Mixed English Questions Set 78 (New Pattern)

New pattern English Questions: Odd Sentence & Fill in the blanks

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

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) This growth comes in many forms: better education and health that increase female labour force participation, reduced discrimination and wage differentials that encourage greater effort, and improved advancement practices that promote talented women into leadership and managerial roles.
    B) Travel in India can be limited and unpredictable, and women face greater constraints in geographic mobility imposed by safety concerns and social norms.

    C) A central driver of economic growth is the increased role of women.
    D) Improving this balance is an important first step for India’s development and its achievement of greater economic growth and gender equality.
    E) Despite its recent economic advances, India’s gender balance in labour force participation, entrepreneurship, and growth remains among the lowest in the world.
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    Option B
    Explanation: The correct sequence is: CAED. The theme of the passage is about role of women in economic growth. Option B) talks about a problem related to female. It is not directly related to the central theme.  
  2. A) One particular similarity, however, stands out: a geography-centred view of power and influence. The Marshall Plan was a product of the era when Europe was deemed to be the determinant of the balance of global power, and the BRI’s arrival merely reflects the fact that Europe has ceded that privileged position to Asia.
    B) The Marshall Plan was overshadowed by a zero-sum game between capitalism and communism but the BRI, they insist, is a win-win for all the participating countries.

    C) The Chinese establishment recoils at its grand vision—the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) or One Belt One Road (Obor)—being compared to the Marshall Plan, the post-World War II American initiative to rebuild the war-ravaged economies of Europe.
    D) A much bigger vision than the Marshall Plan, the BRI involves the continental connectivity of China to Central and West Asia and onwards to Europe (the ‘belt’ part) and maritime connectivity of China’s southern coast to Africa via South-East Asia (the ‘road’ part).
    E) As an advocate of a multipolar Asia, India has done well to sit out the BRF. A wait-and-watch strategy on the BRI does no harm for the moment but New Delhi should simultaneously step up its infrastructure building in India and the neighbourhood.
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    Option E
    Explanation: The Correct Sequence is: CBAD. The passage compares OBOR with Marshall Plan. Option E) talks about India’s view on OBOR. So it is not directly related to the central theme.
  3. A) A lot of people are saying that that’s part of the next growth wave of Chinese exports, which is that it’s going to have its influence and its infrastructure build-out in many of these countries, most of them emerging markets, in lots of things that frankly have fueled the very high growth in China over the past decade.
    B) Underneath all the heady talk about China positioning itself at the heart of a new global order, though, lies in uncomfortable question: Can it afford to do so?

    C) At the conference itself, Chinese president Xi Jinping pledged another $78 billion for the effort, which envisions building infrastructure to link China to Europe through Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
    D) Such doubts might seem spurious, given the numbers being tossed around. China claims nearly $900 billion worth of deals are already underway, with estimates of future spending ranging from $4 trillion to $8 trillion, depending on which Chinese government agency is doing the talking.
    E) China’s just-completed conference touting its Belt and Road initiative certainly looked like a triumph, with Russian president Vladimir Putin playing the piano and Chinese leaders announcing a string of potential deals and massive financial pledges.
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    Option A
    Explanation: The Correct Sequence is: EBDC. The passage mainly talks about amount of money involved Belt and Road initiative. E and B are the introductory lines while D) follows B) and is at last we have C). A) talks about export and infrastructure.
  4. A) We are aware that the state of the current healthcare system does not always deliver for our citizens and faces significant systemic challenges.
    B) India can build on core design principles from global experiences, including prioritizing resources for health within government budgets, pooling existing resources, and bringing in greater government control over the health sector.

    C) India spends close to 5% of its GDP on health, and yet, on an index measuring country performance on health-related sustainable development goal indicators, It ranks poorly at 143 out of 188 countries.
    D) Part of the challenge comes from the isolated, disconnected way in which the private health system deals with TB.
    E) To overcome some of these, strategic shifts in the level of control that the government exerts on both the financing and provision of health are urgently required.
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    Option D
    Explanation: The Correct Sequence is: CAEB. The passage discusses the shortcoming in health sector in India and how the situation can be improved. Option D) talks about a specific disease, while the passage is in general sense. So D) is the only option that is out of the central theme.
  5. A) These attacks, coupled with the exponential growth of fintech platforms and solutions partly fuelled by the demonetisation exercise, underscore the need for strong cybersecurity initiatives.
    B) About 3.2 million debit cards were compromised last year through a hack on Hitachi’s ATM switch server. Phishers assumed the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) identity to hoodwink a gullible staffer in the Union Bank of India and inject malware into the bank’s servers.

    C) At a lesser level of sophistication, software vulnerabilities in the Bank of Maharashtra’s Unified Payment Interface app were recently exploited to complete digital transactions even when there was insufficient balance in the sender’s account.
    D) The $171 million, transferred through unlawful access to the bank’s SWIFT codes for cross-border transactions, was fortunately rolled back due to early detection.
    E) If these normative goals are sought to be achieved by building them into the very design of Cert-Fin, it could hopefully serve as a healthy template for other jurisdictions too, in addition to facilitating the transition to a digital India for financial transactions.
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    Option E
    Explanation: The Correct Sequence is: BDCA

Direction (6-10): In each of the following questions four statements with a blank in each are given. You have to choose a word from the given option that can fill all the blanks. Mark that option as your answer.

  1. (i) They were reluctant to ______ themselves to an opinion.
    (ii) Manufacturers will have to ______ substantial funds to developing new engines.
    (iii) The magistrate decided to _______ him for trial.
    (iv) He composed a letter but didn’t ______ it to paper
    A) complete
    B) transgress
    C) commit
    D) concentrate
    E) entrust
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    Option C
    : (i) commit- pledge or bind (a person or an organization) to a certain course or policy.
    (ii) commit- pledge or set aside (resources) for future use.
    (iii) commit- send (a person or case) for trial in a higher court
    (iv) commit- transfer something to (a state or place where it can be kept or preserved)
  2. (i) As the storm cleared, a _____ fog came down.
    (ii) She made her way through the ______ undergrowth
    (iii) She’s way too ______to understand what we’re doing.
    (iv) This modernist novel is ______ as hell.
    A) compact
    B) crowded
    C) solid
    D) dark
    E) dense
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    Option E
    : (i) dense- closely compacted in substance
    (ii) dense- having the constituent parts crowded closely together.
    (iii) dense- (of a person) stupid.
    (iv) dense- (of a text) hard to understand because of its complexity of ideas.
  3. (i) Amisha wiped the ____ off her face
    (ii) Amit threw a handful of _____ on to the coffin.
    (iii) Is there any ____ on Kejriwal?
    (iv) We had to drive along a _____ road for about 25 miles to get to the campsite.
    A) ground
    B) soil
    C) dirt
    D) smut
    E) dust
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    Option C
    : (i) dirt- a substance, such as mud or dust, that soils someone or something.
    (ii) dirt- soil or earth.
    (iii) dirt- information about someone’s activities or private life that could prove damaging if revealed.
    (iv) dirt road- A dirt road or track is a type of unpaved road made from the native material of the land surface through which it passes.
  4. (i) The mountains ____ over the western end of the island.
    (ii) Horses have the strength of character to _____ themselves to their utmost limit.
    (iii) They asked the government to _____its period of deliberation.
    (iv) Her generosity did not _____ to all adults.
    A) boost
    B) continue
    C) last
    D) extend
    E) mantle
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    Option D
    : (i) extend- occupy a specified area.
    (ii) extend- cause (someone or something) to exert the utmost effort.
    (iii) extend- cause to last longer.
    (iv) extend- be applicable to
  5. (i) I won’t let you go without trying to _____ a promise from you.
    (ii) There are few attempts to ______ generalities about the nature of the disciplines.
    (iii) Early computers had an instruction to ______ a square root.
    (iv) I read an ______from an old magazine about how predict time by seeing stars.
    A) extract
    B) excerpt
    C) abstract
    D) appoint
    E) favor
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    Option A
    : (i) extract- obtain (something such as money or information) from someone unwilling to give it.
    (ii) extract- derive (an idea) from a body of information.
    (iii) extract- calculate (a root of a number).
    (iv) extract- select (a passage from a text, film, or piece of music) for quotation, performance, or reproduction.


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3 Thoughts to “Mixed English Questions Set 78 (New Pattern)”

  1. sachin shukla@Target SBI Mains

    6/10 TY
    mai 6,9,10 me confuse ho gaya aue ek 4me

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