Sunday, 19 June 2016

English Quiz for SBI PO and Clerk

Directions (1-5): Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any)

1. People who’ve achieved so much in life — love; 1)/ fame; adulation; money; the honorific of a living legend, 2)/ burnished by a Bharat Ratna — should certainly 3)/ be able to brush away the odd barb. 4)/ No error 5)

2. Arya Stark lived a hand – to – mouths 1)/ existence, surviving on just 2)/ a few dollars a week 3)/ No eror 4)

3. Economics have 1)/ become an 2)/ increasingly popular 3)/ courses at university 4)/ No error 5)

4. Anupam Kher, self-appointed custodian 1)/ of all things Indian, did not 2)/ issue this tweet with smoke spewing out from 3)/ his ears: “I am 9 times winner of #BestComicActor. 4)/ No error 5)

5. He’s not wrong to 1)/ have acted on 2)/ an impulse to make roast beef 3)/ from a couple of sacred cows. 4)/ No error 5)

Directions(6 - 10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

6. If the Iranians continue to _____ in the same token, West Asia ______ remain turbulent for many more years.
1) response, could
2) responsive, can
3) react, has
4) reply, have
5) respond, would

7. Diesel, a seven-year-old Belgian Malinois French police dog, was killed ____ a major counter-terror raid ____ an apartment block in Saint-Denis on November 18.
1) from, where
2) during, on
3) at, for
4) when, in
5) outside, to

8. In practice, that meant all potential targets in Pathankot were expected to ensure ___ own perimeter was secure until they were assaulted by terrorists, in the kind of dramatic frontal assaults fidayeen units have often ____ elsewhere in the country.
1) their, staged
2) there, demonstrated
3) the, reflected
4) where, shown
5) that, demonstrated

9. Demand for bitumen, a key ingredient for ____ roads, has risen, as ____ enquiries for construction and earth-moving equipment.
1) built, had
2) developing, was
3) building, have
4) build, the
5) constructing, has

10. The answers should not only _____ decisions to hold those responsible accountable for the misstep in operations, but also ____ to an upgrade of existing protocols.
1) allow, restrain
2) inform, lead
3) convey, led
4) denigrate, fight
5) follow, make

Answers:
1. 4) The correct phrase is “brush Aside” means to keep somebody or some issue away.
2. 1) The correct idiom is “hand – to – mouth” means one who is barely able to meet his existence.
3. 1) “Have” should be replaced with “Has” because “Economics, Mathmatics, English” are singular nouns.
4. 3) The correct idiom is “smoke spewing out of his ears” means someone is very angry, suppose your father is very angry with you.
5. 5) The sentence is correct in its given form. The idiom “making roast beef” means, you/someone are/is being humiliated publicly.
6. 5) respond, would
7. 2) during, on
8. 1) their, staged
9. 3) building, have
10. 2) inform, lead

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