SBI Clerk Pre English (Day-31)

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Word Usage

Direction (1-5): 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.

1)

A) The U.S and other global powers must not be lulled into a false sense of (A) complacency / (B) complaisance

B) Ideally, the IS chief should have been captured alive and tired for (A) hilarious / (B) heinous

C) You cannot create a problem and then claim (A) adulation / (B) adulteration for executing piecemeal solution.

D) Bore wells have been turning into death traps for children due to an utter lack of regard at all levels for the ‘safety measures’ (A) proscribed / (B) prescribed under the concerns Panchayat Act.

A) BBBB

B) AABA

C) ABAA

D) ABAB

E) None of these

2)

A) The U.S and the other global powers cannot (A) abjure / (B) adjure from their moral duty to and what they started.

B) The choice of this delegation has also (A) raised / (B) raze

C) If this rule is (A) scrupulously / (B) sumptuously followed, 50% of the accidents can be prevented.

D) Palaniswami (A) went / (B) want on the trip now for another reason.

A) AAAA

B) BABA

C) ABAB

D) BBBB

E) None of these

3)

A) In the event, the task of infusing substance into the June 2016 vote has led hard-line (A) eurosceptic / (B) eugenic to purge moderate MPs.

B) But having backed Mr. Jhonson’s(A) bid / (B) bit for an election that is explicitly designed to elicit the people’s verdict.

C) Labour would moreover have to try and influence its constituency in potentially leave supporting regions based on mounting evidence that Britons will be rendered poorer outside of the (A) bloc / (B) block.

D) The Rajasthan High Court’s order (A) squashing / (B) quashing the cow smuggling case against the sons of Pehlu Khan.

A) AAAA

B) AAAB

C) BBAA

D) BABA

E) None of these

4)

A) Khan (A) succumbed / (B) stumbled to his injuries in hospital two days later.

B) What is now left for the State government is to make a sincere effort to (A) savage / (B) salvage the murder case.

C) Like all (A) concurs / (B) conquerors, he could not afford to antagonise his constituents.

D) An (B) advent / (B) ardent patriot, a brilliant orator, an astute parliamentarian and an able organiser, the late leader epitomised the principles of simple living.

BBBB

ABBB

ABBA

BBBA

None of these

5)

A) It also filed an appeal in the High Court against their (A) acquisition / (B) acquittal.

B) The city’s food scene is (A) thriving / (B) trifling.

C) Despite the Supreme Court and other institution regularly raising the issue of prison reforms and (A) decongestion / (B) discretion in jails.

D) For those who have spent the whole period under trials, period(A) undergone / (B) underlying should be considered for remission.

A) ABAB

B) AAAB

C) AAAA

D) BAAA

E) None of these

Sentence Rearrangement

Direction (6-10): In the questions given below a sentence is divided into five parts are jumbled and one of the parts 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.

6) But the six-times U.S. Open champion, still without (A)/final Grand Slam just two weeks away (B)/a title since returning from maternity leave in (C)/2018, now faces her latest setback with the year’s (D)

A) BCDA, (A)

B) CDBA, (D)

C) ACDB, No error

D) ACBD, No error

E) None of these

7) South Korea has decided to remove Japan from a (A)/trade in what was seen as a retaliate move to (B)/list of nations receiving preferential treatment in (C)/Tokyo’s recent decision to downgrade Seoul’s trade status (D)

A) ACBD, (B)

B) BCDA, No error

C) CADB, (A)

D) DABC, (A)

E) None of these

8) A day after the news of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth (A)/parting ways made headlines, the singer apparently (B)/addressed their split in a social media post, saying (C)/ “change is inevitable” and it is futile to fight evolution(D)

A) ABCD, No error

B) BCDA, (D)

C) BDCA, (A)

D) CBDA, No error

E) None of these

9) South Korean Trade Minister Sung Yun-mo said on August 12 (A)/because it has failed to uphold international principles (B)/that the government was remove Japan from the country’s 29-country “white list” (C)/while managing its export controls on sensitive materials(D)

A) CDBA, (D)

B) BCDA, No error

C) ACBD, (C)

D) ABCD, (C)

E) None of these

10) In Beijing, the Cabinet’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office (A)/was “beginning to show the sprouts of terrorism” and constituted an (B)/issued a statement saying the situation in Hong Kong (C)/“existential threat” to the population of Hong Kong(D)

A) ACBD, No error

B) BCDA, No error

C) DCBA, (A)

D) CBDA, (D)

E) None of these

Answers:

Directions (1-5):

1) Answer: D

In (A) “complacency” means self-satisfaction.

“complaisance” means willing to please others or to accept what they do or say without protest.

In (B) “hilarious” means extremely amusing

“heinous” means utterly odious or wicked.

In (C) “adulation” means excessive admiration or praise.

“Adulteration” means ‘the action of making something poorer in quality by the addition of another substance’.

In (D) “proscribed” means ban

“prescribed” means advise.

So, correct answer is D.

2) Answer: A

In (A) “abjure” means solemnly renounce.

“adjure” means request to someone.

In (B) “raised” means increase.

“raze” means completely destroy.

In (C) “scrupulously” means extremely attentive to details.

“sumptuously” means splendid and expensive-looking.

In (D) “went”, past form of go.

“want” means desire.

So, correct answer is A.

3) Answer: B

In (A) “eurosceptic” means a person who opposed to increasing the power of the European Union.

“eugenic” means racial improvement.

In (B) “bid” means offer for something.

“bit” means a small piece, part or quantity of something.

In (C) “bloc” means alliance.

“block” means make the movement or flow in difficult or impossible.

In (D) “squashing” means suppress or subdue.

“quashing” means reject as invalid.

So, correct answer is B.

4) Answer: C

In (A) “succumbed” means fail to resist pressure, temptation or some other negative pressure.

“stumbled” means trip or momentarily lose one’s balance.

In (B) “savage” means violent and uncontrolled.

“salvage” means rescue.

In (C) “concurs” means agree.

“conquerors” means defeat or beat.

In (D) “advent” means the arrival of notable person or thing.

“ardent” means very enthuastic  or passionate.

So, correct answer is C.

5) Answer: D

In (A) “acquisition” means the learning or developing skill or habit.

“acquittal” means exoneration.

In (B) “thriving” means prosperous or growing.

“trifling” means unimportant.

In (C) “decongestion” means relieve the congestion of (something)

“Discretion” means caution.

In (D) “undergone” means experience.

“underlying” means fundamental or basic.

So, correct answer is D

Directions (6-10):

6) Answer: C

But the six-times U.S. Open champion, still without (A)/ a title since returning from maternity leave in(C)/ 2018, now faces her latest setback with the year’s (D)/ final Grand Slam just two weeks away.(B)

No error.

7) Answer: A

South Korea has decided to remove Japan from a (A)/ list of nations receiving preferential treatment (C)in/ trade in what was seen as a retaliatory move to(B)/ Tokyo’s recent decision to downgrade Seoul’s trade status.(D)

Part (B) has an error, use “retaliatory” in the place of “retaliate”.

8) Answer: A

A day after the news of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth(A)/ parting ways made headlines, the singer apparently (B)/addressed their split in a social media post, saying(C)/ “change is inevitable” and it is futile to fight evolution.(D)

No error

9) Answer: C

South Korean Trade Minister Sung Yun-mo said on August 12(A)/ that the government was removing Japan from the country’s 29-country “white list” (C)/because it has failed to uphold international(B)/ principles while managing its export controls on sensitive materials.(D)

Part (C) has an error, use “removing” in the place of “remove”.

10) Answer: A

In Beijing, the Cabinet’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office(A)/ issued a statement saying the situation in Hong Kong(C)/ was “beginning to show the sprouts of terrorism” and constituted an(B)/“existential threat” to the population of Hong Kong.(D)

No error.

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