English Test for IBPS PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 31

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. Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the supreme court on Saturday was not just a defeat for sexual assault victims, it was also a clear reaffirmation of an entrenched, patriarchal hierarchy. It was a reminder to all women that there was more important business to be done; there were ideological agendas that needed to be advanced and political careers that needed to be protected. The _____________ way the Republicans endorsed a _____________ FBI probe, the result of which was a foregone conclusion, sent a clear message that many women are familiar with: this is bigger than you.
    prudent, electable
    diligent, polished
    perfunctory, shoddy
    meticulous, strong
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  2. By June, her husband and murderer David Clark was in court, and the media had twisted Melanie’s death into a _____________ spectacle. Headlines read “Wife _____________ about penis size and lesbian tryst ‘drove hubby to murder’” and “Husband killed his wife after she mocked the size of his penis”. The Mirror printed a giant photo of a woman in her underwear, whom the killer in court claimed had been Melanie’s lesbian lover.
    bland, derides
    salacious, jibes
    chaste, jeers
    insipid, scoffs
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  3. Demanding a 9pm curfew because you believe that all men are rapists is stupid, hysterical and basically the same as racism, they said, even though nobody _____________ recommended imposing a curfew, or said that all men were anything. And, while it was sad to read how little it would take to make a lot of women really happy, it was also depressing to see people getting so angry about a hypothetical curfew, when women’s movement is _____________ in real life all the time.
    has had, abbreviated
    have, abridged
    has, lessened
    had, curtailed
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. No one, today, can miss the _____________ unfolding across the headlines and social media timelines of a transformed relationship between Britain and Europe. It is poignant that another turning point of history, the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war, will be marked just as the Brexit talks _____________ into a future that could threaten not just our prosperity but also the survival of the organisation that has been guarantor of Europe’s peace for half a century.
    benevolent, steady
    vacillant, hover
    inexorable, lurch
    delicate, demur
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  5. “Methinks I see in my mind a noble and _____________ Nation rousing herself like a strong man _____________ sleep, and shaking her invincible locks: Methinks I see her as an Eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazl’d eyes at the full midday beam.”
    vigorous, ago
    puissant, after
    stout, before
    energetic, earlier
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  6. Directions(6-10): 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.

  7. (A) The arc of the moral universe is long,” said Martin Luther King Jr, “but it bends toward justice.” /(B) It is hard to keep faith with that right now. A woman with everything to lose took on the might of the US political /(C) establishment, only to see the man she accused of sexually assaulting her /(D) appointed to the highest court in the land, following a hasty smokescreen of an investigation.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    toward = towards

     

  8. (A) On New Year’s Eve, 44-year-old Melanie Clark was stabbed to death by her husband. Her sons, aged 23 and 20, /(B) returned to home to find their mother dead and their house swarming with police officers. /(C) Just 12 minutes into 2018, /(D) Melanie was the first woman in the UK this year to be murdered by her partner.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    returned to = returned

     

  9. (A) Another man addressed me directly about this, asking, “When did it become socially acceptable to just bash men openly?”, /(B) and “Well what exactly do you propose we do about it, then?” /(C) Don’t tempt me, mister. Because when the crazy feminists finally take over the world, and steal your rights, and keep all the power for ourselves, people asking stupid questions like that will be /(D) the first to be locked up at night. And then we’ll go for a walk. A really long one. With our earbuds in.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  10. (A) We have produced media guidelines to help journalists responsible report on domestic violence deaths. It’s simple: /(B) avoid speculative “reasons”, avoid invasive, insensitive or graphic details, /(C) or images that compromise a woman’s dignity. And most importantly, /(D) name the crime as domestic violence and include the national helpline number.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    responsible =responsibly

     

  11. (A) The most ridiculous claim made by some Tories around 2008-09 was that the decontamination /(B) process was now happily complete – rather like a driving test in decency, passed first time – /(C) and that normal service could be resumed. Worse, the dual pressures of the financial crash and, more recently, /(D) Brexit has crowded out the often contentious business of modernisation.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    has = have

     


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