English Quiz for IBPS PO Mains – Set 11

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Directions (1-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of
which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and
against each, five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank
appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case.
The chasm between India’s flourishing cities and bleak rural hinterland
is narrowing. Spread across 6,50,000 villagers were long _________[1] by city
dwellers as primitive, impoverished and irrelevant, something to drive past on
the way to something else. That is no longer the _________[2]. A new prosperity
is _________[3] in rural India, with tens of millions entering the pressure cooker
and television-owning class and tens of thousands becoming sippers of Scotch, _________[4] of premium tractors and drivers of multiple sedans. The opening of this new
frontier of consumer demand from 700 million people could tip India’s role in
the global economy from seller to buyer, from a vendor of outsourced skills to
a source of consumers for the world’s _________[5]. Multinational corporations,
appear increasingly _________[6] to understand Indian villagers. Rural dwellers
are now nearly twice as likely to be correlates as city dwellers in Bangalore,
the high-technology hub, according to the National Council for Applied Economic
Research. It may be a trickle, but India’s urban prosperity is flowing to the
countryside and weld-to-do villages are early testing grounds of _________[7] the benefits of India’s economic makeover and opening to the world will flow to
its villagers, many of them living in its poorest rural nooks. The _________[8] of such villages will also add fuel to the debate over democracy’s influence on
economic development. India has been faulted for growing more lethargically
than China, in part because of its democracy. But the new rural prosperity _________[9] that the high cost of democracy also has a hidden benefit. By compelling each
politician to _________[10] results to his own narrow constituency, democracy
spreads economic change more thinly. But that in turn broadens the consensus in
favour of change, perhaps making liberalzation more sustainable in India than
in China.
1. 1) wished 2) awaited 3) imagined 4) abolished 5) drawn
2. 1) question 2) case 3) feature 4) issue 5) views
3. 1) emerged 2) visual 3) associating 4) sprouting 5)
4. 1) sellers 2) owners 3) makers 4) marketers 5) hirers
5. 1) price 2) wares 3) stuff 4) commodity 5) today
6. 1) aware 2) disinterested 3) keen 4) intend 5) tough
7. 1) really 2) about 3) since 4) if 5) whether
8. 1) transformation 2) propensity 3) downfall 4) revolution
5) decrease
9. 1) suggests 2) narrates 3) says 4) shows 5) remarks
10. 1) derive 2) distribute 3) give 4) seek 5) deliver


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