Mixed English Questions Set 38 (New Pattern)

This set contains important New Pattern English questions for SBI PO, IBPS PO, Clerk , NIACL Assistant and other upcoming exams. New Pattern English Sentence Fillers and Fill in the Blanks.

Direction (1-5): In each of the following questions a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent.

  1. (………………………………………………………).In February 2016 the European Central Bank announced an investigation into the use of the €500 ($549) note; soon afterwards Peter Sands of Harvard University published a report arguing for its withdrawal, along with big bills like the SFr1,000 note ($1,000) and even the $100 bill. Why are big banknotes falling out of favour?
    A) For most people, large notes can be a liability, rather than an asset.
    B) High-Value banknotes have been getting a lot of bad press.
    C) Working out exactly who holds big bank notes is a tricky business.
    D) Getting rid of large notes might hinder criminals.
    E) The Swiss authorities have no plans to get rid of their Sfr1,000 note.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The passage gives a negative view of big bank notes. SO we can expect the passage to start with some negative sentence. Option B is best suited.
  2. On March 17th, the government outlined a series of reforms to the English school system, including the most radical shake-up of governance in decades. (………………………………………………………………….).The announcement provoked consternation: more than 130,000 people have signed a petition objecting to the changes; a small number also gathered in Westminster to register their objections in person on March 23rd. Why has the government decided to go ahead with such extensive reforms?
    A) When Michael Gove, a champion of the reforms, was removed as education secretary in 2014 there were around 4,000 academies, nearly 20 times the number when he took office in 2010.
    B) There is a long way still to go: currently 59% of secondary schools and only 17% of primary schools are academies.
    C) Under the plans, all schools will become academies, state-funded institutions that are mostly free from government control and can set their own curriculum and pay, by 2022.
    D) By contrast, the new proposals suggest a more closely managed system.
    E) The government wants to encourage such chains on the basis that they allow good administrators to manage more schools and provide a framework for effective teaching to spread.
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Option C explains the reforms mentioned in the previous sentence.
  3. (…………………………………………………………..). One of the problems that comes with taking our technology to the nanoscale, however, is that we can no longer see what’s going on with them. Computer chips, with their arrays of transistors laid out like cities, have components that measure as little as 14 nanometers across, or about 5,000 times smaller than a red blood cell. Checking out these wonders of engineering without using expensive and destructive imaging techniques is a challenge, to say the least.
    A) While their method currently necessitates drilling out a cylindrical section of the chip, they say that future improvements should allow them to image whole chips without destroying them.
    B) Chips are made in spotless laboratories to prevent even the smallest speck of dust.
    C) These kinds of imaging techniques may need to follow their own variant of Moore’s Law.
    D) Computer chips continue to shrink ever smaller, but we still wring more processing power out of them
    E) This would allow scientists to actually see the interior design of some of their tiniest creations.
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Option D introduces the passage. The passage talks about nonoscale and small chips. So Option D gives an introduction for it.
  4. There are three billion smartphones bouncing inside pockets and bags around the world. (………………………………………………………………………………………………….).With such ubiquity, constant usage, and connectivity, researchers have publicly drooled over the potential for mobile devices to become gushing conduits of health information. They could wirelessly and effortlessly provide data on patients’ symptoms, the success or failure of new treatments, and the progression of diseases—streamlining clinical trials, research, and personalized care.
    A) One of the most striking findings of their look at the utility of the app for research was the low user retention.
    B) Their owners are often within arm’s reach 24-7
    C) But reality is not, according to a study published this week in Nature Biotechnology.
    D) The app was designed to help monitor and control participants’ asthma symptoms, as well as feed researchers data.
    E) This changing technology has made this world a better place to live in.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : See the next statement after the blank. ” With such ubiquity, constant usage, and connectivity .” It means that the last sentence should be something related to constant usage of smartphones. So Option B correctly fits the blank.
  5. METEOROLOGISTS are forecasting a bumper monsoon for India this year. This is good news for the more than 600m people—about half of India’s population—who depend on the rains it brings. Knowing when and where the monsoon will arrive is especially important for farmers; even now, two-thirds of India’s fields lack irrigation.(………………………………………………………..), especially as four in every ten monsoons are classified as abnormal anyway.
    A) The winds transporting the main or “south-west” monsoon come from an area south of the equator
    B) As the air gathers moisture during the journey, atmospheric convection forms huge storm clouds which arrive first in southern India around early June
    C) But forecasting the monsoon remains fantastically difficult
    D) India is the world’s fourth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases
    E) Rainfall extremes are expected to increase
    View Answer
    Option C

Direction (6-10): In each of the following questions three statements are given with a missing word in each. You have to fill the blank of first two statement with the first word of the option and the blank of the third statement with the second word of the option provided.

  1. (i) Apple has set up over 100 small stores in India under the franchise ______ in the pilot phase of its new initiative.
    (ii) I think it’s unlikely that any store would sell this _____ for that price.
    (iii) Our cities _____ serious pollution problems.
    A) option, reward
    B) model, create
    C) product, possess
    D) leadership, argue
    View Answer
    Option B
  2. (i) A good _______would listen to reasonable demands.
    (ii) Viveks’ ________ produced very brilliant results.
    (iii) The famous pianist refused to let his blindness ______ his successful career.
    A) ability, limit
    B) person, follow
    C) management, stymie
    D) friend, elaborate
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : stymie – to stand as an obstacle
  3. (i) Good quality fruit is ______ in the winter and it costs a lot.
    (ii) We allocate _______ resources by pricing them.
    (iii) The man was asked to leave when he displayed a complete lack of proper________.
    A) ample, decision
    B) scarce, etiquette
    C) desirable, victory
    D) new, desirability
    View Answer
    Option B
  4. (i) A Supreme Court-appointed panel has vetoed a government move to ____ the age of students and the number of attempts they are allowed to clear a top all-India exam for entry into undergraduate medical schools.
    (ii) The glass bottle has a beautiful screw ____.
    (iii) The blind man _______his way through the house.
    A) limit, amended
    B) box, watched
    C) adopt, walked
    D) cap, groped
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : groped – searched without light or certainty
  5. (i) Because the rain came out of nowhere, we had to _____ our outdoor party to an indoor event.
    (ii) He tried to ______ himself to his new surroundings.
    (iii) Anurag was a generous man who was always _____ to help those in need.
    A) adapt, fain
    B) shift, monetized
    C) remove, pleased
    D) convert, supported
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : adapt- get used to something new or change to fit
    fain – pleased or inclined to do something

 

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