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Sunday, 11 March 2018

English Language For SBI Clerk Prelims | 11 - 03 - 18

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English Language For SBI Clerk Prelims | 11 - 03 - 18
Developing a solid foundation in English will not only help you to increase your knowledge but will also help you to score better in the exam. English is a major section in exams which candidate fears a lot. To boost your preparation, MahendraGuru is providing English Quiz for SBI Clerk, RBI Assistant, IBPS Clerk and IBPS SO Exams exams.
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Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. 

It is a well-known fact that, a man is weak where his attachment lies. We as mere humans always crave to get attached to an object to make it a source of our happiness, fulfilment and security. The 'object' may vary from being a fellow human or a pet, a smartphone or a motor-vehicle to an abstract idea of God. We get socially, emotionally, physically, sexually and even spiritually dependent on it. We tend to protect and fight for it. We even begin to doubt our survival and identity without it. We go through enormous pain and turmoil when if in any instance we lose it, but alas! We manage to find ourselves another such object to fill the vacuum created. And thus begins the endless walk within the deceptive woods of attachment.

An attachment fosters dependence, dependence encourages need. Need makes us selfish and selfishness equates to egoism. An egoistic thinks of only himself which later may lead to hedonism and sometimes narcissism. This illusion that we live and believe in keeps us entrapped in the web forever, making us to lose our very purpose of existence.
It is only when a man practices the Art of Detachment, he begins to find himself and the true meaning of his life.

What exactly is the art of detachment? Does it mean to pack our bags and to find ourselves a cave in the great Himalayas? The answer is a No.

We all can learn the art of detachment from a simple tree itself. If we look at a tree, we may learn the power and the art of being detached. Even if it stands in a wood it is not attached to any other tree, it is not attached to the birds it is sheltering, it is not attached to the passer by who is resting underneath. It neither asks for any help nor for any appreciation. It is wholly connected to the Mother Nature which keeps it alive and hence finds its purpose of existence. So to begin the practice we have to become like the tree.

Start by getting connected to the Mother Nature first, that is by spending the nights under the stars, breathing the fresh morning air, looking around and appreciating the beauty of life. Secondly, stop expecting from the fellow living and non-living entities. If we stop expecting we instantaneously become detached without physically or socially being away. We become self-reliable and independent of any emotional baggage connected to anything. Thirdly, start giving, it can be a small help, our love and care to someone in need of it, an effort to make someone's day better or sharing our experience and knowledge, irrespective of someone asking for it or not.
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­So start practicing and feel the difference!

Q.1. What does the illusion, that we live and believe, do? 

(1) It makes people week when they do their work. 

(2) The illusion that we live and believe in keeps us entrapped in the web forever, making us to lose our very purpose of existence. 

(3) It is very powerful and make the people aware of the numerous areas. 

(4) It motivates the people to take one more step when they are in depression. 

(5) It attach one people to another just because to make them happy. 

Q.2- What is the art of detachment? 

(1) It is when someone lost in a fare from his parents. 

(2) It is when a husband take devours from his wife. 

(3) It is not wholly connected to the Mother Nature which keeps it alive. 

(4) It is when the wind blows, all the things detached from one another. 

(5) As a tree does its work of giving shelter to a bird and a passer-by, without any appreciation is the actually the meaning of detachment. 

Q.3 According to the passage, when a man is weak? 


(1) A man is weak when his family go away. 

(2) A man is weak when he does take his meal on time. 

(3) A man is weak where his attachment lies. 

(4) A man is weak when he sleeps less. 

(5) A man is weak where his detachment lies. 

Q.4- Which of the following is possibly the most appropriate title for the passage? 

(1) Art of Detachment 

(2) The Illusion of Attachment 

(3) A mother with her son 

(4) A tree without selfishness 

(5) Living and Non-living entities 

Q.5. What is the meaning of ‘self-reliable’ as mentioned in the passage? 

(1) Self centred 

(2) Selfish 

(3) Conditioning 

(4) Innocent 

(5) Self- supporting 

Q.6. Which of the following statement/s is/are TRUE in context to the passage? 

(1) Trees are attached to any other tree. 

(2) We get socially, emotionally, physically, sexually and even spiritually dependent on family. 

(3) If we stop expecting we instantaneously become detached with physically or socially being away. 

(4) We as mere humans always crave to get attached to an object to make it a source of our happiness, fulfilment and security. 

(5) We do not tend to protect and fight for attachment. 

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. HEDONISM 

(1) Pleasure 

(2) Cruelty 

(3) Tension 

(4) Unhappiness 

(5) Morality 

Q.8. INSTANTANEOUSLY 

(1) At once 

(2) Annoy 

(3) Indirectly 

(4) Regularly 

(5) Happily 

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. ENORMOUS 

(1) Too much 

(2) Pleasant 

(3) Severe 

(4) Little 

(5) Enough 

Q.10. CRAVE 

(1) Fancy 

(2) Dislike 

(3) Good 

(4) Think 

(5) Want 



Answer- 

Q1. (2) 

Q2. (5) 


Q3. (3) 


Q4. (2) 


Q5. (5) 


Q6. (4) 


Q7. (4) 


Q8. (1) 


Q9. (4) 


Q10. (2)       



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