English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 18

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

Once upon a time there was a very rich man who lived with his three daughters. The two older daughters laughed at anyone who did not dress as well as they did. If the two of them were not resting at home, they were out shopping for as many fine dresses and hats as they could carry home. The youngest daughter, Beauty, loved to read. “Your nose is always in a book,” her two older sisters said. They laughed. “No one will want you! Look at your hair. You look like a servant girl!” Beauty did not know why they were so mean. But she said nothing.
One day, the father got some bad news. He had spent all of his money on a ship that he sent out to sea for trade. Now he learned the ship was gone! Everything on it was lost. All at once, the rich father became as poor as poor could be.
The family could no longer stay in their big house. The fine house, its fine tables and chairs, and all of their fine things, had to be sold. One day, the father got some very bad news. All the father had left was a little hut, deep in the woods. So that is where he and his three daughters had to move. Living in the hut in the woods was hard work. Each day a fire had to be started, meals cooked, the place cleaned up, the garden tended, and things needed fixing when they broke. Now that the family was poor, you might think the two older sisters would help out. Think again.
“She looks like such a mess,” they said, turning up their noses at Beauty. “She might as well serve us.” And so Beauty did all the hard work. The sisters slept late, took naps, and showed up for meals.

  1. What is the name of the youngest daughter?
    Cordelia
    Beauty
    Regan
    Desdemona
    Emily
    Option B

     

  2. What, according to the passage, was the bad news? a. The ship was lost. b. The rich man is left with only a hut. c. Beauty has been eloped.
    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    None of these
    Option D

     

  3. What, according to the passage, is Beauty fond of?
    Shopping
    Cleaning
    Reading
    Dancing
    Sleeping
    Option C

     

  4. What, according to the passage, is the most suitable meaning of ” tended “?
    take care of
    cultivate
    nurse
    guard
    All of the above
    Option B

     

  5. How did the rich man become poor?
    He gambled all his money.
    He spent all his money on ship.
    His daughters spent money in shopping
    Both b & c
    None of these
    Option B

     

  6. Directions: The following sentences have to be arranged in the proper sequence, so as to form a meaningful paragraph. On the basis of your sequencing, answer the questions that follow

    A. But if you arrive with a very severe mental illness – schizophrenia or bipolar disorder – you will wait much longer, 14 weeks, just for an assessment.
    B. Parking the human beings for a second, it makes no sense as a system: physical and mental health are not equivalent, and having a psychotic episode is not the same as breaking your leg.
    C. The whole thing reads like a misprint: if you present at your GP’s with mild to moderate depression or anxiety, you will wait, on average, six weeks for treatment.
    D. But in the broadest possible terms, this is like fast-streaming people with arthritis while leaving cancer sufferers in a half-year limbo.
    E. It’s not a system anyone would design; it’s hard to fathom how it could simply evolve.
    F. The average wait for treatment to begin is 19 weeks. One in six people wait longer than six months.

  7. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the second sentence?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option A
    C-A-F=B-D-E

     

  8. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the fourth sentence?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option B
    C-A-F=B-D-E

     

  9. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the first sentence?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option C
    C-A-F=B-D-E

     

  10. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the Last sentence?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option E
    C-A-F=B-D-E

     

  11. After the rearrangement of sentences, what will be the Third sentence?
    A
    B
    D
    F
    E
    Option D
    C-A-F=B-D-E

     


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