SBI PO Mains English Language Quiz – 5

SBI PO Mains English Language Quiz

Aspirants have a strong possibility of scoring well in the English Language section if they practice quality questions on a regular basis. This section takes the least amount of time if the practice is done every day in a dedicated manner. In this article, we have come up with the SBI PO Mains English Language Quiz to help you prepare better. Candidates will be provided with a detailed explanation for each question in this SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz. This SBI PO Mains English Language Quiz includes a variety of questions ranging in difficulty from easy to tough. This SBI PO Mains English Language Quiz is totally FREE. This SBI PO Mains English Language Quiz has important English Language Questions and Answers that will help you improve your exam score. Aspirants must practice this SBI PO Mains English Language Quiz in order to be able to answer questions quickly and efficiently in upcoming exams.

Directions (1-5): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five options are given. Four of the five words fit into the blank coherently. Find out the word which does not fit into the blank appropriately.

What do we mean when we say, ‘being healthy’? It means to be physically strong, mentally calm and steady, and emotionally soft inside. You are not healthy when you feel ____(1)____ inside. When the mind is stiff or is in judgement mode, it is not in good health. When emotions are rough, you are not emotionally healthy. Health flows from the innermost to the outer, and from outer to the inner.

How do you attain good health? First, by attending to the ether element, that is the mind element. If your mind is ___(2)____ with too many impressions and thoughts, it is draining you of your immunity and preparing your body for illness. If the mind is clear, calm, meditative and pleasant, the body’s resistance will increase and it will stay healthy. The first ____(3)____ is calming the mind — coming from the subtlest aspect of creation, the ether.

Then comes the air element. Breathing and aromatherapy can be used to create a change at this level. And then, light or colour therapy. By energising our system with Prana, life energy, and breath, you can ___(4)____ illness before it starts. That is what yoga does. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali says that the purpose of yoga is stopping sorrow before it arises, to burn the seed before it ____(5)____.

  1. (a) broken
    (b) savvy
    (c) rough
    (d) coarse
    (e) ruffled
Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Exp. Here ‘savvy’ does not go correctly with the sentence as it means shrewdness and practical knowledge; the ability to make good judgements. As we read the paragraph we see that there are two contrasting sentences, first is being healthy and second is not being healthy. Hence the qualities of being healthy should be opposite to that of not being healthy. Hence the word should be opposite to ‘calm’, ‘strong’ and ‘soft’. ‘broken’, ‘rough’, ‘coarse’ and ‘ruffled’ are all opposite to them and hence appropriately fits into the blank.

  1. (a) choked
    (b) burdened
    (c) blocked
    (d) assisted
    (e) clogged
Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp. ‘assisted’ is the wrong word here. As we see ‘choked’, ‘blocked’, ‘burdened’, ‘clogged’ all are similar. Moreover, a negative word will only fit into the blank as the sentence gives a negative conclusion.

Assisted means help, aid or abet.

  1. (a) remedy
    (b) benefit
    (c) cure
    (d) panacea
    (e) medicine
Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Exp. Here ‘benefit’ does not fit into the sentence correctly as the sentence above it talks about the methods to stay healthy, hence the conclusion has been provided in this sentence. Hence ‘remedy’, ‘cure’, ‘panacea’, medicine’ best suit the purpose.

  1. (a) prevent
    (b) restrict
    (c) curb
    (d) pamper
    (e) avoid
Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp. Here the sentence structure indicates the methods to be healthy securing us from being ill.

pamper’ means indulge with every attention, comfort, and kindness, while other words are similar in meaning to one another. Hence ‘pamper’ does not go appropriately with the theme of the passage.

  1. (a) shrivels
    (b) burgeons
    (c) germinates
    (d) sprouts
    (e) grows
Answer & Explanation
Ans. a

Exp. Here ‘shrivels’ is a wrong word which means wrinkle and contract or cause to wrinkle and contract, especially due to loss of moisture. Here the analogy sentence is given with ‘stopping sorrow before it arises’. Hence the word must be similar to ‘arises’. ‘sprouts’, ‘grows’, germinates’, ‘burgeons’ are same in meaning to each other and best suit the purpose. Hence option (a) is the correct choice.

Directions (6-10): In each of the following sentence there is a blank space. Below each sentence there are four words given. Choose the most appropriate word (s) that must fill the blank and make the sentence grammatically correct and contextually meaningful. If none of the given words fill the blank correctly choose (e) i.e., none of these as your answer choice.

6. In the old society, owing to cruel exploitation and successive years of tangled warfare among warloads, the labouring people led a _______________ life.

(A) practical

(B) vagrant

(C) itinerant

(D) frivolous

(a) only (A)

(b) only (B)

(c) only (C) and (D)

(d) only (B) and (C)

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp. ‘vagrant’ means a person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and lives by begging while itinerant means travelling from place to place. Therefore, both the words provide an absolute meaning in the context of the sentence. Hence, option (d) is the correct choice.

Frivolous means not having any serious purpose or value.

 

7. The student’s _______________ actions towards the teacher got him suspended from school.

(A) flippant

(B) fanciful

(C) jaunty

(D) sedate

(a) only (A)

(b) only (B)

(c) only (C) and (D)

(d) only (B) and (C)

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. a

Exp. ‘Flippant’ is an adjective which means not showing a serious or respectful attitude. Therefore, the sentence can be made contextually comprehensible only with ‘flippant’. All the words fail to aptly fit in the blank. Hence, option (a) is the mist suitable answer choice.

Fanciful means over-imaginative and unrealistic.

Jaunty means having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner.

Sedate means calm, dignified, and unhurried.

 

8. Not even the leading experts in criminology could understand the killer’s _______________ motives.

(A) enigmatic

(B) impenetrable

(C) untrodden

(D) inscrutable

(a) only (A)

(b) only (B)

(c) only (C) and (D)

(d) only (A), (B) and (D)

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp. ‘Inscrutable’ is an adjective which means impossible to understand or interpret. ‘impenetrable’ and ‘enigmatic’ are synonyms of inscrutable. As, all three words completely satisfies the context of the sentence option (d) becomes the most viable answer choice.

Untrodden means (of a surface) not having been walked on

 

9. As soon as the citizens learned their brutal leader was dead, they burned a / an _______________of his image.

(A) elegy

(B) alloy

(C) effigy

(D) convex

(a) only (A)

(b) only (B)

(c) only (C)

(d) only (A), (B) and (D)

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. c

Exp. ‘Effigy’ is a noun which means a sculpture or model of a person. Therefore, the sentence can be made contextually comprehensible only with ‘effigy’. All the words fail to aptly fit in the blank. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.

Elegy means (in modern literature) a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead.

Alloy means a metal made by combining two or more metallic elements, especially to give greater strength or resistance to corrosion.

Convex means having an outline or surface curved like the exterior of a circle or sphere.

10. Everyone is excited about the idea of the handsome athlete playing a _______________ spy in the new movie.

(A) vagabond

(B) aweless

(C) scrupulous

(D) meticulous

(a) only (A)

(b) only (B)

(c) only (C) and (D)

(d) only (A), (B) and (C)

(e) None of these

Answer & Explanation
Ans. e

Exp.  None of the given words can be used to fill the blank coherently. Hence, option (e) becomes the correct answer choice.

Vagabond means a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.

Serene means calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil.

Scrupulous means (of a person or process) careful, thorough, and extremely attentive to details.

Meticulous means showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.

 

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