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English Language Quiz For SBI PO Prelims 2023-27th September

 Directions (1-10): In the following passage there are words highlighted in bold, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case. If the word highlighted in bold does not require any replacement, choose (e) as your answer.
India may have won the final of the women’s Asia Cup hockey tournament conflicting (1) China in a penalty shootout, but it was a fully progressive (2) victory. Throughout their campaign in Japan, team members played out of their skin to recording (3)the win, which has secured them a spot in next year’s World Cup emphatically on merit, not as wild-card entrants. The realization (4) came against formidable hurdles (5), and in the absence of any expectations. Indian women were never the favourites, going into the tournament ranked 12th in the world and fourth in Asia — behind World No. 8 China, Korea and Japan. Incidentally, India broken(6)defending champion Japan in the semi-finals. This happened despite a degree of pre-tournament disarray. The team lost its second coach in the space of a year, and Harendra Singh came to the assignment just a month previous(7)the Asia Cup, that too with no previous experience of having worked with a women’s hockey team. The team had other issues to feud (8) with as well; the fitness and skill levels had slipped. The lack of reality (9), sadly, was clear from the fact that there was no live telecast, not even (10) online streaming.

Q1. (a)obstructing
(b) regarding
(d) about
(e) No improvement required

Q2. (a)venerable

(c) aspiring
(d) deserving
(e) No improvement required

Q3. (a)annal
(b) lineup
(c) register
(d) withdraw
(e) No improvement required

Q4. (a)recognition
(b) acquisition
(c) triumph
(d) completion
(e) No improvement required

Q5. (a)confinement
(b) trust
(c) rampart
(d) control
(e) No correction required

Q6. (a)finished
(b) exhausted
(c) discouraged
(d) defeated
(e) No correction required

Q7. (a) back
(b) before
(c) after
(d) exceeding
(e) No improvement required

Q8. (a)clench
(b) grapple
(c) wrangle
(d) argue
(e) No improvement required

Q9. (a) expectations
(b) determination
(c) stability
(d) fact
(e) No improvement required

Q10. (a) undeviating
(b) corresponding
(c) firm
(d) secluded
(e) No improvement required


S1. Ans. (c)
Sol. ‘against is the correct word as the sentence talks about the final match of the tournament between India and China, which was won by India.

S2. Ans. (d)
Sol. ‘deserving’ is the correct word to be replaced as the paragraph is glorifying the victory of India hence deserving is the most suitable word.

S3. Ans. (c)
Sol. ‘register’ is the most appropriate word making the sentence meaningful.  In the sentence, a phrase has been used ‘out of their skin’ which means perform exceptionally well, which is used for Indian team players, who played very well and won the tournament.

S4. Ans. (c)
Sol. ‘triumph’ best suits the purpose which means a great victory or achievement. Here in the above sentences, the victory of India has been discussed hence triumph is making the sentence meaningful.

S5. Ans. (e)
Sol. No improvement is required here.

S6. Ans. (d)
Sol. ‘defeated’ is making the sentence meaningful as the sentence is telling about semifinals whereas India won the tournament hence it is clear that India defeated Japan in semifinals to reach the finals.

S7. Ans. (b)
Sol. ‘before’ is the most appropriate word as above sentence indicates about the disarray      (disorder) which makes us clear that the coach left the team before the Asia Cup.

S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. ‘grapple’ best suits the purpose as it means struggle.
Feud means a prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute.
Wrangle means a dispute or argument, typically one that is long and complicated.

S9. Ans. (a)
Sol. ‘expectations’ is the correct word as it is also used in above sentences of the paragraph.

S10. Ans. (e)
Sol. No improvement is required here.

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SBI PO Prelims exam consists of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Reasoning and English Language