SBI PO Prelims English Questions: 17th May

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English Quiz For SBI PO Exam 2019


The State Bank of India conducts a three-level examination to recruit Probationary Officers every year. Thus, the English Language can be an impetus for your success as it helps you save crucial time and score good points in lesser time and effort. So, instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Here is a quiz on English Language being provided by Adda247 to let you practice the best of latest pattern English Questions for SBI PO Examination 2019-20.




Directions (1-5): The following question consists of a sentence, whose certain parts are highlighted in bold. The highlighted portion is grammatically correct. Each sentence is followed by the three expressions which may or may not contain grammatical errors. Choose the most appropriate alternative among the five options which states the incorrect part(s) of the sentence. If the given sentence is grammatically correct and contextually meaningful, choose option (e) i.e., “No error” as your answer 

Q1. School refusal describes the disorder of a child who refuses to go to the school on a regular basis or has problems staying in school.



(I) School refusal describes
(II) who refuses to go to the school on
(III) or has problems staying in school.
Only (II)
Only (III)
Both (I) and (II)
Both (II) and (III)
No error
Solution:
Option (a) is the correct choice for the given question.
The error is in part (II) of the sentence.
The should not be used before school.
School, College, Church, Hospital, Prison, Jail, Court, Bed, Market when used for the fundamental purpose then we don’t use an article before it.
Q2. The American actor and pop singer David Hasselhoff has admitted to his frustration at the spread of a legend, according to which he has taken credit for the Berlin wall’s fall.
(I) has admitted to his frustration
(II) at the spread of a legend,
(III) he has taken credit for the Berlin wall’s fall.
Only (II)
Only (III)
Both (I) and (II)
Both (II) and (III)
No error
Solution:
The error is only in part (III) of the sentence.
“He has taken credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall” should be used in place of “he has taken credit for the Berlin wall’s fall” as ‘wall’ is a non-living thing and we don’t use ’s with non- living things
Q3. He, along with a host of other chefs in both the U.S. and Mexico, are simply challenging the idea that Mexican food should be inexpensive and informal, using high-quality ingredients to make everything from scratch, and paying rent in a recently gentrified neighborhood.
(I) are simply challenging the idea that Mexican
(II) using high-quality ingredients to make everything from scratch,
(III) and paying rent in a recently gentrified neighborhood.
Only (II)
Only (III)
Only (I)
Both (II) and (III)
No error
Solution:
Option (c) is the correct choice as error is in part (I) of the sentence.
‘Is’ should replace ‘are’ as when two nouns or pronouns are connected by “as well as, in addition to, besides, like, unlike, with, along with, together with, accompanied by, led by, headed by, guided by, controlled by, governed by, rather than, and not” then the verb agrees with the first noun or pronoun.
Q4. If I would have known that you were going to the movies, I would have gone too.
(I) If I would have known
(II) that you were going
(III) I would have
Only (II)
Only (III)
Only (I)
Both (I) and (III)
No error
Solution:
Option (c) is the correct choice.
For part (I) “If I had known” should replace “If I would have known” as for the “unfulfilled wish, condition, desire” of the past we use past perfect tense with I wish/as/if etc.
It is to be noted that “The conditional perfect can only go in the “then” clause — it is grammatically incorrect to use the conditional perfect in the “if” clause:”
Hence there is an error in only part (I) of the sentence.
Q5. There has been a discussion over the last several months on one method of return filing that Nandan Nilekani had suggested and another that the officials from the State governments had suggested.
(I) over the last several months on
(II) and another that the officials from
(III) the State governments had suggested.
Only (II)
Only (III)
Both (I) and (II)
Both (I) and (III)
No error
Solution:
All the given parts are correct and therefore option (e) is the correct choice for the given question.
Directions (6-10): In the following questions, a sentence is divided into four parts consisting of a highlighted word in each part. Choose the option reflecting the word which is either misspelt or grammatically incorrect. If all the highlighted words are correct, choose option (e) i.e. “all are correct” as your answer choice. 

Q6. The Monetry Policy Committee / of India is a committee of the Reserve Bank of India/ that is responsible for fixing the / benchmark interest rate in India.




Monetry
Reserve
Responsible
Interest
All are correct
Solution:
The highlighted word in the first part is incorrectly spelled as “Monetry”. However, the precise spelling of the word in “Monetary” and it means relating to money or currency. All the other words have been spelt correctly and are in appropriate grammatical syntax. Hence, option (a) is the most suitable answer choice.
Q7. Trade wars can easily / lead to confrontation, which may / result in impulsive / behviour and misjudgment.
Trade
Confrontation
Impulsive
Behviour
All are correct
Solution:
The highlighted word in the fourth part is incorrectly spelled as “behviour”. However, the precise spelling of the word in “behaviour” or “behavior” and it means the way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others. All the other words have been spelt correctly and are in appropriate grammatical syntax. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.
Q8. Saudi Arabia signalled its discomfort / with the faling prices / and hinted at a fresh cut / of one million barrels a day.
Signalled
Faling
Hinted
Barrels
All are correct
Solution:
The highlighted word in the first part is incorrectly spelled as “faling”. However, the precise spelling of the word in “falling” and it means move from a higher to a lower level, typically rapidly and without control. All the other words have been spelt correctly and are in appropriate grammatical syntax. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.
Q9. The barbarous reprisals into / which Sultan Mahmud allowed himself / to be carried away only acentuated / the difficulty of the situation.
Reprisals
Allowed
Acentuated
Difficulty
All are correct
Solution:
The highlighted word in the third part is incorrectly spelled as “acentuated”. However, the precise spelling of the word in “accentuated” and it means make more noticeable or prominent. All the other words have been spelt correctly and are in appropriate grammatical syntax. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.
Reprisal means an act of retaliation.
Q10. Because the teacher / was not giving any afirmmation, / the students were unsure if they / understood the directions for the test.
Because
Afirmmation
Unsure
Directions
All are correct
Solution:
The highlighted word in the second part is incorrectly spelled as “afirmmation”. However, the precise spelling of the word in “affirmation” and it means the action or process of affirming something. All the other words have been spelt correctly and are in appropriate grammatical syntax. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.
Directions (11-15): Rearrange the following EIGHT sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G) and (H) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph then answer the questions given below them. 

A. American banks have passed the stress test that the Federal Reserve conducts
B. European banks remain fragile.
C. But, when the booms end, banks will be worse off. Eurozone banks have another and bigger vulnerability.
D. That is a reason why the European Central Bank is forced to keep interest rates so low and why it risks keeping alive real estate booms in many European cities.
E. An IMF blog post points out that European and Japanese banks, and not American banks, dominate international banks’ lending in dollars.
F. These banks cannot easily tap the dollars deposited at their American subsidiaries to fund themselves.
G. In terms of economic strength, the eurozone looks brittle.

H. While America’s cyclical expansion is going strong in its 10th year, eurozone recovery has fizzled out.

Q11. Which sentence should be the FOURTH in the paragraph?



H
A
B
D
C
Solution:
GHABDCEF is the correct sequence of the given sentences.
G is the first sentence as the economic strength or fragility of Eurozone is under discussion in the given passage. H is suitable for the second sentence as Eurozone is compared with America which is going strong in comparison to Eurozone. The word “while” produces contrasting tone which was the requirement of the passage. A-B is the third combination which comes after G-H as the comparison is continued in these sentences. D is the fifth sentence as it is mentioned that “That is a reason why the European Central Bank is forced to keep interest rates so low”, the reason was the fragility of European banks. Thus, there is a connection between B and D. C is the obvious choice for the next statement as because of the use of the word “boom” which was mentioned previously in statement D. It is mentioned in C that next vulnerability awaits Eurozone, the vulnerability is then discussed in statement E. The vulnerability is then elaborated in statement F.
Q12. Which sentence should be the SEVENTH in the paragraph?
F
B
C
D
E
Solution:
GHABDCEF is the correct sequence of the given sentences.
G is the first sentence as the economic strength or fragility of Eurozone is under discussion in the given passage. H is suitable for the second sentence as Eurozone is compared with America which is going strong in comparison to Eurozone. The word “while” produces contrasting tone which was the requirement of the passage. A-B is the third combination which comes after G-H as the comparison is continued in these sentences. D is the fifth sentence as it is mentioned that “That is a reason why the European Central Bank is forced to keep interest rates so low”, the reason was the fragility of European banks. Thus, there is a connection between B and D. C is the obvious choice for the next statement as because of the use of the word “boom” which was mentioned previously in statement D. It is mentioned in C that next vulnerability awaits Eurozone, the vulnerability is then discussed in statement E. The vulnerability is then elaborated in statement F.
Q13. Which sentence should be the FIRST in the paragraph?
G
H
A
D
B
Solution:
GHABDCEF is the correct sequence of the given sentences.
G is the first sentence as the economic strength or fragility of Eurozone is under discussion in the given passage. H is suitable for the second sentence as Eurozone is compared with America which is going strong in comparison to Eurozone. The word “while” produces contrasting tone which was the requirement of the passage. A-B is the third combination which comes after G-H as the comparison is continued in these sentences. D is the fifth sentence as it is mentioned that “That is a reason why the European Central Bank is forced to keep interest rates so low”, the reason was the fragility of European banks. Thus, there is a connection between B and D. C is the obvious choice for the next statement as because of the use of the word “boom” which was mentioned previously in statement D. It is mentioned in C that next vulnerability awaits Eurozone, the vulnerability is then discussed in statement E. The vulnerability is then elaborated in statement F.
Q14. Which sentence should be the SECOND in the paragraph?
A
B
H
D
C
Solution:
GHABDCEF is the correct sequence of the given sentences.
G is the first sentence as the economic strength or fragility of Eurozone is under discussion in the given passage. H is suitable for the second sentence as Eurozone is compared with America which is going strong in comparison to Eurozone. The word “while” produces contrasting tone which was the requirement of the passage. A-B is the third combination which comes after G-H as the comparison is continued in these sentences. D is the fifth sentence as it is mentioned that “That is a reason why the European Central Bank is forced to keep interest rates so low”, the reason was the fragility of European banks. Thus, there is a connection between B and D. C is the obvious choice for the next statement as because of the use of the word “boom” which was mentioned previously in statement D. It is mentioned in C that next vulnerability awaits Eurozone, the vulnerability is then discussed in statement E. The vulnerability is then elaborated in statement F.
Q15. Which sentence should be the THIRD in the paragraph?
A
H
C
D
G
Solution:
GHABDCEF is the correct sequence of the given sentences.
G is the first sentence as the economic strength or fragility of Eurozone is under discussion in the given passage. H is suitable for the second sentence as Eurozone is compared with America which is going strong in comparison to Eurozone. The word “while” produces contrasting tone which was the requirement of the passage. A-B is the third combination which comes after G-H as the comparison is continued in these sentences. D is the fifth sentence as it is mentioned that “That is a reason why the European Central Bank is forced to keep interest rates so low”, the reason was the fragility of European banks. Thus, there is a connection between B and D. C is the obvious choice for the next statement as because of the use of the word “boom” which was mentioned previously in statement D. It is mentioned in C that next vulnerability awaits Eurozone, the vulnerability is then discussed in statement E. The vulnerability is then elaborated in statement F.
               





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