SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz – 21st July 2019

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SBI Clerk Main English Language Quiz

Is your DREAM to get selected in SBI Clerk 2019 recruitment? Well, then you must speed up your preparation as the Main exam which is the final step towards selection will take place on 10th August. The English Language is one of the subjects you’ll need to deal with and to help you keep your preparation up to the mark, here we provide you with a questionnaire of English Language to crack SBI Clerk Main. For other subjects, you can check the Dream SBI Clerk Selection Study Plan.




Q1. The sentences given in each of the following questions, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. From among the five choices given below each question, choose the most logical order of sentences that construct a coherent paragraph.

It was nearly a decade ago, in 2008, that India made a serious attempt for a strategic partnership with all of Africa, instead of just the nations it traded with, at the first India-Africa Forum Summit.
At that time, India’s efforts seemed minimal, a token attempt at keeping a foothold in a continent that was fast falling into China’s sphere of influence.
The African Development Bank’s decision to hold its annual general meeting in India this month is a signal of the importance African countries attach to New Delhi’s growing role in its development.
It is significant that during the recent inter-governmental consultations between India and Germany, both countries brought in their Africa experts to discuss possible cooperation in developmental programmes in that continent.
New Delhi had its work cut out, building a place for India as a partner in low-cost technology transfers, a supplier of much-needed, affordable generic pharmaceuticals, and a dependable donor of aid that did not come with strings attached.
Solution:
Sentences CABE form a coherent paragraph while sentence (d) is not a part of the paragraph. The paragraph here is all about the need for India to transform economic partnerships in Africa while sentence (d) is about inter-governmental consultations between India and Germany, which is unrelated to other sentences. Hence sentence (d) is the right choice.
Q2. The sentences given in each of the following questions, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. From among the five choices given below each question, choose the most logical order of sentences that construct a coherent paragraph.
The issue of whether the airline has a future has been frequently posed, but the question has a certain edge after the introduction and growth of private airlines.
In an interview to this newspaper, Mr. Sinha added that the government is working on a plan to improve the airline’s financial position, corporate governance, and management.
In 2011, a consortium of public sector banks that gave working capital loans to Air India was forced to reduce the airline’s debt load.
)Minister of State for Civil Aviation JayantSinha, however, believes the government can still revive the carrier, and grow it into India’s own “great global airline” to compete with the likes of Emirates and Lufthansa.
The reputation of India’s national air carrier for making consecutive losses is closely matched, and also linked, to its operational efficiencies.
Solution:
Going through the sentences we find that sentences EADB form a coherent paragraph and it revolve around the theme ofimproving the airline’s financial position, corporate governance and management. Sentence (c) does not fit to the paragraph as it is about giving loans to Air India to reduce the airline’s debt load. Hence sentence (c) is the right choice.

Q3. The sentences given in each of the following questions, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. From among the five choices given below each question, choose the most logical order of sentences that construct a coherent paragraph.

It has been described as the biggest reform in indirect taxes.
The tax burden on industry is coming down in the GST.
India now joins some 160 other countries that already have a Goods and Services Tax (GST).
In about a month, India’s new indirect tax system will be rolled out.
The only large economy exception without a GST is the United States.
Solution:
Sentences DACE form a coherent paragraph while sentence (b) is not a part of the paragraph. The paragraph is about making GST (biggest reform in indirect taxes) available for the first time and except USA all large economy countries already have GST. Sentence (b) talks about the tax burden on industry which fails to connect with the sentences. Hence sentence (b) is the right option.
Q4. The sentences given in each of the following questions, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. From among the five choices given below each question, choose the most logical order of sentences that construct a coherent paragraph.

They find that ethnic-Indian adults were on average 6-7 cm taller than those living in India, which could indicate a positive selection of migrants coming over to England.
Interestingly, when they look at young ethnic-Indian children in England who are between two and four years old, they notice that not only are they taller than children in India, they are as tall as British “white” children.
They also do not look into reasons related to nutrition, natal care, maternal care etc. in depth.
The authors use data from India’s National Family and Health Surveys and the Health Survey of England to look at the heights of children and adults of Indian ethnicity living in England and compare them with those of children and adults living in India.
But ethnic Indian adults in England are also less tall than British “whites”.
Solution:
After reading all the given sentences we find that the topic of the paragraph is ‘the height of the Indians in U.K.’. The author use data from various sources to compare the heights of Indians living in England with those of living in India and found that Indians living in England are taller than Indians living in India. Sentence (c) is different from the topic of the paragraph as here there is mention of nutrition, natal care, maternal care etc. Hence sentence (c) is the right choice.
Q5. The sentences given in each of the following questions, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. From among the five choices given below each question, choose the most logical order of sentences that construct a coherent paragraph.

The policies adopted by Prime Minister Modi have been more populist than pro-market.
States like Bihar and Andhra Pradesh have also been recipients of the Centre’s special welfare packages.
In February, the PM promised farm loan waivers in Uttar Pradesh, and the State government soon delivered on it.
The success of such a form of government is evident in places like Hong Kong and Singapore.
In the latest Budget, the government provided the highest-ever allocation of ₹48,000 crore to the UPA’s flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
Solution:
Sentences AECB form a coherent paragraph as it talk about the policies adopted by PM Modi in interests of the people like allocation of Rs.48,000 crore to MGNREGS, waiving loans of farmers in U.P., while sentence (d) talks about the success of government in countries like Hong Kong and Singapore. Hence sentence (d) does not fit to the paragraph.

Directions (6-10): In each of the following questions five options are given, of which one word is most nearly the same or opposite in meaning to the given word in the question. Find the correct option having either same or opposite meaning. 
 Q6. Demure
rash
reticent
quaint
plethora
penchant
Solution:
Demure means quiet/modest/reserved. Reticent is synonym to Demure. Rash means hasty, incautious. Quaint means charmingly old fashioned. Plethora means excess or overabundance. Penchant means partiality or tendency.
Q7. Furtive
Serendipity
vex
vociferous
salient
Passable
Solution:
Furtive means secretive/sly. Passable is antonym to Furtive. Serendipity means luck/ the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Vex means to confuse or to annoy. Vociferous means loud. Salient means significant.
Q8. Gratuitous

Unwarranted
taciturn
staid
obtuse
rife
Solution:
Gratuitous means uncalled for/ lacking good reason. Unwarranted is synonym of Gratuitous. Taciturn means Inclined to silence. Staid means serious/ self-restrained. Obtuse means lacking intellect. Rife means abundant or plentiful.

Q9. Haughty
imprudent
extol
modest
incisive
erudite
Solution:
Haughty means proud/ arrogant. Modest is antonym of Haughty. Imprudent means casually rude. Incisive means clear and sharp in analysis or expression. Extol means to praise. Erudite means learned or scholarly.
Q10. Indolent
feral
eloquent
deride
Languid
Diligent
Solution:
Indolent means lazy. Languid is synonym of it. Feral means wild. Eloquent means expressing yourself readily, clearly. Deride means to ridicule/ laugh at with contempt. Diligent means having or showing care and conscientiousness in one's work or duties.

Directions (11-15): 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.
Q11.
(1) There are prevailing military tensions along the northern frontier, and the recent tendency of jihadi terrorists to launch fidayeen strikes against defence installations. 
        (2) It is not surprising that a communication from the Chief of the Air Staff to all his 12,000-odd officers should be interpreted as the ringing of alarm-bells: some even suggesting that the drums of war were rolling in the distance. 
(i)Given the prevailing… 
(ii)Owing to the prevailing… 
(iii)Suggesting that the ringing…
Only (i) is correct
Only (ii) is correct
Only (iii) is correct
Both (i) and (ii) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
(i) Given the prevailing military tensions along the northern frontier, and the recent tendency of jihadi terrorists to launch fidayeen strikes against defence installations, it is not surprising that a communication from the Chief of the Air Staff to all his 12,000-odd officers should be interpreted as the ringing of alarm-bells: some even suggesting that the drums of war were rolling in the distance.
(ii) Owing to the prevailing military tensions along the northern frontier, and the recent tendency of jihadi terrorists to launch fidayeen strikes against defence installations, it is not surprising that a communication from the Chief of the Air Staff to all his 12,000-odd officers should be interpreted as the ringing of alarm-bells: some even suggesting that the drums of war were rolling in the distance.

Q12.
(1) Pakistan was known for its close ties with the US, from the time of Pakistan’s independence to the end of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1989. 
        (2) It made analysts jokingly refer to the three “As” which dominated Pakistan ~ Allah, Army and America. 
 (i)When Pakistan was known… 
(ii)From the time of… 
(iii)Since Pakistan was known… 
Only (i) is correct
Only (iii) is correct
Both (i) and (ii) are correct
Both (i) and (iii) are correct
Both (ii) and (iii) are correct
Solution:
(ii) From the time of Pakistan’s independence to the end of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1989, Pakistan was known for its close ties with the US, which made analysts jokingly refer to the three “As” which dominated Pakistan ~ Allah, Army and America.
(iii) Since Pakistan was known for its close ties with the US, from the time of Pakistan’s independence to the end of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in 1989, it made analysts jokingly refer to the three “As” which dominated Pakistan ~ Allah, Army and America.

Q13.
(1) There is endemic booth-capturing, stuffing of ballot boxes, snatching of ballot papers, and many other irregularities in a physical paper ballot system. 
       (2) Hence a free, fair and transparent election is a huge task. 
(i)With endemic booth-capturing… 
(ii)As there is endemic… 
(iii)On account of the fact that…
Only (i) is correct
Only (ii) is correct
)Only (iii) is correct
Both (i) and (ii) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
(i) With endemic booth-capturing, stuffing of ballot boxes, snatching of ballot papers, and many other irregularities in a physical paper ballot system, a free, fair and transparent election is a huge task.
(ii) As there is endemic booth-capturing, stuffing of ballot boxes, snatching of ballot papers, and many other irregularities in a physical paper ballot system, a free, fair and transparent election is a huge task.
(iii) On account of the fact that there is endemic booth-capturing, stuffing of ballot boxes, snatching of ballot papers, and many other irregularities in a physical paper ballot system, a free, fair and transparent election is a huge task.

Q14.
(1) The 2017-18 budget allocation to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of Rs 5,473 crore, which has barely increased from the allotment in 2016-17, gave positive signals on developing biomass and methane-based clean energy through raising indirect tax incentives on them. 
        (2) It also raised concerns for declining financial support for research and further development of clean energy. 
(i)Notwithstanding that the 2017-18… 
(ii)Although the 2017-18 budget… 
(iii)While the budget allocation raised…
Only (i) is correct
Only (ii) is correct
Both (i) and (ii) are correct
Both (ii) and (iii) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
(i) Notwithstanding that the 2017-18 budget allocation to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of Rs 5,473 crore, which has barely increased from the allotment in 2016-17, gave positive signals on developing biomass and methane-based clean energy through raising indirect tax incentives on them, it also raised concerns for declining financial support for research and further development of clean energy.
(ii) Although the 2017-18 budget allocation to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of Rs 5,473 crore, which has barely increased from the allotment in 2016-17, gave positive signals on developing biomass and methane-based clean energy through raising indirect tax incentives on them, it also raised concerns for declining financial support for research and further development of clean energy.

Q15.
(1) The trends towards globalisation have spurred India to abandon much of its traditional inheritance, prejudice, and religious superstitions, helped by greater fluidity of movement of citizens between different parts of the country and migration abroad, especially to the USA. 
        (2) However, the world of today and tomorrow is far from Nehru’s dreams of peaceful coexistence and global government. 
(i)Having spurred India… 
(ii)Despite the world of today… 
(iii)Notwithstanding the trends…

Only (i) is correct
Only (ii) is correct
Only (iii) is correct
Both (ii) and (iii) are correct
All are correct
Solution:
(ii) Despite the world of today and tomorrow being far from Nehru’s dreams of peaceful coexistence and global government, the trends towards globalisation have spurred India to abandon much of its traditional inheritance, prejudice, and religious superstitions, helped by greater fluidity of movement of citizens between different parts of the country and migration abroad, especially to the USA.

               





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