SBI PO : Recently Asked Error Location Questions

 

1.   (A) The Benin bronzes have always been famous, partly because the works themselves are so exquisite and partly because their backstory is so brutal. /(B) The bronzes were not “acquired” – they were looted, taken from the royal palace of Benin during a “punitive expedition” of 1897 that also destroyed the palace and much of the ancient city. /(C) The bronzes – 4,500 plaques and statues that are in fact made from a brass alloy – /(D) were later auctioned off by the Admiralty to defray the costs of this punitive expedition.

A

B

C

D

NE

 

2.   (A) While many men miraculously manage not to be chauvinists all by themselves, for others a daughter could prove a wake-up call /(B) that is stronger, more visceral than any number of #MeToo campaigns. At which point, /(C) big and small inequalities that may have passed almost unnoticed regarding women they’ve known and even loved /(D) (mothers, sisters, friends) are thrown into unprecedented sharp focus. As I say, an education – that “man’s world” could start looking very differently when a father’s “mighty girl” has to navigate it.

A

B

C

D

NE

 

3.   (A) The Brexit fanatics will still not vote for her deal. These political arsonists would rather torch their party /(B) and their country’s economy than compromise. Mrs May remains imprisoned by the parliamentary maths, /(C) her past mistakes and her lack of dexter. After all the to and fro between Westminster and European capitals, /(D) pinging from one side of the Channel to the other like a battered shuttlecock, there is no better prospect of her deal passing the Commons than there was on Monday when she swerved the vote.

A

B

C

D

NE

 

4.  (A) Once coined, the catchy, portmanteau label for female insecurity rapidly became as useful as you’d expect /(B) at a time when professionally successful women were unusual, often deeply unwelcome and regarded, /(C) unless they were teachers or nurses, as freaks. Clance and Imes were operating in an academic world not much advanced /(D) from the one described in Meg Wolitzer’s The Wife, where talented female students eagerly internalising the condescension of less able male contemporaries.

A

B

C

D

NE

 

5.   (A) On the morning of the referendum result in June 2016, the image that came into my head was that amazing trick that some /(B) people can do of whipping a tablecloth away while leaving all of the dishes and cutlery in a place. Except the trick was being tried by a drunk. /(C) The idea was that a whole layer of politics that had been there for 45 years – the EU – could be whipped away and yet all the others – government, /(D) parliament, the law, the union itself – would not be upset. It was never going to happen.

A

B

C

D

NE

 

Answers

1-  E,  2-  D   3- C,   4- D,   5-  B,