Saturday, 18 April 2015

SBI PO English Quiz -2

Direction (Q. 1 - 5) : Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 5), ie "No correction required", as your answer.

1. This suit fits him to a nicety.

1) Not properly 2) exactly 3) to an extent

4) loosely 5) None of these

2. We may find black sheep in every segment of the society.

1) Odd personalities 2) brave persons

3) Bad characters 4) difficult situations

5) None of these

3. It is being examined whether he had a hand in the conspiracy.

1) was a witness 2) was a victim 3) was questioned

4) was involved 5) None of these

4. The spectators were all eyes to see which team emerges victorious.

1) eagerly watching 2) bewildered

3) anticipating quietly 4) in a joyous mood

5) None of these

5. The fate of this project hangs in the balance.

1) is in the middle 2) is undecided 3) is in process

4) has generated hype 5) None of these

Direction (Q. 6 - 10) : In each of the questions below, four sentences are given which are denoted by A), B),C)and D). By using all the four sentences you have to frame a meaningful Para. The correct order of the sentences is your answer. Choose from the five alternatives the one having the correct order of sentences and mark it as your answer.

6. A. It has been prone to systemic failures.

B. If it has retained substantial strength in the tactical field, it is in spite of the slow moving system.

C. This could be tolerated in the past but can be catastrophic in a nuclear weapons environment.

D. The Indian security system with its colonial structures is quite unsuited to manage the demands of defence in strategic and operational terms.

1) ACBD 2) DBAC 3) CBAD 4) BCAD 5) CDBA

7. A. Women had played a very active role in Iran's Islamic revolution from the beginning.

B. It was more an imitation of western culture than true freedom for women.

C. However, these reforms were quite superficial as women had no freedom to participate in political activities.

D. The Shah had imposed modern secular reforms and had abolished the veil and western dress was encouraged.

1) DCBA 2) CBAD 3) BADC 4) ADCB 5) CBDA

8. A. Perhaps this will take a long time as it is very difficult to get together equals and to decide who is primus inter pares.

B. In this, China and India have to play major roles, not to mention Japan and the ASEAN.

C. But as a first step, we can have a cooperative community structure embracing certain parts of China adjacent to India, north Myanmar, Bangladesh and the Seven sisters of the Northeast.

D. In the coming years, India should pave the way for an Asian Common Market like its European counterpart.

1) DBAC 2) BCAD 3) CABD

4) ACDB 5) BDCA

9. A. But it has always been the other way round for Indian participants, who either lost their cool or are subjected to a sudden illness.

B. Besides all these shortcomings, what is glaringly missing is the genuine government efforts.

C. The Government of India should concentrate more on developing the necessary infrastructure for Indian sportspersons to acquire skills to compete in international events.

D. It is important that any sports participant in big events like Olympics should have a poised mind besides being physically fit at least during the days of his or her jstay in the sports venue.

1) BCAD 2) CDBA 3) ACDB

4) CBAD 5) DABC

10. A. That is what health is all about — not illness and hospitals.

B. On the contrary, it is concerned with the well-being and ability to perform tasks in a vibrant society.

C. The word 'health' is often misunderstood and linked with hospitals and treatment by medical doctors.

D. After all, staying healthy is the most important thing.

1) BACD 2) ACDB 3) DBAC 4) CBDA 5) CADB

 

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