State Bank Of India Clerk Grade Exam 2014 Section- English Comprehension

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  • 1. 
    Directions: These sentences have two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for the blanks which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.After carefully……….the situation, the farmer sympathized……..the mule.
    • A. 

      Scrutinising, on

    • B. 

      Assessing, with

    • C. 

      Observing, through

    • D. 

      Fighting, by

    • E. 

      Ignoring, for

  • 2. 
    Directions: These sentences have two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for the blanks which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.Once there lived a cunning fox who always………..to………others with his awful acts.
    • A. 

      Wished, cheating

    • B. 

      Desired, betrayed

    • C. 

      Thought, fooling

    • D. 

      Tried, deceive

    • E. 

      Longed, beaten

  • 3. 
    Directions: These sentences have two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for the blanks which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.I……….a friend named Raj who…………a horse ranch the city.
    • A. 

      Has, buys

    • B. 

      Need, holds

    • C. 

      Possess, runs

    • D. 

      Have, owns

    • E. 

      Got, sells

  • 4. 
    Directions: These sentences have two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for the blanks which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.As night…….in the heights of the mountains. Ramesh could not………..anything.
    • A. 

      Fell, see

    • B. 

      Darkened, view

    • C. 

      Rose, advice

    • D. 

      Dive, perceive

    • E. 

      Became, get

  • 5. 
    Directions: These sentences have two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for the blanks which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.Survival of mankind……….is in danger due to………..of atomic weapons.
    • A. 

      Himself, perpetuation

    • B. 

      Themselves, regularisation

    • C. 

      Only, provocation

    • D. 

      Itself, proliferation

    • E. 

      Self, invention

  • 6. 
    Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.Akbar was the son of humble parents. His father was a school master. There was never very much money in the house so he didn't enjoy any luxuries. All he wanted was to learn more and more. Books were not easily available then as they were handwritten and very expensive. Akbar read all the books he could lay his hands on. In due course, he mastered Arabic, Persian, Philosophy and Astronomy and dreamt of getting a position at court. But for this one had to really excel in some field. Also one needed a patron close enough to the Emperor to recommend a newcomer. It was a few months before he could find a patron and a few more months before he could find a suitable opportunity to recommend him to the Emperor who asked what he had learnt and what work he could do. On hearing the same, he said, "We are pleased to give the young man a chance. Let him take 'charge of the royal poultry house!" when he heard the news Akbar was heartbroken. He, a scholar; capable of debating with the most learned men asked to look after chicking hens! all the same he got down to work with great determination. His only concern was hens. He saw to it that they were well fed and had clean water, that their living quarters were clean and 'if a fowl took ill that it was separated from the others and given proper treatment. Meanwhile, the Emperor had forgotten about the scholar he had packed off to mind the hens. But one day while his Finance Minister was reading out the palace accounts to tell the Emperor how much money had been spent can the royal house hold, he mentioned such a low figure that the Emperor sat up."Have most of the hens died?" he asked 'No your Majesty', was the reply- ''The hens are not only alive but are plump and fit." Send for the scholar! the Emperor demanded.When Akbar came to the palace the Emperor demanded, "Aren't you feeding the hens properly?" I am sire, only the food is different? I'm feeding them what cannot be used in the royal kitchen, vegetable peels and dough used to seal the vessels while cooking for your Majesty. The hens not only enjoy it, but it is also very good for them. "Good work, we hereby promote you to the rank of royal librarian." Akbar was bitterly disappointed: He had spent the first thirty years of his life gaining knowledge. How he wished to gain that knowledge and help people. Instead as head of the royal library he would be seeing only books and no people. But he buckled down to organising the library.A year later the Emperor came to visit the library. He was surprised to find each book covered with a packet of silk, velvet or brocade. There were hundreds of books and not one without a cover. "You have used expensive material to cover the books but have not charged us. Surely you are not spending your own money?" Akbar bowed low, "Your Majesty these covers did not cost anything. Everyday dozens of people come to the court with humble grievances on sheets of paper which are folded and placed inside a bag of the most expensive material that they can afford.Which of the following can be said about Akbar's family?A. They were poor and uneducatedB. They discouraged him from becoming courtier.C. He was ashamed of them and did not introduce them at Court.
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Only A

    • C. 

      B and C

    • D. 

      Only C

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 7. 
    Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.Akbar was the son of humble parents. His father was a school master. There was never very much money in the house so he didn't enjoy any luxuries. All he wanted was to learn more and more. Books were not easily available then as they were handwritten and very expensive. Akbar read all the books he could lay his hands on. In due course, he mastered Arabic, Persian, Philosophy and Astronomy and dreamt of getting a position at court. But for this one had to really excel in some field. Also one needed a patron close enough to the Emperor to recommend a newcomer. It was a few months before he could find a patron and a few more months before he could find a suitable opportunity to recommend him to the Emperor who asked what he had learnt and what work he could do. On hearing the same, he said, "We are pleased to give the young man a chance. Let him take 'charge of the royal poultry house!" when he heard the news Akbar was heartbroken. He, a scholar; capable of debating with the most learned men asked to look after chicking hens! all the same he got down to work with great determination. His only concern was hens. He saw to it that they were well fed and had clean water, that their living quarters were clean and 'if a fowl took ill that it was separated from the others and given proper treatment. Meanwhile, the Emperor had forgotten about the scholar he had packed off to mind the hens. But one day while his Finance Minister was reading out the palace accounts to tell the Emperor how much money had been spent can the royal house hold, he mentioned such a low figure that the Emperor sat up."Have most of the hens died?" he asked 'No your Majesty', was the reply- ''The hens are not only alive but are plump and fit." Send for the scholar! the Emperor demanded.When Akbar came to the palace the Emperor demanded, "Aren't you feeding the hens properly?" I am sire, only the food is different? I'm feeding them what cannot be used in the royal kitchen, vegetable peels and dough used to seal the vessels while cooking for your Majesty. The hens not only enjoy it, but it is also very good for them. "Good work, we hereby promote you to the rank of royal librarian." Akbar was bitterly disappointed: He had spent the first thirty years of his life gaining knowledge. How he wished to gain that knowledge and help people. Instead as head of the royal library he would be seeing only books and no people. But he buckled down to organising the library.A year later the Emperor came to visit the library. He was surprised to find each book covered with a packet of silk, velvet or brocade. There were hundreds of books and not one without a cover. "You have used expensive material to cover the books but have not charged us. Surely you are not spending your own money?" Akbar bowed low, "Your Majesty these covers did not cost anything. Everyday dozens of people come to the court with humble grievances on sheets of paper which are folded and placed inside a bag of the most expensive material that they can afford.Which of the following is TRUE in the context of the passage?A. Akbar was aged when he was finally made a courtier.B. Akbar excelled at whatever job the Emperor assigned him.C. The Emperor did not value a person's education but his family background.
    • A. 

      All of these

    • B. 

      Only B

    • C. 

      A and B

    • D. 

      B and C

    • E. 

      Only A

  • 8. 
    Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.​Akbar was the son of humble parents. His father was a school master. There was never very much money in the house so he didn't enjoy any luxuries. All he wanted was to learn more and more. Books were not easily available then as they were handwritten and very expensive. Akbar read all the books he could lay his hands on. In due course, he mastered Arabic, Persian, Philosophy and Astronomy and dreamt of getting a position at court. But for this one had to really excel in some field. Also one needed a patron close enough to the Emperor to recommend a newcomer. It was a few months before he could find a patron and a few more months before he could find a suitable opportunity to recommend him to the Emperor who asked what he had learnt and what work he could do. On hearing the same, he said, "We are pleased to give the young man a chance. Let him take 'charge of the royal poultry house!" when he heard the news Akbar was heartbroken. He, a scholar; capable of debating with the most learned men asked to look after chicking hens! all the same he got down to work with great determination. His only concern was hens. He saw to it that they were well fed and had clean water, that their living quarters were clean and 'if a fowl took ill that it was separated from the others and given proper treatment. Meanwhile, the Emperor had forgotten about the scholar he had packed off to mind the hens. But one day while his Finance Minister was reading out the palace accounts to tell the Emperor how much money had been spent can the royal house hold, he mentioned such a low figure that the Emperor sat up."Have most of the hens died?" he asked 'No your Majesty', was the reply- ''The hens are not only alive but are plump and fit." Send for the scholar! the Emperor demanded.When Akbar came to the palace the Emperor demanded, "Aren't you feeding the hens properly?" I am sire, only the food is different? I'm feeding them what cannot be used in the royal kitchen, vegetable peels and dough used to seal the vessels while cooking for your Majesty. The hens not only enjoy it, but it is also very good for them. "Good work, we hereby promote you to the rank of royal librarian." Akbar was bitterly disappointed: He had spent the first thirty years of his life gaining knowledge. How he wished to gain that knowledge and help people. Instead as head of the royal library he would be seeing only books and no people. But he buckled down to organising the library.A year later the Emperor came to visit the library. He was surprised to find each book covered with a packet of silk, velvet or brocade. There were hundreds of books and not one without a cover. "You have used expensive material to cover the books but have not charged us. Surely you are not spending your own money?" Akbar bowed low, "Your Majesty these covers did not cost anything. Everyday dozens of people come to the court with humble grievances on sheets of paper which are folded and placed inside a bag of the most expensive material that they can afford.Choose the word which is OPPOSITE in meaning to the word BITTERLY given in bold as used in the passage.
    • A. 

      Sweetly

    • B. 

      Angrily

    • C. 

      Sourly

    • D. 

      Freezing

    • E. 

      Gladly

  • 9. 
    Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.​Akbar was the son of humble parents. His father was a school master. There was never very much money in the house so he didn't enjoy any luxuries. All he wanted was to learn more and more. Books were not easily available then as they were handwritten and very expensive. Akbar read all the books he could lay his hands on. In due course, he mastered Arabic, Persian, Philosophy and Astronomy and dreamt of getting a position at court. But for this one had to really excel in some field. Also one needed a patron close enough to the Emperor to recommend a newcomer. It was a few months before he could find a patron and a few more months before he could find a suitable opportunity to recommend him to the Emperor who asked what he had learnt and what work he could do. On hearing the same, he said, "We are pleased to give the young man a chance. Let him take 'charge of the royal poultry house!" when he heard the news Akbar was heartbroken. He, a scholar; capable of debating with the most learned men asked to look after chicking hens! all the same he got down to work with great determination. His only concern was hens. He saw to it that they were well fed and had clean water, that their living quarters were clean and 'if a fowl took ill that it was separated from the others and given proper treatment. Meanwhile, the Emperor had forgotten about the scholar he had packed off to mind the hens. But one day while his Finance Minister was reading out the palace accounts to tell the Emperor how much money had been spent can the royal house hold, he mentioned such a low figure that the Emperor sat up."Have most of the hens died?" he asked 'No your Majesty', was the reply- ''The hens are not only alive but are plump and fit." Send for the scholar! the Emperor demanded.When Akbar came to the palace the Emperor demanded, "Aren't you feeding the hens properly?" I am sire, only the food is different? I'm feeding them what cannot be used in the royal kitchen, vegetable peels and dough used to seal the vessels while cooking for your Majesty. The hens not only enjoy it, but it is also very good for them. "Good work, we hereby promote you to the rank of royal librarian." Akbar was bitterly disappointed: He had spent the first thirty years of his life gaining knowledge. How he wished to gain that knowledge and help people. Instead as head of the royal library he would be seeing only books and no people. But he buckled down to organising the library.A year later the Emperor came to visit the library. He was surprised to find each book covered with a packet of silk, velvet or brocade. There were hundreds of books and not one without a cover. "You have used expensive material to cover the books but have not charged us. Surely you are not spending your own money?" Akbar bowed low, "Your Majesty these covers did not cost anything. Everyday dozens of people come to the court with humble grievances on sheets of paper which are folded and placed inside a bag of the most expensive material that they can afford.How many years of Akbar life were spent gaining knowledge?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      30

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.​Akbar was the son of humble parents. His father was a school master. There was never very much money in the house so he didn't enjoy any luxuries. All he wanted was to learn more and more. Books were not easily available then as they were handwritten and very expensive. Akbar read all the books he could lay his hands on. In due course, he mastered Arabic, Persian, Philosophy and Astronomy and dreamt of getting a position at court. But for this one had to really excel in some field. Also one needed a patron close enough to the Emperor to recommend a newcomer. It was a few months before he could find a patron and a few more months before he could find a suitable opportunity to recommend him to the Emperor who asked what he had learnt and what work he could do. On hearing the same, he said, "We are pleased to give the young man a chance. Let him take 'charge of the royal poultry house!" when he heard the news Akbar was heartbroken. He, a scholar; capable of debating with the most learned men asked to look after chicking hens! all the same he got down to work with great determination. His only concern was hens. He saw to it that they were well fed and had clean water, that their living quarters were clean and 'if a fowl took ill that it was separated from the others and given proper treatment. Meanwhile, the Emperor had forgotten about the scholar he had packed off to mind the hens. But one day while his Finance Minister was reading out the palace accounts to tell the Emperor how much money had been spent can the royal house hold, he mentioned such a low figure that the Emperor sat up."Have most of the hens died?" he asked 'No your Majesty', was the reply- ''The hens are not only alive but are plump and fit." Send for the scholar! the Emperor demanded.When Akbar came to the palace the Emperor demanded, "Aren't you feeding the hens properly?" I am sire, only the food is different? I'm feeding them what cannot be used in the royal kitchen, vegetable peels and dough used to seal the vessels while cooking for your Majesty. The hens not only enjoy it, but it is also very good for them. "Good work, we hereby promote you to the rank of royal librarian." Akbar was bitterly disappointed: He had spent the first thirty years of his life gaining knowledge. How he wished to gain that knowledge and help people. Instead as head of the royal library he would be seeing only books and no people. But he buckled down to organising the library.A year later the Emperor came to visit the library. He was surprised to find each book covered with a packet of silk, velvet or brocade. There were hundreds of books and not one without a cover. "You have used expensive material to cover the books but have not charged us. Surely you are not spending your own money?" Akbar bowed low, "Your Majesty these covers did not cost anything. Everyday dozens of people come to the court with humble grievances on sheets of paper which are folded and placed inside a bag of the most expensive material that they can afford.How did Akbar handle his appointment as royal librarian?
    • A. 

      He was angry and was waiting for an opportunity to tell the King so

    • B. 

      He was thrilled since he loved books

    • C. 

      He was disappointed but put his best efforts into the job

    • D. 

      He considered it a good opportunity to learn more

    • E. 

      He was very happy since he preferred reading to interacting with people

  • 11. 
    Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.​Akbar was the son of humble parents. His father was a school master. There was never very much money in the house so he didn't enjoy any luxuries. All he wanted was to learn more and more. Books were not easily available then as they were handwritten and very expensive. Akbar read all the books he could lay his hands on. In due course, he mastered Arabic, Persian, Philosophy and Astronomy and dreamt of getting a position at court. But for this one had to really excel in some field. Also one needed a patron close enough to the Emperor to recommend a newcomer. It was a few months before he could find a patron and a few more months before he could find a suitable opportunity to recommend him to the Emperor who asked what he had learnt and what work he could do. On hearing the same, he said, "We are pleased to give the young man a chance. Let him take 'charge of the royal poultry house!" when he heard the news Akbar was heartbroken. He, a scholar; capable of debating with the most learned men asked to look after chicking hens! all the same he got down to work with great determination. His only concern was hens. He saw to it that they were well fed and had clean water, that their living quarters were clean and 'if a fowl took ill that it was separated from the others and given proper treatment. Meanwhile, the Emperor had forgotten about the scholar he had packed off to mind the hens. But one day while his Finance Minister was reading out the palace accounts to tell the Emperor how much money had been spent can the royal house hold, he mentioned such a low figure that the Emperor sat up."Have most of the hens died?" he asked 'No your Majesty', was the reply- ''The hens are not only alive but are plump and fit." Send for the scholar! the Emperor demanded.When Akbar came to the palace the Emperor demanded, "Aren't you feeding the hens properly?" I am sire, only the food is different? I'm feeding them what cannot be used in the royal kitchen, vegetable peels and dough used to seal the vessels while cooking for your Majesty. The hens not only enjoy it, but it is also very good for them. "Good work, we hereby promote you to the rank of royal librarian." Akbar was bitterly disappointed: He had spent the first thirty years of his life gaining knowledge. How he wished to gain that knowledge and help people. Instead as head of the royal library he would be seeing only books and no people. But he buckled down to organising the library.A year later the Emperor came to visit the library. He was surprised to find each book covered with a packet of silk, velvet or brocade. There were hundreds of books and not one without a cover. "You have used expensive material to cover the books but have not charged us. Surely you are not spending your own money?" Akbar bowed low, "Your Majesty these covers did not cost anything. Everyday dozens of people come to the court with humble grievances on sheets of paper which are folded and placed inside a bag of the most expensive material that they can afford.How did Akbar manage the cover for books?
    • A. 

      He used the used-sheets of papers

    • B. 

      He spent his own money for this

    • C. 

      He borrowed covers for books

    • D. 

      He was not aware of it

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.​Akbar was the son of humble parents. His father was a school master. There was never very much money in the house so he didn't enjoy any luxuries. All he wanted was to learn more and more. Books were not easily available then as they were handwritten and very expensive. Akbar read all the books he could lay his hands on. In due course, he mastered Arabic, Persian, Philosophy and Astronomy and dreamt of getting a position at court. But for this one had to really excel in some field. Also one needed a patron close enough to the Emperor to recommend a newcomer. It was a few months before he could find a patron and a few more months before he could find a suitable opportunity to recommend him to the Emperor who asked what he had learnt and what work he could do. On hearing the same, he said, "We are pleased to give the young man a chance. Let him take 'charge of the royal poultry house!" when he heard the news Akbar was heartbroken. He, a scholar; capable of debating with the most learned men asked to look after chicking hens! all the same he got down to work with great determination. His only concern was hens. He saw to it that they were well fed and had clean water, that their living quarters were clean and 'if a fowl took ill that it was separated from the others and given proper treatment. Meanwhile, the Emperor had forgotten about the scholar he had packed off to mind the hens. But one day while his Finance Minister was reading out the palace accounts to tell the Emperor how much money had been spent can the royal house hold, he mentioned such a low figure that the Emperor sat up."Have most of the hens died?" he asked 'No your Majesty', was the reply- ''The hens are not only alive but are plump and fit." Send for the scholar! the Emperor demanded.When Akbar came to the palace the Emperor demanded, "Aren't you feeding the hens properly?" I am sire, only the food is different? I'm feeding them what cannot be used in the royal kitchen, vegetable peels and dough used to seal the vessels while cooking for your Majesty. The hens not only enjoy it, but it is also very good for them. "Good work, we hereby promote you to the rank of royal librarian." Akbar was bitterly disappointed: He had spent the first thirty years of his life gaining knowledge. How he wished to gain that knowledge and help people. Instead as head of the royal library he would be seeing only books and no people. But he buckled down to organising the library.A year later the Emperor came to visit the library. He was surprised to find each book covered with a packet of silk, velvet or brocade. There were hundreds of books and not one without a cover. "You have used expensive material to cover the books but have not charged us. Surely you are not spending your own money?" Akbar bowed low, "Your Majesty these covers did not cost anything. Everyday dozens of people come to the court with humble grievances on sheets of paper which are folded and placed inside a bag of the most expensive material that they can afford.What lesson can be learnt from the story?
    • A. 

      Patience and hard work will help one achieve success

    • B. 

      Pursuit of riches and wealth is all that matters

    • C. 

      One should use any means possibility to attain a promotion

    • D. 

      One should be satisfied with whatever job one gets and not much more

    • E. 

      It is very difficult to get something in life without bribing

  • 13. 
    Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.​Akbar was the son of humble parents. His father was a school master. There was never very much money in the house so he didn't enjoy any luxuries. All he wanted was to learn more and more. Books were not easily available then as they were handwritten and very expensive. Akbar read all the books he could lay his hands on. In due course, he mastered Arabic, Persian, Philosophy and Astronomy and dreamt of getting a position at court. But for this one had to really excel in some field. Also one needed a patron close enough to the Emperor to recommend a newcomer. It was a few months before he could find a patron and a few more months before he could find a suitable opportunity to recommend him to the Emperor who asked what he had learnt and what work he could do. On hearing the same, he said, "We are pleased to give the young man a chance. Let him take 'charge of the royal poultry house!" when he heard the news Akbar was heartbroken. He, a scholar; capable of debating with the most learned men asked to look after chicking hens! all the same he got down to work with great determination. His only concern was hens. He saw to it that they were well fed and had clean water, that their living quarters were clean and 'if a fowl took ill that it was separated from the others and given proper treatment. Meanwhile, the Emperor had forgotten about the scholar he had packed off to mind the hens. But one day while his Finance Minister was reading out the palace accounts to tell the Emperor how much money had been spent can the royal house hold, he mentioned such a low figure that the Emperor sat up."Have most of the hens died?" he asked 'No your Majesty', was the reply- ''The hens are not only alive but are plump and fit." Send for the scholar! the Emperor demanded.When Akbar came to the palace the Emperor demanded, "Aren't you feeding the hens properly?" I am sire, only the food is different? I'm feeding them what cannot be used in the royal kitchen, vegetable peels and dough used to seal the vessels while cooking for your Majesty. The hens not only enjoy it, but it is also very good for them. "Good work, we hereby promote you to the rank of royal librarian." Akbar was bitterly disappointed: He had spent the first thirty years of his life gaining knowledge. How he wished to gain that knowledge and help people. Instead as head of the royal library he would be seeing only books and no people. But he buckled down to organising the library.A year later the Emperor came to visit the library. He was surprised to find each book covered with a packet of silk, velvet or brocade. There were hundreds of books and not one without a cover. "You have used expensive material to cover the books but have not charged us. Surely you are not spending your own money?" Akbar bowed low, "Your Majesty these covers did not cost anything. Everyday dozens of people come to the court with humble grievances on sheets of paper which are folded and placed inside a bag of the most expensive material that they can afford.Why did the Emperor send the Akbar when he was in charge of poultry?
    • A. 

      To test Akbar's knowledge of poultry

    • B. 

      To see if Akbar was worthy of higher responsibility

    • C. 

      To understand why the poultry was thriving despite reduced expenditure on them

    • D. 

      To scold him for feeding the poultry leftovers instead of healthy food

    • E. 

      To demand an explanation for the poultry being overweight and unfit

  • 14. 
    Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.​Akbar was the son of humble parents. His father was a school master. There was never very much money in the house so he didn't enjoy any luxuries. All he wanted was to learn more and more. Books were not easily available then as they were handwritten and very expensive. Akbar read all the books he could lay his hands on. In due course, he mastered Arabic, Persian, Philosophy and Astronomy and dreamt of getting a position at court. But for this one had to really excel in some field. Also one needed a patron close enough to the Emperor to recommend a newcomer. It was a few months before he could find a patron and a few more months before he could find a suitable opportunity to recommend him to the Emperor who asked what he had learnt and what work he could do. On hearing the same, he said, "We are pleased to give the young man a chance. Let him take 'charge of the royal poultry house!" when he heard the news Akbar was heartbroken. He, a scholar; capable of debating with the most learned men asked to look after chicking hens! all the same he got down to work with great determination. His only concern was hens. He saw to it that they were well fed and had clean water, that their living quarters were clean and 'if a fowl took ill that it was separated from the others and given proper treatment. Meanwhile, the Emperor had forgotten about the scholar he had packed off to mind the hens. But one day while his Finance Minister was reading out the palace accounts to tell the Emperor how much money had been spent can the royal house hold, he mentioned such a low figure that the Emperor sat up."Have most of the hens died?" he asked 'No your Majesty', was the reply- ''The hens are not only alive but are plump and fit." Send for the scholar! the Emperor demanded.When Akbar came to the palace the Emperor demanded, "Aren't you feeding the hens properly?" I am sire, only the food is different? I'm feeding them what cannot be used in the royal kitchen, vegetable peels and dough used to seal the vessels while cooking for your Majesty. The hens not only enjoy it, but it is also very good for them. "Good work, we hereby promote you to the rank of royal librarian." Akbar was bitterly disappointed: He had spent the first thirty years of his life gaining knowledge. How he wished to gain that knowledge and help people. Instead as head of the royal library he would be seeing only books and no people. But he buckled down to organising the library.A year later the Emperor came to visit the library. He was surprised to find each book covered with a packet of silk, velvet or brocade. There were hundreds of books and not one without a cover. "You have used expensive material to cover the books but have not charged us. Surely you are not spending your own money?" Akbar bowed low, "Your Majesty these covers did not cost anything. Everyday dozens of people come to the court with humble grievances on sheets of paper which are folded and placed inside a bag of the most expensive material that they can afford.Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word CLOSE givenin bold as used in the passage.
    • A. 

      Shut

    • B. 

      End

    • C. 

      Careful

    • D. 

      Dear

    • E. 

      Neighbouring

  • 15. 
    Directions: Rearrange the given six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in a proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the given questions. A. He did whatever work was assigned to him and soon the lion became so fond of him that he promised to give him a cart full of almonds as pension when he (the squireel) retired.B. Once a squirrel joined the service of the King of the forest the Lion.C. The squirrel had waited so long for this day but when he saw the almonds, he was seized with sadness as he realised that they were of no use to him now when he had lost all his teeth.D. However, he envied other squirrels in the forest because of their carefree life which he could not enjoy as he had to be by the King's side all the time.E. He consoled himself with the thought that at the end of his career, he would receive a cart full of almonds, a food that only a' few squirrels got to taste in their lifetime.F. Finally the day came when it was time for him to retire and as promised the King gave a grand banquet in his honour and presented him with a cart full of almonds.Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      F

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 16. 
    Directions: Rearrange the given six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in a proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the given questions. A. He did whatever work was assigned to him and soon the lion became so fond of him that he promised to give him a cart full of almonds as pension when he (the squireel) retired.B. Once a squirrel joined the service of the King of the forest the Lion.C. The squirrel had waited so long for this day but when he saw the almonds, he was seized with sadness as he realised that they were of no use to him now when he had lost all his teeth.D. However, he envied other squirrels in the forest because of their carefree life which he could not enjoy as he had to be by the King's side all the time.E. He consoled himself with the thought that at the end of his career, he would receive a cart full of almonds, a food that only a' few squirrels got to taste in their lifetime.F. Finally the day came when it was time for him to retire and as promised the King gave a grand banquet in his honour and presented him with a cart full of almonds.Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      B

    • D. 

      D

    • E. 

      E

  • 17. 
    Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the given questions. Certain words are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.​Akbar was the son of humble parents. His father was a school master. There was never very much money in the house so he didn't enjoy any luxuries. All he wanted was to learn more and more. Books were not easily available then as they were handwritten and very expensive. Akbar read all the books he could lay his hands on. In due course, he mastered Arabic, Persian, Philosophy and Astronomy and dreamt of getting a position at court. But for this one had to really excel in some field. Also one needed a patron close enough to the Emperor to recommend a newcomer. It was a few months before he could find a patron and a few more months before he could find a suitable opportunity to recommend him to the Emperor who asked what he had learnt and what work he could do. On hearing the same, he said, "We are pleased to give the young man a chance. Let him take 'charge of the royal poultry house!" when he heard the news Akbar was heartbroken. He, a scholar; capable of debating with the most learned men asked to look after chicking hens! all the same he got down to work with great determination. His only concern was hens. He saw to it that they were well fed and had clean water, that their living quarters were clean and 'if a fowl took ill that it was separated from the others and given proper treatment. Meanwhile, the Emperor had forgotten about the scholar he had packed off to mind the hens. But one day while his Finance Minister was reading out the palace accounts to tell the Emperor how much money had been spent can the royal house hold, he mentioned such a low figure that the Emperor sat up."Have most of the hens died?" he asked 'No your Majesty', was the reply- ''The hens are not only alive but are plump and fit." Send for the scholar! the Emperor demanded.When Akbar came to the palace the Emperor demanded, "Aren't you feeding the hens properly?" I am sire, only the food is different? I'm feeding them what cannot be used in the royal kitchen, vegetable peels and dough used to seal the vessels while cooking for your Majesty. The hens not only enjoy it, but it is also very good for them. "Good work, we hereby promote you to the rank of royal librarian." Akbar was bitterly disappointed: He had spent the first thirty years of his life gaining knowledge. How he wished to gain that knowledge and help people. Instead as head of the royal library he would be seeing only books and no people. But he buckled down to organising the library.A year later the Emperor came to visit the library. He was surprised to find each book covered with a packet of silk, velvet or brocade. There were hundreds of books and not one without a cover. "You have used expensive material to cover the books but have not charged us. Surely you are not spending your own money?" Akbar bowed low, "Your Majesty these covers did not cost anything. Everyday dozens of people come to the court with humble grievances on sheets of paper which are folded and placed inside a bag of the most expensive material that they can afford.Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word LOW given in bold as used in the passage.
    • A. 

      Small

    • B. 

      Gentle

    • C. 

      Unhappy

    • D. 

      Short

    • E. 

      Soft

  • 18. 
    Directions: Rearrange the given six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in a proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the given questions. A. He did whatever work was assigned to him and soon the lion became so fond of him that he promised to give him a cart full of almonds as pension when he (the squireel) retired.B. Once a squirrel joined the service of the King of the forest the Lion.C. The squirrel had waited so long for this day but when he saw the almonds, he was seized with sadness as he realised that they were of no use to him now when he had lost all his teeth.D. However, he envied other squirrels in the forest because of their carefree life which he could not enjoy as he had to be by the King's side all the time.E. He consoled himself with the thought that at the end of his career, he would receive a cart full of almonds, a food that only a' few squirrels got to taste in their lifetime.F. Finally the day came when it was time for him to retire and as promised the King gave a grand banquet in his honour and presented him with a cart full of almonds.Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      F

    • E. 

      E

  • 19. 
    Directions: Rearrange the given six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in a proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the given questions. A. He did whatever work was assigned to him and soon the lion became so fond of him that he promised to give him a cart full of almonds as pension when he (the squireel) retired.B. Once a squirrel joined the service of the King of the forest the Lion.C. The squirrel had waited so long for this day but when he saw the almonds, he was seized with sadness as he realised that they were of no use to him now when he had lost all his teeth.D. However, he envied other squirrels in the forest because of their carefree life which he could not enjoy as he had to be by the King's side all the time.E. He consoled himself with the thought that at the end of his career, he would receive a cart full of almonds, a food that only a' few squirrels got to taste in their lifetime.F. Finally the day came when it was time for him to retire and as promised the King gave a grand banquet in his honour and presented him with a cart full of almonds.Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?
    • A. 

      E

    • B. 

      D

    • C. 

      B

    • D. 

      F

    • E. 

      A

  • 20. 
    Directions: Rearrange the given six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in a proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the given questions. A. He did whatever work was assigned to him and soon the lion became so fond of him that he promised to give him a cart full of almonds as pension when he (the squireel) retired.B. Once a squirrel joined the service of the King of the forest the Lion.C. The squirrel had waited so long for this day but when he saw the almonds, he was seized with sadness as he realised that they were of no use to him now when he had lost all his teeth.D. However, he envied other squirrels in the forest because of their carefree life which he could not enjoy as he had to be by the King's side all the time.E. He consoled himself with the thought that at the end of his career, he would receive a cart full of almonds, a food that only a' few squirrels got to taste in their lifetime.F. Finally the day came when it was time for him to retire and as promised the King gave a grand banquet in his honour and presented him with a cart full of almonds.Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?
    • A. 

      C

    • B. 

      D

    • C. 

      A

    • D. 

      B

    • E. 

      E

  • 21. 
    Directions: Read these sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in them. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark 'No error' as your answer. (ignore the errors of panctuation. if any).The Oak tree always/thought that/ he was strong/ than the other trees.
    • A. 

      The Oak tree always

    • B. 

      Thought that

    • C. 

      He was strong

    • D. 

      Than the other trees

    • E. 

      No error

  • 22. 
    Directions: Read these sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in them. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark 'No error' as your answer. (ignore the errors of panctuation. if any).Though Chandresh is known/ of his playful style, we admire him/ for his ability to shape a world clearly/from few and carefully chosen words.
    • A. 

      Though Chandresh is known

    • B. 

      Of his playful style, we admire him

    • C. 

      For his ability to shape a world clearly

    • D. 

      From few and carefully chosen words

    • E. 

      No error

  • 23. 
    Directions: Read these sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in them. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark 'No error' as your answer. (ignore the errors of panctuation. if any).A good employee/ is one which/ is always willing/ to go the extra mile.
    • A. 

      A good employee

    • B. 

      Is one which

    • C. 

      Is always willing

    • D. 

      To go the extra mile

    • E. 

      No error

  • 24. 
    Directions: Read these sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in them. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark 'No error' as your answer. (ignore the errors of panctuation. if any).It was strange/when people started/ congratulating met on completion
    • A. 

      It was strange

    • B. 

      When people started

    • C. 

      Congratulating me

    • D. 

      On completion of my dissertation

    • E. 

      No error

  • 25. 
    Directions: Read these sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in them. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the part with the error as your answer. If there is no error, mark 'No error' as your answer. (ignore the errors of panctuation. if any).Through her efforts/ she manage to/ open several institutions tot help the downtrodden.
    • A. 

      Through her efforts

    • B. 

      She manage to

    • C. 

      Open several institutions to

    • D. 

      Help the downtrodden

    • E. 

      No error

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