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English Language Quiz For IBPS PO & Clerk Exam | 05-10-2020

Swati Mahendras

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Mahendras has started special quizzes for IBPS PO & Clerk Exam so that you can practice more and more to crack the examination. This IBPS PO & Clerk Exam special quiz series will mold your preparations in the right direction and the regular practice of these quizzes will be really very helpful in scoring good marks in the Examination. Here we are providing you the important question of reasoning ability for the IBPS PO & Clerk Exam.

Q1-10 In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are given below the passage and against each five words have been suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Call them knockoffs. Rock-smashing monkeys in Brazil make stone flakes that look a lot like tools made by our ancient ancestors. Scientists watched as Capuchin monkeys in a national park(1) stones against each other, splitting off sharp-edged flakes that resemble cutting tools used by the forerunners of humans.

The monkeys ignored the flakes, focusing on the damaged stones instead. So they clearly weren’t deliberately making them as tools. But if ancient monkeys did the same thing, their unintentional handiwork could be mistaken for(2) tool-making by human ancestors, researchers said. The scientists are not suggesting that any stone tools attributed so far to human forerunners were instead made by monkeys. Those tools, which date back as far as 3.3 million years ago, are more complex than what the Brazilian monkeys make. But as scientists look for earlier and earlier tools, their findings may begin to resemble the monkey flakes more strongly, said Proffitt, lead author of a study(3) by the journal Nature. And the new work shows that such flakes are not exclusively the calling card of our ancient ancestors, called hominins, he said. If somebody finds very old simple flakes, “you can’t assume it is hominin. You have to say it might be produced by an(4) monkey or ape,” Proffitt said.

Our African ancestors used sharp-edged stone flakes for butchering and skinning animal carcasses, as well as cutting up tough plant material. To show such flakes were human-made tools, scientists seek(5) like wear marks on the edges or nearby animal bones with marks from butchering. Proffitt and his co-authors studied capuchin monkeys in the Serra da Capivara National Park. They examined the(6) and damaged rocks and compared them to artifacts from human ancestors. It’s not clear why the monkeys smash rocks together, he said.

Scientists long thought tool-making was confined to our branch of the evolutionary family tree, the Homo group. But last year, scientists reported finding 3.3-millon-year-old tools(7) older than any known member of Homo. Maybe they were made by some smaller-brained forerunner hominin, like the creature best known for the skeleton nicknamed “Lucy.” Capuchin monkeys are not hominins, but “the first hominin tools could have (8) like the ones produced by capuchins or even great apes,” said, an anthropologist at Stony Brook University in New York, one of the scientists who reported the 3.3-million-year-old tools.

Harmand, who didn’t participate in the capuchin study, said flakes could have been (9) by accident during rock-pounding in ancient times, but that only hominins realized their usefulness and went on to make them (10).

Q-1 Choose the correct option for (1)

01. hit

02. lurch

03. pelt

04. assail

05. pounded

Q-2 Choose the correct option for (2)

01. known

02. deliberate

03. delinquent

04. amid

05. soliloquy

Q-3 Choose the correct option for (3)

01. show

02. choosen

03. happen

04. express

05. released

Q-4 Choose the correct option for (4)

01. loose

02. loss

03. urgent

04. extinct

05. exist

Q-5 Choose the correct option for (5)

01. evidence

02. evident

03. prove

04. demonstrate

05. amalgamate

Q-6 Choose the correct option for (6)

01. fluke

02. dearth

03. flakes

04. waver

05. fringe

Q-7 Choose the correct option for (7)

01. many

02. much

03. larger

04. for

05. all

Q-8 Choose the correct option for (8)

01. looking

02. seem

03. looked

04. watched

05. look

Q-9 Choose the correct option for (9)

01. generate

02. product

03. produced

04. composing

05. compromised

Q10 Choose the correct option for (10)

01. deliberately 

02. indeterminate

03. purposive

04. unwillingly

05. design


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Q.10 (1)


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