English Quiz for SBI PO Prelims 2016 – Set 10

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Directions (Q. 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 are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately.
Find out the appropriate word in each case.
Women _____(1) up half the
world’s population and yet represent a staggering 70% of the world’s poor. We
live in a world in which women living in poverty face gross _____(2) and
injustice from birth to death. From poor education to poor nutrition to _____(3)
and low pay employment, the sequence of discrimination that a woman may suffer
during her entire life is unacceptable but all too common. Millennium
Development Goal 3 is to promote gender equality and empower women. This MDG is
critical for _____(4) poverty and improving prospects for women. But how can
women break gender based stereotypes to minimise discrimination and _____(5)
gender based violence when they are trapped in societies with sociocultural
practices which routinely discriminate them from having equal opportunities in
education, health and livelihood? These women are invisible and the _____(6) in
their way prevent them from accessing the most basic human rights and needs.
The outlook is bleak. Women make up 70% of the world’s working hours and _____(7)
only 10% of the world’s income and half of what men earn. This leads to greater
poverty, slower economic growth and a _____(8) standard of living. In
developing countries, millions of women also die each year as a result of
gender-based _____(9). This deeprooted gender discrimination creates a bleak
outlook for women in developing countries. For millions of girls living in
poverty, it is often those closest to them who work against the child’s
interests and their immediate environment is often _____(10) and sometimes,
down-right harmful. Parents arrange marriages when you are a child. Neighbours
say, if you are a girl, you must limit your activities to your home. Friends
say, it is OK not to go to school.
1. 1) made 2) make 3) look 4) has
made 5) complete

2. 1) equality 2) affection 3)
inequality 4) support 5) justice
3. 1) vulnerable 2) weakness 3)
vulnerability 4) specific 5) weakest

4. 1) tackle 2) tackling 3) fight
4) tackled 5) fought
5. 1) increase 2) support 3) weak
4) reduce 5) influencing
6. 1) obstacles 2) make 3)
pleasantries 4) pebbles 5) encouragements

7. 1) earns 2) carried 3) spend 4)
earn 5) spends

8. 1) slow 2) slower 3) low 4)
lowest 5) lower

9. 1) violence 2) violent 3)
virulent 4) corruption 5) violation

10. 1) functional 2) natural 3)
artificial 4) dysfunctional 5) dysfunctional


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