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### IBPS Reasoning Quiz for 2019 Exams

Directions (1-5): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
Ten boxes are placed in the following manner one above the other.

Only two boxes are kept between Box G and Box I. G and H are not in the same row. More than two boxes are between E and H.
Box F is immediate left to Box A. Box I is immediate right to Box J, who is in odd numbered row. Box C is just above Box F. Box B is on odd numbered row. Box J is kept just above Box D.

Q1. How many boxes are between Box J and Box F?

none
one
two
three
more than three

Q2. Which box is kept immediately above Box E?
B
F
D
C
No box

Q3. How many boxes are kept to the right of Box B in the same row?
none
one
two
three
more than three

Q4. Which of the following represents the boxes kept exactly one above the other?
B,J,D,H
J,B
C,A,J
E,I,H
none of these

Q5. How many boxes are between Box I and Box C?
none
one
two
three
more than three

Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the question given below-

Eight persons U, V, A, B, W, Y, C, and D are seating in two parallel rows, four persons sit in each row. The ones who are seating in row 1 facing North and like colours. The ones who are seating in row 2 facing south and like fruits. A doesn’t face W and One of them likes red colour. The one who likes mango doesn’t face A. An immediate neighbour of C doesn’t face the one who likes guava. The one who sits second to the left of the one who likes mango, faces the one who likes blue. The one who likes guava sits second to the left of U. C likes pink colour and sits at one of the extreme ends of the row. There is only one person sit between U and V. The one who sits second to the right of the one who likes grapes, faces A. B likes yellow colour but doesn’t face V. Neither W nor Y likes any colour. The one who likes grapes is not an immediate neighbour of U. One of them likes kiwi.

Q6. Who among the following likes kiwi?

A
B
C
Y
None of these

Q7. The one who likes Guava faces which of the following person?
A
The one who likes pink
B
The one who likes blue
None of these

Q8. A likes which of the following colour?
Yellow
Red
Blue
Pink
None of these

Q9. Which of the following pair sits at extreme ends of the row?
B, D
B, V
U, B
None of these
Y, V

Q10. Who among the following faces B?
U
W
Both (b) and (d)
The one who likes grapes
None of these

Directions (11-15): Study the information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Ten persons are sitting in row facing either north or south. Persons sitting at both the ends face same direction as G. F faces south. The number of persons sitting between B and J is same as between E and J. A sits 3rd to the left of J, who faces south. Two persons sit between C and A. I sits at one of the ends but does not face south. Five persons sit between F and D. A and E face same direction but opposite to D. A sits 4th from one of the ends and faces north. B doesn’t sit adjacent to J. The immediate neighbor of A faces opposite direction to A. E doesn’t sit adjacent to D. H is one of the person.

Q11. What is the position of D with respect to J?

3rd to the left
3rd to the right
4th to the left
5th to the right
none of these

Q12. What is the position of F with respect to E?
3rd to the left
3rd to the right
4th to the left
5th to the right
none of these

Q13. Which of the following statement is true regarding the arrangement?
E sit to the left of I
F sits 4th from one of the ends
C faces south
B faces north
none of these

Q14. Four of the following belongs to a group find the one that does not belong to that group?
G
F
C
A
I

Q15. Who among the following faces south?
E
G
H
A
none of these

SOLUTIONS

1.E
2.E
3.A
4.D
5.A
6.D
7.D
8.B
9.C
10.C
11.E
12.E
13.E
14.B
15.C

5 Banking and SSC : March 2019 Directions (1-5): Study the following information to answer the given questions:  Ten boxes are placed in the following manner one abo...

### Current Affairs Questions for NHB Assistant Manager Exam: 2019

Q1. Scott Walker has passed away. He was a well known________.
Singer
Activist
Teacher
Economist
Journalist

Q2. In Shooting, Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary have won a Gold medal in the 10-meter Air Pistol Mixed team event at the 12th Asian Airgun Championship. This Championship was held in __________.
Thailand
Sri Lanka
India
Singapore
Taipei

Q3. An Indian Anti-Satellite Weapon (A-SAT) successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit. What was the name of this mission?
Mission DRDO- Shakti
Mission Space-Shakti
Mission Shakti
Mission Space-Vijay
Mission Keerti

Q4. The Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus commonly called Oman Open table tennis held in_______.
Salalah
Muscat
Bawshar
Seeb

Q5. In which of the following city the world’s largest e-waste recycling plant has been opened by ‘Enviroserve’ company?
Bishkek?
Dubai
Herat
Dushanbe
Ashgabat?

Q6. The Reserve Bank of India has slapped a penalty of Rs 2 crore on ______ for non-compliance of regulatory directions with regard to SWIFT operations.
BoB
BoI
PNB
SBI
EXIM Bank

Q7. First Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition to Mt Makalu was flagged off by Director General Military Training. It is the ____highest mountain in the world.
2nd
4th
7th
9th
5th

Q8. President Ram Nath Kovind has been awarded the Grand Order of King Tomislav with Sash and Grand Star. This is the highest award of ________.
Finland
Sweden
Norway
Croatia
Switzerland

Q9. Which of the following organisation partners with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard to launch its own virtual credit card?
Microsoft
Apple
Amazon
Reliance

Q10. The cabinet apprised about MoU between India and______to promote exchange of information and technical cooperation in the field of Housing and Human Settlement.
Iran
Norway
Mexico
Bhutan
Morocco

SOLUTIONS

1.A
2.E
3.C
4.B
5.B
6.C
7.E
8.D
9.C
10.E

5 Banking and SSC : March 2019 Q1. Scott Walker has passed away. He was a well known________.  Singer  Activist  Teacher  Economist  Journalist Q2. In Shooting, Ma...

### English Language Quiz For LIC AAO 2019

Directions (1-5): Which of the following phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the sentence meaningfully correct? Choose the best option among the five given alternatives that reflect the correct use of phrase in the context of the grammatically correct sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark “No Change required” as your answer.

Q1. Indian exporters, especially from the employment-oriented engineering sector, suffers due to high cost of production, with the situation aggravated by the government-imposed restrictions on imports of steel, the basic raw material.
suffer due to high cost of production
suffer due too high cost of production
suffer due to highly cost of production
suffer due to high cost off production
No change required

Q2. Mahatma Gandhi firmly believed that the ‘Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not for every man’s greed.
provides enough to satisfies every man’s need
provides enough too satisfy every man’s need
provides enough to satisfy every mans need
provides enough to satisfy every man’s needy
No change required

Q3. The philosophy of the Gita appeals because it combines metaphysical thought and practical living to enabled each one to attain the supreme goal of God realisation.
to enable each one too attain the supreme goal
to enable each one to attaining the supreme goal
to enabling each one to attain the supreme goal
to enable each one to attain the supreme goal
No change required

Q4. Besides making sanitation a movement through the provision of well-designed toilets and behavioural change in rural India, the SBM (Swachh Bharat Mission) should have an extensive vision of what constitutes cleanliness.
should have a extensive vision of what constitutes cleanliness.
should have an extensive vision off what constitutes cleanliness.
should have an extensive vision of what constituting cleanliness.
should have an extensive vision of which constitutes cleanliness.
No change required

Q5. Over the last few years, Indian banks has been forced by the Reserve Bank of India to recognise troubled assets in their books, but their resolution has remained a challenge.
have been force by the Reserve Bank of India to recognise
have been forced by the Reserve Bank of India to recognise
have been forced by the Reserve Bank of India to recognising
have been forced by the Reserve Bank of India too recognise
No change required

Directions (6-8): Choose the word which is most SIMILAR in meaning to the word printed in bold below.

Q6. IMMINENT
Recent
Approaching
Remote
Bygone
Former

Q7. ENSUE
Prescribe
Precede
Antedate
Predate
Result

Q8. RELEGATE
Scramble
Harbour
Promote

Directions (9-10): Choose the word which is most OPPOSITE in meaning to the word printed in bold below.

Q9. STARK
Austere
Grim
Benign
Severe
Stern

Q10. ABHORRENT
Awful
Obscene
Abominable
Innocuous
Repugnant

Directions (11-15): In each of the following sentence(s), there are two blank spaces. Below the sentences, there are five options and the blanks are to be filled with the pair of words given below to make the sentences correct. Fill up the sentences with the correct words.

Q11. The combination of using personal data without consent and tailoring .................. campaigns, fake news and propaganda to discover preferences of voters is a .................... and corrosive cocktail.
assassinate, weaken
slander, potent
insult might
praise, domination
besmirch, force

Q12. Individuals often share their data without being ................... of it or understanding the implications of privacy terms and ........................
awareness, war
know, positioned
aware, conditions
know, acknowledge
aware, acknowledge

Q13. Diseases of affluence are in contrast to diseases of poverty that are the result of low living ................ that prevent people from having sufficient access to ................. healthcare.
state, scarce
status, praise
arena, pleasing
standards, quality
criteria, qualify

Q14. Social sector workers have pointed out that creating a voluntary ...................... pension scheme for informal sector workers is not likely to work as their salaries are ......................
contribute, low
contribute, highly
contributory, lowly
Both (b) and (e)
contributory, low

Q15. The Economist magazine, though a leading champion of free market liberalism, recently ...................... that our failure to address global warming is a great market ...................... and calls for muscular government action.
argued, failure
argue, fails
quarrel, results
certify, promoting

SOLUTIONS

1.A
2.E
3.D
4.E
5.B
6.B
7.E
8.B
9.C
10.D
11.B
12.C
13.D
14.E
15.A

5 Banking and SSC : March 2019 Directions (1-5): Which of the following phrases given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold letters to make the se...

### Current Affairs Questions for Competitive Exams: 2019

Q1. Which among the following organization/board launched a new podcast app ‘Shiksha Vani’ that will disseminate crucial information to students and parents in a timely manner?
IB
UPSC
ICSC
CBSC
NCERT

Q2. Who among the following was honoured with Vyas Samman 2018 for his collection of poems “Jitne Log Utne Prem”?
Mannu Bhandari
Mridula Garg
Kedarnath Singh

Q3. Which of the following organisation has inked an agreement to invest USD 50 million in solar energy project developer Avaada Energy Pvt Ltd to help the company scale up rapidly?
World bank
AfDB
IMF
EXIM bank

Q4. Which of the following bank has signed a pact with the Bank of China to boost business opportunities?
SBI
PNB
BoB
ICICI
HDFC

Q5. Who among the following has been awarded the 2019 Templeton Prize for his work blending science and spirituality?
Tim Berners-Lee
Noam Chomsky
Marcelo Gleiser
James Watson
Stephen Hawking

Q6. The International Day of Forests is held annually on_________.
21 March
22 March
18 March
20 March
25 March

Q7. The theme for International Day of Forests 2019 is _________.
Human, Animal and Forests
Learn to Save Forests
Educate To save Forests
I, We and Forests
Forests and Education

Q8. Fitch Ratings cut India’s economic growth forecast for the next financial year starting April 1, to____ from its previous estimate of___.
7.1%, 7.4%
6.7%, 7.1%
6.8%, 7%
7.3%, 7.6%
7%, 7.3%

Q9. Indian Railways' Integral Coach Factory (ICF) has surpassed the top Chinese manufacturers and became the single largest rail coach manufacturer in the world. It is located in ___________.
Pune
Chennai
Kochi
Nagpur

Q10. What is India's rank in World Happiness Report 2019?
113
137
131
140
156

Q11. India won a total of ____at the Special Olympics World Summer Games, held at Abu Dhabi, UAE.
212
168
306
247
368

Q12. Which of the following country has imposed an immediate ban on assault weapons?
New Zealand
USA
Australia
UK
Norway

Q13. What is the theme for World Water Day 2019?
World and Water
Human, Forests and Water
I, We and Water
Leaving No One Behind
Leaving Nothing Behind

Q14. Which of the following city hosted the first ever High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation (HLD-IPC)?
Bangkok
Astana
New Delhi
New York
Jakarta

Q15. Which of the following country has renamed its capital as Nursultan?
Turkmenistan
Indonesia
Kazakhstan
Turkey
Uzbekistan

SOLUTIONS

1.D
2.E
3.B
4.A
5.C
6.A
7.E
8.C
9.B
10.D
11.E
12.A
13.D
14.E
15.C

5 Banking and SSC : March 2019 Q1. Which among the following organization/board launched a new podcast app ‘Shiksha Vani’ that will disseminate crucial information to stu...

### Reasoning Quiz For LIC AAO 2019

Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions

Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H are sitting around a circular table. Four of them like different colours and four of them like different fruits. H like Green and sit second to the left of the one who like Litchi. Both of the immediate neighbor of the one who like Litchi do not like Fruits. E sits third to the right of A and both of them do not like color. G likes Mango. Both the immediate neighbors of C like Fruit. E faces D. B faces the one who likes Blue and is not an immediate neighbor of A. E does not like Apple and D likes Red colour. F does not like Yellow. B does not like Litchi and is not an immediate neighbor of E. E likes banana. The one who sits 2nd left to D doesn’t like apple.

Q1. Who among the following like Yellow?
B
E
F
D
None of these

Q2. Who among the following faces the one who likes Mango?
B
E
F
D
None of these

Q3. Who sits second to the right of the one who like Red?
C
E
F
D
None of these

Q4. Four of the following are alike in a certain way so form a group, which of the following does not belong to that group?
C
B
F
D
H

Q5. The one who sits second to the left of B likes which of the following?
Litchi
Banana
Blue
Apple
None of these

Q6. In a number 8175398 if all the digits are arranged in descending order from the right end and then how many digit will retain their original position?
1
2
3
none
none of these

Q7. In a number 8875398 if 1 is subtracted from every digit of the number and then how many digit is a multiple of 2?
1
2
3
none
none of these

Q8. How many such pair of digits are there in the given number “46579739” (Both backward and forward) which have as many digits between them in the number as in the numeric series?
One
Two
Three
More than three
None of these.

Directions (9-10): Study the following information and answer the questions given below:

Each of the five friends P, Q, R, S and T get different ranks in an exam. T and P get better ranks than Q. S gets better rank than only R. P is not the topper.

Q9. Who gets the lowest rank?

P
Q
R
S
None of these

Q10. If T is related to Q, and P is related to S, then Q is related to whom?
P
Q
R
S
None of these

Directions (11-15): In each question below are given some statements followed by some conclusions. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q11. Statements: All sugar is salt.

Some cup are stick.
No stick is sugar.
Conclusions: I. All cup are salt is a possibility.
II. Some stick are salt.
Only I follows
Both I and II follow
Only II follows
None follows
None of these

Q12. Statements: Some crow is bat.
Some bat are cat.
All bat are fly.
Conclusions: I. Some fly are not cat.
II. Some crow can be cat.
Only I follows
Both I and II follow
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
None follows

Q13. Statements: All bottle are jug.
No jug is mug.
No mug are cap.
Conclusions: I. Some bottle are cap.
II. Some cap are not bottle.
Only II follows
Both I and II follow
Only I follows
Either I or II follows
None follows

Q14. Statements: All states are city.
Some country are world.
No world is state.
Conclusions: I. Some city are state.
II. All state are country is a possibility.
Only I follows
None follows
Both I and II follow
Only II follows
None of these

Q15. Statements: Some bat are ball.
Some pen are mouse.
Some ball are pen.
Conclusions: I. Some bat are pen.
II. Some ball are mouse.
Only II follows
Both I and II follow
None follows
Either I or II follows
None of these

SOLUTIONS

1.A
2.C
3.A
4.C
5.B
6.D
7.E
8.C
9.C
10.C
11.A
12.C
13.D
14.C
15.C

5 Banking and SSC : March 2019 Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions Eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H are sittin...

### General Awareness For LIC AAO 2019

Q1. ‘National Consultation on Child Protection’ held in ________.
Mumbai
New Delhi
Pune
Panaji
Chennai

Q2. Who has sworn in as Venezuela President for 2nd Term?
Nicolás Castro
Fidel Castro
Che Guevara
Jacobo Árbenz

Q3. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the __________signed an MoU, kick-starting cooperation in building energy efficiency.
MoHA
NHAI
AAI
CPWD
IWWA

Q4. M C Mary Kom has attained number one position in the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) latest world rankings in _____ weight category.
55kg
45kg
48kg
42kg
51kg

Q5. The Reserve Bank of India has initiated the process to set up a digital PCR to capture all the details of borrowers, including willful defaulters and the pending legal suits in order to check financial delinquencies. What is the full form of PCR?
Private Credit Registry
Public Credit Registry
Public Common Registry
Public Credit Review
Public Credit Ratings

Q6. The Central and Andhra Pradesh governments and the ______________ have signed the loan agreement for a \$172.20 million project to enhance agricultural productivity, profitability, and climate resilience of poor and marginalized farmers in Andhra Pradesh.
International Monetary Fund
Asian Development Bank
World Bank
New Development Bank
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Q7. Unemployment rate in the country rose to what percent in October 2018 which is highest in two years, according to a report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE)?
5.6%
6.9%
6.3%
5.1%
3.4%

Q8. Who has been removed from the position of Indian men's hockey coach?
Hari Shankar Singh
Raman Lamba
Woorkeri Raman
Harendra Singh

Q9. The Cabinet has approved the setting up of three new AIIMS in Jammu, Kashmir and ______.
Maharashtra
Gujarat
Punjab
Uttarakhand

Q10. Who among the following has been named Chef de Mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
Venkat Rahul Ragala
Heena Sidhu
Birender Singh Dhanoa

Q11. What is India's rank in the list of most powerful passports, according to the Henley Passport Index?
81st
79th
77th
71st
83rd

Q12. Name the river which is one of the major rivers of Asia and a trans-boundary river which flows through China, India and Bangladesh.
Koshi
Yamuna
Kaveri
Ganga
Brahmaputra

Q13. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established on 08th August 1967 in-
Jakarta
Bangkok
Manila
Kuala Lumpur
Beijing

Q14. Who is the present Governor of Arunachal Pradesh?
Satya Pal Malik
Jagdish Mukhi
Lalji Tandon
BD Mishra
Ganeshi Lal

Q15. India’s longest 300-meter single lane steel cable suspension bridge was inaugurated in which of the following state?
Assam
Tripura
Manipur
Meghalaya

SOLUTIONS

1.B
2.C
3.D
4.C
5.B
6.C
7.B
8.E
9.B
10.A
11.B
12.E
13.B
14.D
15.E

5 Banking and SSC : March 2019 Q1. ‘National Consultation on Child Protection’ held in ________.  Mumbai  New Delhi  Pune  Panaji  Chennai Q2. Who has sworn in as ...

### English Quiz for LIC AAO 2019

Directions (1-8): Read the following passage and answer the following questions. Some words are highlighted to help students to answer some of the questions.
The early Elizabethan drama, before the regular playhouses were constructed, permeated a broad gamut of the social life of the times. Nicholas Udall’s plays were school plays enacted by the boys as part of the liberalized school curriculum. In spite of their amateur playing, the boys used to be requisitioned to stage the plays before the royal dignitaries or in the court itself. The early English tragedy had its advent at the Inns of the Court. Gorboduc was written and produced by two lawyers at the Inner Temple. Oxford and Cambridge became important centers for staging Latin drama, so much so that even Queen Elizabeth used to visit the universities to witness the performances. Later, the royal court, with the ostensible purpose of regulating theatre, assumed the function of theatrical organization, providing grants and costumes to several amateur boy groups. John Lyly staged several comedies for Queen Elizabeth and established the genre of Elizabethan comedy. Tragedy, however, could not find patronage either at the royal court or in London. It had to await the advent of adult acting companies and the erection of Public theatres on the outskirts of London. It is in these theatres like the Curtain, the Rose, and the Globe, that the Elizabethan stage came into being, a stage that introduced the plays of Marlowe and Shakespeare.

While the growth of Elizabethan drama as a native tradition was a steady one moving self-assuredly without meekly copying classical models, the same would not have been possible without Elizabethan Drama registering itself as significant European theatre since the Greek drama of the fifth century B.C. In its European phase, Elizabethan theatre not only integrated within itself various elements of classical drama but also the Greek formulations about comedy and tragedy. The task for the Elizabethans was not only to be forcefully English but also thoughtfully European and distinctively Elizabethan.

The Latin form, with its division into five acts, of the plays of Terence and Plautus structured English romantic comedy right from Ralph Roister Doister. The plays abounded in classical themes like love, intrigue and friendship and character types like the braggart lover, the parasite servant, and the scheming old man. The comedy developed into two distinct traditions of the romantic and the critical comedy. Beginning with Udall’s Ralph Roister Doister, the romantic comedy grows through the court plays of Lyly like Compaspe (1581), Mother Bombie (1590) and Endimion (1583), George Peele’s The Arraignment of Paris (1584) and Robert Greene’s Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay (1590) and culminates in Shakespeare’s comedies like A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1595), As You Like It (1600) and Twelfth Night (1601). Primarily meant for aristocratic entertainment, romantic comedy pursues the theme of love—love as a blend of sentiment, foible, eccentricity, artifice, dedication and self-centredness. Romantic love is more in the nature of the ludicrous rather than the ridiculous. Melodramatic to the core and farcical in treatment, this comedy, set in a pastoral or old-world ambience, evokes a romantic mood and an atmosphere of exhilaration, celebration, chivalry and enchantment. With song and imaginative idealism, romantic comedy provides an escape route into a world of fancy and imagination from the grim realities of life.

The other tradition of comedy belongs to the redoubtable Ben Jonson who presented what are called the comedies of humour like Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone (1606) and The Alchemist (1610). Essentially city comedies, Jonson evolves his plays as social purgatives to the prevalent moral degradation. Funny yet serious, the laughter evoked is carefully controlled. Falling back on the tradition of rogue fiction, Jonson’s protagonists are rouges who succeed until the end by their ability to gull others for their avaricious needs. Their eventual failure is a moral corrective driven home forcefully by the playwright.

Q1. Which of the following sub-fields of English Literature are being discussed in the above passage?

It discusses Elizabethan Poetry and English Romantic Playwright
It discusses Elizabethan Comedy and English Tragedy.
It discusses Greek Drama and Greek Comedy.
Options (a) and (b)
None of the above

Q2. What were the uses of the plays of the genre of Romantic comedy as mentioned in the passage?
(I) They provided entertainment to the ruling class.
(II) They provided an escape route into a world of fancy and imagination from the grim realities of life.
(III) They illustrated love as a blend of sentiment, foible, eccentricity, artifice, dedication and self-centredness.
Only (I)
Both (II) and (III)
All of (I), (II) and (III)
None out of (I), (II) and (III)
Both (I) and (III)

Q3. What were the idiosyncrasies of the comedies of humour presented by Ben Jonson?
The chortling conjured up was cautiously controlled.
The leading character used to deceive others to satiate their greed.
The plays were evolved as social purgatives to the prevalent moral degradation.
Options (a) and (c)
Options (a), (b) and (c)

Q4. What does the author mean by the sentence ‘Romantic love is more in the nature of the ludicrous rather than the ridiculous’?
The drama of the Romantic love genre used to be melodramatic and funny instead of something that deserve derision.
The drama of the Romantic love genre used to be absurd deserving disdain instead of being funny.
The drama of the Romantic love genre used to be something that deserve insult instead of being out of place yet hilarious
Options (b) and (c)
None of the above

Q5. What are the elements of the Elizabethan dramas?
(I) It had to be in English language.
(II) It had to inculcate the elements of European theatre and Greek formulations about comedy and tragedy.
(III) It had to be displays the traits of Elizabethan.
Only (I)
Both (I) and (II)
Both (II) and (III)
Each of (I), (II) and (III)
None of (I), (II) and (III)

Q6. Which of the following words is an ANTONYM of ‘artifice’?
calumny
candour
torpor
volubility
prescience

Q7. Which of the followings is a SYNONYM of ‘purgatives’?
perfidy
gall
culpability
aesthete
cathartic

Q8. Which of the followings is a SYNONYM of ‘avaricious’?
Reticent
Gossamer
Apathetic
Covetous
Dogmatic

Directions (9-15): In the following questions a part of the sentence is given in bold, it is then followed by three sentences which try to explain the meaning of the phrase given in bold. Choose the best set of alternatives from the five options given below each question which explains the meaning of the phrase correctly without altering the meaning of the given sentence.

Q9. While the industry insists it must stick together and speak with one voice, there have been individual voices of disapproval.

(I) While the industry insists it must stick together and speak virulently, there have been individual voices of disapproval.
(II) While the industry insists it must stick together and speak concordantly, there have been individual voices of disapproval.
(III) While the industry insists it must stick together and speak in complete accord, there have been individual voices of disapproval.
All of (I), (II) and (III)
Only (III)
Both (II) and (III)
Only (I)
None out of (I), (II) and (III)

Q10. The model of perfect competition presented above is once in a blue moon in practice.
(I) The model of perfect competition presented above is very prominent in practice.
(II) The model of perfect competition presented above is very rare in practice.
(III) The model of perfect competition presented above seldom occurs in practice.
Both (I) and (II)
Both (II) and (III)
Only (III)
Only (II)
Only (I)

Q11. ‘’Last year, my collection appeared to disappear in a few days because it sold like hot cakes,’ the author recalls proudly.’
(I) ‘’Last year, my collection appeared to disappear in a few days because it was appreciated very much,’ the author recalls proudly.
(II) ‘’Last year, my collection appeared to disappear in a few days because it was sold in large quantities,’ the author recalls proudly.’
(III) ‘’Last year, my collection appeared to disappear in a few days because it was lauded by many people,’ the author recalls proudly.’
Only (II)
Both (II) and (III)
None out of (I), (II) and (III)
All of (I), (II) and (III)
Both (I) and (III)

Q12. At some point, Pete finished making his boat and Karina came to Cowes to launch it, but I went down with flu and couldn’t be at the ceremony.
(I) At some point, Pete finished making his boat and Karina came to Cowes to launch it, but I caught flu and couldn’t be at the ceremony.
(II) At some point, Pete finished making his boat and Karina came to Cowes to launch it, but I contracted flu and couldn’t be at the ceremony.
(III) At some point, Pete finished making his boat and Karina came to Cowes to launch it, but I succumbed to flu and couldn’t be at the ceremony.
None out of (I), (II) and (III)
All of (I), (II) and (III)
Both (I) and (III)
Both (II) and (III)
Both (I) and (II)

Q13. He thought city people were made of money and time obliged them to pay a dollar for a loaf of bread.
(I) He thought city people were pillaging, and for a time obliged them to pay a dollar for a loaf of bread.
(II) He thought city people were inane, and for a time obliged them to pay a dollar for a loaf of bread.
(III) He thought city people were very rich, and for a time obliged them to pay a dollar for a loaf of bread.
Only (II)
None out of (I), (II) and (III)
All of (I), (II) and (III)
Only (III)
Both (I) and (III)

Q14. The General Election campaign, to all intents and purposes, is well underway.
(I) The General Election campaign, in all important respects, is well underway.
(II) The General Election campaign, virtually, is well underway.
(III) The General Election campaign, practically, is well underway.
Both (I) and (II)
All of (I), (II) and (III)
Both (II) and (III)
Both (I) and (III)
None out of (I), (II) and (III)

Q15. The Coast Guard took this criticism to heart and proposed two significant changes to its boat defect recall laws.
(I) The Coast Guard cohered and proposed two significant changes to its boat defect recall laws.
(II) The Coast Guard construed and proposed two significant changes to its boat defect recall laws.
(III) The Coast Guard pillaged and proposed two significant changes to its boat defect recall laws.
All of (I), (II) and (III)
Only (I)
Both (I) and (III)
Only (II)
None out of (I), (II) and (III)

SOLUTIONS

1.B
2.C
3.E
4.A
5.D
6.B
7.E
8.D
9.C
10.B
11.A
12.B
13.D
14.B
15.E

5 Banking and SSC : March 2019 Directions (1-8): Read the following passage and answer the following questions. Some words are highlighted to help students to answer some...

### NIACL AO Mains General Awareness | 2019

Q1. France has introduced its own tax, GAFA Tax on global internet and technology firms. What does F stands for in GAFA?
Fugitive
Farlando
Foreign
Finance

Q2. Up to what amount of existing debt the Reserve Bank has allowed a one-time restructuring for the companies which have defaulted on payment, but the loans given to them have continued to be classified as standard assets?
Rs 20 crore
Rs 25 crore
Rs 15 crore
Rs 10 crore
Rs 50 crore

Q3. Which of the following Payments Bank has been allowed to restart opening new accounts for its consumers after almost six months of the ban by the RBI?
Paytm Payments Bank
Airtel Payments Bank
Fino Payments Bank
India Post Payments Bank
None of the above option is the right answer

Q4. Which pair of countries have officially quit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)?
North Korea and Pakistan
China and Russia
The United States and Israel
Israel and Palestine

Q5. The finance ministry has announced that the sixth tranche of electoral bonds sale has been started. Which bank is the only authorised bank to issue such bonds?
PNB
ICICI
BOB
HDFC
None of the above option is true

Q6. Which of the following section of the RBI Act empowers the Central Government to consult and give instructions to the Governor of the RBI to act on certain issues?
Section 370
Section 1-B
Section 7
Section 9
Section 77

Q7. HDFC Bank had announced that the RBI had approved the re-appointment of Aditya Puri as MD and CEO of the bank. Now, he will be serving the bank till ________.
2020
2021
2022
2019
2024

Q8. The MSME ministry has established an export promotion cell to create a sustainable ecosystem and proposed to formulate a governing council. Who will chair this proposed governing council?
Secretary of the Corporate affairs ministry
Minister of MSME
Secretary of the MSME ministry
Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Secretary of the Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises ministry

Q9. In which of the following state, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan launched ‘Ujjwala Sanitary Napkins’ initiative?
Odisha
Maharashtra
Goa
Delhi

Q10. In its ‘Growth Outlook for 2019’, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) stated that India's GDP growth will be_______ in 2019.
7.3%
7.7%
8.1%
7.8%
7.5%

Q11. With which of the following organisation, Allahabad Bank has signed a bancassurance pact to offer a holistic financial planning solution to consumers?
Life Insurance Corporation of India
SBI Life Insurance
Max Life Insurance
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance

Q12. Gautam Gambhir is an Indian former-
shooter
archer
footballer
cricketer
wrestler

Q13. The European Union is a political and economic union of _____________ member states that are located primarily in Europe.
29
27
28
26
25

Q14. Who is the current Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India?
Giriraj Singh
Uma Bharti
Suresh Prabhu
Piyush Goyal

Q15. Who has become the highest international wicket-taker across formats in 2018?
Jasprit Bumrah
Ishant Sharma
James Anderson
Dale Steyn
Rashid Khan

SOLUTIONS

1.E
2.B
3.A
4.D
5.E
6.C
7.A
8.C
9.A
10.E
11.B
12.D
13.C
14.A
15.A

5 Banking and SSC : March 2019 Q1. France has introduced its own tax, GAFA Tax on global internet and technology firms. What does F stands for in GAFA?  Fugitive  Farla...

### Reasoning Questions For SBI PO 2019

Directions (1-5): In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by four conclusions number I, II ,III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Q1. Statements: No smack is a screw.
Some screws are spanks.
All spanks are slaps.
Conclusions:
I. All smacks are spanks.
II. Some smacks are not spanks.
Either I or II follow
Both I and II follow
Only I follows
Only II follows
None of these

Q2. Statements: Some cokes are cola.
Some cola are coco.
No coco is a coca.
Conclusions:
I. Some cola are not coca.
II. some cola are coca.
Either I or II follow
Both I and II follow
Only I follows
Only II follows
None of these

Q3. Statements:
Some kids are kites.
All kites are knights.
No knight is a queen
Conclusions:
I. No kites are queens.
II. Some kids are not queens.
Either I or II follow
Both I and II follow
Only I follows
Only II follows
None of these

Q4. Statements: All pests are grass. Some pests are weeds. Some grass are roots. Conclusions: I. Some weeds being roots is a possibility II. All weeds are not grass.
Either I or II follow
Both I and II follow
Only I follows
Only II follows
None of these

Q5. Statements: Some times are moneys.
Some goals are assets.
All moneys are goals.
Conclusions:
I. some money are assets
II. Some money are not assets.
Either I or II follow
Both I and II follow
Only I follows
Only II follows
None of these

Directions (6–10): In each question below are some statements followed by some conclusions. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the four gives statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Q6. Statements: All fans are lights
Some lights are tubes
All tubes are coolers
Some coolers are wires
Conclusions:
I. Some coolers are lights
I. Some coolers are fans
II. Some wires are lights
IV Some lights are fans
Only I and II follow
Only I, III and IV follow
Only I and IV follow
Only II, III and IV follow
None of these

Q7. Statements: Some apes are ants
Some ants are monkeys
All monkeys are bears
All bears are bats
Conclusions:
I. Some bears are apes
II. Some bats are ants
III. Some bears are ants
IV. Some bats are monkeys
Only I, II and III follow
Only II, III and IV follow
Only I, III and IV follow
All follow
None of these

Q8. Statements: All colours are darks
All darks are whites
All whites are pinks
All pinks are greys
Conclusions:
I. Some greys are whites
II. All darks are pinks
III. Some pinks are colours
IV. All colours are greys
Only I ,II and III follow
Only I, II and IV follow
Only II, III and IV follow
All follow
None of these

Q9. Statements: Some sweets are samosas
Some samosas are rasgullas
Some rasgullas are kulfis
Some kulfis are ice creams
Conclusions
I. Some icecreams are samosas
II. No icecreams are samosas
III. Some kulfis are sweets
No kulfis are sweets
Only either I or II follows
Only either I or II and either III or IV follow
Only I and III follow
None of these

Q10. Statements: All apples are bananas
No bananas are coconuts
Some coconuts are guavas
All guavas are lemons
Conclusions:
I. Some lemons are coconuts
II. Some bananas are apples
III. Some guavas are bananas
IV. Some coconuts are apples
None follows
Only I & II follow
Only II follows
Only III follows
Only IV follows

Directions (11-12): In each of the questions below are given four statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Q11. Statements: Some villages are towns.
Some towns are huts.
All huts are rivers.
Some rivers are tents.
Conclusions:
I. Some tents are towns.
II. Some rivers are towns.
III. Some huts are villages.
None follows
Only I follows
Only II follows
Only III follows
Only II and III follow

Q12. Statements: All hotels are buses.
Some buses are cars.
All cars are trams.
Some trams are clouds.
Conclusions:
I. Some trams are buses.
II. Some trams are hotels.
III. Some clouds are cars.
None follows
Only I follows
Only II follows
Only III follows
Only I and III follow

Q13. Statements:
a. All bulbs are tables.
b. Some bulbs are pots.
Conclusions:
I. All pots are tables
II. No pot is table.
III. Some pots are tables.
Only I
Only II
Only III
Only I and II
None of these

Q14. Statements: All rats are bells.
All bells are cars.
Conclusions:
I. All bells are rats.
II. Some cars are not bells
III. No car is rat.
Only I
Only II
Only III
Only II and III
None follows

Q15. Statements: All roads are trees.
No tree is soap.
Conclusions:
Only I
Only II
Only III
None follows
All follows

SOLUTIONS

1.A
2.C
3.B
4.C
5.A
6.C
7.B
8.D
9.C
10.B
11.C
12.B
13.C
14.E
15.E

5 Banking and SSC : March 2019 Directions (1-5): In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by four conclusions number I, II ,III and IV. You have...

### IBPS English Quiz (Cloze test) for 2019 Exams

Directions (1-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 1 to 10. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning. If none of the words given in options fits in, mark ‘None of these’ as your answer choice.

Q1. When an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 -------1------- off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004, it generated a tsunami that killed over 2.25 lakh people across countries. Videos and photographs of waves, up to 100 ft high in some areas, -------2-------- out everything in their path recall the scale of devastation. But what if one could see animated images of the tsunami waves travelling across the Indian Ocean to wreak havoc in countries. This is made --------3-------- by Science on a Sphere (SOS), a spherical display system developed by the U.S. scientific agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and installed at the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum (KSSTM) at PMG here to help people -------4------- earth-related scientific processes better. The SOS is an educational tool in which real-time planetary or space data are -------5-------- into visual images and shown on a suspended globe rather than a flat screen. Computers and projectors are used to project animated images of climate change, atmospheric storms, ocean temperature, earth’s geology, or space on the sphere. The illusion is of the Earth --------6--------- on its axis as one watches from space. Complex processes can thus be --------7--------- in a simple format, be it air traffic movement across the earth or how the outer space appears from the Milky Way. The SOS includes a 68-inch carbon fibre sphere suspended from the ceiling and held in place with an invisible suspension system. Four video projectors are --------8--------- at 90 degree increments around the sphere, which act as the screen. Each projector is --------9-------- for one quadrant of screen space and projects images seamlessly. So, unlike a photograph or even a video, this can help one visualize the famed Olympus Mons or the polar ice caps on Mars, understand how clouds form and move with the wind or how ---------10--------- the Indonesian region is to earthquakes. Using the SOS datasets, which are divided into categories and come from various organisations, a vast number of shows can be projected.
burnt
devastated
struck
double
None of these

Q2. When an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 -------1------- off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004, it generated a tsunami that killed over 2.25 lakh people across countries. Videos and photographs of waves, up to 100 ft high in some areas, -------2-------- out everything in their path recall the scale of devastation. But what if one could see animated images of the tsunami waves travelling across the Indian Ocean to wreak havoc in countries. This is made --------3-------- by Science on a Sphere (SOS), a spherical display system developed by the U.S. scientific agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and installed at the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum (KSSTM) at PMG here to help people -------4------- earth-related scientific processes better. The SOS is an educational tool in which real-time planetary or space data are -------5-------- into visual images and shown on a suspended globe rather than a flat screen. Computers and projectors are used to project animated images of climate change, atmospheric storms, ocean temperature, earth’s geology, or space on the sphere. The illusion is of the Earth --------6--------- on its axis as one watches from space. Complex processes can thus be --------7--------- in a simple format, be it air traffic movement across the earth or how the outer space appears from the Milky Way. The SOS includes a 68-inch carbon fibre sphere suspended from the ceiling and held in place with an invisible suspension system. Four video projectors are --------8--------- at 90 degree increments around the sphere, which act as the screen. Each projector is --------9-------- for one quadrant of screen space and projects images seamlessly. So, unlike a photograph or even a video, this can help one visualize the famed Olympus Mons or the polar ice caps on Mars, understand how clouds form and move with the wind or how ---------10--------- the Indonesian region is to earthquakes. Using the SOS datasets, which are divided into categories and come from various organisations, a vast number of shows can be projected.
wiping
roaming
gliding
swipe
None of these

Q3. When an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 -------1------- off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004, it generated a tsunami that killed over 2.25 lakh people across countries. Videos and photographs of waves, up to 100 ft high in some areas, -------2-------- out everything in their path recall the scale of devastation. But what if one could see animated images of the tsunami waves travelling across the Indian Ocean to wreak havoc in countries. This is made --------3-------- by Science on a Sphere (SOS), a spherical display system developed by the U.S. scientific agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and installed at the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum (KSSTM) at PMG here to help people -------4------- earth-related scientific processes better. The SOS is an educational tool in which real-time planetary or space data are -------5-------- into visual images and shown on a suspended globe rather than a flat screen. Computers and projectors are used to project animated images of climate change, atmospheric storms, ocean temperature, earth’s geology, or space on the sphere. The illusion is of the Earth --------6--------- on its axis as one watches from space. Complex processes can thus be --------7--------- in a simple format, be it air traffic movement across the earth or how the outer space appears from the Milky Way. The SOS includes a 68-inch carbon fibre sphere suspended from the ceiling and held in place with an invisible suspension system. Four video projectors are --------8--------- at 90 degree increments around the sphere, which act as the screen. Each projector is --------9-------- for one quadrant of screen space and projects images seamlessly. So, unlike a photograph or even a video, this can help one visualize the famed Olympus Mons or the polar ice caps on Mars, understand how clouds form and move with the wind or how ---------10--------- the Indonesian region is to earthquakes. Using the SOS datasets, which are divided into categories and come from various organisations, a vast number of shows can be projected.
impossibility
possible
due
indignity
None of these

Q4. When an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 -------1------- off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004, it generated a tsunami that killed over 2.25 lakh people across countries. Videos and photographs of waves, up to 100 ft high in some areas, -------2-------- out everything in their path recall the scale of devastation. But what if one could see animated images of the tsunami waves travelling across the Indian Ocean to wreak havoc in countries. This is made --------3-------- by Science on a Sphere (SOS), a spherical display system developed by the U.S. scientific agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and installed at the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum (KSSTM) at PMG here to help people -------4------- earth-related scientific processes better. The SOS is an educational tool in which real-time planetary or space data are -------5-------- into visual images and shown on a suspended globe rather than a flat screen. Computers and projectors are used to project animated images of climate change, atmospheric storms, ocean temperature, earth’s geology, or space on the sphere. The illusion is of the Earth --------6--------- on its axis as one watches from space. Complex processes can thus be --------7--------- in a simple format, be it air traffic movement across the earth or how the outer space appears from the Milky Way. The SOS includes a 68-inch carbon fibre sphere suspended from the ceiling and held in place with an invisible suspension system. Four video projectors are --------8--------- at 90 degree increments around the sphere, which act as the screen. Each projector is --------9-------- for one quadrant of screen space and projects images seamlessly. So, unlike a photograph or even a video, this can help one visualize the famed Olympus Mons or the polar ice caps on Mars, understand how clouds form and move with the wind or how ---------10--------- the Indonesian region is to earthquakes. Using the SOS datasets, which are divided into categories and come from various organisations, a vast number of shows can be projected.
studied
understood
understand
meditate
None of these

Q5. When an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 -------1------- off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004, it generated a tsunami that killed over 2.25 lakh people across countries. Videos and photographs of waves, up to 100 ft high in some areas, -------2-------- out everything in their path recall the scale of devastation. But what if one could see animated images of the tsunami waves travelling across the Indian Ocean to wreak havoc in countries. This is made --------3-------- by Science on a Sphere (SOS), a spherical display system developed by the U.S. scientific agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and installed at the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum (KSSTM) at PMG here to help people -------4------- earth-related scientific processes better. The SOS is an educational tool in which real-time planetary or space data are -------5-------- into visual images and shown on a suspended globe rather than a flat screen. Computers and projectors are used to project animated images of climate change, atmospheric storms, ocean temperature, earth’s geology, or space on the sphere. The illusion is of the Earth --------6--------- on its axis as one watches from space. Complex processes can thus be --------7--------- in a simple format, be it air traffic movement across the earth or how the outer space appears from the Milky Way. The SOS includes a 68-inch carbon fibre sphere suspended from the ceiling and held in place with an invisible suspension system. Four video projectors are --------8--------- at 90 degree increments around the sphere, which act as the screen. Each projector is --------9-------- for one quadrant of screen space and projects images seamlessly. So, unlike a photograph or even a video, this can help one visualize the famed Olympus Mons or the polar ice caps on Mars, understand how clouds form and move with the wind or how ---------10--------- the Indonesian region is to earthquakes. Using the SOS datasets, which are divided into categories and come from various organisations, a vast number of shows can be projected.
transformed
convert
modifying
intimidate
None of these

Q6. When an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 -------1------- off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004, it generated a tsunami that killed over 2.25 lakh people across countries. Videos and photographs of waves, up to 100 ft high in some areas, -------2-------- out everything in their path recall the scale of devastation. But what if one could see animated images of the tsunami waves travelling across the Indian Ocean to wreak havoc in countries. This is made --------3-------- by Science on a Sphere (SOS), a spherical display system developed by the U.S. scientific agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and installed at the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum (KSSTM) at PMG here to help people -------4------- earth-related scientific processes better. The SOS is an educational tool in which real-time planetary or space data are -------5-------- into visual images and shown on a suspended globe rather than a flat screen. Computers and projectors are used to project animated images of climate change, atmospheric storms, ocean temperature, earth’s geology, or space on the sphere. The illusion is of the Earth --------6--------- on its axis as one watches from space. Complex processes can thus be --------7--------- in a simple format, be it air traffic movement across the earth or how the outer space appears from the Milky Way. The SOS includes a 68-inch carbon fibre sphere suspended from the ceiling and held in place with an invisible suspension system. Four video projectors are --------8--------- at 90 degree increments around the sphere, which act as the screen. Each projector is --------9-------- for one quadrant of screen space and projects images seamlessly. So, unlike a photograph or even a video, this can help one visualize the famed Olympus Mons or the polar ice caps on Mars, understand how clouds form and move with the wind or how ---------10--------- the Indonesian region is to earthquakes. Using the SOS datasets, which are divided into categories and come from various organisations, a vast number of shows can be projected.
mutated
rotated
revolve
rotating
None of these

Q7. When an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 -------1------- off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004, it generated a tsunami that killed over 2.25 lakh people across countries. Videos and photographs of waves, up to 100 ft high in some areas, -------2-------- out everything in their path recall the scale of devastation. But what if one could see animated images of the tsunami waves travelling across the Indian Ocean to wreak havoc in countries. This is made --------3-------- by Science on a Sphere (SOS), a spherical display system developed by the U.S. scientific agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and installed at the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum (KSSTM) at PMG here to help people -------4------- earth-related scientific processes better. The SOS is an educational tool in which real-time planetary or space data are -------5-------- into visual images and shown on a suspended globe rather than a flat screen. Computers and projectors are used to project animated images of climate change, atmospheric storms, ocean temperature, earth’s geology, or space on the sphere. The illusion is of the Earth --------6--------- on its axis as one watches from space. Complex processes can thus be --------7--------- in a simple format, be it air traffic movement across the earth or how the outer space appears from the Milky Way. The SOS includes a 68-inch carbon fibre sphere suspended from the ceiling and held in place with an invisible suspension system. Four video projectors are --------8--------- at 90 degree increments around the sphere, which act as the screen. Each projector is --------9-------- for one quadrant of screen space and projects images seamlessly. So, unlike a photograph or even a video, this can help one visualize the famed Olympus Mons or the polar ice caps on Mars, understand how clouds form and move with the wind or how ---------10--------- the Indonesian region is to earthquakes. Using the SOS datasets, which are divided into categories and come from various organisations, a vast number of shows can be projected.
clouded
bizarre
visualized
vision
None of these

Q8. When an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 -------1------- off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004, it generated a tsunami that killed over 2.25 lakh people across countries. Videos and photographs of waves, up to 100 ft high in some areas, -------2-------- out everything in their path recall the scale of devastation. But what if one could see animated images of the tsunami waves travelling across the Indian Ocean to wreak havoc in countries. This is made --------3-------- by Science on a Sphere (SOS), a spherical display system developed by the U.S. scientific agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and installed at the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum (KSSTM) at PMG here to help people -------4------- earth-related scientific processes better. The SOS is an educational tool in which real-time planetary or space data are -------5-------- into visual images and shown on a suspended globe rather than a flat screen. Computers and projectors are used to project animated images of climate change, atmospheric storms, ocean temperature, earth’s geology, or space on the sphere. The illusion is of the Earth --------6--------- on its axis as one watches from space. Complex processes can thus be --------7--------- in a simple format, be it air traffic movement across the earth or how the outer space appears from the Milky Way. The SOS includes a 68-inch carbon fibre sphere suspended from the ceiling and held in place with an invisible suspension system. Four video projectors are --------8--------- at 90 degree increments around the sphere, which act as the screen. Each projector is --------9-------- for one quadrant of screen space and projects images seamlessly. So, unlike a photograph or even a video, this can help one visualize the famed Olympus Mons or the polar ice caps on Mars, understand how clouds form and move with the wind or how ---------10--------- the Indonesian region is to earthquakes. Using the SOS datasets, which are divided into categories and come from various organisations, a vast number of shows can be projected.
placing
positioned
places
None of these

Q9. When an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 -------1------- off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004, it generated a tsunami that killed over 2.25 lakh people across countries. Videos and photographs of waves, up to 100 ft high in some areas, -------2-------- out everything in their path recall the scale of devastation. But what if one could see animated images of the tsunami waves travelling across the Indian Ocean to wreak havoc in countries. This is made --------3-------- by Science on a Sphere (SOS), a spherical display system developed by the U.S. scientific agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and installed at the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum (KSSTM) at PMG here to help people -------4------- earth-related scientific processes better. The SOS is an educational tool in which real-time planetary or space data are -------5-------- into visual images and shown on a suspended globe rather than a flat screen. Computers and projectors are used to project animated images of climate change, atmospheric storms, ocean temperature, earth’s geology, or space on the sphere. The illusion is of the Earth --------6--------- on its axis as one watches from space. Complex processes can thus be --------7--------- in a simple format, be it air traffic movement across the earth or how the outer space appears from the Milky Way. The SOS includes a 68-inch carbon fibre sphere suspended from the ceiling and held in place with an invisible suspension system. Four video projectors are --------8--------- at 90 degree increments around the sphere, which act as the screen. Each projector is --------9-------- for one quadrant of screen space and projects images seamlessly. So, unlike a photograph or even a video, this can help one visualize the famed Olympus Mons or the polar ice caps on Mars, understand how clouds form and move with the wind or how ---------10--------- the Indonesian region is to earthquakes. Using the SOS datasets, which are divided into categories and come from various organisations, a vast number of shows can be projected.
heeding
guided
responsible
None of these

Q10. When an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 -------1------- off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004, it generated a tsunami that killed over 2.25 lakh people across countries. Videos and photographs of waves, up to 100 ft high in some areas, -------2-------- out everything in their path recall the scale of devastation. But what if one could see animated images of the tsunami waves travelling across the Indian Ocean to wreak havoc in countries. This is made --------3-------- by Science on a Sphere (SOS), a spherical display system developed by the U.S. scientific agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and installed at the Kerala State Science and Technology Museum (KSSTM) at PMG here to help people -------4------- earth-related scientific processes better. The SOS is an educational tool in which real-time planetary or space data are -------5-------- into visual images and shown on a suspended globe rather than a flat screen. Computers and projectors are used to project animated images of climate change, atmospheric storms, ocean temperature, earth’s geology, or space on the sphere. The illusion is of the Earth --------6--------- on its axis as one watches from space. Complex processes can thus be --------7--------- in a simple format, be it air traffic movement across the earth or how the outer space appears from the Milky Way. The SOS includes a 68-inch carbon fibre sphere suspended from the ceiling and held in place with an invisible suspension system. Four video projectors are --------8--------- at 90 degree increments around the sphere, which act as the screen. Each projector is --------9-------- for one quadrant of screen space and projects images seamlessly. So, unlike a photograph or even a video, this can help one visualize the famed Olympus Mons or the polar ice caps on Mars, understand how clouds form and move with the wind or how ---------10--------- the Indonesian region is to earthquakes. Using the SOS datasets, which are divided into categories and come from various organisations, a vast number of shows can be projected.
vulnerable
malfunction
immune
silent
None of these

Directions (11-15): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 11 to 15. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning. If none of the words given in options fits in, mark ‘None of these’ as your answer choice.

Q11. Scientists have -------11------- how artificial light from smartphones and computers can disrupt sleep, a finding which may -----12----- to new treatments for migraines, insomnia, jet lag and circadian rhythm disorders. Researchers at Salk Institute in the US found that certain cells in the eye process ambient light and reset our internal clocks, the daily cycles of physiological processes -------13------- as the circadian rhythm. When these cells are exposed to artificial light late into the night, our internal clocks can get confused, --------14-------- in a host of health issues. The results, published in the journal Cell Reports, may lead to new treatments for migraines, insomnia, jet lag and circadian rhythm disorders. These disorders have been --------15-------- to cognitive dysfunction, cancer, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and more, researchers said.
covered
uncovered
hiding
undivided
None of these

Q12. Scientists have -------11------- how artificial light from smartphones and computers can disrupt sleep, a finding which may -----12----- to new treatments for migraines, insomnia, jet lag and circadian rhythm disorders. Researchers at Salk Institute in the US found that certain cells in the eye process ambient light and reset our internal clocks, the daily cycles of physiological processes -------13------- as the circadian rhythm. When these cells are exposed to artificial light late into the night, our internal clocks can get confused, --------14-------- in a host of health issues. The results, published in the journal Cell Reports, may lead to new treatments for migraines, insomnia, jet lag and circadian rhythm disorders. These disorders have been --------15-------- to cognitive dysfunction, cancer, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and more, researchers said.
decide
hostile
resulting
None of these

Q13. Scientists have -------11------- how artificial light from smartphones and computers can disrupt sleep, a finding which may -----12----- to new treatments for migraines, insomnia, jet lag and circadian rhythm disorders. Researchers at Salk Institute in the US found that certain cells in the eye process ambient light and reset our internal clocks, the daily cycles of physiological processes -------13------- as the circadian rhythm. When these cells are exposed to artificial light late into the night, our internal clocks can get confused, --------14-------- in a host of health issues. The results, published in the journal Cell Reports, may lead to new treatments for migraines, insomnia, jet lag and circadian rhythm disorders. These disorders have been --------15-------- to cognitive dysfunction, cancer, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and more, researchers said.
known
defining
knew
knowing
None of these

Q14. Scientists have -------11------- how artificial light from smartphones and computers can disrupt sleep, a finding which may -----12----- to new treatments for migraines, insomnia, jet lag and circadian rhythm disorders. Researchers at Salk Institute in the US found that certain cells in the eye process ambient light and reset our internal clocks, the daily cycles of physiological processes -------13------- as the circadian rhythm. When these cells are exposed to artificial light late into the night, our internal clocks can get confused, --------14-------- in a host of health issues. The results, published in the journal Cell Reports, may lead to new treatments for migraines, insomnia, jet lag and circadian rhythm disorders. These disorders have been --------15-------- to cognitive dysfunction, cancer, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and more, researchers said.
feather
resulting
triumph
None of these

Q15. Scientists have -------11------- how artificial light from smartphones and computers can disrupt sleep, a finding which may -----12----- to new treatments for migraines, insomnia, jet lag and circadian rhythm disorders. Researchers at Salk Institute in the US found that certain cells in the eye process ambient light and reset our internal clocks, the daily cycles of physiological processes -------13------- as the circadian rhythm. When these cells are exposed to artificial light late into the night, our internal clocks can get confused, --------14-------- in a host of health issues. The results, published in the journal Cell Reports, may lead to new treatments for migraines, insomnia, jet lag and circadian rhythm disorders. These disorders have been --------15-------- to cognitive dysfunction, cancer, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and more, researchers said.
reached
suppose
tied
None of these

SOLUTIONS

1.C
2.A
3.B
4.C
5.A
6.D
7.C
8.B
9.D
10.A
11.B
12.D
13.A
14.C
15.D

5 Banking and SSC : March 2019 Directions (1-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 1 to 10. They are to be filled with the options give...