English Test for IBPS PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 25

Directions(1-5): 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.

  1. All foreign secretaries have to learn that things change when they move into that cavernous office in King Charles Street. As Hunt has found this week, their words are listened to ______________ , and party knockabout can have international consequences. There will now be a question mark in the minds of his foreign minister colleagues about his judgment and seriousness. That matters, because Britain needs a foreign secretary who commands respect in the world.
    a. in the world
    b. across the world
    c. around the world

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

     

  2. Don’t underestimate the seductiveness, either, of Johnson’s argument that the Tories should ______________ in the face of a growing electoral threat from Labour; that, if anything, they should double down on support for free market capitalism, rather than tacitly suggesting (as the chancellor Philip Hammond did on Monday) that Jeremy Corbyn might have a point about how badly that’s working for some. The sotto voce message to rattled Tories is that they can stay in their ideological comfort zone after all.
    a. refuse proudly to compromise
    b. stick proudly to their guns
    c. pleased proudly to take part

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

     

  3. Judging by Philip Hammond’s speech to the Tory faithful on Monday, the chancellor doesn’t buy it, either. Humming through his lines was an anxiety about the threat posed by Jeremy Corbyn. Whatever their press releases say, cabinet ministers are ______________ the Tory conference in Birmingham worried that Labour’s arguments about Britain’s broken economy are hitting home. And with good reason.
    a. stumbling through
    b. to getting through
    c. to evading through

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

     

  4. There are times when prime ministers are ______________ to make monumental decisions – on war and peace or on the economic future of our children and grandchildren. When the country faces a grave peril it falls to a leader to meet it without fear or favour to particular factions, ignoring threats to their personal survival. I am well used to this now.
    a. visited by someone
    b. called on
    c. called upon

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

     

  5. It’s become trite now to mention the fact that each Conservative party conference juxtaposes the destitute homeless people sleeping slumped in corners with the elites ______________ bars after emptying bottles of bubbly. It should sting the moral conscience, but it does not, because individuals have inured themselves to the existence of homelessness. We shrug when asked for change, teaching our expression to harden, and refuse to acknowledge the human misery increasingly in front of us on the street.
    a. getting out of
    b. rolling out of
    c. waving out of

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

     

  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. What could have real impact on the Brexit negotiations is the ______________ emerging from the Tory party conference that Europe is looking to punish Britain for wanting to leave. Dominic Raab, the Brexit negotiator, echoed Hunt on this, though his language was less emotive. It is a ______________ misreading of how the EU is approaching the negotiations.
    legend, facile
    yarn, jejune
    old, apparent
    narrative, profound
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  8. These days when he reminds interviewers of how he won the London mayoralty by ______________ people who wouldn’t naturally consider themselves Tory voters, it only serves to underline how impossible he’d find that now. Johnson is no longer the candidate capable of reaching the parts other Tory politicians can’t, but a sharply ______________ figure. And while that may not matter much to Tory members consumed with lust for a perfect Brexit, it is a serious obstacle to his reaching the shortlist from which they will choose their next leader.
    shunning, irritable
    dating, wrangling
    wooing, polarising
    bundling, factional
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  9. Smack-bang in the middle of a crisis of capitalism, May has positioned the Tories as the ______________ of capitalism. While the country cries out for more money, she carries on cutting spending. Such astounding blockheadedness is compounded when the prime minister who told a struggling nurse last year that “there is no magic money tree” ______________ this week of her plans for a £120m festival of Brexit. You can see the damage done by May right outside the conference hall where she will speak on Wednesday.
    rebels, underplays
    stalwarts, boasts
    shies, understates
    cowards, emphasises
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  10. One strand of our party has led us ______________ . A kind of mania has distorted our pragmatic traditions, holding Brexit to be a miracle cure for every problem and only satisfied with an extreme form of ______________ from the EU.
    astray, departure
    immediate, advent
    accurate, abidance
    authentic, influx
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  11. The idea seems ______________ now, but so too was the NHS. The horror of war led to previous traditions being contested. The endurance and severity of the housing crisis is pushing more and more people to similarly radical positions and ideas. Our politicians should be far more ______________ , given how swiftly people are tiring of profit being put before people. The public mood is ripe for a complete overhaul of the housing market, as the foundations of capitalism look dangerously weak.
    moderate, moderate
    radical, radical
    conventional, conventional
    intolerant, intolerant
    All are Correct
    Option B

     


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