New Pattern English Quiz for upcoming IBPS & Insurance Mains Exams – Set 5

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DIRECTIONS (Qs.1-5): Five statements are given below, labelled a,
b, c, d and e. Among these, four statements are in logical order and form a
coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does
not fit into the theme of the passage.
1. (a) The reference was to
China, a country that has been courting Pakistan for several years through a
number of means including assistance in its nuclear programme.
(b) After the Uri attacks,
Pakistan’s special Kashmir envoy MushahidHussain Syed declared that the US was
a waning power, suggesting that Pakistan was seeking out other allies.
(c) The most important concern
relates to the possible conflict in Pakistan between votaries of economic
development and supporters of militancy.
(d) This corridor—which includes
road, rail and port infrastructure—is expected to allow China to avoid the
vulnerable Indian Ocean route currently used to transport oil from the Gulf.
(e) Of late, there has been much
talk of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that stretches from the
autonomous region of Xinjiang to the Gwadar port.
2. (a) India recently ratified
the Paris Agreement, assuring it a seat at the 55/55 table
(b) ratification by at least 55
countries and accounting for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions was required for the agreement to come into force
(c) where countries will
negotiate the mechanisms and provisions under the agreement.
(d) With the ratification, India
has demonstrated leadership in climate negotiations but left some with concerns
about signing an agreement without realizing its full implications.
(e) There are certain targets
India wants to achieve and to achieve that there is a need to allocate
mitigating burden among states and also prioritize adaptation efforts.
3. (a) Corporate Social
Responsibility has entered India’s legal corridors.
(b) Given the need for proper
legal help for a diverse section of society even the PM, in his address at the
Bar Council’s centenary celebrations earlier this year, urged lawyers to take
on more pro bono cases.
(c) Top law firms and lawyers are
doing pro bono so that they can give back to society.
(d) In India, traditionally, pro
bono legal work was carried out by lawyers who had dedicated themselves to helping
society.
(e) There are a number of
socially aware and generous souls who are increasingly lending their expertise
for pro bono work.
4. (a) A look at the historical
data on forecasts made by the IMF in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) reports seems
to suggest that optimism bias may be the bigger culprit.
(b) The large negative forecast
errors in the recession years skewed the historical averages.
(c) Over the past few years, the
growth forecasts made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have displayed
one consistent pattern
(d) the forecasts are rosy at the
start of the year, then revised downwards towards the end of the year, and the
actual estimates of real growth turn out to be even lower.
(e) Has predicting the fate of
the global economy become more difficult in a volatile post-crisis world, or
does the IMF suffer from an inherent optimism bias?
5. (a) India has 13 of the 20
most polluted cities in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
(b) The government should redouble
its efforts to combat climate change, which will naturally slash not just
greenhouse-gas emissions but particulates as well.
(c) Every year, more than half a
million people are estimated to die prematurely because of air pollution.
(d) While air quality tends to
worsen around this time of year as millions of Indians light firecrackers to
celebrate the Diwali festival, the problem isn’t limited by season or
geography.
(e) This week, air pollution in
New Delhi has been truly off the charts: Tiny particulates, which are
especially deadly, topped 999 micrograms per cubic meter—40 times what is
considered safe and beyond what the scale was designed to measure.
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DIRECTIONS (Qs. 6-10): Please select the most appropriate option,
out of the five options given for each of the following sentences, which, in
your view, should be grammatically and structurally correct. Please note that
the meaning & context of the sentence must not change.
6. (a) Although I already knew
the answer and he invited me to visit him often, since I just have seen her in
the square, I was never determined to yield this point.
(b) Although I have already known
the answer and he invited me to visit him often but since I just have seen her
in the square, I was not determined to yield this point.
(c) Although I knew the answer
already, and he has often invited me to visit him, since I just have seen her
in the square, I am never determined to yield this point.
(d) Although I already know the
answer and he often invited me to visit him , since I have just seen her in the
square, I am determined never to yield this point.
(e) None is correct.
7. (a) If I have enough money I
would have backpack around Europe. But unfortunately I was broken.
(b) If I have had enough money, I
would have done backpack around Europe. But, unfortunately I am broke.
(c) If I had enough money I would
backpack around Europe. But, unfortunately I am broke.
(d) If I have enough money I
would backpack around all over the Europe. But unfortunately I am broke.
(e) None is correct.
8. (a) The judges finally
distributed the awards among the most active children talking at length among
themselves.
(b) The judges finally
distributed the awards talking at length among themselves.
(c) The judges, talking at length
among themselves finally distributed the awards among the most active children.
(d) The judges distributed
finally talking at length among themselves the awards among the most active
children.
(e) None is correct.
9. (a) I have been ill for
fortnight and the Management and the school sports committee as well prefer to
elect me the Captain of school team. Initially I thought that it is only in a
fun but I was wrong.
(b) I had been ill for the
fortnight and the Management and the school sports committee preferred to elect
me the Captain of school team. Initially I thought that it was only in a fun
but I was wrong.
(c) I have been ill for a
fortnight and the Management as well as the school sports committee prefers to
elect me Captain of school team. Initially I thought that it was only in fun
but I was wrong.
(d) I was ill for fortnight thus
the Management as well as the school sports committee preferred to elect me the
Captain of school team. Initially I thought that it was only in a fun but I was
wrong.
(e) All are correct
10. (a) If you try to understand
the concept in the class you will not only remember it but also will not be
able to put to use while solving even the difficult exercises.
(b) If you tried to understand
the concept of the whole class, you will not only remember it, but also can put
to use while solving even the difficult exercises.
(c) If you tried to understand
the concept in the class, you would not only remember it but also can put it to
use while solving even the difficult exercises.
(d) If you tried to understand
the concept in the class, you would not only remember it but also could put it
to use while solving even the difficult exercises.
(e) None is correct.

Answers:

1. (c) This option deviates from
main line of thought which is centered round China-Pak developing relationship.
2. (e) This option deviates from
the Paris Agreement and India’s ratification.
3. (a) Logically Corporate Social
Responsibility does not fit with pro bono cases.
4. (e) This statement differs
from IMF’s optimism bias.
5. (b) The statement differs as
the logical sequence talks about pollution in Indian cities.
6. (e) None of the above sentence
is structurally and grammatically correct.
7. (c) If I had enough money I
would backpack around Europe. But, unfortunately I am broke.
8. (c) The judges, talking at
length among themselves finally distributed the awards among the most active
children.
9. (c) I have been ill for a
fortnight and the Management as well as the school sports committee prefers to
elect me Captain of school team.

10. (b) If you tried to
understand the concept of the whole class, you will not only remember it, but
also can put to use while solving even the difficult exercises.

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