Thursday, 23 June 2016

English Quiz for SBI exam 2016


Dear Students, We are providing you English Quizzes based on today's THE HINDU Newspaper. The content and Language of this article will help you in your overall understanding of English language. 



Directions (Q.1-5). Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is 'No error', the answer is 'E'. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any).
 Q.1 India’s efforts for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group will came to a head on Thursday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on the sidelines of the SCO summit.
India’s efforts for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group
will came to a head on Thursday,
with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tashkent, Uzbekistan,
on the sidelines of the SCO summit.
No error.
Solution:
(we use base form of the verb after modal auxiliary verbs, in this case use ‘come’ in place of ‘came’)

Q.2 In public statements neither India or China, that has opposed India’s bid on the ground that it is a non-signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, indicated that they are any closer to a breakthrough in the next two days.
In public statements neither India or China,
that has opposed India’s bid on the ground that it is a non-signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty,
indicated that they are any closer
to a breakthrough in the next two days.
No error
Solution:
(use correlative conjunction ‘neither-nor’ they are always used in pairs)

Q.3 Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said for the third consecutive day that the issue of non-NPT state membership were not on the agenda at Seoul. Even so, Ms. Hua admitted for the first time that unofficial discussions on the applications from India and Pakistan had been taking place.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said for the third consecutive day
that the issue of non-NPT state membership were not on the agenda at Seoul.
Even so, Ms. Hua admitted for the first time that unofficial discussions on the applications
from India and Pakistan had been taking place.
No error
Solution:
(here the real subject is “issue” and that is singular. Hence singular verb will be used ‘was’)

Q.4 “The group has had three unofficial discussions related to the entry of non-NPT countries through Friends of Chair presided at by the Argentine Ambassador,” she told The Hindu in a written response.
“The group has had three unofficial discussions related to the entry of non-NPT
countries through Friends of Chair presided at
by the Argentine Ambassador,”
she told The Hindu in a written response.
No error
Solution:
(‘preside over ‘ is correct phrasal verb.)

Q.5 The Finance Ministry has tied themselves up in knots on whether a purported target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taxmen was articulated or not.
The Finance Ministry has tied themselves up
in knots on whether a purported target
set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for
taxmen was articulated or not.
No error
Solution:
(use pronoun ‘itself’ in place of ‘themselves’)

Directions (6-10) : In the following questions, a part of the sen¬tence is printed in bold. Below are giv¬en alternatives to the bold part at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may improve the sen¬tence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (E). 

 Q.6 But then, he have been eased out by luminaries whom the people of this country gave a massive majority; if they trusted these politicians only two years ago to rule them wisely, why can they doubt that their representatives have acted in their best interests?
is been eased out by
have being eased out by
are been eased out by
is being eased out by
No improvement required.
Solution:
(singular subject ‘he’, hence singular verb ‘is’ will be used)

Q.7 For one thing, people do not elect rulers to think for them; they only create institutions and procedures who permit rulers to take decisions when there are different opinions.
when
what
which
those
No improvement required.
Solution:
(use relative pronoun ‘ which’ in place of ‘who’)

Q.8 It is common amongst rulers, especially inexperienced ones, to think that an electoral victory was a vote for his wisdom. But even in a democracy, a majority vote is the last resort.
them
their
her
its
No improvement required.
Solution:
(use Plural Pronoun ‘their’ in place of ‘his’)

Q.9 Politicians in power tend everywhere to be expansionist; they was prefer spend more and borrow without interest.
they is preferable spent
they will preferring spending
they would prefer spend
they would prefer to spend
No improvement required.
Solution:
(we use preposition ‘to’ after prefer)

Q.10 Not surprisingly, no leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party have such rapport with academics and intellectuals.
has
is
will
used to
No improvement required.
Solution:
(here determiner ‘no’ is used and it takes singular verb. Hence use ‘has’ in place of ‘have’)

               





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