SBI PO 2015: English Quiz

Directions (1 – 5) : Rearrange the following six sentences A, B, C, D, E and F in the the proper sequence so as to form a meaningful paragraph, then answer the questions given below them. 

(A) It was further revived by a Boston publishing firm, and from that time Mother Goose continued grew in fame and interest till date. 
(B) The first collection of verses under her name was published in London in book form by John Newbery. 
(C) These were known long before they were designated as Mother Goose rhymes. 
(D) Some rhymes can be traced to popular ballads, folk songs and games, political satire, ancient proverbs, cries of street vendors, real or legendary events. 
(E) About twenty five years later the book  was reprinted in the United States in Worecester, Massachusetts. 
(F) In fact, until the eighteenth century Mother Goose did not have a name in print in English literature. 

1.Which of the following will be the LAST sentence? 

2.Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence?

3.Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence?

4.Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence?

5.Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence?

Directions (6 – 15): Directions (1-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

After ten years of (6) inflation, prices have spiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks scary- after all. Indian had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last two years, and a 10- year average inflation rate of about 5%- but you shouldn’t worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three  factors that have come together unexpectedly, are unlikely to (7) for long and are unlikely to (8) up together again A (9) rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed $42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum (10) and soaring demand in the US as war production heats up. Oil markets are also spooked by the (11) of  Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the Yukos-Sibneft probe. There’s little that the government can do to (12) users from soaring oil prices-indeed, it shouldn’t, if it wants to (13) efficiency. Higher transport costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and fruits; farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived too late for kharif sowing. China is (14) up steel and other metals from all over the world to (15) a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making metal prices soar all over the world, and sparking inflation in India. 

6.(1) mere
(2) moderate
(3) retarding
(4) vehement
(5) dull 

7.(1) Obsitnate
(2) constitute
(3) persist
(4) repeat
8.(1) go
(2) scarmble
(3) mount
(4) yield

9.(1) sustained
(2) suspicious
(3) horrifice
(4) erratic
(5) favourable 

10.(1) lists
(2) trades
(3) services  
(4) inventories
(5) details 

11.(1) prospect
(2) progress
(3) view
(4) extent
(5) deposit 

12.(1) support
(2) ignore
(3) propel
(4) prolong
(5) insulate 

13.(1) position
(2) promote
(3) process
(4) pass
(5) form 

14.(1) hurrying
(2) passing
(3) paring
(4) gobbling  
(5) throwing 

15.(1) keep
(2) make
(3) feed
(4) grow
(5) fight

Answers :
(1-5); DCFBEA


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