English Quiz for NABARD Grade A 2022- July 31

Q1.In each of the questions below, there is one statement that is grammatically correct. Mark this option as your answer. All options may also be correct. In this case, check option (e) as your answer.

(a) I could clearly see the site because it was dark.

(b) We are all atheists about most gods mankind has ever believed in.

(c) India is so poor that it cannot afford to lose Mondays to strikes.

(d) He is usually tense but today he seems rather restless.

(e) All are correct.

Q2.In each of the questions below, there is one statement that is grammatically correct. Mark this option as your answer. All options may also be correct. In this case, check option (e) as your answer.

a) To a large extent, many cooperative societies need advice and guidance.

b) The survey was limited to manufacturing companies in the region.

(c) They return quickly with jugs loaded with water.

(d) This is another type of signature behavior.

(e) All are correct

Q3.In each of the questions below, there is one statement that is grammatically correct. Mark this option as your answer. All options may also be correct. In this case, check option (e) as your answer.

(a) India’s national pastime is cricket.

(b) Christopher Reeve confirms a faith in life that will not be easily forgotten.

(c) Weather forecasting has always been a difficult business.

(d) He himself had little hope of recovery.

(e) All are correct

Q4.In each of the questions below, there is one statement that is grammatically correct. Mark this option as your answer. All options may also be correct. In this case, check option (e) as your answer.

(a) We have seldom examined the basic character of its anatomy.

(b) The process continued for millions of years.

(c) The decline in writing skills can be halted.

(d) Financial services face tight liquidity and declining markets.

(e) All are correct.

Q5.In each of the questions below, there is one statement that is grammatically correct. Mark this option as your answer. All options may also be correct. In this case, check option (e) as your answer.

(a) Learning matters to people and organizations.

(b) Good advertising can get people to buy your products even if they suck.

(c) Making people laugh is deceptive.

(d) The delegation of any power, to any person, is never absolute.

(e) All are correct.

Instructions (6-10): Below are given some sentences in which a part is given in bold which is either an idiom or a sentence. Five options are given under each sentence. Select the option that matches the appropriate meaning of the idiom or phrase.

Q6.It seems they are all closed his eyes to the fact that they were creating something truly terrible.

(discovered

(b) Organized

(c) Horrified

(d) Ignored

(e) Troubled

Q7. Don’t spill the beans that we’ll be there at 6 p.m. for the surprise party.

(to jump

(b)Enrich

(c) Reveal

(d) Economize

(e) Disagree

Q8. The teacher had to put up with lots of nonsense from new students.

(a) Manifesto

(b) tolerate

(inexperienced

(d) Explore

(e) Increase

Q9. She thinks they look up her because she didn’t go to college.

(a) despise

(b)Scrutinize

(c) Cherish

(d) Punctuation

(e) Inculcate

Q10. Authorities urged people to refuel in case of hostilities to burst.

(to modify

(b) Rash

(c) Quote

(d) Desert

(e) Demon

Itinerary (11-15): In the question below, some sentences/phrases are given which should be arranged in a proper order. Select the option that best defines the appropriate sequence and organizes the sentence appropriately.

Q11. school education for (A)/ be free for (B)/ we should do (C)/ they can study easily (D)/ girls so that (E)/

(a) BCAED

(b) CABED

(c)EDCAB

(d) DCAEB

(e)CAEBD

Q12. credit disbursement (A) / withdrawal on (B) / rated companies (C) / public sector banks are (D) / down (E) /

(a) DBAEC

(b) BAECD

(c)ABEDC

(d) ECDAB

(e)CBAED

Q13. childish nature which (A)/ ego while innocence (B) / makes you feel light (C)/ comes from a (D) / personality comes from (E)/

(a) EBCDA

(b)EBDAC

(c) EBACD

(d)ACDB

(e) ABCD

Q14. as a result (A)/ of a nuclear war (B)/ probability of extinction (C)/ there is one (D)/ of the human species (E)

(a) CABD

(b)EDCBA

(c) BECAD

(d) DCEAB

(e)ADBCE

Q15. with vivid images (A) / illustrating a life (B) / the prose itself (C) / diminishes the reader’s understanding (D) / of (E)

(a) DCEAB

(b)EABCD

(c) BADEC

(d)CDBAE

(e)ABECD

Solutions

S1. Rep. (b)

Floor. Option (b) is the only choice of all the options given that is grammatically correct. In option (a), ‘see’ will be used instead of ‘seen’. In option (c), “allow to lose” should be used because after having/loving/wanting we use up to the infinitive. In option (d), “usually” will be used instead of “usual”.

S2. Rep. (a)

Floor. Only option (a) is the grammatically correct one out of all the options given. In option (b), ‘confine’ will be used instead of ‘confine’ because the phrase refers to the event that happened in the past. Option (c) will also take the past tense of “come”, i.e. “come”. In option (d), this is another type of sign behavior that is proper use and not “signature” behavior.

S3. Rep.(c)

Floor. Option (c) is the most appropriate answer because it is the grammatically correct choice. In option (a), it should be “India’s national pastime is cricket”. Option (b) will take a past tense of the verb ‘confirm’. So it will be “confirmed”. The correction for option (d) will be “Himself didn’t have much hope for recovery”.

S4. Rep.(a)

Floor. Option (a) is the best grammatically correct answer choice. In option (b), ‘years’ will be used instead of ‘year’. The fix for option (c) is “The decline in writing skills can be halted”. In option (d), since financial services are used and not financial services, “are” will be used and not “is”.

S5. Rep. (D)

Floor. Option (d) is the only grammatically correct option. In option (a), the article ‘an’ will not be used before important, so it will be learning is important. Option (c) will be “making people laugh is tricky”. In option (b), even if will be used and not just even.

S6. Rep.(d)

Floor. “Closing your eyes” means pretending not to notice.

Discovered means located.

Organized means arranged or structured in a systematic way.

Horrified means to fill with horror; greatly shocked.

Troubled means beset by problems or difficulties.

S7. Rep.(c)

Floor. “Spilling the beans” means revealing secret information unwittingly or indiscreetly.

Jump means an act of skipping over part of a sequence of data or instructions.

To enrich means to improve or enhance the quality or value of.

Saving means spending less; reduce its expenses.

To disagree means to have or express a different opinion.

S8. Rep.(b)

Floor. Supporter’ is a phrasal verb which means to tolerate or to endure. However, not all options are relevant and do not correspond to the appropriate meaning of the given phrasal verb.

Manifest means clear or obvious to the eyes or the mind.

To explore means to inquire or discuss (a subject) in detail.

To increase means to make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.

S9. Rep.(a)

Floor. To “despise” means to despise someone means to regard that person as inferior or unimportant, usually when this is not true; despise.

To examine means to examine or inspect closely and thoroughly.

To cherish means to protect and care for (someone) with love.

Point means occur at intervals in (an area or period).

To inculcate means to instill (an idea, attitude, or habit) by persistent teaching.

S10.Res.(b)

Floor. Option (b) is the most appropriate choice. “Break out” is a phrasal verb which means to break out or start suddenly.

Alter means a change in character or composition, usually in a relatively small but significant way.

Quote means to repeat a statement by (someone).

Desert means to abandon (a person, cause or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous.

Demon means an evil spirit or devil, especially one who thinks he is possessing a person or acting as an executioner in hell.

S11. Rep. (b)

Floor. The correct sequence is CABED because it organizes the sentence in the best way as follows: “We should make school education free for girls so that they can study easily.”

S12. Rep. (a)

Floor. The correct sequence is DBAEC because it correctly organizes the sentence as follows: “Public sector banks withdraw credit disbursement to lower rated companies.”

S13. Rep. (b)

Floor. The correct sequence of the statement is EBDAC as it organizes the sentence as follows: “Personality comes from the ego while innocence comes from a childish nature that makes you feel light.”

S14. Rep. (D)

Floor. Option (d) provides the correct sequence for the sentence arrangement. The appropriate contrived sentence is: “There is a probability of extinction of the human species as a result of nuclear war.

S15. Rep. (vs)

Floor. The correct sequence is BADEC because the sentence can be arranged as follows: “Illustrating a life with vivid imagery impairs the reader’s understanding of the prose itself.”

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