New Pattern English Questions For SBI PO: Part 2

Read the paragraph given below carefully and decide which of the following sentence (A-E) should immediately FOLLOW the given paragraph.

Ques 1

Holi is now about wearing comfortable cotton dresses which do not cling the skin when one gets wet. Everyone needs to wear comfortable clothes and at the same time look fashionable to enjoy the festive spirit. Georgette is a breathable fabric and easy to get rid of colours.

A. Vibrant colours are all over in big cities, splashed on walls as well as on faces and clothes of young and old alike.
B. Fabrics like cotton and linen have been used this time.

C. The vibrant collection of the Kolkata-based designer comprises stylish kurtas, lehangas and anarkalis, saris in light cream colour.
D. Trendy clothes signify a change in society. No longer restricted to just the mandatory splashing of gulals and munching gujiyas, Holi is also about wearing the trendiest outfit in your wardrobe in the evening.
E. None of these


Ques 2

Thanks to all this peeling and scrapping, we end up using less than half of most vegetables and fruits we buy. This is unfortunate, because besides the humongous wastage, this way, we also end up binning parts of the food which are actually more nutrient-dense than the ones we eat; the thick peels, roots, stems and seeds that we trash as garbage are actually loaded with valuable nutrients.

A. The same nutrients found in that kale and artichoke that you pay a ransom to buy from imported food stores!
B. Peel, chop off stems, de-seed, cook and eat — that’s the standard procedure we follow in our kitchens these days with most foods.
C. It’s the same with fruits too. For example, apple is quercetin-rich, the compound that research says improves lung function, and it is found mostly in the peel.
D. It makes sense to go back to the inclusive way of cooking that was followed in our households in the past. The only thing that you may need to do is concoct imaginative recipes to incorporate more and more stems, leaves and peels in our mainstream meals.
E. None of these


Ques 3

Cycling has become a popular fad in the city, with many people taking to professional bikes and gear. They ride for a minimum of 20 kilometres every day inside the city and head out on long rides to Palani, Sivakasi, Kodaikanal and Theni during the weekends. It’s a community building activity, where we meet people from various walks of life and exchange ideas. People from different parts of the city ride in small groups and post pictures of their daily rides on WhatsApp groups.

A. You concentrate and observe more when on a cycle and don’t miss out on the beautiful Gulmohar in full bloom or the distant clouds lacing the hill slopes.
B. There’s a difference between riding a bike and a cycle.
C. That way, it’s a motivation for more people to join in and for the members to take up cycling regularly.
D. Rajnesh Kumar K of Freedom Riders Club says that cycling is as good as meditation.
E. None of these


Ques 4

For many years, the furthest extent of a foreign road trip was either Bhutan or Nepal, and here, being an Indian citizen, you really didn’t need a visa or even a passport. The road to Europe, along which the hippies travelled to India in the Sixties and Seventies via Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan or Pakistan, is unfortunately not an option for Indians, due to the political situation there.

A. Companies like MotoRover, Mahindra Adventure and MotoMonks that specialise in unique and experiential road trips are at hand to sort out all logistics, carnets and relevant documents.
B. Yes, you can now travel from your home in Chennai to the Eiffel Tower, the Big Ben, the Vatican or the Swiss Alps without taking a single ferry.
C. But why restrict yourself to Burma or the road to Bangkok? With this land border now open for private vehicles, you can set your eyes on continental Europe and actually drive there.
D. But recently, with the requisite visas and carnet de passage for your motorcycle or motorcar, it has become possible to drive into Burma.
E. None of these


Ques 5

Tanmoy Bose the well-known tabla player was Pandit Ghosh’s ganda bandh shagird that is he tied a thread on his hand in guru shishya parampara making him representative to carry forward the musical legacy. The artiste recalls that Pandit Ghosh taught his son Bickram Ghosh and him together and was impartial. That left an indelible impression on him and he too teaches all his students equally. He also told that rebuke and praise were based purely on performance.

A. While performing, if Guruji didn’t approve he would make you do it again.
B. Apart from regular riyaz, before shows I always put in extra effort to help set the tempo.
C. But for these tours, I would have probably never heard them. This imbibed in me a deep respect for all forms of music irrespective of place and language.
D. Has experimentation and fusion lead to dilution of tradition
E. None of these


Solutions

In these questions, we need the last sentence of the given paragraph. Read and understand the given paragraph and concentrate on the last line of the given paragraph as the line which should follow it should be logically related to it.

Solution 1


  • Holi is now about wearing comfortable cotton dresses which do not cling the skin when one gets wet. Everyone needs to wear comfortable clothes and at the same time look fashionable to enjoy the festive spirit. Georgette is a breathable fabric and easy to get rid of colours.
  • The given paragraph is about the latest trend in dresses related to the festival Holi. The last line is about the fabric georgette. So, the sentence which should follow it is:
  • Fabrics like cotton and linen have been used this time.


Solution 2


  • Thanks to the peeling and scrapping, we end up using less than half of most vegetables and fruits we buy. This is unfortunate, because besides the humongous wastage, this way, we also end up binning parts of the food which are actually more nutrient-dense than the ones we eat; the thick peels, roots, stems and seeds that we trash as garbage are actually loaded with valuable nutrients.
  • The given paragraph is about the wastage of nutrients due to peeling and scrapping. The last line is about the valuable nutrients in peels, roots etc. So, the sentence which should follow it is:
  • The same nutrients found in that kale and artichoke that you pay a ransom to buy from imported food stores!

Solution 3. 


  • Cycling has become a popular fad in the city, with many people taking to professional bikes and gear. They ride for a minimum of 20 kilometres every day inside the city and head out on long rides to Palani, Sivakasi, Kodaikanal and Theni during the weekends. It’s a community building activity, where we meet people from various walks of life and exchange ideas. People from different parts of the city ride in small groups and post pictures of their daily rides on WhatsApp groups.
  • The given paragraph is about the popularity of cycling in the cities. The last line is about the sharing pictures on Whats App group. So, the sentence which should follow it is:
  • That way, it’s a motivation for more people to join in and for the members to take up cycling regularly. (Posting photos on WhatsApp motivates others)

Solution 4


  • For many years, the furthest extent of a foreign road trip was either Bhutan or Nepal, and here, being an Indian citizen, you really didn’t need a visa or even a passport. The road to Europe, along which the hippies travelled to India in the Sixties and Seventies via Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan or Pakistan, is unfortunately not an option for Indians, due to the political situation there.
  • The given paragraph is about road trips to the foreign countries. The last line is about the countries like Pakistan where road trip is not possible due to political reasons. So, the sentence which should follow it is:
  • But recently, with the requisite visas and carnet de passage for your motorcycle or motorcar, it has become possible to drive into Burma. (Connector but is used to relate information to the last line. Now it is possible to travel to Burma.)


Solution 5


  • Tanmoy Bose the well-known tabla player was Pandit Ghosh’s ganda bandh shagird that is he tied a thread on his hand in guru shishya parampara making him representative to carry forward the musical legacy. The artiste recalls that Pandit Ghosh taught his son Bickram Ghosh and him together and was impartial. That left an indelible impression on him and he too teaches all his students equally. He also told that rebuke and praise were based purely on performance.
  • The given paragraph is about the well known Tabla player Tanmoy Bose and his teacher Pandit Ghosh. The last line is telling that praise depends on the performance. So, the sentence which should follow it is:
  • While performing, if Guruji didn’t approve he would make you do it again. (Means no praise if performance is not good.)


(Source: The Hindu)

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