Practice English Questions with Detailed Explanation for IBPS PO/Clerk 2016

Practice English Questions with Detailed Explanation for IBPS PO/Clerk 2016
Practice English Questions with Detailed Explanation for IBPS PO/Clerk 2016 Set-15:
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Directions (1-10): The question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of word for each blank which fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

1). Pasha’s________ in athletics yielded rich_______ as she got a scholarship.
a)   Performance, money
b)   Defeat, results
c)   Excellence, dividends
d)   Failure, disappointment
e)   Behavior, appreciation

2). The police________ any attempt of arson by________ at the trouble spot quite in time.
a)   Squashed, surrounding
b)   Made, encircling
c)   Predisposed, visiting
d)   Thwarted, presenting
e)   Pre-empted, arriving

3). The_______ imposed for non-payment was too_______ for it to bring in improvement in collection.
a)   Fine, severe
b)   Punishment, harsh
c)   Toll, simple
d)   Penalty, low
e)   Damage, cruel

4). Samish_______ me coming to his table, he smiled and ________me a chair.
a)   Looked, gave
b)   Met, sat
c)   Welcomed, took
d)   Found, signaled
e)   Greet, taken

5). Our latest battle plan______ some projects______ at the earth’s biological diversity.
a)   Finances, looking
b)   Covers, aimed
c)   Finishes, stirring
d)   Encloses, looked
e)   Excludes, arriving

6). Transforming ______bureaucracies into dynamic, this task of customer-driven organizations is_______ under prevailing circumstances.
a)   Ideal, important
b)   Civilized, ineffective
c)   Lazy, undesirable
d)   Lethargic, insurmountable
e)   Inefficient, challenging

7). ______ members of a group often ______influence the outcome of a consensus forecast.
a)   Fixed, exert
b)   Dominant, unduly
c)   Majority, righty
d)   Minority, inadvertently
e)   Oral, rightly

8). Trying to ______a team without a good and simple system is like trying to drive a car without a steering wheel______.
a)   Organize, development
b)   Form, working
c)   Make, guidance
d)   Place, exploratory
e)   Achieve, empowering

9). It is well know_____ that the lover of the sea craves for dry land, the age-old _____to be where we are not.
a)   Belief, antipathy
b)   Anomaly, delirious
c)   Credo, inspiration
d)   Contention, duplicity
e)   Paradox, yearning

10). Unless the authorities adopt the principle _______the strategies cannot become______.
a)   Logically, trivial
b)   Fully, defunct
c)   Legitimately, noteworthy
d)   Whole-heartedly, successful
e)   Finally, obsolete

Answers with detailed Explanation:
1). (c), in 1st blank performance and excellence both are appropriate but in 2nd blank requires that is ‘something extra’ which can only be filled by word ‘dividend’, hence option (c) is correct.

2). (e) In 2nd blank police arrived at the trouble spot and in 1st bank police prevents the action of arson so pre-empted is correct word for it.

3). (d), from the 2nd blank it is clear that there is no improvement in collection so ‘low’ is correct word and for 1st blank ‘penalty’ is imposed not toll

4). (a) From the 2nd blank it is clear that Samish gave chair therefore option (a) is correct.

5). (b) the sentence says that some projects are going to be made for earth’s biological diversity, therefore option (b) is correct

6). (e) We do not need to change ideal or civilized or lethargic bureaucracies only either lazy or inefficient is to be changed but from the 2nd blank it is clear that it will be tough to do these therefore correct words are inefficient and challenging.

7). (b) Since in the sentence influence word is used that means dominant (exercising influence) will be used to fill the blank. Hence option (b) is correct

8). (b) Team is always formed and also in 2nd blank working is correct word.

9). (e) paradox meaning a statement that contradicts itself is appropriate in this blank from other option

10). (d) Positive words are to be used here therefore whole-heartedly and successful is used.

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