Mixed English Questions Set 42 (New Pattern)

This set contains important New Pattern English Questions for SBI PO 2017, IBPS PO, Clerk , NIACL Assistant and other upcoming exams. New Pattern English Sentence Fillers and Odd Words. 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. (………………………………………………………………). Thus did Paracelsus, the greatest of the alchemists, encapsulate an important piece of medical wisdom. In fact, that is only half the story, for many materials which are toxic at high doses, when used sparingly and directed at specific targets, are not merely harmless, but actually beneficial. Plant poisons, from digitalis to curare, are routinely employed as drugs. And now it is the turn of animal toxins, as researchers examine venoms secreted by snakes and lizards, to see if they, too, might be turned into treatments.
    A) “Making drugs from the venom itself, however, is a fairly new idea.”
    B) “THERE are no poisons, only poisonous doses.”
    C) “Medicines are of great importance to mankind”
    D) “You cannot treat a patient when he is not ready to be treated”
    E) “A good medicine comes with a price.”
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    Option B
    : Read the passage. It has been mentioned that many materials which are toxic at high doses, when used sparingly and directed at specific targets, are not merely harmless, but actually beneficial. Means quantity of dose has been mentioned. So B seems to be correct. Also Option B introduces the passage correctly.
  2. TYRES are remarkable pieces of engineering. At high speed in slippery bends they provide only a few square centimetres of contact with the road, yet they help a driver steer safely around the corner.(…………………………………………………………). These days they also contain rubber-like polymers, layers of steel braiding and textile reinforcements, all of which improve performance and cut fuel consumption. Now Pirelli, an Italian tyremaker, is manufacturing fuel-saving tyres that are greener still by extracting one of their ingredients from rice husks.
    A) This engineering has saved a lot of lives.
    B) Processing it into something suitable for use in tyres requires effort and money
    C) The technology could spread fast.
    D) Once, they were made entirely of natural rubber
    E) With the rising cost of production the rate of tyres in the market has increased considerably.
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    Option D
    : See the next line: These days they also contain rubber. So option D is coherent with it.
  3. SUMMER humidity in the Gulf often nears 90%. Winds are scant. Even in the shade the heat hovers far above the body’s natural temperature. (………………………………………………………). Now, rimmed by the mirrored facades of office towers, gleaming petrochemical works, marinas, highways, bustling airports, vast shopping malls and sprawling subdivisions of sumptuous villas, it is home to 20m people. Their lives are made possible by “coolth”—artificially cooled air.
    A) Yet a chorus of critics counts air conditioning as more a curse than a miracle.
    B) Puritans sometimes forget that air conditioning was invented with the efficiency of machines, not the comfort of people, in mind.
    C) Studies of heatwaves in American cities during the 1980s and 1990s observed that a good predictor for falling ill was poverty, and specifically a lack of air conditioning in the home.
    D) Global warming will further stoke demand.
    E) No wonder that before 1950, fewer than 500,000 lived along the whole 500-mile southern littoral
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    Option E
    : The next sentence after the blank says, nor rimmed… it is home to 20 million. The word NOW, suggests that earlier the situation was different. So Option E matches this.
  4. A death penalty case is hugely resource intensive. A fair estimate is that takes three prosecutors working full time for about three years to prosecute such a case.(………………………………………………………). According to a recent report by the Boston Bar Association, a single federal death penalty case in Philadelphia was found to cost upwards of $10 million — an estimated eight times higher than the cost of trying a death eligible case where the prosecutors seek only life imprisonment.
    A) But studies repeatedly suggest that there is no meaningful deterrent effect associated with the death penalty.
    B) In 2010, the average time between sentencing and execution in the United States averaged nearly 15 years.
    C) Their focus on one case comes at the expense of all of the other cases that they would have investigated and prosecuted during that same time period
    D) A much more effective deterrent would be a sentence of life imprisonment imposed close in time to the crime.
    E) More than half ended up in life sentences either by plea agreement or after a jury trial.
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    Option C
    : C) correctly matches the previous statement.
  5. (………………………………………………………………………………………….). With more and more universities around the world offering courses and degree programs in English, these students have a growing number of options from which to choose. For many, the United States, long the most popular choice for overseas students, remains their preferred destination. According to the annual Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education, in 2015-16, the most recent academic year for which figures are available, the number of international students in the United States exceeded one million for the first time.
    A) Today, most university leaders, even at institutions whose historic mission was to serve their local communities, agree that the internationalization of teaching, research, and service is central to their educational mission.
    B) Nearly 90 percent of the respondents viewed a significant international student presence on campus as an effective means of building a global brand.
    C) A booming population of internationally mobile students has created new streams of potential degree-seekers for higher-education institutions.
    D) It is little wonder that 80 percent of the college presidents surveyed want to increase their institution’s international student enrollment over the next decade.
    E) These could potentially include more scholarships, enhanced tutoring and advising services for international students, and additional English-language instruction.
    View Answer
    Option C

Direction (6-10) : In each question below there are three statements. Each statement has pairs of words/phrases that are highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then choose the best option.

  1. (i) Effectively integrating international students with [A]/ by [B] domestic students is viewed by nearly 20 percent of presidents as their biggest challenge.
    (ii) International students have become a ubiquitous and increased [A]/ increasingly [B] important part of the U.S. academic landscape.
    (iii) It is our responsibility [A]/ responsible [B] to educate our students for the future world.
    A) AAB
    B) ABA
    C) ABB
    D) BAA
    E) BBA
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    Option B
  2. (i) A better understanding of when volcanic activity on Mars took place is important because it helps researchers understanding [A]/ understand [B] the Red Planet’s history and interior structure.
    (ii) A major goal [A]/ situation [B] of the Mars volcanology community is to understand the anatomy and lifecycle of the planet’s volcanoes.
    (iii) Mars’ volcanoes show evidence [A]/ evident [B] for activity over a larger time span than those on Earth, but their histories of magma production might be quite different
    A) BBA
    B) ABB
    C) BAA
    D) AAB
    E) BBB
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    Option C
  3. (i) The results of the survey clearly demonstrate a need [A]/ challenge [B] for comprehensive planning on the part of institutions to attract and better serve the growing population of international students.
    (ii) With the merger of Vodafone and Idea, an era in Indian telecom characterised by a large number of operators, spectrum scarcity and voice-driven revenue comes [A]/ goes [B]to an end.
    (iii) Growth does not differentiate [A]/ identification [B] one political party from another.
    A) BAA
    B) AAB
    C) ABB
    D) AAA
    E) BBA
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    Option D
  4. (i) Reforming [A]/ reform [B] political funding is the key challenge to ending corruption in the country.
    (ii) Today, all parties are funded by the proceedings [A]/proceeds [B] of corruption.
    (iii) The country’s telecom companies generate [A]/ dissolve [B] huge revenues from millions of subscribers who make tiny transactions.
    A) ABA
    B) AAA
    C) AAB
    D) BAA
    E) BBA
    View Answer
    Option A
    : Proceeds- money obtained from an event or activity.
  5. (i) There has been significant [A]/ significance [B] debate on the NPA problem in India.
    (ii) Often there is talk of crony capitalisation leading to corruption in banks, and consequently [A]/ consequent [B] the NPAs.
    (iii) Another less discussed reason for NPAs in banks, globally, relates to banks’ board role by [A]/ towards [B] setting the right business framework.
    A) ABB
    B) AAA
    C) BBA
    D) BAB
    E) AAB
    View Answer
    Option E


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