SBI PO Main English Language Quiz- 24th June 2019

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SBI PO Main- English Miscellaneous Quiz

State bank of India's probationary Officer's prelims was held on the 8th and 9th of June. Students gave the exam with great enthusiasm and we also hope that you have done well. Prelims will be followed by the mains, and the date is already scheduled for 20 July this year. We know you all are full of optimism and expect your name in the cut-off list of prelims. Here is a quiz on English Language being provided by Adda247 for free to let you practice the best of latest pattern English Questions for SBI PO Examination 2019-20 so that you can make sure that this year's PO is in your pocket. With this, we wish you all the very best for the results of prelims. Keep the preparation engines running.




Q1. In this question, five options are given and you have to choose the one which has some or any grammatical error in it. In the questions where the fifth option is “all are correct” and all the given four options are correct choose option (E) as your choice.
Because of his innocence, he cannot distinguish a cheat for an honest person.
Innocence and modesty are twin sisters, which cannot be separated.
The bloated aspect of his face was gone, and even a greater beauty than the beauty of his youth and innocence was apparent.
She turned away from her husband with a soft superiority of innocence and true feeling which struck him dumb.
All are correct.
Solution:
Use ‘from’ in place of ‘for’ as the word ‘distinguish’ is used as – (i) distinguish somebody/something from somebody/something. (ii) distinguish between two things or persons. e.g. Distinguish a teacher from an orator. Distinguish a pen from a pencil.

Q2. In this question, five options are given and you have to choose the one which has some or any grammatical error in it. In the questions where the fifth option is “all are correct” and all the given four options are correct choose option (E) as your choice.
I appreciate your sympathy, but what I need is action and information and answers.
We have failed to appreciate that the Indian, in being driven from his lands, has retaliated from motives of patriotism.
You can understand the necessity, and appreciate the importance of reform.
I was a girl then, and I did not appreciate all the love that was lavished upon me.
All are correct.
Solution:
All the given sentences are grammatically correct.

Q3. In this question, five options are given and you have to choose the one which has some or any grammatical error in it. In the questions where the fifth option is “all are correct” and all the given four options are correct choose option (E) as your choice.
He concluded to go to Florida, and visit the various resorts.
You are about to visit our country to seek revenge for this crime.
A large number of human beings visit zoos and makes it difficult to maintain them.
There was a friend of mine who went to visit a famous asylum for the insane.
The sins of the ancestors were visited on their descendants.
Solution:
Replace ‘makes’ by ‘make’ as “A number of, A large number of, Large numbers of” are always followed by a Plural Noun and a Plural Verb. e.g. A large number of human beings visit zoos. Similarly when they are followed by two verbs connected with a Conjunction, then both the verbs should be in Plural form. e.g. A large number of human beings come and sit here.

Q4. In this question, five options are given and you have to choose the one which has some or any grammatical error in it. In the questions where the fifth option is “all are correct” and all the given four options are correct choose option (E) as your choice.
The last letter that he opened was from the Director of the Service.
His services to the masses in general and women in particular will always be remembered.
Mrs. Lincoln attempted to attend the service but was chased away.
You will have an English-speaking guide at your service.
All are correct.
Solution:
Use ‘to the’ before ‘women’ as “His services” is connected to the masses and particularly to the women. Hence specifying the women in particular, it will take ‘to the’ before it as well. e.g. His services to the masses and to the women… is the correct usage.

Q5. In this question, five options are given and you have to choose the one which has some or any grammatical error in it. In the questions where the fifth option is “all are correct” and all the given four options are correct choose option (E) as your choice.
The flooded river, shadowed by the mountains around, now looks dark and still under the cloud laden sky.
Locals believe that supernatural spirits dwell in Mount Tiyi which is popular fro rhododendrons.
The best interpretation of a beautiful home is a fragrant garden full of colourful flowers.
Bringing a few plants indoors can increase productivity by lifting up the spirits.
All are correct.
Solution:
All the given sentences are grammatically correct.

Directions (6-10): Select the phrase/connector (STARTERS) from the given three options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences. 

Q6. (1) The outcome of the Dutch parliamentary elections comes at a critical juncture for Europe. 
(2) It is amidst the increasingly distressing tendency to blend populism with nationalism. (i)Amidst the increasingly… 
(ii) As the outcome of… 
(iii)Though the outcome…
Only (i) is correct
Only (ii) is correct
Only (iii) is correct
Both (i) and (iii) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
Amidst the increasingly distressing tendency to blend populism with nationalism, the outcome of the Dutch parliamentary elections comes at a critical juncture for Europe.

Q7. (1) Modernisation of the armed forces has been proceeding at a slow pace. 
(2) It is due to the inadequacy of funds, rigid procurement procedures, frequent changes in the qualitative requirements, the black-listing of several defence manufacturers and bureaucratic red tape. 
(i)Proceeding at a slow… 
(ii)Despite the inadequacy… 
(iii)Owing to the inadequacy…
Only (i) is correct
Only (iii) is correct
Both (i) and (ii) are correct
Both (ii) and (iii) are correct
None is correct
Solution:
Owing to the inadequacy of funds, rigid procurement procedures, frequent changes in the qualitative requirements, the black-listing of several defence manufacturers and bureaucratic red tape, modernisation of the armed forces has been proceeding at a slow pace.

Q8. (1) IBM and The Weather Company, owned by IBM Business, launched the country's first mobile alerting platform that will deliver weather alerts without internet. 
(2) The effort is to connect people in areas with lower connectivity and data availability. 
(i)In a bid to connect… 
(ii)In order to launching the country’s…
(iii)In an effort to…
Only (i) is correct
Only (ii) is correct
Only (iii) is correct
Both (i) and (iii) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
(i) In a bid to connect people in areas with lower connectivity and data availability, IBM and The Weather Company, owned by IBM Business, launched the country's first mobile alerting platform that will deliver weather alerts without internet. (iii) In an effort to connect people in areas with lower connectivity and data availability, IBM and The Weather Company, owned by IBM Business, launched the country's first mobile alerting platform that will deliver weather alerts without internet.

Q9. (1) The British Overseas Development Administration had advanced certain recommendations, called the Calcutta Environment Management Strategy and Action Plan (CEMSAP), decades ago. 
(2) It was with the aim to minimise the effect of air pollution and make Kolkata a better place to live, work and invest in. 
(i)Although the British… 
(ii)With the aim to… 
(iii)In order to minimise…
Only (i) is correct
Only (iii) is correct
Both (i) and (ii) are correct
Both (ii) and (iii) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
(ii) With the aim to minimise the effect of air pollution and make Kolkata a better place to live, work and invest in, the British Overseas Development Administration had advanced certain recommendations, called the Calcutta Environment Management Strategy and Action Plan (CEMSAP), decades ago. (iii) In order to minimise the effect of air pollution and make Kolkata a better place to live, work and invest in, the British Overseas Development Administration had advanced certain recommendations, called the Calcutta Environment Management Strategy and Action Plan (CEMSAP), decades ago.

Q10. (1) Low global oil, commodity and shipping prices allowed the Government of India the luxury of raising central excise on imported oil. 
(2) 2016-17 and onwards is seeing a rise to $60 dollar/barrel levels. 
(i)While low global… 
(ii)Despite seeing a rise… 
(iii) For raising central excise…
Only (i) is correct
Only (ii) is correct
Only (iii) is correct
Both (i) and (iii) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
While low global oil, commodity and shipping prices allowed the Government of India the luxury of raising central excise on imported oil, 2016-17 and onwards is seeing a rise to $60 dollar/barrel levels.

Directions (11-15): Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which the very last sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. 

Q11. Mercury is a heavy metal that is predominant in the environment. It mixes with the environment due to both natural and anthropogenic activity. Studies have shown that industrial effluents can have higher mercury levels than that allowed by the WHO and Indian guidelines. With allowed levels of mercury in drinking water and effluents being in the range of 1–10 microgram per litre, _________________________.
it becomes necessary to develop sensors that can measure mercury levels in water with high sensitivity and selectivity.
the wastewater contained methylmercury, which bioaccumulated in fish and shellfish in the bay.
over the next decades, implementation of this international agreement will help reduce mercury pollution from the specific human activities responsible for the most significant mercury releases to the environment.
the small HPH molecules are organised on gold thin films coated on polystyrene beads.
None of these
Solution:
The given stanza is talking about mercury as an environment polluting factor. It does mix with the environment through various natural and anthropogenic activities. There has been a predefined range for the amount of mercury in drinking and effluents and so there is a need to develop a sensor to measure that out. Sentence followed by the blank has talked about some allowed levels of mercury in drinking water and effluents while option (a) is also talking about developing such kind of sensors. Hence option (a) is the correct answer choice.

Q12. This may come as a surprise to many — and a shock to some — because the dominant narrative in recent years has been that genetics research had thoroughly disproved the Aryan migration theory. This interpretation was always a bit of a stretch as anyone who read the nuanced scientific papers in the original knew. __________________________________.
The presence or absence of the Y chromosome is critical because it contains the genes necessary to override the biological default - female development - and cause the development of the male reproductive system.
But now it has broken apart altogether under a flood of new data on Y-chromosomes or chromosomes that are transmitted through the male parental line, from father to son.
This quickly led to a catastrophic deterioration of the Y chromosome
Using different genomic technologies, these two research teams analyzed the evolution of the Y chromosome independently in two separate sets of mammals.
None of these
Solution:
The given stanza is talking about how genetics research now a days has been dominating on the theory of Aryan migration theory. Option (c) is talking about the deterioration of the Y chromosome by some reason, which is out of context to the given stanza. Similarly, option (d) is talking about two research teams which is nowhere mentioned in the given stanza. Thus, only option (b) is talking about Y chromosomes and which is filling the given blank contextually. Hence option (b) is the correct answer choice.

Q13. The next recession may thus witness central banks adopting even more unconventional methods to stimulate their economies. Some hope that governments will ramp up spending to compensate for the lack of monetary policy leeway. But it is unlikely that any fiscal stimulus will fully compensate for the absence of an accommodative monetary policy, ________________________
households began to default in record numbers, rendering mortgage-backed securities worthless.
US markets have corrected sharply on the back of increasing worries about a global slowdown.
particularly when most governments are already deeply mired in debt.
central banks responded with fiscal and monetary policies to stimulate national economies and reduce financial system risks.
None of these
Solution:
The given stanza is conveying the idea as if central banks have already gone through a recession and if such situation arises again then they must adopt some methods away from conventional. Predictions have been made that the government will start increasing its spending to overcome the drawbacks of monetary policy. But contrary to this belief stanza is conveying that such kind of changes won’t make a huge difference as the government has already entangled in debt. Option (b) is talking about the step that US markets have taken against the global slowdown, so it won’t fit in the blank contextually. Option (d) though being in the context of the given stanza, but it is not able give the reason of the line prior to the blank, that why any fiscal stimulus won’t be able to compensate fully? So, option (d) can be omitted. Only option (c) is giving the reason that most of the governments are already in debt that’s why only fiscal stimulus will not be able to work against any recession and thus there must be a perfect monetary policy. Hence option (c) is the correct answer choice.

Q14. The Union government has allotted quotas for import of pulses and is enforcing an additional import agreement with Mozambique at a time when domestic stocks are at their highest, domestic production is expected to be high and prices are crashing. Farmers and millers are unhappy with the situation, ___________________________________.
However, the DGFT issued a notice last month exempting pulses imports from Mozambique from the restrictions.
But here we were lucky, and caught this one, and can now study it in more detail
But this “'populist” measure alone cannot be a permanent solution to mounting agrarian distress, according to experts.
But the government says it is balancing the needs of Indian consumers and commitments to foreign trade partners
None of these
Solution:
The given stanza is conveying the idea that farmers and the people who owns or works in a corn mills are sort of unhappy with the government because of the reason that instead of high domestic production of the pulses the government has done an import agreement with Mozambique and has allotted quotas for import of pulses as well. But the government is saying that it is needed to meet the consumption rate of Indian customers. Option (c) is talking about distress that is ongoing in agricultural field and its solution thus it can’t fill the blank contextually. Similarly, option (b) has mentioned the study of something, mentioned by ‘it’ in the option so it can be omitted easily. Option (d) is adding contextually correct sense to the given stanza it is conveying the reason why the government has allotted quotas for import of pulses. Hence option (d) is the correct answer choice.

Q15. The panel would assess the current levels of digital payments in financial inclusion, suggest measures to strengthen the safety and security of digital payments, provide a road map for increasing customer confidence to use digital transactions, ________________________________
and suggest a medium-term strategy for deepening of digital payments.
had reviewed the existing status of digitisation of payments in the country
had submit its report in 90 days from its first meeting.
had identified the current gaps in the ecosystem and had suggested ways to bridge them
None of these
Solution:
The given stanza is talking about the RBI panel that has been formed to assess the levels of digital payments and their safety and security. It is conveying all the deeds that this panel will do to ensure and enhance the digital payments in financial inclusion. Option (c) and option (d) can be easily omitted as they will not fit in the blank grammatically. option (a) is talking about the digital payments and this can fit in the blank contextually and grammatically. Hence option (a) is the correct answer choice.

               


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