English Quiz – New Pattern Fillers – 46

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for upcoming NABARD Assistant Manager, Dena Bank PGDBF 2018 exams.


Each sentence 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.

1. Britain’s governments ______ recent years have tried to _______ its strengths.

a) Upon, rise.

b) Over, accentuate.

c) In, improve.

d) In, accentuate.

e) On, decrease.

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: Option fit in best. Accentuate means prominent.


2. ______ to archaic people, anatomically modern humans have smaller, differently shaped _____.

a) Compared, teeth.

b) Compared, tooth.

c) Comparison, Teeth

d) Between, teeth.

e) As, teeth.

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: ‘Compared’ gives the sentence a meaning and tooth is singular but the plural will be used here.


3. This most ______ fast-moving, mostly office-based industries with sparklier _______ and scarier risks.

a) Utilizes, penalties.

b) Employs, rewards.

c) Promotes, rewards.

d) Thinks, incentives.

e) Employs, gifts.

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: Office is involved so gifts will be informal. Hence, reward fits in best.


4. Stock prices took a _______ knock in 2015 and in the first quarter of 2016 on concerns of global slowdown led by China, crash in commodity prices and _________ interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve.

a) Light, considerate.

b) Bad, worse.

c) Severe, worse

d) Strong, outstanding.

e) Severe, impending.

Answer & Solutions

Option: E

Explanation: Knock can be ‘severe’ and rates can be ‘impending’.


5. The amendments to the Sarfaesi Act allow _______ creditors to enforce their security interests, upon a default, without the _______ of courts or tribunals.

a) Safety , involvement.

b) Secured, intervention.

c) New, intervened.

d) Old, disagreement.

e) Moderate, approval.

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: Option gives meaning to the sentence.


6. The original logic________ this regulation was that only those with skin in the oil game should be allowed to benefit from a presence in the _______ retailing business

a) On, tempting.

b) Behind, lucrative.

c) In, risky

d) Behind, risky

e) About, problematic.

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: Nowhere in the sentence has any negative impact been indicated. So, the option fits in best.


7. The scheme has gotten off the ground ________ with Hindustan Construction Company becoming the first _________ to try it out.

a) Slowly, lender.

b) Quickly, borrower.

c) Quickly, lender.

d) Competitively, contender.

e) Softly, company.

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: Option fits best.


8. Globally the ________of child labour decreased from 25% to 10% between 1960 and 2003, ______to the World Bank

a) Scenario, issued.

b) Phenomena, according

c) Incidence, according.

d) Work, accepted.

e) Scenario, said.

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: Child labour is not something good. So, incidence describes it best.


9. These can be ________ in three groups based on the original language used for the work, _______ Latin, Greek or Arabic.

a) Put, namely.

b) Separated, namely.

c) Projected, as.

d) Divided, of.

e) Put, of.

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: Things can be separated into groups. Although divided can be used but the later word with divided do not make sense here.


10. The draft, which ______ leaves out shops employing less than 10 workers, visualises cities that work round the clock all through the year, supported by _____ services such as transportation, crèches and other public amenities.

a) Significantly, essential.

b) Morally, helpful

c) Cunningly, unimportant.

d) Honestly, important.

e) Usually, few.

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: Option makes sense.



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