English Language Quiz 132 for IBPS PO

Direction (Q 1-5): 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) The unemployment rate in India decreased to 5.20 percent in 2012 from 6.30 percent in 2011, as I remember it.
(B) I ate a lot of maggies, snacks butter and bread.
(C) In my youth, I was paying off education loan and making 25000 per month working full time, even with previous company.
(D) As a fresher, I was often under the threat of violence and harassment by seniors.
(E) About a third of my take home went for education loan payments – I did pay them all eventually.
F) I did not own a car; it took me one hour to get to work and one hour to get back via metro.

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

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

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

4. Which of the following would be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) B 2) A 3) G 4) F 5) D

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

Direction (6 – 10) : 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 meaning and indicate the number of the correct letter combination :

6. A) Burnish B) Promulgation C) Looming D) Tarnish
1) D – B 2) A – D 3) B – C 4) A – B 5) C – A

7. A) Glaze B) Insignificant C) Irk D) Grandiose
1) D – B 2) B – C 3) A – B 4) C – D 5) D – A

8. A) Revelation B) Inadequacy C) Pittance D) Cascade
1) C – A 2) A – B 3) D – A 4) D – B 5) B – C

9. A) Hegemony B) Drooping C) Leadership D) Erstwhile
1) D – A 2) B – C 3) A – C 4) A – B 5) B – D

10. A) Combative B) Contentious C) Strangle D) Veer
1) C – A 2) D – B 3) B – C 4) A – B 5) D – A

Answers :-

(1 – 5) : C E A G B F D
1.  3 ,    2.  1 ,    3.  5 ,    4.  1 ,    5.  3 ,    6. 2; Opposite ,    7. 1; Opposite ,    8. 5; Same ,    9. 3; Same ,    10.  4; Same

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