English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 24

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

One day Maui said to his four brothers, “Come fishing with me today! Let’s go far out to sea. The fish are much bigger and better there, than they are close to land.”
“Okay!” said his brothers. They were good fishermen and wanted those big fish. The four brothers and Maui jumped into their canoe and started to row. When they got far out to sea and could no longer see land, Maui jumped onto the end of the canoe. He drew out his magical fishing hook. When his brothers were looking ahead, he cast the hook over the side of the canoe. The hook sunk down deep into the blue water.
Soon, the magical hook stuck fast to the bottom of the sea. Maui pulled the fishing line tight. He called out, “See that tug? I must have hooked a giant fish!”
“Wow, I see that!” said one brother.
“That is some fish you caught!” said another.
“My brothers!” Maui called out. “Paddle hard so we can bring up this great fish!”
The brothers paddled with all their might. They paddled so hard they did not see that the hook was pulling up the land from the bottom of the sea. Behind them, one island after another rose from the sea!
Legend says that is how Maui made the islands, where the people now live.
One day, Maui wanted to see how life was for the people who lived on the islands. But what he saw there made his heart skip a beat. Life was very hard for them. And he could see why – the days were just too short! There was not time in a day for people to do what they needed to do, like making and cooking food. If they laid out a wet blanket on the sand, the blanket would still be wet the next day. There was not even time for the fruit in the trees to get ripe.
“It is that Sun!” said Maui. “He is racing too fast across the sky! He is not thinking about the people who live down below, on the islands.”
Maui knew it was up to him, a demi-god, to slow down the Sun. But how? He asked his brothers. He asked his sister Hina. He asked still others that he knew.
“Who do you think you are, Maui?” said one. “No one can catch the Sun!”
“Even if you are a demi-god,” said another, “you know very well the Sun is too big and bright for anyone to stop.”

  1. Who was Maui? a. A demi-god. b. One of the four brothers living ob island c. He has a human mother.
    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only a
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  2. What , according to the passage, is the most appropriate meaning of the word “tug”?
    heave
    wrench
    jerk
    yank
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  3. Why the life was hard on the land? a. they were not getting enough food. b. Sun was racing too fast c. they were not able to fulfill their daily chores
    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. How did Maui made the island? a. by paddling the boat b. by sinking the magical hook in the sea c. by magic
    Both a & b
    Both b & c
    Both c & a
    Only b
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  5. What should be the most appropriate title of the passage?
    Maui and Moana
    Maui and the sea
    Maui the demi-god
    Both b & c
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C), (D) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (E) ie ‘No correction required’ as the answer.

  7. We are looking forward for good rains this year.
    are looking forward to
    have looked forward for
    have been looking forward at
    should look forward with
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  8. There is full justification to close down the units which are neither profitable nor serving any social cause.
    which are not profitable or serve
    which have neither profitable nor serving
    which have neither profitable nor serve
    which are neither profitable nor serve
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  9. Please take delivery of the material and acknowledgement at the earliest.
    send acknowledging at the earliest
    acknowledge at the earliest
    acknowledge the earliest
    early acknowledgement
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  10. The Officer had triggered a controversy by charging his superiors by ignoring his warning.
    by charging his superiors with ignoring
    with charging his superiors by ignoring
    by charging his superiors after ignored
    for charging his superiors on ignoring
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  11. Had we been alone we would have contented ourselves with any plain food that give us strength.
    that gives us strength
    that gave us strength
    which give us strength
    which give strength to us
    No correction required
    Option A

     


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