English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 23

Directions(1-5): In each of the following questions there are sentences. There is error in one of the parts. Mark the option which contains error parts as your answer. If no part contains error mark option E as your answer.

  1. (A) Earlier this year the government announced plans for a new northern forest. Under the auspices of the Woodland Trust, /(B) an area that stretches 120 miles from Hull to Liverpool will be planted with 50 million trees across the next 25 years. In March, the first trees /(C) were put in the ground on hills above Bolton, in Greater Manchester, by an “army of planters” /(D) composed of local community members, volunteers, funding bodies and MPs.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    across = over

     

  2. (A) The Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a headline machine. In blocking roads and bridges, protesters have brought a momentary stop /(B) to the pump and snarl of city motorists – and annoyed any number of drivers in the process. /(C) In doing so, not only does the group signal a willingness to shut down cities to hammer home the scale of the crisis but draws /(D) attention to cities’ addiction to petrol.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  3. (A) With the help of the prosperity it has hoarded from its gruesome past, two world wars and providing its citizens with /(B) a whitewashed version of history, blinding them to western states’ manipulation of /(C) “third world countries” and support of authoritarian governments, the postcolonial west was able to rebuild its idea of itself /(D) likely the self-righteous protector of human rights, free speech and democracy.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    likely = as

     

  4. (A) Julian Smith, the government chief whip – who looks like a dentist who positively enjoys giving his patients insufficient /(B) Novocaine – is now May’s most important cabinet colleague so far. /(C) In the next fortnight he and his team must use every conceivable inducement and threat to reach the magic total of 320 votes: knighthoods, peerages, gongs and legislative time will be offered to waverers. Those MPs who oppose the deal will be asked whether /(D) their families would really enjoy reading about their sexual indiscretions in the newspapers.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    so = by

     

  5. (A) Lee, who born in Scotland, was a Labour MP. She was the first minister for the arts, and is still the only person to table /(B) a white paper on the arts (A Policy for the Arts, 1965). She was instrumental in widening the /(C) remit of the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1967, particularly into the regions. /(D) Lee was so popular with theatregoers that she would be applauded by audiences whenever she went to see a show, which was often.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    WAS BORN

     

  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.

  7. The modern system of establishing trees relies entirely on humans, and saplings produced in nurseries. Even with a volunteer workforce this is ____________. Ultimately the northern forest is expected to cost £500m. And it is manifestly inefficient. Commercial saplings – bare-root “whips” – are vulnerable, and can easily dry out and die before, or even after, they’re planted. They are not as well connected to the soil as naturally ____________ seedlings, and often lack the appropriate fungal associates.
    exorbitant, residual
    expensive, established
    sumptuous, mobile
    overpriced, grown
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  8. The climate movement is not unfamiliar with these tactics. Activists ____________ with groups such as Plane Stupid or the Camp for Climate Action have taken dramatic actions against the aviation industry or fossil fuel producers – including occupying and temporarily shutting down coal-powered stations, and facing down the legal repercussions that ____________.
    connected, denied
    associated, followed
    participative, exceeded
    combined, ushered
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  9. While the Saudi regime imprisons thousands of nameless ____________ and kills millions in Yemen, the whole world knew of one name, Jamal Khashoggi. That is his association with white privilege in action. There are thousands of Khashoggis out there – working, dying – but none will count like he did. But what the focus on him did achieve, thanks to his ____________ white privilege, is to help bring all of their stories to the surface.
    contestants, severed
    recusants, avoided
    dissidents, associated
    mavericks, separated
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  10. What unites this ____________ marketplace is the absolute assumption that the deal will fail in December. The 585-page agreement and its 26-page political annex are already regarded as ____________. The variables are dizzying, the stakes vertiginous. The worst news that May has ever had to confront is that the past two-and-a-half years were the easy bit.
    cacophonous, redundant
    euphonious, excessive
    harmonious, unnecessary
    concordant, prolix
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  11. Lee argued that the arts should be accessible to every adult and child, ____________ in everyday life; the education system; local communities, almost as an extension of public health. The UK has much to be proud of in the arts – we are among the world leaders – but Lee’s vision has not come to pass, and if anything we are going backwards. Culture desperately needs a Lee, not a seemingly indifferent minister who, if recent history repeats itself, will be ____________ in about a year.
    inherent, removed
    ingrained, replaced
    intrinsic, deprived
    habitual, penalized
    All are Correct
    Option B

     


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