Feb 13, 2017

South Indian Bank PO Old Question Answer Paper - English

South Indian Bank PO Old Question Answer Paper
Directions (Q. 1-10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.
1. How people would ____ in a particular situation cannot be ___ with perfect accuracy.
1) think, observed
2) act, expected
3) behave, predicted
4) react, analyzed
5) feel, resolved

2. When the mob turned _____, the police opened fire to control the ___ situation.
1) away, burning
2) up, untoward
3) around, devastating
4) quietly, aggravate
5) hostile, rioting

3. The Government ____ down the opposition ___ for a joint parliamentary committee probe.
1) boiled, proposal
2) shot, demand
3) put, leaders
4) whipped, portfolio
5) struck, party

4. The handwriting on the letter was very ___, none could __________ it.
1) legible, write
2) illegible, read
3) original, recognize
4) faint, notice
5) shabby, identify

5. The delay in completing the task ___ can be attributed to their ____
1) expeditiously, lethargy
2) fully, punctuality
3) economically, rigidity
4) religiously, strictness
5) carefully, perfectionism

6. He ____ for having caused __ to the residents.
1) questioned, authenticity
2) apologized, impatience
3) regretted, inconvenience
4) wondered, disappointment
5) pressurised, discomfort

7. The new __ in the defence field are quite ____ and hence appreciable.
1) ideas, novel
2) studies, substandard
3) incentives, diplomatic
4) appointments, sensitive
5) inventions, admirable

8. He admitted having ____ about the ___ of the documents.
1) questioned, authenticity
2) regard, truth
3) aware, possession
4) predicted, correctness
5) enquired, preparation

9. Despite ___ of resources, the financially underprivileged students ___ in their endeavour.
1) plenty, failed
2) availability, gave
3) want, surrendered
4) lack, succeeded
5) extremity, excelled

10. The work assigned to me is not ___ though it is very __.
1) voluminous, careful
2) challenging, easy
3) impossible, stupendous
4) exceptional, ordinary
5) meagre, difficult

Directions (Q. 11-15): Rearrange the following seven sentences A, B, C, D, E, F and G in the proper sequence so as to make a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
A) The individual owes allegiance and obedience to the state.
B) It is its organ for the present action, the custodian of its tradition.
C) For, the nation is not only a fellowship of contemporaries.
D) The state exists for the citizens, not the citizens for the state.
E) But it is a partnership of present with past and future.
F) It is also the trustee for its future.
G) This is mainly because it is the representative and effective organ of the largest and most inclusive community to which he belongs.

11. Which sentence should be the FOURTH in the paragraph?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

12. Which sentence should be the SIXTH in the paragraph?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

13. Which sentence should be the FIRST in the paragraph?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E

14. Which sentence should be the SEVENTH (LAST) in the paragraph?
1) A
2) B
3) F
4) D
5) E

15. Which sentence should be the SECOND in the paragraph?
1) A
2) B
3) G
4) D
5) E

Directions (Q. 16-25): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.
In the thirties and forties, geography was ---------- (16) --------------- subject in schools. Children spent hours tracing maps and ---------- (17) --------------- about strange places, peoples and customs. Harvard University ---------- (18) --------------- its geography department after World War II. A string of leading universities in the United States ---------- (19) --------------- suit. Geography has been tarred with the racist brush, and no one wants to be ---------- (20) ---------------
David S Landes, professor of history and economics at Harvard University, makes a forceful ---------- (21) --------------- for geography in his book, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations. Geography, he says, tells the unpleasant truth that nature is unfair, unequal in its ---------- (22) --------------- and that its unfaimesses are not easily ---------- (23) ---------------. For Landes, there is nothing racist in a geography that links ---------- (24) --------------- and group behaviour to nature, no one can be praised or ---------- (25) --------------- for the temperature of the air, the volume or timing of rainfall, or the topography.
16. 1) full-fledged 2) resourceful 3) decent 4) boring 5) famous
17. 1) knowledge 2) drawings 3) ignored 4) learned 5) figures
18. 1) established 2) nurtured 3) intensified 4) developed 5) abolished
19. 1) followed 2) cleared 3) prepared 4) wore 5) filed
20. 1) learned 2) contaminated 3) neglected 4) prepared 5) knowledgeable
21. 1) decision 2) impeachment 3) lesson 4) plea 5) plan
22. 1) behaviour 2) favours 3) sources 4) deal 5) functions
23. 1) sensed 2) placated 3) remedied 4) over-ruled 5) understood
24. 1) expediency 2) sentiments 3) performance 4) acquisition 5) obedience
25. 1) credited $2) implored 3) admired 4) flattered 5) blamed

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3 5 2 2 1 3 5 5 4 3
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3 2 1 3 3 3 4 5 1 2
21 22 23 24 25
4 1 3 2 5

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