English Test for IBPS PO Prelims Exam set – 12

Directions (1-5): In each of the questions given below a phase/idiom is given and five options are given below it. You have to choose the option which best describes the meaning of the phrase/idiom.

  1. Light years away
    Something that runs at the speed of light
    Something that takes a very long duration to happen
    Something that take a small duration to happen
    Something that omits light rays
    None of the above
    Option B
    Light years away: Something that takes a very long duration to happen

     

  2. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink
    We can offer bad things to people but we can force them to accept them
    We can offer good things to people but we can force them to accept them
    We can offer bad things to people but we can’t force them to accept them
    We can offer good things to people but we can’t force them to accept them
    None of the above
    Option D

     

  3. Lion’s share
    The biggest part of something
    The smallest part of something
    A lion’s prey
    Someone’s share of estate
    None of the above
    Option A
    Lion’s share: The biggest part of something

     

  4. White lie
    A white colored lie
    A harmful lie
    A harmless lie
    A vicious lie
    None of the above
    Option C
    White lie: A harmless lie

     

  5. Takes two to tango
    Tango is a Spanish dance form
    It requires two people to do tango
    Most deeds/actions/misdeeds require participation from more than three person
    Most deeds/actions/misdeeds require participation from two people
    None of the above
    Option D
    Takes two to tango: Most deeds/actions/misdeeds require participation from two people

     

  6. Directions (6-10): In the questions given below five words are given in which four of them have a similar meaning and one word is the antonym for the other four words. Choose the word, opposite in meaning to the other four, as your answer.

  7. Cautious
    Careless
    Thoughtless
    Negligent
    Reckless
    Option A
    Cautious is the antonym here and it means to be careful.

     

  8. Astute
    Suspicious
    Unbelieving
    Untrusting
    Gullible
    Option E
    Gullible is the antonym here and it means to be foolish.

     

  9. Careless
    Ignorant
    Diligent
    Neglectful
    Lazy
    Option C
    Diligent is the antonym here and it means to be constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything

     

  10. Lacking
    Poor
    Scanty
    Lavish
    Barren
    Option D
    Lavish is the antonym here and it means to be rich.

     

  11. Discourage
    Heartened
    Dissuade
    Weaken
    Hurt
    Option B
    Heartened is the antonym here and it means to give courage or confidence.

     

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