English: Sentence Fillers — Set 52 (IBPS PO 2017 Pattern)

Directions: In each question a sentence is given followed by a blank. Each blank is followed by three options and you have to determine which option can be used in place of blank to make it a meaningful sentence and mark it as your answer.

  1. The orange fox, interpreted by some as an allegorical figure for the devil, catches Chanticleer the rooster _______________. Eventually, Chanticleer outwits the fox by encouraging him to boast of his deceit to his pursuers.
    a. collateral to cajolery
    b. through flattery
    c. by means of blarney

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  2. Arthur’s queen, presumably Guinevere, is interesting because she wields most of the power. When Arthur’s knight rapes a maiden, he _______________ to his queen allows her to decide what to do with him.
    a. makes the knight over
    b. turns te knight around
    c. turns the knight over

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  3. A great conqueror and the duke of Athens in the Knight’s Tale. The most powerful ruler in the story, he is often _______________ to make the final judgment, but he listens to others’ pleas for help.
    a. called upon
    b. beseech
    c. supplicate

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option E

     

  4. The word “franklin” means “free man.” In Chaucer’s society, a franklin was neither a vassal serving a lord nor a member of the nobility. This particular franklin is a/an ________________ and wine, so much so that his table remains laid and ready for food all day.
    a. gourmet of food
    b. expert in food
    c. connoisseur of food

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  5. The Clerk is a poor student of philosophy. Having spent his money on books and learning rather than on fine clothes, he is ________________. He speaks little, but when he does, his words are wise and full of moral virtue.
    a. tattered and pallid
    b. threadbare and wan
    c. creative and agile

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  6. The Summoner brings persons _________________ violating Church law to ecclesiastical court. This Summoner is a lecherous man whose face is scarred by leprosy. He gets drunk frequently, is irritable, and is not particularly qualified for his position. He spouts the few words of Latin he knows in an attempt to sound educated.
    a. reproached of
    b. indicted of
    c. accused of

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option E

     

  7. Roaming priests with no ties to a monastery, friars were a great ______________ in Chaucer’s time. Always ready to befriend young women or rich men who might need his services, the friar actively administers the sacraments in his town, especially those of marriage and confession.
    a. object of criticism
    b. target of approbation
    c. aim of pleasantry

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  8. Indeed, the Miller seems to enjoy overturning all conventions: he ruins the Host’s carefully planned storytelling order; he _____________; and he tells a tale that is somewhat blasphemous, ridiculing religious clerks, scholarly clerks, carpenters, and women.
    a. hold door off hinges
    b. rips doors off hinges
    c. tear pivot off

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  9. Described as modest and quiet, this Prioress (a nun who is head of her convent) aspires to have exquisite taste. Her _________________ are dainty, she knows French (though not the French of the court), she dresses well, and she is charitable and compassionate.
    a. table manners
    b. elegancies
    c. social graces

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option E

     

  10. The Pardoner has long, greasy, yellow hair and is beardless. These characteristics were associated with shiftiness and gender ambiguity in Chaucer’s time. The Pardoner also has __________________ singing and preaching whenever he finds himself inside a church.
    a. gift of
    b. a gift of
    c. a gift for

    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only c
    All are Correct
    Option D

     


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