English Quiz (Miscellaneous) For SBI and NABARD 2016


Directions (Q.1-5). Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E)  in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

A) Both studies hail from Australia, a land rich in ancient rocks.
B) “The past is a foreign country and they do things differently there”, so wrote L.P.Hartly, in “The Go-Between”.
C) Just how foreign has been shown by two geological studies published this week.
D) Hartly was speaking of human affairs, but replaced the word “country” with “planet” and you have a succinct description of Earth almost 3 billion years ago.
E) Viewed from the present it was then, indeed, a foreign planet

1. Which of the following would be the fourth sentence? 
(a) A  
(b) B
(c) C  
(d) D
(e) E

2. Which of the following would be the first sentence?
(a) A  
(b) B 
(c) C  
(d) D
(e) E

3. Which of the following would be the third sentence? 
(a) A  
(b) B
(c) C  
(d) D
(e) E 

4. Which of the following would be the fifth sentence? 
(a) A  
(b) B
(c) C   
(d) D
(e) E

5. Which of the following would be the second sentence? 
(a) A  
(b) B
(c) C   
(d) D 
(e) E

Directions (Q6-10): In these questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word. Five alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the five alternatives

6. The subject was the ……… of Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil company.
a) part-privatisation 
b) Industrialisation
c) mollification
d) cultivation
e) intensification

7. The restructuring of the airlines had become ………. as the organisation had been in the red for the past eight years. 
a) invasive
b) invincible
c) invitees
d) inevitable 
e) unattainable

8.The Supreme Court barred nine ……. Congress legislators from participating in the confidence vote. 
a) assented
b) dissident 
c) sedentary
d) amendment
e) some

9. The government is pursuing a two pronged strategy on ………… sources, while trying to cut energy dependence.
 a) rectifying
b) amplifying
c) diversifying 
d) pacifying
e) sedulousness

10. The ……… actor was surrounded by a huge crowd of gossip mongers.
a) celebrated
b) intended
c) parable
d) emulate
e) in stride





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