SBI PO Prelims English Language Quiz – 69

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 Reasoning Ability 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.

Direction (1-5): Which of the phrase/ word from the options (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (e) i.e., “No correction required” as the answer.


  1. When the police started asking questions, the suspect clammed up.

(a) camped down

(b) clamped up

(c) clam out

(d) clamed off

(e) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. e

Exp. Clam up means to refuse to speak.


  1. The implication is that these may be black funds and they are to be tracked and the people

behind them will be caught.

(a) are on track

(b) is being tracked

(c) have been tracked

(d) are being tracked

(e) No improvement is required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp. “are being tracked” is the correct phrase replacement.


  1. I must look after my French before going to Paris next month.

(a) brush in for

(b) catch up

(c) brush up on

(d) bring in on

(e) No Correction Required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. c

Exp. brush up on means to improve, refresh one’s knowledge of something


  1. If this is freedom of speech, then it must been curtailed immediately.

(a) have being curtailing

(b) must be curtailed
(c) must have been curtailed
(d) have been curtailed
(e) No correction required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Exp. Curtail means reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.


  1. India has suffered from terrorism. So has Pakistan. And it turns out, now the first world too is not immune.

(a) turning out to
(b) it turns to
(c) it turned out to be
(d) it turning out
(e) No improvement required

Answer & Explanation
Ans. e

Exp. The sentence is grammatically correct.


Direction (6-10): There are two different sentences with a blank space in each question. Choose the word from the given options which fits into both the blanks appropriately without altering their meanings.


  1. (1) The only difficulty in this ______________ is to secure debtors that will not die.

(2) She was in a state of rare contentment, an _____________ to the gaiety that was hers by nature.






(e)None of the above

Answer & Explanation
Ans. a

Exp. Accretion means a thing formed or added by gradual growth or increase.


  1. (1) He issued what was in reality an _________________ proclamation, which President Lincoln was compelled to modify.

(2) Friction increased between the races at the South after ___________________.







Answer & Explanation
Ans. e

Exp. Emancipation means the fact or process of being set free from legal, social, or political restrictions; liberation.


  1. (1) It was feared that there could be a __________________ unsettling of established governments and a new political order could come into being, oriented away from the traditional leadership of the region.

(2) On the other hand, __________________ emigration was not sufficient to remove the evil.







Answer & Explanation
Ans. b

Exp. Wholesale means done on a large scale; extensive.


  1. (1) The French President Emmanuel Macron’s new centrist party is ______________ poised for a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections.

(2) The opinion of parliament on two other questions during the session was, ______________, influenced by events in France.






(e)All of the above

Answer & Explanation
Ans. e

Exp. All the given options fit into the blanks appropriately as all four words mean the same i.e. so as to give the impression of having a certain quality; apparently.


  1. (1) Parliament takes pride in asserting the supremacy of the institution, at times even ignoring what it perceives as judicial _______________ in its functioning.

(2) It would have been enough to have cured the whole Roxburghe Club from _______________ with libraries and books forever and ever.







Answer & Explanation
Ans. d

Exp. Meddling means interfering in something that is not one’s concern.


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