English Quiz for SBI PO 2015-16 – Set 1

Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. We are kicking off English Quizzes for SBI PO 2015-16. Now, these questions might seem easy for many, but we cannot raise the bar than this.

Directions for
questions 1 to 5: Each of the following sentences are divided into parts, which
are marked (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e). One of these parts may contain an error
or may not be acceptable in standard written communication. Select the part
containing the error and mark it your answer (a), (b),(c) or (d) if no error
then (e).

1. (a) It is said
that /( b) the state of his affairs/(c) are such as to cause anxiety/(d) to his
creditors like me.(e) No Error
2. (a) When
Gayatri said that /(b) she is coming to see me the next day /(c) I wondered
/(d) what problems she would bring. (e) No Error
3. (a) You must
know/(b) who Akbar was/(c) even if you have no/(d) special liking to history. (e)
No Error
4. (a) No less
than / (b) twenty persons /(c) were killed in / (d) the air crash. (e) No Error
5. (a) In
India/(b) malnutrition is/(c) the cause / (d) for many diseases. (e) No Error

Directions for
questions 6 to 10: Each of these questions has a sentence which has two blanks.
Choose the pair of words among the given options that will meaningfully fit the

6. The columnist was
almost ____ when he mentioned his friends but he was unpleasant and even
____ when he discussed people who irritated
(a) recalcitrant, sarcastic
(b) reverential, acrimonious
(c) sensitive, remorseful
(d) insipid, militant
(e) joyous, apathetic
7. The meaning of this
ine seems clear: The poet, though not denigrating the concept of _______, nonetheless emphasizes the importance of
man’s role in humanity in the ________ .
(a) independence, abstract
(b) community, extreme
(c) unity, synthesis
(d) individuality, aggregate
(e) capitalism, world

8. Although Shakespeare
received little formal education, scholars have in recent years______ the view

that he was_______the work of classical
(a) substantiated, unimpressed by
(b) eroded, obsessed by
(c) supported, oblivious to
(d) undermined, unfamiliar with
(e) declined, unethical to

9. As a staunch
________of our right to leisure time, Krishna had few________ .
(a) proponent, friends
(b) advocate, defenders
(c) disciple, rivals
(d) defender, equals
(e) avenger, foes

10. Ideas _____ to us
and gradually ________ into behaviour.
(a) happen, occur
(b) Strike, form
(c) occur, coalesce
(d) shape, recede
(e) come alive, decline

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