English Test for SBI PO Prelims 2020 Exam set – 21

Directions(1-2): In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence alternatives to the bold part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’.

  1. It is evident that something (have displeased) his Majesty, but I cannot imagine what it can be.
    Has displeased
    Were displeased
    Are displeased
    Have been displeased
    No correction required
    Option A

     

  2. He proved a (hard-working progression) president, who did much for the development of communications and the opening up of the interior of the country.
    Hard-working progress
    Hard-worker progression
    Hard-worker progressive
    Hard-working progressive
    No correction required
    Option D

     

  3. Directions(3-5): In the given question, one statement with a blank is given along with four words. Two of the given words can fit into the given blank. Five options with various combinations of these words is given. Pick up the combination of the words that fit the blank.

  4. The bank officials have been found ________ of taking bribes.
    a) Receptive
    b) Guilty
    c) Culpable
    d) Accuracy
    a-c
    b-c
    a-d
    c-d
    a-b
    Option B
    Receptive means willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas.
    Guilty means justly chargeable with a particular fault or error.
    Culpable means deserving blame.
    Accurate means (with reference to a weapon, missile, or shot) capable of or successful in reaching the intended target.

     

  5. The Defence Minister decided to give a briefing about the increased military _______ in the contemporary times.
    a) Requirements
    b) Threats
    c) Assistant
    d) Assumptions
    a-d
    b-c
    a-b
    b-d
    a-c
    Option C
    We require two words, which when filled in the blank will convey a grammatically correct and contextually correct meaning. A military briefing (information) can be given about “military threats” as well as “military requirements”. The adjectives “military” correctly modifies “requirements” and “threats”. Thus, option C is the correct answer.

     

  6. The neighbours decided to come _______ after seeing the Christmas decoration being set up in the alley.
    a) Across
    b) On
    c) Over
    d) About
    b-d
    a-c
    c-d
    a-b
    b-c
    Option C
    Two phrases can be used here:’Come over’ meaning to visit casually or ‘come about’ meaning to arrive.

     

  7. Directions(6-10): In the given question, a sentence is divided into five parts out of which the last part is correct. Out of the remaining four, there are errors in three parts. Choose the part which doesn’t have an error. If all the four parts are correct, mark E, i.e., ‘All are correct’ as the answer.

  8. The 1954 Mutual Defence Assistance Agreement (A)/ between Tokyo and Washington assured (B)/ Japan of external protection in exchange (C)/ for the installation of permanent (D)/ U.S. military bases in the country.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  9. Chandran is an artist whose compound knowledge (A)/ from Bharatanatyam has made her art form (B)/ merge with life themselves, moving into-of-the-box (C)/ and exploring Bharatanatyam to have iterate gender (D)/ issues and drug use among others.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option A
    In part B – “From” must be replaced by “of” because the knowledge is in reference to the dance form.
    In part C – “Life” is singular here, so the reflexive pronoun “itself” should be used and not “themselves”. Also to think “out- of- the box” is the correct phrase and not “into-of-the-box”.
    In part D – “Have” must be omitted to make the segment correct.

     

  10. The packed traditional wooden boat — known locally as a jolloro /— left Makassar, provincial capital of South Sulawesi, in the /afternoon for a short journey to the tiny /resort island of Barrang Lompo, some 15 kilometres/ (9 miles) north-west of the city’s coast.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option E

     

  11. Mr Cook told the students around the University of Glasgow (A)/ in February that he had been (B)/ wore a glucose tracker, and (C)/ those helped him understand the impact of different (D)/ foods on his blood sugar levels.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option B
    In part A, the usage of the preposition “around” is incorrect. One would not instruct pupils around a university. Thus, either “at” or “of” should be used.
    The usage of “had been” in the second part suggests that the past perfect continuous is being used and thus the main verb should be in present participle form. Thus, in part C, “wore” should be changed to “wearing”. A past perfect continuous tense shows that an action continued for some time in the past.
    In part D, “those” should be replaced by “it” as “tracker” is singular.

     

  12. Vulnerableness describes the greater probability (A)/ of being more adversely affected to (B)/ other people when bad time comes (C)/ for everybody, weather a flood or an earthquake or (D)/ simply a fall in the availability of jobs.
    A
    B
    C
    D
    All are correct
    Option C
    In Option A, “Vulnerableness” is not a correct word. “Vulnerability” is the correct abstract noun we need here.
    In Option B, while making a comparison “than” must be used here and not “to”.
    In Option D, ‘Weather’ mentioned in the sentence means the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time, which does not fit in the context of the sentence. ‘Whether’ is the correct conjunction, indicating that a statement applies whichever of the alternatives mentioned is the case with the alternatives being 􀁾ood, earthquake and fall in jobs availability.

     

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