English Language Quiz for RBI Grade B Phase 1 2023 -17 March

Directions (1-5): Each of the questions below has two blanks each indicating that something has been omitted. For each blank, choose the set of words that best match the meaning of the complete sentence.

Q1. It is said that when you are a _________ rural woman, you make an entire family _____________ socially and economically.
(a) Authoritative, absolute
(b) Competent, independent
(c) Permission, Sovereign
(d) Cancellation, free of charge
(e) Fees charged

Q2. A rural system has its own customs, traditions and social implications and thus the _______________ of a self-help group is an easy task.
(a) Composition, always
(b) Establishment, Permanent
(c) Constitution, no way
(d) Formation, consistently
(e) Formation

Q3. Hindustan Zinc ______________ a large corporate also has a large number of these _____________ products.
(a) Actually
(b) to have, destroy
(c) Currently, loss
(d) to have, enjoy
(e) Indeed, decrease

Q4Churchill did not and could not _____________ that Balia _______________ would ignite the fire and destroy colonial rule in India and beyond.
(a) to guess, engage
(b) Wait, envelope
(c) Figure, jump
(d) to assume, to bury
(e) forecast, deluge

Q5. When a British company established ___________ in the name of trade in 18th-century India, the local authorities tripled the taxes that local farmers had to pay _______________.
(a) Bridle
(b) Authorized, contracted
(c) Controlled
(d) Charges
(e) command, hold

Directions (6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences/groups of sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the correct order to form a meaningful paragraph; Then answer the questions below.

A. Some of my fondest memories are fighting with my puppies, the sun playing hide and seek with the clouds, or me running for the last bite of candy.
B. Photos are a return ticket to memories otherwise lost. Like a forgotten song on the radio or a certain scent, photographs help us travel back in time.
C. They help me smile on bad days and laugh out loud on good days. One thing they definitely do is make your home a cozy haven of love and happiness.
D. These moments remain captured through my old Polaroid lens. I have framed them, stuck them on the refrigerator and inside the closet doors.
E. The most beautiful things in life are rarely just things. Instead, it’s people, places, memories and pictures – awkward selfies and awkward angles included.
F. I call myself a ‘click-happy’ person. My thumb is permanently on the click button to keep the crazy smile on my son’s face.
Q6. Which of the following should be Fourth Sentence after restructuring?

(a) d
(b) F
(d) e
(E) C

Q7. Which of the following should be seconds Sentence after restructuring?

(a) A
(b) d
(c) F
(E) E

Q8. Which of the following should be First Sentence after restructuring?

(a) E
(b) B
(c) d
(d) c
(e) F

Q9. Which of the following should be Sixth (final) sentence after reconstruction?

(a) A
(b) d
(c) F
(d) e
(E) C

Q10. Which of the following should be Fifth Sentence after restructuring?

(a) A
(b) d
(c) F
(d) e
(E) C

Directions (11-15): At the end of the following questions a paragraph is given with one sentence missing. From the given answer choices, choose the sentence that can fill in the blanks to form a coherent paragraph.

Q11. I sometimes get attacked for imposing ‘rules’. Nothing could be further from the truth. I hate rules. I simply report on how consumers react to different stimuli. I might say to the copywriter, “Research shows that advertisements with celebrities are below average in getting people to buy products. Are you sure you want to use a celebrity? Should this be called a rule? Or I might say to an art director, “Research suggests that if you set copy in black type on a white background, more people will read it than if you set it in white type on a black background.” ,
(a) Guidance based on applied research can hardly qualify as ‘rules’
(b) Thus, all my so-called ‘rules’ are in applied research.
(c) A suggestion perhaps, but rarely a rule.
(d) Such principles are indispensable.
(e) Basically it is about consumer behavior.

Q12. The relationship between the factory and the dealer is distant and usually strained as the factory tries to impose cars on the dealers to streamline production. The relationship between dealer and customer is equally strained as dealers constantly adjust prices – make deals – to adjust demand with supply to maximize profits. It becomes a system marked by a lack of long-term commitment on both sides, which fosters a sense of mistrust. To increase their bargaining position, each retains information – the dealer about the product and the customer about his true desires. ,
(a) As a result, ‘deal making’ is rampant without concern for customer satisfaction
(b) As a result demand increases
(c) As a result, everyone gains
(d) As a result, fundamental innovations are becoming rare in the automobile industry
(e) As a result, everyone loses in the long run

Q13. The time traveler (so it would be convenient to speak of him) was explaining to us a re-determined case. His gray eyes twinkled and twinkled, and his usually pale face was flushed and animated. The fire burned brightly, and the soft glow of the incandescent lamps in the silver lilies caught the sparkling and ebbing bubbles in our glasses. Our chairs, being his patent, embraced and caressed us instead of sitting, and it was a luxurious after-dinner atmosphere when thoughts rolled free from the trammels of precision. ,
(a) And slowly and steadily, the atmosphere became stale and lost all its vitality
(b) And he laid it before us in this way—marking the point with a thin forefinger—we sat and idly admired this new paradox (as we thought) and his eagerness for his curiosity.
(c) We sat like children in the nursery, anxiously awaiting what program the magician would have in store for us
(d) We were stunned by the proceedings, as the brilliance of the time traveler was unimaginable and unbearable.
(e) None of these.

Q14. Age has a curvilinear relationship with opportunity exploitation. To begin with, age increases a person’s likelihood of exploiting an entrepreneurial opportunity because people accumulate much of the knowledge needed to exploit opportunities during their lifetime, and age provides the credibility to disseminate that information to others. However, as people get older, their willingness to bear risk decreases, their opportunity costs increase, and they become less receptive to new information. ,
(a) As a result, people tend to transmit more information rather than experimenting with new ideas as they reach advanced age
(b) As a result, people become eager to experiment
(c) As a result, people with lower opportunity costs take advantage of the opportunity when they reach advanced age.
(d) As a result, people become reluctant to take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities when they reach old age
(e) As a result, people tend to depend on reliability rather than novelty when they reach advanced age

Q15. Most people ignore the surgeon’s hand during their first consultation, hoping for reassurance. Prospective patients look for fragility, sensitivity, stability, perhaps a flawless paleness. On this basis, Henry Perrone loses many cases every year. Usually, he knows it’s going to happen before the patient: repeated downward glances, ready-made questions start to blurt, profuse thanks while retreating to the door. ,
(a) They do not care much about their observations
(b) All patients do not like what they see but are unaware of their right to go elsewhere
(c) But Peronne himself is not concerned
(d) But others will take their place, he thought
(e) These hands are very steady


S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. ‘Able, independent’ is the correct usage.
capable of– give (someone) the right or power to do something.
independent- Free from outside control.

S2. Ans.(E)
Sol. ‘Formation, never’ is the correct usage.

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol. ‘To have, enjoy’ is the correct usage.
consumption- The act of using a resource.

S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. ‘Expect, invest’ is the correct usage.
estimate– to expect or anticipate.
engage- (to someone).

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. ‘Control, obliged’ is the correct usage.
duty- Make (someone) legally or morally bound to do something

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol.The correct sequence is to create a meaningful paragraph ebfadc

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol.The correct sequence is to create a meaningful paragraph ebfadc

S8. Ans.(a)
Sol.The correct sequence is to create a meaningful paragraph ebfadc

S9. Ans.(E)
Sol.The correct sequence is to create a meaningful paragraph ebfadc

S10. Ans.(b)
Sol.The correct sequence is to create a meaningful paragraph ebfadc

Sol. In the question above, the first three sentences of the paragraph establish the purpose for which the paragraph is written. Then the author provides some example situations. Under option (c), the author states what his ‘supposed’ rules are, while the author does not even assert his interpretation with undue vigor in the last sentence. Option (a) is contrary to the main purpose of the paragraph as it makes ‘guidance based on useful research’ more binding on others than its action rules. Options (b) and (d) are also eliminated for the same reason. Option (e) talks about one of the examples but it is not relevant to the purpose of the paragraph. Hence, option (c) is the correct answer option.

Sol. In this question, ‘as a result’ indicates that the immediate consequences of the details given in the paragraph are to be found. Option (d) is not an outcome at all and is therefore directly eliminated. Options (a) and (b) are not compatible.. The direct effect is briefly stated in option (e), to close the paragraph smoothly. Hence, option (e) is the correct answer option.

Sol. In the given chapter, the author has given a positive portrayal of the time traveler and the disturbing scene. Options A and D are rejected because they introduce negative emotions. Option C is rejected as no show is kept in the given case. Option B is the best match, as it best captures the tone and narrative of the passage. Also, one should try to see how the tone of option B fits with the rest of the paragraph and makes it the most appropriate in the given context.

Sol. Establish the purpose of the paragraph by looking at the first and last sentences given. (‘Age is …’ and ‘However, as people grow older …’). Options (c) and (e) can be easily ruled out. None of the given options is the result of a curvilinear relationship between age and opportunity exploitation. Option (d) covers all of these and is specific to the ideas presented in the paragraph. Hence, option (d) is the correct answer option.

S15. Ans.(c)
Sol.In this question, option (c) provides a logical conclusion to the paragraph by showing that despite the missing patient, Perrone is not concerned. Hence, option (c) is the correct answer option.

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