English Language Questions Quiz Set 8 for IBPS/SBI/SSC

English Language Questions Quiz Set 8 for IBPS/SBI/SSC

Directions (Q.1-6): Read the following passage carefully and fill in the numbered blanks by choosing appropriate words from the choice given at the end of the passage.

Day by day, her influence and dignit First of all, she received the title of Noor light of the Harem,’ but was afterwards distinguished that of Noor Jahan Begam, Light of the world ‘. All her relations and connections were raised to honour and wealth. No grant of lands was conferred upon except under her seal. In addition to giving her the titles that other kings bestowed, the emperor granted Noor Jahan the rights sovereignty and government. Sometimes, she would sit in the balcony of her place, while the nobles would present themselves and listen to her dictates, coin was struck in her name, with the superscription:”by order of the Jahangir, gold has a hundred splendours added to it by receiving the impression of the name of Noor Jahan, the Queen Begam,” On all farmans also receiving imperial signature, name of Noor Jahan, the Queen Begam was jointly attached. At last, her authority reached such a pass that the king was such only in name, repeatedly. He gave out he had bestowed the sovereignty on Noor Jahan Begam and would say,” I require nothing beyond a sir of wine and half a sir of meat”. It is impossible to describe the beauty wisdom of the queen. In any matter that was presented to her if a difficulty arose, she solved it. Whoever threw him upon her protection was preserved from tyranny and oppression; and if ever she learnt that any orphan girl was destitute and friendless, she would bring her marriage, and give for a wedding portion. It is probable that during her reign, not less than 500 orphan girls were thus married and portioned.

1. 1) at once 2) immediately 3) soon 4) quickly 5) none of these


2. 1) off 2) out 3) in 4) about 5) none of these

Directions (Q. 3-7): 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) If china is the world’s factory. India has become the world’s outsourcing centre- keeping in line with this image

(B) But India’s future depends crucially on its ability to compete fully in the creative economy- not just in tech and software. But across design and entrepreneurship; arts, culture and entertainment: and the knowledge- based professional of medicine finance and law

C) While its creative assets outstrip those of other emerging competitors, India must address several challenges to increase its international competitiveness as the world is in the midst of a sweeping transformation.

D) This transformation is evident in the fact that the world is moving from an industrial economy to a harnessing intellectual labour intangible goods and human creative capabilities

E) Its software industry is the world’s second-largest its tech outsourcing accounts for more than half of the $300 billion global industry, according to a technology expert

F) If the meeting of world leaders at Davos is any indication, India is rapidly becoming an economic ‘rock star’

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

1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) E


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

1) A 2) B 3) C 4) F 5) E


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

1) F 2) B 3) C 4) A 5) E


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

1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D 5) F

Directions (Q. 7-11): In each question below, a theme is partially presented in two sentences. The complete theme comprises four logically arranged sentences. Out of these four the middle two sentences are not given. Three possible fillers denoted by (A) (B) & (C) are given below the partially provided theme. You have to find out which two or none can fill the gap between the two given sentences in the proper order to make the theme complete. Study the five alternatives order to make the theme compete. Study the five alternatives (answer choices) carefully and select one of them.

7. All our diverse experiences are manifestations of the mind ____,_______.The quality of that action depends on whether your mind is disciplined or not

A) The internal Environment, the individual’s physical body, and the place where it abides, the external environment, arise through the force of action.

B) Depending on whether our mind is pacified or unruly, positive or negative, actions are committed

C) This is why advice about reading someone’s body language is so important

1) Only B and A respectively 2) Only C and A respectively

3) Only B and C respectively 4) Only A and B respectively

5) Only A and B or C respectively


8. People of India want more implementation, not more promises and plans. ------ .--- --- This is because the approach to implementation and skills required must suit what has to be done

A. they want executives who can implement and institutions that can get things done

B. Aligned plans are required to accelerate progress on many fronts in India

C. But first we must understand what is to be implemented

1) Only A and C respectively 2) Only B and C respectively

3) Only C and B respectively 4) Only B and A respectively

5) Only A and B respectively


9. The low and declining share of agriculture in the economy means a drought in nearly a third of the country would not have a significant impact on GNP growth. ………. . …………. A big reversal in agriculture this year would, therefore, only knock off about half a percentage point from the GDP growth

A. Human suffering is also going to be more

B. The higher prices of farm produce will partly make up for the lower production of farmers

C. Agriculture and allied activities have only 17% share in GDP

1) Only A & B respectively 2) only A and B or C respectively

3) Only A and C respectively 4) Only C and B respectively

5) Only B and A respectively


10. Information sharing plays a critical role in facilitating industrial processes. ………. . ………... . A strong distribution network in FMCG sector is essential to ensure that supplies reach retailers on time and in the right quantities, avoiding either oversupply or under supply

A. This sharing is the first step towards developing a high efficiency supply chain

B. In the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, a company’s operations depend largely on the effectiveness and efficiency of its supply chain

C. However, this is often one of the most focused industrial aspects, leading to demand forecasting and losses for the company

1) Only B and A respectively 2) Only C and A respectively

3) Only B and A or C respectively 4) Only A and B respectively

5) None of these


11. Buying a new car is just like a dream come true ------. ------- Timely maintenance increases its life, dependability and value

A. A car depicts the personality of its owner

B. Once brought, though, a car involves high investment

C. Expenditure on car maintenance becomes imperative

1) Only B & A respectively 2) only B & C respectively

3) Only C & B respectively 4) Only C and A respectively

5) None of these

Directions (Q.12-15): Which of the phrases (1),(2),(3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is correct as it is given and ‘No correction is required “, mark (5) as the answer.

12. A freezing morning accompanied by a dense cover of fog set the toning for the coming weekend.

1) Keeping tone 2) Started the toning 3) Kept the tone

4) Set the tone 5) No correction required


13. The jail is in the news again with the finding of a pistol and some bullets

1) To finding 2) With find 3) Finding 4) On found

5) No correction required


14. The space-crunched city throws up several stories of struggle that schools have had put up with to win playgrounds for their students

1) Have had to put up to 2) Had put up on

3) Have had to put up with 4) had to put up to

5) No correction required


15. Emotions Rang high s both families were taken to the police station last night

1) Emotions went higher 2) emotion became high

3) Emotionally went high

4) Emotions ran high

5) No correction required

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