SBI PO 2015: English Quiz

Directions (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.    

Greenhouse gases are only (1) of the story when it comes to global warming. Changes to one part of the climate system can (2) additional changes to the way the planet absorbs or reflects energy. These secondary changes are (3) climate feed backs, and they could more than double the amount of warming caused by carbon dioxide alone. The primary feedbacks are (4) to snow and ice, water vapour, clouds, and the carbon cycle.

Perhaps the most well (5) feedback comes from melting snow and ice in the Northern Hemisphere. Warming temperatures are already (6) a growing percentage of Arctic sea ice, exposing dark ocean water during the (7) sunlight of summer. Snow cover on land is also (8) in many areas. In the (9) of snow and ice, these areas go from having bright, sunlight-reflecting surfaces that cool the planet to having dark, sunlight-absorbing surfaces that (10) more energy into the Earth system and cause more warming.

1.(1) whole
(2) part      
(3) material
(4) issue  
(5) most

2.(1) Raise
(2) brings      
(3) refer      
(4) stop
(5) cause

3.(1) Sensed
(2) called      
(3) nothing
(4) but
(5) term

4.(1) Due
(2)  results      
 (3) reason
(4) those      
(5) because

5.(1) Done
(2) known      
(3) ruled      
(4) bestowed
(5) said

6.(1) Mastering
(2) sending      
(3) melting
(4) calming
(5) increasing

7.(1) Make – shift
(2) ceasing      
(3) troubled
(4) perpetual
(5) absent

8.(1) Dwindling
(2) manufactured
(3) descending
(4) generating
(5) supplied

9.(1) Progress      
(2) reduced
(3) existence
(4) midst
(5) absence

10.(1) Repel
(2) waft      
(3) monitor
(4) bring
(5) access

Directions (11-15) : 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 ‘5’. (Ignore errors of punctuation if any.) 

11.The Government has asked individuals (1)/ with income of over Rs. 10 lakhs to (2)/electronic file tax returns for the year 2011 – 12, (3)/ something which was optional till last year. (4)/ No Error (5)

12.The power tariff had already (1)/ been increased twice in (2)/ the last 15 months and the Electricity board had also (3)/ levied additional monthly charges to consumers. (4)/ No Error (5)

13.Despite of curfew (1)/ in some areas, minor (2)/ communal incidents were reported (3)/ from different areas of the walled city. (4)/ No Error (5)

14.This comes (1)/ at a time (2)/ when fund allocation (3)/is been doubled. (4)/ No Error (5)

15.As the prison will get (1)/ an official telephone facility soon, the prisoners (2)/ won’t have to make calls in discreet manner (3)/ through smuggled mobile phones. (4)/ No Error (5)

Answers
1.(2)
2.(5)
3.(2)
4.(1)
5.(2)
6.(3)
7.(4)
8.(1)
9.(5)
10.(4)
11.(3) 
12.(4)
13.(1)
14.(4)
15.(1)


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