Friday, 8 July 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:

 The Congress ..1.. issued on the eve of the ..2.. elections contains an open endorsement of the Dunkel Draft. Stress has been ..3.. allaying two specific apprehensions. The Dunkel Draft, the manifesto says, poses no ..4.. to food subsidies and the subsidy-based public ..5.. system. The GATT treaty, it is explained, would allow ..6.. to the extent of 10% of the market price. Second, there should ..7.. be no fear on account of the Dunkel stipulation of allowing ..8.. of farm products up to three per cent of its domestic output. Imports of such a piffling order, according to the manifesto, could ..9.. no threat to the domestic price ..10.. 

 1.
Manifesto
Paper
Draft
Souvenir
atonement
Solution:
(manifesto- a public declaration of policy and aims, especially one issued before an election by a political party or candidate.)

2.
Past
Recent
Immediate
Old
obsolete
Solution:
( ‘recent elections’ is correct expression in this context. We are talking about lately happened elections)

3.
Put on
Laid on
Give
Placed on
take off
Solution:
(‘lay on’ is a phrasal verb. Its past form is ‘laid on’. In this context, it means ‘emphasized’ To put forward as a demand or an assertion)

4.
Threat
Danger
Problem
Situation
apprehension
Solution:
(‘pose no threat’ is correct usage in the given context)

5.
Dealing
Working
Distribution
Relation
demolish
Solution:
(‘public distribution system’ hence, this is correct usage)

6.
Concession
Allowance
Subsidy
Aid
repository
Solution:
(subsidy-a sum of money granted by the state or a public body to help an industry or business keep the price of a commodity or service low.)

7.
Too
Even
Also
Exactly
embarrass
Solution:
(‘also’ as an adverb is correctly used)

8.
Imports
Exports
Sell
Purchase
bought
Solution:
(import- bring (goods or services) into a country from abroad for sale.)

9.
Make
Pose
Create
Affect
effect
Solution:
(‘pose no threat’ is correct usage in the given context)

10.
System
Line
Structure
Pattern
design
Solution:
(‘domestic price …’ “structure” fits correctly.

               





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