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English for RRB po/clerk and RBI assistant mains

Direction (1-5); Select the phrase/connector (STARTERS) from the given three options which can be used to form a single sentence from the two sentences given below, implying the same meaning as expressed in the statement sentences.

 

Q1. (1) Some had hoped that Donald Trump, in his inaugural address, would seek to heal the wounds created by a divisive campaign.

(2) His campaign was marked by the belligerence and rhetoric.

(i)While many hoped…

(ii)Despite the belligerence…

(iii)Healing the wounds…

 

(a)Only (i) is correct

(b)Only (ii) is correct

(c)Only (iii) is correct

(d)Both (i) and (ii) are correct

(e)None is correct

2. Q2. (1) The intricate web of global trade and finance ensures that the demise of a single company can affect so many more.

(2) It is already witnessed in the Lehman Brothers meltdown.

(i)As already witnessed…

(ii)In order to witness the…

(iii) Ensuring that the demise of a single ………….

(a)Only (i) is correct

(b)Only (ii) is correct

(c)Only (iii) is correct

(d)Both (i) and (iii) are correct

(e)All are correct

3. It has fallen relatively behind in the scale of social indicators of living standards.

(i)Though India has…

(ii)Although India has…

(iii)Despite falling behind…

(a)Only (i) is correct

(b)Only (iii) is correct

(c)Both (i) and (ii) are correct

(d)Both (ii) and (iii) are correct

(e)All are correct

4. (1) The economy has done well in terms of GDP during the last two decades.

(2) It has earned the reputation of being second to China in terms of economic growth.

(i)Provided the reputation of being second to China…

(ii)During the last two…

(iii)In terms of GDP…

(a)Only (i) is correct

(b)Only (ii) is correct

(c)Only (iii) is correct

(d)Both (ii) and (iii) are correct

(e)All are correct


5. (1) The pyre was lit and Gandhi’s frail body was consigned to flames.

(2) Someone from the mourning millions exclaimed: ‘Now he belongs to the ages.’

 

(i)As the pyre was lit…

(ii)From the mourning millions…

(iii)After lighting the pyre…

(a)Only (i) is correct

(b)Only (ii) is correct

(c)Only (iii) is correct

(d)All are correct

(e)None is correct


Direction: In each of the following questions few statements are given. You have to arrange them and choose the correct arrangement from the given options.

6. a) But as people begin immersing themselves in new realities, a growing number of worrisome reports have surfaced.

b) Tech evangelists predicted that 2016 would be “the year of virtual reality.”
c) One is that VR systems can make some users sick.
d) And in some ways they were right. Several virtual reality headsets finally hit the commercial market, and millions of people bought one.
A) bacd
B) cbda
C) bdac
D) badc
E) bdca


7. a) This advance may be more symbolic than practical right now, but merely showing a working example of atomic data storage, orders of magnitude smaller than state of the art techniques, is practically science fiction.

b) The fundamental components of computers are becoming small enough that they are pressing against the boundaries of the familiar world of Newtonian physics.
c) But IBM has outdone them all by reading and writing data to a single atom.
d) And nowhere is the scale and precision of operation on better display than in hard disk drives, where a trillion bits may fit in a square inch.

A) abcd
B) abdc
C) bacd
D) bdca
E) cbad


8. a) You can probably think of a few: coolness under pressure, a problem-solving mentality, and the ability to work in a team setting.
b) Essentially, hopefuls must have a bachelor’s degree in science, be physically fit, and stand between 58.5 and 76 inches tall.
c) What NASA doesn’t mention, however, are the intangibles.
d) NASA’s requirements for becoming an astronaut are stringent, but not overly daunting.
A) bdac
B) cbad
C) dbca
D) dacb
E) bdca

9. a)Quarks only separate in extreme conditions.
b) Some conditions are : immediately after the Big Bang or in the center of stars or during high-energy particle collisions generated in particle colliders.
c) Much of the matter in the universe is made up of tiny particles called quarks.
d) Normally it’s impossible to see a quark on its own because they are always bound tightly together in groups.
A) cdab
B) cabd
C) dcba
D) dabc
E) acdb

10. a) At the dawn of personal computing he imagined the creative mind overlapping symbiotically with the intelligent machine to co-create designs.
b) This vision of the future architect was imagined by engineer and inventor Douglas Engelbart during his research into emerging computer systems at Stanford in 1962.
c) This dual mode of production, he envisaged, would hold the potential to generate new realities which could not be realized by either entity operating alone.
A) bca
B) bac
C) abc
D) acb
E) cba

Answer -

1. (b)

Exp.

(ii)Despite the belligerence and rhetoric of his campaign, some had hoped that Donald Trump, in his inaugural address, would seek to heal the wounds created by a divisive campaign.


2. (a)

Exp.

 (i) As already witnessed in the Lehman Brothers meltdown, the intricate web of global trade and finance ensures that the demise of a single company can affect so many more.


3. (c)

Exp.

 (i) Though India has climbed rapidly up the ladder of growth rates, it has fallen relatively behind in the scale of social indicators of living standards.

(ii) Although India has climbed rapidly up the ladder of growth rates, it has fallen relatively behind in the scale of social indicators of living standards.


4. (d)

Exp.

 (ii) During the last two decades, the economy has done well in terms of GDP and has earned the reputation of being second to China in terms of economic growth.

(iii) In terms of GDP, the economy has done well during the last two decades and has earned the reputation of being second to China in terms of economic growth.


5. (a)

Exp.

 (i)As the pyre was lit and Gandhi’s frail body consigned to flames, someone from the mourning millions exclaimed: ‘Now he belongs to the ages.’


6. Option C

Explanation: Tech evangelists predicted that 2016 would be “the year of virtual reality.” And in some ways they were right. Several virtual reality headsets finally hit the commercial market, and millions of people bought one. But as people begin immersing themselves in new realities, a growing number of worrisome reports have surfaced. One is that VR systems can make some users sick.


7. Option D
Explanation
: The fundamental components of computers are becoming small enough that they are pressing against the boundaries of the familiar world of Newtonian physics. And nowhere is the scale and precision of operation on better display than in hard disk drives, where a trillion bits may fit in a square inch. But IBM has outdone them all by reading and writing data to a single atom. This advance may be more symbolic than practical right now, but merely showing a working example of atomic data storage, orders of magnitude smaller than state of the art techniques, is practically science fiction.



8. Option C

Explanation: NASA’s requirements for becoming an astronaut are stringent, but not overly daunting. Essentially, hopefuls must have a bachelor’s degree in science, be physically fit, and stand between 58.5 and 76 inches tall. What NASA doesn’t mention, however, are the intangibles. You can probably think of a few: coolness under pressure, a problem-solving mentality, and the ability to work in a team setting.


9. Option A
Explanation: Much of the matter in the universe is made up of tiny particles called quarks. Normally it’s impossible to see a quark on its own because they are always bound tightly together in groups. Quarks only separate in extreme conditions. Some conditions are :  immediately after the Big Bang or in the center of stars or during high-energy particle collisions generated in particle colliders.

10. Option B
Explanation: This vision of the future architect was imagined by engineer and inventor Douglas Engelbart during his research into emerging computer systems at Stanford in 1962. At the dawn of personal computing he imagined the creative mind overlapping symbiotically with the intelligent machine to co-create designs. This dual mode of production, he envisaged, would hold the potential to generate new realities which could not be realized by either entity operating alone.