English Language Quiz 85 for IBPS PO

Directions (Q. 1-5): 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.)

1. 1) Krishna was just an infant, when he kicked at chakatasura,/ 2) the demon who came as a wheel and killed him. /3)
indicating to us, that our problems can also be kicked out existence by him, /4) if we only approach him./5) No error.

2. 1) We are not advocating death penalty/2) but we want those convicted by the highest court. /3) of carry out a heinous act to undergo/ 4) the punishment meted out by the court./ 5) No error.

3. 1) The erosion of public support/ 2) for the abolition of capital punishment, /3) as society may tend to view life terms cynically, /4) an oblique means of releasing convicts after some years./5) No error.

4. 1) Preserve her public sector character,/ 2) she has been asked not to dilute the government shareholding to below 50 per cent, /3) of her paid-up capital, /4) so for all practical purposes she has to turn to her majority  owner, the government, for additional capital./5) No error.

5. 1) He shows how the forgotten people/ 2) oppressed and the women whose voices were silenced, /3) under an overarching control by male priests, /4) and their translations were in fact crucial to the formation of modern  Hinduism. /5) No error.

Directions (Q. 6-10): Rearrange the following Six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below :-A) Despite the cordiality, the cultural and ethnic connection of my hosts was closer to Nepal.
B) We liked the same food, lived in similar surroundings, and shared the same jokes.
C) When I went on a trip to Agra, I was struck by the cultural similarities between my hosts and myself.
D) Yet, I felt gratified that our differences were not a source of alienation, and that the boundaries of nation states were in fact not cultural, social or culinary boundaries.
E) It was an altogether friendly experience, separated by a border.
F) On a similar trip to the North Zone of India, I realised how different I was from the local population.

6. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement.
1) B 2) D 3) C 4) E 5) F

7. Which of the following would be the LAST (SIXTH)sentence after rearrangement?
1) C 2) D 3) E 4) F 5) B

8. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) B 2) E 3) A 4) C 5) D

9. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ?
1) A 2) D 3) E 4) C 5) F

10. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?
1) D 2)C 3) A 4) B 5) E

Answers :-

1.3; Add ‘of ’ before kicked out.
2.3; Replace ‘carry’ with ‘carrying’
3.4; Add ‘as’ before an oblique
4.1; Add ‘to’ before preserve
5. 2; Add ‘the’ before oppressed
(6-10) C B E F A D

6. 4,    7. 2,     8. 4 ,    9. 5 ,    10.4



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