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"Everyone is wise until he speaks."
- (Proverb)
Bank PO :: Test 32
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1 .

Directions (1-5): Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) For almost two months now, the struggle to cap the oil well and protect large sections of the country's coastline from being devastated has been the top story in the news and the major concern of the US administration.
(B) At present, though, one finds little expression of this in the discussions around the oil spill.
(C) In these months it has been realized that this is an environmental crisis of gigantic proportions, and is purely man-made.
(D) Oil and water do not mix, as the Americans are being forced to accept with the tragic oil spill from a British Petroleum oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
(E) Whether in the long-term this will compel Americans to think again about their dependance on fossil fuels and seriously embark on the path of scaling it down and encouraging alternatives remains to be seen .

Which of the following should be the FD1ST sentence after rearrangement ?

A.    A B.    B
C.    C D.    D
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2 .

Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement ?

A.    E B.    D
C.    C D.    B
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3 .

Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement ?

A.    E B.    D
C.    C D.    A
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4 .

Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement ?

A.    A B.    B
C.    C D.    D
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5 .

Which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement ?

A.    A B.    B
C.    C D.    D
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6 .

Direction (6-10) : In each of the following sentences, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which bestdescribes its use in the sentence. If none of the alternatives explains the usage of the term adequately, give 'None of these' as your answer.

"Raman is the best player that our team has and in the big games against the best players, he takes no prisoners."

A.    Raman is determined and does not care about other people's opinions while playing in the big games against the best players. B.    In the big games against the best players Raman physically injures every player of the other team.
C.    Raman is very cautious and plans every move while playing in the big games against the best players. D.    Raman employs unfair means while playing in the big games against the best players.
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7 .

By revising the tax code, the Government would be opening a Pandora's Box.

A.    The Government would be inviting the public wrath on revising the tax code. B.    Along with the revision of the tax code the Government would get several other unknown benefits.
C.    The Government would be inviting a series of unforeseen troubles by revising the tax code. D.    Revising the tax code would work to the advantage of the Government.
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8 .

Anuj had made a huge mistake in the presentation about his company and thus his immediate boss took him to task.

A.    Anuj's immediate boss took Anuj to his superior for another assignment after he had made a mistake in the presentation. B.    Anuj's immediate boss patiently explained to Anuj that the mistake made by him in the presentation was excusable.
C.    Anuj's immediate boss completely ignored Anuj's mistake in the presentation and explained to him other tasks that were to be done. D.    None of these
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9 .

Ritu tried her best to convince the villagers to open a school for the children, but it looked like she was beating a dead horse.

A.    Ritus effort of trying to convince the villagers to open a school for the children was being perceived as a statement of anger. B.    Ritu was trying harder than was necessary to convince the villagers to open a school for the children.
C.    Ritus effort of trying to convince the villagers to open a school for the children did not look like it would succeed. D.    Ritu looked desperate while trying to convince the villagers to open a school for the children.
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10 .

Left to his own devices, Mahesh would hire someone to do the dirty work of washing dishes.

A.    Mahesh needed constant supervision in order to wash the dishes. B.    If Mahesh were allowed to do as he wished, he would appoint someone to wash the dishes.
C.    Mahesh would use a series of devices in order to appoint someone to wash the dishes. D.    Mahesh would hire someone to wash the dishes in the dishwasher.
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