New Pattern for English Quiz for SBI Po 2017 - Part 5

Direction: In the passage given below words are given in bold, each followed by a number given in the brackets. Every word in bold has five alternatives. Find the word which best suits the place. If the given word suits the blank, mark 'no correction/change required' as the answer.
In the 1980s, ‘pseudo-secularism’ and ‘minority-ism’ were the two principal issues of Indian politics. These expressions, used by the BJP, denote grievances (1) of Muslims by the ruling Congress, and in subsequent decades, by regional forces.
A section of the Hindu majority also always felt secure (2) about it. This grief was shared by many Congress leaders as well. The Muslim leadership, too, in the name of marginalization from the structures of power and economy, pursued their politics almost exclusively for emotive identity-related issues of personal law, Urdu, Muslim universities, etc. Cultural identities were not defined in terms of regional, ethnic and linguistic diversities of the religious communities. At least on this particular issue, ‘secular’ politics, their Muslim leadership and the majoritarian communal politics were all on the same board. Playing the majoritarian communal card became easier for a Hindu team (3). The Muslim leadership asked for their conservatism to be preserved and safeguarded (4).Whatever they asked for was granted, all in the name of ‘secularism’. Muslim politics did not go beyond this, even though their uninterupted (5) under-representation in every sphere of education, economy and power continued.

1) Find out the appropriate word 1. 
a) irritation
b) enragement
c) placation
d) baleful
e) No correction required


2) Find out the appropriate word 2. 
a)jubilant
b) dispiriting
c) gleeful
d) aggrieved
e ) No correction required


3) Find out the appropriate word 3. 
a)consolidation 
b)division
c)severance
d)parting
e) No correction required


4) Find out the appropriate word 4. 
a) praised
b)carry on
c) perpetuated
d)standstill
e) No correction required


5) Find out the appropriate word 5. 
a) woeful
b)uplifting
c) encouraging
d) gloomy
e) No correction required


Directions: Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, Will be in one part of the sentence. If there is no error. Mark (E) i.e. no error as the answer. (Ignore errors of punctuation, if any). 

6) Hence, the Muslim masses were not accustomed to mobilise (A)/ protests against price rise, unemployment, electricity, roads, healthcare, education, environment (B)/ and such socially non-divisive issues of everyday concern. (C)/ Ironically, they still suffered from being an ‘appeased’ community.(D)/ No error (E)/. 
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
e. E


7) As the majoritarian communal politics alleged these (A)/ ‘secular’ parties of ‘minority appeasement’, the Congress-led UPA-1 bought out the Sachar Report (B)/ in 2005 to essentially tell ‘saffronised Hindus’, “See! Had weappeased them, (C)/ their economic status could not have been so woeful!” But that was not to be.(D)/ No error (E)/.
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
e. E


8) The ‘revolution of rising expectations’ between the historically (A) /oppressed groups — the lower OBCs and lower Dalits (B)/ — is something no political formation (C)/, except Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), addressed (D)/ No error (E)/.
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
e. E


9) One needs to watch if the BJP really would likes to trifurcate UP. (A)/ Politically, this may be more useful for Modi in (B)/ that the chief minister of UP as the state is today (C)/ could emerge as his next contender for the prime ministership. (D)/ No error (E)/.
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
e. E


10) Is the BJP here to offer good governance and development, along with Hindutva? (A)/ Or is it here only to unfold a radical Hindutva with everything else a façade? (B)/ Did Adityanath really have any imagination for the concrete development of UP? (C)/ The mandate of 2017 in UP, it seems, is to give a chance to the BJP to answer these questions. (D)/ No error (E)/.
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D
e. E

Answer :

1. (c) placation noun form of placate - to appease or pacify, especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures (तसल्ली देना , दिलासा देना )
2. (d) aggrieved - feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated ( पीड़ित , असंतुष्ट)
3. (a) consolidation – to bring together (separate parts) into a single or unified whole; unite; combine(समेकन)
4. (b) perpetuated - make (something) continue indefinitely. (बनाये रखना)
5. (a) woeful - characterized by, expressive of, or causing sorrow or misery (खस्ताहाल)
6. ( E) No error
7. (b)“brought out “ not “bought out “
8. (a) remove “between” (used for two persons ) among is the correct word for more than two .
9. (a) Error “ likes “ correct : “like”
10. Answer: (e) No error

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