SBI PO 2019 English (Cloze test) Quiz: 24th February 2019

Dear Aspirants,

English Quiz For SBI PO Exam 2019

The State Bank of India conducts a three-level examination to recruit Probationary Officers every year. Thus, the English Language can be an impetus for your success as it helps you save crucial time and score good points in lesser time and effort. So, instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Here is a quiz on English Language being provided by Adda247 to let you practice the best of latest pattern English Questions for SBI PO Examination 2019-20.


Directions (1-8): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 1 to 8. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning. 


Q1. The Newspaper is one of the printed medium of media available to the common man. It provides -------------1------------ about the happenings of the neighbourhood to every corner of the world. Our idea of newspaper is of folded sheets which --------2-------- information about and articles on news, features, reviews and advertisements but it is much more than that. It means the world to some. It has the power to change one’s life. The information we receive from the newspaper plays a -------3------- role in our daily life. One always benefits from the habit of reading newspaper. Being a student it not only improves your reading skills and --------4--------- but also keeps you aware of the current affairs. One can always find the part that interests him and enhances his learning. For instance, a commerce student can know the current trade policy changes and the ups and downs in the market. This makes him ready for the future. Likewise, someone related to science background can know the new developments in the technological department. IAS, UPSC, GPSC, SSC, NDA, IBPS PO and many other aspirants also --------5--------- from reading newspaper as it includes current affairs and needs them to be aware of the current happenings in the political, social and technological fields which are all covered in the newspaper. Students can greatly boast their general knowledge with the newspaper reading habits. School curriculums have also included reading newspaper as one of the assignments which ----------6---------- in developing numerous skills in the student. Newspaper comprises of not only of news but also of the entertainment columns like crosswords, puzzles, jumbles, various interesting articles, fun facts and comic strips to keep the reader involved. Like it is said “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy”. So students can use these parts of the newspaper for recreational purpose. Other than this, newspaper also consists of a separate section dealing with fashion trends, lifestyle, and life stories etc. All this helps the reader stick to a ---------7-------- of reading the newspaper daily, making it a habit without being bored at the same time. This can also serve as a break from reading the same course books. Despite the massive development of the electronic media, newspaper still has a huge impact over majority of the society and still holds its place firmly. It connects the students of the developing world with the good old way of -------8-------information and being more aware of the world.

awareness
doubt
residue
alarm
prescription
Solution:

'Awareness' is the correct fit for the blank here and it means concern about and well-informed interest in a particular situation or development.

Q2. The Newspaper is one of the printed medium of media available to the common man. It provides -------------1------------ about the happenings of the neighbourhood to every corner of the world. Our idea of newspaper is of folded sheets which --------2-------- information about and articles on news, features, reviews and advertisements but it is much more than that. It means the world to some. It has the power to change one’s life. The information we receive from the newspaper plays a -------3------- role in our daily life. One always benefits from the habit of reading newspaper. Being a student it not only improves your reading skills and --------4--------- but also keeps you aware of the current affairs. One can always find the part that interests him and enhances his learning. For instance, a commerce student can know the current trade policy changes and the ups and downs in the market. This makes him ready for the future. Likewise, someone related to science background can know the new developments in the technological department. IAS, UPSC, GPSC, SSC, NDA, IBPS PO and many other aspirants also --------5--------- from reading newspaper as it includes current affairs and needs them to be aware of the current happenings in the political, social and technological fields which are all covered in the newspaper. Students can greatly boast their general knowledge with the newspaper reading habits. School curriculums have also included reading newspaper as one of the assignments which ----------6---------- in developing numerous skills in the student. Newspaper comprises of not only of news but also of the entertainment columns like crosswords, puzzles, jumbles, various interesting articles, fun facts and comic strips to keep the reader involved. Like it is said “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy”. So students can use these parts of the newspaper for recreational purpose. Other than this, newspaper also consists of a separate section dealing with fashion trends, lifestyle, and life stories etc. All this helps the reader stick to a ---------7-------- of reading the newspaper daily, making it a habit without being bored at the same time. This can also serve as a break from reading the same course books. Despite the massive development of the electronic media, newspaper still has a huge impact over majority of the society and still holds its place firmly. It connects the students of the developing world with the good old way of -------8-------information and being more aware of the world.

instills
containing
contains
including
emancipate
Solution:

'Contains' is the correct fit for the blank here.

Q3. The Newspaper is one of the printed medium of media available to the common man. It provides -------------1------------ about the happenings of the neighbourhood to every corner of the world. Our idea of newspaper is of folded sheets which --------2-------- information about and articles on news, features, reviews and advertisements but it is much more than that. It means the world to some. It has the power to change one’s life. The information we receive from the newspaper plays a -------3------- role in our daily life. One always benefits from the habit of reading newspaper. Being a student it not only improves your reading skills and --------4--------- but also keeps you aware of the current affairs. One can always find the part that interests him and enhances his learning. For instance, a commerce student can know the current trade policy changes and the ups and downs in the market. This makes him ready for the future. Likewise, someone related to science background can know the new developments in the technological department. IAS, UPSC, GPSC, SSC, NDA, IBPS PO and many other aspirants also --------5--------- from reading newspaper as it includes current affairs and needs them to be aware of the current happenings in the political, social and technological fields which are all covered in the newspaper. Students can greatly boast their general knowledge with the newspaper reading habits. School curriculums have also included reading newspaper as one of the assignments which ----------6---------- in developing numerous skills in the student. Newspaper comprises of not only of news but also of the entertainment columns like crosswords, puzzles, jumbles, various interesting articles, fun facts and comic strips to keep the reader involved. Like it is said “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy”. So students can use these parts of the newspaper for recreational purpose. Other than this, newspaper also consists of a separate section dealing with fashion trends, lifestyle, and life stories etc. All this helps the reader stick to a ---------7-------- of reading the newspaper daily, making it a habit without being bored at the same time. This can also serve as a break from reading the same course books. Despite the massive development of the electronic media, newspaper still has a huge impact over majority of the society and still holds its place firmly. It connects the students of the developing world with the good old way of -------8-------information and being more aware of the world.

importance
vital
manipulative
calculative
reluctant
Solution:

'Vital' is the correct fit for the blank here and it means being important.

Q4. The Newspaper is one of the printed medium of media available to the common man. It provides -------------1------------ about the happenings of the neighbourhood to every corner of the world. Our idea of newspaper is of folded sheets which --------2-------- information about and articles on news, features, reviews and advertisements but it is much more than that. It means the world to some. It has the power to change one’s life. The information we receive from the newspaper plays a -------3------- role in our daily life. One always benefits from the habit of reading newspaper. Being a student it not only improves your reading skills and --------4--------- but also keeps you aware of the current affairs. One can always find the part that interests him and enhances his learning. For instance, a commerce student can know the current trade policy changes and the ups and downs in the market. This makes him ready for the future. Likewise, someone related to science background can know the new developments in the technological department. IAS, UPSC, GPSC, SSC, NDA, IBPS PO and many other aspirants also --------5--------- from reading newspaper as it includes current affairs and needs them to be aware of the current happenings in the political, social and technological fields which are all covered in the newspaper. Students can greatly boast their general knowledge with the newspaper reading habits. School curriculums have also included reading newspaper as one of the assignments which ----------6---------- in developing numerous skills in the student. Newspaper comprises of not only of news but also of the entertainment columns like crosswords, puzzles, jumbles, various interesting articles, fun facts and comic strips to keep the reader involved. Like it is said “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy”. So students can use these parts of the newspaper for recreational purpose. Other than this, newspaper also consists of a separate section dealing with fashion trends, lifestyle, and life stories etc. All this helps the reader stick to a ---------7-------- of reading the newspaper daily, making it a habit without being bored at the same time. This can also serve as a break from reading the same course books. Despite the massive development of the electronic media, newspaper still has a huge impact over majority of the society and still holds its place firmly. It connects the students of the developing world with the good old way of -------8-------information and being more aware of the world.

ruthless
efficient
durable
improvement
efficiency
Solution:

'Efficiency' is the correct fit for the blank here and it means the state or quality of being efficient.

Q5. The Newspaper is one of the printed medium of media available to the common man. It provides -------------1------------ about the happenings of the neighbourhood to every corner of the world. Our idea of newspaper is of folded sheets which --------2-------- information about and articles on news, features, reviews and advertisements but it is much more than that. It means the world to some. It has the power to change one’s life. The information we receive from the newspaper plays a -------3------- role in our daily life. One always benefits from the habit of reading newspaper. Being a student it not only improves your reading skills and --------4--------- but also keeps you aware of the current affairs. One can always find the part that interests him and enhances his learning. For instance, a commerce student can know the current trade policy changes and the ups and downs in the market. This makes him ready for the future. Likewise, someone related to science background can know the new developments in the technological department. IAS, UPSC, GPSC, SSC, NDA, IBPS PO and many other aspirants also --------5--------- from reading newspaper as it includes current affairs and needs them to be aware of the current happenings in the political, social and technological fields which are all covered in the newspaper. Students can greatly boast their general knowledge with the newspaper reading habits. School curriculums have also included reading newspaper as one of the assignments which ----------6---------- in developing numerous skills in the student. Newspaper comprises of not only of news but also of the entertainment columns like crosswords, puzzles, jumbles, various interesting articles, fun facts and comic strips to keep the reader involved. Like it is said “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy”. So students can use these parts of the newspaper for recreational purpose. Other than this, newspaper also consists of a separate section dealing with fashion trends, lifestyle, and life stories etc. All this helps the reader stick to a ---------7-------- of reading the newspaper daily, making it a habit without being bored at the same time. This can also serve as a break from reading the same course books. Despite the massive development of the electronic media, newspaper still has a huge impact over majority of the society and still holds its place firmly. It connects the students of the developing world with the good old way of -------8-------information and being more aware of the world.

load
advancement
benefit
remind
reminder
Solution:

'Benefit' is the correct fit for the blank here and it means an advantage or profit gained from something

Q6. The Newspaper is one of the printed medium of media available to the common man. It provides -------------1------------ about the happenings of the neighbourhood to every corner of the world. Our idea of newspaper is of folded sheets which --------2-------- information about and articles on news, features, reviews and advertisements but it is much more than that. It means the world to some. It has the power to change one’s life. The information we receive from the newspaper plays a -------3------- role in our daily life. One always benefits from the habit of reading newspaper. Being a student it not only improves your reading skills and --------4--------- but also keeps you aware of the current affairs. One can always find the part that interests him and enhances his learning. For instance, a commerce student can know the current trade policy changes and the ups and downs in the market. This makes him ready for the future. Likewise, someone related to science background can know the new developments in the technological department. IAS, UPSC, GPSC, SSC, NDA, IBPS PO and many other aspirants also --------5--------- from reading newspaper as it includes current affairs and needs them to be aware of the current happenings in the political, social and technological fields which are all covered in the newspaper. Students can greatly boast their general knowledge with the newspaper reading habits. School curriculums have also included reading newspaper as one of the assignments which ----------6---------- in developing numerous skills in the student. Newspaper comprises of not only of news but also of the entertainment columns like crosswords, puzzles, jumbles, various interesting articles, fun facts and comic strips to keep the reader involved. Like it is said “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy”. So students can use these parts of the newspaper for recreational purpose. Other than this, newspaper also consists of a separate section dealing with fashion trends, lifestyle, and life stories etc. All this helps the reader stick to a ---------7-------- of reading the newspaper daily, making it a habit without being bored at the same time. This can also serve as a break from reading the same course books. Despite the massive development of the electronic media, newspaper still has a huge impact over majority of the society and still holds its place firmly. It connects the students of the developing world with the good old way of -------8-------information and being more aware of the world.

rendering
went
giving
contributes
solitude
Solution:

'Contributes' is the correct fit for the blank here.

Q7. The Newspaper is one of the printed medium of media available to the common man. It provides -------------1------------ about the happenings of the neighbourhood to every corner of the world. Our idea of newspaper is of folded sheets which --------2-------- information about and articles on news, features, reviews and advertisements but it is much more than that. It means the world to some. It has the power to change one’s life. The information we receive from the newspaper plays a -------3------- role in our daily life. One always benefits from the habit of reading newspaper. Being a student it not only improves your reading skills and --------4--------- but also keeps you aware of the current affairs. One can always find the part that interests him and enhances his learning. For instance, a commerce student can know the current trade policy changes and the ups and downs in the market. This makes him ready for the future. Likewise, someone related to science background can know the new developments in the technological department. IAS, UPSC, GPSC, SSC, NDA, IBPS PO and many other aspirants also --------5--------- from reading newspaper as it includes current affairs and needs them to be aware of the current happenings in the political, social and technological fields which are all covered in the newspaper. Students can greatly boast their general knowledge with the newspaper reading habits. School curriculums have also included reading newspaper as one of the assignments which ----------6---------- in developing numerous skills in the student. Newspaper comprises of not only of news but also of the entertainment columns like crosswords, puzzles, jumbles, various interesting articles, fun facts and comic strips to keep the reader involved. Like it is said “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy”. So students can use these parts of the newspaper for recreational purpose. Other than this, newspaper also consists of a separate section dealing with fashion trends, lifestyle, and life stories etc. All this helps the reader stick to a ---------7-------- of reading the newspaper daily, making it a habit without being bored at the same time. This can also serve as a break from reading the same course books. Despite the massive development of the electronic media, newspaper still has a huge impact over majority of the society and still holds its place firmly. It connects the students of the developing world with the good old way of -------8-------information and being more aware of the world.

regime
financial
economy
feather
fast
Solution:

'Regime' is the correct fit for the blank here and it means a system or ordered way of doing things

Q8. The Newspaper is one of the printed medium of media available to the common man. It provides -------------1------------ about the happenings of the neighbourhood to every corner of the world. Our idea of newspaper is of folded sheets which --------2-------- information about and articles on news, features, reviews and advertisements but it is much more than that. It means the world to some. It has the power to change one’s life. The information we receive from the newspaper plays a -------3------- role in our daily life. One always benefits from the habit of reading newspaper. Being a student it not only improves your reading skills and --------4--------- but also keeps you aware of the current affairs. One can always find the part that interests him and enhances his learning. For instance, a commerce student can know the current trade policy changes and the ups and downs in the market. This makes him ready for the future. Likewise, someone related to science background can know the new developments in the technological department. IAS, UPSC, GPSC, SSC, NDA, IBPS PO and many other aspirants also --------5--------- from reading newspaper as it includes current affairs and needs them to be aware of the current happenings in the political, social and technological fields which are all covered in the newspaper. Students can greatly boast their general knowledge with the newspaper reading habits. School curriculums have also included reading newspaper as one of the assignments which ----------6---------- in developing numerous skills in the student. Newspaper comprises of not only of news but also of the entertainment columns like crosswords, puzzles, jumbles, various interesting articles, fun facts and comic strips to keep the reader involved. Like it is said “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy”. So students can use these parts of the newspaper for recreational purpose. Other than this, newspaper also consists of a separate section dealing with fashion trends, lifestyle, and life stories etc. All this helps the reader stick to a ---------7-------- of reading the newspaper daily, making it a habit without being bored at the same time. This can also serve as a break from reading the same course books. Despite the massive development of the electronic media, newspaper still has a huge impact over majority of the society and still holds its place firmly. It connects the students of the developing world with the good old way of -------8-------information and being more aware of the world.

accumulate
loop
nested
harvest
gathering
Solution:

'Gathering' is the correct fit for the blank here.

Directions (9-15): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 9 to 15. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning. 


Q9. Mahatma Gandhi was a highly --------9-------- and intelligent person. He studied Law and Jurisprudence from London and became an English Barrister. He could have easily chosen a -------10------- career and a settled family life however his love for his country made him dive into the freedom struggle. He gave up his polished career to join the Indian struggle for independence and gave his heart and soul to it. He knew the importance of education and --------11------- the same. His educational philosophy was a bit different though. While the government ------12------- upon being literate and increasing the literacy rate and does that even today, Mahatma Gandhi felt that merely being literate was not enough. As per him, it was important to be educated and develop skills that match ones ---------13-------- so as to do well in life. It would not only help in that person’s growth and development but also prove to be good for the society. Gandhi ji believed that merely ----------14----------- knowledge is not enough. It is essential to render practical knowledge to the students in order to develop proper understanding of the subject. He believed that every individual has the right to be educated and that ----------15-------- must be made compulsory for everyone. He worked towards promoting education in India.

give
awareness
learned
abash
lethargy
Solution:

'Learned' is the correct fit for the blank here.

Q10. Mahatma Gandhi was a highly --------9-------- and intelligent person. He studied Law and Jurisprudence from London and became an English Barrister. He could have easily chosen a -------10------- career and a settled family life however his love for his country made him dive into the freedom struggle. He gave up his polished career to join the Indian struggle for independence and gave his heart and soul to it. He knew the importance of education and --------11------- the same. His educational philosophy was a bit different though. While the government ------12------- upon being literate and increasing the literacy rate and does that even today, Mahatma Gandhi felt that merely being literate was not enough. As per him, it was important to be educated and develop skills that match ones ---------13-------- so as to do well in life. It would not only help in that person’s growth and development but also prove to be good for the society. Gandhi ji believed that merely ----------14----------- knowledge is not enough. It is essential to render practical knowledge to the students in order to develop proper understanding of the subject. He believed that every individual has the right to be educated and that ----------15-------- must be made compulsory for everyone. He worked towards promoting education in India.

lucrative
trick
machine
culminate
timid
Solution:

'Lucrative' is the correct fit for the blank here and it means producing a great deal of profit.

Q11. Mahatma Gandhi was a highly --------9-------- and intelligent person. He studied Law and Jurisprudence from London and became an English Barrister. He could have easily chosen a -------10------- career and a settled family life however his love for his country made him dive into the freedom struggle. He gave up his polished career to join the Indian struggle for independence and gave his heart and soul to it. He knew the importance of education and --------11------- the same. His educational philosophy was a bit different though. While the government ------12------- upon being literate and increasing the literacy rate and does that even today, Mahatma Gandhi felt that merely being literate was not enough. As per him, it was important to be educated and develop skills that match ones ---------13-------- so as to do well in life. It would not only help in that person’s growth and development but also prove to be good for the society. Gandhi ji believed that merely ----------14----------- knowledge is not enough. It is essential to render practical knowledge to the students in order to develop proper understanding of the subject. He believed that every individual has the right to be educated and that ----------15-------- must be made compulsory for everyone. He worked towards promoting education in India.

advertising
promoted
giving
follow
cultivate
Solution:

'Promoted' is the correct fit for the blank here.

Q12. Mahatma Gandhi was a highly --------9-------- and intelligent person. He studied Law and Jurisprudence from London and became an English Barrister. He could have easily chosen a -------10------- career and a settled family life however his love for his country made him dive into the freedom struggle. He gave up his polished career to join the Indian struggle for independence and gave his heart and soul to it. He knew the importance of education and --------11------- the same. His educational philosophy was a bit different though. While the government ------12------- upon being literate and increasing the literacy rate and does that even today, Mahatma Gandhi felt that merely being literate was not enough. As per him, it was important to be educated and develop skills that match ones ---------13-------- so as to do well in life. It would not only help in that person’s growth and development but also prove to be good for the society. Gandhi ji believed that merely ----------14----------- knowledge is not enough. It is essential to render practical knowledge to the students in order to develop proper understanding of the subject. He believed that every individual has the right to be educated and that ----------15-------- must be made compulsory for everyone. He worked towards promoting education in India.

messed
messing
pressing
stressed
harassing
Solution:

'Stressed' is the correct fit for the blank here.

Q13. Mahatma Gandhi was a highly --------9-------- and intelligent person. He studied Law and Jurisprudence from London and became an English Barrister. He could have easily chosen a -------10------- career and a settled family life however his love for his country made him dive into the freedom struggle. He gave up his polished career to join the Indian struggle for independence and gave his heart and soul to it. He knew the importance of education and --------11------- the same. His educational philosophy was a bit different though. While the government ------12------- upon being literate and increasing the literacy rate and does that even today, Mahatma Gandhi felt that merely being literate was not enough. As per him, it was important to be educated and develop skills that match ones ---------13-------- so as to do well in life. It would not only help in that person’s growth and development but also prove to be good for the society. Gandhi ji believed that merely ----------14----------- knowledge is not enough. It is essential to render practical knowledge to the students in order to develop proper understanding of the subject. He believed that every individual has the right to be educated and that ----------15-------- must be made compulsory for everyone. He worked towards promoting education in India.

felt
potent
disabled
abled
caliber
Solution:

'Caliber' is the correct fit for the blank here and it means the quality of someone's character or the level of their ability.

Q14. Mahatma Gandhi was a highly --------9-------- and intelligent person. He studied Law and Jurisprudence from London and became an English Barrister. He could have easily chosen a -------10------- career and a settled family life however his love for his country made him dive into the freedom struggle. He gave up his polished career to join the Indian struggle for independence and gave his heart and soul to it. He knew the importance of education and --------11------- the same. His educational philosophy was a bit different though. While the government ------12------- upon being literate and increasing the literacy rate and does that even today, Mahatma Gandhi felt that merely being literate was not enough. As per him, it was important to be educated and develop skills that match ones ---------13-------- so as to do well in life. It would not only help in that person’s growth and development but also prove to be good for the society. Gandhi ji believed that merely ----------14----------- knowledge is not enough. It is essential to render practical knowledge to the students in order to develop proper understanding of the subject. He believed that every individual has the right to be educated and that ----------15-------- must be made compulsory for everyone. He worked towards promoting education in India.

ebb
understand
theoretical
practicality
read
Solution:

'Theoretical' is the correct fit for the blank here and it means concerned with or involving the theory of a subject or area of study rather than its practical application.

Q15. Mahatma Gandhi was a highly --------9-------- and intelligent person. He studied Law and Jurisprudence from London and became an English Barrister. He could have easily chosen a -------10------- career and a settled family life however his love for his country made him dive into the freedom struggle. He gave up his polished career to join the Indian struggle for independence and gave his heart and soul to it. He knew the importance of education and --------11------- the same. His educational philosophy was a bit different though. While the government ------12------- upon being literate and increasing the literacy rate and does that even today, Mahatma Gandhi felt that merely being literate was not enough. As per him, it was important to be educated and develop skills that match ones ---------13-------- so as to do well in life. It would not only help in that person’s growth and development but also prove to be good for the society. Gandhi ji believed that merely ----------14----------- knowledge is not enough. It is essential to render practical knowledge to the students in order to develop proper understanding of the subject. He believed that every individual has the right to be educated and that ----------15-------- must be made compulsory for everyone. He worked towards promoting education in India.

education
educated
student
teacher
school
Solution:

'Education' is the correct fit for the blank here.

               










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