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English Language for SBI PO 2016 Phase II Test

Directions (1-8): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions ?
Krishna, the washer man had a donkey. They worked together all day, and Krishna would pour out his heart to the donkey. One day, Krishna was walking home with donkey when he felt tired. He tied the donkey to a tree and sat down to rest for a while, near a school. A window was open, and through it, a teacher could be heard scolding the students. “Here I am, trying to turn you donkeys into human beings, but you just won’t study!’ As soon as Krishna heard these words, his ears pricked up. A man who could actually turn donkeys into humans! This was the answer to his prayers. Impatiently, he waited for school to be over that day. When everyone had gone home, and only the teacher remained behind to check some papers, Krishna entered the classroom. “How I can help you?’ asked the teacher. Krishna scratched his head and said, “I heard what you said to the children. This donkey is my companion. If you made it human, we could have such good times together. The teacher decided to trick Krishna. He pretended to think for a while and then said, “Give me six months and it will cost you a thousand rupees.
The washer man agreed and rushed home to get the money. He then left the donkey in the teacher’s care.

After the 6 months were up, Krishna went to the teacher. The teacher had been using the donkey for his own work. Not wanting to give it up, he said, ‘Oh. Your donkey became so clever that it ran away. He is the headman of the next village.’ when Krishna reached the next village he found the village elders sitting under a tree, discussing serious problems. How surprised they were when Krishna marched up to the headman, grabbed his arm and said How dare you? You think you are so clever at you ran away? Come home at once!
The headman understood had played a trick on Krishna. “I am not your donkey!’ he said Go find the sage in the forest.’ Krishna found the sage sitting under a tree with his eyes closed, deep in meditation. He crept up and grabbed the sage’s beard. Come back home now!’ he shouted. The startled sage somehow calmed Krishna. When he heard what had happened, he had a good laugh. Then he told the washer man kindly, “The teacher made a fool of you. Your donkey must be still with him. Go and take it back from him. Try to make some real friends, who will talk with you and share your troubles. A donkey will never be able do that!’ Krishna returned home later that day with his donkey, sadder and wiser.
Question : 1. Which of the following can be said about the teacher?
1) He had the ability to transform animals into human beings
2) He took advantage of Krishana’s simple nature
3) He had plotted with the village headman to cheat Krishana
4) He enjoyed teaching children though he was poorly paid
5) He was honest and used Krishana’s money to care for the donkey
Question : 2. Why did Krishna talk to his donkey while working?
1) He wanted to practise his communication skills because he wanted to make friends.
2) To entertain himself because he found his work monotonous
3) The donkey helped him to find answers to his problems
4) He regarded the donkey as his friend and confided in him
5) He believed the donkey to be a human being in disguise

Question : 3. How did Krishna get his donkey back?
1) He threatened to take the teacher to the village elders
2) The sage forced the teacher to release the donkey
3) He asked the village headman for help
4) The teacher returned it on learning that Krishna had learnt his lesson
5) None of these
Question : 4. Which of the following is NOT true in the context of the passage?
1) The donkey was over burdened by the teacher.
2) The teacher was cunning by nature.
3) The sage laughed at Krishna and treated him unkindly
1) Both (A) and (C)
2) Both (B) and (C)
3) Only (B)
4) All (A), (B) and (C)
5) None of these
Question : 5. Why was Krishna keen to meet the teacher one day?
1) Krishna wanted to ask the teacher how to make his donkey a better companion
2) He wanted to learn more players as he was devout
3) He had been reliably informed that the teacher had changed donkeys into human beings
4) He heeded the teacher’s words of advice and wanted to study
5) None of these
Question : 6. Why did Krishna interrupt the discussion among the village elders?
1) He did not agree with their views on different issues
2) To confront the headman who had cheated him out of one thousand rupees
3) He wanted them to get justice for him
4) He was looking for the donkey and wanted to ask for directions
5) None of these

Question : 7. What made Krishna pull the sage’s beard?
1) He wanted to wake up the sage who was asleep under the tree
2) The headman requested him to move thesage from under the tree
3) He wanted the sage to explain what had happened to the donkey
4) He misunderstood the village headman and took the sage to be his donkey
5) None of these
Question : 8. Why did the teacher ask Krishna to leave the donkey with him for six months?
(A) He realised that the donkey would require a lot of training.
(B) To reduce Krishna’s dependence on the donkey from
(C) He wanted to rescue the donkey
Krishna who did not know to treat the donkey properly.
1) None
2) Only (B)
3) Both (A) and (B)
4) Only (C)
5) None of these

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