Wednesday, September 23, 2015

English Quiz for Bank Exams 2015 - Set 36


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Directions (Q. 1-10): 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/ phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case and mark your answer.

Scientists have created the world's smallest light bulb from a one atom-thick layer of graphene, the ____ (1) material that promises to transform everything from smart phones and computers to cars, buildings and satellites. The ultrathin graphene was ____ (2) into a superheated filament - just like the thin wire of an incandescent light bulb - which ____ (3) at a temperature of about 2500C. The light was so ____ (4) it could be seen with the naked eye even though it was on the atomic scale, which meant the high temperatures were ____ (5) to a tiny "hot spot" and did not damage the silicon chip on which it was mounted, scientists said. The ____ (6) could be used as the basis of a new kind of switching device for future optical computers that use pulses of light rather than electricity to process and transmit digital information far faster than conventional silicon chips, they said. It is the first time that scientists ____ (7) able to create a computer chip which has its own visible light source, said James Hone, professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University in New York, co-author of the study published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Graphene, which was discovered by two Russian emigre scientists working at the University of Manchester, is composed of layers of carbon laid down in a lattice structure just one atom thick. It is ____ (8) strong yet lightweight, and a near-perfect conductor of electricity. The Columbia scientists, working with researchers in South Korea, attached small strips of graphene to microscopic metal electrodes which passed an electric current ____ (9) the suspended strips causing them to heat up and bright, visible light. Creating such small light sources on the surface of a computer chip is considered ____ (10) for developing the fully integrated "photonic" circuits of optical computers, which will in theory outperform the processing and speed of conventional silicon chips in today's computers, the researchers said. The researchers also found that it was possible to vary the wavelengths of the light by altering the distance of the graphene wafers suspended over the silicon substrate of the chip - a potentially useful way of tuning the light source and expanding its "bandwidth".

1. (a) miracle (b) wonder (c) sensation (d) vision (e) speculate


2. (a) transfer (b) turned (c) twist (d) transport (e) transmit


3. (a) flamed (b) radiant (c) glowed (d) shined (e) blazed


4. (a) smart (b) powerful (c) visible (d) intense (e) forced


5. (a) confirmed (b) confident (c) console (d) confuse (e) confined


6. (a) discovery (b) detection (c) defection (d) reveal (e) exposure


7. (a) has been (b) have been (c) was being (d) were been (e) is being


8. (a) conform (b) pleasantly (c) extremely (d) purposefully (e) presently


9. (a) threw (b) throw (c) thorough (d) through (e) throwing


10. (a) essential (b) credential (c) permission (d) favourable (e) expanding


Directions (Questions 11 to 15): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c), and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If there is no error mark ((e) No correction required as your answer.


11. A large rise in the number of housing starts in the coming year should boost new construction by several billion rupees making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago.
(a) and make the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago
(b) making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it was five years ago
(c) to make the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago
(d) in making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it as five years ago
(e) no correction required




12. A 1972 agreement between Canada and the United States reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities had been allowed to dump into the Great Lakes.
(a) reduced the phosphate amount that municipalities had been dumping
(b) reduces the phosphate amount municipalities have been allowed to dump
(c) reduced the amount of phosphates that municipalities are allowed to dump
(d) reduces the amount of phosphates allowed for dumping by municipalities
(e) no correction required




13. A majority of the international journalists surveyed view nuclear power stations as unsafe at present but that they will, or could, be made sufficiently safe in the future.
(a) that they would, or could,
(b) they will be or could
(c) think that they will be or could
(d) think the power stations would or could
(e) no correction required



14. A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory system is that in the area of the heart the cells adhering to one another.
(a) the cells adhere
(b) the cells is adhering
(c) the cells are adhering
(d) the cells were adhering
(e) no correction required




15. A recent national study of the public schools shows that there are now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were four years ago.
(a) there is now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many than there were
(b) there is now one microcomputer for every thirty-two pupils, four times as many as there were
(c) every thirty-two pupils now have one microcomputer, four times as many than there were
(d) every thirty-two pupils now has one microcomputer, four times as many as
(e) no correction required



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  1. Ettle
  2. Kunal
  3. Fighter





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