SBI Clerk Prelims 2021 English Language Questions (Day-17)

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Words replacement

Directions: (1-5) In the following passage, some of the words have been highlighted in bold. First read the passage and try to understand what it is about. Then replace the highlighted words with the correct option in order to make grammatical and contextual sense. In case the highlighted word is correct as it is, mark ‘No Improvement’ as the right answer.

Sri Lanka has cancelled a planned address to its Parliament by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan next week, (A) obviously because of concerns that he could rake up the Kashmir issue. Officials cited Covid-19-related (B) restrictions as the reason for the move, though people familiar with developments in Colombo said on condition of (C) obscurity that the Sri Lankan government had done a re-think following discussions on the (D) insinuation of Khan raising the Kashmir issue in his speech. The planned address to Parliament doesn’t appear to have been well thought through. There were considerable discussions within the government at which the (E) possibility of Prime Minister Khan referring to the Kashmir issue came up,” said one of the people cited above.


1) A

  1. clearly
  2. apparently
  3. evidently
  4. seemingly
  5. no improvement


2) B

  1. reduction
  2. limitation
  3. diminution
  4. cutback
  5. no improvement


3) C

  1. namelessness
  2. anonymity
  3. objectivity
  4. knowledge
  5. no improvement


4) D

  1. insinuation
  2. suggestion
  3. implications
  4. inference
  5. no improvement


5) E

  1. chance
  2. likelihood
  3. prospect
  4. risk
  5. no improvement


Double fillers

Directions (6-10): In the following question a sentence is given with two blanks. You have to choose the correct pair of words that fill the blanks correctly in terms of grammar and context.


6)
A Pakistani Taliban militant who nine years ago is ____ to have shot and badly wounded Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has ____ a second attempt on her life.

  1. supposed,bullied
  2. alleged, threatened
  3. so-called,alarmed
  4. claimed,scared
  5. professed,frightened


7)
The threat prompted Yousafzai to ____ herself, asking both the Pakistan military and Prime Minister Imran Khan to ____ how her alleged shooter, Ehsanullah Ehsan, had escaped from government custody.

  1. tweet, explain
  2. chirp,explicate
  3. cry,elucidate
  4. note,expound
  5. roar,interpret


8)
Ehsan was ____ in 2017, but escaped in January 2020 from a so-called safe house where he was being held by Pakistan’s ____ agency.

  1. seized,espionage
  2. arrested, intelligence
  3. detained,brainpower
  4. busted,reasoning
  5. pulled-in, ELINT


9
) The charges against Ehsan ____ a horrific 2014 attack on a Pakistani army’s public school that killed 134 ____ children, some as young as five years old.

  1. comprises,fewest
  2. covers,least
  3. involve, selfishly
  4. include, mostly
  5. embrace,hatefully


10)
During his years in military ____, Ehsan was never charged. Authorities also later never explained how he left the country and ____ to Turkey, where he is believed to be living today.

  1. neglect,proceeded
  2. betrayal,receded
  3. custody, traveled
  4. exposure,ascended
  5. keeping,descended


Answers :

1) Answer: B

According to the given context, we are talking about Sri Lanka has cancelled a planned address to its Parliament by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. This new concern will take into account various existing laws and one law will be there for controlling the Kashmir issue in the country. The word used in this context is not correct since we are saying that the new concern will rake up the Kashmir issue. Obviously implies that in a way that is easily perceived and it is not going in the context. Among the given words, apparently will be the correct word for the given context. Other words can be eliminated since they do not go with the given context.

Therefore, option B is the correct answer choice to this question.


2) Answer: E

As per the given context, we can understand that the new concern will take into account the grievances of the people familiar with developments and will also redress such grievances. According to the Pakistan government, the new system has understood the point that the general mass  is the most important beings in the whole system and that is why because of concerns of the people he will be able to rake up Kashmir. Now the given word restrictions implies that a limiting condition and this is the perfect fit for the given context. Hence, no improvement is required to be carried out in this case.

Therefore, option E is the correct answer choice to this question.


3) Answer: B

In the given context, we are talking about the history of the present Sri Lankan government and its rethinking on discussions about Kashmir introduced in the Parliament, it is said that the bill was introduced last time also but since the Parliament was dissolved, the bill also could not be taken up as a continuation. As a result of that we can say that the bill must have lapsed at the end of the period of the last session. Among the given words, we have anonymity and that will be the correct pick once the context is understood.

Therefore, option B is the correct answer choice to this question.


4) Answer: C

According to the given context, we are saying that Khan raising the Kashmir issue in his speech where certain laws will be put together in order to make the new law and it will take care of a lot of thing such as uniform pay structure, a separate land and identity etc. for Kashmiris in the country. Also the grievances will be addressed in this new legislation with sincerity so that they do not remain there for long. Now among the given word we can say that implications will be the correct word here since all the laws regarding Kashmiris will come together in order to put forward Kashmir issue. Other words do not fit in the context and that is why they can be eliminated.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer choice to this question.


5) Answer: E

From the given context, it is said that there were considerable discussions within the government to solve the problems with the Kashmiris and their issues, such as to fix the minimum wages, statehood, equality etc. which was possible to be decided by the central government and the state governments. Therefore it is clear that the power will be provided to these authorities only and possibility is the correct word for this context. So no improvement is required here.

Therefore, option E is the correct answer choice to this question.


6) Answer: B

Option A- supposed and bullied do not fit into the context. As Pakistani Taliban militant who nine years ago to have shot and badly wounded Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai then how come a second attempt.
Option B- Both the words suit the context absolutely and are grammatically also correct.
Therefore, option B is the correct answer choice to this question.


7) Answer: A

Option A- Both the words suit the context absolutely and are grammatically also correct.

Therefore, option A is the correct answer choice to this question.


8) Answer: B

Option A – ‘seized’ is not going well with escaped in January, because an escape is only after arrest or imprisonment but not seized.

Option B – Both the words are correct as arrested by the military police and then escaped from a so-called safe house held by the intelligence.

Therefore, option B is the correct answer choice to this question.


9) Answer: D

Option A – ‘comprises’ charges against Ehsan “fewest” or “least” horrific 2014 attack on a Pakistani army’s public school are contrary to each other.

Option B – Terrorism was always ‘embraced’ by Pakistan and that is why the Americans were to “selfishly attack” Pakistan because Pakistan was on back-foot due to its terrorism friendly image.

Option D – Both the words fit the blank absolutely well, as `include’ charges against Ehsan that killed `mostly’ children, some as young as five years old for which Trump “warned” Pakistan.

Therefore, option D is the correct answer choice to this question.


10) Answer: C

Option A – ‘neglect’ and ‘proceeded’ are contradictory with respect to the context. As if during his years in military `exposure’ it would have no issues in giving resentment from charges.

Option B – ‘betrayal’ won’t ensure the military custody for any receding antagonism , thus both the words are absurd.

Option C – Military ‘custody’ and `traveled’ to Turkey, both the words fit the blank contextually and grammatically correctly.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer choice to this question.

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