English Language Quiz 4

English Language Quiz 4 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:

Question 1: Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word that best suits the sentence.
My friend’s Iranian father had _____ me to watch this Group F game over a barbecue at his new downtown penthouse.

a. invited
b. push
c. bring
d. call
e. None of the above


a. invited
Explanation in detail:
The appropriate verb must be in past tense, so invited is the right answer.

Directions (2-6): Read the passage carefully and answer the given questions:
Long ago, a hawk lived on the top of a hill. At the foot of the hill there was a banyan tree on which a crow used to perch every day. The crow was very foolish. He would imitate everyone.
The hawk atop the hill would fly down every day in search of food. The crow watched the hawk circling in the air for long hours and swooping down when he saw his prey. The hawk gifted with eyes that could see long distances would spot his prey from the hill top and then fly down to pounce upon the prey.
The crow watched the hawk thinking, “Hunh! If the hawk can do that, I too can. What does he think? One day, I will show the hawk that I can do the same thing.” A few days later, as the hawk was circling in the air, the crow decided to do the same. Suddenly a baby rabbit came out of the bushes. The hawk saw it and the crow too saw the rabbit.
Before the crow could move, the hawk swooped down, caught hold of the rabbit in his strong sharp talons and flew away. “Swoosh!” was all the crow heard as the hawk disappeared in the sky with his prey. “Hmmph! That is no great skill,” thought the crow, angrily.
Next moment he spotted a big fat mouse coming out of a hole. Without wasting time, the crow swooped down. Like the hawk he tried to catch the mouse in his claws. But the mouse saw the crow and moved away, the crow crashed against the hill. “Eeeaaa!” cried the crow in pain.
Just then the hawk came flying down. “I hope, now you know it is not easy to hunt and it is not easy to imitate, either,” said the hawk and flew away. There after, the crow never imitated any one in its life. It lived happily with the god-given abilities.

Question 2: With reference to the given passage, which among the following statement(s) is/are true?

a. The hawk tried to imitate the crow.
b. The crow lived on the top of the hill.
c. One day, the crow tried to catch a snake.
d. While catching a mouse, the hawk crashed against the hill.
e. None of the statements is true.


e. None of the statements is true.
Explanation in detail:
None of the statements is true.

Question 3: Which of the following is a synonym of the given bold word ‘pounce’ in the passage?

a. Eat
b. Fly
c. Imitate
d. Sudden swoop
e. None of the above


d. Sudden swoop
Explanation in detail:
The synonym of the word ‘pounce’ is ‘sudden swoop’.

Question 4: Which of the following is an antonym of the given bold word ‘perch’ in the passage?

a. come to rest
b. take off
c. drink
d. scrawl
e. None of the above


b. take off
Explanation in detail:
The meaning of the word ‘perch’ is “to come to rest after descending from the air”, so the antonym of ‘perch’ will be “take off”.

Question 5: While catching the _____, the ___ crashed against the hill.

a. mouse, hawk
b. rabbit, crow
c. rabbit, hawk
d. mouse, crow
e. crow, hawk


d. mouse, crow
Explanation in detail:
While catching the mouse, the crow crashed against the hill.

Question 6: With reference with the given passage, which among the following is gifted with eyes that could see long distances would spot his prey?

a. Mouse
b. Hawk
c. Crow
d. Rabbit
e. None of the above


b. Hawk
Explanation in detail:
As given in the 2nd paragraph in the given passage, the hawk is gifted with eyes that could see long distances would spot his prey.

Directions: In each of the questions given below, there are four words in bold. These words may or may not be in their correct position. The sentence is followed by options that contain correct combination words that should replace each other to make the sentence contextually and grammatically correct. Find the correct combination of words that replace each other. If there is no need for replacement, then select option (E) as your answer.

Question 7: The normal perishable (A) Koyambedu market in Chennai, touted (B) to be one of Asia’s largest wholesale (C) hubs for bustling (D) goods, has come to a complete standstill.

a. B-C
b. A-D
c. C-A
d. D-C
e. No replacement needed


b. A-D
Explanation in detail:
When A and D is replaced with each other, the sentence becomes meaningful. The normal bustling Koyabedu market in Chennai, tounted to be one of Asia’s largest whole hubs fro perishable goods, has come to a complete standstill.

Question 8: After travelling to Nashville to perform (A) at a showcase realised (B) by Perez Hilton, she organised (C) she would have to move there if she wanted to make (D) it.

a. A-D
b. D-B
c. C-A
d. B-C
e. No replacement needed


d. B-C
Explanation in detail:
When B and C is replaced with each other, the sentence becomes meaningful. After travelling to Nashville to perform at a showcase organised by Perez Hilton, she realised she would have to move there if she wanted to make it.

Question 9: His desire to bond (A) himself from the role made (B) it easy to separate (C) with Daniel Radcliffe, who stars in the interactive (D) special.

a. A-C
b. B-A
c. D-B
d. C-D
e. No replacement needed


a. A-C
Explanation in detail:
When A and C is replaced with each other, the sentence becomes meaningful. His desire to separate himself from the role made it easy to bond with Daniel Radcliffe, who stars in the interactive special.

Question 10: A group of experts including (A) officials of the Department of Public Instruction and teachers have been holding (B) brainstorming sessions on formulating (C) new standard operating (D) protocol for schools.

a. D-C
b. A-B
c. C-A
d. B-D
e. No replacement needed


e. No replacement needed
Explanation in detail:
The sentence is meaningful and thus need no replacement.

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