English Quiz for IBPS PO Prelims 2016 – Set 2


Hello and welcome to exampundit . Here is a set of English Quiz for IBPS PO Prelims 2016. 

Directions (Q. 1-5): Each question 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.
1. Three unknown assailants
________ on motorcycles and opened________ barely a few metres from where the
actor was shooting.
1) came, shooting 2) rode, rounds
3) arrived, fire 4) approached,
5) climbed, shots
2. The police ________ in ________
a car theft case within a matter of two hours of registration of the complaint.
1) achieved, solving
2) victorious, catching
3) famed, arresting
4) succeeded, cracking
5) failed, assigning
3. The health ministry has
approved major expansion of post-graduate seats in key departments of AIIMS to ________
the severe ________of specialists across the country.
1) address, dearth 2) correct,
3) improve, damage 4) rectify,
5) good, shortage
4. With the ________ wedding
season, people are leaving no stone unturned to make their wedding cards look________.
1) prolonged, beyond 2) ongoing,
3) instant, great 4) sudden,
5) estimated, legible
5. The tourism data ________ that
Indians are ________ the biggest spenders while on holidays.
1) says, within 2) reveal,
3) proclaims, between 4) states,
5) speaks, amid
Directions (Q. 6-10): In the given passage, there are blanks each
of which has been numbered. Against each five words are suggested, one of which
fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
A strong economy would improve
livelihoods and give hope for the future, but the lack of reliable electricity
in the country has contributed to holding back prosperity. Over the past five
years, GDP growth has averaged 3 per cent, too (6) to fight poverty and create jobs. Demand for power
outstrips what the country can produce and (7).
Planned and unplanned electricity outages of 12 to 16 hours daily nationwide (8) business, aggravate
unemployment and spark angry protests. The country has (9) energy resources – an estimated 186 billion tonnes of
coal, over 100,000 megawatts of hydro potential and wind potential of up to
3,46,000 megawatts. But the technology and investment to (10) these resources are limited. An over reliance on
imported fuel has exposed the country to high oil prices and there isn’t enough
money to keep the system – a mix of private and state-run enterprises – running
or to fix faulty infrastructure that leaks electricity. A resolution of power
crisis is thus very critical to the survival of the country.
6. 1) much 2) low 3) required 4)
tough 5) minimal
7. 1) represent 2) sufficient 3)
adequate 4) amount 5) deliver
8. 1) run 2) happens 3) plans 4)
effect 5) hurt
9. 1) ample 2) fix 3) worst 4)
frequent 5) paucity

10. 1) lack 2) solve 3) waste 4)
exploit 5) advantage


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