English Language Quiz 48 for IBPS PO

Direction (1 – 5) : In each of the following questions four words given, of which two words are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Find the two words which are most nearly the same or opposite in meansing an d indicate the number of the correct letter combination :

1. A) Gauche B) Boorish C) Indeliable D) Leery
1) C – A 2) B – C 3) B – A 4) D – A 5) C – D

2. A) Spry B) Emotions C) Evoke D) Futile
1) A – B 2) C – D 3) D – A 4) B – D 5) B – C

3. A) Distasteful B) Enchantment C) Purblind D) Deletable
1) C – B 2) D – A 3) C – D 4) A – C 5) B – A

4. A) Skylark B) Countless C) Prance D) Umpteen
1) D – B 2) D – C 3) A – D 4) A – B 5) C – A

5. A) Lethargic B) Brisk C) Mendicant D) Arbiter
1) B – C 2) A – D 3) D – C 4) B – A 5) C – A

Directions (Q. 6– 10): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there  is 'No error', the answer is 5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, If any).

6. 1) Incentives and other facilities2)/ should be shuffled towards morale building 3)/and the consequent empowerment 4)/of vulnerable groups of employees.5)/ No error

7. 1) Accordingly the prevention of haunting of wild animals 2)/ needs to be addressed not only 3)/in relation to the source areas 4)/ also in the demand areas the transit points and the forest routes. 5)/ No error

 

8. 1) After the death of  my first husband at a rather young age, 2)/and a young daughter to care, 3)/ I decided to marry with Devesh, an old businessman and father to a son, from his own previous marriage. 5)/ No error

9. 1) Forgetting the pain and violence Raghu suffered 2)/ is not going to be easy for him, 3)/ but  with counselling, he is slowly recovering and daring to dream of a brighter future. 5)/ No error

10. 1) Anubha tried to give the clients directions orally, 2)/but they couldn’t understand her, 3)/so she pointed out of 4)/the turning they were supposed to take.5)/ No error

 

Answers :-

 

1.  3; Same
2.  5; Same
3.  2; Opposite
4.  1; Same
5.  4; Opposite
6. 2; replace ‘shuffled’ with ‘oriented’
7. 4; Add ‘but’ before ‘also’
8. 2; add ‘for’ after ‘care’
9. 5; No error
10. 3; omit ‘of’  after ‘out’

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