English Language Quiz For SBI Clerk Prelims 2021- 5th May

Directions (1-15): Select the phrase/connector (it must be at the start) 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.

Q1. (I) The scientists have discovered a new member of the family.
(II) They identified it through remains found in northeastern Utah.
(i) the newly discovered
(ii) discovering the new member
(iii) the new member being discovered
(a) (i) and (ii) both
(b) only (ii)
(c) only (i)
(d) (i) and (iii) both
(e) none of these

Q2. (I) scientists have used a synthetic polymer called resol.
(II)Scientists now have created an artificial wood that has the weblike structure similar to natural wood or lignin.
(i) by using a synthetic polymer
(ii) synthetic polymer being used
(iii) while using synthetic polymer
(a) only (i) and (ii)
(b) only (ii) and (iii)
(c) only (i)
(d) only (i) and (iii)
(e) none of these

Q3. (I) ISRO Chairman K. Sivan spoke first time on issues raised about the 5,700-kg high throughput satellite.
(II) he justified ISRO’s unprecedented decision to recall the satellite midway between its reaching the French port and the launch.
(i) speaking for the first time
(ii) although speaking
(iii) speaking however
(a) (i) and (ii) both
(b) only (i)
(c) only (iii)
(d) (iii) and (i) both
(e) none of these

Q4. (I) Holmes stood up in the cave with excitement only to bang his head on the cave’s roof.
(II) According to Coleridge much of which was, made up of “the roots of old trees”.
(i) in his excitement
(ii) standing with excitement
(iii) being in the cave
(a) (i) and (ii) both
(b) only (i)
(c) only (iii)
(d) (iii) and (i) both
(e) none of these

Q5. (I) Mr. Vajpayee didn’t find the numbers for his 13-days old government in 1996 so he resigned on the floor of the House.
(II) he made a mark before he left with his standout speech. “Governments come and go and parties are born and disappear. Above it all, the country must stay shining, its democracy immortal,”
(i) After failing to find the
(ii) while he was failing to find the
(iii) before failing to find the no
(a) (i) and (ii) both
(b) only (i)
(c) only (iii)
(d) (iii) and (i) both
(e) none of these

Q6. (A) Emergency measures have been announced by the Maharashtra government
(B) Tackle the widespread pink bollworm (PBW) infestation in parts of the State.

(i) The Maharashtra government has announced
(ii) Announcing emergency measures to
(iii) To tackle the widespread pink bollworm (PBW) infestation

(a)Only (i) is correct
(b)Only (iii) is correct
(c) Both (i) and (iii) are correct
(d)Both (i) and (ii) are correct
(e)None is correct

Q7. (I) How to have painless labor during the birth of a child?
(II) This has been a very old problem

(i) How to have…
(ii) Since how to have painless labor…
(iii) This has been…

(a) Only (ii)
(b) Only (i)
(c) Both (i) and (ii)
(d) Both (ii) and (iii)
(e) None of these

Q8. (I) Scriptures have given to us the concept of Purushartha Chatushtaya.
(II) The ultimate objective for Purushartha Chatushtaya is every human being should strive to attain self-realization.

(i) Despite scriptures have given…
(ii) Because scriptures have given…
(iii) Scriptures have given…

(a) Only (iii)
(b) Both (i) and (iii)
(c) Only (ii)
(d) Only (i)
(e) None of these

Q9. (I) We were on a running train.
(II) We were on pilgrimage.

(i) Since, we were on a…
(ii) While on pilgrimage…
(iii) Because we were on a…

(a) Only (i)
(b) Only (iii)
(c) Only (ii)
(d) Both (ii) and (iii)
(e) None of these

Q10. (I) At the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, 125 years ago, Swami Vivekananda delivered his landmark address.
(II) Vivekananda’s address was about the need for harmony of religions.

(i) At the World Parliament…
(ii) Because Vivekananda’s address was …
(iii) Despite Vivekananda’s address was …

(a) Both (i) and (ii)
(b) Only (ii)
(c) Both (i) and (iii)
(d) Only (i)
(e) None of these

Q11. (I) The report acknowledges several barriers like lack of maternity benefits.
(II) The report falls short of thinking out-of-the-box.
(i) The report acknowledges…
(ii) Falling short the report…
(iii) However, the report falls short…
(a) Only (i)
(b) Only (iii)
(c) Both (ii) and (iii)
(d) None of these
(e) All of these

Q12. (I) India is home to a third of the world’s malnourished children
(II) The importance of nutrient-rich items in the meal cannot be emphasized enough.
(i) Since India is home to….
(ii) Given that India is…
(iii) However India is…
(a) Only (ii)
(b) Only (iii)
(c) Both (i) and (iii)
(d) Both (i) and (ii)
(e) All of these

Q13. (I) All class groups place enormous emphasis on children’s education.
(II) Women’s participation in full-time employment is seen as antithetical.
(i) All class groups…
(ii) Since all class groups…
(iii) In order that class groups…
(a) Only (i)
(b) Only (iii)
(c) Both (ii) and (iii)
(d) None of these
(e) All of these

Q14. (I) Higher happiness can be achieved by giving and not grabbing.
(II) It is produced by social interactions, love, affection, enthusiasm and empathy.
(i) Since higher happiness…
(ii) In accordance to higher happiness…
(iii) Along with social interactions, love…
(a) Only (i)
(b) Only (iii)
(c) Both (ii) and (iii)
(d) None of these
(e) All of these

Q15. (I) Paddy farmers this year received a price that was 7% higher compared to 2017 season.
(II) Despite depressed market situation and increased production.
(i) Paddy farmers this year…
(ii) Despite depressed market…
(iii) In spite of depressed market…
(a) Only (i)
(b) Only (iii)
(c) Both (ii) and (iii)
(d) None of these
(e) All of these

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Solutions

S1. Ans. (c)
Sol. option c is the correct answer.
The newly discovered member of the family, identified through remains was found in northeastern Utah.

S2. Ans. (c)
Sol. option (c) is the correct answer.
By using a synthetic polymer called resol, scientists have now created an artificial wood that has the web like structure similar to natural wood or lignin.

S3. Ans (b)
Sol. option (b) is the correct answer.
Speaking for the first time on issues raised about the 5,700-kg high throughput satellite, he justified ISRO’s unprecedented decision to recall the satellite midway between its reaching the French port and the launch.

S4. Ans. (b)
Sol. option (b) is the correct answer.
In his excitement, Holmes stood up in the cave only to bang his head on the cave’s roof, much of which was, according to Coleridge himself, made up of “the roots of old trees”.

S5. Ans. (b)
Sol. option (b) is the correct answer.
After failing to find the numbers for his 13-day old government in 1996, Mr. Vajpayee resigned on the floor of the House but not before leaving a mark with his standout speech. “Governments come and go and parties are born and disappear. Above it all, the country must stay shining, its democracy is immortal,”

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. Option (c) is the correct choice for the given question.
(i) The Maharashtra government has announced emergency measures to tackle the widespread pink bollworm (PBW) infestation in parts of the State.
(iii) To tackle the widespread pink bollworm (PBW) infestation in parts of the State, the Maharashtra government has announced emergency measures.

S7. Ans. (b)
Sol. Among the starters, only starter (i) is the correct answer. The starters (ii) and (iii) are irrelevant.
‘How to have painless labor during the birth of a child has been a very old problem.’
Hence, the option (b) is the correct answer.

S8. Ans. (a)
Sol. Among the given alternatives, the alternative (iii) is the most relevant and could successfully form a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful sentence. The other two alternatives are irrelevant and out of context.
Hence, the option (a) is the correct answer.
‘Scriptures have given to us the concept of Purushartha Chatushtaya, the ultimate objective of which is every human being should strive to attain Self-realisation.’

S9. Ans. (c)
Sol. Among the given alternatives, only alternative (ii) is the most relevant and is the correct answer. The other alternatives are out of context and irrelevant and wouldn’t make a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful sentence.
Hence, the correct answer is the option (c).
‘While on pilgrimage, we were on a running train.’

S10. Ans. (d)
Sol. Among the given alternatives, only alternative (i) could successfully form a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful sentence. The other alternatives are irrelevant and out-of-context.
Among the given options, the correct answer is the option (d).
‘At the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, 125 years ago, Swami Vivekananda delivered his landmark address, about the need for harmony of religions.’

S11. Ans. (b)
Sol. Only starter (iii) can be used to frame a meaningful sentence without altering the exact meaning of the given sentences. However, it is not possible to construct a contextual sentence using the first and second starter as they would alter the intended meaning. Hence option (b) is the correct choice.
Here however means in whatever way; regardless of how.
(iii) However, the report falls short of thinking out-of-the box, it acknowledges several barriers like lack of maternity benefits.

S12. Ans. (d)
Sol. Both the starters (i) and (ii) can be used to frame a meaningful sentence without altering the exact meaning of the given sentences. However, it is not possible to construct a contextual sentence using the third starter as it would alter the intended meaning. Hence option (d) is the correct choice.
(i) Since India is home to a third of the world’s malnourished children, the importance of nutrient-rich items in the meal cannot be emphasized enough.
(ii) Given that India is home to a third of the world’s malnourished children, the importance of nutrient-rich items in the meal cannot be emphasized enough.

S13. Ans. (d)
Sol. None of the given starter can connect both the statements coherently to form a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful sentence. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.

S14. Ans. (b)
Sol. Only starter (iii) can be used to frame a meaningful sentence without altering the exact meaning of the given sentences. However, it is not possible to construct a contextual sentence using the first and second starter as they would alter the intended meaning. Hence option (b) is the correct choice.
(iii) Along with social interactions, love, affection, enthusiasm and empathy, higher happiness can be achieved by giving and not grabbing.

S15. Ans. (e)
Sol. All the three starters can be used to frame a meaningful sentence without altering the intended meaning of the given sentences. Hence option (e) is the correct choice.
(i) Paddy farmers this year received a price that was 7% higher compared to 2017 season despite depressed market situation and increased production.
(ii) Despite depressed market situation and increased production, paddy farmers this year received a price that was 7% higher compared to 2017 season.
(iii) In spite of depressed market situation and increased production, paddy farmers this year received a price that was 7% higher compared to 2017 season.

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