English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 07

Direction (1-5): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence.

  1. Few things about British political culture are as characteristic and as demeaning as the collective ___________ before the United States. The cringe takes many forms. It ranges from the inflated preoccupation with the “special” relationship at the very summit of British government to the ___________ lack of self-awareness that leads many Westminster spear-carriers to cultivate Mastermind levels of knowledge about TV series such as The West Wing and House of Cards.
    cuddle, solemn
    cringe, risible
    flourish, staid
    arrogate, weighty
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. It seems that Charles believes he shares with Hal an experience of the trials of waiting for the throne. But Shakespeare has him as a ___________ character who is introduced farting about with friends in a pub and planning a highway robbery. Eventually, he turns into a sober, sensible ___________ .
    respectable, monarch
    anticipated, monarch
    louche, monarch
    principled, monarch
    All are Correct
    Option C


  3. In July 2016, on the eve of his appointment as secretary of state for Brexit, David Davis ___________ that the whole thing would be a doddle. Brussels would cater to Britain’s needs and the prime minister would simultaneously negotiate “a free trade area massively larger than the EU”. Within a year, Davis had changed his tune. It was complicated, he ___________ .
    sudden, persevered
    abrupt, bickered
    anticipated, persevered
    predicted, conceded
    All are Correct
    Option D


  4. What sort of person sits and watches a colleague being ___________ and says nothing? Someone in a low-status job fearful of their boss, someone with low self-esteem who thinks they can do nothing, someone who feels powerless. Someone who is a coward? Maybe. This is the way the bully is ___________ and lives to fight another day.
    bullied, temporal
    bullied, profane
    bullied, sanctified
    bullied, materialistic
    All are Correct
    Option C


  5. Archaic and gendered ideas about physical activity: football and rugby are best ___________ to boys; netball and dance are best for girls. At the same time that we have public health and sports governing bodies working to promote football and rugby to women and girls, we are turning a blind eye to a blatantly sexist and ___________ practice in education that tells girls those very same sports are not for them.
    suited, outdated
    suited, swank
    suited, opulent
    suited, sumptuous
    All are Correct
    Option A


  6. Direction (6-10): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence.

    The fer-de-lance (spearhead) pit viper is not an animal you would want to meet unexpectedly. It is aggressive, unpredictable and fond of getting the drop on its prey: literally, from the branches of trees. Its bite, which turns blood into something with the ___1___ of jam, is fatal if not treated immediately. Terrible as its venom is, though, it may have a use. Jeffrey Hartgerink, a chemist at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, thinks it could be just the thing to stop post-operative bleeding.
    Loss of blood is an ___2___ consequence of surgery. At the moment it is dealt with by a combination of the body’s natural clotting mechanisms and a variety of physical barriers designed to ___3___ blood flow and give those clotting mechanisms time to act. These barriers include the simple application of pressure to a wound, various foams and adhesives that create a more permanent seal, and experimental treatments using substances called hydrogels which consist of fragments of protein ___4___ together to trap water molecules, and which are ___5___ particularly effective at blocking wounds up.

  7. permanence
    Option B


  8. avertible
    Option C


  9. doubtful
    Option D


  10. laced
    Option A


  11. mused
    Option B


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