English Questions for GIC Assistant Manager and BOB PO 2017

english questions SBI PO Pre 2017

Dear Students, The NIACL Assist. mains exam is scheduled on 23 May 2017. In the English section, there will be  total 40 questions. Questions might be asked from Reading Comprehension , Cloze test ,Phrase replacement and also new pattern questions as well. In this post, we will discuss questions related to 'Fill in the blanks'. These types of questions are based on the vocabulary and phrasal verbs. Students are advised to revise vocabulary and phrasal verbs. We have already provided Important Phrasal verbs for SBI PO and other bank exams as well. 

Directions (1-10): The following paragraph is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the text. If none of the options is correct then select option E as none of these.

Q1. State Government’s plan to ban the sale of sugary drinks in cups more than 250 ml volume capacity was an overreach that was struck down by High court in December 2015 just before it was to take effect. Now the state government is talking to health advocates and beverage management about reviving the cup ban. If the aim is to persuade people to change their high sugar content soda drinks consumption habits, prohibiting certain serving sizes is ineffective; a young soda lover or even a thirsty shopping patron in this scorching heat will still find his way to have his favorite drink till satisfaction, via refill of two or more such 250 ml cups. The state government would do better to educate and encourage people, especially schoolchildren, to make smarter food choices.

(a) The state government is on the right side of an urgent public health battle of high on sugar drinks by banning the cups of capacity more than 250 ml but he needs to use better weapons to counter this battle.
(b) People should be able to make wiser food choices themselves and not depend on governments to regulate their activities like the imposition of ban of soda cups of more than 250 ml capacity on public which was annulled by High court.
(c) Bans are not an effective way to educate people to eat right but education is
(d) Instead of reviving the big cup (of capacity more than 250 ml) ban which was first proposed and then struck down by High court, the state government should encourage people to make healthier choices.
(e) None of these

Q2. Today we live in a progressive world where we have internet that has made it smaller, telephones that are not mere communication channels but instruments to make the dear ones staying thousands of miles away appear live in front of you on screens, and everything at push of button. But we’re still battling a generations old disease: Tuberculosis (TB). When I talk to patients, a million-question come to my mind. Why do we have a disease that is curable but has gone totally berserk? It doesn’t matter who you are or from where you are, TB can still attack you. Obviously, people from the lower socio-economic ranks are more vulnerable because of various factors like poor sanitation, less space and overcrowding.

(a) The world is still plagued by certain diseases because of lack of cure.
(b) The people from lower socio-economic strata suffer more from fatal diseases like Tuberculosis.
(c) Irrespective of the progress made by mankind, certain social evils still exist.
(d) There is more to the treatment for a disease, like known yet in this progressive world.
(e) None of these

Q3. Book sales depend crucially on buzz and word of mouth, you buy a book because you’ve heard about it, because other people are reading it, because it’s made to the best-sellers list. And what Flipkart possesses is the power to kill the buzz. It’s definitely possible, with some extra effort, to buy a book you’ve heard about even if Flipkart doesn’t carry it; but if Flipkart doesn’t carry that book, you’re much less likely to hear about it in the first place. So can we trust Flipkart not to abuse that power? No, we can’t. By putting the squeeze on publishers, Flipkart is ultimately hurting authors and readers.

(a) Book sales is dependent on word of mouth. Flipkart.com, the giant online book retailer in India, has too much power to control this book market.
(b) Flipkart.com, the giant online book retailer in India, is hurting authors by regulating the sale of books by publishing self interest reviews.
(c) When it comes to publicity, Flipkart has market power.
(d) World of book sales is dependent on word of mouth. Flipkart, the giant online book retailer in India, has too much power, in case of books, and is hurting publishers through it.
(e) None of these

Q4. All human rights are indivisible, such as the right to life and freedom of expression; economic, social and cultural rights, such as the right to work, social security and education, or collective rights, such as the rights to development and self-determination, are indivisible, interrelated and interdependent. The improvement of one right facilitates advancement of the others. Likewise, the deprivation of one right adversely affects the others.

(a) Combination of economic, social and cultural rights are Human rights, depriving a person of his rights facilitates improvement of other persons.
(b) Human rights are interdependent and interrelated. Deprivation or improvement of one right adversely affects or facilitates advancement of others respectively.
(c) Rights of people are interdependent as deprivation and improvement of rights of one person adversely affects and facilitates advancement of rights of others.
(d) Depriving a person of his rights adversely affects rights of another person.
(e) None of these

Q5. That South Korea, that country shrouded in incense and shadows, is but a distant memory. Now neon lights up the night. Sixty years after the Korean war, separation from North Korea; and its reunification and political rapprochement with the West, South Korea’s population has more than doubled. Golf courses are replacing rice paddies. New cities have sprouted where only thatched-roof hamlets squatted. Even longtime residents fail to recognize their own city when they venture downtown.

(a) The increase in population has brought about various social, economic and political changes in South Korea.
(b) South Korea has changed in so many ways that it is difficult even for the longtime residents to recognize their own country now.
(c) There is a sea of change in South Korea sixty years after the Korean war ended and South Korea achieved cordial political relations with the Western World. So much so that even its own longtime citizens sometimes fail to recognize it.
(d)  An increase in population has resulted in urbanization in South Korea since it achieved cordial political relations with the West due to it.
(e) None of these

Q6. New mobile phone devices come along once every 6-8 years or so. Starting around 1990, the first generation of cellular phones relied on small book sized mobile phones. In 1997, smaller sizes with bigger antennas were introduced for better connectivity. By 2005, those black military equipment looking mobile phones were replaced by swanky colorful and inbuilt camera phones. Around 2011, fight in mobile market was not of size any more but of camera resolution and music quality. Today in 2015 it’s more about design, brand, sound, camera, applications, features. What to expect by 2020? Well, we just can’t predict anymore, clearly what we have today must have never been expected 20 years back. We are moving fast in this technology driven industry.

(a) Mobile devices are constantly upgraded with introduction of new technology, better features, designs, applications etc. It’s hard now in this fast-moving technology driven industry to predict what new features in mobile phone devices will be introduced in future.
(b) Mobile devices see a change after every 6-8 years and this change is in line with the expectation of society. We can predict what features we’ll have on our mobile phone devices by 2020.
(c) Mobile devices are invariably getting upgraded with variant features we thought of, what the industry introduces tomorrow is absolutely a matter of the discretion of industry; we as users can just be surprised now like we’re are today by what these devices are now over 20 years back.
(d) Mobile networks are constantly upgraded with the introduction of new technology. It’s difficult in this fast moving technology driven world to predict what new features in mobile phone networks will be introduced in future.
(e) None of these

Q7. Pakistani electoral college reasserted its commitment to democracy in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. More than 91 percent of them cast ballots, a level of participation far above the 86 percent turnout posted by Indians in 2005. President Pervez Musharaf, an increasingly military driven and authoritarian leader was denied a parliamentary majority.

(a) Voters of electoral college in the parliamentary elections came out in huge numbers to deny President Pervez Mushraf majority and to reassert their support to democracy.
(b) Voters of electoral college in the parliamentary elections do not want President Pervez Musharaf to come into power.
(c) Voters of electoral college in Pakistan do not want an authoritarian President.
(d) A great turnout of voters of electoral college in the recent parliamentary elections is a reassertion of Pakistan’s democratic status.
(e) None of these

Q8. I was struck by not just the Wall Street’s income disparity, but also by the lack of compassion that wealthy finance workers sometimes displayed toward the poor. Paul K. Piff, a professor of psychology and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine, believes all the money sloshing around Wall Street could make some consultants unaware of their surroundings. He has conducted several social experiments that consistently show that when people gain access to money, their empathy toward the less fortunate falls and, at the same time, their sense of entitlement and self-interest rises.

(a) Wall Street creates wealth at a staggering clip, but many of its companies’ and executives’ philanthropy has not kept pace.
(b) Wall Street exemplifies the assertion that access to money lowers the level of empathy with the poor.
(c) Wall Street is an apt example to prove that people who are rich do not empathise as much with those that are poor as much as author does.
(d) Wall Street has seen a steady increase in wealth and a steady decline in philanthropy.
(e) None of these

Q9. The Egyptians cared about the mortal body; its very mortality mattered profoundly to them. Today we try to deny the body’s movement towards death, its inevitable decay. The Egyptians, instead of fearing the process of dying and the corpse, felt reverence. These were stages in the life of a beloved body and should be treasured. What was beautiful – and tragic, but more lovely for all that – was the body’s ephemerality, its being always on the way to disappearing. The Egyptians recognized that death’s presence was woven into the texture of life, giving that life one of its essential meanings.

(a) The Egyptians believed that death was inevitable and hence, it should not be mourned.
(b) The Egyptians were not afraid of death but were amazed by it because they believed in after-life.
(c) The Egyptians celebrated death as they believed it to be final destination of their beloved ones.
(d) The Egyptians understood that a corpse was just another stage of the body and the mortality of the body mattered to them. They accepted death as a truth of life.
(e) None of these

Q10. The dramatic turn came hours after Greece missed a debt payment to the I.M.F., leaving Greece effectively in default and raising the pressure on the country to find a solution to its rapidly escalating financial squeeze. With its banking system shut down and access to further aid cut off, Greece faced the prospect of further debt defaults and the possibility of being forced to abandon the euro as its currency.

(a) Greece may not have enough money to meet its international financial obligations, as the recent debt default with I.M.F. showed. It is also facing the risk of being forced to leave the euro as its currency.
(b) Greece is in a financial crisis and is losing its financial status.
(c) Greece is not in a condition to repay any of the loans that it has taken to maintain its currency.
(d) Considering the financial difficulties faced by Greece, it is not unusual for the country to not be able to repay its debts rather it’s not even the country’s fault. International financial bodies should help Greece.
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15): In each of the questions, a word has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate.

Q11. Bolt
(a) The shopkeeper showed us a bolt of fine silk.
(b) As he could not move, he made a bolt for the gate.
(c) Could you please bolt the door?
(d) The thief was arrested before he could bolt from the scene of the crime.
(e) None of these

Q12. Near
(a) I got there just after you left – a near miss!
(b) She and her near friend left early.
(c) The war led to a near doubling of oil prices.
(d) They came near to tears seeing the plight of the victims.
(e) None of these

Q13. Hand
(a) I have my hand full, I cannot do it today.
(b) The minister visited the jail to see the breach at first hand.
(c) The situation is getting out of hand here!
(d) When the roof of my house was blown away, he was willing to lend me a hand.
(e) None of these

Q14. For
(a) He has a great eye for detail.
(b) We are waiting for the day.
(c) I can’t bear for her to be angry.
(d) It couldn’t be done for ever
(e) None of these

Q15. Run
(a) I must run fast to catch up with him.
(b) Our team scored a goal against the run of play.
(c) You can’t run over himself like that.
(d) This film is a run-of-the-mill production.
(e) None of these

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