Twisted English Quiz for All Banking Exams- 21st May

Directions (1-10): In the following questions two columns are given containing three sentences/phrases each. In first column, sentences/phrases are A, B and C and in the second column the sentences/phrases are D, E and F. A sentence/phrase from the first column may or may not connect with another sentence/phrase from the second column to make a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. Each question has five options, four of which display the sequence(s) in which the sentences/phrases can be joined to form a grammatically and contextually correct sentence. If none of the options given forms a correct sentence after combination, mark (e), i.e. “None of these” as your answer.

Q1.
COLUMN I
(A) On February 15, an auto driver had received a notice from UIDAI
(B) The Supreme Court of India in its landmark decision has directed UIDAI
(C) The regional office of UIDAI in a notice dated February 3
(D) asserts that the exercise was nothing to do with citizenship.
(E) living in Hyderabad to depose before an inquiry officer
(F) which stated that a complaint was received against him that he is not an Indian national.

(a) A-F
(b) C-E
(c) B-E
(d) C-D & B-E
(e) None of these

Q2.
COLUMN I
(A) Ruia Morrison remembers the silence, and the noise, in London
(B) The lady invited her to a match and the young Morrison
(C) Morrison was so enamoured by Court’s game
COLUMN II
(D) when she became the first Maori woman to grace the Wimbledon grass in 1957.
(E) that she stood frozen for the first 15 minutes of the match.
(F) feels her hands through the old wooden racquet

(a) A-F
(b) A-D
(c) B-E
(d) C-E & A-D
(e) None of these

Q3.
COLUMN I
(A) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s food price index
(B) Recent rise in domestic food prices has been blamed largely
(C) The increase in the retail prices of onion in Delhi from Rs 22 per kg on January 31, 2019 to Rs 50 on January 31, 2020
COLUMN II
(D) has foreclosed that possibility by restricting onion shipments since September 2019.
(E) poor rainfall during the first half (June-July) of the monsoon season.
(F) food inflation has made a comeback, both in India and globally.

(a) A-F
(b) C-D
(c) B-E
(d) C-D & B-E
(e) None of these

Q4.
COLUMN I
(A) The plan for the proposed new-look Central Vista
(B) The Agriculture Ministry expects rice production to reach 117.47 million tonnes
(C) Despite the government’s drive to encourage millets and nutri-cereals,
COLUMN II
(D) production failed to match targets this year.
(E) is only grown in the kharif season.
(F) will see a major surge in production at 106.2 million tonnes in the current year.

(a) A-F
(b) C-D
(c) B-E
(d) C-D & B-E
(e) None of these

Q5.
COLUMN I
(A) Cochin Port is being skipped following the confirmation of two cases of COVID-19
(B) Mr. Abdullah’s supporters held violent demonstrations before the U.S. to
(C) The JSW Group set up its first largest and fully-automated industrial coil coatings
COLUMN II
(D) with most of them abstaining from voting in the lacklustre.
(E) facility with an annual capacity of 25,000 kilolitre (KL) in Mumbai.
(F) have two plants and are planning to expand their business.

(a) A-F
(b) B-D
(c) C-E
(d) C-D & B-E
(e) None of these

Q6. COLUMN I
(A) The discourse on mainstreaming women in the police
(B) One of the first steps to ensure a level playing field
(C) The impulse to create men-only battalions
COLUMN II
(D) sake of augmenting numbers should be eliminated.
(E) by making policing inclusive is missing in policy circles.
(F) for women in the police is to increase their numbers.

(a) A-E & B-D
(b) A-E & B-F
(c) C-F & A-D
(d) B-E & C-D
(e) None of these

Q7. COLUMN I
(A) It is well known that the efficiency of a government
(B) In our country during the independence struggle, provincial
(C) Recognising the possibility of imbalance between resources and
COLUMN II
(D) regarded as an integral part of the freedom movement.
(E) responsibilities, many countries have a system of inter-governmental transfers.
(F) depends on, among other factors, its structure.

(a) B-F & C-D
(b) C-E & A-F
(c) B-E & A-D
(d) C-E & B-F
(e) None of these

Q8. COLUMN I
(A) The Indian Constitution lays down the functions
(B) The Fourteenth Finance Commission
(C) The Planning Commission was replaced by the
COLUMN II
(D) new ground in terms of allocation of resources
(E) as well as taxing powers of the Centre and States
(F) which was simply a think-tank with no powers

(a) C-D
(b) A-E
(c) B-E
(d) C-F
(e) None of these

Q9. COLUMN I
(A) Social media and messaging apps are thus at the
(B) It seems people are as concerned about information from
(C) Beyond the rise of digital media, the backdrop of disinformation
COLUMN II
(D) news media as they are about information from social media.
(E) heart of the disinformation problems that India faces
(F) problems in India is the reason for low trust in established institutions.

(a) C-F
(b) B-E
(c) A-F & B-D
(d) A-E, C-F & B-D
(e) C-F & B-D

Q10. COLUMN I
(A) it is clear that Indian news media has a lot of work
(B) Many express high levels of trust in some
(C) Some coordinated attempts to spread misleading
COLUMN II
(D) noting major newspapers and some broadcasters
(E) do if it wants to gain the trust of the Indian public
(F) seem to emanate from major political parties

(a) A-D
(b) C-F
(c) B-D
(d) B-E
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15): In the following questions a sentence is given, some words are given in bold which may have grammatical or spelling error or they may be contextually incorrect. Two columns (I) and (II) are given, column (I) consists of bold words of the sentence and column (II) consists of the appropriate replacement for the bold words. Match the correct replacements. If the sentence is correct mark ‘no error’ as your answer.

Q11. Unprecedented restriction were imposed in 80 districts across 17 States and five Union Territories affected by the pandemic.
COLUMN I
(A) restriction
(B) across
(C) affected
COLUMN II
(D) restrictions
(E) along
(F) effected

(a) (A)-(D)
(b) (B)-(E) &(C)-(F)
(c) (A)-(D) & (B)-(E)
(d) (B)-(E)
(e) No error

Q12. Seventeen members of a police patrol were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma on Saturday.
COLUMN I
(A) members
(B) patrol
(C) ambush
COLUMN II
(D) member
(E) petrol
(F) attacks

(a) (A)-(D)
(b) (B)-(E) &(C)-(F)
(c) (A)-(D) & (B)-(E)
(d) (B)-(E)
(e) No error

Q13. No new domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 were find on the Chinese mainland for the third day in a roe.
COLUMN I
(A) transmitted
(B) find
(C) roe
COLUMN II
(D) transmission
(E) reported
(F) row

(a) (A)-(D)
(b) (B)-(E) &(C)-(F)
(c) (A)-(D) & (B)-(E)
(d) (B)-(E)
(e) No error

Q14. Air Canada already declare the resumption of some flight routes in Canada, including to Kamloops
COLUMN I
(A) declare
(B) resumption
(C) routes
COLUMN II
(D) announced
(E) suspension
(F) channels

(a) (A)-(D)
(b) (B)-(E) &(C)-(F)
(c) (A)-(D) & (B)-(E)
(d) (B)-(E)
(e) No error

Q15. Members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation subsided steps to secure people from the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLUMN I
(A) subsided
(B) secure
(C) pandemic
COLUMN II
(D) intensified
(E) fasten
(F) loose

(a) (A)-(D)
(b) (B)-(E) &(C)-(F)
(c) (A)-(D) & (B)-(E)
(d) (B)-(E)
(e) No error

Solutions

S1. Ans. (a)
Sol. A coherent and logical statement without any grammatical error can be formed with statements (A) and (F) i.e. option (a) while the other alternatives do not make any sense.

S2. Ans. (d)
Sol. Coherent and logical statements without any grammatical error can be formed with statements (A), (D) and (C), (E) i.e. option (d) while the other alternatives do not make any sense.

S3. Ans. (e)
Sol. None of the given options form a coherent and logical statement, so option (e) will be our answer.

S4. Ans. (b)
Sol. A coherent and logical statement without any grammatical error can be formed with statements (C) and (D) i.e. option (b) while the other alternatives do not make any sense.

S5. Ans. (c)
Sol. A coherent and logical statement without any grammatical error can be formed with statements (C) and (E) i.e. option (c) while the other alternatives do not make any sense.

S6. Ans. (b)
Sol. Among the given phrases (A)-(E) and (B)-(F) can be successfully connected to form grammatically correct and contextually meaningful statements. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice. The statements thus formed will be:
(i) The discourse on mainstreaming women in the police by making policing inclusive is missing in policy circles.
(ii) One of the first steps to ensure a level playing field for women in the police is to increase their numbers.

S7. Ans. (b)
Sol. Among the given phrases, (A)-(F) and (C)-(E) can be connected to form grammatically correct and contextually meaningful statements. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice. The statements thus formed will be:
(i) It is well known that the efficiency of a government depends on, among other factors, its structure.
(ii) Recognising the possibility of imbalance between resources and responsibilities, many countries have a system of inter-governmental transfers.

S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. among the given phrases only (A)- (E) can be connected to form grammatically correct and contextually meaningful statement. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice. The statement thus formed will be:
“The Indian Constitution lays down the functions as well as taxing powers of the Centre and States.”

S9. Ans. (d)
Sol. Among the given phrases, (A)-(E), (C)-(F) and (B)-(D) can be connected to form grammatically correct and contextually meaningful statements. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice. The statements thus formed will be:
(i) Social media and messaging apps are thus at the heart of the disinformation problems that India faces
(ii) It seems people are as concerned about information from news media as they are about information from social media.
(iii) Beyond the rise of digital media, the backdrop of disinformation problems in India is the reason for low trust in established institutions

S10. Ans. (e)
Sol. Among the given phrases, none of them can be connected to form a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful statement. Hence, option (e) is the most suitable answer choice.

S11. Ans. (a)
Sol. ‘restriction’ is incorrectly used here, instead it should be ‘restrictions’ as can be seen from the usage of ‘were’. Remaining words are correct. So, the correct answer choice would be option (a).

S12. Ans. (e)
Sol. All of the given words are correct as they are. So, the correct answer choice would be option (e).

S13. Ans. (b)
Sol. From the given highlighted words, ‘find’ should be replaced with ‘reported’ because of the use of passive voice in the sentence. Also, ‘roe’ is incorrectly used here, instead it should be ‘row’. So, the correct answer choice is option (b).

S14. Ans. (c)
Sol. ‘declare’ should be replaced ‘announced’ to make the sentence grammatically correct. Also, ‘resume’ should be replaced with ‘suspension’ in accordance with sentence structure. So, the correct answer choice is option (c).

S15. Ans. (a)
Sol. Here, ‘subsided’ which means lapse into silence or inactivity, is incorrectly used, instead it should be ‘intensified’ which will make the sentence contextually meaningful. So, the correct answer choice is option (a).

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