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Odd One Out Questions for SBI PO Exam - 2
 
Question 1
Direction (1-8 )  : In each of the following questions, five options are given and you have to choose the one  which has some or any grammatical error in it. In the questions where the fifth option is “all are correct” and all  the given four options are correct choose option (E) as your choice.   A. The United States is, ...
Direction (1-8 )  : In each of the following questions, five options are given and you have to choose the one  which has some or any grammatical error in it. In the questions where the fifth option is “all are correct” and all  the given four options are correct choose option (E) as your choice.
 
A. The United States is a large country. It is the third largest in the whole world!
B. Parts of the United States touch three different oceans.
C. United States is largest economy in the whole world!
D. It is located in a continent called North America.
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
Question 2
A. By Ptolemy V’s reign in 205 BC, Egypt was in open revolt and the Rosetta stone was one of many that Ptolemy commissioned as a piece of political propaganda in 196 BC, to state publicly his claim to be the rightful pharaoh of Egypt. B. These Greek rulers could neither speak the language of the people nor read hieroglyphs, and this fuelled resentment, ...
A. By Ptolemy V’s reign in 205 BC, Egypt was in open revolt and the Rosetta stone was one of many that Ptolemy commissioned as a piece of political propaganda in 196 BC, to state publicly his claim to be the rightful pharaoh of Egypt.
B. These Greek rulers could neither speak the language of the people nor read hieroglyphs, and this fuelled resentment amongst the population.
C. Beginning with the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 BC, Greek was the language of the governing elite in Egypt.
D. Without the Rosetta stone, we would know nothing of the ancient Egyptians, and the details of their three thousand years of history would remain a mystery.
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
Question 3
A. Since birds are the modern descendants of dinosaurs, they are likely to have once had teeth instead of beaks. B. However, 100 million years ago a diverse range of non-avian dinosaurs spouted all manner of plumage, and like modern birds, doubtless made a great deal of use of them, even if they could not fly. C. This fact became known way back in, ...
A. Since birds are the modern descendants of dinosaurs, they are likely to have once had teeth instead of beaks.
B. However, 100 million years ago a diverse range of non-avian dinosaurs spouted all manner of plumage, and like modern birds, doubtless made a great deal of use of them, even if they could not fly.
C. This fact became known way back in 1861 when paleontologists discovered a bird fossil, about 150 million years old, now classified as Archaeopteryx, which had teeth.
D. Researchers have now published details of how avian edentulous occurred in one common bird ancestor more than 100 million years ago.
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
Question 4
A. What we call “fundamentalism” has always existed in a symbiotic relationship with a secularization that is experienced as cruel, violent and invasive. B. Historically, wherever secular governments were established to separate religion and politics, a counter-cultural movement developed in response, determined to bring religion back into public, ...
A. What we call “fundamentalism” has always existed in a symbiotic relationship with a secularization that is experienced as cruel, violent and invasive.
B. Historically, wherever secular governments were established to separate religion and politics, a counter-cultural movement developed in response, determined to bring religion back into public life.
C. In the developing world, secularization usually came with colonial rule; it was hence seen as a foreign import and rejected as profoundly unnatural.
D. All too often an aggressive secularism has pushed religion into a violent riposte.
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
Question 5
A. Besides generating buzz, a season-based reality show does as well as a top-five show in terms of viewership. B. The key, then, is for channels to find bankable reality formats and milk them till the cows come home. C. Then again, they have realized that the easier way to gain ad revenue to cover costs is by luring advertisers to a fail-proof,, ...
A. Besides generating buzz, a season-based reality show does as well as a top-five show in terms of viewership.
B. The key, then, is for channels to find bankable reality formats and milk them till the cows come home.
C. Then again, they have realized that the easier way to gain ad revenue to cover costs is by luring advertisers to a fail-proof, steady-TRP format like reality TV.
D. The nearly 15% year-on-year rise in production cost levels for reality shows has networks rattled.
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
Question 6
A. Forecasts say that in just two years, the total quantum of e-waste generated around the world will be 50 million tonnes. B. In China, for instance, 73.9 million computers, 0.25 billion mobile phones and 56.6 million televisions were sold in 2011. C. While Europe and North America are by far the largest producers of e-waste, Asia’s cities, ...
A. Forecasts say that in just two years, the total quantum of e-waste generated around the world will be 50 million tonnes.
B. In China, for instance, 73.9 million computers, 0.25 billion mobile phones and 56.6 million televisions were sold in 2011.
C. While Europe and North America are by far the largest producers of e-waste, Asia’s cities are fast catching up as consumers of electronic goods and as generators of e-waste.
D. Close to 90 per cent of the world’s electronic waste — worth nearly $19 billion — is illegally traded or dumped each year, to destinations half way across the world.
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
Question 7
A. Rowling’s declarations on Twitter on what she “always thought” of a particular character are not only newsworthy, but a cause for pride. B. Rowling seems eager to retain an influence on how we understand her books by revealing ostensibly new information about her characters. C. Rowling’s chances for being a diverse author, ...
A. Rowling’s declarations on Twitter on what she “always thought” of a particular character are not only newsworthy, but a cause for pride.
B. Rowling seems eager to retain an influence on how we understand her books by revealing ostensibly new information about her characters.
C. Rowling’s chances for being a diverse author lie in the future, not the past.
D. Whether these character points were announced to readers via Twitter or alluded to within the Potter books, however, the meanings that we as a diverse international community of readers wishes to take from them trump Rowling’s intentions as an author.
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
Question 8
A. Muhammad Ali’s rejection of the Vietnam War was thus a rejection of war itself as a viable means of solving human problems, real or perceived. B. In refusing the draft, Ali thus also refused to believe that national boundaries somehow categorically divided human beings into “us” and “them”. C. Violence is the tool of, ...
A. Muhammad Ali’s rejection of the Vietnam War was thus a rejection of war itself as a viable means of solving human problems, real or perceived.
B. In refusing the draft, Ali thus also refused to believe that national boundaries somehow categorically divided human beings into “us” and “them”.
C. Violence is the tool of the hegemony; by eschewing it you are already challenging the means through which hegemony is legitimized.
D. The best way to stand up to power and injustice is to be steadfast in your resistance while shunning violence.
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

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