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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

English Language For IBPS RRB PO/Clerk | 08- 08 - 18

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English Language For IBPS RRB PO/Clerk | 08- 08 - 18

Dear Readers,

As IBPS has released the official notification of the Common Recruitment Process for RRBs (CRP RRBs VII) for recruitment of Group “A”-Officers (Scale-I, II And III) and Group “B”-Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and the exam is going to be held in the month of August 2018 and September 2018 for both the posts. Looking at the notification, we have now started subject-wise quizzes for the exam. It will include quizzes of all the subjects- Quantitative Aptitude, English, Reasoning and Computer. All these quizzes will be strictly based on the latest pattern of the IBPS RRB exam and will be beneficial for your preparations. So, keep following the quizzes which will provide you a set of 10 questions daily. 
Here, we are providing you important questions of English Language for IBPS RRB 2018 exam.

Q1.-7. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below. 

Had Dr. Johnson written his own Life, in conformity with the opinion which he has given, that every man's life may be best written by himself; had he employed in the preservation of his own history, that clearness of narration and elegance of language in which he has embalmed so many eminent persons, the world would probably have had the most perfect example of biography that was ever exhibited. But although he at different times, in a desultory manner, committed to writing many particulars of the progress of his mind and fortunes, he never had persevering diligence enough to form them into a regular composition. Of these memorials a few have been preserved; but the greater part was consigned by him to the flames, a few days before his death. 

As I had the honour and happiness of enjoying his friendship for upwards of twenty years; as I had the scheme of writing his life constantly in view; as he was well apprised of this circumstance, and from time to time obligingly satisfied my enquiries, by communicating to me the incidents of his early years; as I acquired a facility in recollecting, and was very assiduous in recording, his conversation, of which the extraordinary vigour and vivacity constituted one of the first features of his character; and as I have spared no pains in obtaining materials concerning him, from every quarter where I could discover that they were to be found, and have been favoured with the most liberal communications by his friends; I flatter myself that few biographers have entered upon such a work as this, with more advantages; independent of literary abilities, in which I am not vain enough to compare myself with some great names who have gone before me in this kind of writing. 

Wherever narrative is necessary to explain, connect, and supply, I furnish it to the best of my abilities; but in the chronological series of Johnson's life, which I trace as distinctly as I can, year by year, I produce, wherever it is in my power, his own minutes, letters, or conversation, being convinced that this mode is more lively, and will make my readers better acquainted with him, than even most of those were who actually knew him, but could know him only partially; whereas there is here an accumulation of intelligence from various points, by which his character is more fully understood and illustrated. 

Indeed I cannot conceive a more perfect mode of writing any man's life, than not only relating all the most important events of it in their order, but interweaving what he privately wrote, and said, and thought; by which mankind are enabled as it were to see him alive, and to 'live over each scene' with him, as he actually advanced through the several stages of his life. Had his other friends been as diligent and ardent as I was, he might have been almost entirely preserved. As it is, I will venture to say that he will be seen in this work more completely than any man who as ever yet lived. 

And he will be seen as he really was, for I profess to write, not his panegyric, which must be all praise, but his Life; which, great and good as he was, must not be supposed to be entirely perfect. To be as he was, is indeed subject of panegyric enough to any man in this state of being; but in every picture there should be shade as well as light, and when I delineate him without reserve, I do what he himself recommended, both by his precept and his example 'If the biographer writes from personal knowledge, and makes haste to gratify the public curiosity, there is danger lest his interest, his fear, his gratitude, or his tenderness, overpower his fidelity, and tempt him to conceal, if not to invent. There are many who think it an act of piety to hide the faults or failings of their friends, even when they can no longer suffer by their detection; we therefore see whole ranks of characters adorned with uniform panegyric, and not to be known from one another but by extrinsic and casual circumstances. If we owe regard to the memory of the dead, there is yet more respect to be paid to knowledge, to virtue, and to truth.' 

Q1. It can be inferred that Dr. Johnson 

1. wrote many biographies 

2. wrote his own autobiography 

3. was opposed to autobiography 

4. did not want Boswell to write about him 

5. encouraged Boswell to destroy his papers 

Q2. In the passage, the author seems most proud of his 

1. literary abilities 

2. friendship with an eminent man 

3. thoroughness in obtaining biographical materials 

4. good memory 

5. personal knowledge of the life of Johnson 

Q3. The writer of the passage apparently believes all of the following except 

1. it is difficult for any individual to know any man completely 

2. letters and conversations are especially interesting 

3. other friends should also have recorded Johnson’s conversation 

4. Johnson was a great man despite his faults 

5. it is not necessary to follow a chronological approach to biography 

Q4. ‘Panegyric’ most nearly means 

1. eulogy 

2. myth 

3. fame 

4. portrait 

5. caricature 

Q5. In the quotation in the last paragraph of the passage, Dr. Johnson is concerned that biographers sometimes tend to do all of the following except 

1. fabricate details of a man’s life 

2. put pleasing the public too high in their priorities 

3. conceal facts out of a false sense of respect 

4. tend to over-praise their subjects 

5. speak ill of the dead 

Q.6. Choose the antonym of the word ‘assiduous’ as used in the passage- 

1. Neglectful 

2. Scrupulous 

3. Unflagging 

4. Engaged 

5. Meticulous 

Q.7. Choose the antonym of the word ‘delineate’ as used in the passage- 

1. Limn 

2. Depict 

3. Trace 

4. Misrepresent 

5. Annotating 

Q.8-10. In each of the following sentences there is a blank space given. Below each four words have been denoted by numbers (A), (B), (C) and (D). Find out which two words can be filled up in the blank alternatively to make the sentence meaningfully complete. 

Q8. Soft soil --------------tremor waves, which move slowly in the rocky terrain. 

A. Digress B. poured C.amplifies D. intensifies 

1. A and C 

2. B and D 

3. A and B 

4. C and D 

5. B and C 

Q9. As most of the residents are working couples they generally put their waste in a carry bag and ----------------it in one of the dustbins placed on the road. 

A. Ooze  B. dump  C. store  D. drop 

1. A and D 

2. B and C 

3. A and B 

4. C and D 

5. B and D 

Q10. The trapping cameras are of good quality, having capacity to move in 45 degree angle to -------------better images. 

A. Click  B. wander  C. function  D. capture 

1. A and C 

2. A and D 

3. B and D 

4. B and C 

5. A and B 

ANSWERS 

Q1. (1) 

Q2. (3) 

Q3. (5) 

Q4. (1) 

Q5. (5) 

Q6. (4) 

Q7. (4) 

Q8. (4) 

Q9. (5) 

Q10. (2)

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