English Test for SBI PO Prelims Exam Set – 05

Directions(1-5): Rearrange the following SIXsentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below.

A. As a result, the government has decided to treat all allegations made by the UN Special Rapporteurs as a “closed chapter” and will not engage further on it.
B. The call by the previous HCHR that the UN Human Rights Council set up an independent and international tribunal to investigate India’s record in Kashmir was seen to be invasive, and could be dismissed by New Delhi as well.
C. It is also clear that demands for action against Indian officials and amendment of laws can cross the line on Indian sovereignty.
D. In its objections, the government said the report was “false and motivated”, that its conclusions and recommendations were violative of India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and accused the Special Rapporteurs preparing the report of “individual prejudices” against India.
E. India’s objections to the OHCHR report, the first of its kind when it was released in 2018, and the follow-up this year are understandable, given the often selective nature of allegations raised by the UN body.
F. In addition, India drew notice to the Pulwama attack this year, calling terrorism the “grossest” violation of human rights, not the allegations against the security forces.

  1. Which of the following sentences should be the SIXTH (LAST) after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option B
    D-F-A-E-C-B

     

  2. Which of the following sentences should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option D
    D-F-A-E-C-B

     

  3. Which of the following sentences should be the FOURTH after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option E
    D-F-A-E-C-B

     

  4. Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
    A
    C
    D
    E
    F
    Option E
    D-F-A-E-C-B

     

  5. Which of the following sentences should be the THIRD after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option A
    D-F-A-E-C-B

     

  6. Direction (6-10): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks in each. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence.

  7. The monsoon _____________ is crucial for the 60% of gross cropped area in farming that is rain-fed, and represents, in the assessment of the National Commission on Farmers, 45% of agricultural output. Given the erratic patterns of rainfall witnessed over the past few decades and their possible connection to atmospheric changes caused by a variety of pollutants, the distribution of monsoon 2019 will add to the _____________.
    rainfall, considerations
    bounty, insights
    drop, appreciations
    abundance, experiences
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  8. On closer examination, the changes are at best slight, and at worst set to lose her more support than they gain. May once attempted a similar _____________ over supposedly “legally binding changes to the backstop”. This afternoon was a last hurrah that is set to fail precisely because what she has offered is substantially no different to her three previous attempts to get a _____________ bill passed. Nothing has changed.
    manipulate, confirmation
    stratagem, mandate
    manoeuvre, withdrawal
    intrigue, credit
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  9. The image in question has received widespread and exhaustive media attention. But even as public discourse in Britain has managed to achieve a level of _____________ in the discussion of race and identity, here was an instantly recognisable _____________ , familiar to generations of black people, shared on the birth of a baby whose family includes an African American grandmother, by someone paid by the BBC.
    similarity, design
    fact, cliché
    imprecision, frame
    nuance, trope
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  10. The advertisement gives the false impression that I have given permission for my work about refugees to sell Volkswagen’s cars. This misrepresentation severely damages my artistic reputation and a lifetime of work defending human rights. Consistency and _____________ are important qualities for an artist’s credibility. This wrongdoing compromises my _____________ , and could easily destroy the trust I have built up with the refugees I work to support.
    rectitude, perjury
    probity, fabrication
    morality, mendacity
    integrity, credibility
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  11. British politics currently _____________ its largest rewards on those talking the most hyperbole. Even so, a bit of context wouldn’t go _____________. First, small and ultimately harmless projectiles have been on the fringe of our democratic terms of trade for a long time. When, in the 1970 general election, the prime minister, Harold Wilson, took a raw egg to his suit, he quipped, “If the Tories get in, in five years no one will be able to afford to buy an egg.”
    bestows, amiss
    imparts, awry
    awarded, faulty
    conferred, adrift
    All are Correct
    Option E

     


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