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IBPS PO Prelims English (Day-05)

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Sentence Completion

Directions (1-5): In each of the following questions a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent (coherent means logically complete and sound):

1) In meteorology, a cyclone is a large scale air mass that rotates around a strong center of low atmospheric pressure. ______________________________ _______________________ _________. The largest low-pressure systems are polar vortices and extratropical cyclones of the largest scale (the synoptic scale). Warm-core cyclones such as tropical cyclones and subtropical cyclones also lie within the synoptic scale. Mesocyclones, tornadoes, and dust devils lie within    smaller mesoscale. Upper level cyclones can exist without the presence of a surface low, and can pinch off from the base of the tropical upper tropospheric trough during the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere. Cyclones have also been seen on extraterrestrial planets, such as Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune.

  1. Cyclones are characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate about a zone of low pressure.
  2. Cyclone destroys all that come in their way.
  3. There are two types of cyclones: middle latitude (mid-latitude) cyclonesand tropical cyclones
  4. All the above
  5. None of the above

2) An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water. ______________________________________________________________An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, and a small island off the coast may be called a holm. Sedimentary islands in the Ganges delta are called chars. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands, such as the Philippines, is referred to as an archipelago.

An island may be described as such, despite the presence of an artificial land bridge; examples are Singapore and its causeway, and the various Dutch delta islands, such as IJsselmonde. Some places may even retain “island” in their names for historical reasons after being connected to a larger landmass by a land bridge or landfill, such as Coney Island and Coronado Island, though these are, strictly speaking, tied islands.

  1. An island is surrounded by water on all sides.
  2. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atollscan be called islets, skerries, caysor keys.
  3. some islands have not been discovered yet.
  4. All the above

E.None of the above

3) A continent is one of several very large landmasses. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions are commonly regarded as continents. Variations with fewer continents may merge some of these, for example some systems include Eurasia or America as single continents.

 __________________________________________________________ _______________________________________  the convention and model, some continents may be consolidated or subdivided: for example, Eurasia is most often subdivided into Asia and Europe (red shades), while North and South America are sometimes recognised as one American continent (green shades).

  1. There are seven continents in the world.
  2. Antarctica is the coldest continent.
  3. Depending on ordered from largest in area to smallest, these sevenregions are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
  4. All the above
  5. None of the above

4) Flower,name for the specialized part of a plant containing the reproductive organs, applied to angiosperms only. A flower may be thought of as a modified, short, compact branch bearing lateral appendages. Like twigs, flowers develop from buds, and the basic floral parts (sepal, petal, stamen, and carpel) are in actual fact greatly modified leaves. _____________________________________________ _________ Outermost is a whorl of leaflike green sepals (the calyx) encircling a whorl of usually showy, coloured petals (the corolla). Within the corolla the stamens, bearing anther sacs full of pollen, surround the central carpels (ovary). Inside the ovary at the base of the pistil are the ovules, containing the female sex cells; after fertilization of the egg, the ovule becomes the seed and the ovary becomes the fruit.

  1. Flowers are of many types and colours.
  2. Flower is the reproductive organ of the pant.
  3. A typical flower is a concentric arrangement of these parts attached at their base to the receptacle, the tip of the stem.
  4. None of the above
  5. All the above

5) Infauna are benthic organisms that live within the bottom substratum of a water body, especially within the bottom-most oceanic sediments, the layer of small particles at the bottom of a body of water, rather than on its surface.__________ _________________________________________ In general, infaunal animals become progressively smaller and less abundant with increasing water depth and distance from shore, whereas bacteria show more constancy in abundance, tending toward one million cells per milliliter of interstitial seawater.

  1. Bacteria and microalgaemay also live in the interstices of bottom sediments.
  2. Humans cannot live without fauna.
  3. Fauna consist of any undiscovered species.
  4. All the above
  5. None of the above

Double fillers

Direction (6-10): In the Questions given below, there are two statements, each statement consists of a blank. You have to choose the option which provides the correct set of words that fits in the blanks in both the statements appropriately making them meaningful and grammatically correct:

6)

A) In this paper, I shall argue that Process Buddhism is indeed a liberating ______ .

B) Through this critical appropriation critical _______becomes a possibility.

  1. praxis
  2. curtail
  3. prosperous
  4. propel
  5. none of the above

7)

A) The wounded are getting to be common, and people grow ________ .

B) Kiera looked at Evelyn, astonished by her _________

  1. catastrophe
  2. callous
  3. combat
  4. corrode
  5. none of the above

8)

A) He had shown himself so incapable and _______that his followers were sick of fighting for such a despicable master.

B) The southerners are _______except when roused, and socialist doctrines find their chief adherents in the north.

  1. acquainted
  2. adhesive
  3. apathetic
  4. accede
  5. none of the above

9)

A) From that time Conselheiro was a victim of _______ , and to expiate his sin became a missionary in the sertao or interior of Brazil among the wild Jagunco people.

B) The demon lord strode into a portal, leaving her angry and no closer to alleviating her _______ .

  1. reluctance
  2. remnant
  3. reimburse
  4. remorse
  5. none of the above

10)

A) His youthful ____________ always manages to keep the family on their toes.

B) Many people lead very passive lives and such ___________ actually scares them.

  1. exuberance
  2. emancipation
  3. eloquent
  4. extravagant
  5. none of the above

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: A

Option B: This statement does not go along with the sentences before and after the blank, hence this option is ruled out.

Option C: This statement is out of context.

Option D: All the above options does not match , hence this is not appropriate answer.

Option E: This option is incorrect as the answer needs to be selected from the given option, hence it is not apt option.

Option A: This is the correct option as it matches the sentence given before and after the blank.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer choice to this question.

2) Answer:B

Option A: This statement does not fit in the blank along with the sentences before and after theblank, hence this option is ruled out.

Option C: This statement is out of context.

Option D: All the above options does not match , hence this is not appropriate answer.

Option E: This option is incorrect as the answer needs to be selected from the given option, hence it is not apt option.

Option B: This is the correct option as it matches the sentence given before and after the blank.

Therefore, option B is the correct answer choice to this question.

3) Answer: C

Option A: This statement does not go along with the sentences before and after the blank, hence this option is ruled out.

Option B: This statement is out of context.

Option D: All the above options does not match, hence this is not appropriate answer.

Option E: This option is incorrect as the answer needs to be selected from the given option, hence it is not apt option.

Option C: This is the correct option as it matches the sentence given before and after the blank.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer choice to this question.

4) Answer: C

Option A: This statement does not go along with the sentences before and after the blank, hence this option is ruled out.

Option B: This statement is repeated in the sentence so it is out of context.

Option D: All the above options does not match , hence this is not appropriate answer.

Option E: This option is incorrect as the answer needs to be selected from the given option, hence it is not apt option.

Option C: This is the correct option as it matches the sentence given before and after the blank.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer choice to this question.

5) Answer: A

Option B: This sentence is true but it does not match along with the sentences before and after the blank, hence this option is ruled out.

Option C: This statement is out of context.

Option D: All the above options does not match, hence this is not appropriate answer.

Option E: This option is incorrect as the answer needs to be selected from the given option, hence it is not apt option.

Option A: This is the correct option as it matches the sentence given before and after the blank.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer choice to this question.

Directions (6-10):

6) Answer: A

Option B: curtail means to cut short or reduce. This option is not apt.

Option C: prosperous mean successful; thriving; having or characterized by financial success or good fortune. This option is out of context.

Option D: propel means drive forward; cause to move forward or onward; push. This is incorrect option.

Option E: this cannot be the correct option as the question is fill in the blanks.

Option A: Praxis means as an accepted practice or custom, or an idea translated into action, or something in reality rather than something in

theory. This fits well in both the blanks.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer choice to this question.

7) Answer: B

Option A: catastrophe means calamity; disaster; state of extreme ruin and misfortune. This is incorrect option.

Option C:combat means struggle as with an opposing force; fight with; this option is not apt.

Option D: corrode means destroy metal or alloy gradually, especially by chemical action; be eaten or worn away. This option is incorrect.

Option E: this cannot be the correct option as the question is fill in the blanks.

Option B: callous means as cruel or insensitive, which fits perfectly in both the sentences

Therefore, option B is the correct answer choice to this question.

8) Answer: C

Option A:acquainted means to know someone or to be familiar with something.It  does not fit in hence it is incorrect.

Option B: adhesive means substance that unites or bonds surfaces together. This is incorrect option.

Option D: accede means agree; give consent, often at insistence of another;This option is not apt

Option E: this cannot be the correct option as the question is fill in the blanks.

Option C: apathetic means someone who is not interested or doesn’t show any feeling or emotion. This option is apt for the given blanks.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer choice to this question.

9) Answer: D

Option A: reluctance means unwillingness; hesitancy in taking some action. This option does not fit in correctly.

Option B: remnant means remainder; small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists. This option is incorrect.

Option C: reimburse means pay back for some expense incurred. This is contextually incorrect.

Option E: this cannot be the correct option as the question is fill in the blanks.

Option D: remorse means a feeling of regret or sadness. This option fits in grammatically and contextually.

Therefore, option D is the correct answer choice to this question.

10) Answer: A

Option B: emancipation: freeing someone from the control of another. This option is  not apt.

Option C: eloquent: vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive. This is incorrect option.

Option D: extravagant means wandering beyond one’s bounds; exceeding due bounds; wild; excessive; unrestrained. This option is out of context.

Option E: this cannot be the correct option as the question is fill in the blanks.

OptionA : exuberance means as the state of being overly excited, joyful and happy.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer choice to this question.

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