Oct 9, 2016

Model English Question Papers IBPS RRB CWE Office Assistants, Officers

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Model English Question Papers IBPS RRB CWE Office Assistants, Officers
Directions (1-15): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

Once upon a time, there lived a lion in a forest. A jackal, a crow and a wolf had developed friendship with him. However, all the three had a selfish motive behind this so-called friendship. They knew that the lion was the king of the forest and friendship with such a fierce creature would always help them. To meet their selfish ends, they started obeying and were always at the service of the lion. They didn't have to make any efforts to search for their food, as the lion gave his leftover meals to them. Moreover, they became powerful as they were next to the king of the forest. One day, a camel, who came from some distant land, lost his way and entered the same forest where these friends lived. In the meantime, these three friends happened to pass the same way that the camel was wandering. When they saw the camel, they realized that he did not belong to their forest. The jackal suggested to his other two friends, “Let's kill and eat him.” The wolf replied, “It is a big animal. We cannot kill him like this. I think, we should first inform our king about this camel." The crow agreed with the wolfs idea. All of them went to meet the lion.
On reaching the lion's den, the jackal approached the lion and said, “Your Majesty, an unknown camel has dared to enter your kingdom without your consent. Let's kill him; he could make a nice meal." The lion roared loudly on hearing this and said, ‘What are you saying ? The camel has come for refuge in my kingdom. It is unethical to kill him. We should provide him the best shelter. Go and bring him to me." All of them were dispirited to hear these words from the king. They unwillingly went to the camel and told him about the lion's desire to meet him. The camel was scared about the strange offer. He thought that his end had come and in a little while he would become the lion's meal. As he couldn't even escape, he decided to meet the lion. The selfish friends escorted the camel to the lion's den. The lion welcomed the camel warmly and assured him of a safe stay in the forest. The camel was totally amazed to hear the lion’s words. He happily started living with the jackal, the crow and the wolf. One day, when the lion was hunting for food, he had a struggle with a mighty elephant. The lion was badly injured in the struggle and became incapable of hunting for his food. Thus the lion had to sustain without food for days. Due to this, his friends too had to go hungry for days as they totally depended on the lion's kill for their food. But the camel was satisfied grazing around in the forest.
All the three friends were worried and discussed the matter among them. As the jackal, the crow and the wolf had set their evil eyes on the camel, they net once again and devised a plan to kill the camel. They went to the camel and said, “Dear Friend, you know our king has not eaten anything for many days now. He is unable to hunt due to his wounds and sickness. Under such circumstances, it becomes our duty to sacrifice ourselves to save the life of our king. Come with us, we will offer our bodies as food for him.“ The camel didn’t understand their plan, but innocently nodded in favour of it. All of them approached the lion‘s den. First of all, the crow came forward and said, “Your Majesty, I can't see you like this. So please eat me.“ The lion replied, “I would prefer to die than to perform such a sinful deed.” Then, the jackal came forward and said, “Your Majesty, crow’s body is too small for your appetite. I offer myself to you, as it is my duty to save your life." The lion politely rejected the offer. As per the plan, now it was the wolfs turn to offer himself to the king. So, the wolf came forward and said, “Your Majesty, jackal is quite small to gratify your hunger. I offer myself for this kind job. Please, kill me and appease your hunger." But the Lion didn't kill any of them. The camel, who was watching the whole scene felt reassured of his safety and also decided to go forward and complete the formality. He marched forward and said.
“Your Majesty, why don’t you kill me? You are my friend. Please allow me to offer you my body." The lion found the offer quite appropriate as the camel himself had offered his body for food. The lion attacked the camel at once, ripped open his body and tore him into pieces. The lion and his friends feasted on the poor camel for days together.

1. Why could the lion not hunt anymore?
(1) He had become lazy as his friends had provided him with food all the time
(2) There were no animals left in the forest besides his friends
(3) He had injured himself badly in a fight with an elephant
(4) He was too old and his bones were weak
(5) None of these

2. Why were the jackal, the crow and the wolf friends with the lion?
(1) As they got food easily and were also powerful in the lion’s presence
(2) As the lion was really weak and they could take over the kingship soon
(3) As they loved to hunt along with the lion and he taught them new tricks every time
(4) As there was no other powerful animal in the forest
(5) As they were scared of the lion and had no other alternative

3. Why had the camel come to the forest in the first place?
(1) He wanted to meet the lion
(2) He was starving and was looking for food
(3) He was in search of friends
(4) He lost his way
(5) None of these

4. Why did the camel feel afraid when the lion desired to meet him?
(1) He had breached the lion's secure forest and was sure to be punished
(2) He felt that the lion would eat him
(3) He knew that the lion would ask him to fight with the elephant
(4) The three friends had told him that the lion wanted to arrest him
(5) None of these

5. Which of the following can definitely be said about the camel in the story?
(A) He was fierce
(B) He was young
(C) He was trusting
(1) Only (A)
(2) Only (A) and (C)
(3) All (A), (B) and (C)
(4) Only (C)
(5) Only (B) and (C)


6. How did the jackal, the crow and the wolf finally manage to eat the camel?
(1) They tricked him into offering his body to the lion
(2) They poisoned him
(3) They requested him to be their meal
(4) They killed him as soon as they saw him in the forest
(5) They forced the lion to eat him

7. What made the camel offer his body to the lion?
(1) He felt very sorry for the lion as he had grown thin and weak
(2) He wanted to end his own life
(3) He knew that the lion would die on consuming him
(4) The camel would rather have his body eaten by his friend the lion than an unknown elephant
(5) Since the lion had rejected the other friends bodies the camel was sure that the lion would not eat him as well

8. Which of the following cannot be said about the jackal, the crow and the wolf?
(A) They were sensitive
(B) They were selfish
(C) They were cunning
(1) Only (B)
(2) Only (C)
(3) Only (A)
(4) Only (B) and (C)
(5) Only (A) and (C)

9. Which of the following can be the most appropriate title for the story?
(1) The Old Lion
(2) The Mighty Elephant
(3) The Selfish Camel and the Brave Friends
(4) The Lion and the Forest
(5) The Shrewd Friends and the Innocent Camel

10. What reason did the lion give for not eating the crow?
(1) He would prefer to eat the camel
(2) It was wrong to eat friends
(3) The crow was too tiny to be eaten
(4) The crow was not good to taste
(5) He wanted to eat the fox instead

IBPS RRBs CWE Preliminary and Main Examination Preparation


Directions (11— 13) : Choose the word/group of words which is most similar in meaning to the word / group of words printed in bold as used in the passage.

11. GRATIFY
(1) Delight
(2) Humour
(3) Grateful
(4) Please
(5) satisfy

12. AMAZED
(1) Surprised
(2) Emotional
(3) appalled
(4) scared
(5) troubled

13. WORRIED
(1) Angry
(2) Concerned
(3) Relaxed
(4) Annoyed
(5) confused

Directions (14-15) : Choose the word/group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the word / group of words printed in bold as used in the passage.

14. APPROPRIATE
(1) Unique
(2) Harmful
(3) Proper
(4) Unsuitable
(5) vicious

15. INNOCENTLY
(1) Knowingly
(2) Offensively
(3) Secretly
(4) Lovingly
(5) blissfully

Directions (16 - 20) : Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

16. Meena loved to shop and goes out with her friends whenever she got time.
(1) went outside along
(2) went out with
(3) goes for outing to
(4) go outing and
(5) No correction required

17. Manoj was many better at sports than Anurag.
(1) much good than
(2) many good to
(3) much better at
(4) much better than
(5) No correction required

18. It was very dark and Trisha was too scary to go home alone.
(1) too scaring
(2) to scary too
(3) to scare too
(4) too scared to
(5) No correction required

19. Many people not like being interrupted when they are busy working.
(1) do not like being
(2) do not like
(3) not liking when
(4) no like being
(5) No correction required

20. The crowd loved her performance and gave her a stand ovation as she left the stage.
(1) stand ovate
(2) stood ovation
(3) stand the ovation
(4) standing ovation
(5) No correction required

Directions (21 — 25) : In each question below, a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given These are numbered as (1), (2). (3) and (4). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (5) i.e. ‘All correct‘ as your answer.

21. Quality (1)/ is never an accident (2)/ and is always the result of sincere (3)/ effort. (4)/ All correct (5).

22. Sharad consoled (1)/ Vijay and asured (2)/ him that his son would return (3)/ home by sunset. (4) / All correct (5).

23. One of the monkeys was keeping (1)/ attack (2)/ of the thing (3)/ done by the King's men from a distance. (4) / All correct (5)

24. The swan lived in a pawned (1)/ and had striking (2)/ golden (3)/ feathers. (4) / All correct (5)

25. The mother and her daughter (1) / were happily selling milk which got them enough (2)/ money to leed (3)/ a comfortable (4) / life. All correct (5)

Directions (26 — 30) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below.
(A) On reaching inside the drum it was disappointed to find nothing but wood and leather.
(B) One day a jackal was very hungry and it reached the kings battleground in search of food.
(C) On looking for the source of the noise, it found a war-drum nearby and mistook it be a huge animal with lots of food inside it.
(D) With great difficulty it came out of the drum, backed off and crept away to safety laughing at its own judgement.
(E) With great difficulty it pierced the drum and reached inside.
(F) Suddenly, it heard a loud noise and was frightened.

26. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement ?
(1) A (2) B (3) C (4) D (5) E

27. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?
(1) A (2) B (3) C (4) D (5) F

28. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
(1) A (2) B (3) C (4) D (5) F

29. Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
(1) A (2) B (3) C (4) E (5) F

30. Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?
(1) F (2) E (3) D (5) C (5) B

Directions (31 — 40) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5) i.e., ‘No Error‘. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

31. People who intend (1)/ to visit the tourist spots (2) / are always thrilling (3) / to see the scenario here. (4)/ No Error (5)

32. In such delicate matters, (1) / we often go with (2) / his advice as he has (3) / been handling such cases effectively. (4) / No Error (5)

33. You should think that (1)/ of all the possibilities (2) / before you take (3)/ any decision. (4)/ No Error (5)

34. He was too tired that (1)/ he could not cross (2) / the street even with (3)/ the help of a porter. (4)/ No Error (5)

35. My desire to (1) / meet the President (2) / without prior (3) / appointment. (4)/ No Error (5)

36. Whenever a man attain fame (1) / his personal qualities are (2)/ imitated by others who (3) / are close to him. (4) / No Error (5)

37. Rivers, mountains and deep forests (1) / are the places (2) / mostly like by (3)/ people living in urban areas. (4) / No Error (5)

38. When we visited his office (1)/ we found that (2)/ he was sipping coffee (3)/ with some of his colleagues. (4) / No Error (5)

39. For giving up (1)/ the bad habit of smoking, (2) / use of chewing gum or (3)/ similar other method can be helped. (4)/ No Error (5)

40. His obviously reluctance (1)/ was viewed seriously by (2) / his superiors and (3)/ he was suspended. (4) / No Error (5)

Directions (41 - 50) : 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.
Clement Atlee became the Prime Minister of England after the Second World War. Winston Churchill who had successfully ------------- (41) -------------- England and the allies to victory over Hitler was now rejected by the English people at the hustings. Labour Party was ------------- (42) -------------- to power and Atlee became the Prime Minister. One of his memorable tasks was that he was ------------- (43) -------------- in granting India its freedom. Atlee was born in a well-to-do ------------- (44) -------------- but he always had ------------- (45) -------------- for the poor and the downtrodden. He is known for keeping ------------- (46) -------------- and cooperation among his cabinet colleagues. Not that there were no differences of opinion ------------- (47) -------------- his cabinet members, but Atlee, by his ------------- (48) -------------- nature and positive approach, always managed to keep them together and had control over them. ------------- (49) -------------- being sympathetic to the cause of India, and granting India freedom, he ------------- (50) -------------- many a constructive activity for his country too, like nationalization of some industries, and starting national health scheme.

41. (1) isolated (2) established (3) conquered (4) marginalized (5) led
42. (1) averse (2) close (3) swept (4) used (5) immune
43. (1) interested (2) instrumental (3) eager (4) reluctant (5) particular
44. (1) class (2) origin (3) country (4) family (5) community
45. (1) concern (2) reverence (3) apathy (4) jobs (5) indifference
46. (1) assistance (2) conviction (3) harmony (4) faith (5) conflict
47. (1) among (2) within (3) between (4) from (5) with
48. (1) withdrawing (2) gentle (3) stubborn (4) aggressive (5) docile
49. (1) Although (2) without (3) He (4) beside (5) after
50. (1) demonstrated (2) imitated (3) bypassed (4) observation (5) did

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
3 1 4 2 4 1 5 3 5 2
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
5 1 2 4 2 2 3 4 1 4
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
5 2 5 1 3 2 5 3 4 3
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
3 5 1 1 1 1 3 5 4 1
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
5 3 2 4 1 4 1 5 1 5

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