Sunday, 19 April 2015

SBI PO English Quiz -3

Direction (Q. 1 - 10): Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

The debate continues as on the one hand we talk of grand conversion, of making IT a way of life and on the other there exist barriers like illiteracy, language and poverty. Doesn't IT create a new chasm between a new kind of haves and have-nots? IT itself has the power not only to bridge new divide, but also some traditional ones too. What we need is judicious use of existing technology. But how could these divides be bridged? First, we must make arrangements for community access to computers because everybody can't have one. Then we have to develop more and more vernacular software’s. There has to be more information in Indian languages on the net. The text-to-speech software should be diversified into many Indian languages. So that illiteracy doesn't become a barrier in the way of using computers. Besides keeping domestic market in mind, we are developing software’s for smaller firms, because India doesn't have too many big companies.

And all this is not far from happening. Many of these things have already started and next couple of years is going to see a grand transformation. Seven or eight years from now, IT will be a very common phenomenon, a part and parcel of the society. Because it's not IT by itself. It's in fact just a medium, a facilitator to use in best possible manner. Experiments have already started all over the country. The farmers in a village are e-connected to the district headquarters. They have all the information about the mandi rates all over the country. A village in Himachal Pradesh is connected to AIIMS to get best of healthcare and 'e-Seva' in some districts works as a one-stop shop for depositing all your household bills. There are many other experiments and they are bound to increase.

The scope is immense. From improving education and healthcare to making the system more transparent, weeding out corruption and improving overall governance. While working as per the requirement of domestic market, we also need to be conscious about the reputation of Indian IT industry world over. We are working to diversify both marketwise and area-wise. Indian software’s are popular, but we want to establish the Indian Brand as La French wine or Swiss watches.

1. What is the moot point according to the author?

1) IT is dividing or bridging

2) The existing technology is still lacking

3) The scope of IT is immense

4) The reputation of the Indian IT industry

5) None of these

2. What are the barriers in the way of IT?

1) Poverty and illiteracy

2) The gap between the classes

3) Lack of access to computers

4) Language

5) None of these

3. Who can be denoted as 'we' in the context of the passage?

1) The speaker

2) The speaker and the public

3) A software team

4) An administrator

5) A philanthropist and the villagers

4. What is TRUE in the context of the passage?

1) IT will do little for the have-nots.

2) A revolution is on the horizon.

3) We need software in regional languages.

4) Corruption is the bane of IT.

5) None of these

5. What will primarily facilitate the have-nots?

1) Education 2) Easy access to computers

3) Vernacular text 4) One-stop shops

5) None of these

6. What can substitute 'facilitator'?

1) Promoter 2) Advantage 3) Bridge

4) Software 5) None of these

Direction (Q. 7 - 8): Which of the following is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage?

7. Chasm

1) Schism 2) Vast 3) Difference

4) Acrimony 5) Mindset

8. Judicious

1) Wise 2) Exact 3) Correct

4) Appropriate 5) In discriminatory

Direction (Q. 9 - 10): Which of the following is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage?

9. Immense

1) Little 2) Vast 3) Broad

4) Maladroit 5) Thorough

10. Weeding

1) Rooting out 2) Sowing 3) Harvesting

4) Cropping 5) Shifting
























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