# IBPS Clerk :: English Language :: Test 51

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1 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road
What was the ultimate result of the cracking of jokes?
He got used to them
He lost his peace of mind.
His medical practice suffered
His pension papers were not ready yet
None of these
2 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road
What was the charm of his life?
sticking to household articles
constant cursing by youngsters
teasing of the people
None of these
3 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road
Where would the encounter take place?
in the tea stall
in the doctor's dispensary
near the bus-stop
None of these
4 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road
What made the people have fun at his cost?
his old dress
deformities of his age
his strange looks
his whimsical behaviour
None of these
5 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road
His status in life was that of a
Pensioner
widower
bachelor
social worker
None of these
6 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road
Ordinarily, what kept the people busy?
cheap gossips
ever - inventive jokes
household jobs
irritating the old man
None of these
7 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road

Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning according to the passage
Flare up
get nervous
become angry
walk slowly
become arrogant
None of these
8 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road

Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning according to the passage
Stoop
humility
submission
gravity
bend foreward
None of these
9 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road

Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning according to the passage
Riposte
revenge
refusal
retort
resignation
None of these
10 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As soon as he arrived in the $vicinity$ of the tea shop, the youngsters sitting in the shop would bestir themselves in the expectation of the ensuing fun and teasing remarks which would hover in the air. Ghulamu Chacha would $flare \,\,\,up$. He would call someone to hell; he would send someone's father to the funeral pyre and someone else's mother to no one knew where. $Gradually$, the intensity of the shock $faded\,\,\, away$ and Chacha got inured to the jest. When people teased him, he would abuse them and move on. By now he had become quite old. He walked with a $stoop$ and all his front teeth had come off. His patients never paid up, which led to the stopping of his medical practice and the pension papers could not be made ready yet. The household articles got older and older still. Chacha's life had no other charm except the teasing of the people in ever-inventive ways and his equally forceful and lively $riposte$. It had become almost a routine affair. As soon as he came on the road, his black coat and dirty pyjama on, vainly trying to straighten his bent waist, the youngsters of the 'mohalla' busy in their household chores would immediately guess that Chacha had set out on his daily $odyssey$ on the road

Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning according to the passage
Odyssey
journey
mission
aim
target
None of these