Expected English Questions For SBI Clerk Set-2

expected english questions for sbi clerk set-2
expected english questions for sbi clerk set-2

Expected English Questions For SBI Clerk Set-2

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Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words.

Besides the old shepherd at Lingwold whose habits __(1)__ him unreliable, I am probably the only person that has ever seen the city on Mallington plateau. I had __(2)__ one year to not go to London; partly because of the ugliness of the things in the shops, partly because of the unresisted invasions of German bands, partly perhaps because some pet parrots in the oblong where I lived had __(3)__ to imitate cab-whistles; but __(4)__ because of late there had seized me in London a quite unreasonable longing for large woods and waste spaces, while the very thought of little valleys underneath copses full of bracken and plants was a __(5)__ to me and every summer in London the longing grew worse till the thing was becoming intolerable. So I took a stick and a knapsack and began walking northwards, starting at Tetherington and sleeping at inns, where one could get real salt, and the waiter spoke English and where one had a name instead of a number; and though the tablecloth might be dirty the windows opened so that the air was clean, where one had the excellent __(6)__ of farmers and men of the wold, who could not be thoroughly vulgar, because they had not the money to be so even if they had __(7)__ it. At first the novelty was delightful, and then one day in a queer old inn up Uthering way, beyond Lingwold, I __(8)__ for the first time the rumour of the city said to be on Mallington plateau. They spoke of it quite casually over their glasses of beer, two farmers at the inn. “They say the queer folk be at Mallington with their city,” one farmer said. “Travelling they seem to be,” said the other. And more came in then and the rumour spread. And then, such are the __(9)__ of our little likes and dislikes and all the whims that drive us, that I, who had come so far to avoid cities, had a great longing all of a sudden for throngs again and the great hives of Man, and then and there __(10)__ on that bright Sunday morning to come to Mallington and there search for the city that rumour spoke of so strangely.

Question 1: (4)

a) strikingly

b) attentively

c) quietly

d) mockingly

e) chiefly

Question 2: (3)

a) persuaded

b) became

c) drowned

d) learned

e) nurtured

Question 3: (2)

a) decided

b) enticed

c) moved

d) ignored

e) contradicted

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Question 4: (1)

a) hyper

b) render

c) simplify

d) engage

e) collate


Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words.

If Andy Zachary, the guide, had not mysteriously disappeared from his home within the month, __(1)__ followed the events of the night of the 2nd of July in the year 1864, sooner or later the postmaster in the Cove on one side and the people in the valley on the other must have learned of the __(2)__ of the little colony on the summit of the great rock.
On that particular night the cavalcade had come silently and secretly __(3)__ the mountains by an unfrequented trail from the last station on Upper Bald, which towered above the Sandy River country. The troopers had __(4)__ the guide in single file along the ridges and down the stony trails, and now, when they emerged on the open Cove road for the first time, Andy fell back to the captain’s side, in his butternut suit and mangy fur cap, with his long rifle __(5)__ behind his broad, square shoulders.

Question 5: (5)

a) slung

b) wrap

c) shot

d) play

e) toss

Question 6: (4)

a) dared

b) expressed

c) followed

d) criticized

e) ignored

Question 7: (3)

a) above

b) through

c) below

d) over

e) extend

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Question 8: (2)

a) presence

b) endanger

c) certain

d) grieve

e) lock

Question 9: (1)

a) where

b) which

c) whose

d) when

e) whom


A school has 4 groups – A, B, C and D. The number of students in group A is twice that of the number of students in group B. The number of students in group C and D are equal. The number of students in group B is twice that of the number of students in group C.

A talent search exam was conducted across all the 4 groups. Marks are awarded only as whole numbers. The number of students who scored above 60 marks, 80 marks and 90 marks is expressed as a percentage of the total number of students in that particular group. The details are as given in the table:

Question 10: If the total number of students in the school is 2400, then the number of students who scored below 81 marks but above 60 marks is

a) 474

b) 813

c) 339

d) 441

e) 531

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Choose the most appropriate word among the given options to fill the blank:

Ku Klux Klan. A name derived from the fanciful _____(1)_____ to the sound produced by cocking a rifle. This terrible secret society was formed by some ex-Confederate soldiers in the Southern States after the Civil War, and it rapidly formed local branches in different parts of the country, notably in Tennessee, Louisiana, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. Its power was used for political purposes, principally for the terrorizing of the voters, and the murdering and driving from the country of those who were ______(2)______ to its views. Its outrages were usually preceded by a warning sent to the marked man in some fantastic but generally recognized shape—a sprig of oak-leaves in some parts, melon seeds or orange pips in others. On receiving this the victim might either openly ____(3)____ his former ways, or might fly from the country. If he braved the matter out, death would unfailingly come upon him, and usually in some strange and unforeseen manner. So perfect was the organization of the society, and so _____(4)______ its methods, that there is hardly a case upon record where any man succeeded in braving it with _____(5)_____, or in which any of its outrages were traced home to the perpetrators.

Question 11: (5)

a) impunity

b) brevity

c) magnanimity

d) bravery

e) mercy

Question 12: (4)

a) Sympathetic

b) Systematic

c) Empathetic

d) Endemic

e) Enduring

Question 13: (3)

a) endorse

b) perpetrate

c) preach

d) abjure

e) propagate

Question 14: Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group ?

a) Rose

b) Jasmine

c) Hibiscus

d) Marigold

e) Lotus

Question 15: Four of the five are alike in a certain way and so form a group, identify the odd one out.

a) Pine

b) Bamboo

c) Deodar

d) Eucalyptus

e) Teak

Question 16: Four of the five are alike in a certain way and so form a group, identify the odd one out.

a) Platypus

b) Bat

c) Cow

d) Crocodile

e) Whale


Five statements are given below, labelled a, b, c, d and e. Among
these, four statements are in logical order and form a coherent
paragraph/passage. From the given options, choose the option that does
not fit into the theme of the passage.

Question 17: 

a) Albright also is a longtime advocate for conservation and preservation of trails for off-roading use.

b) When you are ready to head to the backcountry, Del Albright, Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer, and BFGoodrich Performance Team Expert, has 50 years driving experience with tires on trails.

c) One of his favorite trails, the Rubicon Trail in Lake Tahoe, California, was at risk for closure due to erosion concerns, but Albright helped lead a group of volunteers to fix the trouble spots and preserve the trail for off-roaders and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.

d) “The All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire is my tire of choice, with a rugged, durable design that makes it ideal for off-roaders who want to torture test their vehicles or just enjoy the backroads,” he said.

e) Specifically, he likes the BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport tire for its seasonality and performance capabilities during the harsh winter weather months, as well as throughout the year.

Question 18: 

a) Many companies have recognized the road to their success runs through Pittsburgh.

b) A workplace that promotes healthy work-life balance can create happier, less stressed employees and can also increase employee productivity on the job.

c) According to the report, 30 percent of respondents noted that flexible scheduling was the best part of working for a small business.

d) This can include working from home, leaving work early to play in a summer sports league or giving new parents an extra week of paid time off to help care for their newborn.

e) Flexibility is also vital in creating employee happiness.

Question 19: 

a) This includes using new technologies like biotechnology (also referred to as genetic engineering), which can help produce more food on the same amount of land, without having to destroy wildlife habitats.

b) From farm to table, much about food production has changed — for both farmers and consumers.

c) While no one is arguing the benefits of going green, the down side is the upfront cost to the consumer.

d) With finite resources, it will take innovation and a variety of technologies to meet the world’s food demand.

e) Like any other business, farmers must adapt to a changing world — one that will see its population grow to 9.6 billion by 2050.

Question 20: 

a) The Grand Mesa Jeep Club “has adopted the 21 Road Trail and other local trails and is committed to its protection and maintenance,” according to club president Jeff Bates.

b) These lines may not be compatible with ethanol-blended fuel, and may need to be replaced.

c) One in particular has taken conservation a step beyond the trail itself to include animals that live there.

d) Each of the winning clubs has plans to improve and maintain their local trails.

e) But the club has adopted not only the road, but also the Great Basin Spadefoot Toad (also known as the “21 Road Toad”), a threatened species in the area.

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Answers & Solutions:

1) Answer (E)

In the sentence, the author gives part of the reasons for not moving to London. Usage of ‘but’ before the blank suggest that the particular reason would be a major one or not a reason at all. Thus, ‘chiefly’ which means ‘majorly’ fits in correctly.
Hence, option E is the correct option.

2) Answer (D)

Nurture means to care or protect. Thus, it doesn’t fit in. One does not ‘become’ to imitate something.
The parrot must’ve ‘learned’ to imitate the cab whistles.
Hence, option D is the correct option.

3) Answer (A)

The author didn’t go to London. ‘Entice’ means to attract. Thus it doesn’t fit in.
Out of the remaining words only ‘decided’ fits in contextually as one ‘decides’ to not to go to someplace.
Hence, option A must be the right answer.

4) Answer (B)

Someone’s habits make him/her to be unreliable. Thus, ‘render’ which means cause to be/become/make fits in perfectly.
Hence, option B is the right choice.

5) Answer (A)

In the part of the sentence, the author is describing the appearance of Andy. So ‘slung’ which means hung or suspend fits logically as a rifle would be ‘hung’ behind the shoulders.
Hence, option A is the correct option.

6) Answer (C)

The troop were walking in a single line along the ridges. Hence, they must’ve ‘followed’ the guide. Other options don’t fit in logically.
Hence, option C is the correct option.

7) Answer (D)

According to the author, the cavalcade, i.e. troops were secretly going across the mountains. Thus, ‘over the mountains’ which expresses passage or trajectory fits logically.
Hence, option D is the correct option.

8) Answer (A)

According to the author, the people would anyhow notice the existence of the little colony on the hilltop. Only ‘presence’ helps in conveying the point and hence, fits in perfectly.
Hence, option A must be the right answer.

9) Answer (B)

The blank must refer to month. Thus, whose, where and whom cannot be used.
If we can remove the clause without destroying the meaning of the sentence, the clause is nonessential, and we can use ‘which’. Thus, ‘which’ fits in perfectly.
Hence, option B is the right choice.

10) Answer (A)

Let the number of students in group C be ‘x’.
=> Number of students in group D = x
Number of students in group B = 2x
Number of students in group A = 4x

Number of students who scored above 90 marks in group A = 0.08*4x = 0.32x
Calculating similarly for all the values, we get the following table.

Total number of students in the school = 4x + 2x + x + x = 8x = 2400

=> x = 300
Number of students who scored below 81 marks but above 60 marks = Number of students who scored above 60 marks – Number of students who scored below 81 marks.
= (1.28x + 0.86x + 0.24x + 0.33x) – (0.48x + 0.34x + 0.15x + 0.16x)
= 2.71x – 1.13x
= 1.58x
= 1.58*300
= 474.

Therefore, option A is the right answer.

11) Answer (A)

Through the line that contains the blank, the author intends to convey that no man braved the klan without getting injured or murdered. The author intends to convey that anyone who opposed the klan faced terrible consequences. Therefore, ‘impunity’ is the correct word to be used and hence, option A is the right answer.

12) Answer (B)

In the line that contains the blank, the author discusses how planned and organized the klan was. Therefore, ‘systematic’ is the correct word to be used. Therefore, option B is the right answer.

13) Answer (D)

From the paragraph, it is clear that the group murdered people who did not denounce their former views. Therefore, the missing word must be synonymous to ‘denounce’ or ‘give up’. Among the given options, ‘abjure’ is the word closest in meaning to ‘denounce’. Therefore, option D is the right answer.

14) Answer (E)

15) Answer (B)

Bamboo is grass, others are trees.

16) Answer (D)

Crocodile is a reptile, others are mammals.

17) Answer (E)

Except (e), all other options are about driving on trails and rural roads which are less travelled. Only option (e) talks about all season tires.

18) Answer (A)

Only option (a) talks about Pittsburg in the USA. All other options discuss about how small businesses are successful in keeping their employees happy.

19) Answer (C)

All the options except (c) discuss about modern farming. Only option (c) talks about “costs” and “consumers” which are unrelated to the other options.

20) Answer (B)

Only (b) talks about some “lines” and “ethanol-blended fuel” and doesn’t quite blend into the passage. All other lines discuss about four clubs that are winners of an award and form a coherent paragraph.

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