Wipro Verbal Questions (English Ability) for Wipro National Qualifier Test 2018

Wipro verbal questions with answers are given here. These are the most repeated questions in previous Wipro drives and also the expected questions in Wipro National Qualifier Test for 2019 passouts

Wipro Verbal Questions (English) Syllabus

Wipro verbal section of Wipro Elite National Level Hunt is expected to consist of 10 questions. The questions in this section are likely to be from the below mentioned topics. Carefully go through Wipro English Ability syllabus and plan your preparation accordingly.

TopicNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Synonyms1 – 2Medium
Antonyms1 – 2Medium
Contextual Vocabulary1 – 2Medium
Error Identification1 – 2Medium
Sentence Improvement and Construction1 – 2Medium
Reading Comprehension1 – 2Medium

Wipro Verbal Ability Questions with Answers

Wipro verbal ability questions with detailed solutions are given here. These Wipro analytical questions and answers are taken from previous year Wipro placement papers. You can also check out these

 1) In the question, a part of the sentence is italicized. Alternatives to the italicized part are given which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed. 

She gave most of her time to music. 
a) Spent 
b) lent 
c) devoted 
d) No improvement

Answer: c

2) Select the word or phrase that is closest in meaning to the given word – NONCHALANCE

a) Neutrality
b) Indifference 
c) All-knowing 
d) Ignorance 
e) timeliness

Answer: b

3) Find the synonym of the word –  PERSISTENT
a) Armageddon
b) Flagrant
c) Tenacious
d) Inconsistent

Answer: c

4) Choose the correct alternative
Flow : River :: Stagnant : ? 
a) rain
b) stream   
c) pool
d) canal

Answer: c

5) Choose the correct alternative. 
Architect: Building :: Sculptor: ?
a) museum
b) stone   
c) chisel 
d) statue

6) Each of the following sentences has been divided into four parts. There is an error in one of the parts. Point out the part which has an error. 

(A) The man to/ (B) who I sold/ (C) my house/ (D) was a cheat. (E) No error 

a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
e) E

Answer: B

7) Each of the following sentences has been divided into four parts. There is an error in one of the parts. Point out the part which has an error. 

(A)The population of Tokyo/ (B) is greater than/ (C) that of any/ (D) other town in the world. 

a) A 
b) B
c) C
d) D
e) No correction required

Answer: e

8) Choose the option which gives the closest meaning to the phrase given below

Back seat driver

a) Extra weight
b) Instructor from backend
c) People who criticize from the sideline
d) Second person

Answer: c

9) Read the passage and answer accordingly.

Increasingly, historians are blaming diseases imported from the Old World for the staggering disparity between the indigenous population of America in 1492—new estimates of which soar as high as 100 million, or approximately one-sixth of the human race at that time—and the few million full-blooded  Native Americans alive at the end of the nineteenth century. There is no doubt that chronic disease was an important factor in the precipitous decline, and it is highly probable that the greatest killer was epidemic disease , especially as manifested in virgin-soil epidemics. 

Virgin-soil epidemics are those in which the populations at risk have had no previous contact with the diseases that strike them and are therefore immunologically almost defenseless. That virgin-soil epidemics were important in American history is strongly indicated by evidence that a number of dangerous maladies—smallpox, measles, malaria, yellow fever, and undoubtedly several more—were unknown in the pre-Columbian New World. The effects of their sudden introduction are demonstrated in the early chronicles of America, which contain reports of horrendous epidemics and steep population declines, confirmed in many cases by recent quantitative analyses of Spanish tribute records and other sources. The evidence provided by the documents of British and French colonies is not as definitive because the conquerors of those areas did not establish permanent settlements and begin to keep continuous records until the seventeenth century, by which time the worst epidemics had probably already taken place. Furthermore, the British tended to drive the native populations away, rather than enslaving them as the Spaniards did, so that the epidemics of British America occurred beyond the range of colonists’ direct observation.

Even so, the surviving records of North America do contain references to deadly epidemics among the indigenous population. In 1616-1619 an epidemic, possibly of bubonic or pneumonic plague, swept coastal New England, killing as many as nine out of ten. During the 1630’s smallpox, the disease most fatal to the Native American people, eliminated half the population of the Huron and Iroquois confederations. In the 1820’s fever devastated the people of the Columbia River area, killing eight out of ten of them.

Unfortunately, the documentation of these and other epidemics is slight and frequently unreliable, and it is necessary to supplement what little we do know with evidence from recent epidemics among Native Americans. For example, in 1952 an outbreak of measles among the Native American inhabitants of Ungava Bay, Quebec, affected 99 percent of the population and killed 7 percent, even though some had the benefit of modern medicine. Cases such as this demonstrate that even diseases that are not normally fatal can have devastating consequences when they strike an immunologically defenseless community.

9) It is implied in the passage

a) Measles is not usually a fatal disease
b) Measles ceased to be problem by seventeenth century
c) Measles is a diseased most commonly involved in virgin soil epidemics
d) Measles was not a problem in Spanish colonies

10) According to the passage, the British colonists   were unlike the Spanish colonists in that the British colonists.

a) collected tribute from the native population
b) kept records from a very early date
c) drove Native Americans off the land  
d) were unable to provide medical care against epidemic disease

11) It can be inferred from the passage about native American inhabitant of Ungava Bay that:

a) They were almost killed by the1952 epidemic.
b) They were defenceless against measles
c) They were the last native people to be stuck by Virginia soil – epidemic
d) They did not come to frequent with white American until the twentieth century

12) Read the following passage.

Knowledge has turned out to be mans greatest asset in mastering and conquering nature. The word science means literally knowledge. It is this quest and thrust for knowledge and the curiosity of man to know things beyond his reach that resulted in his becoming the lord of this plant. His never-ending pursuit to unearth the reason behind phenomenon has resulted in endless discoveries and inventions, which have proved to be the grate stepping stones in the progress of mankind. 

Inventions like the telephone, radio, t.v, telegraph, transistors, airplanes, automobiles, steam engine, electricity, wireless, telescopes, microscope etc, have changed man’s life forever. There have been inventions and discoveries in all aspects of life. Science has worked grater miracles in the fields of health and medicine and has been the greatest weapon in man’s battle against diseases of various kinds. Vaccination is a miracle in the field of science. Penicillin, streptomycin, radium and x-rays have turned out be great blessings.

The discovery of the atom and its structure has been one of the most remarkable discoveries made by man. The quantum theory, the electricity along with the great findings of Einstein, Neils Bohr etc, have revolutionized the world of science forever. Computer and information technology are the latest revolutions in the field of science. With the coming of mobiles, internet, web conferencing etc, the world has shrunk into a cyber village where time and distance have no meaning are at least are no longer barriers.

Technology is on a rise every day. Each new day brings better technology with it. However, we should learn to us our knowledge constructively. Only constructive uses of science can guarantee the continuation of mankind on this earth. Moreover, it is man who is the great generator, creator and inventor of all this knowledge and technology. We should be warned of becoming slaves to our own creations and inventions. Only then, can science be a blessing and a miracle. Science, if used for the betterment of mankind and society can bring about changes in our lives by making better, more comfortable and worthwhile.

12) What was the first thing that the man learnt to do?

a) To conquer nature.                 
b) To battle with his fellow men.
c) To live leisurely in the nature.     
d) To eat and sleep.

Answer: a

13) How has the world shrunk for man technologically?

a) Continents on the earth are drifting closer to each other
b) Video conferencing, the internet has made this possible
c) Development of medicines
d) The planet is becoming smaller

Answer: b

14) According to the given passage,  _____________is the miracle in the field of science

a) computers    
b) vaccination    
c) atoms and its structure 
d) airplane

Answer: c

15) Mark the option which is closest to the meaning of the word given below

ABNEGATE

a) Renounce   
b) Assert   
c) Give out    
d) Continue

Answer: a

16) Alex had his dinner after he ____
a) completed his work
b) had been completing his work
c) was completing his work
d) had been completed his work

Answer: a

e) had got completed his work

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