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English Language Quiz For Bank Mains Exam 2024-01st January

Directions (1-5): In the following questions, a word is given in bold followed by three sentences. Choose the appropriate option mentioning the sentence(s) that uses the highlighted word in a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful manner.

Q1.

Internecine

(I) This was a bitter internecine warfare within the CBI, and the government’s discomfiture was clear.
(II) Hardly has the din in the election fray subsided, and the internecine squabbles in the Congress are assuming feverish pitch once again.
(III) Flooded with multiple applications for every vacancy, school internecine are going the corporate way to recruit new staff.

(a) Only (I)
(b) Only (II)
(c) Only (III)
(d) Both (I) and (II)
(e) All of the above

Q2.
Maverick
(I)  The maverick President puts in personal diplomacy in the conduct of America’s foreign affairs
(II) He was considered as something of a maverick in the publishing world.
(III) The myth of the maverick artist and the frisson of his conversations have often clouded the more substantive aspects of Satyadev Dubey’s five decade long.

(a) Only (I)
(b) Only (II)
(c) Only (III)
(d) Both (I) and (II)
(e) All of the above

Q3.
Misconceived
(I) The government should also misconceived contract, casual and “honorary” jobs and make them regular jobs.
(II)  I would suggest you have some misconceived conceptions about the gentility of World War II, or certainly its portrayal to the public.
(III) You may regard some decisions as misconceived and wrong-headed, but we must have an authoritative structure to preserve the rule of law.
(a) Both (II) and (III)
(b) Only (II)
(c) Only (III)
(d) Both (I) and (II)
(e) All of the above

Q4.
Perverse
(I) Market pricing for bulk consumers may prune the subsidy bill of the government significantly but it is a perverse policy.
(II) State transport corporations will have no perverse but to pass on the higher fuel costs to their passengers.
(III) To define one’s identity or community in terms of a single, exclusive religion — Hindu, Muslim or any other — is a perverse European notion.

(a) Both (II) and (III)
(b) Both (I) and (III)
(c) Only (III)
(d) Both (I) and (II)
(e) All of the above

Q5.
Punitive
(I) New Delhi has said consistently that India’s nuclear weapons were based on staggering and punitive retaliation, in case deterrence failed.
(II)  There ought to be no scope for punitive here because security is, after all, a dynamic concept.
(III) In a nuclear punitive it is much better to convey the overwhelming nature of the deterrence than to keep the potential adversary guessing.

(a) Only (I)
(b) Both (I) and (III)
(c) Only (III)
(d) Both (I) and (II)
(e) All of the above

Solutions:

S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. The term ‘internecine’ means ‘Destructive to both sides in a conflict’.

S2. Ans. (e)
Sol. The term ‘maverick’ means ‘An unorthodox or independent-minded person’.

S3. Ans. (a)
Sol. The term ‘misconceived’ means ‘Wrongly or badly planned or judged, typically because of faulty understanding’.

S4. Ans. (b)
Sol. The term ‘perverse’ means ‘Showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable’.

S5. Ans. (a)
Sol. The term ‘punitive’ means ‘Inflicting or intended as punishment’.

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