Saturday, 14 November 2015

English Study : IBPS Clerk Exam English Passage Quiz - 16

Directions—(Q.No.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.

A sobbing little girl stood near a small school from which she had been turned away because it ‘was too crowded’. “I can’t go to School,” she sobbed to a priest as he walked by Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the priest guessed the reason and taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the school class. The child was so touched that she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to study.


Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings and the parents called for the kindhearted priest, who had befriended their daughter, to handle the final arrangements. As her poor little body was being moved, a worm and crumpled purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump. Inside were founded 57 cents and a note scribbled in childish handwriting which read, “This is to help make the little school bigger so more children can go to school.”

For two years she had saved for this offering of love. When the priest tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do.

Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the stage, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion. He challenged his assistants to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building.
A newspaper learned of the story and published it. It was read by a realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands. When told that the school could not pay so much, he offered it for a 57 cent payment.

Religious members too made large subscriptions. Cheques came from far and wide. Within five years the little girl’s gift had increased to $250,000 – a huge sum for that time. Her unselfish love had paid large dividends. The school building houses hundreds of scholars, so that no child in the area will ever need to be left outside at school time.

In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially saved, made such remarkable history. Alongside of it is a portait of her kind priest.

Q.No.1. How did the little girl die ?
(A) She had died from suffocation in the tenement building
(B) She had starved to death
(C) She fell from a poor tenement building
(D) Not mentioned in the passage
(E) None of these

Q.No.2. What was found on the girl’s body after her death ?
(A) A purse containing the drawing of a school
(B) Notes that she had taken during school
(C) A note to the priest thanking him for his kindness
(D) A purse containing the address to her new school
(E) None of these

Q.No.3. In what manner did the realtor help in making the little girl’s dream come true ?
(A) By buying a land for the building of the school for thousands of dollars
(B) By building the school himself
(C) By giving away land for building the school at a negligible price
(D) By publishing the girl’s story in the newspaper
(E) None of these

Q.No.4. What was the real reason behind the girl not being allowed into the school ?
(A) The girl had a learning disability
(B) She was poor and inappropriately dressed
(C) The teachers were too busy to teach her
(D) The school was full of good students and did not need one more
(E) The other kids in the school did not like her

Q.No.5. Which of the following can be the most appropriate title for the passage/story ?
(A) The Girl with the 57 cents
(B) The Making of Any School
(C) A Realtor’s Sacrifice
(D) How Newspapers spread Information
(E) A Priest and His Religion

Q.No.6. Which of the following characteristics can be attributed to the little girl from the story ?
(1) She was brave
(2) She was selfish
(3) She was loving
(A) Only (1)
(B) Only (1) and (3)
(C) All (1), (2) and (3)
(D) Only (3)
(E) Only (2) and (3)

Q.No.7. Which of the following cannot be said about the priest ?
(1) He was insensitive
(2) He put his thoughts into action
(3) He was compassionate
(A) Only (2)
(B) Only (3)
(C) Only (1)
(D) Only (2) and (3)
(E) Only (1) and (3)

Q.No.8. What was the little girl’s idea behind wanting to build a bigger school ?
(A) The current school was not providing quality education
(B) More students could study in the school
(C) To gain popularity
(D) Not mentioned in the passage
(E) None of these

Q.No.9. How was the priest instrumental in fulfilling the little girl’s dream ?
(A) He shared her story and urged his helpers to raise money

(B) He constructed the school building with the help of his assistants
(C) He handed over the 57 cents to the realtor himself
(D) He helped in the cremation of the little girl’s body
(E) He informed the newspaper of the little girl’s plight

Q.No.10. What was the final outcome of the 57 cents saved by the little girl ?
(A) The 57 cents were taken by the priest as a fee for his service to the little girl
(B) Nothing could be done with the 57 cents as the amount was too small
(C) A home for the poor was built with the 57 cents
(D) The 57 cents increased to a sum of $2,50,000 and was donated to charity
(E) The amount grew manifold due to various contributions and a school housing hundreds was finally built

Directions—(Q.No. 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.

Q.No.11. WORTH
(A) Costing
(B) Importance
(C) Significance
(D) Appeal
(E) Merit

Q.No.12. TOUCHED
(A) Patted
(B) Tapped
(C) Felt
(D) Moved
(E) Called

Q.No.13. UNKEMPT
(A) Untidy
(B) Tiny
(C) Torn
(D) Proper
(E) Worried

Directions—(Q.No. 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.

Q.No.14. BEFRIENDED
(A) Recoiled
(B) Killed
(C) Accepted
(D) Mistrusted
(E) Ignored

Q.No.15. KIND
(A) Unique
(B) Heartless
(C) Careless
(D) Common
(E) Loving


More English Quiz for IBPS Bank Clerk Exam
Answers :
1    d
2    e
3    c
4    b
5    a
6    d
7    c
8    b
9    a
10    d
11    a
12    d
13    a
14    e
15    b

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