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"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
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Bank PO :: Test 119
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1 .

Direction (Q. 1 - 5) : Rearrange the following seven sentences A, B, C, D, E, F and G in the proper seq uence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
A. Few could have anticipated that nine months later, the same methods — secret video-taping of individuals—would be deployed to expose corruption in the defence services, and that too with such devastating impact on the polity.
B. Even the hiring of whores was not meant to divert attention from the exalted goal of the sting operation — an exercise meant not only to unearth corruption in high places but also to bring to book those compromising the security of the nation.
C. Media professionals often think they are paid to be cynical.
D. When Tehelka exhibited its documentary film on cricket match-fixing in May 2000, its impact was a trifle muted as it had acted in concert with Manoj Prabhakar, also accused of financial irregularities.
E. It signified a watershed of sorts, the coming of age of the end-always-justifies-the-means school of journalism.
F. The episode not only influenced the course of Indian politics but also left an indelible mark on the country's media.
G The Tehelka episode was the ultimate in cynical journalism.

Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence ?

A.    B B.    C
C.    D D.    F
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2 .

Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence ?

A.    C B.    D
C.    E D.    F
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3 .

Which of the following will be the SIXTH sentence ?

A.    D B.    E
C.    F D.    G
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4 .

Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence ?

A.    D B.    E
C.    F D.    A
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5 .

Which of the following will be the LAST sentence ?

A.    F B.    G
C.    A D.    B
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6 .

Direction (Q. 6 - 10) : In each of the following questions an idiomatic expression and its four possible meanings are given. Find out the correct meaning of the idiomatic expression. If you do not find any correct answer, mark ' 4 ' , ie "None of these", as your answer.

To talk shop

A.    To talk about work B.    To idle away ones time
C.    To talk rudely D.    To gossip
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7 .

To grease the palms

A.    To make comfortable B.    To bribe
C.    To become active D.    To break the rules
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8 .

To chomp at the bit

A.    To do ones mite B.    To become very enthusiastic
C.    To complain D.    None of these
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9 .

At the double

A.    Very widely B.    Very quickly
C.    Very briefly D.    Very nice
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10 .

To let down

A.    To pass a secret B.    To give a lighter punishment
C.    To disappoint D.    To decrease in intensity
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