English Quiz for SBI PO 2015

Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

After ten years of (1) inflation, prices have hiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks scary—after all, Indians had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last two years, and a 10-year average inflation rate of about 5%——but you shouldn’t worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three factors that have come together unexpectedly, are unlikely to [2] for long and are unlikely to [3] up together again: a[n] [4] rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed $42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum [5] and soaring demand in the US as war production heats up. Oil markets are also spooked by the [6] of Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the Yukos— Sibneft probe. There’s little that the government can do to [7] users from soaring oil prices—indeed, it shouldn’t, if it wants to [8] efficiency. Higher transport costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and fruits. Farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived too late for kharif sowing. China is [9] up steel and other metals from all over the world to [10] a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making metal prices soar all over the world, and sparking inflation in India.
1.
1) mere
2) moderate
3) retarding
4) vehement
5) dull

2.
1) obstinate
2) constitute
3) persist
4) repeat
5) normalise

3.
1) go
2) scramble
3) mount
4) yield
5) crop

4.
1) sustained
2) suspicious
3) horrific
4) erratic
5) favourable

5.
1) lists
2) trades
3) services
4) inventories
5) details

6.
1) prospect
2) progress
3) view
4) extent
5) deposit

7.
1) support
2) ignore
3) propel
4) prolong
5) insulate

8.
1) position
2) promote
3) process
4) pass
5) form

9.
1) hurrying
2) passing
3) pairing
4) gobbling
5) throwing

10.
1) keep
2) make
3) feed
4) grow
5) fight

Directions (11- 15) : In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

11. Man needs food not __________ for the body but for the soul also. The satisfaction of his physical wants does not imply his __________.
1) Merely, contentment
2) properly, superiority
3) only, spirituality
4) Necessarily, commitment
5) certainly, entitlement

12. It is said that knowledge is power. The hunger for power is __________ and therefore most difficult to __________ .
1) accumulative, subsume
2) enormous, apply
3) empowering, delegate
4) insatiable, contain
5) evolutionary, rationalize

13. Nothing undermines the communication of a changed vision more than __________ on the part of key __________ that seems inconsistent with the vision.
1) anything, issues
2) behaviors, players
3) advocacy, managers
4) something, personnel
5) philosophy, problems ‘

14. He was __________ not to __________ done the exercise himself.
1) expected, be
2) required, being
3) needed, get
4) warned, be
5) supposed, have

15.The __________ of the __________ carried out in the Institute were published.
1) reports, findings
2) articles, observations
3) drawbacks, preparations
4) results, investigations
5) observations, teams

Answers..

1. (2)
2. (3)
3. (5)
4. (4)
5. (2)
6. (1)
7. (5)
8. (2)
9. (4)
10. (3)
11. (1)
12. (4)
13. (2)
14. (5)
15. (4)

Direction :- In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully :

Mohit was born in a small coastal village near Ahmedabad. He always loved reading but the small library in his town was inadequate. There weren’t …(1)… many books and many of those had the pages …(2)… out. So he …(3)… to finish those stories. His debut novel was my sweet memories.

It is a story about a Man’s journey …(4)… the past, a family drama, …(5)… …(6)… of secrets. It is an …(7)… to Ahmedabad. And much of this book has been drawn from his own …(8)… up years in the city. He grew up in Ahmedabad and worked for a while in Pune. He had been posted to UK, …(9)… that time so he did a creative writing course there – something he always wanted to do. He went on to publish stories in publications. All his stories start …(10)… a picture he create in his mind. This one had two girls, were sharing secrets with each other. He was now working on his second novel, based on real life story.

1.
1) that
2) to
3) so
4) the
5) too

2.
1) torn
2) moribund
3) released
4) signed
5) controlled

3.
1) has
2) have
3) had
4) is
5) suppose

4.
1) of
2) into
3) at
4) in
5) for

5.
1) a
2) an
3) all
4) almost
5) the

6.
1) ridiculous
2) unearthing
3) contradict
4) keep
5) access

7.
1) owe
2) agitate
3) cynical
4) ode
5) imprisoned

8.
1) growing
2) giving
3) set
4) cover
5) end

9.
1) offered
2) convention
3) around
4) negotiating
5) humiliating

10.
1) get
2) dangle
3) secure
4) with
5) betrayed

Answers:

1. 5
2. 1
3. 3
4. 2
5. 5
6. 2
7.4
8. 1
9. 3
10. 4

Incoming search terms: