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Thursday, 2 November 2017

IBPS RRB PO Mains Quiz For English Language | 02 - 11 - 17

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Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Perhaps outnumbering its regular guardians of the law India has a self-appointed ‘moral police’ — who dictate what people may or may not do — as well as a ‘book police’ who regulate what people can read or write. Now, if Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor has his way, the capital might have a ‘veggie police’ as well. 

What will these sheriffs of sabzi do? They will help hapless civic authorities control ever rising prices of vegetables, like tomatoes and onions. With the tears-inducing price of onions yet to come down, the price of tomatoes has shot through the proverbial roof, with the vegetable costing 250% more than it did a short while ago. 

While the price rise has been attributed to a shortage of tomatoes caused by crop failure in Maharashtra and disruption of supplies from Uttarakhand due to heavy rainfall, the suspected role of hoarders has made matters worse. And this, Lt Governor feels, is where the cops come in: cracking down on hoarders, and facilitating through changes in traffic rules the transport of veggies into the capital. 

Such policing of sabzi may or may not come as a boon to householders whose budgets have been hard hit by rising prices. But adding mandi-minding to the sundry other duties that the capital city’s already overstretched police force has to cope with might not go down well with the constable whose regular beat will not only cover protecting VVIPs, but also include keeping an eye on kaddus of another sort. 

More than ever before, our lawmen will have to be mindful not only of their p’s and q’s while on the job, but will also have to mind their peas and queues at outlets selling the precious commodities where pickpockets might lurk pinching potatoes, not purses. 

With veggies being deemed valuable enough to come under the purview of the police, crooks might be inspired to branch out into new fields of crime. For instance, instead of targeting banks and jewellery stores, gun-toting gangsters might raid the local Safal shop and get away with a bagful of boodle in the form of bhindis or tindas. 

Similarly, kidnappers in their ransom notes might demand not cash but karelas in return for freeing their victims. And will counterfeiters of currency — allegedly sponsored by Pakistan’s ISI — switch from faking banknotes to devising spurious and inedible veggies with which to flood the market and defraud the consumer? Some would say they are already doing so, going by many of the specimens available on the market. 

Should any of this come to pass, the sabzi police will more than have its work cut out for it. Indeed, hard-pressed cops might have to ask for the formation of a citizens’ constabulary to help them in their new assignment. Such special-duty law enforcers might well be called vigilantes. Or, more appropriately, veggie-lantes. 

Q.1. According to the passage, instead of targeting banks and jewellery stores, where might gun-toting gangsters raid? 

(1) They might raid the local Safal shop and get away with a bagful of boodle in the form of bhindis or tindas. 

(2) They might raid the general store shops and furniture shops. 

(3) They might rob the people walking on the street. 

(4) They might plan to highjack planes and ask a lot of money from government. 

(5) Not mentioned in the passage. 

Explanation- Answer lies in the 6th paragraph. 

Q.2. According to the passage, kidnappers in their ransom notes might demand not cash but _______________ 

(1) Vegetables in return for freeing their victims. 

(2) Tinddas in return for freeing their victims. 

(3) Karelas in return for freeing their victims. 

(4) Kaddus in return for freeing their victims. 

(5) Bhindi in return for freeing their victims. 

Explanation- Answer lies in the 2rd last paragraph. 

Q.3. According to the passage, what has the suspected role of hoarders made when a shortage of tomatoes caused in Maharashtra? 

(1) When a shortage of tomatoes caused in Maharashtra, the suspected role of hoarders has made matters better. 

(2) When a shortage of tomatoes caused in Maharashtra, the suspected role of hoarders has not made anything. 

(3) When a shortage of tomatoes caused in Maharashtra, the suspected role of hoarders has made matters worse. 

(4) When a shortage of tomatoes caused in Maharashtra, the suspected role of hoarders was available on the market. 

(5) When a shortage of tomatoes caused in Maharashtra, the suspected role of hoarders was selling the precious commodities 

Explanation- Answer lies in the 3rd paragraph. 

Q.4. Which of the following statement/s is/are TRUE in context to the passage? 

(A) Veggie police will help hapless civic authorities control ever rising prices of vegetables 

(B) Book police regulate what people can read or write. 

(C) With veggies being deemed valuable enough to come under the purview of the police, crooks might be inspired to branch out into new fields of crime. 

(1) Only A 

(2) Only A and B 

(3) Only B and C 

(4) Only A and C 

(5) All A, B and C 

Q.5. According to the passage, what will ‘moral police’, self-appointed by India, do? 

(1) Moral police will not dictate what people may or may not do. 

(2) Moral police will tell the people about right or wrong. 

(3) Moral police will check the driving licence of the people. 

(4) Moral police will dictate what people may or may not do 

(5) Moral police will help the people in buying and selling veggies. 

Explanation- Answer lies in the 1st paragraph. 

Q.6. Which of the following is possibly the most appropriate TITLE for the passage? 

(1) Faking banknotes to devising spurious 

(2) If cops guard veggies now, crooks could well come up with new crimes 

(3) Price rise and the shortage of tomatoes 

(4) Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor 

(5) Uttarakhand and heavy rainfall 

Q.7-8. Choose the word/group of words is most SIMILAR in meaning to the word/group of words printed in bold as used in the passage. 

Q.7. SHERIFFS 

(1) Problems 

(2) People 

(3) Constable 

(4) Situations 

(5) Conditions 

Q.8. SPURIOUS 

(1) Genuine 

(2) Real 

(3) Valid 

(4) Fake 

(5) Group 

Q.9-10. Choose the word/group of words is most OPPOSITE in meaning to the word/group of words printed in bold as used in the passage. 

Q.9. SHORTAGE 

(1) Dearth 

(2) Deficit 

(3) Failure 

(4) Control 

(5) Enough 

Q.10. HAPLESS 

(1) Unlucky 

(2) Woeful 

(3) Cursed 

(4) Fortunate 

(5) Wretched 

ANSWER 

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

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