SBI PO 2015: English Quiz

Directions (Q.1-5). Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.

(A)If China is the world’s factory, India has become the world’s outsourcing centre —’keeping in line with this image.
(B)But India’s future depends crucially on its ability to complete fully in the Creative Economy — not just, in tech and software, but across design and entrepreneurship; arts, culture and entertainment; and the knowledge-based professions of medicine, finance and law.

(C)While its creative assets outstrip those of other emerging competitors, India must address several challenges to increase its international competitiveness as the world is in the midst of a sweeping transformation.

(D)This transformation is evident in the fact that the world is moving from an industrial economy to a Creative Economy that generates wealth by harnessing intellectual labour, intangible goods and human creative capabilities.
(E)Its software industry is the world’s second-largest, its tech outsourcing accounts for more than half of the $ 300 billion global industry, according to a technology expert.
(F)If the meeting of world leaders at Davos is any indication, India is rapidly becoming an economic ‘rock star’.
Q.1.Which of the following should be the SIXTH (LAST’) sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E

Q.2.Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) F
(5) E
Q.3.Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) F
(2) B
(3) C
(4) A
(5) E
Q.4.Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
(1 ) A
(2) B
(3) C
(4) D
(5) F
Q.5. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
(1) A
(2) B 
(3) C
(4) D
(5) E
Directions (Q.6-13): In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passageand against each, five words/phrases are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case:
The recent series of (6) attacks, from Pakistan to Australia to Europe to North Africa, confirm that “mindless” violence (7) the staple of most groups. In November 2014, a suicide bomber (8) to the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) killed 60 Pakistanis on the Wagah border. In December, TTP was behind the killing of over 140 people which (9) 132 children at an army school in Peshawar. Three persons were killed in a terrorist attack in Sydney in mid-December 2014. And in January 2015, a (10) of terrorists in Paris massacred 12 people at the office of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo; in this case, each of the targets was identified by name.
 Africa too has not been spared and is (11) a resurgence in jihadi-linked violence. In September 2013, the Somali-based Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the killing of 67 people in a shopping mall in Nairobi. In January this year, the Boko Haram carried out the “deadliest massacre” in its (12), reportedly killing over 2,000 people in attacks on Baga and surrounding towns, in Nigeria. In April, in Kenya, al-Shabaab gunmen killed 147 students (mainly Christians) following a (13) at the Garisa University College campus.
6.(1)Barbaric 
(2) benevolent  
(3) slake  
(4) acumen  
(5) divulge
7. (1) continues 
(2) stimulate 
(3) astonish
(4) presages
(5) remains  
8.(1)following 
(2)reporting
(3)Belonging 
(4)responsible
 (5)got
9. (1)excluded
(2)precluded 
(3)Included
(4)impeded 
(5)interdicted
10.(1)genesis
(2)Group 
(3)Repugnance
 (4)Head
(5)Myriad
11.(1)Witnessing
(2)happening
(3)occurring
(4)feeling
(5)demanding
12.(1)remembrance
(2)History 
(3)revival
(4)country
(5)Trumpery
13.(1)celebration
(2)Myriad
(3)trumpery
(4)Siege
(5)Nascent
Directions (Q.14-15): In each one of the following sentences, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence, there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks .n the sentence in the same sequence to make it, meaningfully complete.
Q.14.In order to tie the rope at the………. , you would have to move slightly………… .
1) bottom, below
2) top, down
3) bottom, up
4) pole, away
5) pole, near
Q.15.The chairman informed the board members about his decision to……..1,000 equity shares owned by him in the ………market.
1)sell, closed
2)buy, troubled
3)sell, stock
4)stock, share
5)sell, black
Answers:
1.(4)
2.(3)
3.(1)
4.(1)
5.(5)
6.(1)
7.(5)
8.(3)
9.(3)
10.(2)
11.(1)
12.(2)
13.(4)
14.(1)
15.(3)