SBI PO Prelims English Quiz: 27th May

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English Quiz For SBI PO Exam 2019

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Directions (1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete. 

Q1. Every now and then, we confront unpleasant events and outcomes. It could be a dental implant gone awry, a relationship turning sour, friends letting you down, workplace stress or losing a loved one, for (1) ................. How should we respond? Any (2) ................ in our lives has contributory factors that are either within our control or not. We can do precious little about those over which we have no control. But there are outcomes that are (3) ................, even if partially, by our actions or inaction. These can be avoided or at least (4) ................. 

So, let’s ask ourselves: was there anything I did, which I shouldn’t have, that brought about the negative event? Was there anything I could have done, but did not, that might have prevented the (5) ..................? If the answer is negative, we are then in a better position to take the misfortune in our stride and accept the situation, perhaps even detach ourselves from it. If the answer is yes, then we have learnt a precious lesson for the (6) ............................. As the Dhammapada puts it, “Not the unworthy (7) ................... of others, nor their sinful deeds of commission or omission,/But one’s own deeds of commission and omission should one regard.” Another equally important point to remember is that today’s hopelessness could (8) ....................... into tomorrow’s achievement and well-being in ways that we can never quite (9) .................... No one could have predicted that J K Rowling would one day become a best selling, living, multi-billionaire author after going through a low period of divorce, single parenthood, depression, unemployment and (10) ................................
reference
revelation
realization
example
reification
Solution:
example’ is the most appropriate word to be replaced as the author is taking incidents from real life to explain about the unpleasant events and outcomes.

Q2. Every now and then, we confront unpleasant events and outcomes. It could be a dental implant gone awry, a relationship turning sour, friends letting you down, workplace stress or losing a loved one, for (1) ................. How should we respond? Any (2) ................ in our lives has contributory factors that are either within our control or not. We can do precious little about those over which we have no control. But there are outcomes that are (3) ................, even if partially, by our actions or inaction. These can be avoided or at least (4) ................. 
So, let’s ask ourselves: was there anything I did, which I shouldn’t have, that brought about the negative event? Was there anything I could have done, but did not, that might have prevented the (5) ..................? If the answer is negative, we are then in a better position to take the misfortune in our stride and accept the situation, perhaps even detach ourselves from it. If the answer is yes, then we have learnt a precious lesson for the (6) ............................. As the Dhammapada puts it, “Not the unworthy (7) ................... of others, nor their sinful deeds of commission or omission,/But one’s own deeds of commission and omission should one regard.” Another equally important point to remember is that today’s hopelessness could (8) ....................... into tomorrow’s achievement and well-being in ways that we can never quite (9) .................... No one could have predicted that J K Rowling would one day become a best selling, living, multi-billionaire author after going through a low period of divorce, single parenthood, depression, unemployment and (10) ................................
warfare
event
matter
stipulation
concern
Solution:
‘event’ best suits the purpose as the paragraph is all about the happenings in our lives.

Q3. Every now and then, we confront unpleasant events and outcomes. It could be a dental implant gone awry, a relationship turning sour, friends letting you down, workplace stress or losing a loved one, for (1) ................. How should we respond? Any (2) ................ in our lives has contributory factors that are either within our control or not. We can do precious little about those over which we have no control. But there are outcomes that are (3) ................, even if partially, by our actions or inaction. These can be avoided or at least (4) ................. 
So, let’s ask ourselves: was there anything I did, which I shouldn’t have, that brought about the negative event? Was there anything I could have done, but did not, that might have prevented the (5) ..................? If the answer is negative, we are then in a better position to take the misfortune in our stride and accept the situation, perhaps even detach ourselves from it. If the answer is yes, then we have learnt a precious lesson for the (6) ............................. As the Dhammapada puts it, “Not the unworthy (7) ................... of others, nor their sinful deeds of commission or omission,/But one’s own deeds of commission and omission should one regard.” Another equally important point to remember is that today’s hopelessness could (8) ....................... into tomorrow’s achievement and well-being in ways that we can never quite (9) .................... No one could have predicted that J K Rowling would one day become a best selling, living, multi-billionaire author after going through a low period of divorce, single parenthood, depression, unemployment and (10) ................................
commenced
inferred
inspired
established
caused
Solution:
'caused' is the correct fit for the blank.

Q4. Every now and then, we confront unpleasant events and outcomes. It could be a dental implant gone awry, a relationship turning sour, friends letting you down, workplace stress or losing a loved one, for (1) ................. How should we respond? Any (2) ................ in our lives has contributory factors that are either within our control or not. We can do precious little about those over which we have no control. But there are outcomes that are (3) ................, even if partially, by our actions or inaction. These can be avoided or at least (4) ................. 
So, let’s ask ourselves: was there anything I did, which I shouldn’t have, that brought about the negative event? Was there anything I could have done, but did not, that might have prevented the (5) ..................? If the answer is negative, we are then in a better position to take the misfortune in our stride and accept the situation, perhaps even detach ourselves from it. If the answer is yes, then we have learnt a precious lesson for the (6) ............................. As the Dhammapada puts it, “Not the unworthy (7) ................... of others, nor their sinful deeds of commission or omission,/But one’s own deeds of commission and omission should one regard.” Another equally important point to remember is that today’s hopelessness could (8) ....................... into tomorrow’s achievement and well-being in ways that we can never quite (9) .................... No one could have predicted that J K Rowling would one day become a best selling, living, multi-billionaire author after going through a low period of divorce, single parenthood, depression, unemployment and (10) ................................
quenched
mitigated
promoted
sustained
hinder
Solution:
‘mitigated’ is the correct word to be replaced as it goes similar to ‘avoided’.

Q5. Every now and then, we confront unpleasant events and outcomes. It could be a dental implant gone awry, a relationship turning sour, friends letting you down, workplace stress or losing a loved one, for (1) ................. How should we respond? Any (2) ................ in our lives has contributory factors that are either within our control or not. We can do precious little about those over which we have no control. But there are outcomes that are (3) ................, even if partially, by our actions or inaction. These can be avoided or at least (4) ................. 
So, let’s ask ourselves: was there anything I did, which I shouldn’t have, that brought about the negative event? Was there anything I could have done, but did not, that might have prevented the (5) ..................? If the answer is negative, we are then in a better position to take the misfortune in our stride and accept the situation, perhaps even detach ourselves from it. If the answer is yes, then we have learnt a precious lesson for the (6) ............................. As the Dhammapada puts it, “Not the unworthy (7) ................... of others, nor their sinful deeds of commission or omission,/But one’s own deeds of commission and omission should one regard.” Another equally important point to remember is that today’s hopelessness could (8) ....................... into tomorrow’s achievement and well-being in ways that we can never quite (9) .................... No one could have predicted that J K Rowling would one day become a best selling, living, multi-billionaire author after going through a low period of divorce, single parenthood, depression, unemployment and (10) ................................
failure
occasion
crisis
dispute
misdeeds
Solution:
‘crisis’ best suits the purpose as it is also used in above sentences.

Q6. Every now and then, we confront unpleasant events and outcomes. It could be a dental implant gone awry, a relationship turning sour, friends letting you down, workplace stress or losing a loved one, for (1) ................. How should we respond? Any (2) ................ in our lives has contributory factors that are either within our control or not. We can do precious little about those over which we have no control. But there are outcomes that are (3) ................, even if partially, by our actions or inaction. These can be avoided or at least (4) ................. 
So, let’s ask ourselves: was there anything I did, which I shouldn’t have, that brought about the negative event? Was there anything I could have done, but did not, that might have prevented the (5) ..................? If the answer is negative, we are then in a better position to take the misfortune in our stride and accept the situation, perhaps even detach ourselves from it. If the answer is yes, then we have learnt a precious lesson for the (6) ............................. As the Dhammapada puts it, “Not the unworthy (7) ................... of others, nor their sinful deeds of commission or omission,/But one’s own deeds of commission and omission should one regard.” Another equally important point to remember is that today’s hopelessness could (8) ....................... into tomorrow’s achievement and well-being in ways that we can never quite (9) .................... No one could have predicted that J K Rowling would one day become a best selling, living, multi-billionaire author after going through a low period of divorce, single parenthood, depression, unemployment and (10) ................................
future
consequence
certainty
coincidence
adventure
Solution:
‘future’ is the correct word to be replaced.

Q7. Every now and then, we confront unpleasant events and outcomes. It could be a dental implant gone awry, a relationship turning sour, friends letting you down, workplace stress or losing a loved one, for (1) ................. How should we respond? Any (2) ................ in our lives has contributory factors that are either within our control or not. We can do precious little about those over which we have no control. But there are outcomes that are (3) ................, even if partially, by our actions or inaction. These can be avoided or at least (4) ................. 
So, let’s ask ourselves: was there anything I did, which I shouldn’t have, that brought about the negative event? Was there anything I could have done, but did not, that might have prevented the (5) ..................? If the answer is negative, we are then in a better position to take the misfortune in our stride and accept the situation, perhaps even detach ourselves from it. If the answer is yes, then we have learnt a precious lesson for the (6) ............................. As the Dhammapada puts it, “Not the unworthy (7) ................... of others, nor their sinful deeds of commission or omission,/But one’s own deeds of commission and omission should one regard.” Another equally important point to remember is that today’s hopelessness could (8) ....................... into tomorrow’s achievement and well-being in ways that we can never quite (9) .................... No one could have predicted that J K Rowling would one day become a best selling, living, multi-billionaire author after going through a low period of divorce, single parenthood, depression, unemployment and (10) ................................
achievements
presence
acquirements
actions
appearance
Solution:
‘actions’ is the most appropriate word.

Q8. Every now and then, we confront unpleasant events and outcomes. It could be a dental implant gone awry, a relationship turning sour, friends letting you down, workplace stress or losing a loved one, for (1) ................. How should we respond? Any (2) ................ in our lives has contributory factors that are either within our control or not. We can do precious little about those over which we have no control. But there are outcomes that are (3) ................, even if partially, by our actions or inaction. These can be avoided or at least (4) ................. 
So, let’s ask ourselves: was there anything I did, which I shouldn’t have, that brought about the negative event? Was there anything I could have done, but did not, that might have prevented the (5) ..................? If the answer is negative, we are then in a better position to take the misfortune in our stride and accept the situation, perhaps even detach ourselves from it. If the answer is yes, then we have learnt a precious lesson for the (6) ............................. As the Dhammapada puts it, “Not the unworthy (7) ................... of others, nor their sinful deeds of commission or omission,/But one’s own deeds of commission and omission should one regard.” Another equally important point to remember is that today’s hopelessness could (8) ....................... into tomorrow’s achievement and well-being in ways that we can never quite (9) .................... No one could have predicted that J K Rowling would one day become a best selling, living, multi-billionaire author after going through a low period of divorce, single parenthood, depression, unemployment and (10) ................................
fluke
exchange
turn
expedite
adjust
Solution:
‘turn’ is the most appropriate word.
Fluke means an unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck.

Q9. Every now and then, we confront unpleasant events and outcomes. It could be a dental implant gone awry, a relationship turning sour, friends letting you down, workplace stress or losing a loved one, for (1) ................. How should we respond? Any (2) ................ in our lives has contributory factors that are either within our control or not. We can do precious little about those over which we have no control. But there are outcomes that are (3) ................, even if partially, by our actions or inaction. These can be avoided or at least (4) ................. 
So, let’s ask ourselves: was there anything I did, which I shouldn’t have, that brought about the negative event? Was there anything I could have done, but did not, that might have prevented the (5) ..................? If the answer is negative, we are then in a better position to take the misfortune in our stride and accept the situation, perhaps even detach ourselves from it. If the answer is yes, then we have learnt a precious lesson for the (6) ............................. As the Dhammapada puts it, “Not the unworthy (7) ................... of others, nor their sinful deeds of commission or omission,/But one’s own deeds of commission and omission should one regard.” Another equally important point to remember is that today’s hopelessness could (8) ....................... into tomorrow’s achievement and well-being in ways that we can never quite (9) .................... No one could have predicted that J K Rowling would one day become a best selling, living, multi-billionaire author after going through a low period of divorce, single parenthood, depression, unemployment and (10) ................................
preference
acknowledged
portent
vehemence
anticipate
Solution:
'anticipate' is the most appropriate word.

Q10. Every now and then, we confront unpleasant events and outcomes. It could be a dental implant gone awry, a relationship turning sour, friends letting you down, workplace stress or losing a loved one, for (1) ................. How should we respond? Any (2) ................ in our lives has contributory factors that are either within our control or not. We can do precious little about those over which we have no control. But there are outcomes that are (3) ................, even if partially, by our actions or inaction. These can be avoided or at least (4) ................. 
So, let’s ask ourselves: was there anything I did, which I shouldn’t have, that brought about the negative event? Was there anything I could have done, but did not, that might have prevented the (5) ..................? If the answer is negative, we are then in a better position to take the misfortune in our stride and accept the situation, perhaps even detach ourselves from it. If the answer is yes, then we have learnt a precious lesson for the (6) ............................. As the Dhammapada puts it, “Not the unworthy (7) ................... of others, nor their sinful deeds of commission or omission,/But one’s own deeds of commission and omission should one regard.” Another equally important point to remember is that today’s hopelessness could (8) ....................... into tomorrow’s achievement and well-being in ways that we can never quite (9) .................... No one could have predicted that J K Rowling would one day become a best selling, living, multi-billionaire author after going through a low period of divorce, single parenthood, depression, unemployment and (10) ................................
ratification
revolt
rejection
impediment
prohibition
Solution:
‘rejection’ best suits the purpose.
Ratification means the action of signing or giving formal consent to a treaty, contract, or agreement, making it officially valid.
Impediment means a hindrance or obstruction in doing something.

Directions (11-13): In each of the question given below a/an idiom/phrase is given in bold which is then followed by five options which then try to decipher its meaning. Choose the option which gives the correct meaning of the phrases. 

Q11. Zip your lip

To make a loud noise
To put make up on lips
To stop talking
To hide a secret
None of the Above
Solution:
Zip your lip: To stop talking

Q12. Miss the boat
Miss the first spot in a queue
Miss a beautiful memory of the past
Miss the chance
Miss a boat ride
None of the Above
Solution:
Miss the boat: Miss the chance

Q13. Fine-tooth comb
To perform an assigned task responsibly
Examining something carefully to not miss out any details.
Clever enough to hide something easily
To comb one’s hair properly.
None of the Above
Solution:
Fine-tooth comb: Examining something carefully to not miss out any details.

Directions (14-15): In each of the following sentences, there is a blank space. Below each such sentence, there are five options with one word each. Fill up the blanks with the word that makes the sentence grammatically and contextually correct. 

Q14. After causing a lot of chaos outside of the meeting, the committee’s president decided to ...................... the businessmen from attending the meeting.

admitting
debar
suspect
offers
assistance
Solution:
Debar: exclude or prohibit (someone) officially from doing something.

Q15. Although the hurricane was rapidly coming their way, the townspeople were ..................... and did not leave their homes.
exonerate
submit
cooperate
harshly
obdurate
Solution:
Obdurate: stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or course of action.

               




 



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