English Test for IBPS PO Prelims Exam set – 9

Directions(1-5): Each of the sentences below have two of three blanks along with five options. You have to choose the option which provides the correct set of words that fits all the blanks and makes them meaningful and grammatically correct.

  1. The __________ of the total eclipse with the blue moon and the super moon is a __________ event.
    Meeting, common
    Coincidence, rare
    Accompaniment, only
    Divergence, exceptional
    Contingency, typical
    Option B

     

  2. Weeks after announcing that Indian migrant labourers would be ________ orange-coloured passports instead of the usual blue, the government yesterday backed down after ________ criticism.
    Issued, sharp
    Give, Stinging
    Advertised, bland
    Reported, sudden
    Forth, mild
    Option A

     

  3. Warning that the current stock market __________ could be a bubble, the Chief Economic Advisor said investors needed to be extra __________ about their investments in light of the risk of a sharp correction.
    Downturn, careful
    Float, risk
    Buoyancy, cautious
    Depression, vigilant
    Heights, enthusiastic
    Option C

     

  4. On Martyrs’ Day, Mahatma Gandhi’s public speech against the fingerprinting and profiling of Indians in South Africa was __________ by the petitioners __________ the Aadhaar scheme as a case of profiling of free citizens by the state.
    repeated, for
    quoted, against
    cited, opposing
    plagiarized, bonded
    Both B and C
    Option E

     

  5. The massive cuts in legal immigration __________ by the White House in __________ for offering a path to citizenship for a section of undocumented residents is too high a price to pay.
    Suggested, selling
    Intent, trading
    Asked, placed
    Proposed, exchange
    Forced, return
    Option D

     

  6. Directions (6-10): Choose the word(s) which is not the antonym of the word given in each question.

  7. INCENSE
    Exasperate
    Appease
    Infuriate
    Both (A) and (C)
    Tranquilize
    Option D
    Incense: make very angry.
    Exasperate: irritate and frustrate (someone) intensely.
    Infuriate: make (someone) extremely angry and impatient.

     

  8. ABJECT
    Commendable
    Wretched
    Magnificent
    Noble
    Exalted
    Option B
    Abject: (of a situation or condition) extremely unpleasant and degrading.
    Wretched: of poor quality; very bad.

     

  9. DECLINE
    Success
    Ascent
    Slump
    Improvement
    Increase
    Option C
    Decline: diminish in strength or quality; deteriorate.
    Slump: fail or decline substantially

     

  10. LARGESSE
    Accepting
    Contribution
    Taking
    Unkindness
    Uncharitable
    Option B
    Largesse: generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others.

     

  11. SHRILL
    Calm
    Mild
    Moderate
    Noisy
    Soft
    Option D
    Shrill: (of a voice or sound) high-pitched and piercing.

     

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