SBI Clerk Pre English Questions: 30th May

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SBI Clerk Prelims English Questions (Day-25)

Dear students, The State Bank of India conducts a two-tier examination to recruit Clerks (Junior Associates) at regular intervals. Thus, the English Language plays a crucial role in sailing through all the stages of SBI Clerk exam. Here is a quiz on the English Language to let you practice the latest pattern English Questions for SBI Clerk 2019-20.




Directions (1-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case. 


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday __________(1)__________ Christian Michel, an alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal case, with a series of documents ________(2)____________ from Italy and those gathered as part of the probe since 2013.

The agency said it had received a request from the British High Commission, through the Ministry of External Affairs, for ___________(3)_________ access to Mr. Michel.
He was produced in a city court that sent him to five-day CBI custody on Wednesday.
The CBI had got the deal papers, running into more than 1.5 lakh pages, from Italy through the Defence Ministry.
They __________(4)__________ that Mr. Michel allegedly entered into various agreements with AgustaWestland and related entities to help _________(5)___________ the contract for supply of 12 helicopters.
“The first priority is to get the papers linked to Mr. Michel _________(6)___________ through him, which will take some time,” said an official.
The CBI may then __________(7)__________ the other accused persons and witnesses to ________(8)____________ them with Mr. Michel for __________(9)__________ of facts pertaining to the alleged bribe money trail.
Former Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi’s cousin Sanjeev Tyagi figures in the list of those ________(10)____________ in touch with Mr. Michel, as indicated by a witness who was his driver.
Q1.
vindicated
become
bought
enervated
confronted
Solution:
Vindicate [verb] means ‘clear (someone) of blame or suspicion’;
Enervate [verb] means ‘to sap energy from’;
 The tone and context of the passage suggests that Christian Michel, an alleged middleman, is under the remand of the CBI. Among the given options, the word ‘confronted’ provides the correct context to the blank.
Hence, option (e) is the correct answer.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday confronted Christian Michel…
Q2.
maintained
fought
obtained
flown
castigated
Solution:
Maintain [verb] means ‘to assert’;
Castigate [verb] means ‘reprimand (someone) severely.’;
The context of the clause where the blank appears, and the preceding clause suggest that a series of documents were obtained from Italy.
Hence, the option (c) is the correct answer.
…with a series of documents obtained from Italy and those gathered as part of the probe since 2013.
Q3.
restive
consular
wanting
aggressive
calm
Solution:
Restive [adjective] means ‘restless’;
Wanting [adjective] means ‘lacking’;
 The context of the sentence where the blank appears suggests that the British High Commission made a request to the CBI, for ______ access to Mr. Michel. A High Commission of a nation would make a request for consular access for its national who is in custody with a legal enforcement agency in another nation.
Hence, option (b) is the correct answer. 
Q4.
revealed
abashed
ached
adjusted
accepted
Solution:
Abash [verb] means ‘make (someone) feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed’;
Ache [verb] means ‘suffer from a continuous dull pain’;
The sentence previous to the sentence where the blank appears suggests that the CBI had got some deal papers. The clause following the blank ‘Mr. Michel allegedly entered into various agreements with AgustaWestland and related entities to help _____ the contract for supply of 12 helicopters’ is the revelation. Among the given options, ‘revealed’ provides the correct context to the blank.
Hence, Option (a) is the correct answer. 
Q5.
absorb
clinch
admire
afford
alight
Solution:
Alight [verb] means ‘descend from a train, bus, or other form of transport’;
The tone of the sentence and the clause where the blank appears suggests that Mr. Michel allegedly entered into various agreements with AgustaWestland to help it to get the contract for supply of 12 helicopters.
Among the given words, the word ‘clinch’ correctly provides the context to the blank.
Hence, option (b) is the correct answer. 
Q6.
advised
carved
corroborated
chidden
choked
Solution:
corroborate [verb] means ‘confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding)’;
The context of the sentence suggests that the first priority of the CBI is to get the papers linked to Mr. Michel mentions. Among the given options, the word ‘corroborated’ provides the correct context to the blank.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer. 
Q7.
chew
forbid
carve
dip
summon
Solution:
What would an investigating agency do to the other accused persons?
The CBI is currently, as suggested by the context of the paragraph, investigating the case. So, it is likely that the CBI would summon the other accused persons.
Among the given words, the word ‘summon’ provides the correct context to the sentence.
Hence, option (e) is the correct answer.
Q8.
nap
confront
oblige
prescribe
sabotage
Solution:
The context of the sentences suggests that the CBI after summoning the other accused persons and witnesses, would make them to face Mr. Michel for verifying the facts.
Among the given options, the word ‘confront’ provides the correct context to the blank.
Hence, option (b) is the correct answer. 
Q9.
aberration
acrimony
verification
calumny
venality
Solution:
Aberration [noun] means ‘a deviation from what is normal or expected’;
Acrimony [noun] means ‘hatred; ill will’;
Calumny [noun] means ‘making of a false statement meant to injure a person’s reputation’;
Venality [noun] means ‘the condition of being susceptible to bribes or corruption’;
The context of the sentences suggests that the CBI after summoning the other accused persons and witnesses, would make them to face Mr. Michel for verifying the facts.
Among the given options, the word ‘verification’ provides the correct context to the blank.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer. 
Q10.
allegedly
innocuous
parsimonious
restive
extant
Solution:
innocuous [adjective] means ‘harmless and doesn’t produce’;
Parsimonious [adjective] means ‘extremely frugal; miserly’;
Restive [adjective] means ‘restless’;
Extant [adjective] means ‘still in existence’;
Among the given options, the word ‘allegedly’ provides the correct context to the blank.
Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.
Former Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi’s cousin Sanjeev Tyagi figures in the list of those allegedly in touch with Mr. Michel
Directions (11-15): For each question, four sentences are given. One of the sentences is grammatically incorrect. Choose the option which mentions the grammatically incorrect sentence. If all the four sentences are grammatically correct, then choose option (e) “All are correct” as your answer. 


Q11.



Ankita would not have done all this if she had not been instigated by her sister.
There were reports a few months ago before the Somalia Session commenced that the fight would stop.
Sheila will not be allowed to go outside to play till she doesn’t complete her homework.
Water supply system in Poona is as good as in Delhi.
All are correct
Solution:
All the sentences given in the options (a), (b), (c) and (d) are grammatically correct.
Hence, option (e) is the correct answer. 
Q12.
Meenakshi along with her two younger brothers is going to Hyderabad tonight because her mother is ill there.
Where Mallika went and where she left her notebook are not known to her husband.
We jointly state that it is extremely personal matter for us and hence we do not wish to comment further.
Not to speak of fiasco even a calamity does not affect Richa’s high spirit.
All are correct
Solution:
There is an error in the sentence given in the option (c). ‘Matter’ is a Singular Countable Noun, so it must be preceded by an article. The correct article to precede the Singular Countable Noun phrase ‘extremely personal matter’ is ‘an’.
The other sentences given in options (a), (b) and (d) are grammatically correct.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.  
Q13.
Nobody knows when success will knock at her door.
Was Abha a bird she would fly to her friend living in her paternal village and say that she could not live without her.
What Irfan says and what he does are incomprehensible to an ordinary mind.
The understanding of the present is impossible without a good understanding of the past.
All are correct
Solution:
There is a grammatical error in the sentence given in the option (b). Instead of ‘was’, ‘were’ would be used because the given sentence is an imagination. In such sentences, if the sentence starts with ‘if’, then ‘were’ is used after ‘subject’ but ‘if’ is removed, then ‘were’ is used before the ‘subject’.
The sentences given in other options (a), (c) and (d) are grammatically correct.
Hence, option (b) is the correct answer. 
Q14.
The headmaster of the village school ordered the peon to let the girls and I go in.
Ramita had hoped that she would see her brother the other day, but unfortunately, she met with an accident.
None of the seven players who have been given a chance to join the college cricket team play passionately.
The topics are very intricate, and the problem is that they are bound to be eclipsed by these ineffective and corrupt officers.
All are correct
Solution:
There is a grammatical error in the sentence given in the option (a). Instead of ‘I’, ‘me’ would be used. After ‘let’, pronouns are always used in ‘Objective Case’. The sentences given in the other options (b), (c) and (d) are grammatically correct.
Hence, option (a) is the correct answer. 
Q15.
Ramesh advised his wife to do as he did but his wife did not pay any attention to his advice.
Not Jim and his brothers but his only sister has secretly taken your photographs and sent them to her friends.
Israel goes back to voters within six months in a changing political landscape.
The only daughter of (late) Bhawani Singh, Kumari fell in love with Narendra Singh, who was from modest family.
All are correct
Solution:
There is an error in the sentence presented in the option (d). ‘Family’ is a singular countable noun and so, it must be preceded by article. The correct article to precede the Singular Countable Noun phrase ‘modest family’ is ‘a’.
Other sentences given in the options (a), (b) and (c) are grammatically correct.
Hence, option (d) is the correct answer. 
               



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