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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

New Pattern English Quiz for upcoming IBPS & Insurance Mains Exams - Set 7




Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of New Pattern English Quiz for upcoming IBPS & Insurance Mains Exams.


DIRECTIONS (Q. 1-6) : In each of the following questions a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent.

1. New economic foundation in London produced an extremely interesting 'Happy Planet Index (HPI) which uses survey -based data on life satisfaction in addition to other hard variables to arrive at the index as follows : HPI = (Life expectancy x Life satisfaction)/Ecological footprint. But there are doubts about HPI. How the inequalities would be counted which creep in with birth. What about the subjectivity of satisfaction for each individual? …………
(a) This is miscalculated index
(b) HPI will not work at all
(c) HPI is biased for some countries
(d) Similarly the issues of measuring sustainability and environmental indicators are also effectively side stepped
(e) Confusion surrounds the cumbersome HPI calculations



2. The biggest attraction of the public sector is that, for women with the same qualifications and skills it almost always pays better than does private industry. For men the differences are much less pronounced………………….. Figures are hard to come by, but in rich countries women typically hold 30-40% of senior managerial posts in central government. Hours and conditions too are usually more congenital and maternity arrangements more generous. So with better pay, conditions and promotion prospects, it is no wonder that the public sector is the employer of the choice for so many women.
(a) The public sector is also more likely to promote women to senior jobs
(b) The public sector provide safe working environment for the women.
(c) Women are paid more than men in public sector
(d) Public sector is better pay master than private banks for women
(e) There is no issue in making a choice for women



3. A study found that when teachers were asked to describe their favorite students, the personality traits cited correlated negatively with personality traits associated with creative students, such as being impulsive, emotional, individualistic, and having a preference to be alone when creating something new. Instead, teachers liked traits that ran counter to creativity, such as conformity, sincerity, reliability and unquestioned acceptance of authority…………. when the teachers in the study were asked to describe creative students. They included traits such as being deliberate, reserved, reliable and industrious as being "creative". In other words, teachers like the idea of creativity as long as its manifestations are not disruptive.
(a) The contradiction between the teachers' professed love and their actual feelings towards creative students became clear
(b) The similarity of choices made by the teacher produced a resonating effect.
(c) In fact , it happened to differ not a lot
(d) Students selected were almost the same ,hence concept of study does not stand
(e) It was a personal choice and individualistic for each teacher ,cannot be generalized



4. Once a farmer found an abandoned eagle's nest and in it was an egg still warm. He took the egg back to his farm and laid it in the nest of one of his hens. The egg hatched and the baby eagle grew up along with the other chickens. It pecked about the farmyard, scrabbling for grain. It spent its life within the yard and rarely looked up. When it was very old, one day it lifted up its head and saw above it a wonderful sight - an eagle soaring high above in the sky. Looking at it, the old creature sighed and said to itself…………. (a) "If only I'd been born an eagle".
(b) "if only I Knew how to fly"
(c) "If only I could not be abandoned"
(d) "If only I have learnt to fly"
(e) "If only I have not found by farmer"



5. Recently, a worldwide survey was conducted and the only question asked was: "Would you please give your honest opinion about the solution to the food shortage in the rest of the world?"The survey was, not surprisingly, a huge failure. Because: In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant .In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant. In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant .In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant. In the Middle East they didn't know what "solution" meant. In South America they didn't know what "please" meant. And …………….
(a) In the USA they didn't know what the shortage meant
(b) In the USA they didn't know what the would meant
(c) In the USA they didn't know what the solution meant
(d) In the USA they didn't know what the please meant
(e) In the USA they didn't know what "the rest of the world" meant



DIRECTIONS (Qs. 6-8) : The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given five or as answer choices you have to pick up two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.
6. This report ……………the involvement of Ex- Minister in the scam.
(1) Exposed (2) Revealed
(3) Disclosed (4) Proved
(5) Debunked
(a) Only 2
(b) Only 1
(c) Only 1and 4
(d) Only 4
(e) 1, 2, 3 and 5



7. Those who …………… freedom to others deserves it not for themselves.
(1) Observe (2) Deny
(3) Obstruct (4) Allow
(5) Facilitate (6) Reserve
(a) Only 2 and 3
(b) Only 1
(c) Only 1and 4
(d) Only 4
(e) 3 and 4




8. Let us remember that the politics of ………………… of certain sections of society is not right for future of country.
(1) Satisfaction (2) Appeasement
(3) Tightening (4) Mingling
(5) Maintaining (6) Improvising
(a) Only 2
(b) Only 1 and 2
(c) Only 1and 4
(d) Only 4

(e) 3 and 4



Answers:

1. (d) Only option (d) is suitable. As other options are having too certain opinions or totally irrelevant.
2. (a) Working women are holding senior positions in Public sector in good numbers. Hence it can be assumed that they are having early promotions also. So option (a) is correct.
3. (a) Creativeness is different to what teachers think and this was obvious for their choices during the study.
4. (b) If farmer has not found him then it would have grown naturally.
5. (e) Only 'rest of world' can be linked with America as in sequence it is the only missing link.
6. (e) Scam has come in open and hence a word showing this will fit in the blank. This word can be exposed/revealed/ disclosed or debunked. Proper combination is to be marked.
7. (a) Deny /Obstruct the freedom is right for the context.
8. (a) Sentence imply that government should not try to appease or satisfy some specific sections of the society.








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