Friday, 1 July 2016

English Quiz for SBI exam 2016



Directions (Q.1-10): In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/phrases are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case:

 Fast-forwarding to the present, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response to questions 
---1--the Chinese attitude on the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) issue, ---2--- a television interview after the denouement in Seoul, was measured and calibrated. He appeared to see the relationship with China ---3--- an organic continuum, evolving slowly over the last three decades, a relationship where experience foreshadows hope, counselling pragmatism and careful deliberation. Foreign relations, he said, are not about changing mindsets, but about achieving a meeting of minds. Geopolitical rivalry and calibrated cooperation, seemingly antithetical, coexist within the framework of our relationship --4--- China. The latter has pinned its colours to the Pakistani mast as recent developments have demonstrated. It is suspicious about our friendship with the United States, our closeness to Japan, and our naval cooperation in the East and South China Seas with ---5--- countries. It challenges us with its myriad dalliances in ---6-- neighbourhood. However, an absence of friendship, and the prevalence of suspicion did not prevent the systematic development of a management regime in our relations with China. This regime ---7---- functioned efficiently in transacting dialogue, managing tensions on the border --8--- confidence-building mechanisms, and maintaining high-level leadership contact. Given the agenda of national development and accelerated economic growth to ---9----popular aspirations, especially of our young demographic, the compass of bilateral relations with China needs to be carefully set by India. This is to enable time and space to grow comprehensive national strength and especially ---10----our economic and strategic capabilities. Mutual recrimination will only widen the geopolitical fissures that complicate the relationship. We must not assume that the advantage will necessarily be India’s. 
Q.1
off
about
without
notwithstanding
despite
Solution:
(about is correct preposition here)

Q.2
unless
until
during
if
of
Solution:
(during is correct word here, it shows time period)

Q.3
in
inn
off
as
but
Solution:
(‘as’ is used correctly in this sentence)

Q.4
with
of
in spite of
at
offspring
Solution:
(‘relationship with china’. ‘with’ is correctly used. It shows connection between two words)

Q.5
their
its
that
this
these
Solution:
(use plural form of demonstrative adjective, ‘these’)

Q.6
its
yours
our
mine
theirs
Solution:
(In this sentence ‘us’ is used in objective form, hence ‘our’ is used as possessive adjective)

Q.7
have
having
has
used to
dare
Solution:
(singular verb ‘has’ should be used)

Q.8
altogether
despite
in spite of
through
thoroughly
Solution:
(through is correct preposition here)

Q.9
meet
shift
ignore
advice
propaganda
Solution:
(to meet-is correct infinitive form of the verb)

Q.10
notorious
disadvantage
discourage
hone
violent
Solution:
(hone- refine or perfect (something) over a period of time)

               





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