English Quiz (New Pattern) for SBI PO

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English Quiz (New Pattern) for SBI PO 
1. Four statements are given below, labelled a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit the sequence.
(a) Ontology has frequently been understood as the theory of the ultimate classes of existents or entities and of characteristics of and structures that belong to all entities merely as such.
(b) Understood in these way acts of human cognition, for example, like all other events, obviously fall within the domain of ontology.
(c) There are thus also certain special or regional ontology, which attempt to exhibit the essential characteristics and structures peculiar to the members of each of the ultimate classes of entities of minds (and mental acts), physical bodies, and so on.
(d) But even given this it is still not strictly true, as Gustav Bergmann has often said, that “… epistemology is but the ontology of the knowing situation.
(e) All sentences are in logical order
2. Four statements are given below, labelled a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit the sequence.
(a) The discovery of the giant planet has puzzled the astronomers, effectively throwing a wrench in planet formation theories.
(b) Planets close to their stars, like Earth, coalesce from small asteroid-like bodies born in the primordial disk of dust and gas that surrounds a forming star.
(c) An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, discovered the planet HD 106906 b around a Sun-like star.
(d) This system is especially fascinating because no model of either planet or star formation fully explains what we see, said Vanessa Bailey, who led the research.
(e) All sentences are in logical order
3. Four statements are given below, labelled a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit the sequence.
(a) Governments, city-planners and conservationists can work together to predict and plan in advance for urbanizations threats to nature.
(b) According to the report, humans are building the equivalent of a city the size of Vancouver every week.
(c) Having information on cities impacts to these endangered species and protected areas enables planners to shape the growth of cities before its too late, and to implement more sustainable urban planning.
(d) However, a lack of funding, especially in developing countries, may prevent the implementation of smart-growth plans.
(e) All sentences are in logical order
4. Four statements are given below, labelled a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit the sequence.
(a) Philosophers and seers since long have mull over fundamental questions regarding our existence.
(b) Is our existence a random event in evolution or is there a greater principle in life with meaning and purpose?
(c) The Upanishads say, neti, neti” – not this, not this that the true meaning of life is that some-thing which is beyond our intellectual grasp, as it perhaps lies in the stillness beyond the workings of the mind.
(d) This inquiry has served as catalyst for evolution of ideas, philosophical and scientific quests, and a trigger for some of the greatest spiritual odysseys.
(e) All sentences are in logical order
5. Four statements are given below, labelled a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit the sequence.
(a) This can be or may not be the only way.
(b) By holding onto resentment, all you are doing is continuing and intensifying your own sadness.
(c) Learn to let things go, especially those which are unchangeable and that are in the past.
(d) This feeling will eat at you from the inside and cause stress.
(e) All sentences are in logical order
6. Four statements are given below, labelled a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit the sequence.
(a) Corporate Social Responsibility has entered Indias legal corridors.
(b) In India, traditionally, pro bono legal work was carried out by lawyers who had dedicated themselves to helping society.
(c) Top law firms and lawyers are doing pro bono so that they can give back to society.
(d) There are a number of socially aware and generous souls who are increasingly lending their expertise for pro bono work.
(e) All sentences are in logical order
7. Four statements are given below, labelled a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit the sequence.
(a) Commuters today are more likely to be plugged into their phones, scrolling content compressed for our lowered attention spans.
(b) Penguin India has introduced Esingles, digital downloads described as byte-sized stories easily completed in the course of a daily commute or lunch hour.
(c) The internet has created new demands on our time and a stream of alerts, updates and tweets leave us impatient with the long-winded.
(d) As information is pared down, it seemed unlikely books would be left behind, so its no surprise that byte-size and quick are adjectives now associated with a once-leisurely activity.
(e) All sentences are in logical order
8. Four statements are given below, labelled a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit the sequence.
(a) Dinets first observed the behaviour in 2007 when he spotted crocodiles lying in shallow water along the edge of a pond in India with small sticks or twigs positioned across their snouts.
(b) The behaviour potentially fooled nest-building birds wading in the water for sticks into thinking the sticks were floating on the water.
(c) The crocodiles remained still for hours and if a bird neared the stick, they would lunge.
(d) Crocodiles are way clever than thought about generally.
(e) All sentences are in logical order
9. Four statements are given below, labelled a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit the sequence.
(a) The competitive pressures in the environment have radically altered the context in which Human Resource services are delivered in Indian organizations.
(b) The HR Competencies, in other words, differentiate outstanding performers from average performers in the HR function.
(c) The traditional role of HR, based on the image of a transaction and administrative oriented HR practitioner providing services to a set of customers, is undergoing change.
(d) With the focus moving towards integrating HR into strategic planning of the organization, another dimension is added to the picture of HR service delivery.
(e) All sentences are in logical order
10. Four statements are given below, labelled a, b, c and d. Of these, three statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit the sequence.
(a) Every campaign leader knows how to pick up and kiss a child in the crowds, how to hug an old widow, how to chant with the pundits, and show abeyance to the Mullahs.
(b) Did anyone hit at quality for infrastructure, amenities, education, health and finally governance.
(c) Politics is still a game of money, mind and manipulations.
(d) False promises are not entirely a sin, but let these be redeemed by true, professional, and quality governance, that shows at the end of the tenure.
(e) All sentences are in logical order
Solutions
S1. Ans.(d)
Sol. Statement (d) explains the view of Gustav Bergmann regarding ontology as he assumes ontology is part of epistemology. Epistemology is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge and is also referred to as theory of knowledge and ontology is the branch of philosophy which deals with nature of existence. While statements (a), (b), (c) explain about ontology.
S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Statement (a) mentions about discovery of a new planet. Statement (b) provides a general concept about planets that how planets are formed. Statement (c) mentions about who all were involved in discovering this planet while Statement (d) mentions about Bailey views who led this research. Statements (a), (c), (d) seem to be interconnected, so the logical order is (a), (c), (d).
S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Statements (a), (c) are related to how the planners and government can work together on gathered information regarding urbanization, and create a smart plan for development without affecting environment and biodiversity. Statement (d) tells that lack of funds affect implementation of such plans. Whereas statement (b) tells about a report on urbanization and is illogical in context to the passage as statements (a), (c), (d) seem to be interconnected as they mention about plans and implementation of plans.
S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. The passage is about Search for Meaning of Existence. Statements (a), (b), (d) are statements related to the main idea of passage. Statement (b) mentions about question relating to meaning and purpose of existence. Statement (a) also mentions about such questions over which philosophers have been pondering on since ages. Statements (d) also seems to be related as it mentions about inquiry and researches of the philosophers etc. Statement (c) seems to be illogical as mentions about Upanishads and explains about meaning of life and not about questions or researches.
S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. Statement (b), (d), (c) are interrelated as all three have a common idea about how to hold on resentment. If somebody is stressed, he becomes sad and at times misses the best opportunity in his/her way. While statement (a) talks about uncertainty and is thus the odd one out.
S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. Statement (a) mentions about the term corporate social responsibility which is slowly creeping and becoming a part of Indias business era. The term pro bono means, for the public good, pro bono means a case is taken up for free or the rates are deeply discounted. Statements (c) and (b) mention about the legal system and pro bono work. Statement d is not about the legal system.
S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Statements (a), (c), (d) are interrelated as they mention about the increment in number of people who surf internet even for small matters, people are switching from thick books to e-books because they have become handy. Statement (b) specifically mentions about Penguin India, innovation while rest are a general statement.
S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. Statement (d) is a general statement about crocodiles and their characteristic and tactics of attracting their prey. Statement (a) mentions about a researcher Dinet who carried out a research on crocodiles. Statement (b) & (c) support this statement.
S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. Statements (a), (c), (d) are focusing upon the integration of HR techniques into strategic planning of the organization, whereas Statement (b) focuses upon competencies in HR professionals that differentiates between outstanding and average performers.
S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Statements a, c, are in logical order as they explain the tactics applied by politicians to attract the voters towards them. Statement (b) stands out.