English Practice Question for IBPS Clerk (Set – 2)

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English Practice Question for IBPS Clerk (Set – 2)
1. What is the correct order of the following sentences to make a meaningful paragraph.
1. For many scientists oceans are the cradle of life.
A. But all over the world chemical products and nuclear waste continue to be dumped into them.
B. Coral reefs, which are known to be the most beautiful places of the submarine world are fast disappearing.
C. The result is that many species of fish die because of this pollution.
D. Of course man is the root cause behind these problems.
6. Man has long since ruined the places he visits – continents and oceans alike.
A) ACBD
B) BADC
C) ABDC
D) BCAD
E) BCDA
2. What is the correct order of the following sentences to make a meaningful paragraph.
1. Am I one of the people who are worried that Bill Clinton’s second term might be destroyed by the constitutional crisis?
A. On the other hands, ordinary citizens have put the campaign behind them.
B. In other words, what worries me is that Bill Clinton could exhibit a version of what George Bush used to refer to as Big Mo.
C. That is he might have so much campaign momentum that he may not be able to stop campaigning.
D. Well, it's true that I have been wondering whether a President could be impeached for refusing to stop talking about the bridge we need to build to the 21st century.
6. They now prefer to watch their favourite soaps and ads on TV rather than senators.
A) DBCA
B) ABDC
C) BACD
D) CBDA
E) CBAD
3. What is the correct order of the following sentences to make a meaningful paragraph.
1. So how big is the potential market?
A. But they end up spending thousands more each year on hardware overhaul and software upgradation.
B. Analysts say the new machines will appeal primarily to corporate users.
C. An individual buyer can pick up a desktop computer for less than $2,000 in America.
D. For them, the NCs best-drawing card is its promise of much lower maintenance costs.
6. NCs, which automatically load the latest versions of whatever software they need could put an end to all that.
A) BCAD
B) DABC
C) BDCA
D) DCAB
E) ACBD
4. What is the correct order of the following sentences to make a meaningful paragraph.
1. Historically, stained glass was almost entirely reserved for ecclesiastical spaces.
A. By all counts, he has accomplished that mission with unmistakable style.
B. “It is my mission to bring it kicking and screaming out of that milieu,” says Clarke.
C. The first was the jewel-like windows he designed for a Cistercian Church in Switzerland.
D. Two recent projects show his genius in the separate worlds of the sacred and the mundane.
6. The second was a spectacular, huge skylight in a shopping complex in Brazil.
A) CBAD
B) BADC
C) ABDC
D) DBAC
E) ABCD
5. Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
(A) This creates a divide between the generations and a disconnect from the values held so precious by previous generations.
(B) During the past few decades, the position of the traditional family has become fragile.
(C) As the families are more often relocating for career choices, the nuclear family loses touch with the network of family members who have traditionally been active.
(D) The family unit that once functioned on the support of the extended family members is decreasing.
(E) But the common perspective today is that those elders lived in a world too different from that of today.
(F) Grandparents were once the keepers of family wisdom and values and ensured that these were instilled in the next generations.
A) BDFACE
B) BDACFE
C) BACDFE
D) BFDCAE
E) BDCAFE
Directions (6 – 10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each pair of blanks that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
6. This time around the cleanliness _______ by the South Delhi civic body will focus on community _____.
A) campaign, participation
B) participation, campaign
C) movement, presence
D) drive, cooperation
E) crusade, support
7. Our Constitution promises equality of ______ for all and fraternity to ensure the _____ of all individuals.
A) reality, morality
B) contingency, indecency
C) opportunity, dignity
D) probability, glory
E) juncture, support
8. It is appalling to see how students are being _____ against at admission time on the basis of some _____ and thoughtless formula.
A) segregated, credible
B) discriminated, ridiculous
C) victimised, plausible
D) inclined, ludicrous
E) favoured, reasonable
9. The Government has set up a high-level ____ to reconfigure the Railway Board as well as to suggest steps for resource ___ for major projects.
A) commission, compilation
B) jury, separation
C) consultants, division
D) board, acquisition
E) committee, mobilization
10. Phillips, the Dutch ____ that started life making light bulbs 123 years ago, is splitting off it lighting business in a bold step to ____ its higher-margin healthcare and consumer divisions.
A) conglomerate, expand
B) clustered, hinder
C) blended, bolster
D) heterogenous, elaborate
E) None of these
Answers:
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