Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for SBI Clerk 2018 Prelims examination based on Idioms & Para Jumble.
In each of the question given below an underlined idiom/phrase is given which is then followed by five options which then tries to decipher its meaning as used in the sentence. Choose the option which gives the meaning of the phrase most appropriately in context of the given sentence.
1. The enemy surrendered like a lamb to our advancing soldiers.
(B) Without resistance
2. Formerly our country flowed with milk and honey.
3. The police came in the nick of time.
(A) After time.
(C) Before time.
(D) Just in time.
4. He made undue haste and was in the soup for his utter rashness.
(A) In serious difficulties.
(B) In danger
(C) In lag
(D) Indifferent to
5. He cared only for the loaves and fishes of office.
(A) Good food
(B) Personal gains
(C) Financial turnover
7. (A)It has been a feature of every home and office, even those occupied by people who do not actually read books, as a symbol of civilization and good taste, as well as intellectual curiosity.
(B)The library has served as yet another symbol of man’s intellectual progression and need to learn and enjoy.
(C) At least some modest stand of books can be (or could be) found in almost any drug store or grocery store, even in a small community such as ours.
(D) The book has always been with us, ever since Mr. Gutenberg gave this gift of learning and pleasure to the world in 1439.
8.(A) When I discuss narrative fiction with my students I first present to them a quote by the Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, a recent Nobel laureate in Literature.
(B)He called fiction “a necessary lie.” This is a provocative statement, perhaps one contradictory to our basic moral standards, since we have been brought up from childhood to believe that lying is bad behavior.
(C)Upon reflection, however, Vargas Llosa’s description makes sense.
(D)I discovered the quote many years ago in a collection of his essays entitled A Writer’s Reality.
9. (A)This is a considerably large problem when dealing with digital technology. Digital information is not a three dimension tangible object.
(B)New technology is often flawed and taken advantage of by individuals who know how to manipulate it.
(C)When new technology is invented, it is sometimes distributed to a society that might not be ready for it.
(D) Few corporations consider this and are only interested in spreading their product to the consumer as soon as possible.
10. (A)Sprinkled throughout the bar were a variety of entertainment newspapers, some magazines and at least one person was reading a book in the relative solitude of a corner.
(B)The room featured eight television sets, three of them nearly theatre size, with no two featuring the same show.
(C) People talked with others around them.
(D)There were a few sporting events, CNN Headline News on one, at least two different music videos, while a number of the sets were broadcasting an interactive trivia game played by patrons on small portable keyboards.