English MCQ for IBPS Clerk/SO

English MCQ for IBPS Clerk/SO

English MCQ for IBPS Clerk/SO

Directions (Q.1-5): In each of the following questions, a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given to make the passage complete and coherent.

1. In the sport of football, in which the objective is to score more goals than the opposing team, each team member faces off against one member of the other team. ________. The chief reason for the coach’s prediction is that the Jaguars’ best defensive player will not be defending against Fonsica, who is the Panthers’ highest scoring player.
1)  The Panthers have defeated fewer opponents than the Jaguars this year.
2)  Fonsica is not the Panthers’ best defensive player.
3)  The coach for the Panthers predicts victory over the Jaguars in an upcoming match between these two football teams.
4)  Either (2) or (3)
5)  None of these

2. It is generally accepted that tobacco companies have failed to keep a promise they made a decade ago to eliminate ads for alcohol and tobacco within 500 feet of school, playground and churches. In 1998, tobacco industry moguls like Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, Brown and Williamson, Lorillard and Liggett had agreed to support the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement as a part of anti-smoking efforts, and stop targeting children with glossy ads featuring cartoon characters and removing tobacco billboards and bus bench ads. ________.
1)  An ad featuring the children cartoon star Mickey Mouse is not used to endorse a brand of alcohol.
2)  However, Rand Corporation researchers have found that kids still remain a part of the industry’s advertising strategy.
3) An episode of the children’s superhero ‘Batman’ has been aired in which the villain is a chainsmoker.
4)  Either (1) or (2)
5)  None of these

3. The body of anyone infected by Virus X will, after a week, produce antibodies to fight the virus; the antibodies will increase in number for the next year or so. ________. If positive, this test can be used during the first year of infection to estimate within a month for how long that person has had the virus.        
1)  There is now a test that reliably indicates how many antibodies are present in a person’s body.       
2)  Anyone infected by Virus X will, for a time, fail to exhibit infection if tested by the antibody test.  3)  Antibodies increase in number only until they have defeated the virus.        
4)  Antibodies are produced only for viral infections that cannot be fought by any other body defences.        
5)  None of these

4. In a customer satisfaction survey, customers of the Taj Hotel have demanded that they should be given empty refrigerators in place of the provided mini-bars. Although, a large number of customers buy at least one product from the mini-bars, they want to keep their own food and beverages in place of the products provided by the hotel. ________.
1)  The Taj Hotel gets maximum business through recommendations from its current customers.      
2)  The earnings from mini-bar purchases of customers are less than the losses incurred by the hotel in disposing off expired goods.      
3)  After analysing the data of the survey, the management of the Taj Hotel arrived at a conclusion that installing empty refrigerators in each room is more profitable than the already provided mini-bars.      
4)  Visitors often purchase food and beverages from the shops endorsed by the hotels.       
5)  None of these

5. Wasps—the small stinging creatures, rather than the London rugby club or some posh east coast Americans —have a poor public image. Overshadowed by the recent troubles of their more cuddly cousin—the honeybee— wasps are normally seen as one of nature’s blacker jokes. ________. While for humans, the sting is painful (and in extremely rare cases, fatal), it is an indispensable part of the predator wasp’s weaponry in its quest for food. Its preferred diet is not us, nor even jam sandwiches, but troublesome garden pests like caterpillars and aphids.      
1)  Yet their ecological importance is undisputed.        
2)  Wasps are sold, as their sting is painful.        
3)  Wasps are of importance to humans because of their preferred diet.        
4)  Either (2) or (3)        
5) None of these


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