Mixed English Questions Set 19 (New Pattern)

This set contains New Pattern English Questions for various upcoming exams like SBI PO, IBPS PO, Clerk and insurance exams. Questions from Sentence Connectors and Word Usage.

Directions (1-5): Select the phrase/connector from the given three options which can be used in the beginning (to start the sentence) to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

  1. The government seeks to create a global sized bank. For this the government on Monday approved the merger of SBI and its five associate banks.
    (i) The government on Monday…..
    (ii) Merger of SBI and…..
    (iii) Seeking to create…….
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) All
    E) Both (i) and (iii)
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    Option D
    Explanation: From (i) The government on Monday approved the merger of SBI and its five associate banks as it seeks to create a global sized bank.
    From (ii) Merger of SBI and its five associates has been approved by the government as it seeks to create a global sized bank
    From (iii) Seeking to create a global sized bank, the government on Monday approved the merger of SBI and its five associates.
  2. A decline of 8.66% in the net profit was reported by Nestle India. The loss is caused largely because of the demonetisation drive of November.
    (i) Reporting a loss of…….
    (ii) Nestle India reported 8.66%………
    (iii) Declining at 8.66%…..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) None
    E) Both (ii) and (iii)
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    Option B
    Explanation: From (ii) Nestle India reported 8.66% decline in its net profit caused largely because of the demonetisation drive of November.
  3. By launching 104 satellites together on Wednesday ISRO created history. The satellite included India’s weather observation Cartosat-2 series.
    (i) Weather observation Cartosat-2………..
    (ii) ISRO on Wednesday……..
    (iii) ISRO created history………..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) All
    E) Both (ii) and (iii)
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    Option E
    Explanation: From (ii) ISRO on Wednesday created history by launching 104 satellite including Indias weather observation Cartosat-2 series.
    From (iii) ISRO created history by launching 104 satellites together on Wednesday including India’s weather observation Cartosat-2 series.
  4. Touching its 52 week low, the shares of Company X fell by 12%. This comes after investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwla sold more than 42 lakh shares in the company through bulk deal.
    (i) After Rakesh Jhunjhunwala an investor…….
    (ii) Shares of Company X ……..
    (iii) This comes after……
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) Both (i) and (ii)
    E) Both (ii) and (iii)
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    Option D
    Explanation: From (i) After Rakesh Jhunjhunwala an investor in company X sold more than 42 lakh shares in the company through bulk deal the shares of the company fell by 12% touching its 52 week low.
    From (ii) Shares of company X fell by 12% touching its 52 weeks low after investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala sold more than 42 lakh shares in the company through bulk deals.
  5. All the fuel cell vehicles are being recalled by Toyota. These cars have software glitches that can shut off the engine.
    (i) Toyota is recalling ………
    (ii) Software glitches that can………
    (iii) Recalling all the fuel cell……..
    A) Only (i)
    B) Only (ii)
    C) Only (iii)
    D) None
    E) Both (i) and (iii)
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    Option A
    Explanation: From (i) Toyota is recalling all the fuel cell vehicles due to the software glitches that can shut off the engine of the car.

Directions (6-10): In each of the following questions, a word has been used in sentences in four different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentence in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

  1. Enormous
    A) There was an enormous traffic jam in New Delhi.
    B) Distributed computing makes enormous computational problems affordable to solve.
    C) As we sat on a bench near the elephant’s cage at the zoo, it let out an enormous sneeze which made us jump.
    D) Compiling a book demands an enormous amount of time.
    E) All are correct
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    Option E
    Explanation: Enormous – very large in size, quantity, or extent
  2. Adversity
    A) Continued adversity had soured Vivek’s temper.
    B) Although my teenage years were filled with adversity, they helped me become the strong man I am today.
    C) He was so satisfied with his adversity that he bought a new car for himself.
    D) Mark’s unbreakable resolve helped him overcome adversity when he lost his job.
    E) All are correct
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    Option C
    Explanation: Adversity – a difficult or unpleasant situation
  3. Inordinate
    A) Every year I spend an inordinate amount of time selecting Diwali presents for my family.
    B) When Sindhu won the silver medal, she received inordinate praise.
    C) He inordinate the work so that someone else completed it.
    D) It did not surprise anyone when Vivek joined the police academy because even as a child he had an inordinate interest in law enforcement.
    E) All are correct
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    Option C
    Explanation: Inordinate – unusually or disproportionately large; excessive
  4. Extrinsic
    A) Extrinsic motivators such as money, benefits, rewards and accolades are things that all of us value.
    B) In the religious sect, extrinsic is one of the factors that prevents women from pursuing college degrees.
    C) Extrinsic growth drivers are the economic influences which contribute to the growth of an area, but which originate outside of that area as a result of influences occurring elsewhere.
    D) Our teacher said that she would not allow questions that are extrinsic to the subject matter under discussion.
    E) All are correct
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    Option B
    Explanation: Extrinsic – not belonging to, outside of
  5. Mediate
    A) The argument can only be settled fairly if an uninvolved person is called in to mediate the quarrel.
    B) If the council cannot mediate the crisis between the two countries, there may be an international war.
    C) A good mediator can make a deal go pathetic.  
    D) My father is the one who usually has to mediate the disagreements between our sons.
    E) All are correct
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    Option C
    Explanation: Mediate – intervene in a dispute in order to bring about an agreement or reconciliation.

 

 

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