English Passage practice for IBPS PO Clerk set-1

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English Passage practice for IBPS PO Clerk set-1

Cricket has become the craze of the modern youth. It has caught the imagination of the younger generation in most of the countries of the world in a big way. Whenever there is a cricket match in any part of the world the cricket lovers in such far-apart. countries as India, Australia, Pakistan and Newzealand, give up all their work and are glued to their radio sets or televisions to listen to the running commentary or watch the performance of their
favourite players. And at the actual venue of the game, it seems as if all roads converge on the road leading to the stadium, where the match is being played. In the offices, homes, streets, mark-ets, tea shops and even out side the religious places, people of all types and ages can be seen listening to the commentary with rapt attention, with the earphones of their pocket transistors.

It is not uncommon to see men of religion with flowing beards and chewing betel, occasionally speaking about the latest score or the excellent performance of the young and pro IS g ad It was said that a certain beggar with his usual rags and the begging bowl was pestering a certain passer by carrying two in one.When rebuked by the passer ,the beggar retorted back that he was not pestering him for aims.All that he was asking for was the latest score.

Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words in the passage are printed in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

Q1.Why are the youths fond of a cricket match?



(a) they have become players
(b) they are fond of players
(c) they are crazy enough
(d) they are ignorant
(e) none of these

Q2.Which of the following statements is TRUE in the context of the passage?

(a) beggar was begging
(b) religious people have also the choice of cricket
(c) cricket is not played in the remote place
(d) cricket is a boring game
(d) none of these

Q3.Wnich ofthe following statements is FALSE in the context of
the passage?

(a) India is playing cricket
(b) cricket is the taste of all types of people
(c) commentary listening is a hobby
(d) be· sa not fond of cricket
(e) none of these

Q4.Which of the following should be the most suitable title of the passage?

(a)cricket match
(b) Indian sports
(c) Indian team
(d) fascination of cricket
(e) cricket playing countries

Q5.People of all types and ages can be seen .

(a) listening to the commentary
(b) watching the cricket match
(c) discussing the cricket match
(d) write about cricket match
(e) play cricket for zest

Q6. All that he was asking for was .

(a) his problems
(b) alms and money
(c) the latest score
(d) the condition of the player
(e) None of these

Directions: [7 – 9] Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning of the word given in BOLD as used in the passage.

7. RAPT

(a) acute
(b) dearth
(c) fascinate
(d) slumber
(e) continued

8. REBUKED

(a) dispute
(b) abuse
(c) encourage
(d) reprove
(e) retort

9. EXCELLENT

(a) colossal
(b) best
(c) sarcastic
(d) favourable
(e) legal

Directions: [10-12] Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE In meaning of the word given in BOLD as used in the passage.

10.MODERN

(a) old
(b) obsolete
(c) reciprocal
(d) ancient
(e) religious

11. LATEST

(a) previous
(b) offtime
(c) concentrate
(d) famime
(e) official

12. FAVOURITE

(a) amicable
(b) malice
(c) relucta
(d) display .
(e) commit

1.c2.b3.d4.d5.a6.c
7.a8.d9.b10.d11.a12.b

English Passage practice for IBPS PO Clerk set-1 Finished.

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