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English Grammar & Language – SBI PO (Associates Banks) Model Practice Paper Part 1 (50 Questions)


Model Practice Paper for English Grammar & Language – SBI PO (Associates Banks) – 50 Questions & Answers

List of 50 English Grammar & Language  in Quiz format for SBI PO & Associates Banks for September 2014. Currently there is no time limit or negative marking for this quiz, so take your time and attempt all.
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According to the author which of the following is a likely outcome of neglecting environmental reform?
A) Globalisation will take place at a faster pace because of few restrictions.
B) Politicians in many countries will be voted out of power for neglecting these reforms.
C) Poor countries rather than rich ones will bear the brunt of natural disasters.
D) Potential for future economic growth is threatened.
E) Concentration of carbon will reach pre-industrial levels.

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Question 1
English Language Directions (1-15): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/ phrases are given in bold to help you to locate them while answering some of the questions. Economists have rightly emphasised the risks to globalisation from economic and financial instability. But they have ignored environmental destruction, and the resulting global warming which is now the central global concern. Fast growing middle income nations, such as China, Malaysia, and India have a big stake in globalisation and therefore, in confronting this environmental danger. Their rise has been tied to globalisation. They have doubled their trade in the past decade, and by liberalising commercial policies, have also helped others gain. To China, Indonesia as well as India, environmental outcomes have a special significance. They possess 60% of the world's freshwater resources, 60% of the forests, much of the coral reefs and valuable biodiversity. But they also face massive degradation of air, forest, land, freshwater and marine resources, with the rise in population adding up to the high cost. The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide reached 379 parts per million in 2005 compared to a pre-industrial level of 280 ppm. Scientists concur that to avoid massive climatic instability, the change in global temperature ought not to be more than 2 degree C above pre-industrial levels. To secure that outcome with some certainty, the concentration on carbon dioxide needs to stay below 400 ppm. Rich countries like the United States, Japan, European nations are by far the most responsible for this and other greenhouse gas emissions in per capita terms. So they must propel mitigation measures to improve energy efficiency and protect the environment. But middle income countries now account for half of all emissions, and they would not want to emulate the poor example set by rich countries. In Brazil, China and India, air and water pollution is severely impairing people's health and productivity in the workplace with a direct impact on growth prospects. Moreover, globalisation has speeded the spillover of these damages. Growth fueled by energy-intensive industry, urban crowding, and deforestation has added to atmospheric concentrations of carbon, warming land and ocean and bringing extreme weather. In turn, climate change threatens to erode coastlines and provoke droughts and floods, in rich countries and poor. A clear link is emerging between deforestation and soil degradation on the one side, and the fastest rising natural disasters, which are floods and wind storms, on the other. Societal benefits of abating high levels of emissions far outweigh the costs of doing so. Yet economists and policy makers have not drawn the implication of this calculus for the reform agenda, be it in trade, energy or infrastructure. Sadly, the costs of such neglect are large. Also, no country, rich or poor, has enough motivation to confront global problems alone. Because only a part of the benefits of addressing those problems would accrue to countries taking action, while others could have a free ride. The gains are also spread over time, beyond the horizon of politicians interest. Such situations call for collective action, even if they are not easy when many diverse countries are involved. The crucial question is how best countries might participate in collective measures to mitigate environmental threats to growth. One opening involves avoiding deforestation. Cutting down forests accounts for a fifth of the emissions, more than those from all transportation. By protecting their forests, countries can reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere, paving the way for new markets for tradable emission permits that would compensate them for the protection. Whether and how quickly the environment is accorded top priority will determine the future of the world economy.
Question 1
Which of the following is TRUE in the context of the passage?
A
Pollution from vehicles is the single greatest contributor to global warming.
B
The rise of middle income countries has doubled the levels of greenhouse gas emissions.
C
China and India have the motivation but not sufficient influence to implement environmental reform.
D
Urban crowding has resulted in extreme weather conditions.
E
To reduce climate instability global temperature should be just below or at preindustrial levels.
Question 2
The author's main objective in writing the passage is to
A
exhort scientists to provide feasible solutions to stop climate change.
B
warn politicians not to disregard the threat of economic instability while focusing on environmental challenges.
C
coerce middle income countries into taking some initiative in bringing about environmental reform.
D
criticising the citizens of rich countries for not pressurising their governments to do more to protect the environment.
E
urge countries to take the threat of global warming seriously and to take necessary steps to address the problem
Question 3
Which of the following is NOT an impact of global warming?
(A) Countries have begun to invest heavily in the alternative energy industry.
(B) Productivity of the workforce has diminished on account of the failing health of the employees.
(C) Rich countries have undertaken research to prevent natural disasters despite deforestation.
A
Only (A)
B
Both (A) and (C)
C
Both (B) and (C)
D
Only (C)
E
None of these
Question 4
What role should the US play in slowing down environmental destruction?
A
Compromise on funding of scientific research into alternative energy sources.
B
Create a forum for nations to arrive at a consensus on how to deal with environmental threats.
C
Bring pressure on middle income countries to draft an environmental policy.
D
Restrict trade with countries not complying with universal measures to combat global warming
E
None of these
Question 5
According to the author why are politicians reluctant to formulate environmental reform?
(A) The expenditure on implementing environmental reform does not justify the benefits.
(B) Economic stability is a more pressing concern for countries today.
(C) The impact of these policies will only be felt in the long run which does not benefit them politically.
A
Only (C)
B
Both (A) and (B)
C
Only (A)
D
All (A), (B) and (C)
E
None of these
Question 6
According to the author which of the following is a likely outcome of neglecting environmental reform?
A
Globalisation will take place at a faster pace because of few restrictions.
B
Politicians in many countries will be voted out of power for neglecting these reforms.
C
Poor countries rather than rich ones will bear the brunt of natural disasters.
D
Potential for future economic growth is threatened.
E
Concentration of carbon will reach pre-industrial levels.
Question 7
Which of the following is a means to reduce the environmental threat to growth?
(A) Governments should conduct a cost benefit analysis of various environmental protection measures and implement those which are cost efficient.
(B) Participation of all countries in arriving at a consensus on measures necessary to combat environmental challenges to growth.
(C) Scientists not economists should determine the risks to globalisation.
A
None
B
Only (B)
C
Both (A) and (B)
D
All (A), (B) and (C)
E
None of these
Question 8
What is the view of scientists on the correct climate change?
A
Rich countries are solely responsible for global warming
B
Pre industrial levels of carbon concentration are unachievable.
C
Controlling rise in global tern- perature is possible by maintaining Carbon concentration below a certain level.
D
Massive climate instability is unavoidable and the focus should be on measures to cope with the fallout.
E
None of these
Question 9
What impact has globalisation had on India?
A
It has exacerbated the fallout of environmental degradation.
B
Its economic benefits are not felt by all its citizens
C
India has ignored infrastructure development.
D
Professionals have left to seek better employment in foreign countries.
E
None of these
Question 10
Which of the following factors has contributed to global warming?
(A) Failure to provide incentives to poor countries to implement environmental policies.
(B) Sanctioning tradable emission permits.
(C) Environmental policies adopted by rich countries have not been successful in middle income countries.
A
None
B
Both (A) and (B)
C
Only (C)
D
Both (A) and (C)
E
None of these
Question 11
Directions (11-13): Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.
Question 11
Abating
A
relaxing
B
alleviating
C
varying
D
intensifying
E
contracting
Question 12
Stake
A
perspective
B
chance
C
support
D
gamble
E
share
Question 13
Provoke
A
cause
B
inspire
C
exasperate
D
irritate
E
tempt
Question 14
Directions (14-15): Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning of the word given in bold as used in the passage.
Questions 14
Propel
A
sanction
B
collapse
C
discourage
D
abhor
E
deplete
Question 15
Emulate
A
copy
B
fake
C
replace
D
originate
E
rival
Question 16
Directions (16-25) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.)
Question 16
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it.
A
/ In accordance with the byelaws
B
/ he has to take on as
C
/ chairman of the committee with effect
D
/ from the first of next month.
E
/ No error
Question 17
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it.
A
/ The bank's staff is
B
/ opposed to the takeover
C
/ because they are convinced that
D
/ they will lose their jobs
E
/ No error
Question 18
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it.
A
It was a great honour
B
/ and privilege to witness
C
/ the high level meetings between
D
/ Chinese and India's leaders
E
/ No error
Question 19
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it.
A
Identifying, nurturing and
B
/ developing an employee's talent is
C
/ among the most important task
D
/ of Human Resource Development department.
E
/ No error
Question 20
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it.
A
Despite all our efforts during
B
/ the past few months there remain
C
/ lots of work to do before
D
/ the project can be launched.
E
/ No error
Question 21
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it.
A
Many residents claim
B
/ that the company has
C
/ taken their land
D
/ without adequate compensating.
E
/ No error
Question 22
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it.
A
The industrialist has donated
B
/ large sums of money to
C
/ scientific organisations to develop
D
/ environmentally friendly fuels.
E
/ No error
Question 23
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it.
A
Corruption costs the economy about
B
/ three per cent of the GDP every year
C
/ what is almost equal to
D
/ the amount spent on education
E
/ No error
Question 24
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it.
A
This magazine is a good
B
/ source of information on
C
/ current events and is
D
/ also reasonably price
E
/ No error
Question 25
Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it.
A
These protests are because
B
/ of the government's plans to
C
/ raise the retirement age
D
/ of public sector employees.
E
/ No error
Question 26
Directions (26-30): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningfully complete.
Question 26
The report ____ that the Indian I.T. industry will earn over hundred billion dollars ____ in the next decade.
A
revealed, volume
B
states, services
C
predicts, future
D
estimated, capital
E
forecasts, revenue
Question 27
The government should appoint a panel of experts and ____ their advice on how to ____ technical education in India.
A
interpret, reform
B
seek, better
C
solicit, mitigate
D
heed, uplifted
E
implement, renew
Question 28
The company along with its foreign partners needs to work ____ to determine the financial ____ of the joint venture.
A
diligently, nature
B
cohesively, compliance
C
concretely, feasible
D
together, viability
E
jointly, incentive
Question 29
His speech ____ the need for the media to play an important role to bring ____ on social evils.
A
reflected, pressure
B
communicating, attention
C
stressed, focus
D
addressing, emphasis
E
convinced, light
Question 30
They have finally succeeded in ____ the management to hold ____ discussions on issues pertaining to employee benefits.
A
compelling, intensive
B
recommending, committed
C
imposing, competitive
D
entrusting, intricate
E
threatening, lately
Question 31
Directions (31-35): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3) and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrases printed in bold in the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.
Question 31
She has inherited the company from her father and will have to work hard to prove her worthy.
A
proving its worth
B
to prove her worthy
C
to prove her worth
D
as proof of its worth
E
No correction required
Question 32
Importantly recognising that foreign banks in India today control more than fifteen per cent of the banking business.
A
Important to recognise
B
The importance of recognising
C
Importantly recognition
D
It is important to recognise
E
No correction required
Question 33
It is unfair to expect myself to take a decision in this matter because I am unaware of the exact nature of the transaction.
A
my taking on
B
myself taken
C
me to take
D
I have taken
E
No correction required
Question 34
Company policy does not permit employees to engage this kinds of deals.
A
in this kind
B
in these kinds
C
with this kind
D
for these kinds
E
No correction required
Question 35
The majority of Investors attending the conference is interested in furthering their investments In Asia.
A
were interested in
B
are interested to
C
have shown interest
D
being interested about
E
No correction required
Question 36
Directions (36-40): Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) Other factors are important in determining whether a stock market decline causes an economic setback.
(B) We tend to associate a stock market crash with an economic slump.
(C) The two most important factors are the impact on the banking sector and policy response to the crash.
(D) That is because we have seen such a link several times in the past.
(E) But there is no automatic link between the stock market crash and the economic downturn, say experts.
(F) For example the Great Depression followed the Great Crash of 1929 in the U.S.
Question 36
Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
E
E
Question 37
Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
E
E
Question 38
Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
E
E
F
Question 39
Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
E
E
Question 40
Which of the following will be the SIXTH (LAST) sentence after rearrangement?
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
D
E
E
Question 41
Directions (41-50) : In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fills the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
A factor that air passengers give little thought to but which is a serious threat to air safety is (41) maintenance. In the current global airline boom competition is (42) which compels airlines to (43) costs and (44) output. In India with a seat capacity considerably (45) of the demand all airlines practise severe cost cutting to (46). Faced with having to cut costs to the bone and maximise aircraft utilisation a surprising number of airlines may cut (47) on aircraft maintenance, even at the (48) of compromising safety. While commercial aircraft are (49) to take much punishment, for example, pilots flying into thunderstorms there is a limit to the punishment that even the toughest aircraft can take when profitability takes (50) over safety.
Question 41
41
A
expedient
B
incessant
C
routine
D
laborious
E
poor
Question 42
42
A
optimise
B
intense
C
destined
D
guarantee
E
profitable
Question 43
43
A
falsify
B
lavish
C
minimise
D
incline
E
ration
Question 44
44
A
depress
B
productive
C
curb
D
available
E
maximise
Question 45
45
A
ahead
B
less
C
more
D
saturated
E
above
Question 46
46
A
invest
B
survive
C
live
D
appraise
E
reinforce
Question 47
47
A
out
B
taxes
C
across
D
comers
E
short
Question 48
48
A
claim
B
formality
C
reminder
D
strain
E
risk
Question 49
49
A
designed
B
unable
C
rotated
D
originally
E
standard
Question 50
50
A
encouragement
B
influence
C
precedence
D
cover
E
guard
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