English Language Quiz For Bank Mains Exams 2021- 22nd January

Directions (1-5): In each of the following questions, various sentences are given and you have
to choose the one which has some or any grammatical error in it. In the questions where option (e) is all are correct and all the sentences are grammatically correct choose option (e) as the correct choice.

Q1. (a) Immediately after boarding the bus Mahesh asked the conductor that if he knew where the museum was.
(b) Then I knelt down and opened my heart to her and poured out all the affection that was suffocating me.
(c) She was decidedly pretty, but it is surprising, monsieur, how much prettier women seem to us when the day is fine at the beginning of the spring.
(d) One morning on waking I saw from my window the blue sky glowing in the sun above the neighbouring houses.
(e) My neighbour raised her eyes again, and this time, as I was still looking at her, she smiled decidedly.

Q2. (a) No longer able to bear with her anguish she surrendered her life to the ocean.
(b) She experienced the summer grass beneath her feet and wore shoes that carried her over rocky terrain.
(c) Since then many a seafarer has told stories of his encounters with the mermaid.
(d) The success of our efforts depend upon the number of people who actually use the new methods.
(e) She lost her love to as much greed as any man could acquire, greed for luxury , greed for temporary pleasure and greed through self absorbed advancement.

Q3. (a) By the Time he reaches his ship, time has crept ten fold and he soon finds himself a crippled old man, unable to board his ship and escape.
(b) For Time is a treasure we rarely give credit to.
(c) Hardly had he threw the ball when it fell on the ground.
(d) Love no longer had value to him, her time meant little and her heart was no longer enough to offer him happiness.
(e) And the journey from the cavern back to his ship would prove to be futile.

Q4. (a) We can earn our gold and silver, we can lose it all and earn it back.
(b) Shyam is working in our organization for the last few years in the publication department.
(c) In a state of anguish she travelled alone across miles of ocean until she reached the Island of Alchemy.
(d) The morning starts with a bang or one bang after another, a series, a chorus – the same sound that lulled me to sleep the night before.
(e) A vital strong man would soon find the treasure he carries become a little harder to hold, and each step he makes him age.

Q5. (a) They talked for a while and then they will continue to play the game till tomorrow morning.
(b) In any case, it would take me very little persuasion to accept a Chungwah though I often refuse others, and perhaps make secret enemies.
(c) Anyway, I walk out and out the compound that houses the teachers and oficials’ residences, looking for a place to get some chow.
(d) I walk down the four flights of the hotel building where I and others of my ilk are housed.
(e) I sit and spend the morning thus, making friends and losing some and finally decide lunch can wait no longer.

Directions (6-10): Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which one sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the one that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.

Q6. The government launched the “Housing For All by 2022” programme in 2015, with the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Pmay) as a key anchor scheme. ____________________________. Global examples indicate that affordable housing activities generate direct and indirect employment in the medium term and sustained consumption in the long term. A 2014 study by the National Council of Applied Economic Research indicates that every additional rupee of capital invested in the housing sector adds Rs1.54 to the gross domestic product (GDP) and every Rs1 lakh invested in residential housing creates 2.69 new jobs in the economy.

(a) Pmay envisages building 20 million urban units by 2022.
(b) On the demand side, while overall economic growth will create the right enablers to stimulate demand, loans need to be provided at affordable rates.
(c) By building a strong support system and hand-holding the real estate entrepreneurs, we could create an ecosystem of quality developers.
(d) The lending institutions and credit rating agencies need to design new frameworks/rating scales that benchmark companies on such new capabilities.
(e) For a national housing dream of such a magnitude to fructify, the entire housing ecosystem needs to be well developed and all the stakeholders need to share a unified vision.

Q7. Young and aspirational, the millennial generation that makes up about 40% of India’s population has long been regarded as the saviour and driver of future economic growth. Yet, the gap between the productive labour force and the employment and entrepreneurial opportunities available to them continues to widen. The fourth Industrial Revolution has already made its mark on certain sectors. ________________________.

(a) Fulfilling the great expectations set for the MSDE seems unlikely unless certain changes are made.
(b) To be fair, policymakers recognize the problem and have taken steps to combat it.
(c) As technology continues to surge forward in leaps and bounds, both blue- and white-collar jobs will become increasingly sparse.
(d) Much of India’s workforce is already hampered with outdated and irrelevant skills.
(e) The economic turmoil that could be brought on by further large-scale disruption should be a cause of concern.

Q8. In the past few years, the slowdown in exports could be attributed at least in part to tepid global growth and falling trade intensity. However, this year, the global economy has seen a strong cyclical upturn across geographies and sectors, driven by stronger growth in investment, trade and industrial production. As per S&P Global estimates, global GDP is expected to reverse a two-year slowdown and grow 3.6% in 2017, higher than the 3.1% logged in 2016. __________________________________. In particular, the US and the euro area—India’s largest export destinations—are expected to grow by 70 basis points (bps) and 30 bps higher than in 2016, at 2.2% and 2.3%, respectively.

(a) The impact shows in the exports of labour-intensive sectors, which mainly comprise SMEs.
(b) The pickup is expected to be broad-based, across both advanced and emerging market economies.
(c) The fastest growth in exports was achieved when the rupee was strengthening against the dollar.
(d) Clearly, India has not been able to take advantage of the improving global environment, especially compared with its Asian peers.
(e) Revival in global investment, which has a high import content, further helped boost trade.

Q9. Land and housing rights have been a contentious topic in Kyrgyzstan since the country achieved independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Although under Kyrgyz law the state is supposed to provide a free plot of land to every citizen, as Eurasianet notes, “In reality, a land-allocation process thick with corruption and bureaucratic obstacles awaits anyone attempting to claim his share.” As a result, while elites and those with access to them have acquired more than their fair share of land for housing and construction projects, the majority of the population has been left to fend for themselves, vulnerable to elite power plays and manipulation. _____________________________________________________________.

(a) In this context, land rights and housing issues have long been at the center of political controversy, particularly at times of upheaval
(b) This is especially true in and around Bishkek, where prime land is very attractive and expensive due to plot scarcity and services availability.
(c) In exchange for their support at crunch time for the then newly installed interim government, they expected to be rewarded with the same land for housing.
(d) To this day, however, it has been impossible to establish exactly how many people participated in this scheme and the total sum that was collected.
(e) Land rights and housing issues have long been at the center of political controversy, particularly at times of upheaval.

Q10. On October 8, 2005, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake rocked Kashmir, resulting in nearly 75,000 deaths, injuring more than 100,000 people, and causing extensive damage. Although the epicenter was on the border between the Pakistani- and Indian-administered portions of Kashmir, the quake and its aftershocks were felt across the region from Central Asia to China. The tremors of Kashmir also created volatility in the region’s already precarious security structure. ________________________________________________________.

(a) The two countries nearly came to war in 1986-1987 and have engaged in numerous smaller border confrontations.
(b) This is due to the overlapping territorial claims of India, Pakistan, and China.
(c) Currently, Pakistan occupies about 78,114 sq. km and China about 42,685 sq. km (Aksai Chin), including 5,180 sq. km controversially ceded by Pakistan to China (Shaksam Valley) in 1964.
(d) The planned corridor enters at the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Kashmir, which is controlled by Pakistan, but claimed by India.
(e) The two countries nearly came to war in 1986-1987 and have engaged in numerous smaller border confrontations.

Directions (11-15): Rearrange the following eight sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G) and (H) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
A. The Supreme Court has stepped in to set right the injustice caused to an adult,
B. The hallmark of our Constitution is the freedom to follow the religion of one’s choice, which includes the right to convert, and gender justice.
C. In Hadiya’s case, these fundamental rights were violated.
D. The concept of “love jihad “ is confusing and subject to varying interpretations.
E. Forced conversion of an adult is unfathomable and far-fetched.
F. While only forced conversion is an offence,
G. In denying her the right to convert on her own volition and marry a person of her choice.
H. there is no valid reason for denying the rights due to Hadiya.

Q11.Which of the following will be the LAST (EIGHTH) sentence after rearrangement?
(a) C
(b) E
(c) D
(d) F
(e) H

Q12. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
(a) G
(b)B
(c) C
(d) E
(e) D

Q13. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
(a) G
(b) C
(c) B
(d) E
(e) A

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

Q15. Which of the following will be the SEVENTH sentence after rearrangement?
(a) D
(b) B
(c) F
(d) G
(e) E

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Solutions

S1. Ans. (a)
Sol. ‘that’ will not be used before ‘if’ as this is an interrogative sentence of indirect speech in which that is replaced by ‘if/ whether’.
Ex. He asked me if/ whether I was ready.

S2. Ans. (d)
Sol. ‘depends’ will be used in place of ‘depend’ as the subject of the sentence ‘success’ is singular.
S3. Ans. (c)
Sol. ‘thrown’ will be used in place of ‘threw’ as ‘have/ has/ had/ having + V3’ is used.
Ex. Having taken breakfast, he went out.

S4. Ans. (b)
Sol. ‘has been working’ will be used in place of ‘is working’ as the sentence is in present perfect continuous tense ‘for+ time’.

S5. Ans. (a)
Sol. ‘will talk’ will be used in place of ‘talked’ as two actions, that will happen in future are described here.
Ex. He will go to his sister and then he will go to his friend.

S6. Ans. (a)
Sol. The paragraph is about the programme “Housing For All by 2022” launched by government along with Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Pmay), generating direct and indirect employment as indicated by the National Council of Applied Economic Research. Hence the blank must be filled by the sentence that tells more about the scheme as mentioned in the above sentence of the blank. After reading all the sentences, we can conclude that sentence (a) talking about the Pmay scheme that envisions building 20 million urban units by 2022, is making the paragraph more complete and meaningful than other sentences. Hence option (a) is the best choice.

S7. Ans. (e)
Sol. In this paragraph, future economic growth has been discussed, that depends on the young generation. The sentences before the blank talks about the wide gap between productive labour force and the employment and entrepreneurial opportunities available. The success of the fourth Industrial Revolution has also been discussed. Hence the blank must be filled the sentence related to the economic condition. Going through all the sentences, we can infer that sentence (e) goes correctly with the paragraph that talks about the large-scale disruption causing economic turmoil. Hence sentence (e) is the correct choice.

S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. Here the theme of the paragraph revolves around the global economy depending upon the investment, trade and industrial production. The sentences before the blank is about the statistics of GDP growth in 2017 from 2016 whereas the sentences after the blank talks about the expected growth of export from previous year. Hence the blank must be filled by the sentence related to this economic growth. After reading all the sentences, we find that sentence (b) goes in agreement with the passage talking about the pick up of GDP, as discussed in its above sentence, which is expected to be broad based across both advanced and emerging market. Hence option (b) is the correct choice.

S9. Ans. (b)
Sol. The paragraph talks about the unavailability of land to the Kyrgystan’s citizens that is supposed to provide free to every citizen under Kyrgyz law. Hence the blank must be filled by the sentence related to this theme. Going through all the sentences, we can conclude that sentence (b) goes in harmony with the paragraph talking about the attractive and expensive land because of plot scarcity in Bishkek. Hence option (b) is the correct choice.

S10. Ans. (b)
Sol. The paragraph is about the earthquake occurred on October 8, 2005 that has affected Kashmir and its aftershocks been felt from across the region from Central Asia to China. The sentence before the blank talks about volatility created in Kashmir hence the blank must be filled by the sentence related to these arguments. Sentence (b) that talks about the reason behind the volatility in Kashmir is going appropriately with the paragraph. Hence option (b) is the correct choice.

S11. Ans.(e)
Sol. The correct sequence is AGBCEDFH

S12. Ans.(b)
Sol. The correct sequence is AGBCEDFH

S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. The correct sequence is AGBCEDFH

S14. Ans.(a)
Sol. The correct sequence is AGBCEDFH

S15. Ans.(c)
Sol. The correct sequence is AGBCEDFH

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