English Quiz on Theme based (New Pattern) questions for SBI PO 2017

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English Quiz on Theme based (New Pattern) questions for SBI PO 2017
Direction (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 Income-Tax Investigation Commission formed just after World War II was the first disclosure scheme while the penultimate was the controversial Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme of 1998.
b) The aim of IDS 2016 is not to garner taxes but to make Indian businesses compliant with the new reality -a transparent balance sheet.

c) You cannot get a bank loan or persuade an investor to invest in your business unless you can show them an asset which you aim to exploit.
d) It does not put a habitually honest taxpayer in a disadvantageous position vis-Ã -vis a newly honest tax payer.
e) Income from corruption cannot be declared under IDS. So, corrupt government servants cannot avail themselves of the benefit of IDSs.
2.
a) From an analysis of more than 1,000 students, researchers found that children exposed to harsh parenting were more likely to engage in delinquency and other negative behaviours as teenagers, which was associated with lower educational achievement.
b) The negative implications of harsh parenting - generally defined as shouting, hitting, or making physical or abusive threats as a form of punishment - on the psychosocial behaviour of offspring.
c) Earlier a study showed that harsh parenting associated with greater risk of emotional and behavioural problems in offspring
d) There are a number of interventions that might improve the educational attainment of youths who are subject to harsh parenting.
e) Negative implications may include turning to peers in unhealthy ways, which may lead to increased aggression, as well as early sexual behaviour at the expense of long-term goals such as education.
3.
a) The demonetization policy will help India to become corruption-free.
b) The sudden announcement of the demonization of the currency has caused huge inconvenience to the people.
c) Those indulging in taking bribe will refrain from corrupt practices as it will be hard for them to keep their unaccounted cash.
d) Those individuals who have unaccounted cash are now required to show income and submit PAN for any valid financial transactions.
e) The move will stop funding to the unlawful activities that are thriving due to unaccounted cash flow.
4.
a) Bullying in the schools has negative effects on individual students and on the school climate as a whole.
b) Bullying can cause long-term problems for both the victims of bullying and the bullies themselves.
c) Bullying is any behavior that is initiated by one or more students against a victim or victims that causes physical or psychological intimidation.
d) Students who have close ties with their parents or who have overprotective parents are more likely to be victimized by bullies.
e) The method to discipline a child through corporal punishment was first practiced during the medieval period and is old-fashioned.
5.
a) The last few years have witnessed an explosion of growth opportunities for women in industry.
b) Decision making is important for personality development.
c) Today more and more women have a chance to walk the competitive edge.
d) They are proving that their abilities are at par with, if not better than, those of their male colleagues.
e) They are beginning to storm the traditionally male bastions of management.
Directions (6 – 10): In each of the following questions, a statement and five choices are given. Select from among the choices, the most logical complement and mark its number as your answer.
6. Facilities in the village hospital are insufficient and outdated.
a) So we are going to take the patient back home.
b) We will take our patient home and complain to the authorities.
c) We will immediately take the patient to a better hospital.
d) We will wait silently until the hospital gets improved.
e) We will demand for a better hospital in the village.
7. Electric supply failed and the fans in the office stood still.
a) Children playing outside did not feel any heat.
b) It was a hot season and there was no wind.
c) The staff had a lot of work to finish.
d) Urgent arrangement was made to start a stand-by generator.
e) During the summer season electric supply is very erratic.
8. The author’s new book was widely accepted by the common people but it angered those in power.
a) The book was acclaimed for the political criticism it contained.
b) The author has employed all his power of observation to prepare the book.
c) People in the Gulf countries arranged a number of meetings to welcome him.
d) To secure a valid passport the author had to force a lot of political intervention.
e) The author’s new book is not available in any of the book shops.
9. The Indian System is witnessing the rise of freshly generated wealth which are legitimate earnings.
a) The boom in the software sector contributes to a great extent to the economic prosperity of the country.
b) The software boom is changing the profile of the country in the new millennium.
c) Although India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the specter of huge government expenditure looms large.
d) The country’s demographic profile would change with the list of rich households going up.
e) The country’s economic progress depends only on the literate population.
10. The earthquake rendered many people homeless.
a) Builders of several apartments were penalized by the government.
b) Several non-governmental organizations came forward to help the quake victims.
c) The earthquake was so sudden that people were caught unawares.
d) The intensity of the earth quake was so severe that there was large scale devastation.
e) The aftershocks of the earthquake are adding to their problems.
Answer:
1. C) All the statements except statement ‘c’ are about the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) which is to make business more transparent. It’s about mortgaging assets for a bank loan.
2. D) All the statements except ‘D’ show the bad effect of harsh parenting on different aspects.
3. B) Except B, all other sentences talk about the positive effects of demonetization. Sentence B talks about the negative effect of demonetization.
4. E) The central theme of the passage is bullying. However, sentence E talks about corporal punishment. Hence it does not fit into the theme of the passage.
5. B) Except B all other sentences talk about development of women in industry. B talks about personality development hence does not fit into the theme.
6. C) We will immediately take the patient to a better hospital. Since facilities are not good enough for the treatment, patient should be taken at better hospital for treatment.
7. D) Since electric supply was irregular; hence Urgent arrangement was made to start a stand-by generator.
8. A) the book was acclaimed for the political criticism it contained.
9. A) The boom in the software sector contributes to a great extent to the economic prosperity of the country.
10. B) Several non-governmental organizations came forward to help the quake victims.