Thursday, 23 June 2016

English Quiz for SBI Clerk and PO 2016

Directions (1-5): Fill in the blanks which are given in sentences by choosing the most appropriate options.

1. If the financial institutions desire to _______ profit, they should get rid of __________ measures.
a. lose, concentrate
b. increase, populist
c. earn, unhealthy
d. maximize, traditional
e. make, unsteady

2. He was immature in this young age when he became completely ________ by German and writing _________ of Shakespeare.
a. collapsed, army
b. engrossed, people
c. captivated, literature
d. seized, soldiers
e. broken, rules

3. The man who does not _________ that the good of every living creature is him ________ is a fool.
a. see, good
b. know, had
c. understand, ugly
d. see, worse
e. understand, better

4. Being a kind hearted master, he never ________ too ______ work on his servants.
a. does, much
b. entrusts, easy
c. performs, little
d. imposes, much
e. assigns, little

5. On account of the ______ of grass on the arid plains the cattle became ________.
a. dearth, emaciated
b. dearth, flippant
c. abundance, arrangement
d. sacrifice, agitated
e. crisis, jubilant

Directions (6-10): 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)

6. The rains that lashed between November 7 and 10 made (a)/ mincemeat of Cuddalore district, officials, caught of surprise (b)/ by the intensity of the rains, suddenly discharged (c)/ the water from the Veeranam and Perumal lakes. (d)/ No error (e)

7. The government did remarkably well in rescue and relief (a)/ efforts, quickly requisitioning the deployment (b)/ of the armed forces to evacuate people in (c)/ flooded areas and engaging in elaborate rehabilitation work. (d)/ No error (e)

8. The only jarring note in all this was (a)/ when some sections of the Nepali media complained (b)/ that India has forced its way into many (c)/ quake-affected parts without Nepal’s sanction. (d)/ No error (e)

9.  Cuba and the United States barred them to disembarking, (a)/ and — after passing so close to Miami that (b)/ passengers could see the lights on shore — the ship (c)/ returned to Europe, where many died in the Holocaust. (d)/ No error (e)

10. Counterinsurgency strategists and the political leadership (a)/ must be equally sensitive to the (b)/ political component of the Maoist movement, (c)/ which has at its core many issues relating to the people. (d)/ No error (e)

1: b
2: c
3: a
4: d
5: a
6: b, Replace "of" with "by"
7: e
8: c, Replace "Has" with "Had"
9: a, Replace "to" with "from"
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