IBPS SO Prelims English Language Questions 2019 (Day-4)

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Synonyms – Antonyms

Direction(1-5): In each of the following questions one sentence is given with a word in bold, choose the most opposite meaning of that word and mark it as your answer.

1) China has not only taken Mr. Trump’s punitive tariffs on its chin but has retaliated in kind, the products that could not hurt his constituency and supporters.

A) Beneficial

B) Penal

C) Violation

D) Correctional

E) None of these

2) The deal stumbled over duties imposed by India on ICT products.

A) Slip

B) Mirth

C) Encomiastic

D) Fix

E) All are correct

3) Freedom is dispensable merit.

A) Replaceable

B) Expendable

C) Inessential

D) Gratuitous

E) None of these

4) Yet, for some reason, even otherwise sagacious commentators continue to place special faith in the judicial process.

A) Percipient

B) Insightful

C) Dull

D) Scuffle

E) None of these

5) Nothing else can explain the courts disdain for the writ of habeas corpus.

A) Admiration

B) Respect

C) Esteem

D) Regard

E) All are correct

Error Spotting

Direction(6-10): In the questions given below a sentence is divided into five parts are jumbled and one of the parts may have a misspelt word or grammatically incorrect word or group of words. Arrange the divided parts into a coherent sentence and identify the part which has an error in it.

6) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday (A)/inevitable, it must continued its ideological (B)/asserted that while electoral ups and downs are (C)/struggle against forces of divisiveness(D)

A) CADB, (A)

B) ACBD,(B)

C) DBAC, (B)

D) CBDA, (B)

E) None of these

7) Central bank watchers were left scramble this (A)/minutes of the recent monetary policy committee meeting (B)/week for their dictionaries and Google searches to deciphers (C)/parts of a speech by Governor Shaktikanta Das and (D)

A) ABCD, (A) and (B)

B) BDCA, (D)and (B)

C) ACDB, (A) and (C)

D) BADC, (C) and (B)

E) None of these

8) use it to create an atmosphere of fear or to threated people (A)/Sonia Gandhi said in 1984 her husband (B)/addressing an event marking Rajiv Gandhi’s 75th birth anniversary, (C)/got a masive poll mandate, but did not (D)

A) BDCA, No error

B) CADB, (C) and (A)

C) ABCD, (D) and (B)

D) CBDA, (A) and (D)

E) None of these

9) battling to predict policy makers’ next (A)/central bank watchers are already (B)/move after the MPC cut interest rates by (C)/an unconventional 35 basis points (D)

A) CBDA, (B)

B) ADCB, No error

C) CADB, (D)

D) BACD, No error

E) None of these

10) marked by the Congress, but an occasion to reaffirm (A)/its resolve to uphold the values that inspired him (B)/75th birth anniversary is not a ritual being (C)/She add that the former prime minister’s (D)

A) DCAB, (A) and (D)

B) CBAD, (A) and (B)

C) BCDA, (B) and (C)

D) DABC, (B) and (D)

E) None of these

Answers:

Directions (1-5):

1) Answer: A

The bold word “punitive” means ‘intended as punishment’.

Option (B) and (D) are synonyms of “infringement”

Option (A), “Beneficial” and “punitive” are antonyms.

So option (A) is the correct answer.

2) Answer: D

The bold “stumble” means trip or momentarily lose one’s balance.

Option (A) is synonym of “stumble”.

Option (B) “Mirth” means happiness.

Option (C), “Encomiastic” means full of praise.

Option (D), “Fix” and “stumble” are antonyms. So option D is correct.

3) Answer:E

The bold word “dispensable” means ‘replaced’.

Option (A), (B), (C), (D) are synonyms of “dispensable”.

So option E is correct.

4) Answer: C

The bold word “sagacious” means ‘wise and shrewd’.

Option (A) and (B) are synonyms of “sagacious”.

Option (D), “Scuffle” means a short and confused fight.

Option (C), “Dull” and “sagacious” are antonyms.

So option C is correct.

5) Answer:E

The bold word “disdainmeans disrespect.

Option (A), (B), (C),and (D) are antonyms of “Disdain”.

So option E is correct.

Directions (6-10):

6) Answer: B

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday (A)/ asserted that while electoral ups and downs are (C)/ inevitable, it must continue its ideological (B)/struggle against forces of divisiveness.(D)

Part (B) has an error; use “continue” in the place of “continued”.

7) Answer: C

Central bank watchers were left scrambling this (A)/  week for their dictionaries and Google searches to decipher (C)/  parts of a speech by Governor Shaktikanta Das and (D)/minutes of the recent monetary policy committee meeting.(B)

Part (A) has an error, “scrambling” should be used in the place of “scramble”.

Part (C) has an error, “decipher” should be used in the place of “deciphers”.

8) Answer: D

Addressing an event marking Rajiv Gandhi’s 75th birth anniversary,(C)/ Sonia Gandhi said in 1984 her husband(B)/ got a massive poll mandate, but did not (D)/ use it to create an atmosphere of fear or to threaten people.(A)

Part (A) has an error; use “threaten” in the place of “threated”.

Part (D) has an error; use “massive” in the place of “masive”.

9) Answer: D

Central bank watchers are already (B)/battling to predict policy makers’ next (A)/move after the MPC cut interest rates by (C)/ an unconventional 35 basis points.(D)

No error.

10) Answer: A

She added that the former prime minister’s (D)/75th birth anniversary is not a ritual being (C)/ marked by the Congress, but an occasion to reaffirm(A)/ its resolve to uphold the values that inspired him.(B)

Part (A) has an error, “reaffirm” should be used in the place of “reafirm”.

Part (D) has an error, “added” should be used in the place of “add”.

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