25 July 2016

IBPS and SBI - POs Main Exam English Practice Questions

Directions (Q. 1-5): Rearrange the following sentences in proper order and then answer the questions given below them.

A. Florence Nightingale rendered a unique service when the call came to her from the government to help wounded and suffering patients in the hospital at Scutari during the Crimean war.

B. The hospital became an ideal place and the wounded soldiers worshipped her like an angel.

C. There was dust, indifference and inefficiency, but Nightingale transformed it.

D. The Lady with the Lamp, as the soldiers lovingly called her, became a national heroine.

E. The conditions in the hospital were horrible.

F. The nation showed its gratitude to her by raising a huge sum for her benefit, but Florence contributed that money for setting up an institution for the training of nurses.

1. Which is the first sentence after the rearrangement?
1) C 2) D 3) A 4) B 5) F

2. Which is the second sentence after the rearrangement?
1) C 2) E 3) D 4) B 5) A

3. Which is the third sentence after the rearrangement?
1) C 2) F 3) B 4) D 5) A

4. Which is the fourth sentence after the rearrangement?
1) E 2) A 3) B 4) F 5) D

5. Which is the fifth sentence after the rearrangement?
1) F 2) A 3) B 4) D 5) C

Directions (Q. 6-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, some words are suggested, one of which fits the blank
appropriately. Find out the appropriate word.

Fundamentally all human ..6.. possess combinations of fixed inherited traits. All men possess the ..7.. highly developed nervous system, backbones, erect postures, hair etc. Therefore ..8.. among men arise only in ..9.. changes of this ..10.. pattern. Racial ..11.. represent one of the finest distinctions and are based on certain ..12.. differences. Two races may be ..13.. in hair colour in eye colour but ..14.. in stature while two others may be ..15.. in stature but differ in the colour of eyes and
hair.

6. 1) animal 2) beings 3) mind 4) society 5) thinking
7. 1) same 2) large 3) natural 4) different 5) biological
8. 1) growth 2) sameness 3) substance 4) variations 5) naturalness
9. 1) no 2) large 3) minor 4) artificial 5) fundamental
10. 1) mad 2) basic 3) maddening 4) fluctuating 5) picturesque
11. 1) hatred 2) classes 3) tolerance 4) sameness 5) differences
12. 1) neat 2) minor 3) massive 4) clearcut 5) unnoticeable
13. 1) alike 2) different 3) beautiful 4) untouched 5) mismatched
14. 1) same 2) tall 3) close 4) matched 5) different
15. 1) ugly 2) tall 3) same 4) short 5) uncouth

Answers: (1-5): Order A E C B D F

1-3; 2-2; 3-1; 4-3; 5-4; 6-2; 7-1; 8-4; 9-3; 10-2; 11-5; 12-4; 13-1; 14-5; 15-3.

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