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Saturday, 19 May 2018

English Language For SBI Clerk Prelims | 19- 05 - 18

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English Language For SBI Clerk Prelims | 19- 05 - 18
Developing a solid foundation in English will not only help you to increase your knowledge but will also help you to score better in the exam. English is a major section in exams which candidate fears a lot. To boost your preparation, MahendraGuru is providing English Quiz for SBI Clerk, RBI Assistant, IBPS Clerk and IBPS SO Exams exams.

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Q.1-10. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some questions. 

Something there is that doesn't love a statue. Specifically, all statues of kings, queens, leaders and political figures are installed and stay erected at least partly against something, against an idea or against a group of people; and for all the motivation behind the installation of this sort of statue there is also the implication of a counter-force, an opposition, and the statue is also the symbol of the vanquishing of the opposition, of the victory over the countervailing idea or ideology; every statue of a political figure is surrounded by the invisible presence of the obstacles and rivals the figure overcame in his or her lifetime. So, to start with a simple equation: a statue of Napoleon Bonaparte reminds us of the man's victories against the great armies of Europe that were ranged against him, while a statue of Wellington can never quite shake off the ghost of Napoleon who he was most famous for defeating; a statue of Queen Victoria lauds the idea of the British Empire whereas a statue of Gandhi or Nehru alludes to the dismantling of that Empire; statues of Garibaldi, Bismarck and Lenin mark not only the formation of three nation-states, of Italy, Germany and the Soviet Union respectively, but also the defeat of the forces that opposed the formation of those states. 

Statuary semiotics, or, if you like, the shifting signifiers of stationary figuration, pose all sorts of challenges in changing contexts. I, for instance, grew up in this city where Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao were openly worshipped as deities from the time I was a small boy. Yet, one strong memory I have from that time is going through a book of photographs of the Hungarian uprising of 1956. Among the grainy black and white photos of young people protesting on the streets and confronting the Red Army's T-34 tanks, of feet trampling smashed portraits of the then recently dead Stalin, were also images of a huge metal statue of Lenin being brought down. It was a whole sequence of images, ropes being tied around the statue, the ropes being pulled, the figure rupturing from around the ankles and then people standing on the feet-less figure. 

Q.1. What do the shifting signifiers of stationary figuration pose according to the passage given above? 

(1) all sorts of myths in changing contexts. 

(2) all sorts of challenges in changing contexts. 

(3) all sorts of dogmas in changing contexts. 

(4) all sorts of prejudices in changing contexts. 

(5) Both (1) and (4) 

Q.2. Choose the word which is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage. 

Famous 

(1) Distinguished 

(2) Contemptible 

(3) Splendid 

(4) August 

(5) Worthy 

Q.3. When author was a small boy which of the following were openly worshipped as deities? 

(1) Marx 

(2) Engels 

(3) Lenin 

(4) Stalin and Mao 

(5) All of the above 

Q.4. Every statue of a political figure is surrounded by- 

(A) The defeated forces that opposed the formation of their statue. 

(B) The invisible presence of the obstacles. 

(C) The rivals the figure overcame in his or her lifetime. 

(1) Only (A) 

(2) Both (A) and (B) 

(3) Only (C) 

(4) Both (B) and (C) 

(5) Not clearly mentioned in the passage. 

Q.5. Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage. 

Dismantling 

(1) Creating 

(2) Flourishing 

(3) Assembling 

(4) Building 

(5) Demolishing 

Q.6. Whose grainy black and white photos being brought down, as per the passage mentioned above? 

(1) Young people protesting on the streets. 

(2) Red army's t-34 tanks. 

(3) Portraits of the then recently dead Stalin. 

(4) Both (1) and (2) 

(5) Both (2) and (3) 

Q.7. Choose the word which is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage. 

Implication 

(1) Suggestion 

(2) Reality 

(3) Connection 

(4) Brutality 

(5) Unanimity 

Q.8. Which of the following sentences is/are true according to the passage? 

(1) A statue of Queen Victoria lauds the idea of the British Empire. 

(2) The images of a huge metal statue of Lenin being brought down. 

(3) The author has from the earlier time is going through a book of photographs of the Hungarian uprising of 1956. 

(4) A statue of Gandhi or Nehru alludes to the dismantling of that Empire. 

(5) All are true 

Q.9. What do the statues of Garibaldi, Bismarck and Lenin mark? 

(1) The making of feet trampling smashed portraits of Stephen Hawking. 

(2) The formation of nation-states i.e. Italy, Germany and the Soviet Union. 

(3) The defeat of the forces that opposed the formation of three nation-states. 

(4) Both (1) and (2) 

(5) Both (2) and (3) 

Q.10. Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage. 

Countervailing 

(1) Approving 

(2) Validating 

(3) Sequencing 

(4) Neutralizing 

(5) Emerging 

ANSWERS 

Q.1. (2) 

Q.2. (2) 

Q.3. (5) 

Q.4. (4) 

Q.5. (5) 

Q.6. (1) 

Q.7. (2) 

Q.8. (5) 

Q.9. (5) 

Q.10. (4)

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