English Test for IBPS PO 2018 Prelim Exam Set – 33

Directions(1-5): 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.

  1. (A) At the root of so much that is poisonous in British politics and society lie a simple, common theme. /(B) Behind racism and xenophobia, the resurgence of the far right, the Windrush scandal, and the nationalistic chauvinism of Conservative Brexiteers, /(C) we find an imagined distinction between a superior “us” and an inferior “them”. “Our” rights and interests must be asserted over, or defended against, some problematic outsider, /(D) be they an “illegal” immigrant, a refugee, a Muslim, or some Brussels Eurocrat seeking to constrain the true greatness of Britain.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option A
    lie = lies

     

  2. (A) In the past decade, there has been a revolution in the British food industry. If you are a comfortably-off urban dweller, /(B) it has never been easier to procure a healthy snack. /(C) Gone are the days where a soggy sandwich and a packet of crisps were the best you could hope for: now your options include protein pots, prepared mango, chia seed yoghurt, salads containing quinoa. /(D) Large supermarkets, too, had cottoned on: if it’s fajita night, a wholemeal wrap is an option. So is reduced-fat cheese.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option D
    had = have

     

  3. (A) “I cannot imagine what happened to you” – people would often remark to me. /(B) I lost my world in the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. /(C) We were on holiday. /(D) I survived the deadly wave that struck the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. My two young sons, my husband and my parents did not.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option E

     

  4. (A) No one can deny the genius of the marketing behind Pret a Manger. /(B) Tapping to our fears about health and junk food, the sandwich chain claims to offer handmade, /(C) natural products prepared in a real kitchen not a factory; food that shuns obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives; baguettes “baked throughout the day, /(D) the fresher the better”, from “wonderful baker’s ovens” you can see in all its shops.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    to = into

     

  5. (A) The car, that is, inside which then-acting Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Craig Mackey locked himself, /(B) as a man armed with a butcher’s knife murdered one of his officer before his eyes. /(C) The car from which Mackey instinctively wanted to leap, he told the inquest this week into PC Keith Palmer’s death, before deciding that – /(D) as he was in shirtsleeves with no police radio or protective kit, and was accompanied by two “distressed” civilians – the best thing was to drive away and focus on co-ordinating Scotland Yard’s response to what was evidently a terrorist attack.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    NE
    Option B
    officer = officers

     

  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. Corbyn’s statement that “black history is British history” explicitly breaks down one of those us-and-them dividing lines. By stressing the role that colonised and ______________ peoples played in Britain’s emergence as a powerful and ______________ nation, he is expanding the definition of “us” to one that properly matches historical reality. And what better place for him to do that than Bristol, which owes so much to its place in the Atlantic slave trade?
    enthralled, destitute
    enslaved, prosperous
    restrained, indigent
    constrained, penurious
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  8. When it comes to tempting supermarkets selling fresh food into these areas it’s a ______________ circle – they’ll argue that the deprivation means that the customer base won’t be there, and so the customer base becomes even more likely to make unhealthy food choices (junk food can be addictive, remember), because that’s all that is ______________ . Education plays a part, of course.
    vicious, available
    benevolent, accessible
    amicable, obtainable
    divine, usable
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  9. We often stop ourselves imagining when ______________ by the unthinkable. We do this out of respect, and also fear. We may think it too ______________ to imagine the suffering of an individual like Rori. We are also afraid. But the truth is, we can imagine. And we need to. Not out of moral obligation, but because, really, none of us is that safe. And accepting this can be life-affirming, not scary.
    challenged, demure
    accosted, diffident
    antagonized, modest
    confronted, presumptuous
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  10. It’s a con, of course, like so much marketing – selling a fantasy that doesn’t quite stand up to ______________ . The food industry generally prefers to keep the fine details of its inner workings ______________ , so it has taken the tragic deaths of two Pret a Manger customers from severe allergic reactions to reveal a few hidden truths about how its products are really made.
    perusal, confident
    observation, sassy
    scrutiny, quiet
    inspection, flabbergast
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  11. As he was deciding this, an armed ministerial bodyguard who had been waiting nearby was running towards the ______________ to shoot dead the attacker, Khalid Masood. The defence minister and former soldier, Tobias Ellwood, having heard screams and seen people fleeing, was also running towards the scene and would go on to try to ______________ a dying Palmer.
    spectacle, waive
    scene, resuscitate
    prospect, euthanize
    arena, fag
    All are Correct
    Option B

     


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