English Quiz for IPPB Scale I Prelims Exam 2016-17 – Set 2

Hello and welcome to exampundit . Here is a set of English Quiz for the upcoming IPPB Scale I Prelims Exam 2016-17.

Directions—(Q. 1–5) Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
1. Governments do not want to take a decision and resort to soft-pedaling, delay tactics and collusion, hoping that the judiciary will ____ in to relieve them of the ____ of decision making.
(A) come, enlightenment
(B) vouch, trouble
(C) barge, pleasure
(D) step, burden
(E) vote, task
2. The most important factor is the ____ of a wealthy Indian middle class which can now ____ to send their children abroad for education.
(A) emergence, afford
(B) advent, focus
(C) decline, manage
(D) rise, wish
(E) perception, go
3. Crores of public money is ____ on parks in the city and yet most of them are out of ____ for the public.
(A) invested, limits 
(B) spent, bounds
(C) bet, reach 
(D) put, areas
(E) made, boundaries
4. Rules are for those who cannot ____ them and not for the rich and influential who can ____ to ignore them.
(A) follow, demand 
(B) set, opt
(C) break, suggest 
(D) find, ask
(E) challenge, choose
5. Experts cannot ____ enough on the benefits of ____ more fruit and vegetables in your daily diet.
(A) pressure, involving
(B) strain, adding
(C) emphasize, contributing
(D) stress, including
(E) state, mixing
Directions—(Q. 6–10) Which of the phrases (A), (B), (C) and (D) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is given and ‘No correction is required’, mark (E) as the answer.
6. Never the one to mince words when it comes speaking his mind, the captain criticised the hectic schedule of his team.
(A) comes to speaking
(B) comes and speaks
(C) comes to speak
(D) come for speak
(E) No correction required
7. Indians are far more transparent than the Americans.
(A) farther 
(B) further more
(C) greater 
(D) many more
(E) No correction required
8. He will not be joining the rat race, which starts around this time every year as the board exams draw a close.
(A) draw to close 
(B) drawing a closure
(C) draw to a close 
(D) draw a closer
(E) No correction required
9. Lights will go out around the world with hundreds of people sets to take part in the Earth Hour climate change campaign.
(A) set to take part
(B) set to be part
(C) sets for taking part
(D) set for part
(E) No correction required
10. With nasty viral infections do the rounds in the city, you should give all it takes to protect yourself.
(A) coming rounds 
(B) round about
(C) doing the rounds 
(D) done rounding
(E) No correction required



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