SBI Clerk Mains English (Day-46)

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Sentence Rearrangement

Directions (1-5):In the questions given below a sentence is divided into five parts are jumbled and one of the part may have a misspelt word or grammatically incorrect word or group of words. Arrange the divided parts into a coherent sentence and identify the part which has an error in it.

1) More than seven hours after the protest against the (A)/Temple was called off, the protesters resume (B)/ women activists’ propose visit to Sabarimala Ayyappa (C)/it in front of the city Police Commissionerate around 6.20 p.m.(D)

A) CADB, (A) and (B)

B) ACBD,(B) and (C)

C) DBAC, (C) and (D)

D) CBDA, (A) and (C)

E) None of these

2) Emerged out of a talk with the police, BJP leader (A)/ C.G. Rajagopal said that the activists were not willing (B)/ to take the return flight ticket despite the police attempt (C)/ to send them back by a flight to the Kochi airport shortly after midnight (D)

A) ABCD, (A) and (D)

B) BDCA, (D)and (B)

C) ACDB, (B) and (C)

D) BADC, No error

E) None of these

3) The Bench, also comprise Justices Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna, (A)/ said there were need to order a floor test as an interim measure (B)/ also because “oath has not been administered to the elected members (C)/even though a month has elapsed since the declaration of election results”(D)

A) BDCA, (A) and (C)

B) CADB, (A) and (C)

C) ABCD, (A) and (B)

D) CBDA, (A) and (B)

E) None of these

4) Objective of offering ‘darshan’ at the hilltop Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala (A)/by Pune-based Bhumata Brigade leader Trupti Desai (B)/High drama unfolded in the city when six women activists led (C)/descended here early on Tuesday with the (D)

A) CBDA, No error

B) ADCB, No error

C) CADB, No error

D) BACD, No error

E) None of these

5) asked the Kerala government to come clean on what he allege was a (A)/conspirasy behind the sudden visit of activists led (B)/ Bhumata Brigade activist Trupti Desai for Sabarimala pilgrimage (C)/R.V. Babu, State general secretary of the Hindu AikyaVedi, has (D)

A) DCAB, (A) and (C)

B) DABC, (A) and (B)

C) BCDA, No error

D) CBAD, (B) and (D)

E) None of these

Word Usage

Directions (6-10): In each of the questions given below, two words are given within sentences. You are to select the correct choice from between them and mark your answer accordingly.

6)

A) On top of it, Internet and mobile phone services were suspended and some Metro stations (A) shut / (B) shoot down in Delhi.

B) “Such retrains should not be allowed to (A) exceed / (B) accede the constraints of the particular situation, either in nature or in duration,” it observed.

C) The Sino- Soviet split meant that Moscow had looked at geopolitical developments with a similar (A)prospective / (B) perspective.

D) By July 1971, the (A) veil / (B) vail had been lifted.

A) AAAA

B) AABA

C) ABAA

D) ABAB

E) None of these

7)

A) This is a point that knee-jerk law-making, of the sort that Andhra Pradesh has done, and the public (A) clamour / (B) glamour for executing all rape suspects of the sort seen after the rape and murder of a veterinarian near Hyderabad.

B) Pakistan had served as a middleman in the U.S – China (A) detente / (B) detain.

C) By December 1971, it was crunch time as the (A) fate / (B) faith of their ally hung in the balance.

D) Public angst and emotions cannot be an (A) alternative / (B) alternate to reason and logic.

A) AAAA

B) BABA

C) ABAB

D) BBBB

E) None of these

8)

A) The resulting lengthy jail terms will constitute both just (A) desserts / (B) deserts for grave rimes and an opportunity for remorse.

B) No amount if denial can change that unheroic (A) past / (B) passed.

C) That we must (B) waive / (B) weave the cord of unity by creating a sense of belonging and inclusiveness for all.

D) The national movement in British India was (A) further / (B) farther strengthened by movements in the erstwhile princely states.

A) AAAA

B) AAAB

C) BBAA

D) BABA

E) None of these

9)

A) As we remainder the liberation of Bangladesh this (A) week / (B) weak more than four decades ago, it is worth recalling the geopolitics that made it possible.

B) Our (A) forbears / (B) forebears dreamt of an independent India where communal prejudice would be alien to the polity.

C) This struggle had broader aims than the (A) overrule / (B) overthrow of colonial rule.

D) The alternative is (A) too / (B) to terrifying to contemplate.

A) BBBB

B) ABBB

C) ABBA

D) BBBA

E) None of these

10)

A) Government has at last agreed to (A) waive / (B) wave excise duty on cloth.

B) The enemy (A) wrested / (B) rested his gun and killed him.

C) His voice is (A) womanish / (B) womanly as it is quite shrill.

D) Lemon will (A) vet / (B) whet your appetite for more food.

A) ABAB

B) AAAB

C) AAAA

D) BAAA

E) None of these

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: (b)

More than seven hours after the protest against the(A)/ women activists’ proposed visit to Sabarimala Ayyappa (C)/Temple was called off, the protesters resumed (B)/it in front of the city Police Commissionerate around 6.20 p.m.(D)

Part (B) has an error, “resumed” in the place if “resume”.

Part (C)has an error, “proposed” in the place of “propose”.

2) Answer: (a)

Emerging out of a talk with the police, BJP leader(A)/ C.G. Rajagopal said that the activists were not willing (B)/ to take the return flight ticket despite the police attempt(C)/ to send them back by a flight from the Kochi airport shortly after midnight. (D)

Part (A) has an error, “emerging” in the place of “emerged”.

Part (D) has an error, “from” in the place if “to”.

3) Answer: (c)

The Bench, also comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna,(A)/ said there was need to order a floor test as an interim measure(B)/  also because “oath has not been administered to the elected members(C)/ even though a month has elapsed since the declaration of election results”.(D)

Part (A) has an error, “comprised” in the place of “comprise”.

Part (B) has an error, “was” in the place of “were”.

4) Answer: (a)

High drama unfolded in the city when six women activists led(C)/ by Pune-based Bhumata Brigade leader Trupti Desai(B)/ descended here early on Tuesday with the (D)/ objective of offering ‘darshan’ at the hilltop Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala.(A)

No error.

5) Answer: (b)

R.V. Babu, State general secretary of the Hindu AikyaVedi, has (D)/asked the Kerala government to come clean on what he alleged was a(A)/ conspiracy behind the sudden visit of activists led(B)/ by Bhumata Brigade activist Trupti Desai for Sabarimala pilgrimage.(C)

Part (A) has an error, “alleged”in the place of “allege”.

Part (B) has an error, “conspiracy”” in the place of “conspirasy”.

Directions (6-10) :

6) Answer: (b)

In (A) “shut” means move (something) into position so as to block an opening; close.

“shoot” means kill or wound (a person or animal) with a bullet or arrow.

In (B) “exceed” means be greater in number or size than (a quantity, number, or other measurable thing).

“accede” means agree to a demand, request, or treaty.

In (C) “prospective” means expected or expecting to be the specified thing in the future.

“perspective” means a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something.

In (D) “veil” means cover.

“vail” means take off or lower (one’s hat or crown) as a token of respect or submission.

So, the correct answer is B.

7) Answer: (a)

In (A) “clamour” means a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.

“glamour” means an attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things seem appealing.

In (B) “detente” means the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.

“detain” means keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.

In (C) “fate” means the development of events outside a person’s control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power.

“faith” means complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

In (D) “alternative” means(of one or more things) available as another possibility or choice.

“alternate” means occur in turn repeatedly.

Therefore, correct answer is A

8) Answer: (d)

In (A) “desserts” means the sweet course eaten at the end of a meal.

“deserts” means abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous

In (B) “past” means gone by in time and no longer existing.

“passed” means move or cause to move in a specified direction.

In (C) “waive” means refrain from insisting on or using (a right or claim).

“weave” means make (a complex story or pattern) from a number of interconnected elements.

In (D) “further” means additional.

“farther” means over a greater expanse of space or time; for a longer way.

Hence, correct answer is D.

9) Answer: (c)

In (A) “week” means a period of seven days.

“weak” means lacking the power to perform physically demanding tasks

In (B) “forbear “means politely or patiently restrain an impulse to do something; refrain.

“forebear”  means ancestor.

In (C) “overrule” means reject or disallow by exercising one’s superior authority. “overthrow” means remove forcibly from power.

In (D) “too” means excessively

“to” means approaching or reaching (a particular condition).

Therefore, correct answer is C.

10) Answer: (b)

In (A) “waive” means refrain from insisting on or using (a right or claim).

“wave” means move one’s hand to and fro in greeting or as a signal

In (B) “wrested” means forcibly pull (something) from a person’s grasp.

“rested” means cease work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength.

In (C) “womanish” means suitable for or characteristic of a woman.

“womanly” means relating to or having the characteristics of a woman or women.

In (D) “vet” means make a careful and critical examination of (something).

“whet” means a thing that stimulates appetite or desire.

So correct answer here, is B

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