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English Comprehension & Grammar Model Practice Paper – SBI PO (Associates Banks)

List of 40 Questions English Comprehension & Grammar 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. All the Best.

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Select the word or set of words which best completes each of the following sentences from the set of alternatives given below the respective sentences.
Question 6. Sigmund Freud is generally ____ as a genius who more than any other psychological theorists has ____ 20th century man’s conception of himself.
A) Regarded, Changed
B) Referred to, Substituted
C) Recognised, Altered
D) Treated, Revolutionised

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Question 1
Directions (Questions 1 to 5) : This test consists of a number of sentences, in each of which some part or the whole is underlined. Each sentence is followed by four alternative versions of the underlined portion. Select the alternative you consider both most correct and most effective according to the requirements of standard written English. (Answer 1) is the same as the original version. If you think the original version is the best, select answer (Answer 1).
Question (1). Although I calculate that he will be here any minute, I cannot wait much longer for him to arrive.
A
Although I calculate that he will be here
B
Although I reckon that he will be here
C
Because I calculate that he will be here
D
Although I think that he will be here
Question 2
Using it wisely, leisure promotes health, efficiency, and happiness.
A
Using it wisely
B
If used wisely
C
Having used it wisely
D
Because it is used wisely
Question 3
Economic conditions demand that we not only cut wages and prices but also reduce inflation raised tax rates.
A
That we not only cut wages and prices but also
B
Not only cutting wages and prices but also to
C
Not only to cut wages and prices but also to
D
Not only a cut in wages and prices but also to
Question 4
Familiar with the terrain from previous visits, the explorer's search for the abandoned mine site was a success .
A
The explorer's search for the abandoned mine site was a success
B
The success of the explorer's search for the abandoned mine site was assured
C
The explorer succeeded in finding the abandoned mine site
D
The search by the explorer for the abandoned mine was successful
Question 5
Modernisation has gone hand in hand and has offered incentives for such things as personal initiative and ambition, hard work and resourcefulness.
A
And has offered incentives for such things as personal initiative and ambition, hard work and resourcefulness
B
With and has offered incentives for such things as personal initiative and ambition, hard work and resourcefulness
C
With and has offered incentives for such things of personal initiative and ambition, hard work and resourcefulness
D
And has offered incentives such as personal initiative and ambition, hard work and resourcefulness
Question 6
Directions (Questions 6 to 10) : Select the word or set of words which best completes each of the following sentences from the set of alternatives given below the respective sentences.
Question 6. Sigmund Freud is generally ____ as a genius who more than any other psychological theorists has ____ 20th century man's conception of himself.
A
Regarded, Changed
B
Referred to, Substituted
C
Recognised, Altered
D
Treated, Revolutionised
Question 7
A person who is insanely convinced of his own importance is known as ____ whilst one who is so involved with himself that he considers himself the centre of the universe is known as ____
A
Egocentric, Egomaniac
B
Egomaniac, Egocentric
C
Philanthropist, Misanthropist
D
Masochist, Philogynist
Question 8
Even fundamental rights cannot take ____ over the national will in ____ parliament and the constitution.
A
Encomium, Rehabilitated
B
Durance, Inserted
C
Preponderence, Articulated
D
Precedence, Embodied
Question 9
The police so ____ spread the net to round up the anti social elements in the area that all efforts of the latter to escape were ____
A
Ingeniously, Frustrated
B
Ingenuously, Famished
C
Dexterously, Floundered
D
Egregiously, Collapsed
Question 10
We must all try to avoid any type of parochialism, communalism, casteism or anything that can be ____
A
Fissiparous
B
Decisive
C
Divisive
D
Separatist
Question 11
Directions (Questions 11 to 15) : Listed below are a few sentences taken from magazines, with one word highlighted in each of them. Choose the word nearest to its meaning from the choices given below.
Question 11. Mr. Fortey admits that his is an idiosyncratic history. No event or real moment will be omitted, but it is impossible to be "Compendious".
A
Comprehensive
B
Illustrative
C
Unfair
D
Elaborate
Question 12
After reading this funny, informative book it is hard not to share the authors confidence that they will find a way to trip each other and bring yet another round of the great beer game to a "farcically" entangled stalemate.
A
Painfully
B
Fancifully
C
Long
D
One of the above
Question 13
At weddings and funerals and in every poll ever taken in Britain, a huge proportion of respondents display their addiction to these powerful and "evocative" songs.
A
Simple
B
Rustic
C
Arousing
D
Nostalgic
Question 14
Under the governments "devolution" plans the Scottish Parliament will oversee the
A
Restructuring
B
Autonomous
C
Decentralisation
D
Segregationist
Question 15
Jacques Chirac, while announcing the coming poll to his compatriots said that he was against a "laissez faire" approach which he deemed was "Contrary to France's culture and social traditions."
A
Unfair
B
Hands off
C
Undemocratic
D
None of the above
Question 16
Directions (Questions 16 to 25) : Choose the nearest meanings of the words given in CAPITALS in each of these questions :
Question 16. INSURRECTING
A
Restructuring
B
Reviving
C
Quelling
D
Rebelling
Question 17
DIATRIBE
A
Eulogy
B
Tirade
C
Small
D
Elegy
Question 18
TRADUCE
A
Treat honestly
B
Praise
C
Shackle
D
Vilify
Question 19
FEALTY
A
Loyalty
B
Treachery
C
Faulty method
D
Strong colour
Question 20
TRAIPSE
A
Amble
B
Walk
C
Run
D
March
Question 21
EGALITE
A
An elite social group
B
Coloured stone
C
Equal
D
A natural green
Question 22
MIASMA
A
Dream
B
A celebrated disease
C
Noxious fume
D
Minute
Question 23
SORORITY
A
A group of women
B
Part of a college
C
Living in accommodation campus
D
A musical group
Question 24
DIASPORA
A
Vista
B
A small village
C
A colourful display
D
Dispersion of people from their place
Question 25
HAMLET
A
Sponger
B
A small village
C
To yearn
D
Upbraid
Question 26
Directions (Questions. 26 to 35) : Choose the opposite meanings of the words given in CAPITALS in each of these questions :
Question 26. OBLIQUITY
A
Praise
B
Self righteous man
C
Straight forwardness
D
Depreciation
Question 27
TRANSIENCE
A
Slow
B
Permanence
C
Lack of caution
D
Desire for perfection
Question 28
BEATIFIC
A
Glorious
B
Dreadful
C
Theatrical
D
Crooked
Question 29
PROCRASTINATE
A
To be supporting of
B
to give early
C
Morning signal
D
Outlaw
Question 30
ENUMERATE
A
Relate
B
Jealousy
C
Follow
D
None of the above
Question 31
ERA
A
Mistake
B
Elude
C
Moment
D
Go with
Question 32
ESSENTIAL
A
Organise
B
Unnecessary
C
Set up
D
Right
Question 33
RESENTMENT
A
Submission
B
Anger
C
Determined
D
Fly to
Question 34
SLEAZY
A
Straightforward
B
Solid
C
Fashionable
D
Dry
Question 35
SOPHOMORIC
A
Taciturn
B
Non musical
C
Clear
D
Mature
Question 36
Directions (Questions 36 to 40) : Each of these questions consists of a word followed by four alternatives. From these alternatives, pick up one which is the most similar or opposite to the given word :
Question 36. SKITTISH
A
Tractable
B
Inquiring
C
Dramatic
D
Vain
Question 37
SOLSTICE
A
Equinox
B
Sunrise
C
Pigsty
D
Division
Question 38
PAEAN
A
Serf
B
Pealing
C
Poem
D
Lament
Question 39
PASSE
A
Scornful
B
Rural
C
Out of Date
D
Ravine
Question 40
NEFARIOUS
A
Various
B
Lacking
C
Benign
D
Pamper
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Updated: September 11, 2014 — 1:05 pm

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  1. Thank you for the model questions. Very tough.

    1. This one is on the tougher side, the exam may be simpler comparatively.

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