Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank Office Assistant Exam.,
(General English) 2012
Directions—(Q. 1 to 10) In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage, against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Once upon a time there was a river. He was …(1)… unfriendly. The river lived alone, and refused to share his water with any fish, plant or animal. Thus his life went on, sadly and filled with loneliness, for many centuries.
One day, a little girl with a fish bowl came to the bank of this river. In the bowl lived Scamp, her favourite little fish. The girl was about to …(2)… to another country, and she wouldn’t be able to take Scamp with her. So she had decided to give Scamp his freedom.
When Scamp …(3)… into the river, he immediately felt the river’s loneliness. He tried talking to the river, but the river asked him to go away. Scamp was a very happy little fish, and he wasn’t going to give up so …(4)…. He spoke to the river again, swam here and there, and finally he started jumping in and …(5)… of the water. The river felt tickled by all the jumping and splashing and …(6)… laughing. After a while, this put the river in such a good mood that he started talking to Scamp. Almost without knowing it, by the end of that day, Scamp and the river and become very good friends.
The river spent that night …(7)… about how much fun it was to have friends, and how much he had missed not having them. He asked himself why he had never had them, but he couldn’t remember. The next morning, Scamp …(8)… the river with a few playful splashes and that was when the river remembered why he had decided to be such an unfriendly river. He remembered that he didn’t like being tickled. He remembered perfectly how he had told everyone to scoot and that he wasn’t going to …(9)… up with all that tickling.
But, remembering how sad and lonely he had felt for so many years, the river realised that although it may sometimes be a bit inconvenient or uncomfortable, it was always …(10)… to have friends, than being lonely.
1. (A) so (B) total (C) very (D) extreme (E) full
Ans : (C)
2. (A) move (B) goes (C) visit (D) transferred (E) toured
Ans : (A)
3. (A) jump (B) fell (C) look (D) dives (E) slip
Ans : (B)
4. (A) long (B) sooner (C) nicely (D) easily (E) lazily
Ans : (D)
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