English Quiz on phrase connectors for SBI PO 2017 (New Pattern)

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English Quiz on phrase connectors for SBI PO 2017 (New Pattern)
Directions (1 – 10): Select the phrase/connector from the given three options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.
Pick out the option which when used to start a sentence combines both the above sentences in one.
1. Alice carefully reviewed the job offers she had received. Afterwards, she chose the one with the best remuneration.
A) Choosing the best remuneration
B) After
C) On careful review of
a) Only A
b) Only B
c) Only C
d) Only B and C
e) None of these

2. Over 12 million people signed a petition calling for the project to be halted. Alarms were triggered by the revelation of its harmful effects on the environment. 
A) The harmful effects
B) Signing the petition
C) Alarms triggered by
a) Only A
b) Only B
c) Only C
d) Only A and C
e) None of these
3. A deal for Unilever would be the largest takeover ever in the food or beverage industry. This would surpass the Anheuser-Busch In Bev SA’s purchase last year of SABMiller.
A) The largest takeover
B) Surpassing
C) In the food or beverage industry
a) Only A
b) Only B
c) Only C
d) Only A and B
e) None of these
4. America was a booming and confident country. It was little troubled by the growth of Chinese industry or by off-shoring jobs to India.
A) America booming and confident
B) The growth of Chinese Industry
C) Trouble to the America
a) Only A
b) Only B
c) Only C
d) Only C and B
e) All the above
5. Climate change is the greatest crisis that human beings, as a species, have ever faced. Yet, it is largely absent from the arts.
A) Despite
B) Apart from
C) As though
a) Only A
b) Only B
c) Only C
d) Only C and B
e) All the above
6. Doctors are now of the opinion that we can only be healthy if we eat a healthy diet. They advise that fruits and vegetables should be made an indispensable part of our daily food intake because these have the ability to prevent cancer.
A) According to
B) As expected by
C) Though
a) Only A
b) Only B
c) Only C
d) Both (A) and (B)
e) Both (B) and (C)
7. A short film and documentary competition will be held by The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. The aim is to bring back Indianness to Indian cinema.
A) The Swayamsewak Sangh……
B) With an aim……
C) Held by The…..
a) Only A
b) Only B
c) Only C
d) Both (B) and (C)
e) Both (A) and (B)
8. As the gold prices moved upwards over the past one week, gold buying has picked up in India. India is the second largest consumer of gold.
A) Gold buying has picked……
B) India is the second……
C) Moved upwards over…….
a) Only (A)
b) Only (B)
c) Only (C)
d) Both (A) and (C)
e) None
9. 28 persons were killed in a gun battle last June at Mathura’s Jawaharbagh Park. On Thursday, The Allahabad High Court ordered a CBI probe into this incident.
A) The Allahabad High Court…..
B) A CBI Probe…..
C) 28 persons were killed…..
a) Only (A)
b) Only (B) and (C)
c) Only (A) and (B)
d) Only (C)
e) Only (B)
10. Sudhin Mathur has been elevated to the post of MD of Motorola Mobility India by Lenovo Mobile Business Group. The company has also inducted him as a full time director on the Motorola Mobility board of India.
A) Lenovo Mobile Business Group has…..
B) Despite elevating Sudhin…..
C) Inducting Sudhin as a full…..
a) Only (A)
b) Only (B)
c) Only (C)
d) Both (A) and (B)
e) None
Answers:
1. B) “Afterwards” is the hint here. We find that Alice first reviewed the job offers she had received and then chose the one with the best remuneration. Hence, after is the correct option.
New Sentence: After carefully reviewing the job offers she had received, Alice chose the one with the best remuneration.
2. C) Here the cause of signing the petition is the revelation of the project’s harmful effects that triggered an alarm. So it is this alarm that led people to action. Hence, C is the correct choice
New Sentence: Alarms triggered by the revelation of the Project’s harmful effects on the environment has led over 12 million people to sign a petition calling for its halt.
3. B) We find that the Unilever deal is being compared with the SABMiller deal which is the largest takeover until now. The deal for Unilever would surpass this deal and thus become the largest takeover ever in the food or beverage industry. Surpassing the previous deal is the important idea here. Hence B is the correct option.
New Sentence: Surpassing the Anheuser-Busch In Bev SA’s purchase last year of SABMiller, Unilever's deal would be the largest takeover ever in the food or beverage industry.
4. A) The sentence talks about the America’s confidence and boom but it was in trouble by the growth of Chinese industry or by off-shoring jobs to India. So, ‘America booming and confident’ is a very suitable response for the sentence.
New sentence: America, booming and confident, was little troubled by the growth of Chinese industry or by off-shoring jobs to India.
5. A) The first statement suggests, climate change to be the greatest human crisis and the second statement points out that despite being a big crisis, climate change has never been the topic for writers. Hence, option (A) can be used to combine the sentences.
New sentence: Despite being the greatest crisis that human beings,as a species, have ever faced, climate change is still largely absent from the arts.
6. A) Both the statements suggests the opinion of doctors. Hence the sentence can begin with “According to doctors…..”.
New sentence: According to the doctors, fruits and vegetables should be made an indispensable part of our daily food intake due to their ability to prevent cancer as we can only be healthy if we eat a healthy diet.
7. E) From (i) : The Swayamsewak Sangh will hold a short film and documentary competition to bring back Indianness to Indian cinema.
(ii) With an aim to bring back Indianness to Indian cinema,a short film and documentary competition will be held by The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh 
8. A) From (i): Gold buying has picked up in India, the second largest consumer of gold, as prices moved upwards over the past one week.
9. C) From (i): The Allahabad High Court on Thursday ordered a CBI Probe into the Mathura’s Jawaharbagh Park incident in which 28 persons were killed in a gun battle last June.
From (ii): A CBI Probe has been ordered by The Allahabad High Court on Thursday, into the Mathura’s Jawaharbagh Park incident in which 28 persons were killed in a gun battle last June.
10. A) From (i): Lenovo Mobile Business Group has elevated Sudhin Mathur to the post of managing director of Motorola Mobility India and also inducted him as a full-time director on the Motorola Mobility board in India.