Mixed English Questions Set 32 (New Pattern)

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

Direction (1-5) : The following questions contain five sentences as options. Find one sentence which does not relate to the central theme of the passage made by remaining four sentences.

  1. A) DOZENS of protesters, including a member of parliament, were arrested on August 19th during demonstrations around Britain against hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
    B) The electric power generation mix determines the EV CO2 emissions, and hybrid vehicle CO2 emission abatement is similar or higher than in EVs.
    C) Green campaigners targeted the offices and drilling sites of Cuadrilla, an oil and energy company, which had to suspend its operations.
    D) Fracking has attracted protests everywhere from North and South America to Australia.
    E) Several European countries have banned the practice altogether
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      Option B
    : Fracking is a process used for oil extraction. All sentence except B is related to fracking. Option C also talks about oil company which had to suspend its operation. Which caused the protest. Option E says that several companies have banned the process. Eventhough in Option E the term fracking has not been mentioned but after seeing Option B we can safely assume that Option B is out of context because it talks about electric power generation.
  2. A) The Hyperloop is designed to overcome the biggest single obstacle to high-speed travel: air.
    B) At walking speed, air is ephemeral stuff.
    C) But the grunt needed to counteract air resistance rises with the cube of speed.
    D) A London-based designer has developed pollution-busting face masks to protect children from the English capital city’s toxic air.
    E) That is why the all-time human speed record is held by astronauts: in space, there is no air to slow you down.
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      Option D
    : The passage is about how air obstructs the speed.
  3. A) Watching two television channels at once is hardly new — picture-in-picture has been an option on some televisions for years.
    B) Online video services have long been touted as destroyers of pay-television.
    C) Fewer people become willing to pay for cable, the thinking goes, when they can stream their favourite shows through Netflix and other online-video services, including Amazon and Hulu.
    D) Netflix and its peers are convenient: subscribers can watch programmes when they want, and can do so outside of the home on their mobile devices and tablets, freeing them from their television set.
    E) These services are also cheaper: American cable subscribers pay around $80 for a subscription a month ; Online Video Service costs around $10.
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    Option A
    : The passage is about how online video service has edge over pay-television. Option A talks about watching two channels simultaneously in a single Television Set.
  4. A) ONE of the lesser-known milestones being celebrated this year is the 30th anniversary of the internet’s domain-name system (DNS).
    B) Its primary function is to convert “human readable” domain names, such as Economist.com, into the corresponding machine-readable internet protocol (IP) address (in this case,
    C) A number of web hosting providers come with the ability to host your email address.
    D) An IP addresses identifies a device, whether a smartphone, laptop or server, uniquely on the global network at a moment in time, but the use of DNS means that humans can use names instead of numbers.
    E) DNS has been patched and extended many times since Paul Mockapetris developed the first version for the internet’s predecessor, ARPANET.
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    : Option C is not about DNS.
  5. A) Proponents of mandatory voting argue that democracy is too important to be optional.
    B) Northern Ireland’s two largest parties held on to their positions in the U.K. region’s legislative elections, but may struggle to form a government, potentially creating another headache for British and Irish leaders already grappling with Brexit.
    C) Others say that compulsory self-determination is something of a contradiction in terms.
    D) There are economic arguments on both sides: compulsory voting saves money in campaigns, because parties otherwise splurge vast amounts on “getting out the vote”.
    E) The electoral consequences of mandatory voting are disputed.
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      Option B
    : The passage is about compulsory voting.

Directions (6-10) : In each of the questions below four sentences are given with a blank in each. Each question has 5 options. You have to find the word which can fill all the blanks or maximum blank and mark it as your answer.

  1. (i) The ______ got heavily damaged in the accident
    (ii) He used his song as a ______ to spread love.
    (iii) casein was used as a ______for pigments by the medieval painters
    (iv) He used his _____ for a good cause of taking needy people to the dispensary.
    A) car
    B) person
    C) vehicle
    D) character
    E) purpose
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    Option C
    : (i) and (iv) vehicle – a thing used for transporting people or goods
    (ii) vehicle – a thing used to express, embody, or fulfil something.
    (iii) vehicle – a substance that facilitates the use of a drug, pigment, or other material mixed with it.
  2. (i) The shopkeeper used a defective ____ and cheated his customers.
    (ii) He lost his mental ____ when he came to know that his girlfriend has cheated on him.
    (iii) You have to correctly _____ the sounds if you want to make a good musical composition.
    (iv) The company has given a new deadline to its customer to pay the _____ amount.
    A) machine
    B) cool
    C) remaining
    D) excess
    E) balance
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    Option E
    : (i) balance – weight machine
    (ii) balance – mental or emotional stability.
    (iii) balance – the relative volume of various sources of sound.
    (iv) balance – the difference between an amount due and an amount paid
  3. (i) It doesn’t _____ what the politicians promise because they will do nothing in the future.
    (ii) The President is on a 2 day visit to neighbouring country to discuss an important _____ with his counterpart.
    (iii) She was trying to get known by the people who ______.
    (iv) The ____ of that book is so inspiring that I have read it thrice.
    A) issue
    B) matter
    C) content
    D) powers
    E) influence
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    Option B
    : (i) matter – be important or significant.
    (ii) matter – a subject or situation under consideration.
    (iii) matter – (of a person) be important or influential
    (iv) matter – content
  4. (i) The teacher said to his student that if he could ______ his mischief he would be spared.
    (ii) The situation was grave enough to _______ further investigation.
    (iii) To ______ the text, computer adds space between the words.
    (iv) Please don’t try to _____ your wrongdoings.
    A) explain
    B) balance
    C) proceed
    D) justify
    E) expect
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    Option D
  5. (i) My earlier job ____ a lot of travelling
    (ii) My heart broke when my Ex told me that she was ____ with someone else.
    (iii) Don’t get ____ in work so much that you don’t get time for your loved once.
    (iv) As the man was _____ in the murder, he has been sentenced life imprisonment.
    A) included
    B) lost
    C) involved
    D) enjoyed
    E) frustrated
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    Option C
    : (i) and (iii) involved – be or become occupied or engrossed in something.
    (ii) involved – be engaged in an emotional or personal relationship.
    (iv) involve – cause to participate in an activity or situation.


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