Wednesday, 15 June 2016

English Quiz for SBI exam 2016




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/phrases are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case:

 Caution prevails ahead of the …1… of U.S. elections, which will …2… filtering starting early Wednesday India time, and …3… renewed doubts …4… Greece’s political …5… to push through severe fiscal …6… . Software exporters gain …7… the rupee falls to a more …8… 1-1/2 month low against the dollar; Infosys (INFY.NS) gains 1 percent. Cipla gains 2.8 percent, having hit earlier a …9… high, after posting a 61.8 percent surge in July-September …10…
 1.
outcome
cause
whole
circumstances
income
Solution:
(here'outcome' is used in the sense of 'result')

2.
end
start
process
depart
follow
Solution:
(Base form of the verb'start' will be used with auxiliary verb' will')

3.
at
in
on
into
without
Solution:
(preposition 'on' is correctly used here)

4.
under
over
again
recently
above
Solution:
(preposition 'over' is correctly used here)

5.
limitation
cleverness
style
ability
stability
Solution:
(ability - possession of the means or skill to do something.)

6.
impair
reforms
different
purify
simplify
Solution:
(reforms -make changes in (something, especially an institution or practice) in order to improve it.)

7.
after
before
final
without
recent
Solution:
(preposition 'after' will be used for sequence of events)

8.
that
them
then
than
their
Solution:
(use 'than' for comparative degree)

9.
maximum
read
record
explain
write
Solution:
('record high' is correct phrase)

10.
earnings
spending
providing
distributing
ability
Solution:
(earnings-income derived from an investment or product.)

               









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