IBPS Clerk English Language Online Test 8 Practice Questions

1.
Directions(Q.1 to Q.5 ):

Read each of these sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Select the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, select ’No error’ as your answer. Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any.


A businessman was stood (1)/ at the pier of a small coastal village (2)/ when a small boat with just (3)/ one fisherman arrived. (4)/ No error (5)


a

A

b

C

c

D

d

B

e

E


2.

The impressed crowd (1)/ applauded Ginaji’s ability (2)/ to solved any problems (3)/ within minutes. (4)/ No error (5)


a

D

b

A

c

C

d

B

e

E


3.

Kinu’s neighbour was (1)/ a very nosy person (2)/ and always harassed him (3)/ by asked silly questions. (4)/ No error (5)


a

D

b

A

c

C

d

B

e

E


4.

All the participants were (1)/ shocked to hear the criterion (2)/ for the competition and looked (3)/ at each other in amazement. (4)/ No error (5)


a

A

b

D

c

C

d

B

e

E


5.

On day, the wise king Solomon (1)/ was approached of (2)/ two women arguing (3)/ over a goal. (4)/ No error (5)


a

D

b

A

c

B

d

C

e

E


6.
Directions(Q.6 to Q.10 ):

Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A) I could not even hide myself, which would have saved me.

(B) Once a monkey escaped from one of the rooms in the palace and came into my room.

(C) This frightened the animal, who jumped out of the window and climbed onto the roof.

(D) Suddenly my sister entered my room and screamed when she saw the monkey scratching me.

(E) I was so scared when I saw the monkey that I could not move.

(F) Seeing that I was scared, the monkey started scratching me.


Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ?


a

D

b

B

c

C

d

E

e

F


7.

Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement ?


a

C

b

D

c

E

d

B

e

F


8.

Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?


a

E

b

C

c

B

d

D

e

F


9.

Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?


a

D

b

A

c

B

d

C

e

E


10.

Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?


a

B

b

D

c

C

d

A

e

E


11.
Directions(Q.11 to Q.16 ):

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

There was a time in my life when beauty meant something special to me. I guess that would have been when I was about six or seven years old, just several weeks or may be a month before the orphanage turned me into an old man.

I would get up every morning at the orphanage, make my bed just like the little soldier that I had become and then I would get into one of the two straight lines and march to breakfast with the other twenty or thirty boys who also lived in my dormitory.

After breakfast one Saturday morning I returned to the dormitory and saw the house parent chasing the beautiful monarch butterflies that lived by the hundreds in the bushes strewn around the orphanage.

I carefully watched as he caught these beautiful creatures, one after the other, and then took them from the net and then stuck straight pins through their head and wings, pinning them onto a heavy cardboard sheet. How cruel it was to kill something of such beauty. I had walked many times out into the bushes, all by myself, just so the butterflies could land on my head, face and hands so I could look at them up close.

When the telephone rang the house parent laid the large cardboard paper down on the back cement step and went inside to answer the phone. I walked up to the cardboard and looked at the one butterfly who he had just pinned to the large paper. It was still moving about so I reached down and touched it on the wing causing one of the pins to fall out. It started flying around and around trying to get away but it was still pinned by the one wing with the other straight pin. Finally its wing broke off and the butterfly fell to the ground and just quivered.

I picked up the torn wing and the butterfly and I spat on its wing and tried to get it to stick back on so it could fly away and be free before the house parent came back. But it would not stay on him.

The next thing I knew the house parent came walking back out of the back door by the garbage room and started yelling at me. I told him that I did not do anything but he did not believe me. He picked up the cardboard paper and started hitting me on the top of the head. There were all kinds of butterfly pieces going everywhere. He threw the cardboard down on the ground and told me to pick it up and put it in the garbage can inside the back room of the dormitory and then he left.

I sat there in the dirt, by that big old tree, for the longest time trying to fit all the butterfly pieces back together so I could bury them whole, but it was too hard to do. So I prayed for them and then I put them in an old torn up shoe box and I buried them in the bottom of the fort that I had built in the ground, out by the large bamboos, near the blackberry bushes.

Every year when the butterflies would return to the orphanage and try to land on me I would try and shoo them away because they did not know that the orphanage was a bad place to live and a very bad place to die.


Which of the following words can be used to describe the author ?


a

Daring

b

Cruel

c

Adventurous

d

Caring

e

None of these


12.

What did the author do with all the butterfly pieces ?


a

He put them in a shoe box and buried them in the ground.

b

He stuck all the pieces together.

c

He threw them away in the garbage can.

d

He gave them away to the house parent.

e

None of these


13.

What did the house parent ask the author to do ?


a

To stick all the butterflies back together before burying them.

b

To throw the cardboard paper in the garbage can.

c

To fetch butterflies for him.

d

To tend to the butterflies while he was gone.

e

None of these


14.

In the passage what has the author compared the orphanage to?


a

A nursery

b

An old age home

c

A military school

d

An educational institute

e

None of these


15.

Why would the author try to shoo away the butterflies which tried to land on him ?


a

Because the author did not like the butterflies sitting on him.

b

Because the house parent had warned him against it.

c

Because the butterflies were too many in number.

d

Because he thought that the butterflies would suffer a very bad death if they stayed in the orphanage.

e

None of these


16.

Why did the butterfly’s wing break off ?


a

Because the author broke one wing.

b

Because the house parent had broken it.

c

Because the butterfly fell on the ground.

d

Because one of its wings was still pinned to the cardboard and it tried to fly away.

e

None of these


17.
Directions(Q.17 to Q.18 ):

Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.


CAREFULLY


a

anxiously

b

closely

c

strongly

d

vaguely

e

artificially


18.

LAND


a

sit

b

grounding

c

cement

d

earth

e

wait


19.
Directions(Q.19 to Q.23 ):

In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley. It (26) to me that I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, but there was a padlock and chain upon the gate. Then, like all dreamers, I suddenly attained supernatural powers and passed through the gate like a spirit.

As I (27) along the twisting and turning drive, I could see that a change had come about. This was not the neat and orderly drive that we had (28). It was only when I bent my head to avoid the low swinging branch of a tree that I realized what had (29). Nature had come into its own again. The woods on either side of the drive had encroached upon the open space in between. The branches of the trees intermingled with my head like the archway of a church. The drive was choked with grass and moss. I came upon the house all of a (30). As I stood before it, I felt the strange prick of tears behind my eyes.


Q:30


a

fast

b

time

c

sudden

d

fastly

e

quickly


20.

Q:29


a

killed

b

happened

c

happen

d

transpire

e

occur


21.

Q:26


a

dreamt

b

seem

c

occur

d

seemed

e

felt


22.

Q:28


a

knewed

b

knew

c

known

d

knowing

e

know


23.

Q:27


a

felt

b

wake

c

advanced

d

slept

e

walk


24.
Directions(Q.24 to Q.25 ):

Choose the word/phrase which is most opposite in meaning to the word/ phrase printed in bold as used in the passage.


BOTTOM


a

tall

b

length

c

below

d

height

e

top


25.

GET AWAY


a

get down

b

find place

c

come closer

d

lose sight

e

get lost


26.
Directions(Q.26 to Q.30 ):

Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.


She opened the door as she know the person very well and had spent quite a few mornings with him.


a

as she knows

b

as she knowing

c

as she knew

d

as she was knowing

e

No correction required


27.

After a great deal of effort she finally managed to success in her venture.


a

managing to succeed

b

manage to success

c

managing success

d

managed to succeed

e

No correction required


28.

He is a very lazy person and hate doing any kind of work.


a

hates doing

b

hates do

c

hate does

d

hated doing

e

No correction required


29.

Usha could not thinking of travelling without her car and feared the crowd.


a

could not think

b

could not thinks

c

cannot thinking

d

cannot think

e

No correction required


30.

As she bought quite a number of books she got a heavy discount.


a

quite numbers

b

many numbers

c

some numbers

d

heavy numbers

e

No correction required


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IBPS Clerk English Language Online Test 8 Practice Questions

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