English Test for SBI Clerk Prelims 2021 Exam set – 12

Directions(1-5): Below are given some sentences out of which the sentence numbered 4 has been correctly placed. The rest of the sentences A,B,C,D,E,F need to be arranged correctly in order to form a logical order.

  1. A. The evidence for this thought comes from the process of people tagging some ‘weird’, ‘abnormal’ or ‘freak’.
    B. This puts a limit to our own vision.
    C. At the same time, humans are the same to their bones
    4. Never ending process of people who find themselves slightly different wanting to ‘fit in’ continues to be one the biggest struggles.
    D. Shunning away someone does not only take away a member from the society, it can take away someone’s life.
    E. Humans often tend to fear and shun away what is unknown.
    F. ‘Fit in’ is a phrase used much too frequently with dire results. It is important to realize being different is beautiful.

    Which of the following is the SEVENTH statement?

    E
    D
    A
    C
    B
    Option B
    The correct order is EAB4FCD.

     

  2. Which of the following is the SECOND statement?
    A
    B
    E
    C
    D
    Option A

     

  3. Which of the following is the THIRD statement?
    A
    E
    D
    B
    F
    Option D

     

  4. Which of the following is the FIFTH statement?
    A
    D
    F
    E
    B
    Option C

     

  5. Which of the following is the FIRST statement?
    B
    C
    D
    F
    E
    Option E

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Read the passage and answer the following questions.

    The Syrian conflict has taken a devastating toll on the country’s society, economy, and political landscape. Around 500,000 people have been killed and over half the
    population has emigrated or been internally displaced. Now, after nearly six years, the conflict has tilted in the regime’s favor. The regime has reestablished control over
    much of the country. It has begun reconstruction efforts and is encouraging businesses to reopen. However, as the country enters a new phase of stabilization and
    reconstruction, there is much at stake.Internally, the regime faces significant resistance from its base. At the start, it devolved much authority for managing the conflict to
    local authorities, which benefited greatly from the war economy. The regime is now trying to reestablish control at the center; while local authorities are trying to retain the
    privileges and autonomy they were granted. The extent to which the regime is able to reassert central authority will determine the degree to which it can stabilize the
    country and attract investment and funding for reconstruction efforts.
    For their part, western governments and institutions are loath to reestablish diplomatic and economic ties with the Syrian regime. Indeed, many analysts argue against
    supporting Syria’s reconstruction efforts. However, not engaging comes at a cost. It would limit the west’s role in helping to rebuild Syrian institutions weakened by the
    conflict and it would handicap its ability to influence the regime’s choices, such as the conditions under which millions of refugees in neighboring Lebanon and Jordan might
    return. Thus, not engaging has serious consequences for the long-term stability of the country and its neighbors.Decisions taken in 2018 by the regime and its allies as well
    as by opposition groups and western institutions will collectively determine the trajectory of Syria’s post-conflict development. Decisions made at the beginning of the crisis,
    in 2011, plunged the country into a devastating six-year conflict. Decisions made in 2018 will be no less consequential.

  7. Which of the following gives a current picture of Syria correctly?

    Syria has faced a devastating situation characterized by death of humans and a huge number of displacements.
    Syria is facing displacement of people in great numbers and needs support from neighbouring countries to accommodate the people.
    Syria is over most of the traumatizing situation and has begun to see good days but the situation is not stable.
    Syria is on the way of industrialization and it majorly needs the help of the West.
    Syria is on the way of having strong allies in the West thus can expect good investments and good business.
    Option C
    The passage clearly states that the ordeals and the trauma faced by the people of the country are over and it is in its stage of post-conflict era. It is trying to restructure the
    social and economic pattern. It is mentioned in the passage ‘ Now, after nearly six years, the conflict has tilted in the regime’s favor. The regime has reestablished control
    over much of the country. It has begun reconstruction efforts and is encouraging businesses to reopen. However, as the country enters a new phase of stabilization and
    reconstruction, there is much at stake.

     

  8. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
    I. The country is facing political issues at the moment.
    II. The country needs funds to grow its infrastructure and establish a proper government.
    III. Internal conflicts must be resolved in order to gain help from the West.
    Only I
    Both I and II
    Only III
    All the options
    None of the options
    Option B
    It is mentioned in the passage that there are internal conflicts as power is getting distributed between central authorities and local authorities. Neither of them wants to lose
    the grip. It can be rightly said that the country is facing political issues at the moment. ‘The extent to which the regime is able to reassert central authority will determine the
    degree to which it can stabilize the country and attract investment and funding for reconstruction efforts.’

     

  9. Which of the following can be concluded from the passage?
    Syria could have reduced the tenure of the battle if USA had not played such a role.
    Western governments and institutions should invest in Syria and should not sever ties with it.
    Syria should focus on stabilizing its internal condition and solve political problems rather than focusing on its relationship with the West.
    Syria’s biggest issue right now is providing shelter to the people who have migrated to other countries.
    Syria should establish a proper set of laws in order to control the local authorities.
    Option B
    It is mentioned in the passage ‘For their part, western governments and institutions are loath to reestablish diplomatic and economic ties with the Syrian regime. Indeed,
    many analysts argue against supporting Syria’s reconstruction efforts. However, not engaging comes at a cost. It would limit the west’s role in helping to rebuild Syrian
    institutions weakened by the conflict and it would handicap its ability to influence the regime’s choices, such as the conditions under which millions of refugees in
    neighboring Lebanon and Jordan might return.’

     

  10. Which of the following is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word ‘reassert’?
    Threaten
    Apprehend
    Candor
    Fret
    Affirm
    Option E
    The word ‘reassert’ means ‘assert again or claim.’
    Thus option E is the correct answer.
    Apprehend=> arrest (someone) for a crime; understand or perceive.
    Candor=> the quality of being open and honest; frankness
    Fret=> be constantly or visibly anxious

     

  11. Which of the following is true according to the passage?
    The West should stay away from Syria in terms of investments and political ties.
    The local authorities are more capable and efficient in bringing law and order in Syria.
    Syria should not be going for a centralised power keeping in mind the political turmoil it is undergoing.
    Wrong decisions were taken in the year 2011 which led to the crisis.
    Syria trusts more in its neighbouring countries and is unable to see their motives behind the assistance they are extending.
    Option D
    It is mentioned in the passage ‘Decisions made at the beginning of the crisis, in 2011, plunged the country into a devastating six-year conflict.’ Thus option D can be
    inferred from it. Since decisions had led to a crisis it is logical that they were incorrect decisions.

     

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