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English Language Quiz For IBPS & SBI Exam | 22-02-2021

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 Dear Readers,

Mahendras has started special quizzes for IBPS & SBI Exam so that you can practice more and more to crack the examination. This IBPS & SBI Exam special quiz series will mold your preparations in the right direction and the regular practice of these quizzes will be really very helpful in scoring good marks in the Examination. Here we are providing you the important question of reasoning ability for the IBPS & SBI Exam.

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

Africa has great admiration for the political support it has received from India’s leaders. But it has anything but admiration for India’s glad-eyeing of its resources, for the latent racism of large sections of its people.

But the unabashed racism underlying these scarring events will be a trouble to Prime Minister during his current visit to four African nations, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya. We must wish him more than success in overcoming the resultant tension. The recent experience of Africans in India will be on his hosts’ minds and could well feature in the columns of newspapers and questions from independent media. Our Prime Minister is no stranger to tough questioning, and we can expect him to fend off the expected piquancy with the ‘steely coolth’ that is his signature style.

The Ministry of External Affairs is bound to have briefed him diligently, with its own suggestions ranging from ‘expression of unambiguous disapproval’, ‘sharing of deep and sincere regret’, ‘contextualising the episodes — and they are only episodes, Sir — against the ages’-old tradition of mutual respect’, ‘aberrant incidents’, ‘the infernal presence of drug cartels’, and of ‘the most active pursuing of investigation into the happenings’. His hosts will observe our own Atithidevo Bhava instinct and not continue with the subject.

He will not say that because he has not been advised to do what those two might have done, and what Nelson Mandela would have liked to see him do, which is to have convened a meeting of ‘foreign students’ in India, asked them what they would like to see being done to increase their sense of comfort and security, and expressed the nation’s remorse for what has happened.

Remorse? From the Prime Minister? How utterly preposterous! Is how the Indian mandarinate would respond. A Prime Minister of India showcases India, he does not shame it. He unfurls India, proclaims its strengths, its triumphs. And when he goes abroad, he does so with his head held high in self-confidence, not turned down in self-doubt. So would our mandarins say.

But a Prime Minister of India is not just a head of government. He is also the head of a diverse and frequently divergent family and in that role becomes something of an interpreter of India, a sociologist, an anthropologist — indeed, a philosopher. And frankness, introspection, open-ness to criticism are attributes of reflection. Economic ties, commodity trade, investment, maritime and civil aviation ties will ‘dominate’ his meetings with business hosts now indistinguishable, globally, from government hosts. Trade exchange rather than an exchange of ideas and money dividends, not valuational draws, will take the bulk of his time. Security from the grim reality of Islamic State terror will have to be and will be at the core of dialogues. And all this will be more than welcome to his hosts, who are as governed by the winds of the day as we are.

It is human nature and diplomatic practice to focus on the pleasant, on ‘areas of convergence’. It feels good to do so. But there are areas, far from pleasant, which should be discussed by an Indian Prime Minister visiting African states. Not just far from pleasant, they are inconvenient — to us. That is, we show up poorly in those issues which Nehru would have discussed with Mandela, Nyerere, Kenyatta. The future of world peace, for instance, and disarmament.

1 What Nelson Mandela would have liked to see the prime minister to do?

01. admiration for India’s glad-eyeing of its resources

02. To see him in a trouble for some mis-happenings.

03. to have convened a meeting of ‘foreign students’ in India, asked them what they would like to see being done to increase their sense of comfort and security

04. He will not say that because he has not been advised to do.

05. Remorse from the Prime Minister.

2 Which of the following sentence can be TRUE according to the passage?

01. A Prime Minister of India showcases China

02. The future of world peace, for instance, and armament.

03. PM will say that because he has been advised to do.

04. PM is not the head of a divergent family and in that role becomes something of an interpreter of India, a sociologist, an anthropologist.

05. A Prime Minister of India is not just a head of government

3 Which will ‘dominate’ P.M’s meetings with business hosts now indistinguishable, globally, from government hosts?

01. Frankness, introspection, open-ness to criticism are attributes of reflection

02. Economic ties, commodity trade, investment, maritime and civil aviation ties

03. Introspection, open-ness to criticism are attributes

04. Maritime and civil aviation ties

05. Economic ties, commodity trade, investment

4 Which of the following sentence can be NOT TRUE according to the passage?

01. It is human nature and diplomatic practice to focus on the pleasant.

02. We show up poorly in those issues which Nehru would have discussed with Mandela, Nyerere, Kenyatta.

03. How utterly preposterous! Is how the Indian mandarinate would respond.

04. P.M’s hosts will not observe our own Atithidevo Bhava instinct and continue with the subject

05. Security from the grim reality of Islamic State terror will have to be and will be at the core of dialogues.

5 Choose the word most SIMILAR in meaning to the word given in bold, as used in the passage.

Piquancy


01. aggravating

02. stimulating

03. blandness

04. wallow

05. hollowness

6 Choose the word most SIMILAR in meaning to the word given in bold, as used in the passage.

Aberrant


01. acrid

02. burly

03. bountiful

04. deviant

05. cavernous

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

Remorse


01. delectable

02. happiness

03. anguish

04. dapper

05. contrition

8 Choose the word which is most nearly most OPPOSITE in meaning as the word given in bold as used in the passage.

Grim


01. cheerful

02. pleasant

03. bleak

04. alert

05. drab

9 Why Africa has anything but admiration for India’s glad-eyeing of its resources?

01. It feels good to do so.

02. This will be more than welcome to his hosts

03. for the latent racism of large sections of its people.

04. This is how the African mandarinate would respond.

05. Not mentioned in the passage

10 What is the signature style of our P.M according to the passage mentioned above?

01. Preposterous

02. Acerbic

03. Steely coolth

04. Aberrant

05. Bewildered

Answers:-

Q.1 (3)

Q.2 (5)

Q.3 (2)

Q.4 (4)

Q.5 (2)

Q.6 (4)

Q.7 (2)

Q.8 (3)

Q.9 (3)

Q.10 (3)

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