SBI Clerk Mains English (Day-20)

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Statement – Inference

Directions(1-5): In the following questions, a statement is given, followed by five options. You are to understand, after reading through the options, and find out with which suitable option the given inference matches contextually.

1) Many of those who have supported democracy;Pakistan since its inception in 1970;Constitution of Pakistan was promulgated in 1973;demanded that the two military generals;undertook coups;abrogated the Constitution;be held accountable;

A) Many of those who have supported democracy in Pakistan since its inception in 1970 and after the Constitution of Pakistan was promulgated in 1973, not for undertaking the coup against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in October 1999, but for imposing an Emergency on November 3, 2007.

B) Many of those who have support democracy in Pakistan for its inception in 1970 and after the Constitution of Pakistan was promulgated in 1973, have demanded that the two military generals who undertook coups and abrogated the Constitution, be held accountable.

C) Many of those who have supported democracy in Pakistan since its inception in 1970 and after the Constitution of Pakistan is promulgate in 1973, have demand that the two military generals who undertook coups and abrogate the Constitution, be held accountable.

D) Many of those who have supported democracy in Pakistan since its inception in 1970 and after the Constitution of Pakistan was promulgated in 1973, have demanded that the two military generals who undertook coups and abrogated the Constitution, be held accountable.

A) C

B) D

C) A

D) B

E) None of these

2) When Assam was first rocked by anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests in 2018; argument put forward against the Bill;granting of citizenship to Bengali Hindu immigrants;December 2014 would eventually reduce;indigenous people to a minority in their homeland

A) When Assam was first rocked by anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests in 2018, the argument put forward against the Bill was that granting of citizenship to Bengali Hindu immigrants up to December 2014 would eventually reduce the indigenous people to a minority in their homeland.

B) When Assam was first rocked by anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests in 2018, It was said that the Bill was blatantly unconstitutional because citizenship could never be given on the basis of religion.

C) When Assam was first rocked by anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests in 2018, the argument is common perception in the rest of the country was that the protests were chiefly motivated by the ever-present xenophobic fear of the outsider.

D) When Assam was first rockby anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests in 2018, the argument put forward against the Bill is that granting of citizenship to Bengali Hindu emigrants up to December 2014 will eventually reduce the indigenous people to a minority in their homeland.

A) C

B) D

C) A

D) B

E) All are correct.

3) In the continuing social churn and widespread citizen protests;seem out of place to direct thought towards issues;data protection;The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019;2019, introducedin the Lok Shabha this month;revolutionary piece of legislation;promises to return power and control to people in our digital society

A) In the continuing social churn and widespread citizen protests, it would seem out of place to direct thought towards issues such as data protection. The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which is introduce Lok Shabha this month, is a piece of legislation that promises to return power and control to people in our digital society.

B) The President of India’s address to Joint Sitting of Parliament on June 20, 2019 — fresh from the results of the general election — proclaimed that “my government is committed to that very idea of nation-building, the foundation for which was laid in 2014”.

C) In the continuing social churn and widespread citizen protests, it would seem out of place to direct thought towards issues such as data protection. The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which is introduced in the Lok Shabha this month, is a revolutionary piece of legislation that promises to return power and control to people in our digital society.

D) In the continuing social churn and widespread citizen protests, it would seem out of place to direct thought towards issues such as data protection. The Bill has seen serpentine movement, passing expert committees, central ministries and then the Lok Sabha in the winter session.

A) D

B) C

C) A

D) B

E) All are correct

4) Democracy in India is directly impugned;accused men allegedly receive protection from the ruling dispensation;the case in Uttar Pradesh;the police force fails to protect women;as was the case in Telangana

A) Democracy in India is directly impugned when the accused men allegedly receive protection from the ruling dispensation, as is the case in Uttar Pradesh, or when a society adopts democracy as its form of governance, it presumes the beginning of a social transformation.

B) Democracy in India is directly impugned when the accused men allegedly receive protection from the ruling dispensation, as is the case in Uttar Pradesh, or when the police force fails to protect women, as was the case in Telangana.

C) Democracy in India is directly impugnwhen the accuse men allegedly receive protection from the ruling dispensation, as is the case in Uttar Pradesh, or when the police force failed to protect women, as was the case in Telangana.

D) In a democracy where the political class deploys identity politics to capture power, it is striking that not only is the case of women left scrupulously untouched, their very existence is increasingly under threat from misogyny in society.

A) A

B) B

C) C

D) D

E) None of these

5) Dr. Swamy has attempted to rebut;arguments on three premises;the aims and objects; legislation passed by both Houses of Parliament ;large majority;the historic context for the legislation;the equation of “Hindutva” with ‘secularism’

A) Swamy has attempted to rebut these arguments on three premises: that of the aims and objects of this piece of legislation passed by both Houses of Parliament with a large majority; the historic context for the legislation; and the equation of “Hindutva” with ‘secularism’.

B) Swamy argues that the need for this Bill arose partly because the Islamic theocratic nations, of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, have brutally persecuted non-Muslim minorities since 1947.

C)He tries to establish that the CAA, being divisive and discriminatory, manifestly violates human rights, and is an attempt to impose the politics and philosophy of Hindutva, to accomplish its vision of a “Hindu nation”.

D) Swamy has attempt to rebut these arguments on three premises: that of the aims and objects of this piece of legislation passed by Parliament with a large majority.

A) C

B) D

C) A

D) B

E) None of these

Word Usage

Direction(6-10): In each of the question there are four sentences. In each sentence a pair of words is italicized and highlighted. From the italicized and highlighted words select the most appropriate the word (A or B) to form correct sentences. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words, which may be selected to correctly complete the set if sentences. From the options given choose the most appropriate one.

6)

A) I’ve never produced or directed a (A) solo / (B) slow

B) Globally, a series on Amazon prime called Fleabag has become (A) quite / (B) quit a phenomenon.

C) It would be up to you to (A) except / (B) acceptor resist this agenda.

D) Walking for miles each day was an integral part of his ethos and his graceful(A) gait / (B) gate was part of his charisma.

A) AAAA

B) AABA

C) ABAA

D) ABAB

E) None of these

7)

A) Gandhiji always believed that his (A) personal / (B) personnel experiments had larger implication.

B) But it was a political vocabulary and (A) repertoire / (B) reprobate accessible and available to all.

C) Satyagraha, too, at one level, was a relentless (A) pursuit / (B) persuade of truth by an individual.

D) Or was it (A) imperial / (B) imperil?

A) AAAA

B) BABA

C) ABAB

D) BBBB

E) None of these

8)

A) Gandhiji’s genius(A) lie / (B) lay in his ability to convert everyday acts into deeply political activities.

B) A closer look at the UNESCO classification of endangered language will (A) illuminate / (B) eliminate further the Northeast’s reaction to the CAA.

C) Indian Muslims Should hold his feet to the fire as far as this assurance is (A) conceded / (B) concerned.

D) The sever protests in the Northeast likely to put a (A) brake / (B) breakon the immediate implementation of the Act.

A) AAAA

B) AAAB

C) BBAA

D) BABA

E) None of these

9)

A) However, to the BJP’s extreme (A) discomfort / (B) discomfit, the CAA has set off a political storm in Assam aimed at Bengalis as well as the Central government.

B) There is an impression that the Central government has not fully comprehended the gravity of the (A) economical / (B) economic

C) There is ample (A) historic / (B) historical precedent for exclusionary citizenship laws and the ends they served.

D) The Reich Citizenship Law of 1935 (A) stripped / (B) stretched German Jews of their citizenship, and everyone knows come after.

A) BBBB

B) ABBB

C) ABBA

D) BBBA

E) None of these

10)

A) (A)Assurance / (B) Insurance by the government that “no Indian will lose citizenship” are to be welcomed.

B) But anti-CAA protesters are convinced that under the CAA-NRIC regime, sections of Muslim will (A) cease / (B) seize to be “Indians” anyway.

C) We are left only with Muslim as the (A) remainder / (B) reminder.

D) Restrictions wider than necessary tend to (A) surpass / (B) suppressrather than regulate.

A) ABAB

B) AAAB

C) AAAA

D) BAAA

E) None of these

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: (b)

D) Many of those who have supported democracy in Pakistan since its inception in 1970 and after the Constitution of Pakistan was promulgated in 1973, have demanded that the two military generals who undertook coups and abrogated the Constitution, be held accountable.

2) Answer: (c)

A) When Assam was first rocked by anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests in 2018, the argument put forward against the Bill was that granting of citizenship to Bengali Hindu immigrants up to December 2014 would eventually reduce the indigenous people to a minority in their homeland.

3) Answer: (b)

C) In the continuing social churn and widespread citizen protests, it would seem out of place to direct thought towards issues such as data protection. The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which is introduced in the Lok Shabha this month, is a revolutionary piece of legislation that promises to return power and control to people in our digital society.

4) Answer: (b)

B) Democracy in India is directly impugned when the accused men allegedly receive protection from the ruling dispensation, as is the case in Uttar Pradesh, or when the police force fails to protect women, as was the case in Telangana.

5) Answer: (c)

A) Swamy has attempted to rebut these arguments on three premises: that of the aims and objects of this piece of legislation passed by both Houses of Parliament with a large majority; the historic context for the legislation; and the equation of “Hindutva” with ‘secularism’.

Directions (6-10) :

6) Answer: (b)

In (A) “solo” meansfor or done by one person alone.

“slow” means moving or operating, or designed to do so, only at a low speed.

In (B) “quite” means to the utmost or most absolute extent or degree.

“quit” means leave (a place), usually permanently.

In (C) “except” means not including; other than.

“accept”means consent to receive or undertake (something offered).

In (D) “gait”  means a person’s manner of walking.

“gate” means a hinged barrier used to close an opening in a wall, fence, or hedge.

So correct answer is B.

7) Answer: (a)

In (A) “personal”  means belonging to or affecting a particular person rather than anyone else.

“personnel”  means people employed in an organization or engaged in an organized undertaking such as military service

In (B) “repertoire”  means a stock of plays, dances, or items that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform.

“reprobate” means an unprincipled person

In (C) “pursuit” means tracking.

“persuade”  means induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.

In (D) “imperial” means relating to an empire.

“imperil” means put at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed.

So correct answer is A

8) Answer: (d)

In (A) “lie”  means(of a person or animal) be in or assume a horizontal or resting position on a supporting surface.

“lay” means put (something) down gently or carefully

In (B) “illuminate” means decorate.

“eliminate” means completely remove or get rid of (something).

In (C) “conceded” means admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.

“concerned” means worried, troubled, or anxious.

In (D) “brake”means make a moving vehicle slow down or stop by using a brake.

“break”meansan interruption of continuity or uniformity

So correct answer is D.

9) Answer: (c)

In (A) “discomfort” means gentleness and kindness; kindliness.

“discomfit” means make  embarrassed.

In (B) “economical “means giving good value or return in relation to the money, time, or effort expended.

“economic”  means justified in terms of profitability.

In (C) “historic” means famous or important in history, or potentially so.

“Historical”means of or concerning history or past events.

In (D) “stripped” means remove all coverings from.

“stretched” means extend.

So correct answer is C.

10) Answer: (b)

In (A) “Assurance” means a positive declaration intended to give confidence; a promise.

“Insurance” means a thing providing protection against a possible eventuality.

In (B) “cease” means come or bring to an end.

“seize” means take hold of suddenly and forcibly

In (C) “remainder” means a part of something that is left over when other parts have been completed, used, or dealt with.

“reminder” means a thing that causes someone to remember something.

In (D) “surpass” means exceed; be greater than.

“suppress”  means forcibly put an end to.

So correct answer is B.

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