English Test for IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 32

Directions(1-5): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which word is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.

The prime minister is foolish. The argument for not publishing the details of what staying in the ___1___ union involves was ___2___. Of course “advice is secret”, but it is no time for ___3___ when the Brexit debate has been enveloped in ___4___ for two years. The attorney general’s bombastic claim on Monday, that ___5___ was “in the national interest”, was unconvincing.

  1. departure
    All are Correct
    Option B


  2. frivolous
    All are Correct
    Option C


  3. demonstration
    All are Correct
    Option D


  4. mendacity
    All are Correct
    Option A


  5. manifestation
    All are Correct
    Option B


  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. When I was about 14, I remember one of the boys at my predominantly white school saying: “I bet you wish you were white – then you could ______________ with us.” I was angry (although at the time it was probably true), and reacted to this and other instances of rejection on the grounds of my skin colour by embracing British-Asian street culture fervently. Like countless others who have experienced racism, it took a long while for me to find an equal sense of belonging to my ethnic and national identity, and to develop the type of self-esteem that was less ______________ by discrimination.
    consort, cushty
    socialise, fazed
    fraternize, relieved
    assort, encouraged
    All are Correct
    Option B


  8. While Farage no doubt hoped the defining image of his career would have been him stood on the steps of Downing Street, or at the very least making his ______________ speech in the House of Commons (he did run for parliament seven times), in reality he will go down in history as the man who proudly stood in front of a poster which ______________ Nazi propaganda with a haunting smile. Any attempt by Farage to make out that a “fixation” with attacking minorities is new to Ukip high command must be called out as one huge lie.
    tapped, absorbed
    cougar, silenced
    maiden, echoed
    concluding, differed
    All are Correct
    Option C


  9. Funeral prices have increased dramatically over the past 10 years – rising at nearly three times the rate of inflation in the UK. Such costs are affecting people when they are at their most ______________ . This was the verdict of the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) in its ______________ report into the funerals industry – it is now carrying out a major investigation into this £2bn-a-year UK market. Co-op Funeralcare has responded saying that the industry has taken advantage of people’s grief in the past.
    sheltered, eternal
    defensible, settled
    secure, perpetual
    vulnerable, interim
    All are Correct
    Option D


  10. Fury recently withdrew from a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko for the second time after being declared “medically unfit” and ______________ more controversy after it was reported he had tested positive for cocaine. The British Boxing Board of Control was set to discuss removing Fury’s licence on Wednesday, which would have led to him being ______________ of the belts, but the boxer has beaten them to the punch by vacating them.
    courted, stripped
    caressed, dressed
    barred, equipped
    gardened, attired
    All are Correct
    Option A


  11. It’s coming home, it’s co-ming … politics is coming home. The ______________ of initiative by parliament on Tuesday night is a ______________ of power worth cheering. For two years Brexit has been a performance of bluster and bluff in public. Theresa May hammered out the terms in private and in Brussels. Now the House of Commons, the home ground of British democracy, is taking back control. May’s fragile administration suffered three defeats, including a contempt motion, extracting the attorney general’s legal advice on the deal from between gritted ministerial teeth.
    liberation, restoration
    seizure, repatriation
    allotment, repatriate
    bulge, rendition
    All are Correct
    Option B


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