Twisted English Quiz for All Banking Exams- 30th April

Directions (1-5): In the following questions five sentences which are in their jumbled form are given. Further these sentences have a highlighted part which may or may not form a contextually meaningful sentence. You have to swap the highlighted part with the other to make a contextually meaningful sentence and then rearrange those sentences to make a contextually meaningful paragraph. Later, answerer the follow up questions.

A. Because of the power differential with China, India’s best-case scenario is to deploy sufficient troops to prevent any PLA ingress as was done with the response from Chinese experts was in the form of a threat. (i)

B. As advocated by the Non-alignment 2.0 strategy document produced by Centre for Policy Research in 2012, contains escalatory risks which an India in economic recession lacks the appetite for. (ii)

C. Qian Feng, director of the research department at the National Strategy Institute at Tsinghua University was quoted in the Global Times saying that if the PLA can withdraw this many armaments and ground forces in one day, it can also return equally swiftly. (iii)

D. It goes to the nub of New Delhi’s weakness vis-à-vis Beijing: India does not have the military capacity and the quid pro quo military operation in Chinese territory, (iv)

E. The option of undertaking a prompt political will to evict the Chinese troops out of its territory. (v)

F. As the Indian media highlighted the rapid pace of the PLA’s withdrawal from disengagement sites, obliquely suggesting a Chinese weakness, a massive deployment on the LAC after May 2020. (vi)

Q1. Which of the following highlighted phrase should the phrase ‘the response from Chinese experts was in the form of a threat’ be interchanged with to make a contextually meaningful sentence?
(a) an India in economic recession lacks the appetite for
(b) a massive deployment on the LAC after May 2020
(c) it can also return equally swiftly.
(d) quid pro quo military operation in Chinese territory
(e) None of these

Q2. Select the correct pair of replacement from the options given below.
(a) i-ii
(b) iv-v
(c) ii-iii
(d) i-iii
(e) None of these.

Q3. Which of the following will be the second sentence after the rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) A
(c) E
(d) B
(e) D

Q4. Which of the following will be the fifth sentence after the rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) A
(c) E
(d) B
(e) D

Q5. Which of the following will be the fourth sentence after the rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) A
(c) E
(d) B
(e) D

Directions (6-10): In the following questions five sentences which are in their jumbled form are given. Further these sentences have a highlighted part which may or may not form a contextually meaningful sentence. You have to swap the highlighted part with the other to make a contextually meaningful sentence and then rearrange those sentences to make a contextually meaningful paragraph. Later, answer the follow up questions.
(A) The 10-page document outlines objectives and strategies with regard to China, North Korea, India and advancing U.S. economic leadership globally. (i)
(B) The other two challenges are ensuring that North Korea does not threaten the U.S. and first national security challenge, as per the document.(ii)
(C) With regard to India, one of the ‘desired end states’ of the U.S.’s strategy is for the U.S. to be India’s preferred partner on security issues and for the two countries to “cooperate to preserve maritime security and counter Chinese influence” in South Asia, framework for the Indo-Pacific’ from 2018 (iii)

(D) With days to go before its end, the Trump administration has declassified a sensitive document on the U.S. strategic other countries in the Indo-Pacific region. (iv)
(E) Maintaining “U.S. strategic primacy” in the region and promoting a “liberal economic order” while stopping China from establishing “illiberal spheres of influence” is the U.S.’s Southeast Asia and other regions of “mutual concern”.(v)

Q6. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) A
(c) E
(d) B
(e) D

Q7. Which of the following highlighted phrase should the phrase ‘other countries in the Indo-Pacific region’ be interchanged with to make a contextually meaningful sentence?
(a) Southeast Asia and other regions of “mutual concern”
(b) framework for the Indo-Pacific’ from 2018
(c) first national security challenge, as per the document
(d) advancing U.S. economic leadership globally
(e) No interchange required.

Q8. Select the correct pair of replacement from the options given below.
(a) i-ii
(b) iii-iv
(c) ii-iii
(d) iv-v
(e) None of these.

Q9. Which of the following will be the fourth sentence after the rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) A
(c) E
(d) B
(e) D

Q10. Which of the following will be the fifth sentence after the rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) A
(c) E
(d) B
(e) D

Directions (11-15): In the following questions five sentences which are in their jumbled form are given. Further these sentences have a highlighted part which may or may not form a contextually meaningful sentence. You have to swap the highlighted part with the other to make a contextually meaningful sentence and then rearrange those sentences to make a contextually meaningful paragraph. Later, answer the follow up questions.
(A) At the same time, telcos have to make large additional investments to keep up with the growing demand for mobile data, which they are unable to monetize into an experience provider for its customers. (i)
(B) Turkcell, Turkey’s largest mobile communications provider, decided to address this challenge by transforming itself from a network operator leading to flat or falling revenues for incumbents. (ii)
(C) Over-the-top (OTT) digital services providers use telecom operators’ physical telecommunications infrastructure to deliver services that reduce the demand for voice calls and instant messaging, because of competition from OTT providers. (iii)
(D) It decided to compete head-on with the OTT service providers viability of telecommunication companies worldwide. (iv)
(E) This combination of stagnant revenues and high ongoing investment requirements is threatening the rather than adopting a passive strategy. (v)

Q11. Which of the following will be the second sentence after the rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) A
(c) E
(d) B
(e) D

Q12. Which of the following highlighted phrase should the phrase ‘because of competition from OTT providers’ interchanged with to make a contextually meaningful sentence?
(a) into an experience provider for its customers
(b) leading to flat or falling revenues for incumbents
(c) viability of telecommunication companies worldwide
(d) rather than adopting a passive strategy
(e) No interchange required.

Q13. Select the correct pair of replacement from the options given below.
(a) i-ii
(b) iii-iv
(c) ii-iii
(d) iv-v
(e) None of these.

Q14. Which of the following will be the fifth sentence after the rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) A
(c) E
(d) B
(e) D

Q15. Which of the following will be the fourth sentence after the rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) A
(c) E
(d) B
(e) D

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Solutions

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. A talks about the best-case scenario to avoid PLA ingress, “as was done” suggests an example of such action. By using (b) it is suggested that to avoid PLA ingress there must be a massive deployment on the LAC.

S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. (iv-v) must be replaced with each other because D talks about the aspects where we lack when in to comes to comparison with the Chinese. One of the fields is our military capacity and the other one will be our political will, in short it will then mean that we both lack will and might. After swapping (iv-v) we will also get a meaningful E as now it suggests the area of action (option of operation in Chinese territory)

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. The correct sequence is FCDAEB.
F is the 1st statement because it introduces the theme of the paragraph which is the withdrawal from the “disengagement sites”.
C is the 2nd statement because it indicates the contrast in the assumption of the Indian media and the statement by the Chinese.
D is the 3rd statement because it then elaborates the implications of the Chinese intentions and highlights the weaknesses in their Indian counterparts.
A then suggests the actions that India must take in order to combat the Chinese aggression.
E-B combination then concludes the paragraph because it then highlights the possible implications of the aggressive actions from Indian side.

S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. The correct sequence is FCDAEB.
F is the 1st statement because it introduces the theme of the paragraph which is the withdrawal from the “disengagement sites”.
C is the 2nd statement because it indicates the contrast in the assumption of the Indian media and the statement by the Chinese.
D is the 3rd statement because it then elaborates the implications of the Chinese intentions and highlights the weaknesses in their Indian counterparts.
A then suggests the actions that India must take in order to combat the Chinese aggression.
E-B combination then concludes the paragraph because it then highlights the possible implications of the aggressive actions from Indian side.

S5. Ans. (b)
Sol. The correct sequence is FCDAEB.
F is the 1st statement because it introduces the theme of the paragraph which is the withdrawal from the “disengagement sites”.
C is the 2nd statement because it indicates the contrast in the assumption of the Indian media and the statement by the Chinese.
D is the 3rd statement because it then elaborates the implications of the Chinese intentions and highlights the weaknesses in their Indian counterparts.
A then suggests the actions that India must take in order to combat the Chinese aggression.
E-B combination then concludes the paragraph because it then highlights the possible implications of the aggressive actions from Indian side.

S6. Ans. (c)
Sol. Among the given sentences, the most appropriate statement to begin the paragraph will be (D) which is an independent statement and also sets the theme of the passage. Further, to support the statement (D), statement (A) mentions the details which that 10 pages document has contain. Statement (E) will follow statement (A) which mentions the U.S. strategy in region and promotion. Further, Statement (B) will follow statement (E) which mentions other two problems for the U.S. The last statement of the passage will be statement (C) which mentions India’s as a preference of U.S. Therefore, the logical sequence of the given statements will be DAEBC. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.

S7. Ans. (b)
Sol. Among the given highlighted phrases, ‘other countries in the Indo-Pacific region’ will be interchanged with ‘framework for the Indo-Pacific’ from 2018’ to make the statement grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.

S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. On interchanging the highlighted phrases (iii) and (iv) we can get the grammatically correct and contextually meaningful statements. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice. The statements thus formed will be:
“With regard to India, one of the ‘desired end states’ of the U.S.’s strategy is for the U.S. to be India’s preferred partner on security issues and for the two countries to “cooperate to preserve maritime security and counter Chinese influence” in South Asia, other countries in the Indo-Pacific region “.
“With days to go before its end, the Trump administration has declassified a sensitive document on the U.S. strategic framework for the Indo-Pacific’ from 2018”

S9. Ans. (d)
Sol. Among the given sentences, the most appropriate statement to begin the paragraph will be (D) which is an independent statement and also sets the theme of the passage. Further, to support the statement (D), statement (A) mentions the details which that 10 pages document has contain. Statement (E) will follow statement (A) which mentions the U.S. strategy in region and promotion. Further, Statement (B) will follow statement (E) which mentions other two problems for the U.S. The last statement of the passage will be statement (C) which mentions India’s as a preference of U.S. Therefore, the logical sequence of the given statements will be DAEBC. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice

S10. Ans. (a)
Sol. Among the given sentences, the most appropriate statement to begin the paragraph will be (D) which is an independent statement and also sets the theme of the passage. Further, to support the statement (D), statement (A) mentions the details which that 10 pages document has contain. Statement (E) will follow statement (A) which mentions the U.S. strategy in region and promotion. Further, Statement (B) will follow statement (E) which mentions other two problems for the U.S. The last statement of the passage will be statement (C) which mentions India’s as a preference of U.S. Therefore, the logical sequence of the given statements will be DAEBC. Hence, option (a) is the most suitable answer choice.

S11. Ans. (b)
Sol. Among the given sentences, the most appropriate statement to begin the paragraph will be (C) which is an independent statement and also sets the theme of the passage. Further, to support the statement (C), statement (A) mentions the simultaneous development that is happening within the telecom sector. Statement (E) will follow statement (A) which mentions the repercussion of the current scenario. Further, Statement (B) will follow statement (E) which mentions how Turkcell is addressing this issue. The passage will then be concluded by statement (D). Therefore, the logical sequence of the given statements will be CAEBD. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.

S12. Ans. (b)
Sol. Among the given highlighted phrases, ‘because of competition from OTT providers’ will be interchanged with ‘leading to flat or falling revenues for incumbents’ to make the statement grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.

S13. Ans. (d)
Sol. On interchanging the highlighted phrases (iv) and (v) we can get the grammatically correct and contextually meaningful statements. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice. The statements thus formed will be:
“It decided to compete head-on with the OTT service providers rather than adopting a passive strategy.”
“This combination of stagnant revenues and high ongoing investment requirements is threatening the viability of telecommunication companies worldwide.”

S14. Ans. (e)
Sol. Among the given sentences, the most appropriate statement to begin the paragraph will be (C) which is an independent statement and also sets the theme of the passage. Further, to support the statement (C), statement (A) mentions the simultaneous development that is happening within the telecom sector. Statement (E) will follow statement (A) which mentions the repercussion of the current scenario. Further, Statement (B) will follow statement (E) which mentions how Turkcell is addressing this issue. The passage will then be concluded by statement (D). Therefore, the logical sequence of the given statements will be CAEBD. Hence, option (e) is the most suitable answer choice.

S15. Ans. (d)
Sol. Among the given sentences, the most appropriate statement to begin the paragraph will be (C) which is an independent statement and also sets the theme of the passage. Further, to support the statement (C), statement (A) mentions the simultaneous development that is happening within the telecom sector. Statement (E) will follow statement (A) which mentions the repercussion of the current scenario. Further, Statement (B) will follow statement (E) which mentions how Turkcell is addressing this issue. The passage will then be concluded by statement (D). Therefore, the logical sequence of the given statements will be CAEBD. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.

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