Mercantile Bank Probationary Officer-2011

Part One: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs);

Language & Communication

 

Questions 1-5: One word Substitution

Instruction: For each question, select the word that best matches the definition provided.

1. The study or activity of growing garden plants =

A. Agriculture
B. Apiculture
C. Horticulture
D. Viniculture
E. None of these

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Option: B


Horticulture

2. Someone who enjoys or is good at taking with people –

A. Loudmouth
B. Commentator
C. Conversationalist
D. Orator
E. None of these

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Option: C


Conversationalist

3. Someone who attempts to be united with God though prayer =

A. Pious
B. Saint
C. Honorary
D. Mystic
E. None of these

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Option: B


Saint

4. Very confident in behavior, or intended to be noticed especially by being brightly colored =

A. Flamboyant
B. Charlatan
C. Exhibitionist
D. Novice
E. None of these

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Option: A


Flamboyant

5. The tailoring of globally produced products to make them suitable to local tastes and needs =

A. Globalization
B. Globalization
C. Commoditization
D. Localization
E. None of these

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Option: D


Localization

Questions 6 to 10: Finding the alien one from a list of words

Instruction: For each question, find the alien word from each list

6. Find the align word from the list

A. controlling
B. Totalitarian
C. Authoritarian
D. Strict
E. Apartheid

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Option: E


Apartheid

7. Find the align word from the list

A. Dulcet
B. Discordant
C. Strident
D. Raucous
E. Guttural

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Option: E


Guttural

8. Find the align word from the list

A. Obscure
B. Limpid
C. Diaphanous
D. Gossamer
E. Crystalline

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Option: A


Obscure

9. Find the align word from the list

A. Honor
B. Commemorate
C. Observe
D. Delicate
E. Venerate

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Option: D


Delicate

10. Find the alien word form the list.

A. Trifling
B. Significant
C. Substantial
D. Generous
E. Ample

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Option: A


Trifling

Questions 11 to 15: Sentence Correction

Instruction: Each question presents a sentence, part of which underlined. Beneath the sentence you will find five options. The first of option repeats the original; the other four are different. If you think the original is the best, choose option A, or else pick one of the others.

11. Even today, a century after Pasteur developed the first vaccine; rabies almost always kills its victims unless inoculated in the earliest stages of the disease.

A. Its victims unless inoculated
B. its victims unless inoculation is done
C. its victims unless they are inoculated
D. the victims unless inoculated
E. None of these

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Option: C


its victims unless they are inoculated

12. Karim broke with Rahim in a bitter dispute over the nature of Socialism.

A. in a bitter dispute over
B. its victims unless inoculation is done
C. over a bitter dispute about
D. after having bitterly disputed about
E. None of these

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Option: C


over a bitter dispute about

13. Do you know that these gloves have lay on the bureau all week?

A. have lay on
B. has laid on
C. have lain on
D. would lie on
E. None of these

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Option: C


have lain on

14. Keeping to the high roads, running as fast as she could, as well as not stopping for rest, allowed her to make the trip in record time.

A. as well as not stopping for rest
B. and not stopping for rest
C. not stopping for rest
D. stopping not for rest
E. None of these

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Option: C


not stopping for rest

15. It is a special feature of cell aggregation in the developing nervous system that in most regions of the brain the cells not only adhere to one another and also adopt some preferential orientation.

A. to one another and also adopt
B. one to the other, but also adopting
C. to one another but also adopt
D. to each other, also adopting
E. None of these

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Option: C


to one another but also adopt

Questions 16 to 20: Fill in the Gaps

Instruction: Select the word(s) phrase(s) that appropriately fill(s) in the gap(s) in each sentence.

16. Van Gogh ———– beautiful sketches before he painted them.

A. drawn
B. drew
C. has draw
D. drawn
E. None of these

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Option: E


None of these

17. Its no use ————– about it.

A. worrying
B. to worry
C. for worry
D. worry
E. None of these

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Option: A


worrying

18. He is popular ———- all ————- his goodness.

A. on, for
B. with, for
C. of, with
D. by, by
E. None of these

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Option: B


with, for

19. You have to raise your voice a little when talking to him. He’s a little ———.

A. penny pincher
B. hard of hearing
C. cat out of the bag
D. cry wolf
E. None of these

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Option: B


hard of hearing

20. The decorations were up ——— spring ——— fall.

A. to, from
B. between, to
C. from, between
D. from, until
E. None of these

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Option: A


to, from