English Quiz for IBPS Clerk & RBI Assistant Mains 2017 – 4 – Incoherent Sentences

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Four sentences are given below a,
b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent
paragraph/ passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit
into the sequence.
1. (a) Michael Hoffman, a poet and translator,
accepts this sorry fact without approval.
(c) He acknowledges too – in fact, he returns
to the point often – the best translators of poetry always fail at some level.
(b) Poetry typically follows some type of
pattern while prose does not follow any formal patterns of verse.
(d) In terms of the gap between worth and
rewards, translators come somewhere near nurses and street cleaners.
2. (b) Reservation should not exceed 50% for
the civil services for want of balance and efficiency.
(a) A common form of caste discrimination in
India has been the practice of untouchability.
(c) The number of aspirants to the civil
services in India is very large and they come from various socio-economic backgrounds.
(d) These aspirants come from both reserved and
unreserved category.
3. (d) Almost a century ago, when the father of
the modern automobile industry, Henry Ford, sold the first Model T car, he
decided that only the best would do for his customers.
(a) In October 2012, Toyota announced a recall
of 7.43 million vehicles worldwide to fix malfunctioning power window switches,
the largest recall since that of Ford Motor Company in 1996.
(b) And for over 90 years, this philosophy has
endured in the Ford Motor company.
(c) Thus a vehicle is ready for the customers
only, if it passes the Ford ‘Zero Defect Programme’.
4. (a) Because, if the manager’s subordinates
are inefficient and ineffective and are not helped to increase their efficiency
and effectiveness, the task may not be achieved.
(b) This must be just as true as the responsibility
for achieving his prescribed tasks.
(c) Dealing with employees who don’t respect
you or your authority can eventually make your job unbearable.
(d) It is often and that one of the prime
responsibilities of a manager is the training and development of his staff.
5. (b) Over the last decade, Australia and
India have set up Test cricket’s most absorbing rivalry.
(d) Every champion needs a counterpoint;
legacies, defined referentially, draw from the dynamic between world-beater and
(c) It was tough but India outperformed most of
the teams in all three departments of the game in the last two years.
(a) India, thanks to its natural style of calm
aggressive cricket, its distinctive ability to play at the level of the opposition,
and the confluence of some of the finest cricketers in the contemporary game,
fulfilled this role of contender.

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6. (c) Early in August, as his jeep wound its
way through the piles of burning tires that angry protestors had used to
barricade the road from Srinagar airport into the city, former Chief Minister
Farooq Abdullah, turned to a journalist sitting next to him with a smile on his
(b) “So,” he said, “Are you here
to write another article about how I don’t know how to run a government?”
(a) More likely than not, Dr. Abdullah’s
leadership – or that of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President, his
son Omar Abdullah – will soon be put to the test.
(d) The three time chief minister of Jammu
& Kashmir asserted that only dialogue can bring peace in the valley.
7. (a) A nation has gone against its historical
(d) The single undeniable aspect of Obama’s
legacy is that he demonstrated that a black man can become president of the
United States.
(b) Risen above its worst prejudices in one,
emotional incandescent moment.
(c) Well, at least partly, and for a while
Americans have voted in larger numbers than they have in decades, perhaps ever.
8. (d) This is the time of the year when people
go out and shop for their winter wear.
(b) But it seems economic recession has hit the
fashion industry as well.
(a) We haven’t seen exclusive fashion shows
from big designers this winter.
(c) Winters for the past two years have been
among the warmest, during December to March, in north India that heavily impacted
sales of winter clothing by almost 30%.
9. (b) After all, a story told on the large
screen inevitably differs from that told on the small screen.
(c) This critical difference has an impact on
viewership in terms of age, income and occupation.
(a) In this, the age of multimedia, we have to
train ourselves to understand that as a rule, the medium is the message.
(d) In any play you’ve got to know what’s going
on around you so you can hear your cue to give a line or move in the scene.
10. (d) The size of the carbon footprint of
nations in the developing world has again come in for serious international
(c) The failed mission of Copenhagen is the
immediate cause of the resumption of this debate.
(b) While the main triggers of the debate are
economic, social and cultural factors also have a major role to play.
(a) There are both
natural and human sources of carbon
dioxide emissions.

Answers & Explanations:

1. (b) ‘The difference between prose and poetry’ has no mention
in other sentences; hence, b is an odd sentence.
2. (a) Sentence a does not match with the core issue of the
paragraph, so, excluded.
3. (a) The statement a seems to be unfit into the paragraph;
so, excluded.
4. (c) Sentence c does not match with the paragraph; hence,
5. (c) Statement c does not seem to belong to the paragraph.
6. (d) Statement d is not the part of the conversation
between the chief minister and reporter.
7. (d) The statement which talks of Obama’s legacy does not
seem to be the part of the paragraph.
8. (c) Statement c talks of the winter season and not winter
wear; hence, odd sentence.
9. (d) Statement d does not match with other three sentences
and is excluded.

10. (a) Sentence a talks of the sources of carbon dioxide
emissions which does not fit into the paragraph.


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