Mixed English Questions Set 67 (New Pattern)

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This set contains important New Pattern English Questions for SBI PO, IBPS PO Clerk, NIACL  and other upcoming exams. New Pattern English Questions on Sentence Fillers and Errors. SBI PO English Preparation Material

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. (…………………………………………). More than 2,000 years ago the Roman poet Horace went to Athens to join Plato’s Academy. Oxford University admitted its first known international student, Emo of Friesland, in 1190. Today more than 4.5m students are enrolled in colleges and universities outside their own countries. Their fees subsidise local students. Their ideas broaden and enliven classroom debate. Most go home with happy memories and valuable contacts, making them more likely in later life to do business with the country where they studied. Those who stay on use what they have learned to make themselves and their hosts wealthier, by finding work as doctors, engineers or in some other skilled career.
    A) Education is building block of a person’s character
    B) Youngsters have long crossed borders in search of an education
    C) Places with the good fortune to speak English have a gigantic head start
    D) When a country wants its economy to grow, it invests in education
    E) Its visa rules are needlessly strict and stress keeping out terrorists rather than wooing talent.
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
    : The passage talks about students moving to foreign country to pursue higher education. Hence Option B starts as an introduction of the passage and speaks on the same theme.
  2. Corporate taxes are a poor way to raise revenue. Since the burden is ultimately borne by people, whether investors, workers or consumers, it would, in theory, be more efficient to tax them directly. But abolishing corporate levies would create its own problems. In poor countries with large informal sectors, big companies are a rare source of reliable tax revenue. In rich countries, wealthy people would doubtless turn themselves into companies to avoid income taxes. (……………………………………….)
    A) The rules governing the taxation of multinationals are a threadbare patchwork of national laws and bilateral treaties
    B) But the bigger problem with the deal is what it says about international efforts to crack down on corporate-tax avoidance.
    C) For policymakers, therefore, the priority is to make corporate taxes less distorting and less easy to avoid.
    D) In an era of austerity, that offends the public mood, which is why governments around the world are being pressed to implement dozens of anti-avoidance measures
    E) Then countries could either agree to share the tax on companies’ worldwide profits according to a formula that takes account of their sales, employees, assets and so on
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Point C) covers both the previous mentioned shortcomings of Corporate tax as mentioned in terms of Poor countries and rich countries.
  3. The idea of fighting mosquitoes has a long history. Aedes aegypti, the species that carries not only Zika but dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever, was almost eliminated from much of South America by the early 1960s, after a long anti-dengue campaign. The insects were killed with frequent fumigation. Health workers visited households to urge people to mop up standing water, where mosquitoes breed. (………………………………………………………………..). After the number of cases fell, politicians’ attention waned. And the mosquitoes returned in their buzzing billions.
    A) Countries worked very hard to eliminate the woe
    B) Zika has no cure and a vaccine will not be available for at least a decade.
    C) Health workers had a major role to play in this process.
    D) Research into novel ways to kill mosquitoes also deserves more funding.
    E) But some countries slackened their efforts too soon.
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation
    : The sentence after the blank says that after the number of cases of mosquito borne disease reduced the attention of people reduced and mosquitoes again started spreading disease. This hints in the direction that the measured adopted earlier had been not taken seriously after some time. So Option E fits the blank
  4. THE only way to operate an increasing number of modern devices, from smartphones to cash machines and cars, is the deft use of a finger on a touchscreen, with a tap for this and a swipe for that.(……………………………………………………………………). It is easy to miss the required key on a tiny virtual keyboard and produce spelling errors. Sometimes the screen fails to respond at all. And it can be downright dangerous to take your eyes off the road to flip through myriad air-conditioning options on a vehicle’s control panel. Now help, as it were, is at hand. As touchscreens become ubiquitous on devices, new ways to make and use them are emerging.
    A) But sometimes such actions do not work all that well
    B) Touchscreen mechanism is a fool proof mechanism in today’s world.
    C) With the invention of touch mechanism the world has changed a lot.
    D) Although research into touchscreens dates back to the 1960s, they did not appear on consumer gadgets until the 1980s.
    E) Resistive screens are cheap to make and tough
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The sentences after the blank mentions the shortcomings of touch panels. So Option A is best suited.
  5. AS GRAPE varieties go, pinot noir is famously finicky. Got right, the thin-skinned grapes can produce some of the world’s finest wines. Central to that is plucking the grapes from the vine at the right time. Winemakers typically depend upon testing the level of sugar to determine if their berries are ready, but that is not terribly accurate. As pinot noir grapes reach late stages of maturity, (………………………………………………………………………………………………………….). And in wine, the aroma is a fundamental part of its appeal. Varying rainfall, temperatures and soil conditions all affect the rate at which aromatic compounds enter grapes, making it difficult for wineries to know whether they should harvest their grapes a few days or weeks after the increase in sugar tails off.
    A) they become even more tastier and costly.
    B) they are put into the grinding machines to extract out the juice.
    C) compounds are separated out from a sample based upon their boiling points and chemical properties.
    D) the rate at which they gain sugars slows down just as the rate at which they accumulate the aromatic compounds
    E) we can easily predict when they are to be used for processing.
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : The previous statement says that testing the level of sugar is not always accurate. Option D) matches with this theme as it says that the rate at which the grape gains sugar us different at later stage.

Direction (6-10): In each of the following questions a statement is written in 5 ways. You have to tell which one is grammatically correct and gives a clear meaning of the view of the author

  1. A) The recent order of The Supreme Court’s to establish a “fair and just” amount of 25 per cent of a man’s salary as the benchmark for maintenance to his former wife is a humanitarian and practical approach.
    B) The Supreme Court has provided a benchmark to establish a “fair and just” amount of 25 per cent of a man’s salary in its recent order to his wife.
    C) The Supreme Court’s recent order to establish a “fair and just” amount of 25 per cent of a man’s salary as the benchmark for maintenance to his former wife is a humanitarian and practical approach.
    D) The recent order of The Supreme Court is a humanitarian and practical approach for maintenance of the former wife of husbands against the benchmark of 25 per cent of a man’s salary.
    E) None is correct
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : In A) The Supreme Court should be used
    in B) benchmark to establish is not apt and only wife has been mentioned not former wife, that is mentioned in other sentences. SO B) is eliminated
    Option D) is not clear.
    In E) court’s should be used. And also 25 per cent of whose salary?? Has been skipped
  2. A) India is in the middle of a place in order to modernise its financial services and force the individuals into electronic financial space.
    B) Amidst the modernization of its financial services India is currently moving towards the individuals with space in financial electronics
    C) India to make itself a large electronic space is modernizing its individual space midst of a financial services.
    D) India is currently in the midst of a large effort to modernise its financial services and move individuals into electronic financial space.
    E) None is correct
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : Middle of a place to mordernise is not correct
    B) towards the individuals with space does not makes any sense.
    C) midst of a financial service does not makes sense
  3. A) Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions.
    B) Sometimes fate keeps changing itself in the direction of sandstorm.
    C) The sandstorm changed the direction of the fate of the person.
    D) The direction of the sandstorm changed apart from fate.
    E) None is correct
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : In B) fate is not move in the direction of sandstorm. Fate is like a sandstorm as mention in A) is correct
  4. A) Finding an alternative to earth is not the solution to decrease the level of resource of earth and its atmosphere; finding remedy is more apt
    B) Finding a remedy to alternative habitat to earth is more important than decreasing level of earth’s resources and its atmospheric quality
    C) Decreasing level of earth’s resources and its atmospheric quality is the solution for finding an alternative habitat to replace earth.
    D) Finding an alternative habitat to replace earth is not the solution to decreasing level of earth’s resources and its atmospheric quality; finding remedies is more feasible
    E) None is correct
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation
    : In A) says solution to decrease the level of earths resource. We are not finding a solution to decrease the resource of earth rather we are finding the solution to decreasing level of earth’s resources as mentioned in D)
    In b) Finding a remedy to alternative habitat doesnot makes any sense
  5. A) Providing the path of hindrance unemployment and price rise has struck down India.
    B) India is stuck in a vicious cycle of unemployment and price rise, both of which are major hindrances in the way of growth.
    C) The vicious circle of price rise and unemployment has hindered India in a strucked growth.
    D) From unemployment to price rise both have hindered India from being a economy that is strucked.
    E) None is correct
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation
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