# IBPS Clerk :: English Language :: Test 46

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1 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Calculations that previously took more than 20 hours to complete on the banks' own systems are now done in 20 minutes. Big banks are also renting resources in the cloud $(1)$ they need safe test environments in which they $(2)$ mirror their own computer systems and then make changes $(3)$ updates without the risk of crashing the $(4)$ bank. Many banks are reconfiguring their $(5)$ computer systems into private clouds - a hybrid $(6)$ in which they have sole use of a data centre. But they $(7)$ some efficiencies fromusing software and systems that run public clouds. $(8)$are, however, concerns about cloud computing. One is the $(9)$ over security and data protection. For small banks with $(10)$ resources, the large data centres provided by firms such as Microsoft are probably safer and more reliable than any that they could build themselves. But large banks, which have already built secure data centres, are reluctant to hand over client data to outsiders.
$(3)$
not
other
only
to
or
2 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Calculations that previously took more than 20 hours to complete on the banks' own systems are now done in 20 minutes. Big banks are also renting resources in the cloud $(1)$ they need safe test environments in which they $(2)$ mirror their own computer systems and then make changes $(3)$ updates without the risk of crashing the $(4)$ bank. Many banks are reconfiguring their $(5)$ computer systems into private clouds - a hybrid $(6)$ in which they have sole use of a data centre. But they $(7)$ some efficiencies fromusing software and systems that run public clouds. $(8)$are, however, concerns about cloud computing. One is the $(9)$ over security and data protection. For small banks with $(10)$ resources, the large data centres provided by firms such as Microsoft are probably safer and more reliable than any that they could build themselves. But large banks, which have already built secure data centres, are reluctant to hand over client data to outsiders.
$(4)$
disagree
collapse
entire
default
best
3 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Calculations that previously took more than 20 hours to complete on the banks' own systems are now done in 20 minutes. Big banks are also renting resources in the cloud $(1)$ they need safe test environments in which they $(2)$ mirror their own computer systems and then make changes $(3)$ updates without the risk of crashing the $(4)$ bank. Many banks are reconfiguring their $(5)$ computer systems into private clouds - a hybrid $(6)$ in which they have sole use of a data centre. But they $(7)$ some efficiencies fromusing software and systems that run public clouds. $(8)$are, however, concerns about cloud computing. One is the $(9)$ over security and data protection. For small banks with $(10)$ resources, the large data centres provided by firms such as Microsoft are probably safer and more reliable than any that they could build themselves. But large banks, which have already built secure data centres, are reluctant to hand over client data to outsiders.
$(5)$
some
specially
fully
own
bulk
4 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Calculations that previously took more than 20 hours to complete on the banks' own systems are now done in 20 minutes. Big banks are also renting resources in the cloud $(1)$ they need safe test environments in which they $(2)$ mirror their own computer systems and then make changes $(3)$ updates without the risk of crashing the $(4)$ bank. Many banks are reconfiguring their $(5)$ computer systems into private clouds - a hybrid $(6)$ in which they have sole use of a data centre. But they $(7)$ some efficiencies fromusing software and systems that run public clouds. $(8)$are, however, concerns about cloud computing. One is the $(9)$ over security and data protection. For small banks with $(10)$ resources, the large data centres provided by firms such as Microsoft are probably safer and more reliable than any that they could build themselves. But large banks, which have already built secure data centres, are reluctant to hand over client data to outsiders.
$(6)$
crop
power
circuits
step
degree
5 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Calculations that previously took more than 20 hours to complete on the banks' own systems are now done in 20 minutes. Big banks are also renting resources in the cloud $(1)$ they need safe test environments in which they $(2)$ mirror their own computer systems and then make changes $(3)$ updates without the risk of crashing the $(4)$ bank. Many banks are reconfiguring their $(5)$ computer systems into private clouds - a hybrid $(6)$ in which they have sole use of a data centre. But they $(7)$ some efficiencies fromusing software and systems that run public clouds. $(8)$are, however, concerns about cloud computing. One is the $(9)$ over security and data protection. For small banks with $(10)$ resources, the large data centres provided by firms such as Microsoft are probably safer and more reliable than any that they could build themselves. But large banks, which have already built secure data centres, are reluctant to hand over client data to outsiders.
$(7)$
basic
arise
originate
derive
6 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Calculations that previously took more than 20 hours to complete on the banks' own systems are now done in 20 minutes. Big banks are also renting resources in the cloud $(1)$ they need safe test environments in which they $(2)$ mirror their own computer systems and then make changes $(3)$ updates without the risk of crashing the $(4)$ bank. Many banks are reconfiguring their $(5)$ computer systems into private clouds - a hybrid $(6)$ in which they have sole use of a data centre. But they $(7)$ some efficiencies fromusing software and systems that run public clouds. $(8)$are, however, concerns about cloud computing. One is the $(9)$ over security and data protection. For small banks with $(10)$ resources, the large data centres provided by firms such as Microsoft are probably safer and more reliable than any that they could build themselves. But large banks, which have already built secure data centres, are reluctant to hand over client data to outsiders.
$(8)$
then
there
what
where
this
7 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Calculations that previously took more than 20 hours to complete on the banks' own systems are now done in 20 minutes. Big banks are also renting resources in the cloud $(1)$ they need safe test environments in which they $(2)$ mirror their own computer systems and then make changes $(3)$ updates without the risk of crashing the $(4)$ bank. Many banks are reconfiguring their $(5)$ computer systems into private clouds - a hybrid $(6)$ in which they have sole use of a data centre. But they $(7)$ some efficiencies fromusing software and systems that run public clouds. $(8)$are, however, concerns about cloud computing. One is the $(9)$ over security and data protection. For small banks with $(10)$ resources, the large data centres provided by firms such as Microsoft are probably safer and more reliable than any that they could build themselves. But large banks, which have already built secure data centres, are reluctant to hand over client data to outsiders.
$(9)$
concern
thought
take
wrong
anxious
8 . In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Calculations that previously took more than 20 hours to complete on the banks' own systems are now done in 20 minutes. Big banks are also renting resources in the cloud $(1)$ they need safe test environments in which they $(2)$ mirror their own computer systems and then make changes $(3)$ updates without the risk of crashing the $(4)$ bank. Many banks are reconfiguring their $(5)$ computer systems into private clouds - a hybrid $(6)$ in which they have sole use of a data centre. But they $(7)$ some efficiencies fromusing software and systems that run public clouds. $(8)$are, however, concerns about cloud computing. One is the $(9)$ over security and data protection. For small banks with $(10)$ resources, the large data centres provided by firms such as Microsoft are probably safer and more reliable than any that they could build themselves. But large banks, which have already built secure data centres, are reluctant to hand over client data to outsiders.
$(10)$
limited
reduce
restrict
failed
9 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

Sultan Nasiruddin was a wise and $just$ ruler. Everybody sang his praises. He was kind to the poor. He used to distribute money to the poor and the needy. His treasury was full of wealth. In spite of having so much wealth, he did not spend anything on himself. He earned his living by copying the holy book of the Muslims, the Koran. Though a king, he felt that he must earn his own livelihood. He led a simple life. His wife was forced to do all the household chores. She had to cook her food, sweep the floor, make clothes and do many other household duties. At night, she complained of $severe$ pain in her body. She $muttered$ to herself, 'My life is so miserable. I am tired of working from morning to evening.'

One day, while cooking food, she burnt her fingers. She started weeping. On seeing her weeping, Sultan Nasiruddin asked her, 'Begum, what is the matter?' The queen started grumbling, 'See I have burnt my fingers. In spite of my being a queen, I have to work like other poor women. Why don't you employ some maid-servants?' Sultan Nasiruddin replied,'No Begum, I earn my livelihood by copying the Koran. My income does not permit me to spend $lavishly$.' The queen was annoyed. She said, 'Sultan, for whom is this treasury full? As a king you must spend on yourself and your family.'

Sultan Nasiruddin disagreed. He replied, 'Begum, you are mistaken. I cannot touch the treasury. It is people's wealth. I am answerable to God. I must earn my livelihood.' The Begum was $quiet$. She was convinced by the Sultan's argument and accepted it willingly.
The demand of the queen was that the
Sultan should earn his own livelihood
money in the treasury should not be distributed to the poor
Sultan should help her in her household duties
Sultan should stop copying the Koran
Sultan should employ some maid-servants.
10 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

Sultan Nasiruddin was a wise and $just$ ruler. Everybody sang his praises. He was kind to the poor. He used to distribute money to the poor and the needy. His treasury was full of wealth. In spite of having so much wealth, he did not spend anything on himself. He earned his living by copying the holy book of the Muslims, the Koran. Though a king, he felt that he must earn his own livelihood. He led a simple life. His wife was forced to do all the household chores. She had to cook her food, sweep the floor, make clothes and do many other household duties. At night, she complained of $severe$ pain in her body. She $muttered$ to herself, 'My life is so miserable. I am tired of working from morning to evening.'

One day, while cooking food, she burnt her fingers. She started weeping. On seeing her weeping, Sultan Nasiruddin asked her, 'Begum, what is the matter?' The queen started grumbling, 'See I have burnt my fingers. In spite of my being a queen, I have to work like other poor women. Why don't you employ some maid-servants?' Sultan Nasiruddin replied,'No Begum, I earn my livelihood by copying the Koran. My income does not permit me to spend $lavishly$.' The queen was annoyed. She said, 'Sultan, for whom is this treasury full? As a king you must spend on yourself and your family.'

Sultan Nasiruddin disagreed. He replied, 'Begum, you are mistaken. I cannot touch the treasury. It is people's wealth. I am answerable to God. I must earn my livelihood.' The Begum was $quiet$. She was convinced by the Sultan's argument and accepted it willingly.
Which of the following is true in the context of the passage?
Nobody used to praise the Sultan
The wife of Nasiruddin never got tired of doing household duties
The queen used to do all domestic chores
The wife of Nasiruddin was from a poor family.
The Sultan was never God-fearing.