12 December 2015

Bank Clerks English Language Comprehension Model Questions - 2015

Directions (Q. 1-8): Read the passage carefully and answer the
questions given below it. Certain words / phrases are given in bold to
help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

As war clouds loom large over Syria, there are serious concerns in
India. They stem from both principled position and narrow
self-interest. India is opposed to any unilateral military action. For
the past two years, policy planners in New Delhi watched with
helplessness the continuing war between Syrian government troops and
rebels. It has led to deaths of thousands of innocent civilians and
added instability to a region in turmoil since the Arab Spring in
Tunisia in 2010. The churning in the Arab world has had mixed results.
At one level, it has allowed people to decide their fate for the first
time in history; it has also opened doors for radical religious
extremist groups, ironically often with Western help.

"We have very high stakes in the region; any instability there is
serious concern," says a senior MEA official. Over six million Indian
work and live in West Asia and the annual remittance they send takes
care of a substantial part of India's oil bill. Besides, the region is
one of India's main source to meet its energy requirements. An attack
on Syria could ignite the region. For India, this would not only mean
putting millions of citizens at risk, but also disrupt the
uninterrupted supply of oil. Instability will also force oil and gas
prices to shoot up, putting further strain on India's ailing economy.

India has always favoured a Syrian- led initiative, through dialogue
between all contenders, to resolve the situation in the country.
However, this now seems to be put on hold, especially if the US goes
ahead with its strikes against Syria.

PM Manmohan Singh, when in Russia for the G20 meeting, had a chance to
discuss Syria with world leaders. Some years back, Manmohan courted
controversy when he had told President Bush that Indians loved him. He
is unlikely to tell Obama that - especially not at a time when he may
well have started unilateral military strikes on Syria by cocking a
snook at the UN, a move that would be resented by many.

1. What has been the result of churning in the Arab World?
1) It has opened doors for conservative religious extremist groups.
2) It has allowed people to decide their own religious view for the
first time in
the history.
3) It has resulted in starting bilateral ties with the US.
4) It has allowed people to decide their own fate and opened doors for
radical religious extremist groups.
5) None of these

2. Why can a conflagration over Syria by the US hurt India horribly?
1) Because seventy percent population of Syria comprises Indians.
2) Because Syria is one of India's main sources to meet its energy requirements.
3) Because Syria is a helping partner of India.
4) Because India's economy depends on Syria.
5) None of these

3. According to the passage, where do the serious concerns over Syria stem from?
1) From the core issue of anti-Islamic stand
2) From the propagandist viewpoint of Americans.
3) From principled position and narrow selfinterest.
4) From the imperial foreign policy
5) None of these

4. How will the US strike on Syria hamper the economy of India?
1) The instability of supply of oil to India will force oil and gas
prices to soar high, which will cause strain on India's ailing
economy.
2) As seventy percent of the population of Syria comprises Indians,
the US strike on Syria will cause devastation of productive Indians,
who indirectly contribute to India's economy.
3) India has given a lot of loans to Syria and if Syria is attacked it
will not be in a position to repay its debts, which will ultimately
hamper India's economy.
4) Syria is a country which has been a promising economic partner and
if it is attacked suddenly it will have an adverse effect on India's
economy.
5) None of these

5. According to the passage, where was the G20 meeting held?
1) Scotland 2) Italy 3) Germany
4) Russia 5) None of these

Directions (Q. 6-7): Choose the word/ group of words which is MOST
SIMILAR in meaning to the word / group of words printed in BOLD as
used in the passage.

6. Turmoil
1) revolution 2) tumult 3) crisis 4) depravity 5) shadow

7. Remittance
1) remainder 2) restore 3) fragment 4) deposit 5) store

Directions (Q.8): Choose the word/ group of words which is MOST
OPPOSITE in meaning to the word / group of words printed in BOLD as
used in the passage.

8. Ignite
1) stabilise 2) fire 3) inflame 4) destruct 5) kindle

Answers:

1-4; 2-2; 3-3; 4-1; 5-4; 6-2; 7-4; 8-1.
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