Mixed English Questions Set 31 (New Pattern)

This set contains important New Pattern English questions for SBI PO, IBPS PO, Clerk , NIACL Assistant and other upcoming exams. New Pattern Sentence Fillers and Odd Phrases questions.

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. America has by far the largest rail network in the world. It has twice as much track as China. But it lags far behind other first-world countries in ridership. (……………………………………………….)
    A) Rail ridership is usually measured in passenger-kilometres—one passenger-kilometre represents one passenger travelling one kilometre.
    B) Instead of passengers, most of America’s massive rail network is used to carry freight.
    C) Yet American railroads accounted for just 17.2 billion passenger-kilometres in 2010.
    D) America’s national-level politics are unlikely to become more functional in the near term.
    E) Opposition to rail is now often seen as essentially conservative, and Republican governors oppose rail projects to boost their conservative image.
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    Option B
    : Option B correctly defends the previous line.
  2. The recent tenders for setting up and operating solar and wind power generation farms show that the price of renewable power is now approaching that from greenfield coal-based power plants in India. It will not take too long for solar photovoltaics to become the cheapest source of power. But solar power is generated only during the day, that too intermittently. (…………………………………………). If energy storage was inexpensive, one could have dealt with this intermittency by storing excess energy generated to be used when needed.
    A) Demand management, where the customer is incentivised to use more power when available and consume less when there is a shortage, will help.
    B) But what would really enable renewable power to become an unfettered dominant supplier is some kind of largescale storage.
    C) The EV needs batteries to store energy needed for its operation.
    D) Similarly, wind power is generated during certain months and the power output also varies.
    E) But there is another option towards large-scale EV adoption.
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    Option D
    : Next statement after the blank talks about energy storage . The previous sentence talks about solar energy that it is generated only during day. That means there there is need to store it. Also the passage has introduced wind power to the readers. So Option D is the correct answer because Option D tells why the storage of wind power is necessary.
  3. (………………………………………………………………………………..) But after pilot testing it was broadened to become a general money-transfer scheme. Once you have signed up, you pay money into the system by handing cash to one of Safaricom’s 40,000 agents , who credits the money to your M-PESA account. You withdraw money by visiting another agent, who checks that you have sufficient funds before debiting your account and handing over the cash
    A) Cash can thus be sent one place to another more quickly, safely and easily than taking bundles of money in person, or asking others to carry it for you.
    B) Electronic transfers save people time, freeing them to do other, more productive things instead.
    C) M-PESA was originally designed as a system to allow microfinance-loan repayments to be made by phone, reducing the costs associated with handling cash and thus making possible lower interest rates.
    D) This is particularly useful in a country where many workers in cities send money back home to their families in rural villages.
    E) One study found that in rural Kenyan households that adopted M-PESA, incomes increased by 5-30%.
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    Option C
  4. IN 1969 man landed on the Moon.(………………………………………………….). From Lucian’s fictional account of travelling to the Moon in the second century AD to “An American Werewolf in London”, a 1981 horror film, the Moon continually inspires and puzzles. Now scientists have discovered that people sleep more fitfully on nights when there is a full Moon.
    A) The transformative nature of the Moon was long suspected.
    B) The lycanthrope, a sinister figure who turned into a wolf at full Moon, has dogged horror stories.
    C) And even outside such folk tales many scientists have suspected that the Moon may affect the way that people sleep at night.
    D) Knowledge of the tides is not important to humans in the way that it is to marine iguanas.
    E) But since then it has lost none of its mystery.
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    Option E
    : Option E correctly matches both previous and next statement of the blank. It is also supported by the line – the Moon continually inspires and puzzles.
  5. (……………………………………………………………………………………………………). Only Poland followed the guidelines, counting both those sleeping rough and those in temporary accommodation. Going to find rough sleepers is expensive and time-consuming so most governments simply don’t bother. Paris has not kept a record since the mid 2000s.
    A) While snapshot counts like that of Los Angeles provide only a limited amount of information, the length of time people spend on the streets is critical.
    B) The European Union attempted to introduce a standardised method of counting the homeless as part of a census in 2011.
    C) It partly depends on the definition of homelessness.
    D) Since the financial crisis of 2008 the number of people sleeping rough on the streets of London has more than doubled, according to charities’ estimates.
    E) But besides the highly visible vendors of street-newspapers such as the Big Issue, the homeless often try to avoid attention and stay hidden.
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      Option B
    : The next statement talks about some guidelines. Option B introduces those guidelines.

Directions (6-10): Which of the words/phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below should replace the words/phrases given in bold in the following sentences to make it meaningful and grammatically correct. Mark (E) as the answer if the sentence is correct and ‘No correction is required’.

  1. At least 30 people were killing on Monday for a day of intense fighting in a town on Myanmar’s border with China, authorities said, after rebellions dressed in police uniforms launched a surprised raid.
    A) was killed, on the day of, rebellion dressing in, surprising raid.
    B) were killed, after a day of, rebel dressed from, surprised raid
    C) were killed, in a day of, rebels dressed in, surprise raid.
    D) were killing, since a day off, rebels dressed like, surprise raid
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option C
  2. German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling for calm on Monday in an accelerating dispute with Turkey, a day along President Recep Tayyip Erdogan labelled a German bans on rallies by his Ministers as “Nazi practice”.
    A) calls for calm, resistive dispute, a day after, ban on rallies
    B) called for calmness, retreating disputes, a day since, banned in rallies
    C) calls for calmness, increasing disputes, a day long, banning the rallies
    D) called for calm, escalating dispute , a day after, ban on rallies
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option D
  3. An Indian national in New Zealand were assaulted, subjected to a racism tirade and told to went back to his own country during a road rage incident in Auckland.
    A) was assaulted, a racist tirade, go back to, during a road rage
    B) was alleged, the racist abuse, going back to, during a road rage
    C) was rejected, a racism, return back to, about a road rage
    D) was held, subject to violence, think about returning, about a road rage
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option A
  4. The U.S. State Department has assured Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Navtej Sarna that it was working with all agencies concerned to ensure speedy justice following the violence that has targeted Indian Americans over the last fortnight.
    A) has ensured, they were working, for ensuring speed, that has target
    B) have assured, it was working, for ensure speedy, that has target
    C) have ensured, they were working, for ensured speedy, that have target
    D) has assuring, it was worked, for ensuring speed, that has been targeted
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option E
  5. Nuclear-armed North Korea launching four ballistic missiles on Monday is another challenges to U.S. President Donald Trump, from three landing provocatively close to America’s ally Japan.
    A) launches, as a challenged, by, close to
    B) launching, is another challenge, and, close to
    C) launched, in another challenge, with, close to
    D) launch, are another challenges, with, closed to
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option C


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