English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 08

Directions(1-5): 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. It comes as no surprise that the EU withdrawal negotiations are going to the wire on the Irish border. That’s because hardline Tories are actually demanding Theresa May ignore legal commitments she has already made – and that even they went along with. This issue has _____________ again today because Democratic Unionist party leader Arlene Foster has claimed the prime minister is “wedded to a border down the Irish Sea”.
    a. blown up
    b. flared up
    c. gone off

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

     

  2. Section 10 of this year’s European Union (Withdrawal) Act _____________ measures that create border arrangements “which feature border infrastructure, including border posts, or checks or controls, that did not exist before exit day and are not in accordance with an agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU”.
    a. figures on
    b. counts out
    c. rules out

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

     

  3. That’s because of a move Trump made within hours of seeing his party take a beating in the midterm elections, losing the House of Representatives as Democrats _____________ what should be, once the final tally is in, their biggest gains since the post-Watergate landslide of 1974.
    a. notched up
    b. blow up
    c. chalked up

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

     

  4. Today, the equivalent ratio – Californians to Wyomingites – is 67 to 1. Besides, the Founding Fathers deliberately _____________ to make the Senate undemocratic, if not anti-democratic: it was meant as a “cooling saucer”, drawing the heat of the popular mood. Few would want to offer that defence now.
    a. set forth
    b. set out
    c. come up

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

     

  5. Incidentally, from the clown car to the car being driven knowingly over a cliff, it’s striking how many of the most apposite Brexit metaphors are car-related. Or, as the more literal leading Brexiteer economist Patrick Minford put it the other week: “You’re going to have to run [the car industry] down, in the same way we _____________ the coal and steel industry. These things happen.”
    a. put down
    b. make a point
    c. ran down

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

     

  6. Directions: Read the following passage and answer the questions that follows.

    The series begins in the Gir Forest in the western state of Gujarat. This is the last refuge of the Asiatic lion, which unlike its African cousin can be approached on foot, as demonstrated by presenter Valmik Thapar. After a preview of scenes from the forthcoming programmes, the rest of this episode concentrates on the wildlife of India’s central forests and grasslands, the stronghold of the Bengal tiger. Much of the footage is from the Kanha National Park, a protected reserve. Here, the characters of Kipling’s Jungle Book can still be observed, among them the sloth bear, wolf, dhole, and tiger. Many of the animals are sacred or revered by Hindus, including elephants, monkeys, peacocks and snakes. A female tiger with young cubs is filmed. To provide for her cubs, she must hunt. Spotted deer (or chital) are her favourite prey, but although distracted by the rut, her first hunt is unsuccessful. In the afternoon, chitals and langur monkeys move into open meadows, and here the female tiger succeeds in killing a langur. Other unusual behaviour filmed includes a golden jackal family defending their pups from a sloth bear and a peacock attacking a snake. Cobras are shown being protected by local villagers. The young are dug out of their underground nest and are handled by children despite the risk of a venomous bite (Thapar reveals that there are 20,000 deaths from cobra bites in India each year). The programme closes with a warning message. Wildlife of the central forests face an uncertain future due to disappearing habitat and poaching. Traditional beliefs instilled a feeling of respect for wild animals, but this is now being eroded.

  7. Why Cobras are protected by the Villagers?
    Villagers sell them to earn money.
    They are vulnerable species.
    They are assumed sacred and revered.
    Both a & b
    None of these
    Option C

     

  8. Who is the author of the book “Jungle Book”?
    William Kipling
    James Kipling
    Rudyard Kipling
    Robert Kipling
    None of these
    Option C

     

  9. Which of the following wild animal is not mentioned in the passage?
    PeaCock
    Snake
    Bear
    Wolf
    Tiger
    Option D

     

  10. What, according to the passage, is the most suitable meaning of “instilled”?
    inculcated
    doused
    immersed
    bedraggled
    None of these
    Option A

     

  11. Which of the following is true about Vikram Thapar? a. He is a demonstrator. b. He is a the Presenter. c. He is the Director.
    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option C

     


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