Mixed English Questions Set 62 (New Pattern)

This set contains important New Pattern English Questions for SBI PO, IBPS PO Clerk, NIACL  and other upcoming exams. New Pattern English Questions on Sentence Fillers and Odd Phrase. English New Pattern Sentence Fillers Odd Phrase

Direction (1-5): In each of the following questions a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent.

  1. VISAS are necessary evils. They offer governments a way to control their borders, whether to regulate the flow of immigrants or to pick out threats to security.(………………………………………………………………). The job of policymakers is to strike the right balance between such costs and benefits. On short-term business and tourist visas, they have failed.
    A) You cannot keep out a tourist just for security purpose
    B) The government should introduce a better way to check this problem
    C) It is a similar story with unauthorised migration
    D) But the paperwork and fees they entail also deter legitimate tourists and business travellers
    E) The policy must be reframed to suit the needs of all
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : The next statement after the blank says that the job of policymaker is to have a right balance between such costs and benefits. Means something about high cost is talked about. SO Sentence D) which talks about high fees which discourages tourists and small businessman is correct.
  2. (……………………………………………………………..). So governments, bankers and retailers encipher their messages, as do terrorists and criminals. For spy agencies, cracking methods of encryption is therefore a priority. Using computational brute force is costly and slow, because making codes is far easier than breaking them. One alternative is to force companies to help the authorities crack their customers’ encryption. Another option is to open “back doors”: flaws in software or hardware which make it possible to guess or steal the encryption keys.
    A) Encryption is a process of coding a message.
    B) Without encryption, internet traffic might as well be written on postcards
    C) Decrypting messages that involve one or more intelligence targets is clearly within a spy agency’s remit.
    D) Rather than weakening everyone’s encryption by exploiting back doors, spies should use other means.
    E) Techniques to hide any data are present in large numbers.
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      Option B
    Explanation
    : As the next sentence starts with: SO, it means that because of the previous sentence i.e because of the content mentioned in previous sentence the government and others use encryption. Option B) tells the importance of encryption, so it is suitable.  
  3. (……………………………………………………………). In April the Home Office raised the modest fee charged by police for licensing firearms for the first time in 14 years. More controversially, the police make money by sending dangerous drivers on remedial “speed awareness” courses costing £85. Between 2010 and 2014, as forces’ central funding was squeezed, twice as many motorists were sent on such courses. Some police bosses have threatened to raise money by fining motorists who stray only fractionally above speed limits.
    A) Police spending per person has been remorselessly trimmed back to roughly where it was in 2003, accounting for inflation.
    B) The police in England and Wales long received almost all their money in the form of a grant from the central government.
    C) It will be for local people to decide what sort of services they are willing to pay for
    D) Police have always supported the local people in this locality
    E) Police forces are finding new ways to supplement their incomes.
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation
    : The passage mentions how police forces have found out alternative source of income.
  4. THE rise of big emerging economies like China and India, and the steady march of globalisation, have led to a surge in the numbers of people wanting to travel abroad for business or tourism.(…………………………………………………………………..). In the fiscal year to the end of September 2014 the United States granted just under 10m visas—up from around 6m in 1997, despite blips in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001 and the global financial crisis of 2007-08
    A) Citizens of America, Britain and some other rich countries can travel to most places without a visa.
    B) Chinese and Indian travellers are far more likely to have to apply for them.
    C) As a result, demand for visas is at unprecedented levels
    D) The most sensible response to this surge in demand for short-term visas would be for governments to streamline the application process and scrap the most onerous requirements.
    E) Business travellers to India must provide two references.
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Option C matches with the previous and next statement.
  5. EVER since the financial crisis of 2008, forecasters have scanned the horizon for the next big disruption. There are plenty of candidates for 2016. China’s economy, (…………………………………………). Other emerging markets, notably Brazil, remain in a deep funk. The sell-off in the high-yield-debt market in December has prompted fears of a broader re-pricing of corporate credit this year.
    A) helped the world in this black period of financial crisis
    B) whose might acted as a counterweight to the slump in the rich world in the years after the crisis, is now itself a worry
    C) inflation is currently depressed because of temporary influences
    D) recovering from its prolonged recession; the business cycle in other rich economies is more advanced
    E) is still the best economy if we look at the overall growth.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The passage says that there are now many more cases which may act as asource of disruption like the 2008 crisis. Option B says that, Chinese economy can also be one such.

Directions (6-10): Which of the words/phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below should replace the words/phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make it meaningful and grammatically correct. Mark (E) as the answer if the sentence is correct and ‘No correction is required’.

  1. It’s hard to change with all the innovative improvements and breakthroughs in technology happening
    A) toil, upcoming, improvement
    B) keep up, latest, nowadays
    C) develop, great, segment
    D) cooperate, advanced, priority
    E) No change required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : keep up, latest, nowadays
  2. Work just keeps on increasing and I really can’t handle to get it within.
    A) going, finish, developed
    B) moving, neglect, complete
    C) piling up, manage, all done
    D) finishing, figure it, stopped
    E) No change required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : Work just keeps on piling up and I really can’t manage to get it all done
  3. She allowed me for the night because I’d dropped the last bus and there were no night busses travelling.
    A) stopped me, changed, operative
    B) catched me, found, travelling
    C) put me up, missed, running
    D) denied me, reached, moving
    E) No change required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : put up: allow someone to stay at your house for a night or a few days
  4. The audience smoothed when the lights were turned on in the auditorium and the play was ready to begin
    A) quietened down, switched off, begin

    B) diminished, turned off, follow
    C) dispersed, turned on, start
    D) sat down, blurred, move
    E) No change required
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : Quieten down= fall silent
  5. They had a lot of assistance in finalizing the project, but the team classed successfully.
    A) formalities, finding, chased
    B) contentment, realizing, aced
    C) difficulties, implementing, saw it through
    D) obstacle, finding, clashed
    E) No change required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : see through: continue with something to the end

 

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