of the authorities, and opening men’s eyes to unexplored.
    As possessive noun expresses belongingness, ownership, relationship, etc
  3. Men’s mind were too much occupied with religious and political changes/ and with the rapid enlargement of the mental horizon to/ find time for the peace and leisure which are essential for literary results.
    i. . Men’s mind were too much occupied with religious and political changes
    ii. and with the rapid enlargement of the mental horizon to
    iii. find time for the peace and leisure which are essential for literary results.
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Both ii & iii
    D) Only iii
    E) Both i & iii
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    Option E
    Explanation:

    Sentence is : Men’s minds were too much occupied with religious and political changes and with the rapid enlargement of the mental horizon to find time for that peace and leisure which are essential for literary results.
    “were is always preceded by a plural noun or pronoun”
    “the peace will be replaced by that peace and leisure which …(relative pronoun)”
  4. The most characteristic feature of the Elizabethan age was/ the comparative religious tolerance, which was largely due to/ the queen’s influence.
    i. The most characteristic feature of the Elizabethan age was
    ii. the comparative religious tolerance, which was largely due to
    iii. the queen’s influence
    A) Only i
    B) Only ii
    C) Both i & iii
    D) Both ii & iii
    E) All of these
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    Option D
    Explanation:

    Sentence is :- The most characteristic feature of the Elizabethan age was/ the comparative religious tolerance, which was due largely to queen’s influence
    ” largely due to is a split infinitive [[ a split infinitive is a grammar violation]]”
    “omit the before queen’s inflence”
  5. The idea of Sackville was to follow Lydgate’s Fall of Princes /and let each character tell its own story so that the poem would be a /mirror in which present rulers may see themselves and read the warning.
    i. The idea of Sackville was to follow Lydgate’s Fall of Princes
    ii. and let each character tell its own story so that the poem would be a
    iii. mirror in which present rulers may see themselves and read the warning.
    A) Only 2
    B) Only 3
    C) Both ii & iii
    D) Both i & iii
    E) None of these
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    Option C
    Explanation:

    Sentence is :- The idea of Sackville was to follow Lydgate’s Fall of Princes and let each character tell his own story so that the poem would be a mirror in which present rulers might see themselves and read the warning
    “Characters of a story are living beings so HIS will replace ITS”
    “As the sentence is in past so Might it apt”

Directions (6-10): Each sentence below contains 2 blanks. Fill in the appropriate words from the given 5 options.

  1. From ____________ sarcastic refrences to marriage made by the _______ __in the play; it is generally alleged that marriage was a hasty and unhappy one.
    A) Many, Protagonists
    B) Numerous, Characters
    C) Such, Actors
    D) Many, Writer
    E) Numerous, Author
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    Option B
  2. There comes a time, __________ and ___________, in the life of every youth when the romance no longer enthralls him.
    A) Automatically, Drastically
    B) Automatically, Casually
    C) Supposedly, Naturally
    D) Naturally, Inevitably
    E) Naturally, Dramatically
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    Option D
  3. Out of suffering have _________ the strongest souls; the most _________ characters are seared with scars.
    A) Emanated, Gigantic
    B) Loomed, Enormous
    C) Originated, Burly
    D) Emerged, Massive
    E) Germinated, Colossal
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    Option D
  4. __________ and _____________ never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates.
    A) Wise, Clever
    B) Brilliance, Talent
    C)Talent, Intelligence
    D) Skill, Capability
    E) Capacity, Ability
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    Option C
  5. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the _________of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets ___________.
    A) Intution, affected
    B) Intent, Burned
    C) Fear, Inflicted
    D) Fear, Impacted
    E) Intution, Effected
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    Option B

 

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22 Thoughts to “English Questions for IBPS RRB/NABARD exams — Set 103”

  1. Jellyfish

    7/10 ty az

  2. yuvi

    mam in 1st question..i dont think one me kuch glat hai…aapne And ko hata ke Yet lagaya…jo ki 2nd sentence ka hai…phir one glat kaise huya??

    1. yes

      and was in first part

      second part error is a > as

      1. yuvi

        ok mam..bt And is in 2nd part..thats why i thought….

        1. yes yes

          that was supposed to be in 1st
          by mistake, wrote in 2nd

          1. yuvi

            hmm ok mam..really thanku 🙂

          2. Shubham Gupta

            in 9th it should be intelligence

  3. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

    5/10 not gud 🙁
    thnxx

  4. Jeevan

    6/10
    Thanku mam

  5. Jeetesh Chandra

    7/10…

  6. Subham

    please explain the error in question no. 4

  7. ครђ

    Thanks ma’am…Tough set 😛

  8. Suman Adhikari

    4/10
    In Q.3. “find time for the peace and leisure which are essential for literary results.”
    As “that” and “which” are used for restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses, correct phrase should be like “find time for the peace and leisure that are essential for literary results.” instead of “the peace will be replaced by that peace and leisure which are essential for literacy results.(relative pronoun)” where use of both relative pronouns seems unnecessary.
    In Q.4. “the comparative religious tolerance, which was largely due to the queen’s influence.” I don’t find any infinitive to split here but the phrase “due to”, which needs a noun to modify and is usually preceded by forms of ‘to be’ is both absent here. I wonder phrase ‘because of’ could be used here in place of ‘due to’?

    I am not here to prove my point, just want to clear my doubts. Contributing comments are welcome.

    1. Srishti

      Q.no. 3 political aur religious changes + mental horizon ki enlargement ki wajah se logon ko uss peace aur leisure ke liye time nahi mill paa raha tha jo zaruri the literary results ke liye

      that peace and leisure which are necessary

      1. Suman Adhikari

        From my perspective “enlargement of mental horizon to find the peace and leisure that is essential for literary results” and from your’s “because of enlargement of mental horizon they are unable to find that peace and leisure which are essential for literary results.”

    2. Srishti

      Sentence :- I am not here to prove my point, just want to clear my doubts. Contributing comments are welcome.
      Correction:- I am HERE not to prove …………….

      1. Suman Adhikari

        Thank you grammar police for the correction but I am still not satisfied with Q.3.

  9. EKTA

    qustions are really very nice….thanks mam

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