SBI PO Prelims 2017: Double Fillers – Set 1

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for SBI PO Prelims on Double Fillers.

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. Blood supply to the _______ is via the left and right supraorbital, supratrochlear, and anterior ______ of the temporal artery.
a) Forehead, branches.
b) Forehead, veins.
c) Forehead, tunnels.
d) Forehead, arteries.
e) Forehead, apex.

2. But there are still some_____ ends that need to be _____ up
a) Fixed, fixed.
b) Fixed, tied.
c) Loose, tied
d) Natural, looked
e) Loose, grown.

3. Although the exact mode of _____ of tretinoin is unknown, current evidence suggests that tretinoin  ________  cohesiveness of follicular epithelial cells.
a) Action, decreases.
b) Activity, increases.
c) Activity, decreases.
d) Usage, strengthens.
e) Action, strengthens.

4. Nonablative lasers are less _______ than ablative ones but they are less invasive and _______ time is short.
a) Useful, exploitation
b) Helpful, retrieving
c) Effective, recovery
d) Organised, recovery.
e) Organized, work.

5. The Bill ________ in May had proposed amendments to various laws, mainly the Sarfaesi Act of 2002, to ________ them with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code, at least in spirit.
a) Introduced, synchronise.
b) Brought, synchronise.
c) Reformed, worthy
d) Appeared, help
e) Appeared, organize.

6. There is scope for opening up ______ such as law, accountancy, entertainment, higher ______ and e-commerce.
a) Entities, opportunities,
b) Services, abilities.
c) Networks, education.
d) Industries, skills
e) Services, education.

7. In the case of chicken leg imports, the Centre has ______ the industry to come up with safety standards, such as the time period _____ which the food is kept frozen.
a) Ordered, on.
b) Declined, over
c) Asked, over.
d) Said, issued.
e) Indicated, upon.

8. In the early 18th century, _____ Amish and Mennonites immigrated to Pennsylvania for a ____ of reasons
a) Few, few.
b) Many, varities.
c) Many, variety.
d) Countable, number.
e) Less, number.

9. The literature of ancient Greece and Rome has been _____ continuously since it was written, though it was only in the 16th century that it _____ to be referred to as the classics in the modern sense.
a) Exploited, started.
b) Plagiarized, revealed.
c) Studied, began
d) Studied, begun.
e) Considered, shows.

10. While seeking professional help to _____ this exercise in a transparent manner is welcome, the Centre must heed learnings from past ¬¬_________ efforts and tweak this exercise on three counts for optimum results.
a) Invest, problems.
b) Manage, disinvestment.
c) Validate, issues.
d) Carry, regrets.
e) Stop, doings.


1. (a) Artery has been mentioned and artery has ‘branches’.
2. (c) Ends are ‘loose’ and only loose ends can be ‘tied’ up.
3. (a) Option gives sentence a meaning.
4. (c) Generally, ‘Recovery’ is used with time.
5. (a) A bill can be introduced.
6. (e) Option  fits in best.
7. (c) Centre cannot order can only ask.
8. (c) Option fits in best.
9. (c) Literature can be studied and the sentence gives a meaning to something that happened previously. So, past tense will be used.
10. (b)Option gives meaning to the sentence.


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