# IBPS Clerk :: English Language :: Test 71

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1 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Govind's father was a rich landlord, who was loved and respected by all his tenants. When he died, he left large tracts of land to Govind. But Govind did not spend a single day looking after his land. He had a funny idea, that there existed a magic potion which, if it was poured on any object would turn it into gold. He spent all his time trying to learn more about this potion.
People took advantage of him and cheated him. His wife grew anxious. Given the amount of money Govind was spending, she was sure that they would soon be paupers.
One day, a widely respected sage who had been to the Himalayas came to their town. Govind asked him about the potion. To his surprise the sage answered, 'I have learnt how to brew such a potion. But it is a difficult process.' 'Tell me!' insisted Govind, hardly able to believe his luck. 'You have to collect the dew which settles on the leaves of a banana tree every morning during winter. There is a condition though. The tree should be planted and watered regularly with your own hands. Store the collected dew in an earthen vessel and when you have five litres, bring it to me. I will recite a sacred mantra to transform the dew into the potion. A drop of the potion will be sufficient to change any object into gold.'
Govind was worried 'Winter is only for a few months in the year. It will take me years to collect the dew.' 'you can plant as many trees as you want,' replied the sage. Govind went home and after talking to his wife, began clearing the large fields which has been $lying$ vacant for years. He planted rows of banana saplings. He $tended$ them with great care. His wife helped him too. She would take the banana crop to market and get a good price. Over the years the plantation grew and finally after six years Govind had five litres of dew. He went to the sage who smiled, uttered a mantra and sprinkled a few drops of dew on a copper vessel. To Govind's $dismay$, nothing happened. 'you have cheated me!' he shouted at the sage. The sage however smiled. Govind's wife then came forward with a box. The sage opened it and revealed stacks of gold coins inside. Turning to Govind he said, 'you worked hard on your land and created a plantation. Your wife sold 'the produce in the market. It was your hard work which created this wealth, not magic. If I had told you this earlier, you would not have listened.' Govind understood the wisdom behind the sage's words and worked even harder from that day on.
Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
DISMAY
joy
interest
desire
humour
luck
2 . Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
Govind's father was a rich landlord, who was loved and respected by all his tenants. When he died, he left large tracts of land to Govind. But Govind did not spend a single day looking after his land. He had a funny idea, that there existed a magic potion which, if it was poured on any object would turn it into gold. He spent all his time trying to learn more about this potion.
People took advantage of him and cheated him. His wife grew anxious. Given the amount of money Govind was spending, she was sure that they would soon be paupers.
One day, a widely respected sage who had been to the Himalayas came to their town. Govind asked him about the potion. To his surprise the sage answered, 'I have learnt how to brew such a potion. But it is a difficult process.' 'Tell me!' insisted Govind, hardly able to believe his luck. 'You have to collect the dew which settles on the leaves of a banana tree every morning during winter. There is a condition though. The tree should be planted and watered regularly with your own hands. Store the collected dew in an earthen vessel and when you have five litres, bring it to me. I will recite a sacred mantra to transform the dew into the potion. A drop of the potion will be sufficient to change any object into gold.'
Govind was worried 'Winter is only for a few months in the year. It will take me years to collect the dew.' 'you can plant as many trees as you want,' replied the sage. Govind went home and after talking to his wife, began clearing the large fields which has been $lying$ vacant for years. He planted rows of banana saplings. He $tended$ them with great care. His wife helped him too. She would take the banana crop to market and get a good price. Over the years the plantation grew and finally after six years Govind had five litres of dew. He went to the sage who smiled, uttered a mantra and sprinkled a few drops of dew on a copper vessel. To Govind's $dismay$, nothing happened. 'you have cheated me!' he shouted at the sage. The sage however smiled. Govind's wife then came forward with a box. The sage opened it and revealed stacks of gold coins inside. Turning to Govind he said, 'you worked hard on your land and created a plantation. Your wife sold 'the produce in the market. It was your hard work which created this wealth, not magic. If I had told you this earlier, you would not have listened.' Govind understood the wisdom behind the sage's words and worked even harder from that day on.
TENDED
negligible
watched
inclined
ignored
spoil
3 . Which of the following phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentences should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and 'No correction is required', mark (e) as the answer.
Starting out my own business at this time would affect the financial stability of my family
Strarting up my
For starting with
To start out mine
By starting my
No correction required
4 . Which of the following phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentences should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and 'No correction is required', mark (e) as the answer.
Use a tactic for mixing the inferior with good quality rice is dishonest and you will lose your license.
Using tacti as
Using a tactic like
To use Tactics
Used to tactics like
No correction required
5 . Which of the following phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentences should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and 'No correction is required', mark (e) as the answer.
The company will invest more six hundred crores in the next five years to expand its operations in Britain
will future invest
has invested more than
have invested over
will be invested above
No correction required
6 . In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (e) i.e. 'All correct' as your answer.
Under existing (a) / regulations we are not permitted (b) / to owe (c) / more than a forty percent share (d) / of the family business. All correct (e)
Under existing
regulations we are not permitted
to owe
more than a forty percent share
of the family business. All correct
7 . In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (e) i.e. 'All correct' as your answer.
In case of any land dispute
panchayat officials
will determine
how the property is to be dividend
All correct
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8 . In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (e) i.e. 'All correct' as your answer.
The World Bank has consented (a)/ to sanction (b)/ the necessary (c)/ finance (d)/ for the project. All correct (e)
The World Bank has Consented
to sanction
the necessary
finance
for the project.All correct
9 . In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (e) i.e. 'All correct' as your answer.
To obtain (a) / a refund you will have to fill (b) / a claim (c) / with the appropriate (d) / authority. All correct (e).
To obtain
a refund you will have to fill
a claim
with the appropriate
authority.All correct
10 . In each question below a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (a), (b), (c) and (d). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (e) i.e. 'All correct' as your answer.
Experts predict (a) / there will be shortage (b) / of investment (c) / in the infrastructure (d) / sector. All correct (c).
Experts predict
there will be shortage
of investment
in the infrastructure
sector.All correct