25 September 2017

General English for Bank Exams - Practice Questions with Detailed Answers

Directions (Q.1 - 5): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the word/ 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, select (5) as the answer.

1. Named after his father he was the company's most forcefully leaders and steered it through the Depression and oversaw its initial public offering in 1944.
1) mostly forceful of leaders
2) most forceful leader
3) more forcefully leading
4) most forceful to lead
5) No correction required

2. The photographs that he took of the war giving human faces with conflicts and made people aware of the facts of conflicts.
1) gives a human face to
2) given human faces in
3) gave a human face to
4) have given humanity a face for
5) No correction required

3. Science says there is virtue in working standing up and today the trendiest offices all have treadmill desks which encourage people to walk while work.
1) walk to work
2) to walk while working
3) walking and work
4) have walked and worked
5) No correction required

4. I asked him whether he had done it all himself or whether someone has helped her.
1) helps her 2) helped him
3) had helped him 4) has helped him
5) No correction required

5. Relaxing regulations will allow investors to diverse asset and invest their money wherever they see fit.
1) to diversify assets
2) diversified assets
3) diversifying assets
4) diverse asset
5) No correction required

Directions (Q.6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
A) However, many of these organizations may be oblivious to the absence of attitudinal change.
B) Teams may be unwilling to unlearn old attitudes, which can make them unequal to the new challenge.
C) In terms of technology and strategy, most organisations rise to this challenging situation and adapt to it.
D) In the life of an organisation, an inflexion point arrives from time to time.
E) They may be carrying over the same attitude to the new situation to the detriment of the organisation and their personal growth.
F) Hardly pushed before, the employees may be in denial.

6. Which of the following would be the 'Fourth' sentence after rearrangement?
1) B 2) A 3) C 4) E 5) D

7. Which of the following would be the 'Second' sentence after rearrangement?
1) E 2) B 3) C 4) A 5) D

8. Which of the following would be the 'Last' sentence after rearrangement?
1) C 2) E 3) D 4) B 5) A

9. Which of the following would be the 'First' sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) C 3) B 4) E 5) D

10. Which of the following would be the 'Third' sentence after rearrangement?
1) D 2) B 3) E 4) A 5) C

Directions (Q.11-15): In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each number, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find the appropriate word in
each case.

A man hired a donkey from a merchant. He paid two hundred rupees to him for ..(11).. the donkey for a day. It was a very hot day and both men wanted to stand in the donkey's shadow so they could stay cool. But there was ..(12).. for only one of them. "Go away. I have hired this donkey for today so it is my shadow,' said the
man. "You hired the donkey", said the owner, "but not his shadow. The shadow ..(13).. to me." They went on and on, the hirer saying one thing and the owner saying the other. They then ..(14).. to fight and while they were fighting one of them happened to hit the donkey. It became so ..(15).. that it ran away and took its shadow
with it.

11. 1) presenting 2) borrowing 3) going 4) expressing 5) provided

12. 1) area 2) chance 3) room 4) part 5) spaces

13. 1) belongs 2) owns 3) looks 4) connects 5) go

14. 1) sorted 2) think 3) start 4) arise 5) began

15. 1) horrible 2) afraid 3) shock 4) stunning 5) easy

Hints and Solutions:

1-2; An adjective qualifies a noun. Hence, most forceful leaders ....... should be used here.

2-3; As the structure of the sentence suggests, gave a human face ......... to should be used. The sentence shows past time.

3-2; Here, Gerund i.e. to walk while working should be used.

4-3; As the structure of sentence suggests, Past Perfect i.e. had helped him ......... should be used.

5-1; Diverse (Adjective) = very different from each other.

Diversify (Verb) = to develop a wide range of products; branch out. Hence, diversify assets .......... should be used here.


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