25 July 2016

SBI - POs and IBPS - POs English Practice Questions for Prelims and Main Exams

Directions (Q. 1-5): In each of the following sentences, there are two blanks. Below each there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers
1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully correct.

1. He spent ......... his means and ran ........... debt.
1) beyond, into 2) above, into
3) above, in 4) beyond, in 5) over, by

2. He does not compromise .......... his opponent ............. any terms.
1) of, on 2) with, on 3) with, at 4) from, at 5) on, with

3. The master keeps .......... telling his students to give ....... laziness.
1) at, to 2) on, to 3) on, up 4) at, up 5) of, out

4. He has to deal ............. people while dealing ............. any business.
1) with, with 2) in, with
3) of, on 4) with, in 5) with, on

5. He is a true friend who stands .......... me ........... thick and thin.
1) beside, through 2) to, in
3) through, in 4) beside, in
5) besides, with

Directions (Q. 6-10): In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the italicised bold part of the sentence.

6. We didn't believe in his version, but subsequent actions proved that he was right.
1) many 2) later 3) earlier 4) few 5) previous

7. The officer was a vigilant young man.
1) watchful 2) ambitious
3) intelligent 4) smart 5) secret

8. He was laughed at for the puerility of his statement.
1) insincerity 2) inaccuracy
3) childishness 4) falsehood 5) maturity

9. A soldier who displays exceptional courage gets rewards.
1) abnormal 2) unusual
3) new 4) strange 5) smart

10. Magnanimity is a hall-mark of unselfishness.
1) purposiveness 2) planning
3) generosity 4) management 5) sincerity

Answers:

1-1; 2-2; 3-3; 4-4; 5-1; 6-2; 7-1; 8-3; 9-2; 10-3.

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