Mixed English Questions for SBI PO Set 51 (New Pattern)

New pattern English Questions on Sentence Fillers and Fill in the Blanks for Bank Exams. This set contains important New Pattern English Questions for SBI IBPS NIACL, IBPS PO, Clerk , and other upcoming exams. New Pattern English Sentence Fillers and Fill in the blanks. Please read the instructions very carefully.

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. The main reason banknotes get dirty is that they pick up an oily substance called sebum from human skin. This is unpleasant in itself, and also turns brown as it oxidises, making it harder for machines that handle and sort notes to recognise them. In principle, sebum can be removed by solvents,(……………………………………………………..). So it is easier simply to withdraw notes that are heavily encrusted with sebum from circulation.
    A) So these solvents are used to recover the bad notes.
    B) and other physical chemistry techniques which make these notes long lasting.
    C)  giving a new life to such sort of notes and avoid a he loss to the issuing bank
    D) but most solvents also damage security features such as holograms and special magnetic and fluorescent inks
    E) in a way that is both environmentally friendly and secure.
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    :  The sentence before the blank mentions a way to remove sebum from bank note, even after this method. The next statement mentions that it is easier to withdraw such notes. It means that the just previous statement must have mentioned some disadvantage about the method. So Option D is correct.
  2. IN THE clear blue coastal waters of California lives a much cherished mollusk: The Olympia oyster . The Olympia oyster,(………………………………………….). But these oysters are proving useful in other ways too. They have drawn the interest of scientists who want to study how species react to a change that is happening in the oceans.
    A) eats up other small living creature living around it.
    B) sought for its rich taste, brings millions of dollars in to the local economy.
    C) which is known for its beauty is killed by larger whales.
    D) pollutes the water in which it lives and hence indirectly killing its surrounding creature.
    E) Recent years have seen reports of the thinning of marine organisms’ shells, but the consequences are unknown.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The next statement after the blank is: these oysters are proving useful in other ways too. This means that the previous statement has mentioned some advantage. So Option B
  3. The recent crackdown on official corruption might suggest that fat cats are busy whisking their money out of the country to avoid scrutiny. (………………………………………………… )Lots of money is undoubtedly leaving China, despite the country’s strict currency controls. However, a close look at the official figures suggests that, on balance, more hot money (meaning capital flows other than foreign direct investment, both above board and under the table) has been flowing in.
    A) However the best brains in the world are smart enough to hack this scrutiny.
    B) Such similar movement has been seen in other parts of the world as well leading to loss of GDP.
    C) That impression is strengthened by the apparently endless flow of Chinese money into luxury goods, penthouses and other trophies in London, New York and Paris.
    D) So the question arises, why the government has been so lenient in imposing scrutiny.
    E) Another explanation relates to the prolonged period of low interest rates in America.
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : The previous sentence talks about money moving out of country. The sentence after the blank talks about money moving out of China. So Option C fits the blank.
  4. Biotechnology is the creation of drugs and other useful products by making use of “nature’s toolkit”—that is, by adapting or exploiting processes found in living organisms. For example, Argos Therapeutics, one of the latest batch of firms to raise money, (………………………………………………)
    A) has already created a lot of herbal vaccines which have no side effects
    B) known for its poor track record in manufacturing drugs has again failed to prove its worth when its latest drug failed to perform.
    C) one of the main causes for the millennial boom was that investors, flush with money they had made from internet firms.
    D) has already broken all the record in drug manufacturing and is now working on vaccines that can cure the so called incurable disease.
    E) is working on ways to trigger patients’ own immune systems to fight kidney cancer or HIV infection.
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation
    : By reading this statement: by adapting or exploiting processes found in living organisms. Means by using ones own feature of body, biotechnology creates drug. So Option E fits this theme as it speaks about triggering patients own immune system to fight against disease.
  5. (……………………………………………………………………….). That might seem blindingly obvious, but it took until 1995 for science to show just how early in life the difference begins to matter. In that year Betty Hart and Todd Risley of the University of Kansas published the results of a decade-long study in which they had looked at how, and how much, 42 families in Kansas City conversed at home. Dr Hart and Dr Risley found a close correlation between the number of words a child’s parents had spoken to him by the time he was three and his academic success at the age of nine. At three, children born into professional families had heard 30m more words than those from a poorer background.
    A) One of the most striking revelations came from Anne Fernald of Stanford University, who has found that the disparity appears well before a child is three.
    B) A recorded voice tells the toddler to look at the ball while a camera records his reaction.
    C) The more parents talk to their children, the faster those children’s vocabularies grow and the better their intelligence develops
    D) In January Barack Obama urged Congress and state governments to make high-quality pre-schools available to every four-year-old.
    E)  You cannot make student learn things forcefully.
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    :   Using some sentences like: how, and how much, 42 families in Kansas City conversed at home.  At three, children born into professional families had heard 30m more words than those from a poorer background. We can guess the starting.

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

  1. (i) Sumit opened the _____ drawer and pulled out a folder.
    (ii) The Prime Minister has officially informed his _____ of his decision to step down.
    (iii) Even a simple creak in the stairs would _____ a bark from the dog.
    A) wooden, bring
    B) member, allow
    C) key, dispose
    D) cabinet, educe
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : educe- bring out or develop (something latent or potential).
  2. (i) The family stood beside the ____ of the old man, and talked about all the wonderful times they had spent together.
    (ii) The international situation is becoming _____.
    (iii) The chef needed to ______ the ingredients for the meal.
    A) house, mix
    B) grave, assemble
    C) good, digest
    D) outhouse, prepare
    View Answer
    Option B
  3. (i) In no case did these methods and efforts secure a long-term ______ to poverty.
    (ii) Experts recommend using vodka as a cleaning ______ for diamond jewelry.
    (iii) For the slower students, the complex _____ will have to be broken down into smaller units
    A) direction, situation
    B) efficiency, method
    C) solution, concept
    D) stability, process
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    Option C
  4. (i) Third-year courses cover less _____ and go into more depth
    (ii) An adjoining area of _____ had been purchased.
    (iii) When the crops are ready to be harvested, there is a huge ______ of workers to the farmlands.
    A) ground, migration
    B) lecture, demand
    C) land, blow
    D) subject, supply
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : (i) ground- an area of knowledge or subject of discussion or thought.
  5. (i) Close the window; the _____ is blowing my papers around.
    (ii) The ______ agreement was signed by the leaders of both countries.
    (iii) The boy who broke my window has to ______ me for the damage.
    A) whiff, bear
    B) final, incurr
    C) draft, reimburse
    D) air, give
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : (i) draft- a current of cool air in a room or other confined space. [Noun form of draught]

 

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