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SBI Clerk Prelims English Questions (Day-11)

Dear students, The State Bank of India conducts a two-tier examination to recruit Clerks (Junior Associates) at regular intervals. Thus, the English Language plays a crucial role in sailing through all the stages of SBI Clerk exam. Here is a quiz on the English Language to let you practice the latest pattern English Questions for SBI Clerk 2019-20.



Directions (1-5): Below in each question some phrases are given. Find the phrase which is not really contributing to the main theme of the sentence or find out the odd phrase and rearrange the remaining phrases to make a coherent sentence. If the given phrases are correct in order already then choose option (e). If the correct sequence is the one which is not given then choose option (d) as your choice. 



Q1. Humans are (A)/ fundamentally virtuous, (B)/ and it is the hierarchy that separates us (C)/ but then they adopt a hierarchy of virtues, (D)/ who could bring together people (E)

DEAC
BCED
ABDC
None of these
No error
Solution:
The correct order of the phrases is ABDC making the sentence meaningful. Phrase (E) does not provide any meaning with respect to the other phrases and hence is irrelevant here. Phrases (D) and (C) can easily be identified as interlinked as they can be easily connected using the conjunction “and”. Hence option (c) is the correct choice to be made.
Humans are fundamentally virtuous, but then they adopt a hierarchy of virtues, and it is the hierarchy that separates us.”

Q2. in road construction mandatory (A)/ to increase the recycling rates, (B)/ in 2015, the central government made (C)/ to the problem of plastic waste (D)/ the use of plastic waste (E)
DEAC
BCEA
ABDC
None of these
No error
Solution:
The correct order of the phrases is BCEA making the sentence meaningful. Phrase (D) does not provide any meaning with respect to the other phrases and hence is irrelevant here. Phrases (C) and (E) can easily be identified as interlinked as phrase (C) indicates a move by the government while phrase (E) mentions that move. Hence option (b) is the correct choice to be made.
To increase the recycling rates, in 2015, the central government made the use of plastic waste in road construction mandatory.”

Q3. A constant criticism has been the lament that, (A)/ while the decline in consumption poverty has been large, (B)/ the improvement in social indicators (C)/ like education and mortality (D)/ has not been as commendable (E)
DEAC
BCEA
ABDC
None of these
No error
Solution:
The given sentence is making complete sense and doesn’t require any further changes or restructuring. All clauses are contributing an error free sentence. Hence, option (e) is the appropriate choice.
A constant criticism has been the lament that, while the decline in consumption poverty has been large, the improvement in social indicators like education and mortality has not been as commendable.”

Q4. on lending to groups and companies(A)/ it was RBI’s very lenient rules (B)/ that was responsible for the large loan losses (C)/ this paper has been arguing that (D)/ from over-lending to the wrong borrowers (E)
DBAC
BCEA
ABDC
None of these
No error
Solution:
The correct order of the phrases is DBAC making the sentence meaningful. Phrase (E) does not provide any meaning with respect to the other phrases and hence is irrelevant here. Phrases (D) and (B) can easily be identified as interlinked as phrase (D) indicates that a paper has been released, while phrase (B) mentions the content of the paper. Hence option (a) is the correct choice to be made.
This paper has been arguing that it was RBI’s very lenient rules on lending to groups and companies that was responsible for the large loan losses.

Q5. she is entitled to receive treatment (A)/ falls sick in Uttar Pradesh (UP), (B)/ requisite payment for the services availed (C)/ in any of the empanelled hospitals in UP (D)/ if a beneficiary from Jharkhand (E)
DBAC
BCEA
ABDC
None of these
No error
Solution:
The correct order of the phrases is EBAD making the sentence meaningful. Phrase (C) does not provide any meaning with respect to the other phrases and hence is irrelevant here. Phrases (A) and (D) can easily be identified as interlinked. Since none of the given options provide the required sequence, option (d) is the correct choice to be made.
If a beneficiary from Jharkhand falls sick in Uttar Pradesh (UP), she is entitled to receive treatment in any of the empanelled hospitals in UP.”

Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below. 



(A) It also excels in bringing to the forefront a bunch of ‘character actors’ who make every bit of their screen time memorable.

(B) A new crop of Hindi films is, however, attempting to change that portrayal.


(C) Very few received an independent storyline or back story unless it impacted the hero or the heroine of the film. 


(D) For a very long time, Hindi cinema used character actors as comic relief, or they essayed prototypical aunts, uncles, parents or friends.


(E) In this context, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy stands out for many reasons: its nuanced storytelling and effort in finding other stories of Dharavi beyond the known and the obvious.


(F) In many recent films, ‘character actors’ successfully eclipsed the main lead and attracted more attention for their performance.



Q6. Which of the following should be the first sentence after rearrangement?

B
D
A
E
C
Solution:
The passage above discusses some recent changes where hindi films now show that ‘character actors’ no longer have a secondary status. To put forward these changes, the writer has used the context of Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, which will enable new story telling in hindi films.
Arranging the sentences given above logically will give the following arrangement:
(D) For a very long time, Hindi cinema used character actors as comic relief, or they essayed prototypical aunts, uncles, parents or friends.
(C) Very few received an independent storyline or back story unless it impacted the hero or the heroine of the film.
(B) A new crop of Hindi films is, however, attempting to change that portrayal.
(F) In many recent films, ‘character actors’ successfully eclipsed the main lead and attracted more attention for their performance.
(E) In this context, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy stands out for many reasons: its nuanced storytelling and effort in finding other stories of Dharavi beyond the known and the obvious.
(A) It also excels in bringing to the forefront a bunch of ‘character actors’ who make every bit of their screen time memorable.
Therefore, the correct sequence of sentences will be DCBFEA.
Hence, the correct answer is option (b).

Q7. Which of the following should be the third sentence after rearrangement?
A
D
F
B
C
Solution:
The passage above discusses some recent changes where hindi films now show that ‘character actors’ no longer have a secondary status. To put forward these changes, the writer has used the context of Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, which will enable new story telling in hindi films.
Arranging the sentences given above logically will give the following arrangement:
(D) For a very long time, Hindi cinema used character actors as comic relief, or they essayed prototypical aunts, uncles, parents or friends.
(C) Very few received an independent storyline or back story unless it impacted the hero or the heroine of the film.
(B) A new crop of Hindi films is, however, attempting to change that portrayal.
(F) In many recent films, ‘character actors’ successfully eclipsed the main lead and attracted more attention for their performance.
(E) In this context, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy stands out for many reasons: its nuanced storytelling and effort in finding other stories of Dharavi beyond the known and the obvious.
(A) It also excels in bringing to the forefront a bunch of ‘character actors’ who make every bit of their screen time memorable.
Therefore, the correct sequence of sentences will be DCBFEA.
Hence, the correct answer is option (d).

Q8. Which of the following should be the fourth sentence after rearrangement?
B
E
F
C
D
Solution:
The passage above discusses some recent changes where hindi films now show that ‘character actors’ no longer have a secondary status. To put forward these changes, the writer has used the context of Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, which will enable new story telling in hindi films.
Arranging the sentences given above logically will give the following arrangement:
(D) For a very long time, Hindi cinema used character actors as comic relief, or they essayed prototypical aunts, uncles, parents or friends.
(C) Very few received an independent storyline or back story unless it impacted the hero or the heroine of the film.
(B) A new crop of Hindi films is, however, attempting to change that portrayal.
(F) In many recent films, ‘character actors’ successfully eclipsed the main lead and attracted more attention for their performance.
(E) In this context, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy stands out for many reasons: its nuanced storytelling and effort in finding other stories of Dharavi beyond the known and the obvious.
(A) It also excels in bringing to the forefront a bunch of ‘character actors’ who make every bit of their screen time memorable.
Therefore, the correct sequence of sentences will be DCBFEA.
Hence, the correct answer is option (c).

Q9. Which of the following should be the last sentence after rearrangement?
D
F
A
B
C
Solution:
The passage above discusses some recent changes where hindi films now show that ‘character actors’ no longer have a secondary status. To put forward these changes, the writer has used the context of Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, which will enable new story telling in hindi films.
Arranging the sentences given above logically will give the following arrangement:
(D) For a very long time, Hindi cinema used character actors as comic relief, or they essayed prototypical aunts, uncles, parents or friends.
(C) Very few received an independent storyline or back story unless it impacted the hero or the heroine of the film.
(B) A new crop of Hindi films is, however, attempting to change that portrayal.
(F) In many recent films, ‘character actors’ successfully eclipsed the main lead and attracted more attention for their performance.
(E) In this context, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy stands out for many reasons: its nuanced storytelling and effort in finding other stories of Dharavi beyond the known and the obvious.
(A) It also excels in bringing to the forefront a bunch of ‘character actors’ who make every bit of their screen time memorable.
Therefore, the correct sequence of sentences will be DCBFEA.
Hence, the correct answer is option (c).

Q10. Which of the following should be the second sentence after rearrangement?
C
A
B
D
E
Solution:
The passage above discusses some recent changes where hindi films now show that ‘character actors’ no longer have a secondary status. To put forward these changes, the writer has used the context of Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, which will enable new story telling in hindi films.
Arranging the sentences given above logically will give the following arrangement:
(D) For a very long time, Hindi cinema used character actors as comic relief, or they essayed prototypical aunts, uncles, parents or friends.
(C) Very few received an independent storyline or back story unless it impacted the hero or the heroine of the film.
(B) A new crop of Hindi films is, however, attempting to change that portrayal.
(F) In many recent films, ‘character actors’ successfully eclipsed the main lead and attracted more attention for their performance.
(E) In this context, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy stands out for many reasons: its nuanced storytelling and effort in finding other stories of Dharavi beyond the known and the obvious.
(A) It also excels in bringing to the forefront a bunch of ‘character actors’ who make every bit of their screen time memorable.
Therefore, the correct sequence of sentences will be DCBFEA.
Hence, the correct answer is option (a).

Directions (11-15): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below. 



(A) Like Gandhi’s mantra of swarajya, Modi has turned Swachh Bharat into a mass movement, a jan andolan that you cannot quarrel with whatever your political stripe.

(B) The smartest thing Prime Minister Narendra Modi did was to hitch the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) to the aura of Mahatma Gandhi.


(C) Modi has also been a constant communicator about Swachh Bharat in his speeches.


(D) From its official launch at Raj Ghat on Gandhi Jayanti 2014, the Clean India message has been omnipresent and relentless.


(E) Gandhi spoke and wrote prolifically, using his magazines Navajivan, Harijan and Young India, postcards, letters and telegrams.


(F) He also has the power of social media, and a Swachh Bharat app so you can take pictures of dirt and garbage that are geo-spatially tagged and hopefully cleaned up.




Q11. Which of the following would be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?

A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
The correct sequence of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph is BDAECF. Hence, option (a) is the most suitable answer choice.

Q12. Which of the following would be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
The correct sequence of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph is BDAECF. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.

Q13. Which of the following would be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
A
E
C
D
F
Solution:
The correct sequence of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph is BDAECF. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.

Q14. Which of the following would be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
A
B
C
F
E
Solution:
The correct sequence of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph is BDAECF. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.

Q15. Which of the following would be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
A
B
C
D
E
Solution:
The correct sequence of the sentences to form a coherent paragraph is BDAECF. Hence, option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.

               





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