SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz: 4th August 2019

SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz- 1 August  2019

SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz

Being an indispensable subject that can leave students perplex with the difficulty level introduced every year English has become a hitch for getting selection in the government sector. You all need to gear up your devising strategy to successfully clear the SBI Clerk Main exam 2019. The exam is going to be held on 10th August for which you need a perfect study plan and a well-known SBI Clerk main exam 2019 strategy to follow. To fetch you good marks we are providing a set of questions that are familiar with the updated pattern. Include the study notes in your bag to keep yourself updated with the latest questions that can be asked in the exam. Following is the quiz of 4th August, that inculcate the important topics from cloze test and Starters.


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Directions (1-5): Select the phrase/connector (STARTERS) 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. (1) China is opposing India’s membership to the NSG.


(2) There are positive signals from other countries.


(I)Even though there are positive signals…


(II)Despite the positive signals…
(III)Notwithstanding that there are…
Only (I) is correct
Only (II) is correct
Both (I) and (III) are correct
Both (II) and (III) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
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)Even though there are positive signals from other countries, China is opposing India’s membership to the NSG.
(II)Despite the positive signals from other countries, China is opposing India’s membership to the NSG.
(III)Notwithstanding that there are positive signals from other countries, China is opposing India’s membership to the NSG.
Q2. (1) China has increased its presence around India and has begun to vigorously shape Asia’s strategic landscape to its advantage. 
(2) India has adopted a much tougher and more decisive stance towards Beijing.


(I)As China has increased its presence…


(II)Owing to the fact that China has increased…
(III)Since China has increased its presence…
Only (I) is correct
Only (III) is correct
Both (I) and (II) are correct
Both (II) and (III) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
All the three starters can be used to frame a meaningful sentence without altering the meanings of the given two sentences. Hence option (e) is the correct choice.
(I) As China has increased its presence around India and has begun to vigorously shape Asia’s strategic landscape to its advantage, India has adopted a much tougher and more decisive stance towards Beijing.
(II) Owing to the fact that China has increased its presence around India and has begun to vigorously shape Asia’s strategic landscape to its advantage, India has adopted a much tougher and more decisive stance towards Beijing.
(III) Since China has increased its presence around India and has begun to vigorously shape Asia’s strategic landscape to its advantage, India has adopted a much tougher and more decisive stance towards Beijing.
Q3. (1) The government is dealing with China in a holistic manner, with the diplomatic engagement “going well”.
(2) India should take care to ensure its neighbours like Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, Bhutan and Afghanistan “do not drift away” from it.
(I)Though the government is dealing…
(II)Ensuring its neighbours like India, Nepal...
(III)Despite the fact that the government is…
Only (I) is correct
Only (II) is correct
Both (I) and (III) are correct
Both (II) and (III) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
Both the starters (I) and (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 second starter as it would alter the intended meaning. Hence option (c) is the correct choice.
(I)Though the government is dealing with China in a holistic manner, with the diplomatic engagement “going well”, India should take care to ensure its neighbours like Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, Bhutan and Afghanistan “do not drift away” from it.
(III)Despite the fact that the government is dealing with China in a holistic manner, with the diplomatic engagement “going well”, India should take care to ensure its neighbours like Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, Bhutan and Afghanistan “do not drift away” from it.
Q4. (1) It is not CAG’s job to probe and establish criminal intent in any action of the executive.
(2) It doesn’t fall within his mandate.


(I)To probe and establish criminal…


(II)The CAG’s job is not to probe…
(III)Probing and establishing criminal…
Only (I) is correct
Only (III) is correct
Both (I) and (III) are correct
Both (II) and (III) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
All the three starters can be used to frame a meaningful sentence without altering the meanings of the given two sentences. Hence option (e) is the correct choice.
(I)To probe and establish criminal intent in any action of the executive is not CAG’s job, neither does it fall within his mandate.
(II)The CAG’s job is not to probe and establish criminal intent in any action of the executive, neither does it fall within his mandate.
(III)Probing and establishing criminal intent in any action of the executive is not CAG’s job, neither does it fall within his mandate.
Q5. (1) It was fortuitous that Singapore should be in the chair when New Delhi made the strong signal to South-east Asia. 
(2) It was perhaps fitting that it should have been so.


(I)While it was fortuitous that Singapore…


(II)It was fitting that New Delhi was fortuitous…
(III)With Singapore being fortuitous in the…
Only (I) is correct
Only (II) is correct
Only (III) is correct
Both (I) and (III) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
Among the three starters, only (I) can give a meaningful sentence without altering the intended meaning of the given two statements. The other two options will give an inappropriate meaning to the sentence. Hence option (a) is the correct choice.
(I)While it was fortuitous that Singapore should be in the chair when New Delhi made the strong signal to South-east Asia, it was perhaps fitting that it should have been so. 
Directions (6-15): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.


Mumbai’s ghastly (6) suburban railway stampede, in which 23 people died after being crushed on a ghoulish (7) staircase, was the pad(8) consequence of prolonged neglect of urban public transport in India. The financial capital depends mainly on the 300 km suburban system, which has some of the highest passenger densities for any city railway in the world. Yet, it has no single accountable manager. It is unthinkable for a modern railway system to continue with business as usual when about 3,500 people die on its tracks in a year. But Mumbai goes on. Over the past two decades, policy attention has tilted towards road projects, with just token appreciation of the challenges faced by public transport users. The Elphinstone Road station stampede should lead to a course correction and re-ordering of mass transport in all cities. Brewing(9) the creaking and broken infrastructure at suburban stations should be a high priority, and with good management practices, this can be achieved speedily. Creating heraldry(10) to baldachin(11) passengers, such as those crowding the staircase to pie(12) the rain in Mumbai, putting in escalators and lifts, and providing exits on both sides of train coaches towards the street level wherever hegira(13), will facilitate movement. These are inexpensive, off-the-shelf solutions. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has called for a quick survey of the suburban stations to bust (14) areas of concern, but this is something that should have been done without waiting for a yoke (15), and it must now be extended to all cities.



Q6.


strait
linear
exiguous
pent
No improvement
Solution:
Ghastly means causing great horror or fear.
Strait  means used in reference to a situation characterized by a specified degree of trouble or    difficulty
Linear means progressing from one stage to another in a single series of steps; sequential.
Exiguous means very small in size or amount.
Pent means shut in; confined. Hence ghastly is the correct choice among all.
Q7.
macabre
narrow
wan
sepulchral
No improvement
Solution:
Ghoulish means morbidly interested in death or disaster.
Macabre means disturbing because concerned with or causing a fear of death
Narrow means limited in extent, amount, or scope.
Wan means (of a person's complexion or appearance) pale and giving the impression of illness or exhaustion.
Sepulchral means gloomy, dismal. Hence narrow fits best into the sentence.
Q8.
fortuitous
later
inevitable
aggrandize
No improvement
Solution:
Pad means a thick piece of soft material, typically used to protect or shape something, or to absorb        liquid
Fortuitous means happening by chance rather than intention.
Inevitable means certain to happen; unavoidable.
Aggrandize means increase the power, status, or wealth of. Hence Inevitable is the correct choice among all.
Q9.
decreed
ineluctable
augmenting
ineludible
No improvement
Solution:
Brewing means make (tea or coffee) by mixing it with hot water.
Decreed means order (something) by decree
Ineluctable means unable to be resisted or avoided
Augmenting means make (something) greater by adding to it; increase
Ineludible means unavoidable. Hence Augmenting fits best into the purpose.
Q10.
bulwark
aegis
escutcheon
canopies
No improvement
Solution:
Heraldry means the system by which coats of arms and other armorial bearings are devised, described, and regulated.
       Bulwark means a defensive wall.
        Aegis means the protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization
        Escutcheon means a shield or emblem bearing a coat of arms
        Canopy means a roof-like projection or shelter. Hence Canopies is the correct choice among all.
Q11.
shield
marquee
groin
hood
No improvement
Solution:
Baldachin means a ceremonial canopy of stone, metal, or fabric over an altar, throne, or doorway
Shield means protect from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience.
Marquee means a large tent used for social or commercial functions
Groin means the area between the abdomen and the upper thigh on either side of the body
Hood means a covering for the head and neck with an opening for the face, typically forming part of a coat or cloak. Hence Shield fits into the sentence perfectly.
Q12.
clinch
escape
pragmatic
prudent
No improvement
Solution:
Pie means a covering for the head and neck with an opening for the face, typically forming part of a coat or cloak.
 Clinch means confirm or settle (a contract or bargain)
 Escape means succeed in avoiding or eluding something dangerous or unpleasant.
 Pragmatic means dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
 Prudent means acting with or showing care and thought for the future Hence escape is the most suitable option here.
Q13.
abdication
feasible
lam
eschewal
No improvement
Solution:
Hegira means an exodus or migration
Abdication means failure to fulfill a responsibility or duty
Lam means hit hard; strike
Eschewal means to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid
Feasible means possible and practical to do easily or conveniently. Hence feasible is the best option among all.
Q14.
breeze
likely
identify
bale
No improvement
Solution:
Bust means a sculpture of a person's head, shoulders, and chest.
Breeze means a thing that is easy to do or accomplish
Bale means a large wrapped or bound bundle of paper, hay, or cotton.
Identify means establish or indicate who or what (someone or something) is. Hence Identify is the most appropriate option among all.
Q15.
aid
diagnose
disaster
assort
No improvement
Solution:
Yoke means a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plough or cart that they are to pull.
 Aid means help, typically of a practical nature
 Diagnose means identify the nature of (an illness or other problem) by examination of the symptoms
 Disaster means a sudden accident or a natural catastrophe that causes great damage or loss of life
 Assort means place in a group; classify. Hence Disaster is the most suitable option among all.
               
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