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English Language Quiz For Bank Foundation 2023-8th March

Directions (1-8): In the following questions a sentence is given, some parts of the sentence are given in bold which may have grammatical or spelling error or they may be contextually incorrect. Two columns (A) and (B) are given, column (A) consists of bold parts of the sentence and column (B) consists of the appropriate replacement for the bold parts. Match the correct replacements. If the sentence is correct mark no error as your answer.

Q1. The coronavirus pandemic is going to has some serious, long-term effects on Social Security’s solvency. The trust fund that help pay benefits to non-disabled Social Security beneficiaries is scheduled to run out of money in 2034, according to the latest annual report from the Trustees of Social Security released April 22. That date is unchanged from the 2019 report.

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Q2. If President George W. Bush excepted Paul O’Neill to spend his time as Secretary of the Treasury polishing his resume and promoting big tax cuts, he was in for a surprise. To be sure, after a stellar business career at International Paper and, later, as CEO of the aluminum giant Alcoa, O’Neill could have done that. But O’Neill, who passed away on April 18, was no country club buisness executive. And he certainly had little interest in resume-polishing. What Bush got was a candid, data-driven, outspoken believer in fiscal rectitude, and an even louder critic of government waste—including inefficient tax subsidies.

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Q3. Normally, when a borrower suspends payments on their student loans through a forbearance, interest typically still accrues on there loans. Furthermore, at the conclusion of the forbearance period, that accrued interest would capitalize — meaning, it gets added back on to the principal balance. That has a compounding effect; interest now accrues on a large principal balance, which can increase the overall cost of repayment.

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Q4. The real problem, according to Reed and the Coalition to Reform Timeshare, is that there are far too few protections for timeshare owners and potential buyers. The Federal Trade Commission offers extensive cautions for people thinking of buying a timeshare, and the Consumer Federation of America warns of “reseller” scams that may await consumers who want to unload their timeshare.

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Q5. Yesterday, Zoom announced the launch of a more secure version, Zoom 5.0, along with an update on it’s progress on a three-month strategy intended to boost security. One of Zoom’s biggest issues that continue to hit a lot of user is “Zoom bombing,” which sees uninvited guests crashing your meeting or chat, often sharing offensive content. Zoom has now made Waiting Rooms and Passwords on by default, to help prevent unwelcome people from entering chats.

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Q6. Regulatory action continues to be the overarching challenge for the healthcare sector. The latest notification of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pave the way for higher regulation of medical devices under the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO), a statement from ICRA said. The move comes shortly after the Budget announcement introducing 5% health cess on import of medical devices, making these device costlier for hospitals. “

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Q7. Just because we’ve wear watches over top of our wrists for about 500 years does not mean that’s the best place. At least, according to a startup that has designed and is selling a strap that puts your smartwatch in seemingly odd place. ErgonBand says putting your watch on your hand rather than your wrist is faster and easier to use. The angle is more convenient, and it could even eliminate the pain that some have from wearing a watch on their hands.

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Q8. Magic Leap has long been the focus of many in the VR/AR industry with the enormous amount of funds that the company has managed to rays and burn through. While the company continue to raise funds through large rounds of investment from companies across the industry, the company also meandered and focused on entertainment and showy demos before practical applications.

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Directions (9-15): Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which one sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.

 

Q9. As the coronavirus outbreak forces workers to stay at home, software engineers have faced a challenge accessing secure networks they’d typically only use at the office. The U.S. Air Force is no exception. To solve the problem, the Air Force recently________________________. The company’s cloud-based portal solves the secure access problem for engineers working on code. At the Air Force, that can mean software that monitors the service’s fighter jets in the air.

(a) Even during a time when funding rounds
(b) With interest from the armed forces
(c) They don’t have a secure way to work
(d) Turned to an Austin-based startup called Coder
(e) The company says it’s booked $1.5 million

Q10. Nonprofits are getting pummeled by the effects of coronavirus, as donation dollars dry up and fundraising events move to less lucrative online formats. And according to the Nonprofit Finance Fund, only 25% of nonprofits typically have enough cash on hand to last more than six months. So while nonprofits increasingly rely on the written word to court donations, AI-enabled writing assistance company Grammarly ____________________during this time to nonprofits around the world. Grammarly currently plans to provide to qualifying organizations access to the service through the end of 2020.

(a) Will not require any financial information upfront
(b) Will be extending complimentary premium subscriptions
(c) About the importance of communication for many
(d) The company’s headquarters is now in San Francisco
(e) Expanded to have multiple enterprise offerings

Q11. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a negative, life-altering event for restaurant owners across the world. Even before COVID-19, it was well known that running a successful, profitable restaurant was one of the most difficult things for any talented business owner to do. So difficult, in fact, that Restaurant Brokers concludes 90% of independently owned restaurants, i.e. neighborhood restaurants, close during their first year, and the remaining 10% will only survive a total of five years. It is heartbreaking then, to see an already challenging ______________________ COVID-19.

(a) Industry face a watershed event like
(b) Without the option to host customers
(c) Restaurant dine-in traffic is down 100% in major cities
(d) Restaurants may have already closed
(e) These restaurants are relying on Instagram

Q12. On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope rocketed into low-Earth orbit, where it’s remained for 30 years. It was _______________________lifetime, correcting flaws, repairing and replacing on-board equipment and installing improved instruments. Even today, 30 years after its launch and 11 years after its final servicing, it remains the greatest space-based optical observatory in all of human history.

(a) It’s easy to look back at the myriad of discoveries
(b) Even more important than any specific discoveries
(c)Serviced four times throughout its
(d) Spectacular piece of equipment to advance
(e) Astronomers have no choice but to contend

Q13. Engineers have developed a solid-state digital power management and control system for commonplace electrical appliances _____________________to be interconnected and communicating in real-time. By eliminating the need for transformers, magnets and relays found inside everyday items like wall sockets and replacing them with a smaller, more reliable solid-state circuit boards that are a quarter of the size, those same plug points or light switches could also incorporate motion sensors, voice control, smoke detection, Wi-Fi signal boosters, energy metering and a host of other useful applications.

(a) Envisions a home where every electrical
(b) Ecosystem for energy awareness and automation
(c) While the concept of a digital home is nothing
(d) That could enable every household
(e) Solid-state control of electricity changes the rules

Q14. Amidst widespread stay at home orders, working parents everywhere are in dire need of some uninterrupted time to take conference calls, pay bills, do the dishes or connect with their spouse. In response to the demand, one female-led company began offering virtual sitting. __________________professional to engage with children virtually for short periods throughout the day.

(a) Started offering virtual sit
(b) Or simply keep them occupied
(c) Sittercity connects seven million parents
(d) The technology company has a missing
(e) This tool allows parents to hire a

Q15. As women advance in the workforce, it’s surprising how some things remain the same. On the National Administrative Professionals Day, we are commemorating the important work of executive assistants and office professionals, _____________________the organizational trains run on time. While that contemporary role might involve managing calendars and virtual meetings instead of fetching coffee, one thing remains timeless: the profession is almost entirely occupied by women.

(a) It was a profession that used to be a reliable
(b) The tireless people who make sure
(c) Being part of a secretarial pool was an important
(d) Without mechanical typewriters and then electronic ones
(e) With no background in chemical engineering

Solutions

S1. Ans. (c)
Sol. Here, A-E and B-F will be replaced. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S2. Ans. (d)
Sol. Here, both A-E and C-G will be replaced. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S3. Ans. (a)
Sol. Here, both D-H and B-F will be replaced. Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S4. Ans. (e)
Sol. Here, all the parts are grammatically and contextually correct and there is no error. Hence, option (e) is the right answer choice.

S5. Ans. (b)
Sol. Here, both B-F and C-G will be replaced. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S6. Ans. (a)
Sol. D-H and B-F is the correct replacement. Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S7. Ans. (d)
Sol. Here, both A-E and C-G will replace each other. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. Here, Both B-F and C-G will be replaced. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S9. Ans. (d)
Sol.turned to an Austin-based startup called Coder” completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S10. Ans. (b)
Sol. “Will be extending complimentary premium subscriptions” completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S11. Ans. (a)
Sol. “Industry face a watershed event like” completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.

S12. Ans. (c)
Sol. “Serviced four times throughout its” completes the paragraph in the most
appropriate way. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S13. Ans. (d)
Sol. “That could enable every household” completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S14. Ans. (e)
Sol. “This tool allows parents to hire a” completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Hence, option (e) is the right answer choice.

S15. Ans. (b)
Sol. “The tireless people who make sure” completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

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