English Language Quiz 116 for IBPS PO

Directions (Q. 1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any 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. Many animals and plants live in water (1) / but not in the same kind of water (2) / because not all water is the same. (3) / Sea water, for instance, contains a lot of salt, fresh water contains very little (4) / No error (5)

2. A sparrow has made a nest in Kesho’s house (1) / and had laid eggs. Both Kesho and his sister Shyama(2) / watched the nest for hours every day (3) / even meal times were forgotten. (4) / No error (5)

3. A skillful advertiser may be able to create (1) / practically a monopoly for himself (2) / not because his product is superior to (3) / but because he has succeeded in inducing people to believe that it is.(4) / No error (5)7

4. Whatever may be the origin of speech (1) / we can be certain that man did not began (2) / to feel the need to speak (3) / until he began to live in communities (4) / No error (5)

5. Each animal of the same species (1) / looks for the same sort of food (2) / Also, there may be otheranimals of different species (3) / competing with the same food (4) / No error (5)

Directions: (Q. 6-10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

6. Today, globalisation has brought the world closer by ________ distance and minimising other ________ .
1) covering, areas 2) scaling, avenues 3) reducing, barriers 4) curbing, routes 5) inching, hassles

7. Our traditional art and handicrafts have to be ________ and ________ .
1) protected, promoted 2) served, respected 3) saved, materialised 4) explored, derived 5) envisioned, evaluated

8. Every branch and centre finds ________ ways to ________ the people of their areas.
1) distant, assemble 2) typical, endeavour 3) own, motivating 4) innovative, serve 5) glorious, aware

9. Today our artisans are ________ the competition of low-priced imported goods, which are  ________ the market.
1) feeling, dictating 2) facing, invading 3) sensing, penetrating 4) witnessing, selling 5) fearing, spreading

10. With the overwhelming majority ________ in rural areas and making a living, concern for those at the ________ end should stir us time and again.
1) languishing, far 2) panic-stricken, slender 3) trapped, other 4) clotted, fag 5) residing, receiving

Answers :-

1. 5

2. 1; ‘has’ should be replaced by ‘had’.

3. 2; ‘for’ should be replaced by ‘of’.

4. 2; “began” should be replaced with “begin”

5. 4; ‘with’ should be replaced by ‘for’.

6. 3 ,     7. 1 ,     8. 4 ,     9. 2 ,     10. 5

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