English Quiz for Bank Exams – 4

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Which of the phrases 1, 2, 3 and 4 given below each statement should be placed in the blank space provided so as to make a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence? If none of the sentences is appropriate, mark 5 i.e. ‘None of these’ as the answer.

1. Refuting the rationale behind frequent agitations for formation of separate States, a recent report ___________.
a) Proved that such agitations result in loss of governmental property
b) Indicated that the formation of small states does not necessarily improve the economy
c) Suggested that only large scale agitations have been effective in bringing out desired change in the past
d) Recommended dividing large states into smaller ones to improve governance
e) None of these

Answer

Option: A

Explanation: If agitations are damaging public property then this is not logical.

 

2. Overlooking the fact that water scarcity intensifies during summer, _______________.
a) The government issued guidelines to all builders to limit their consumption to acceptable limits
b) Provision for rainwater harvesting has been made to aid irrigation in drought prone areas
c) The water table did not improve even after receiving normal monsoon in the current year
d) Many residential areas continue to use swimming pools, wasting large quantities of water
e) None of these

Answer

Option: D

Explanation: As residents are overlooking the problem of water scarcity they will keep wasting water.

 

3. He has lost most of his life’s earning in the stock market but ______________.
a) He still seems to be leading his life luxuriously and extravagantly
b) He could not save enough to repay his enormous debts
c) Stock market is not a safe option to invest money unless done with caution
d) Experts have been suggesting to avoid investments in stock market because of its unpredictable nature
e) None of these

Answer

Option: A

Explanation: “but “is giving hint that the next part of the sentence will be of opposite connotation.

 

4. Achieving equality for women is not only a laudable goal, ______________.
a) Political reforms are also neglected preventing women from entering legislatures and positions of power
b) The problem is also deep rooted in the society and supported by it
c) Their empowerment is purposefully hampered by people with vested interests in all sections of the society
d) It is also equally difficult to achieve and maintain for a long term
e) None of these

Answer

Option: D

Explanation: It is a laudable goal but maintaining it for a longer period of time will be equally challenging.

 

5. _____________ or else they would not keep electing him year after year.
a) The party leader gave a strong message to the mayor for improving his political style
b) Owing to numerous scandals against the mayor, he was told to resign from the post immediately
c) The mayor threatened the residents against filing a complaint against him
d) The residents must really be impressed with the political style of their mayor
e) None of these

Answer

Option: D

Explanation: The other part of the sentence is talking about they. Pronoun they is used for noun “residents” which is given in option D.

 

 

Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

6. Drawing attention towards pitfalls of relying solely on Uranium as a fuel for nuclear reactors, Indian scientists warned that Uranium will not last for long and thus research on Thorium as its ______________ must be revived.
A. Belief b. Replacement c. Dependent
D. Reserve e. Substitute f. Alternative
a) E & F
b) A &B
c) C & D
d) B & F
e) B & D

Answer

Option: A

Explanation: Relying solely is a pitfall, so a substitute or alternative should be searched for.

 

 

7. In an effort to provide ______________ for higher education to all, most of the universities have been providing education without adequate infrastructure, thus churning out unemployable graduates every year.
A. Fresh B. Platform C. Capable
D. Opportunities E. Prospects F. Advantage
a) A & B
b) D & E
c) A & F
d) D & F
e) B & E

Answer

Option: D

Explanation: An opportunity and advantage has been given for higher education, but the results are unemployable graduates.

 

 

8. The move to allow dumping of mercury provoked an outcry from residents of the area who _______________ that high levels of mercury will affect their health and destroy ecologically sensitive forest area.
A. Insist B. Fear C. Dread
D. Activate E. Accept F. Believe
a) B & F
b) A & C
c) B & C
d) D & E
e) A & F

Answer

Option: C

Explanation: People can only fear and dread about their health.

 

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