English Quiz (Reading Comprehension) for SBI PO 2019 Exam: 10th February 2019

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English Quiz For IBPS PO & Clerk 2019


The State Bank of India conducts a three-level examination to recruit Probationary Officers every year. Thus, the English Language can be an impetus for your success as it helps you save crucial time and score good points in lesser time and effort. So, instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Here is a quiz on English Language being provided by Adda247 to let you practice the best of latest pattern English Questions for SBI PO Examination 2019-20.


Directions (1-8): Read the following passage and answer the following questions given below. Some words are given in bold to help you answer some of the questions given below.

It is a well-known fact that one can learn and remember things easily if it has got both audio and visual aids instead of just audio. Keeping this thing in mind, many study sessions are taken where students are taught with the help of videos. Cinema has been popular since its inception. People came to realize that students can remember more through videos than just from verbal sessions as they observed kids remembering dialogue of the movie they watched a week ago but nothing from the lecture they attended in the morning.
Humans have this tendency of adopting the way of talking, walking and behaving of the person they are with for a long time. A person always leaves a mark in other person’s head according to his behaviour. This notion is more popular among the people belonging to the teenage and also among the kids of age less than 13 years as they have massive grasping power. They want to mimic and copy everything they see in the cinemas, hairstyles, fashion, actions, body language, way of talking, everything. They think that by doing all this they can become popular and cool which seems to be important for today’s youth.
Cinema is basically considered as the best among all means of entertainment. Young people watch cinema to get relax and entertained though along with this they learn a number of new things. The normal human tendency is to apply these things in their lives too. That is why it is very important that they grab only the positive points from the cinemas. As youth is the future of any nation so it is essential that they build a positive mindset. It is thus essential for them to watch good quality of cinema that helps them grow mentally and makes them more knowledgeable and mature. Not only the actions and body language but their level of command on the language is also influenced by the cinema. Moreover, many movies don’t just entertain, but also provide lots of information regarding different aspects of life. It also helps the young to develop an open-minded mentality which can be very helpful for their progress in lives.
Cinema has both negative and positive impact on the youth. In the form of action, showing various ways of killing people is a common sight in the movies these days. These things affect the people watching it at a psychological level. They create a mentality among the youth that to show power you need to fight with few, kill few or dominate few. This is a very wrong notion. Not just this, even the adult scenes, are misguiding for the youth which do not have proper understanding of what is wrong and what is right. Moreover, too much time and money is also wasted on viewing cinema. Hence, cinema impacts the youth in various ways. However, it depends on their maturity and understanding on what they adopt the most.

Q1.  What do humans adopt from another person they are with for a very long time, according to the passage?
(a) Pattern of talking
(b) Pattern of walking
(c) Pattern of behaving
(d) Only (b) and (c)
(e) All (a), (b) and (c)

Q2. In what ways does cinema has a negative impact on the youth?
(a) By showing various ways of killing people
(b) By showing adult scenes
(c) By wasting time and money
(d) All (a), (b) and (c)
(e) None of the above

Q3. Which of the following is FALSE in context of the passage?
(a) A person never leaves a mark in other person’s head according to his behaviour.
(b) Cinema has both negative and positive impact on the youth.
(c) Cinema is basically considered as the best among all means of entertainment.
(d) Young people watch cinema to get relax and entertained though along with this they learn a number of new things.
(e) All are true

Q4. What other than action and body language of the youth, is influenced by cinema?
(a) Metabolism
(b) Level of command on the language
(c) Anxiety levels
(d) Stress levels
(e) Blood sugar level

Q5. Which of the following is SIMILAR to the word INCEPTION given in BOLD?
(a) completion
(b) end
(c) outset
(d) outgrowth
(e) stop

Q6.  Which of the following is OPPOSITE to the word GRASPING given in BOLD?
(a) avaricious
(b) generous
(c) mean
(d) extorting
(e) covetous

Q7.  Which of the following words can replace the word ESSENTIAL given in BOLD without changing the meaning of the sentence?
(a) dubious
(b) satisfy
(c) loose
(d) duty
(e) necessary 

Q8. Which of the following can be the most suitable title for the above passage?
(a) The different types of learning techniques
(b) Cinema and its impact on the youth
(c) The curse of cinema
(d) The misguided youth
(e) None of the above

Directions (9-15): Read the following passage and answer the following questions given below.

Global warming is a threat to coral reef ecosystems. Scientific evidences have clearly (A)-------------- that the earth and oceans are warming. Climate change is the result of excessive amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere released from human activities. (B) The oceans are extremely massive sinks that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere impact the chemical and biological processes in them.

Due to the rise in temperature, coral bleaching events and coral diseases have (C)---------------- increased and are occurring more frequently. Coral diseases cause pervasive mortality among reef building corals. (D) Many scientists believe that the rise in mortality is due to the deteriorating quality of water attributed to man-made pollution and rise in ocean surface temperature. Carbon dioxide dissolved in to the ocean from the atmosphere has begun to reduce coral reef calcification rates in reef associated and reef building marine organisms by changing sea water chemistry due to prolonged reduction in seawater pH level. This is known as ocean acidification.
Changing climate will further affect the coral reef ecosystem (E)------------------ rising sea level and changes in intensity and frequency of tropical storms and changing circulation patterns in oceans. This will change the ecosystem functions and the supplies and services provided by coral reef ecosystem to the people around the world.

Q9. Which of the following words should fill in the blank in (A) to make a contextually correct and meaningful sentence?
(a) signal
(b) embark
(c) indicated
(d) protect
(e) None of the above

Q10. In the passage given, a sentence (B) is given in BOLD. There may or may not be an error in one part of the sentence. Choose the part which has an error in it as your answer. If there in no error then choose option (E) as your answer.
(a) The oceans are extremely massive sinks
(b) that absorb carbon dioxide
(c) from the atmosphere impact the chemical
(d) and biological processes in them
(e) No error

Q11. Which of the following words should fill in the blank in (C) to make a contextually correct and meaningful sentence?
(a) significantly
(b) rudely
(c) gainsay
(d) timid
(e) increasingly

Q12.  In the passage given, a sentence (D) is given in BOLD. There may or may not be an error in one part of the sentence. Choose the part which has an error in it as your answer. If there in no error then choose option (E) as your answer.
(a) Many scientists believe that the rise in
(b) mortality is due to the deteriorating 
(c) quality of water attributed to man-made pollution
(d) and rise in ocean surface temperature
(e) No error

Q13. Which of the following words should fill in the blank in (E) to make a contextually correct and meaningful sentence?
(a) could
(b) although
(c) though
(d) through
(e) None of these
Q14.  Which of the following is OPPOSITE to the word PROLONGED given in BOLD?
(a) lengthened
(b) shortened
(c) dull
(d) due
(e) None of the above
Q15. Which of the following is OPPOSITE to the word PROVIDED given in BOLD?
(a) give
(b) delay
(c) consumes
(d) arrange
(e) None of the above






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