# IBPS Clerk :: English Language :: Test 47

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1 . 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.
Why was Sultan Nasiruddin popular among his people?
He was devoted to the holy Koran
He was fair to all and full of wisdom.
He had kept the treasury full of wealth
He made his wife work like an ordinary woman
None of these
2 . 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.
Why did Sultan Nasiruddin not use the money in the treasury for himself?
He was afraid that his subjects would accuse him of theft.
He had already distibuted the money to the poor
He wanted to annoy his Begum
He was convinced that the money belonged to the people
None of these
3 . 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.
What forced the queen to do all the household chores?
The simple lifestyle of the Sultan
The lack of money in the treasury
The poor working of the maid-servant
The Sultan's greed for money
None of these
4 . 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 queen got annoyed because
she had burnt her fingers.
of the Sultan's statement about his own income
the Sultan was busy copying the holy book
of the Sultan's undue concern for her
None of these
5 . 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.
What was the cause of the severe pain in the queen's body?
The daily washing of the floor by her
The burning of her body while cooking.
The pain was a trick to avoid domestic duties
Not mentioned in the passage
None of these
6 . 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 NOT TRUE in the context of the passage?
The income of the sultan did not permit him to be extravagant
e queen wanted the king to spend the money in the treasury on themselves
The Sultan was sympathetic to the poor and the needy.
The queen made the Sultan employ some servants for her.
All are true
7 . 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.
What made the queen weep?
The Sultan's unwillingness to use the wealth in the treasury
The Sultan's lack of attention towards her
The severe pain in her body
The burning of her fingers
None of these
8 . 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.
Why did Sultan Nasiruddin use to copy the Koran?
It was the holy book of the Muslims
He wanted to prove that he was a religious-minded king.
He wanted to teach his wife a lesson
He wanted to learn koran by copying it
None of these
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.

Choose the word which is mostnearly the SAME in meaning, according to the passage.
$Quiet$
sorry
kind
grim
peaceful
silent
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.

Choose the word which is mostnearly the SAME in meaning, according to the passage.
$Muttered$
apologised
grumbled
thought
reminded