English Test for IBPS PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 22

Directions(1-4): Select the phrase/connector from the given options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below. The new sentence formed should imply the same meaning as expressed in the question statement. Pick out the option which when used in between the two sentences combines both of them into one.

  1. When the Nazi Germany invaded France, Hall volunteered to drive an ambulance for the French but was forced to flee to Britain soon after. An accidental encounter with a spy brought her in contact with the British intelligence.
    a) in connection with a spy
    b) where a chance meeting
    c) and consequently
    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Only b and c
    None of these
    Option B
    New sentence –
    Using option b – When the Nazi Germany invaded France, Hall volunteered to drive an ambulance for the French but was forced to flee to Britain soon after, where an accidental encounter with a spy brought her in contact with British intelligence.

     

  2. There is a consistent improvement in life expectancy at birth in India. But it is still lower than the global average.
    a) Because of consistent improvements
    b) Despite consistent improvements
    c) Global average in life expectancy
    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Only a and c
    None of these
    Option B
    New Sentence: Despite consistent improvements in life expectancy at birth, India’s life expectancy at birth is still lower than the global average.

     

  3. Supreme Court rejected the review petitions. Government was forced to take the ordinance route to restore the roster system.
    a) Roster system was restored by Supreme Court
    b) Supreme Court rejected roster system
    c) With Supreme Court rejecting
    Only a
    Only b
    Only c
    Only a and c
    None of these
    Option C
    New Sentence: With Supreme Court rejecting review petitions, government was forced to take the ordinance route to restore the roster system.

     

  4. Nehru is hardly ever acknowledged as a decisive leader. There is overwhelming evidence of him being so.
    I) Despite there being overwhelming evidence
    II) Since there is overwhelming evidence
    III) Though there is overwhelming evidence
    Only I
    Only II
    Only III
    Only I and III
    None of these
    Option D
    New Sentence(s):
    Despite there being overwhelming evidence of his being a decisive leader, Nehru is hardly ever acknowledged as one.
    Though there is overwhelming evidence of Nehru being a decisive leader, he is hardly ever acknowledged as one.

     

  5. Directions(5-7): In the following question, a word is given, which has been used in the three statements given below it. Identify the statement(s) in which the word fits contextually to convey a logical meaning.

  6. Corner
    1) Eventually, after putting in a lot of effort, the thief was cornered by the police.
    2) Jim used to sit in the corner of the bar and had his drinks quietly.
    3) The internet helps you demonstrate your virtue by buying products from the farthest corners of the earth.
    Only 1
    Only 2
    Both 1 and 2
    All 1, 2 and 3
    Only 3
    Option D
    The meanings of the word “corner” are as follows
    a. a place or angle where two sides or edges meet. (Noun)
    b. force (a person or animal) into a place or situation from which it is hard to escape. (Verb)
    c. a location or area (noun)

     

  7. Counter
    1) Amir’s proposal to hold this years’ picnic at a lavish bungalow has become a crucial bargaining counter over prices.
    2) The two men countered it off between them with a hostile fight.
    3) The possibility of Iran being able to counter with similar missiles was remote.
    Only 1
    Only 2
    Both 1 and 3
    Both 2 and 3
    Only 3
    Option C
    The meanings of the word “counter” are as follows:
    a. a long flat-topped fitment across which business is conducted in a shop or bank or refreshments are served in a cafeteria. (noun)
    b. a small disc used in board games for keeping the score or as a place marker. (noun)
    c. a device used for counting. (noun)
    d. a factor used to give one party an advantage in negotiations. (noun)
    e. speak or act in opposition to; respond to hostile speech or action. (verb)
    f. in the opposite direction or in opposition to. (adverb)
    g. responding to something of the same kind, especially in opposition. (adjective)

     

  8. Prize
    1) Sudarsan, who has participated in more than 60 international sand art festivals, has so far won 27 championship prizes.
    2) Tohoku Agricultural Research Centre, which won the OFIA Science Awards in 2017, is a prize example of organic farming.
    3) The network owns two of the country’s most prized TV franchises.
    Only 1
    All 1, 2 and 3
    Both 1 and 3
    Both 2 and 3
    Only 3
    Option B
    The meanings of the word “prize” are as follows:
    a. a thing given as a reward to the winner of a competition or in recognition of an outstanding achievement. (noun)
    b. excellent of its kind; outstanding. (adjective)
    c. value extremely highly. (verb)

     

  9. Directions(8-10): In the given question, a statement has been divided into five segments, each of which is denoted by (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Rearrange all the segments to form a coherent statement.

  10. A) by Wesley’s enemies to the Grand Jury
    B) labours for his flock
    C) evidence of his unwearying
    D) at Savannah gives abundant
    E) the list of grievances presented
    ABCDE
    DBACE
    EADCB
    CAEBD
    BAEDC
    Option C

     

  11. A) the novel went on to win the Tata Literature Live Prize
    B) Literature, and was recently recommended
    C) by Oprah Winfrey
    D) and Gwyneth Paltrow’s book club
    E) for debut fiction, was shortlisted for the JCB Prize for
    AEBCD
    DBCAE
    EACBD
    DBAEC
    BACED
    Option A

     

  12. A) to the form of the corolla, distinguishing
    B) herbs and under-shrubs on the one hand
    C) from trees and shrubs on the other
    D) he described about 8000 species of plants, and
    E) distributed them into twenty-two classes, chiefly according
    ABCED
    DEABC
    ABCDE
    ADCAB
    DABEC
    Option B

     

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