SBI PO Prelims English (Day-15)

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Triple fillers

Directions (1-5): In each of the following sentence there are three blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five options and each option consists of three words which can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence to make the sentence grammatically correct:

1) In research areas, the two most commonly ______ guidelines for this formatting are published by the _______ Language Association (MLA) and the APA (American _________ Association). The Modern Language Association guidelines call for the bibliography to be called ‘work cited.’

  1. status, main, physical
  2. used, normal, language
  3. used, Modern, Psychology
  4. norms, dedication, knowledge
  5. None of the above

2) The sugar ______ is a hard maple tree. It can______ as tall as 100 feet and as wide as 4 feet. The sugar maple is ________ valued for its sap, which is used in making maple syrup.

  1. maple, grow, commercially
  2. coax, halt, warn
  3. stark, empty, trust
  4. rose, vile, nod
  5. None of the above.

3) The Concept of _______ society refers to the phase of _____ of a society in which a large number of potential contradictions become articulate and active. This is most evident when oppressed social groups get politically _______ and demand their rights.

  1. brilliant, enjoyment, pretence
  2. dazzling, detain, useful
  3. flatter, honour, advise
  4. creative, development, mobilized
  5. none of the above

4) Now, India’s children have to _______ at least eight years of education. The gnawing question is whether it will remain on paper or it will become a _____. One hardly needs a reminder that this right the different from other enshrined in the constitution, that the beneficiary-a-six-year-old cannot ______ it nor can he or she fight a legal battle when the right is denied or violated.

  1. dance, friendly, baffled
  2. receive, reality, demand
  3. trust, extravagant, bombastic
  4. merge, alleged, feud
  5. none of the above

5) A country under ________ domination seeks escape from the present in dreams of vanished age and finds consolation in ______ about the greatness of past generations. That is a foolish and __________ pastime in which many of us indulge.

  1. foreign, vision, dangerous
  2. local, assembling, rabid
  3. charge, Amalgamate, Erratic
  4. custom, join, frantic
  5. none of the above

Sentence Connectors

Direction (6-10): Select the phrase/connector (it must be at the start) from the given three options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences:

6) Ecosystems provide people with a variety of goods and services, food, clean water, clean air, flood control, soil stabilization, pollination, climate regulation, spiritual fulfilment and aesthetic enjoyment, to name just a few.

I) But ecosystems provide people with variety…….

II) A Ecosystem provides people with variety……..

III)  Ecosystem has always provided with variety……..

  1. Only I
  2. Only II
  3. Only III
  4. Both I and III
  5. Both II and III

7) Each day at Shantiniketan, the school starts with SaraswatiVandana. When painting competitions are held in the school, image of Hindu gods and goddess are the most common.

I) Every day at Shantiniketan, the school starts with SaraswatiVandana…………..

II) None of the days at Shantiniketan, the school starts with SaraswatiVandana……….

III) Each day at Shantiniketan, the school does not starts with SaraswatiVandana……

  1. Only I
  2. Only II
  3. Only III
  4. Both I and III
  5. Both II and III

8) Some religious leaders have taught that man is made up of a body and a soul, but they have been silent about intellect. Their followers try to feed the body to earth and save the soul from prediction after death.

I) Some of the religious leaders had taught that man is made up of a body and a soul…………..

II) Not all but some religious leaders have taught that man is made up of a body and a soul…………..

III) Every religious leader teaches that man is made up of a body and a soul………….

  1. Only I
  2. Only II
  3. Only III
  4. Both I and III
  5. Both I and II

9) During the long record of our efforts to gain more and more knowledge about the face of the earth as the human habitat, there has been a continuing interplay between things and events.

I) Through the long record of our efforts to gain more and more knowledge…………….

II) Although the long record of our efforts to gain more and more knowledge…………..

III) Bring the long record of our efforts to gain more and more knowledge……………..

  1. Only I
  2. Only II
  3. Only III
  4. Both I and III
  5. Both II and III

10) Though top leaders of the nationalist movement were the policy makers. The immediate day to day leadership was provided by the middle-class intellectuals.

I) During top leaders of the nationalist movement were…………..

II) All the top leaders of the nationalist movement were…………

III) Because of the top leaders of the nationalist movement were…………..

  1. Only I
  2. Only II
  3. Only III
  4. All the above
  5. None of the above

Answers :

Directions (1-5) :

1) Answer: C

Option A is not correct, as they are not apt grammatically and contextually.

Option B is wrong due to second and third blank.

Option C is correct and it fits in the blank appropriately.

Option D is out of context.

Option E cannot be correct as the context is ‘Fill in the blanks’ and the answer has to be filled in from the options.

Hence, Option D is the answer

2) Answer: A

Option A is apt grammatically and contextually.

Option B is out of context.

Option C is not correct and it does fits in the blank.

Option D is out of context.

Option E cannot be correct as the context is ‘Fill in the blanks’ and the answer has to be filled in from the options.

Hence, Option A is the answer

3) Answer: D

Option A is not apt grammatically and contextually.

Option B is out of context.

Option C is not correct and it does fits in the blank.

Option D is perfectly fitting in the blanks. .

Option E cannot be correct as the context is ‘Fill in the blanks’ and the answer has to be filled in from the options.

Hence, Option D is the answer

4) Answer: B

Option A is not apt grammatically and contextually.

Option B is fitting perfectly in the given blanks.

Option C is not correct and it does fits in the blank.

Option D is out of context.

Option E cannot be correct as the context is ‘Fill in the blanks’ and the answer has to be filled in from the options

Hence, Option B is the answer

5) Answer: A

Option A is apt grammatically and contextually.

Option B is not fitting in the given blanks.

Option C is not correct and it does fits in the blank.

Option D is out of context.

Option E cannot be correct as the context is ‘Fill in the blanks’ and the answer has to be filled in from the options

Hence, Option A is the answer

Directions (6-10) :

6) Answer: D

Statement I: But ecosystems provide people with variety of goods and services, food, clean water, clean air, flood control, soil stabilization, pollination, climate regulation, spiritual fulfilment and aesthetic enjoyment, to name just a few.

It is correct since it connects the statement meaningfully.
Statement II:A Ecosystem provides people with variety of goods and services, food clean water, clean air, flood control, soil stabilization, pollination, climate regulation, spiritual fulfilment and aesthetic enjoyment, to name just a few.

The statement connects meaningfully but it has a grammatical error.
Statement III: It is also correct since it connects the two sentences meaningfully.

The other way around as has been implied in the given statement.
So, option D is the correct choice.

7) Answer: A

Statement I:Every day at Shantiniketan, the school starts with SaraswatiVandana.

When painting competitions are held in the school, image of Hindu gods and goddess are the most common.

It is correct since it connects both the statements meaningfully.
Statement II:None of the days at Shantiniketan, the school starts with SaraswatiVandana. When painting competitions are held in the school, image of Hindu gods and goddess are the most common.

‘None’ here alters the full meaning of the sentence. Thus it not the correct choice.

Statement III:Each day at Shantiniketan, the school does not starts with SaraswatiVandana. When painting competitions are held in the school, image of Hindu gods and goddess are the most common.

Here the presence of ‘does not’ alters the meaning of the sentence which does not stand as an appropriate choice.

So, option A is the correct choice.

8) Answer: E

Statement I: Some of the religious leaders had taught that man is made up of a body and a soul,but they have been silent about intellect. Their followers try to feed the body to earth and save the soul from prediction after death.

It is correct since it connects both the statements meaningfully.
Statement II: Not all but some religious leaders have taught that man is made up of a body and a soul, but they have been silent about intellect. Their followers try to feed the body to earth and save the soul from prediction after death.

Though ‘not’ is present here but it does not alters the full meaning of the sentence. Thus it is the correct choice.

Statement III: Every religious leader teaches that man is made up of a body and a soul, but they have been silent about intellect. Their followers try to feed the body to earth and save the soul from prediction after death.

Here the statement states that ‘every religious leaders’ but in the context it is given ‘some religious leaders’ hence altering the meaning of the sentence which does not stand as an appropriate choice.

So, option E is the correct choice.

9) Answer: A

Statement I: Through the long record of our efforts to gain more and more knowledge about the face of the earth as the human habitat

It is correct since it connects both the statements meaningfully.

Statement II:Although the long record of our efforts to gain more and more knowledge about the face of the earth as the human habitat

It is not correct as it changes the meaning of the sentence.

Statement III: Bring the long record of our efforts to gain more and more knowledge about the face of the earth as the human habitat

Here the entire meaning of the sentences changes with the change of a word. Hence it is not correct.

So, option A is the correct choice.

10) Answer: E

Statement I: During top leaders of the nationalist movement were the policy makers

It is not correct since it does not connects both the statements meaningfully.
Statement II:All the top leaders of the nationalist movement were the policy makers

Here the statement suggest about all the leaders which is not relevant to the context

Statement III: Because of the top leaders of the nationalist movement were the policy makers

Here the statement starts with ‘because’ which does not make it grammatically incorrect.

So, option E is the correct choice.

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