ENGLISH CLOSE TEST FOR IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAM
Directions (1-10) : in the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Once upon a time,Amarasakti ruled the city-state of Mahilaropyam in the south of India.He had three witless sons who became a matter of endless ………(1) for him……………..(2) that his sons had no interest in learning. The king summoned his ministers and said, “You know I am not happy with my sons. According to to men of learning, an unborn son is better than son who is a …………..(3). A son who stupid will bring dishonor to his father. How can I make my sons fit to be my ……………(4)? I turn to you for advice”.
One of the minsters ……..(5).the name of Vishnu Sharman, a great scholar enjoying the …..(6)..of hundreds of disciples. “ He is the most ….(7)…. Person to tutor your children. Entrust them to his care and very soon you will see the change.”
The king summoned Vishnu Sharman and pleaded with him “Oh, venerable scholar, take pity on me and please train my sons. Turn them into great scholars and I will be ………(8).. to you all my life. “Vishnu Sharman said “Oh, king count six month from today. If I do not make your children great scholars you;’ can ask me to change my ………..(9)….”.
The king immediately called his sons and handed them over to the care of the leaned man. Sharman took them to his monastery where he …..(10)…. Teaching them. Keeping his word, he finished the task the king entrusted to him in six months. Thus, the king now , had scholars for sons.
1). A. ache B. WORRY C. joy D. pity E. hazard
2). A. fact B. Belief C. since D. REALIZING E. being
3). A. STUPID B. brilliant C. foll D. uneducated E. scholar
4). A. self B. place C. SUCCESSORS D. level E. siblings
5). A. SUGGESTED B. requested C. called D. pointed E. said
6). A. teaching B. attendance C. Glamour D. rights E. RESPECT
7). A.competent B. right C. easy D. actual E. skill
8). A. happy B. oblige C. beside D. INDEBTED E. disciple
9). A. importance B. NAME C. clothes D. location E. life
10). A. embark B. mustered C. begun D. decided E. STARTED
Answers : 1- B 2-D 3-A 4-C 5-A 6-E 7-A 8-D 9-B 10-E
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