SBI PO Prelims English Language Quiz -42

SBI PO Prelims English Language Quiz 

English Language is a part of almost all major competitive exams in the country and is perhaps the most scoring section also. Aspirants who regularly practice questions have a good chance of scoring well in the English Language Section. So here we are providing you with the SBI PO Prelims English Language Quiz to help you prepare better. This SBI PO Prelims English Language Quiz includes all of the most recent pattern-based questions, as well as Previous Year Questions. This SBI PO Prelims English Language Quiz is available to you at no cost. Candidates will be provided with a detailed explanation of each question in this SBI PO Prelims English Language Quiz. Candidates must practice this SBI PO Prelims English Language Quiz to achieve a good score in the English Language Section.

Directions (1-5): Given below are seven sentences which may or may not be in sequence it is then followed by few questions. Rearrange the sentences and then answer the questions carefully.

(A) A quick look at everyday Indian politics and the debates in the press and elsewhere shows that the spirit of Gandhi is no more fully present in his native country.

(B) It is practically impossible to live in India and not to see or hear references to Gandhi.

(C) Gandhi is by far the most recognisable Indian put on currency notes.

(D) But this does not mean necessarily that Gandhi is well read and understood by all Indians.

(E) He is also honoured all over the country with statues erected in the middle of town squares and his pictures posted on the walls of business offices and shops, even restaurants.

(F) For Gandhi, recognition is the mechanism by which our democratic existence, as self-transformative beings, is generated.

  1. Which one of the following does not belong to the theme of the paragraph after rearrangement (not a part of the coherent paragraph formed after the rearrangement)?

(a) A

(b) B

(c) D

(d) F

(e) E

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp.  Statement (F) does not belong to the theme of the paragraph. The whole paragraph is about the achievements and honours of Gandhi except statement (F) which is describing about his views on building a democratic nation through recognition.

  1. Which one of the following sentences can replace sentence (C) after rearrangement (excluding the correct option of Q96.)?

(a) Indians widely describe him as the father of the nation.

(b) Gandhi did not receive the Nobel Peace Prize, although he was nominated five times between 1937 and 1948.

(c) India, with its rapid economic modernisation and urbanisation, has rejected Gandhi’s economics

(d) A 5 hour, 9 minutes long biographical documentary film Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948, made by Vithalbhai Jhaveri

(e) His vision of a village-dominated economy was shunted aside during his lifetime as rural romanticism

Answer & Explanation
Ans. a

Exp.  Statement (C) is describing about the importance of Gandhi in the eyes of Indians. Therefore, from the given options only statement (a) is describing the similar characteristic of Gandhi, as he is referred the father of the nation. Other statements do not show the importance of Gandhi and thus, are eliminated.

  1. Which one of the following statement comes next after the rearrangement?

(a) This statement of Gandhi has a particular relevance to the cultural situation in our globalised world.

(b) Though his name is pronounced by all politicians and managers but when it comes to his teachings Gandhi is considered an old-fashioned figure with his preference for an austere, simple lifestyle.

(c) In other words, this capacity to engage constructively with conflicting values is an essential component of practical wisdom and empathic pluralism of Gandhian non-violence.

(d) the Gandhian non-violent approach to plurality is a way of bridging differences and developing inter cultural awareness and understanding among individuals and nations.

(e) Gandhi’s image also appears on paper currency of all denominations issued by Reserve Bank of India, except for the one rupee note.

Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Exp.  Option (b) is the correct choice. The correct sequence of the paragraph is BCEDA. The last sentence of the paragraph is stating about the current political scenario and Gandhi’s political policies in the country. Option (b) is continuing the last statement and further elaborating about the political practices of the country.

  1. Which one of the following is the last sentence after rearrangement?

(a) A

(b) F

(c) E

(d) D

(e) B

Answer & Explanation
Ans. a

Exp.  The sequence of the paragraph is BCEDA.

  1. Which one of the following is the fourth sentence after rearrangement?

(a) A

(b) F

(c) E

(d) D

(e) B

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp.  The sequence of the paragraph is BCEDA. The conjunction ‘but’ is used to indicate a contrast between the current and the previous statement. In the beginning statements (B) (C) (E) are describing about the honours given to Gandhi. Thus, the next statement has to be statement (D) expressing a contrast from the earlier statements. Therefore, option (d) is the correct choice.

Directions (6-10): In each of the questions given below a sentence is given with a blank. Below each of

the question five options are given. Choose the phrase which fits the blank most appropriately.

  1. He dropped the plan like ____________when he realized how much it would cost him.

(a) A hot potato

(b) A couch potato

(c) drop of the hat

(d) cut corners

(e) devil’s advocate

Answer & Explanation
Ans. a

Exp.  Option (a) is the correct choice. ‘A hot potato’ means a controversial issue or situation which is awkward to deal with. The expression ‘couch potato’ simply means “idler” or “lay about”. The expression ‘At the Drop of a Hat’ means that something is happening instantly, without any delay. ‘Cut corners’ means to do something perfunctorily so as to save time or money. ‘devil’s advocate’ means a person who advocates an opposing or unpopular cause for the sake of argument or to expose it to a thorough examination.

  1. He’s been in prison several times for all sorts of crimes; he’s ____________

(a) last straw

(b) off one’s rocker

(c) a piece of cake

(d) a fish out of water

(e) a bad egg

Answer & Explanation
Ans. e

Exp.  Option (e) is the correct choice. ‘A bad egg’ means Someone or something that disappoints expectations. ‘Last straw’ means the last of a succession of irritations, incidents, remarks, etc., that leads to a loss of patience, a disaster, etc. ‘off one’s rocker’ means a mad or an insane person. ‘a piece of cake’ means something that is very easy to do. ‘a fish out of water’ means a person in a completely unsuitable environment or situation.

  1. I agree with what you say, but I’ll play ____________so that we can cover all the possibilities that may arise.

(a) devil’s advocate

(b) bad book

(c) ear candy

(d) easy as pie

(e) fancy pants

Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Exp.  Option (b) is the correct choice. ‘a devil’s advocate’ means a person who advocates an opposing or unpopular cause for the sake of argument or to expose it to a thorough examination. The expression ‘bad book’ means to be in disgrace or out of favour. ‘Ear candy’ expression is used when Music with an instant appeal but with little lasting significance is played.  ‘As easy as pie’ is a popular colloquial idiom which is used to describe a task or experience as pleasurable and simple. ‘fancy pants’ expression is used when Someone who is dressed fancy or act in a fancy matter. Therefore, only option (b) makes a viable choice.

  1. It can be cheaper ____________for a new washing machine than to get your old one repaired.

(a) ill wind

(b) to identify theft

(c) in a trice

(d) to stump up

(e) to pass the buck

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp.  Option (d) is the correct choice. ‘To stump up’ is a phrasal verb which is used while paying an amount or type of money for something, especially unwillingly. An unfortunate event is referred as ‘ill wind’. ‘to identify theft’ can also be used alternatively to identify fraud or unfair practices. ‘in a trice’ means a short period of time. ‘to pass the buck’ means to shift the responsibility for something to someone else.

  1. The late-night parties make the hotel a haven for ____________and a hell for anyone with children.

(a) nitty-gritty

(b) night owls

(c) scot-free

(d) scapegoat

(e) charley horse

Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Exp.  Option (b) is the correct choice. ‘night owls’ refers to someone who regularly stays up late at night, or who prefers to work at night. ‘nitty-gritty’ means the heart of the matter; the basic essentials; the harsh realities. ‘scot-free’ means Without incurring payment; or escaping without punishment. ‘scapegoat’ is the expression used for the one who is blamed or punished for the sins of others. ‘charley horse’ means Leg cramp or stiffness.

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