English Quiz for SBI Clerk Mains 2020, 20th August- Practice Set

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Directions(1-5): Read each of the following four sentences to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/error in it. Choose the sentence with grammatical error as the correct answer. If all the given sentences are grammatically correct then choose “All are correct”.

Q1. (i) Although their graduation dates coincided, the two classmates never knew each other during college.

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(ii) Instead of spending a fortune in court fees, the two parties has agreed to see a mediator to reconcile their differences.

(iii) Individuals who are arrogant will often look for ways to revile those they view as beneath them.

(a) Only (i)

(b) Only (ii)

(c) Only (iii)

(d) Both (i) and (ii)

(e) All are correct

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Q2. (i) The ignoble accountant was convicted from stealing money from his firm.

(ii) The government has passed a law to nullify a previous law that did not recognize the civil rights of all individuals.

(iii) The best economists in the world are working to postulate an idea that will revive international finances.

(a) Only (i)

(b) Only (ii)

(c) Only (iii)

(d) Both (i) and (ii)

(e) All are correct

Q3.(i)An unusual phenomena was captured last week both by a photographer and in satellite images.

(ii)Showing foreigners love in the time of coronavirus may be the only idea India has.

(iii) Disinvestment targets have been missed several times in the previous years

(a) Only (ii)

(b) Both (i) and (iii)

(c) Only (i)

(d) Only (iii)

(e) All are correct

Q4.(i)In budget, fiscal consolidation has been pushed ahead to make way for more spending.

(ii)Despite of a Madras high court ban in place, illegal sand mining continued in Pattukottaitaluk.

(iii) The ECA will now be amended to make it in tune with the times and to attract investments into the farm sector.

(a) Only (iii)

(b) Only (i)

(c) Only (ii)

(d) Both (ii) and (iii)

(e) All are correct.

Q5. (i)The state currently has 32,329 recovered patients since the outbreak.

(ii)A major roadblock in the extradition was cleared on May 14 when Mallya lost the case.

(iii) The county will send out 200 summons, with a deadline to respond by Aug. 12.

(a) Only (ii)

(b) Both (i) and (iii)

(c) Only (i)

(d) Only (iii)

(e) All are correct.

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Directions (6-10): In each of the question given below, two statements have been given with one blank in each. Both the blanks will be filled in with the similar word. Following the statements are five options, which suggest possible words that could fit in both the blanks. Identify the suitable word that could fill in both the blanks.

Q6.(A) I know it’s silly, but I absolutely ____________ washing the dishes. 

(B) As an animal-rights activist, I __________ people who abuse and neglect their pets. 

(a) Atonement

(b) Assent

(c) Abhor

(d) Accent

(e) Altercate

Q7. (A) My _____________ friend has a habit of blurting out pretty much everything, including all of the secrets she is not supposed to tell.

(B) You are likely ill-suited to be a secret agent if you are _____________ and do not know how to act with caution.

(a) Lax

(b) Indiscreet

(c) Frugal

(d) Melodious

(e) Gloomy

Q8. (A) You can start the ________________ either from the column report or the blank column report.

(B) The URL mapping function provides some basic ____________ functions out-of-the-box.

(a) Credibility

(b) Customization

(c) Ponder

(d) Dabble

(e) None of these.

 

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Q9. (A)Thirty years ago, controlling a student might have meant reaching for a paddle or _______________ a wild child from the classroom.

(B) The invention provides a liquid ______________ head, and an actuator which improve displacement properties of a piezoelectric element.

(a)Facilitates

(b)Exhibits

(c)Enervate

(d)Ejecting

(e)None of these.

Q10.(A) Every prosecuting attorney tries to find the ______________ evidence that will quickly convince a jury of the defendant’s guilt.

(B) Globalization is the _____________ process, linked in different ways to both integration and fragmentation.

(a)Evolving

(b)Abiding

(c)Overarching

(d)Encompassing

(e)None of these

Directions (11-15): In the given passage, few blanks are given which are numbered. Below the passage, five words have been suggested for each blank which could make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. Identify the word that could fill in the blank in the most appropriate manner.

Cryptocurrencies may have started off as an ______(11)_______ of the cypherpunk movement, and that was reflected in how the cryptocurrency space initially developed. It is easy now to lose sight of the initial goal of cryptocurrencies; to develop an alternative financial system not _____(12)_____ to any centralized or governmental agency. No matter what side of this conversation you find yourself on, centralized versus decentralized, the sheer ambition of such an idea was something to admire. Reality, as is often the case, is more complicated and ______(13)____ than just a big idea. Decentralized cryptocurrencies may have initially been designed to be used as a medium to pay for goods and services, but the issues with that have been well documented over the past several years. Technical complexity, a _______(14)______ feeling by some that cryptocurrencies are associated with criminal activities, tax treatment that does not encourage usage as a fiat alternative, and a murky regulatory picture have proven substantial ________(15)______ to broader adoption. Cryptocurrencies with more oversight, or even those issued by a government, are emerging as a potential next step for crypto and blockchain.

Q11.

(a)Disruptors

(b)Defunct

(c)Outgrowth

(d)Impediment

(e) None of these.

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Q12.

(a)Frailty

(b)Infirmity

(c)Pioneering

(d)Beholden

(e)None of these.

Q13.

(a)Nuanced

(b)Slander

(c)Affiliated

(d)Encounters

(e)Quashed

Q14.

(a)Luxuriant

(b)Mitigate

(c) Affable

(d)Jinx

(e)Lingering

Q15.

(a)Heretic

(b)Decorous

(c)Effeminate

(d)Headwinds

(e)None of these.

Solutions

S1. Ans. (b)

Sol. The error lies in sentence (ii). ‘has’ should be replaced by ‘have’ so as to comply with the norms of subject verb agreement.

S2. Ans. (a)

Sol. The error lies in sentence (i). To make the sentence grammatically correct ‘convicted from’ should be replaced by ‘convicted of’.

S3. Ans. (c)

Sol. The given sentence talks about a single event, as indicated by ‘an unusual’. Therefore, ‘phenomenon’ should be used to in place of ‘phenomena’. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.

S4. Ans. (c)

Sol. Among the given statement (ii) is incorrect because ‘despite’ is not followed by ‘of’. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.

S5. Ans. (d)

Sol. Here, the error lies in statement (iii) where ‘Summonses’ must be used in place of ‘summons’

because ‘summons’ is the singular form. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.

S6. Ans. (c)

Sol. Among the given words, ‘abhor’ could fit in both the blanks. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.

Abhor- to reject something very strongly; hate.

S7. Ans. (b)

Sol. Among the given words, ‘Indiscreet’ could fit in both the blanks. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.

Indiscreet­- having a penchant for revealing secrets or acting without subtlety.

S8. Ans. (b)

Sol. Among the given words, ‘Customization’ could fit in both the blanks. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.

Customization- a modification made to something to suit a particular individual or task.

S9. Ans. (d)

Sol. Among the given words, ‘Ejecting’ could fit in both the blanks. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.

Enervate- make (someone) feel drained of energy or vitality.

Ejecting- force or throw (something) out in a violent or sudden way.

S10. Ans. (c)

Sol. Among the given words, ‘Overarching’ could fit in both the blanks. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.

Overarching- comprehensive or all-embracing.

Encompassing- surround and have or hold within.

S11. Ans. (c)

Sol. Among the given words, only ‘Outgrowth’ could fit in the given blank to make the statement grammatically correct and meaningful. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.

Outgrowth­- something that grows out of something else.

Disruptors- someone or something that interrupts an event, activity, or process by causing a disturbance or problem.

Impediment- a hindrance or obstruction in doing something.

Defunct- no longer existing or functioning.

S12. Ans. (d)

Sol. Among the given words, only ‘Beholden’ could fit in the given blank to make the statement grammatically correct and meaningful. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.

Beholden- owing thanks or having a duty to someone in return for help or a service.

Frailty- the condition of being weak and delicate.

Infirmity- physical or mental weakness

Pioneering- involving new ideas or methods.

S13. Ans. (a)

Sol. Among the given words, only ‘nuanced’ could fit in the given blank to make the statement grammatically correct and meaningful. Hence, option (a) is the most suitable answer choice.

Nuanced- characterized by subtle shades of meaning or expression.

Slander- make false and damaging statements about (someone).

Affiliated- officially attach or connect (a subsidiary group or a person) to an organization.

Encounters- unexpectedly be faced with or experience (something hostile or difficult).

Quashed- reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.

S14. Ans. (e)

Sol. Among the given words, only ‘Lingering’ could fit in the given blank to make the statement grammatically correct and meaningful. Hence, option (e) is the most suitable answer choice.

Lingering- lasting for a long time or slow to end.

Luxuriant- (of vegetation) rich and profuse in growth/ lush.

Mitigate- make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.

Jinx- a person or thing that brings bad luck.

S15. Ans. (d)

Sol. Among the given words, only ‘Headwinds’ could fit in the given blank to make the statement grammatically correct and meaningful. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.

Headwinds- a wind blowing from directly in front, opposing forward motion.

Heretic- a person believing in or practising religious heresy.

Decorous- in keeping with good taste and propriety; polite and restrained.

Effeminate- (of a man) having characteristics regarded as typical of a woman/ unmanly.

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