English Quiz for SBI PO Mains 2016 – Set 2

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Directions (Q. 51-60): Read the
following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
The Constitution of India
(Article 19) gives the right to all citizens to “to move freely throughout the
territory of India; to reside and settle in any part of the territory of
India”. Which leads two main types of migration: first, internal migration,
i.e. migration within one country, and secondly international migration, which
means the movement from one country to another. The reasons for migration can
be divided into two main aspects, the so-called “push” and “pull” factors. Push
factors are those in their old place which force people to move. Pull factors
are factors in the target country which encourage people to move; these include
peace and safety, a chance of a better job, better education, social security,
a better standard of living in general as well as political and religious
freedom. Since the 1830s, international migration from India under British rule
comprised largely of unskilled workers from poorer socio-economic groups who
went to other colonized countries. Between 1834 and 1937, nearly 30 million
people left India and nearly four-fifths returned. Post-Independence, migrants
came from richer socio-economic groups, from wealthier parts of the country
and, with the exception of the large migration to the Middle East, went
industrialized. The migrant stream to the United States in particular has been
the most highly educated, both compared to other immigrants into the US, as
well as to other Indian migrant streams abroad. Since the 1990s, increasing
numbers of skilled emigrants from India have also been moving to Australia,
Canada, New Zealand and Singapore.
Migration of persons within
national borders is far greater in magnitude than migration across
international borders and has enormous
potential to contribute to economic prosperity, social cohesion and urban
diversity. Internal migration is an essential and inevitable component of the economic and social life of the
country, given regional imbalances and labour shortages, and safe migration
should be promoted to maximize its benefits. However, in the absence of a coherent policy framework and strategy,
migration imposes heavy costs on human development through poor labour
arrangements and working conditions of migrants, and obstacles in their access
to shelter, education, healthcare and food.
Migrants constitute a ‘floating’ and invisible population,
alternating between source and destination areas and remaining on the periphery
of society. In India, internal migration has been accorded very low priority by
the government, and policies of the Indian state have largely failed in
providing any form of legal or social protection to this vulnerable group.
1. What’s the main difference between push and pull factors of
migration ?
1) Push factors are conditions
that drives people to leave their homes, while pull factors attracts people to
a new area.
2) Push or pull factors that made
your family happy.
3) Push means a new home in a
different state, while pull means influence people to shift in new home.
4) Push and pull factors are
closely interrelated.
5) None of these
2. Most of the highly educated group of India has been migrated in
which of the following country as
in the passage?
1) China and U.S.A. 2) Australia
and Singapore 3) Canada and New zealand
4) Both 2 and 3 5) None of these
3. As given in the passage which type of migration does occur
frequently ?
1) Internal migration 2)
International migration 3) Step migration
4) Impelled migration 5) None of
4. What is the main reason behind internal migration?
1) Various social, economic or
political reasons.
2) This may be due to marriage
for work and moved with household.
3) For higher education
4) For expansion of business
5) None of these
5. Which of the following is true in the context of the passage ?
1) The maximum migration takes
place in the Eastern countries.
2) International migration is far
greater than internal migration.
3) Government of India is against
brain drain.
4) Migrants only came from richer
socio-economic groups.
5) None of these
Direction (6- 8) : Choose the word which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to
the word printed in bold as
used in
the passage.
6. Inevitable
1) Sure 2) Escapable 3)
Fortuitous 4) Unavoidable 5) Settled
7. Floating
1) Volatile 2) Fickle 3) Sunk 4)
Submerged 5) Flighty
8. Enormous
1) Ordinary 2) Common 3) Massive
4) Escapable 5) Irrational
Direction : (9 – 10) : Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in
meaning of the word printed in bold as
9. Vulnerable
1) Exposed 2) Accessible 3)
Sensitive 4) Buoyant 5) Safe
10. Coherent
1) Obscure 2) Comprehensible 3)
Guarded 4) Disorderly 5) Logical


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