Nainital Almora Kshetriya Gramin Bank Question Papers - English

Directions—(Q. 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.

India, it is …(1)… said, is not a …(2)… but a continent. From North to South and East to …(3)…, the people are different, the languages are …(4)…, the customs are different. There are few countries on earth with the enormous variety that India has to offer. India is far from the …(5)… country in the world to travel …(6)…. It can be hard going. Yet it is …(7)… worth visiting. Basically India …(8)… what you make of it and what you want it to be. If you want to see temples, there are temples with enough styles and types. If it is history you want, India has …(9)… of it; the forts, abandoned cities, ruins, battle fields and monuments all have their …(10)… to tell.

Q1. (A) not
(B) often
(C) never
(D) twice
(E) read

Q2. (A) country
(B) village
(C) city
(D) town
(E) place

Q3. (A) North
(B) East
(C) West
(D) rest
(E) no where

Q4. (A) same
(B) some
(C) national
(D) different
(E) few

Q5. (A) difficult
(B) good
(C) matching
(D) rich
(E) easiest

Q6. (A) around
(B) inside
(C) train
(D) cities
(E) upon

Q7. (A) no
(B) never
(C) yes
(D) all
(E) thrice

Q8. (A) was
(B) in
(C) is
(D) are
(E) gives

Q9. (A) books
(B) plenty
(C) notes
(D) little
(E) some

Q10. (A) poverty
(B) plenty
(C) forts
(D) cities
(E) tales

Directions—(Q. 11–25) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

He was a funny looking man with a high, bald, dome shaped head, a face very small in comparison and a long wavy beard. His unusual features were a standing joke among his friends. He was a poor man—an idler. He didn’t work at his trade—a stonecutter, more than what was necessary to keep his wife and three boys alive. He preferred to talk but since his wife was an irate complaining woman, he loved to be away from home. The whole city he lived in was seething with argumentation. The city was Athens and the man was Socrates–the Greek philosopher. He had funny ways and notions. And to the astonishment of all, the Oracle at Delphi, the priestess when asked, “Who is the wisest man in Athens ?” mentioned Socrates, Socrates was the evangelist of clear thinking : he would present people with questions pretending he didn’t know the answers and get them to make astounding admissions. Socrates would go upto a prominent statesman coming to the end of a speech on ‘courage’, about the glory of dying for one’s country and say, “Forgive my intrusion, but just what do you mean by courage ?” “Courage is sticking to your post in danger” would be the reply. “But supposing good strategy demands that you retire ?”, Socrates would ask. “You wouldn’t stay in that case” the man would be forced to admit. Socrates would persist, “Then is courage sticking to your post or retiring ?”. ‘I’m afraid I don’t know.” ‘I don’t either”, Socrates would say “but perhaps it is not different from just doing the reasonable thing regardless of the danger.”

Q11. Socrates by profession was—
(A) Philosopher
(B) Idler
(C) Politician
(D) Evangelist
(E) None of these

Q12. The author’s main objective in writing the passage is to—
1. describe the situation prevalent in Athens in Socrates’ time.
2. describe Socrates’ physical characteristics.
3. criticize Socrates’ way of life.
(A) Only 1
(B) Only 3
(C) Both 2 and 3
(D) Both 1 and 3
(E) None of these

Q13. How did Socrates perceive courage ?
(A) Not abandoning one’s post
(B) Retiring from one’s post
(C) Dying for one’s country
(D) Rightful action in the face of danger
(E) Not changing one’s opinion

Q14. Which of the following best describes Socrates ?
(A) He loved to argue with his wife
(B) He was a handsome man
(C) He was not the wisest man
(D) He had no sense of humour
(E) None of these

Q15. Which of the following is true in the context of the passage ?
(A) The Oracle at Delphi did not know anything
(B) Socrates could not support his family
(C) Socrates’ ideas were the same as those of other citizens of Athens
(D) Socrates believed in reason and logic
(E) All of these

Q16. What was Socrates’ style of arguing ?
(A) Make fun of people by pointing out the flaws in their arguments
(B) Preach till his audience was convinced about his point of view
(C) Question a person’s assumptions to lead him to a different point of view
(D) Rudely interrupt speeches and question the orator
(E) Insult the speaker so that he would get angry and lose the argument

Q17. An appropriate title for the passage would be—
(A) Ancient Greece
(B) He Taught Us to Think
(C) True Courage
(D) The Oracle at Delphi
(E) Arguing

Q18. Which of the following is not true in the context of the passage ?
(A) Socrates valued logic
(B) Socrates had an unhappy personal life
(C) Socrates was considered the wisest man in Athens
(D) Socrates worked very hard so that his family could live in comfort
(E) None of these

Q19. Why did the Oracle name Socrates as the wisest man in Athens ?
(A) Socrates had the answer to all questions
(B) Socrates had a sense of humour
(C) Socrates believed in reasoning; not in blind faith
(D) Socrates was a good orator
(E) Socrates valued friendship

Directions—(Q. 20-22) Pick out the word which is closest in meaning to the word.

Q20. Notion
(A) Rules
(B) Clothes
(C) Thoughts
(D) Advice
(E) Gestures

Q21. Seething
(A) Assembling
(B) Suffering
(C) Receiving
(D) Searching
(E) None of these

Q22. Astonishment
(A) Disgust
(B) Offence
(C) Realization
(D) Interest
(E) Wonder

Directions—(Q. 23–25) Pick out the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning to the word.

Q23. Irate
(A) Irritable
(B) Easygoing
(C) Sleepy
(D) Calm
(E) Weak

Q24. Prominent
(A) Ordinary
(B) Dull
(C) Unprofessional
(D) Intelligent
(E) Incapable

Q25. Forgive
(A) Exempt
(B) Abstain
(C) Lenient
(D) Pardon
(E) Condemn

Directions—(Q. 26–30) 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 letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, mark your answer as (E).

Q26. Look ! (A) /somebody (B) / had climbing up (C) / that there over there. (D) No Error (E)

Q27. According to (A) / at a party (B) / a few months ago (C) / and he did seems fine. (D) No Error (E)

Q28. I saw Jack (A) / at a party (B) / a few month ago (C) / and he did seems fine. (D) No Error (E)

Q29. Betty has a (A) / term paperto write (B) / she has a lab report (C) / in finish too. (D) No Error (E)

Q30. If a hotel is (A) / very expensive, it does not (B) / mean that its (C) / services is best. (D) No Error (E)

Directions—(Q. 31–35) In each of the following sentences there are blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five words denoted by letters (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Find out which of the words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence to make the sentences meaningfully complete.

Q31. Looking ……… I now see all the mistakes I made when I was young.
(A) back
(B) on
(C) forward
(D) into
(E) above

Q32. The ship of the merchants…… tossed to the island by the rough sea wave.
(A) had
(B) was
(C) were
(D) should
(E) will

Q33. They……… his house and found a number of stolen articles.
(A) broke
(B) launched
(C) searched
(D) smashed
(E) razed

Q34. You can either pay the ……… or go to prison for a month.
(A) fine
(B) home
(C) house
(D) privacy
(E) levy

Q35. The wolves ……… all night and kept us awake.
(A) cried
(B) howled
(C) scared
(D) played
(E) barked

Directions—(Q. 36–40) Which of the phrase (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required mark (E) as the answer.

Q36. The research reported here is based at a survey.
(A) based on a
(B) base at a
(C) based on an
(D) based into a
(E) No correction required

Q37. It is increasingly being realized that human resource development is necessary.
(A) been realized that
(B) being realized that
(C) being realized on
(D) realizing that
(E) No correction required

Q38. The north–eastern region of India presents a somehow unique situation.
(A) a somewhere unique
(B) a somewhat unique
(C) an somewhat unique
(D) a unique somehow
(E) No correction required

Q39. This approach has affectedly the methodology of research.
(A) have affectedly
(B) had affect
(C) has affected
(D) will affectedly
(E) No correction required

Q40. It is in this land where people by different corners live together.
(A) people different by
(B) peoples by differently
(C) different by people
(D) people from different
(E) No correction required

Directions—(Q. 41–50) Which of the phrase (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentence to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required mark (E) as the answer.

Q41. He must have behaved impolite and suffer because of that.
(A) impolitely and suffer
(B) impolitely and suffered
(C) impolite and suffered
(D) impolitely and have suffer
(E) No correction required

Q42. Because of his efficiency, the Director wanted him to work as assistant.
(A) wanted to him
(B) wants him to be
(C) wanted he to
(D) wanted of him
(E) No correction required

Q43. Even less intelligent students can be succeeded through hard work and perseverance.
(A) get succession
(B) be success
(C) get success
(D) be getting succeeded
(E) No correction required

Q44. The Neo Club has been extended financial and technical help to poor and deserving women.
(A) has been extending
(B) have been extending
(C) is being extended
(D) have been extended
(E) no correction required

Q45. Highly intelligent people seldom tolerate any ambiguity.
(A) tolerate hardly any ambiguity
(B) hardly tolerate ambiguous
(C) tolerate any clarity whatsoever
(D) hardly tolerate any lacuna
(E) No correction required

Q46. Being toiled for two hours, he sat down to take some rest.
(A) Have toiled for
(B) Had toiled for
(C) Having to toiled at
(D) Having toiled for
(E) No correction required

Q47. Some people by naturally talk more than others.
(A) by naturally talk
(B) naturally talk
(C) nature by talking
(D) naturally by talking
(E) No correction required

Q48. One of the basic choices we make in life is whether following the path of smart selfishness or try to avoid all problems.
(A) while following
(B) is whether to follow
(C) is whether or not to follow
(D) has been whether follow
(E) No correction required

Q49. Some people experienced life only if they are totally at the mercy of their feelings.
(A) experience life as if they are
(B) experienced life as if they are
(C) experiencing if only when they are life
(D) experience life when they were
(E) No correction required

Q50. Good-natured people have been suffered because of their politicking companions.
(A) Have suffereing with
(B) Are suffered because of
(C) He does worry
(D) May suffer because of
(E) No correction required
Nainital Almora Kshetriya Gramin Bank Question Papers - English