English Quiz - Competitive Exams - Banking Exams - 23

Directions (1-5): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them-
(A) He then hid nearby to watch and see who would remove it.
(B) He saw a purse full of gold lying in the middle of the road. It was the king’s reward to the person who did something about the problem.
(C)The king was tired of his subjects only complaining but doing nothing to solve their problems.
(D) A youth on his way to market saw the stone, put down his produce and rolled the stone to the side of the road.
(E) Many people passed by but dodged their duty of moving the stone instead blaming the king for not keeping the highways clear.
(F) One day he placed a heavy stone in the middle of the road.

1.Which of the following is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
      (1) B     (2) C         (3) D         (4) E                  (5) F
2.Which of the following is the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
      (1) A    (2) B        (3) C           (4) D          (5) E
3.Which of the following is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
     (1) A    (2) B         (3) C         (4) D                (5) F
4.Which of the following is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
     (1) A     (2) B        (3) C                (4) D               (5) E
5.Which of the following is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
   (1) B         (2) C       (3) D                 (4) E               (5) F

Directions (6-10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence 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 in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningfully complete.

6. To avoid………, there is a need for ………. planning of the project.
(1) Cancellation, broad (2) problem, deliberate
(3) pitfalls, systematic
(4) inconvenience, convenient
(5) losses, temporary

7. A good management will decide not only the ……… for equipment but also its ………for deciding priorities.
(1) need, urgency  (2) usefulness, utility
(3) cost, value                   (4) requirement, necessities
(5) technology, methodology

8. ………appears to be a small error in the beginning may turn out to be a ………  in the long run.
(1) It, disaster          (2) What, blunder
(3) That, debacle  (4) It, slip
(5) what, incident

9.Being very……… in nature, he always uses his ………skills.
(1) adamant, soft  (2) polite, basic
(3) humble, experimental (4) pushy, persuasive
(5) mild, aggressive

10.Demand and supply do not…….. the same relationship as the one that ……….between height and weight.
(1) possess, has         (2) incur, is
(3) defend, volunteers       (4) bear, borne
(5) have, exists

ANSWERS: 1.(5)   2.(2)      3.(3)      4. (1)      5. (1)     6.(3)      7.(2)      8.(2)         9.(4)       10.(5)


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