Mixed English Questions for SBI Clerk and Other Exams — Set 458

Directions(1-5): In the following question, a word is given, which has been used in the three statements given below it. Identify the statement(s) in which the word fits contextually to convey a logical meaning.

  1. Carry
    1) Sorting the clothes, she put a carry in the washer and started it.
    2) If other short-term interest rates are higher than the current yield, the bond is said to involve a negative carry.
    3) They must carry management responsibility for the mess they have got the company into.

    Only 1
    Only 2
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 2 and 3
    Only 3
    Option D
    The meanings of the word “carry” are as follows:
    a. support and move (someone or something) from one place to another. (verb)
    b. support the weight of. (verb)
    c. (of a sound, ball, missile, etc.) reach a specified point. (verb)
    d. assume or accept (responsibility or blame). (verb)
    e. have as a feature or consequence. (verb)
    f. the maintenance of an investment position in a securities market, especially with regard to
    the costs or profits accruing. (noun)
    Among these, the meaning mentioned in (f) makes sentence 2 correct and the one mentioned in (d) makes sense in sentence 3.

     

  2. Enter
    1) From the corner of her eye, she saw Alex enter the living room with a cup of coffee in one hand.
    2) To her relief, she still had a few hours to enter out and make it to the airport.
    3) The cat must have been entered while we were asleep.
    Both 1 and 3
    Only 1
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 2 and 3
    Only 3
    Option A
    The meanings of the word “enter” are as follows:
    a. come or go into (a place). (verb)
    b. begin to be involved in. (verb)
    c. write or key (information) in a book, computer, etc. d. submit (a statement) in an official capacity. (verb)
    Statement II is incorrect as the phrase ‘enter out’ does not make sense. A possible correct statement can be:
    To her relief, she still had a few hours to go out and make it to the airport.
    Among these, the meaning mentioned in (a) makes sentences 1 and 3 correct

     

  3. Case
    1) It is a case question whether changes of the latter kind actually occur.
    2) In that case you would not have obliged me to give this refusal.
    3) His scruples forbade him to acknowledge the jurisdiction of the court by accepting case, but he was soon released.
    Only 1
    Only 2
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 2 and 3
    Only 3
    Option B
    The meanings of the word “case” are as follows:
    a. an instance of a particular situation; an example of something occurring. (noun)
    b. an instance of a disease, injury, or problem. (noun)
    c. a legal action, especially one to be decided in a court of law. (noun)
    Among these, the meaning mentioned in (a) makes sentence 2 correct.

     

  4. Catch
    1) He served in Macedonia, where he caught malaria.
    2) It was the business scheme that had caught his imagination.
    3) They caught the 12.15 train from Patna.
    All 1, 2 and 3
    Only 2
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 2 and 3
    Only 3
    Option A
    The meanings of the word “catch” are as follows:
    a. intercept and hold (something which has been thrown, propelled, or dropped). (verb)
    b. capture (a person or animal that tries or would try to escape). (verb)
    c. (of an object) accidentally become entangled or trapped in something. (verb)
    d. reach in time and board (a train, bus, or aircraft). (verb)
    e. engage (a person’s interest or imagination). (verb)
    f. strike (someone) on a part of the body. (verb)
    g. contract (an illness) through infection or contagion. (verb)
    h. become ignited and start burning. (verb)
    Among these, the meaning mentioned in (g) makes sentence 1 correct, the one mentioned in (e) makes sense in sentence 2 and the one mentioned in (d) makes sense in sentence 3.

     

  5. Current
    1) If his family wanted him to come back, they would have to get rid of his current responsibilities.
    2) Its rapid current does not permit of extensive navigation, but timber rafts are floated down from above Innsbruck.
    3) In the current, knowing the wise thing to do was a power confined to a few.
    Only 1
    Only 2
    Only 3
    Both 1 and 2
    Both 2 and 3
    Option D
    The meanings of the word “current” are as follows:
    a) Belonging to present time. (Adjective)
    b) A body of water or air moving in a definite direction, especially through a surrounding body of water or air in which there is less movement. (Noun)
    c) A flow of electricity which results from the ordered directional movement of electrically charged particles. (Noun)
    d) The general tendency or course of events or opinion. (Noun)
    e) Type of bank account.
    Among these, the meaning mentioned in (a) makes sentence 1 correct and the one mentioned in (b) makes sentence 2 correct.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph. Then answer the questions that follow.

  7. (A) However, if this happens it will cause problems for the elderly who mainly use cheques.
    (B) The use of cheques has fallen dramatically in the past few years
    (C) Thus cheques may be phased out gradually making sure that the needs of all consumers including the elderly are met.
    (D) This is because more and more consumers are transferring money electronically by direct debit or credit cards.
    (E) Without cheques they are likely to keep large amounts of cash in their homes making them vulnerable to theft.
    (F) British banks have thus voted to phase cheques out in favour of these more modern payment methods.

    Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?

    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    Option E
    The correct sequence of the paragraph is BDFAEC.

     

  8. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
    B
    C
    D
    E
    F
    Option A
    The correct sequence of the paragraph is BDFAEC.

     

  9. Which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
    A
    B
    C
    D
    F
    Option D
    The correct sequence of the paragraph is BDFAEC.

     

  10. Which of the following should be the LAST (SIXTH) sentence after rearrangement?
    B
    C
    D
    E
    F
    Option B
    The correct sequence of the paragraph is BDFAEC.

     

  11. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
    B
    C
    F
    E
    A
    Option C
    The correct sequence of the paragraph is BDFAEC.

     

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