English Quiz for SBI PO Prelims 2016 - Set 1

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Directions: (Q.1-5): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

A) And they seem determined to hold on to their culture and beliefs even as the wind of change blows softly in, winding its way through the valley and passes to and insidiously around their minds.
B) His subjects reportedly wept at the idea but have come to terms with democracy, with its attendant aspects: a growing media, electioneering, penal codes.
C) The people of Bhutan still have a fairytale respect for their royalty; their faith in their way of life is touching earnestly.
D) The mood for change has accelerated since the once closed kingdom opened itself to the world.
E) Thus the country has seen a new wave of change with improved significance of democracy.
F) The fourth king opened the doors by aiding the foundation of the country's democratic government headed by a constitutional monarch.

1. The FIRST sentence should be
1) A 2) C 3) B 4) F 5) E

2. The THIRD sentence is
1) B 2) C 3) A 4) D 5) E

3. The FOURTH sentence after rearrangement is
1) A 2) C 3) B 4) E 5) F

4. The FIFTH sentence is
1) A 2) C 3) B 4) D 5) F

5. The LAST sentence should be
1) A 2) C 3) B 4) D 5) E

Directions (Q.6-10): Each question below has a blank/ two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words from the five options for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

6. They have scarcely enough money to look after ____ children.
1) his
2) her
3) one
4) their
5) once

7. This movie is ____ hilarious and I have seen it twice ____.
1) very, already
2) too, ready
3) much, previous
4) so, after
5) to, before

8. Being celebrities, they ___ met without being mobbed ____ people.
1) hardly ever, by
2) nearly, about
3) barely, around
4) apparently, surround
5) scarcely, because

9. The _______ soldier was _______ to the medical camp.
1) greeted, carry
2) wounded, carried
3) rewarded, presented
4) operated, posted
5) week, sent

10. If I ___ the contest, I __ a new house.
1) win, will buy
2) will win, will buy
3) winning, buy
4) wins, buying
5) win, bought


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