English Test for IBPS PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 21

Direction (1-5): 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.

  1. If the classic job interview question is “What are your weaknesses?” I guess mine are that I’m occasionally _____________ . Otherwise what you see is what you get. If this angry, aggressively _____________ guy accused of multiple sexual assaults can’t just adjudicate everything for ever, then what was even the point of the last 27 years? Who are we? Where is the justice? What was … How can … When is America?
    consistent, numb
    coherent, maudlin
    rational, cynical
    congruous, coagulation
    comprehensible, shabby
    Option B

     

  2. So a prime minister combining leading her country with new motherhood is an incredibly inspiring symbol for many women who are run _____________ trying to make it all work – or perhaps contemplating starting a family with real _____________ about the impact on their career.
    dapper, contentment
    acatalectic, security
    ragged, trepidation
    adhesive, equanimity
    affluent, fortitude
    Option C

     

  3. A self-satisfied media _____________ justifies providing the far right with a platform on the basis that they will expose and therefore discredit Islamophobic bigots, because they are such clever bastards. Yesterday Sky interviewed career criminal and football hooligan Tommy Robinson, a man who has been _____________ of offences ranging from assault to fraud. Let me stun you by revealing that, no, the ultimate takedown of Tommy Robinson did not take place.
    worst, acquitted
    proletariat, pardoned
    rabble, vindicated
    elite, convicted
    dregs, absolved
    Option D

     

  4. One senior Sky News journalist responded to the controversy thus: “Some will argue Tommy Robinson shouldn’t be given a platform – but he already *has* a platform on social media.” What _____________ logic: so therefore his platform should be further extended and legitimised? Does it not occur to broadcasters, as they host fascism, that every time the media provide him with a platform, his Facebook account _____________ more followers?
    contorted, accrues
    crooked, disperses
    gnarled, dwindles
    perverted, decreases
    bowed, distributes
    Option A

     

  5. I’ve been asking well-informed people here who they think “Anonymous” was. Several have suggested someone from the _____________ of the vice president, Mike Pence, who is one “senior official” the president can’t sack, and arguably has most to gain by _____________ him. The most intriguing suggestion, however, is Jon Huntsman, currently US ambassador to Moscow, and an ambitious past and would-be future candidate for the Republican nomination for president.
    retinue, bolstering
    entourage, undermining
    followers, confirming
    milieu, blacking
    environs, buttressing
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): 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.

  7. Good afternoon, Mr Chairman, ranking member Feinstein, and members of the committee. My name is Brett Kavanaugh, and this is an even more malarial job interview than the one for The Apprentice. Same boss, though. To the Republicans among you, I would say: I know you believe her, but I thank our mutual God you don’t care. To the Democrats, I would say: Don’t ask me if I’ve ever _____________ from drinking.
    a. gotten away
    b. blacked out
    c. passed out

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

     

  8. Ardern is the first to admit she has many advantages that most new parents do not have, as do I. Being in a position of power, able largely to set your own diary with flexibility to accommodate the feeding schedule of a newborn baby, makes it possible to return to work and just about _____________ . Yet instead of support at work, many new mums get a P45. It’s a national scandal that as many as 54,000 women a year are forced out of their jobs just for having a baby.
    a. dealing with several issues
    b. keep the balls in the air
    c. keep the things away

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

     

  9. Indeed, such statements by this jumped-up thug include a video in which he yells: “Every single Muslim watching this … on 7/7 you _____________ with killing and maiming British citizens … the Islamic community will feel the full force of the English Defence League if we see any of our British citizens killed, maimed, or hurt on Britain soil ever again.”
    a. got off
    b. got away
    c. came with

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

     

  10. Can Donald Trump get any worse? Yes, he can. But our fixation on his personal awfulness, which was on full display at the UN this week, blinds us to the larger forces behind his Trumpery. Over the last few days here in Washington, I’ve been trying to _____________ what will be left of the old transatlantic west even if Trump departs the scene in January 2021 – or, pray heaven, sooner.
    a. figure out
    b. fall down
    c. work out

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

     

  11. Chamberlain had been told about the plot to depose Hitler by elements in his army and discounted it. Sportingly, he didn’t want to condone treason. But his decision to fly to meet Hitler meant that the armed team waiting around Hitler’s Chancellery, and waiting for orders to storm in and kill him, were stood down. If he had not _____________ from Heston airfield that September morning, Hitler would probably have been shot.
    a. flown out
    b. drained out
    c. got away

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

     


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