SBI Clerk English Language Online Test Questions Test 9

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

In these questions, four words are given in bold. One of these words given in bold may either be wrongly spelt or in appropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word that is inappropriate or wrongly spelt, if any. That part is your answer. If all the words given in bold are correctly spelt or appropriate in the context of the sentence, then select ’All correct’ as your answer.


Q


a

The regeon

b

/ has been in a state

c

/ of perpetual

d

/ conflict since the last two decades.

e

/ All correct


2.

Q


a

Electricity

b

/ is the most important

c

/ input for any sector as the lives

d

/ of every individual

e

/ depends on it. All correct


3.

Q


a

Ramesh were

b

/ gifted

c

/ a watch by his father on having

d

/ got his first

e

/ job. All correct


4.

Q


a

Due to surplus

b

/ stock, vegetables

c

/ are being soled

d

/ in the market

e

/ at very low prices. All correct


5.

Q


a

Any further

b

/ sharp raise

c

/ in rates will bring emerging

d

/ market yield under pressure.

e

/ All correct


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

In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.


In the last budget, the government brought in a new scheme of taxation.


a

prioritised

b

displayed

c

notified

d

introduced

e

purchased


7.

The sales of the company are increasing by leaps and bounds.


a

as proposed

b

in calculated ways

c

with extreme rapidity

d

very slowly

e

far lesser than expected


8.

The police made considerable headway in sorting the papers.


a

progress

b

movement

c

action

d

recognition

e

measurement


9.

The kind old woman received the stranger with open arms.


a

with her arms free

b

with warmth

c

with restraint

d

with gratitude

e

with hesitation


10.

My friend ran off helter-skelter down the slope.


a

unknowingly

b

with minimum speed

c

purposefully

d

with unwavering focus

e

hurriedly and in confusion


11.
Directions(Q.11 to Q.15 ):

Rearrange the following six sentences/ group of 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) Then Bankei said to his pupils, “It is my duty to teach him. I am going to keep him here even if the rest of you leave.”

(B) During one of these gatherings, a pupil was caught stealing.

(C) Whenever Bankei held his meditation classes, pupils from many parts of Japan would enroll in them.

(D) Listening to his master, a stream of tears rolled down the face of the brother who had stolen. All desire to steal had thereafter vanished.

(E) As soon as Bankei had read the petition he called everyone before him. “You are wise brothers,” he told them. “You know what is right and what is wrong, but this poor brother does not even know right from wrong.”

(F) This angered the other pupils, who drew up a petition asking for the dismissal of the thief, stating that otherwise they would all leave.


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


a

B

b

C

c

F

d

A

e

E


12.

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


a

C

b

E

c

F

d

B

e

A


13.

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


a

A

b

D

c

F

d

C

e

E


14.

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


a

D

b

C

c

F

d

B

e

E


15.

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


a

D

b

C

c

B

d

A

e

F


16.
Directions(Q.16 to Q.20 ):

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.

A merchant was taking a morning stroll by the seaside when he saw a man squatting on the beach and filling a cup with sand. The merchant watched the man as he (Q1) the contents of the cup on a large pile of sand beside him and filled the cup again. He continued to repeat this activity. The merchant was curious and so went up to him and asked him what he was doing. “I am Bidhata (meaning Fate),” said the man. “I am measuring the food each man is to (Q2) today.” “Can you really do that ?” asked the merchant. “I challenge you to withhold my midday meal today!” ”As you wish,” replied Bidhata. The merchant (Q3) a fish from the fish market across the road, took it home and gave it to his wife. Then he went to his place of work. In the afternoon he came home and sat down to eat. His wife placed the cooked fish before him. “Fate has it that I won’t get my midday meal,” rejoiced the man. “But now who can stop me from eating this delicious fish ?” And he (Q4) out laughing. His wife thought he was laughing at the way the fish had been prepared and she began to scold him. The merchant got angry. He got up and stormed out of the house. It was only when he cooled down that he realised the (Q5) of what had happened: Fate had succeeded in withholding his share of food for that afternoon.


(Q1)


a

throw

b

keep

c

fill

d

emptied

e

reduced


17.

(Q2)


a

insure

b

deplete

c

getting

d

eating

e

receive


18.

(Q3)


a

trapped

b

tasted

c

bought

d

chased

e

discovered


19.

(Q4)


a

burst

b

started

c

turned

d

walked

e

held


20.

(Q5)


a

mistake

b

offence

c

significance

d

problem

e

event


21.
Directions(Q.21 to Q.26 ):

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

Amrutananda was a wellknown and rich landlord in his village. He and his wife were both cunning and extremely sly. They made a lot of money by cheating and ill-treating their labourers who worked in their fields. One day, a young man named Manikya came to Amrutananda, asking for work. Amrutananda was pleasantly surprised. No one ever wanted to work for him because of his reputation, and here was someone walking right into his house! Manikya’s next few words made him even happier. Manikya said, ’I will work for you for free. You need not pay me a salary, only give me a place to sleep, two sets of clothes and two meals a day.’ Amrutananda was filled with joy when he heard this and was about to agree, when Manikya added, ’I have only one condition: I will tell you the truth always, but one day of the year I will lie to you.’ Amrutananda, who lied happily every day of the year, agreed to this-odd condition. So Manikya joined him. He was a wonderful worker - hard - working and trustworthy. He was very honest and soon became Amruta-nanda’s right hand man. A year went by, and because of Manikya’s hard work, Amrutananda had an excellent harvest. He and his wife Mandakini, decided to have a big feast to celebrate. They invited all their relatives and friends, who came from across the village and outside to participate in this celebration. Everyone was looking forward to the delicious feast being planned. On the morning of the feast, Amrutananda decided he would also give away some gifts to his relatives, just so that he could show-off. So he set off for the market in his cart. As soon as he was out of sight, Manikya went running to his mistress, Mandakini. He wept loudly and beat his chest. Then he fell on the floor sobbing, and announced, The master is dead.’ The cart overturned on the road. Our master has been flattened like a Chapatti” As soon as Amrutananda’s wife and relatives heard this, they started wailing. Manikya rushed out, saying he would bring back the body, while everyone started preparing for the last rites. Manikya now went running to his master and said “Master! Your wife is dead. My kind, loving mistress is dead. A cobra bit her and she fell to the ground, as blue as the spring sky.” Amrutananda was stunned. His beloved Mandakini, his partner in all his schemes, was dead! He couldn’t believe it. He rushed back home shouting her name. Mandakini was weeping loudly, Sitting in the courtyard. When she saw her husband run in, she stopped mid — wail, and Amrutananda too, stood open-mouthed and speechless. Then they fell into each other’s arms, unable to believe their eyes. At once they turned to Manikya, “What is the meaning of this. Manikya ?’ his master demanded in a stern voice. Manikya smiled, “Remember my condition, that I would lie only once in a year? Well, I choose today. You see what lies can do? They nearly destroyed your life. Now think about what happens to the people you lie to everyday. Saying this he walked out, leaving behind a stunned and ashamed landlord.


Why didn’t anyone want to work for Amrutananda ?


a

He always ill- treated and cheated his labourers.

b

He wanted people to work for him for free

c

He never paid their dues on time.

d

He hardly made them work

e

He had too many conditions


22.

Why did Manikya volunteer to work for Amrutananda for free?


a

His food and shelter would be taken care of.

b

He was fond of Amrutananda.

c

He had heard many stories of Amrutananda’s generosity.

d

He wanted to teach Amruta- nanda a lesson.

e

He could not find work anywhere else.


23.

What could be an appropriate moral to the story ?


a

Lying destroys lives.

b

Never employ anyone for free.

c

Always think before you cry.

d

Never show off your wealth.

e

Feasts always lead to tragedy.


24.

On what condition did Manikya agree to stay and work for Amrutananda ?


a

He would be treated like a family member.

b

He would be allowed to lie on anyone day in the year.

c

He would leave the day his master, Amrutananda, lied to him.

d

He would not accept any salary, either in kind or in cash from Amrutananda.

e

That he could leave whenever he pleased without prior notice.


25.

Why did Amrutananda and his wife, Mandakini, wish to have a celebration ?


a

They wanted to treat Manikya to a feast for his effort in the successful harvest.

b

They wanted to give Manikya a farewell.

c

They received a rich harvest and so wanted to have a feast.

d

They had abundant food and did not know what to do with it.

e

They wanted to show off their wealth to their neighbours.


26.

Which of the following could be an appropriate title for the story ?


a

The Unfortunate Landlord.

b

Manikya — the wise labourer.

c

The Evil Labourer

d

The Glorious Feast

e

The Feast that turned into a Disaster.


27.
Directions(Q.27 to Q.28 ):

Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.


Overturned


a

Slipped

b

Rotated

c

Inverted

d

Accident

e

Blocked


28.

Odd


a

Acceptable

b

Normal

c

Favourable

d

Unique

e

Strange


29.
Directions(Q.29 to Q.30 ):

Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.


Cunning


a

Pure

b

Sly

c

Innocent

d

Harsh

e

Superior


30.

Ashamed


a

Happy

b

Proud

c

Grateful

d

Peaceful

e

Guilty


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SBI Clerk English Language Online Test Questions Test 9

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