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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

English Language Quiz For SBI PO | 15 - 05 - 19

Mahendra Guru
English Language Quiz For SBI PO | 15 - 05 - 19
Dear Readers,

As SBI has released the much-awaited vacancies for the post of Probationary Officers, we have launched subject-wise quizzes for the exam. It will include quizzes of all the subjects- Quantitative Aptitude, English, Reasoning and Computer. All these quizzes will be strictly based on the latest pattern of SBI PO exam and will be beneficial for your preparations. So, keep following the quizzes which will provide you a set of 10 questions daily.

Here, we are providing you important questions of English Language for SBI PO 2019 exam.

Q.1-10. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it certain words are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions. 

The rich classical vocal and dance traditions of India are commonly viewed as being part of the “entertainment industry” and are shaped by the imperatives of a globalising market economy. 

Changing trends in the performing arts rarely manifest themselves with dramatic abruptness. More often than not, they creep up silently, diverting the flow of continuing traditions and practices stealthily but resolutely. As the relentless tidal wave of globalisation swept across the world in the last two decades, Indian performing arts, too, were swept up, tossed high and hurled down, without many even noticing that some of the great rivers of performing traditions and systems had changed course or, at times, had been reined in. Looking back on some of these changes, particularly in the sphere of Indian music, it may be worthwhile to begin by examining a few words, terms and phrases that provide clues to some of the many ways in which globalisation has impacted the performing arts in India. 

Other than in academic discussions, performing arts in India and its practitioners are today referred to most commonly as being part of the “entertainment industry.” This may seem innocuous enough to some, but the usage of the term and its passive acceptance in most circles, definitely indicates a paradigm shift in the manner in which the arts are viewed by society at large. That today the arts must entertain and amuse in the manner defined by showbiz, and that they must form part of an organised industry is the clear and unambiguous message conveyed by this shift. For creators and artistes who in an ideal world are driven by an artistic urge or by that inexplicable creative charge that propels artistes towards their respective forms of expression, this shift from being an individual artiste or part of an artistic community, to being absorbed into, or discarded by, the politics and commerce of the entertainment industry, has had a far-reaching impact. 

A closer examination of the global entertainment industry, its mores and terms, would reveal greater details about the changes steered by globalisation. Firmly entrenched in the idea of “increasing material wealth” by the opening up of international markets, globalisation is unabashed about its obsession with checks, balances, net profits and turnovers. It would, therefore, seem only natural that even in the area of performing arts, those genres that have a record of yielding lucrative profit margins would be easily and successfully globalised. In the context of Indian music, the success of mainstream Hindi film music presents a case in point. Without doubt, Hindi film music enjoys the greatest listenership in the country and, as a result, it is also one of the largest selling and economically wealthy genres of music. Despite a severe downward trend in the quality of content, particularly from the artistic point of view, its popularity and consequent financial success on international platforms has surged manifold. 

Q.1 What do you understand by the term Performing Arts in reference to the passage? 

01. The rich classical dance tradition of Indian continent. 

02. The entertainment industry in India. 

03. The form of art which uses artist’s own body, face and presence. 

04. The form of art which uses clay, metal or paints. 

05. The latest trends evolving in the entertainment industry in India. 

Q.2 What is the author trying to say as far as the orientation of these Performing Arts is considered? 

01. That they are still the same as they were a century ago. 

02. That they are changing tremendously pivoting the direction of usual traditions, furtively. 

03. That these arts are transforming into those of onscreen entertainment. 

04. That these arts have had no effect, whatsoever, of the globalization. 

05. That the entertainment industry is in no way even closely associated with the Performing arts during the previous era. 

Q.3 Globalization has had an overwhelming effect on all sectors of the Indian economy, meanwhile, eclipsing the entertainment industry. Which amongst the following is the most affected territory in the context of this passage? 

01. The IT industry. 

02. The age-old arts traditions. 

03. The classical dance of India. 

04. The performing arts traditions. 

05. The Indian music. 

Q.4 What is the prevalent condition of Performing Arts in India? 

01. They have got huge passive rejections. 

02. They are no more existing in the Indian heritage. 

03. They are treated as harmless and useless. 

04. They are generating a world-wide acceptance in terms of globalizing market economy. 

05. They are accredited as to being a component of the much acclaimed entertainment industry. 

Q.5 The view that the society had about the Performing Arts has shifted, fetching what kind of message? 

01. That these arts must now delight the industry by becoming its constituent as in the demeanor defined by the showbiz. 

02. That these arts are now gaining much importance and are accomplishing heavy profits for the entertainment industry. 

03. That these arts have always been a source of entertainment in showbiz. 

04. That these arts are not going to affect the showbiz industry in any way or vice-versa. 

05. That these arts do not require globalization. 

Q.6 Which of the following is NOT TRUE in context of the passage? 

01. The rich dance traditions of India are fabricated by the requisites of a globalizing market economy. 

02. Indian Performing Arts has been brushed off by the tidal wave of globalization. 

03. The Indian music is the least severely affected field in Performing Arts. 

04. The apparent message denoted today is that these arts must become an element of entertainment industry. 

05. All are true. 

Q.7 In the phrase “they creep up silently”, ‘they’ stands for? 

01. The rich classical vocal in Performing arts. 

02. The dance tradition in Performing Arts. 

03. The globalization of Indian Economy. 

04. The evolving changes in Performing arts. 

05. The entertainment industry of India. 

Q.8 On making a closer analysis what are the consequences of globalization on entertainment industry? 

01. It has made the Indian dance tradition much acclaimed world-wide. 

02. It has made possible for the artistes to disseminate their talents abroad. 

03. It has caused a chaos in the entertainment industry. 

04. It has expected that even in the field of Performing Arts, it will yield lucrative profit margins. 

05. It has helped the country in generating employment for foreign artistes in India. 

Q.9 What could be a suitable TITLE for the passage? 

01. Money-laundering in Performing Arts 

02. Rich Indian Heritage 

03. Entertainment Industry-Ups and Downs 

04. Classical music-then and now 

05. Changing trends in Performing Arts 

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


01. Destructive 

02. Harmless 

03. Inevitable 

04. Expressive 

05. Forcibly 

Answers :-

Q.1 CA: 3 

Q.2 CA: 2 

Q.3 CA: 4 

Q.4 CA: 5 

Q.5 CA: 1 

Q.6 CA: 3 

Q.7 CA: 4 

Q.8 CA: 4 

Q.9 CA: 5 

Q.10 CA: 2 

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