English Test for IBPS PO Prelims Exam set – 22

Directions (1-8): Read the following passage and answer the following questions given below. Some words are given in bold to help you answer some of the questions given below.

It is a well-known fact that one can learn and remember things easily if it has got both audio and visual aids instead of just audio. Keeping this thing in mind, many study sessions are taken where students are taught with the help of videos. Cinema has been popular since its inception. People came to realize that students can remember more through videos than just from verbal sessions as they observed kids remembering dialogue of the movie they watched a week ago but nothing from the lecture they attended in the morning.
Humans have this tendency of adopting the way of talking, walking and behaving of the person they are with for a long time. A person always leaves a mark in other person’s head according to his behaviour. This notion is more popular among the people belonging to the teenage and also among the kids of age less than 13 years as they have massive grasping power. They want to mimic and copy everything they see in the cinemas, hairstyles, fashion, actions, body language, way of talking, everything. They think that by doing all this they can become popular and cool which seems to be important for today’s youth.
Cinema is basically considered as the best among all means of entertainment. Young people watch cinema to get relax and entertained though along with this they learn a number of new things. The normal human tendency is to apply these things in their lives too. That is why it is very important that they grab only the positive points from the cinemas. As youth is the future of any nation so it is essential that they build a positive mindset. It is thus essential for them to watch good quality of cinema that helps them grow mentally and makes them more knowledgeable and mature. Not only the actions and body language but their level of command on the language is also influenced by the cinema. Moreover, many movies don’t just entertain, but also provide lots of information regarding different aspects of life. It also helps the young to develop an open-minded mentality which can be very helpful for their progress in lives.
Cinema has both negative and positive impact on the youth. In the form of action, showing various ways of killing people is a common sight in the movies these days. These things affect the people watching it at a psychological level. They create a mentality among the youth that to show power you need to fight with few, kill few or dominate few. This is a very wrong notion. Not just this, even the adult scenes, are misguiding for the youth which do not have proper understanding of what is wrong and what is right. Moreover, too much time and money is also wasted on viewing cinema. Hence, cinema impacts the youth in various ways. However, it depends on their maturity and understanding on what they adopt the most.

  1. What do humans adopt from another person they are with for a very long time, according to the passage?
    Pattern of talking
    Pattern of walking
    Pattern of behaving
    Only (B) and (C)
    All (A), (B) and (C)
    Option E

     

  2. In what ways does cinema has a negative impact on the youth?
    By showing various ways of killing people
    By showing adult scenes
    By wasting time and money
    All (A), (B) and (C)
    None of the above
    Option D

     

  3. Which of the following is FALSE in context of the passage?
    A person never leaves a mark in other person’s head according to his behaviour.
    Cinema has both negative and positive impact on the youth.
    Cinema is basically considered as the best among all means of entertainment.
    Young people watch cinema to get relax and entertained though along with this they learn a number of new things.
    All are true
    Option A
    Refer paragraph 2 of the passage.

     

  4. What other than action and body language of the youth, is influenced by cinema?
    Metabolism
    Level of command on the language
    Anxiety levels
    Stress levels
    Blood sugar level
    Option B
    Refer paragraph 3 of the passage.

     

  5. Which of the following is SIMILAR to the word INCEPTION given in BOLD?
    completion
    end
    outset
    outgrowth
    stop
    Option C
    ‘Outset’ is similar in meaning to ‘inception’. Inception means beginning or start.

     

  6. Which of the following is OPPOSITE to the word GRASPING given in BOLD?
    avaricious
    generous
    mean
    extorting
    covetous
    Option B
    ‘Generous’ is opposite in meaning to ‘grasping’. Grasping means greedy.

     

  7. Which of the following words can replace the word ESSENTIAL given in BOLD without changing the meaning of the sentence?
    dubious
    satisfy
    loose
    duty
    necessary
    Option E

     

  8. Which of the following can be the most suitable title for the above passage?
    The different types of learning techniques
    Cinema and its impact on the youth
    The curse of cinema
    The misguided youth
    None of the above
    Option B

     

  9. Directions (9-10): In each of the following questions four words are given in bold. Which of the following words must replace each other so that the sentence becomes contextually correct and meaningful. If the sentence is correct as it is, choose option (E) as your answer.

  10. Previous studies (1)fashion that the crafty crows prefer a (2)particular species of flowering plant, which has a (3)robust but malleable stem that they (4)showed into hooks.
    1-2
    2-4
    1-4
    2-3
    No change
    Option C
    ‘fashion’ and ‘showed’ are to be replaced to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.

     

  11. The (1)blessing of the aquifer was a (2)discovery to the farmers who were in (3)danger of losing their crops (4)because of the drought.
    1-2
    2-4
    2-3
    1-3
    No change
    Option A
    ‘blessing’ and ‘discovery’ are to be replaced to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct.

     

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