“20-20” English Question | Crack SBI Clerk 2018 Day-44

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Topic Daily Publishing Time
Daily News Papers & Editorials 8.00 AM
Current Affairs Quiz 9.00 AM
Logical Reasoning 10.00 AM
Quantitative Aptitude “20-20” 11.00 AM
Vocabulary (Based on The Hindu) 12.00 PM
Static GK Quiz 1.00 PM
English Language “20-20” 2.00 PM
Banking Awareness Quiz 3.00 PM
Reasoning Puzzles & Seating 4.00 PM
Daily Current Affairs Updates 5.00 PM
Data Interpretation / Application Sums (Topic Wise) 6.00 PM
Reasoning Ability “20-20” 7.00 PM
English Language (New Pattern Questions) 8.00 PM
General / Financial Awareness Quiz 9.00 PM


Directions (Q. 1-10): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions. Certain words/ phrases are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.
A picture of the globe under the hood of a cobra was a familiar symbol of the precarious state of international security till recently. Accidental or deliberate pressing of the nuclear button was the nightmare that haunted humanity. At the same time, using the nuclear genie and harnessing it for prosperity was the best dream. Today, both the nightmare and the dream have  ecome jaded. Nuclear weapons have ceased to be viable as instruments of war because of the unpredictability of the consequences of a nuclear war. No one can trust even the use of tactical nuclear weapons without collateral damage for the user. Today, nations can be destroyed with mobile phones and laptops without killing a single human being, making the “humaneness” of cyberwarfare the biggest danger.The theories of deterrence of nuclear stockpiles have also been discredited after 9/11 brought the most formidable nuclear power to its knees. Non-proliferation today, if any, is not on account of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), but on account of the futility of building nuclear arsenals. The threat of terrorism looms larger than the threat of nuclear weapons. After Fukushima, nuclear power too is receding as a sensible component of the energy mix. One clean-up operation after an accident can demolish many years of technological advancement and hopes of having cheap power. The sun shines as a source of energy, not the glittering nuclear reactors which seem to emit mushroom clouds.

1.According to passage, What is true regarding nuclear weapons?

  1. Nuclear weapon is used more in disaster than prosperity.
  2. Nuclear weapon is no more instruments of war due to unknown consequences.
  3. Use of nuclear weapon is not reliable because it also cause damage for the user.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. 1 & 2
  5. 2 & 3
  1. According to the author, in modern world what can be the biggest danger?


  1. Nuclear weapon.
  2. Cyber warfare.
  3. Attacks like 9/11.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. 1 and 2
  5. All of the above

3). According to the passage, What is concluded after 9/11?

  1. No country is safe in world.
  2. Countries having nuclear weapon can’t be sure for safety.
  3. Theory of deterrence of nuclear stockpiles rejected.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. 1 and 2
  5. 2 & 3

4). According to the passage, what is the reason that countries are doing Non-Proliferation Treaty?

  1. It is mandatory for all the nuclear countries.
  2. Countries are develoving cyber power for wars.
  3. No relevant use of nuclear weapon in today’s world.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. 1 & 2
  5. 2 & 3

5). According to the passage what are the dreams regarding nuclear power?

  1. Having cheap power.
  2. Use of nuclear power for prosperity.
  3. To stop the disastrous use of nuclear weapon.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Only 3
  4. 1 and 2
  5. 2 & 3

Directions (6-9): Choose the word/group of words which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word/group of words printed in bold as used in the passage.

  1. jaded
  1. Complexed
  2. Complicated
  3. Conflicted
  4. Dulled
  5. None of these


  1. Proved
  2. Confirmed
  3. Explained
  4. Invalidated
  5. None of these
  1. Futility
  1. Uselessness
  2. Functionality
  3. Practicality
  4. Utility
  5. None of these
  1. Receding
  1. Considering
  2. Explaining
  3. Criticising
  4. Diminishing
  5. None of these

Directions (10): Choose the word/group of words which is MOST OPPOSITE in meaning of the word/group of words printed in bold as used in the passage.


  1. Intentional
  2. Willful
  3. Knowing
  4. Conscious
  5. None of the above

Directions (Q. 11-15): Rearrange the following eight sentence A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H in a proper sequence to construct a meaningful paragraph. Then answer the questions given below.

(A)  But there is a large middle ground, consisting of people who support privatisation as a policy.

(B)  So we hope he will not mind setting all the doubt at rest.

(C)  But they are increasingly worried by reports of rampant crony capitalism.

(D)  These are not questions that would probably disturb either ideological extreme-both camps have already made up their minds and no amount of argument is going to convince them otherwise

(E)  However, some disturbing questions regarding BALCO remain.

(F)  This group does not wish to needlessly impugn anyone’s integrity.

(G)  Disinvestment minister has been largely cooperative with the media.

(H)  But this group would like to be sure that the government’s dealings are completely above board.

  1. Which of the following should be EIGHTH statement after rearrangement?
  1.   A
  2.   B
  3.   C
  4.   H
  5.   F
  1. Which of the following should be SECOND statement after rearrangement?
  1.   B
  2.   A
  3.   C
  4.   H
  5.   D
  1. Which of the following should be FIFTH statement after rearrangement?
  1.   F
  2.   E
  3.   H
  4.   G
  5.   C
  1. Which of the following should be SEVENTH statement after rearrangement?
  1.   D
  2.   B
  3.   G
  4.   H
  5.   E
  1. Which of the following should be FIRST statement after rearrangement?
  1.   A
  2.   C
  3.   F
  4.   E
  5.   H

Directions (Q. 16-20): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is ‘No error’, the answer is e). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)

  1. Deposite of many difficulties in the political relationship a)/ with Washington, Nehru retained not only a civil dialogue b)/ with the USA but also c)/  very considerable economic interaction d)/  No error e)/
  2. The government decision to charge a cess on a)/ all services in addition to the service tax b)/ will make services more expensive c)/ and also clutter tax system. d)/ No error e).
  3. When a business is in transition, sometimes a)/ the decision-making process will slow down and that b)/ can be bad for the business because c)/ this creates some uncertainty. d)/ no error e).
  4. Every family has to a)/ have its own structure but there is b)/ a clear necessity to delineate and differentiate c)/ between the family and the business. d)/ No error e).
  5. whosoever commits the offence of money laundering a)/ shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment b)/ for a term which shall not fewer than three years c)/ but may extend to seven years. d)/ No error e).


Directions (Q. 1-10):

1). 1 is not mentioned anywhere in the passage but 2 & 3 can be concluded from passage.

Answer: C

2). Author tells that in modern age cyberwarfare is more dangerous with the use of laptop and mobile.

Answer: B

3). Countries like USA have much stock of nuclear weapons but still couldn’t stop 9/11.

Answer: E

4). Countries have understood that there is no use of nuclear arsenal.

Answer: C

5). In the passage only 2 dreams are mentioned.

Answer: D

6). Jaded means bored.

Answer: D

7). Discredited means disapproved or rejected.

Answer: D

8). Futility means of no use.

Answer: A

9). Receding means decreasing or diminishing.

Answer: D

10). Deliberate means with plan or intentional.

Answer: E


Directions (Q. 11-15):

  1. Correct Answer is: b
  2. Correct Answer is: e
  3. Correct Answer is: a
  4. Correct Answer is: c
  5. Correct Answer is: d


Directions (Q. 16-20):

  1. Correct Answer is: a)

Explanation : Delete ‘of’

  1. Correct Answer is:  d)

Explanation : Insert ‘the’ before ‘tax system’

  1. Correct Answer is: d)

Explanation : Replace ‘this’ with ‘it’

  1. Correct Answer is: e)
  2. Correct Answer is: c)

Explanation : Replace ‘fewer’ with ‘less’

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