English Language Quiz 2

English Language Quiz 2 consists of 10 new pattern questions asked in SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk exams. Candidates can practice such new pattern questions to get familiar with the actual type of questions asked in IBPS, SBI, and other insurance exams:

Directions (1-6): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which is represented by a letter. Read the passage and find the appropriate word for each of the blanks:
Delicately _(A)_ the controls, the pilot reduced power just enough to set down but leaving enough lift in the spinning rotor to keep much of the aircraft’s weight off the rickety roof.
He held steady, while desperate men, women and children, some carrying luggage, _(B)_ themselves inside the vibrating aircraft. The pilot _(C)_ sure they stayed clear of the deadly rotor blades while he _(D)_ rooftop antennas that _(E)_ trigger a crash.
After 15 passengers squeezed into a compartment meant for nine, it was time to go. Very slowly, the pilot raised the aircraft and pointed the helicopter forward. About 40 minutes _(F)_, the evacuees landed safely aboard a U.S. Navy ship offshore.

Question 1: A

a. done
b. worked
c. working
d. work
e. None of the above


c. working
Explanation in detail:
There is need of verb+ing form immediately after “Delicately”, so here “working” is the appropriate option.

Question 2: B

a. hoisting
b. keeping
c. host
d. hoisted
e. None of the above


d. hoisted
Explanation in detail:
Here, as per the tense used in the sentence, “hoisted” is the correct option.

Question 3: C

a. making
b. made
c. stay
d. make
e. None of the above


b. made
Explanation in detail:
Here, “made” is the apt word agree with the tense form of the sentence.

Question 4: D

a. takes
b. jumps
c. clearing
d. avoided
e. None of the above


d. avoided
Explanation in detail:
Here, the verb must be in past form, so “avoided” is the apt word.

Question 5: E

a. has
b. could
c. led
d. stop
e. None of the above


b. could
Explanation in detail:
Here, among the given options, “could” is the most appropriate option.

Question 6: F

a. late
b. fast
c. later
d. lately
e. None of the above


c. later
Explanation in detail:
“later” is the right word that suits the structure of the sentence.

Directions (7-10): In each of the given sentences, four words are highlighted. One of the words is wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out such word, if any. If all the words are correctly spelt or are appropriate, mark “Correct statement” as your answer
Question 7: At a time when everyone is awaiting an early end to the health and economic crisis caused by the global pandamic, the interests of labourers and workers are once again set to be sacrificed.

a. awaiting
b. crisis
c. pandamic
d. sacrificed
e. Correct statement


c. pandamic
Explanation in detail:
The right spelling is “pandemic”, which means ‘prevalent over the country or the world’

Question 8: With a relaxation of the lockdown, India’s strategy will need precise and intencive measures to drive down the reproduction number for the virus.

a. relaxation
b. intencive
c. reproduction
d. strategy
e. Correct statement


b. intencive
Explanation in detail:
The right spelling is “intensive”, which means “vigorous”

Question 9: There are enormeous practical difficulties to organizing an unprecedented ballot in such a short space of time and widespread concerns over possible fraud.

a. enormeous
b. unprecedented
c. widespread
d. fraud
e. Correct statement


a. enormeous
Explanation in detail:
The right spelling is “enormous” which means ‘very large in size’.

Question 10: Self-isolation is the last thing on their mind and by April, the hundreds of tadpoles whizzing around the pond are testament to their efforts.

a. isolation
b. whizzing
c. testament
d. tadpoles
e. Correct statement


e. Correct Statement
Explanation in detail:
All the highlighted words are correctly spelt and are appropriately used in the context of the sentence.

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