Quest for Clerk Mains:English Quiz

Directions (Q. 1-5): Each question 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. London ____________HongKong as the world’s most expensive city for companies to locate employees after rents climbed and the pound____________against the dollar.
1) beat, acknowledged
2) exceeded, criticised
3) outpaced, decreased 
4) surpassed, appreciated 
5) outweighed, disparaged
2. Researchers have found evidence of a major____________in the warming of the Indian ocean, which could alter the ____________of the southwest monsoon.
1) anomaly, strength
2) departure, vigour
3) peculiarity, stability 
4) deviation, clout
5) exception, health

3. World football’s governing body FIFA announced plans to allow referees to ____________matches for three minutes so that players____________of sustaining a concussion can be assessed.
1) freeze, imagined
2) stoppage, doubtful 
3) halt, suspected
4) let up, uncertain
5) end, hoping

4. Amazon’s new smartphone has cameras that not only _____________pupil and head movements but also can use facial recognition data to____________the gender, age and ethnicity of the person looking at the screen.
1) mark, survey
2) stop, measure
3) trail, evaluate
4) record, guess
5) track, estimate

5. When India was growing richer and when the stock markets were____________rapidly, Indian were not investing in the stock markets ____________with their rising income levels.
1) increasing, proportionate
2) rising, commensurate
3) growing, appropriate
4) flourishing, related
5) moving, consistent

Directions  (Q. 6-10): In the following questions, a sentence has been given with some of its parts in bold. To make the sentence grammatically correct, you have to replace the bold part with the correct alternative given below. If the sentence is correct as it is, give 5) as your answer (i.e No correction required).

6. Since the inception of the Accurate Institute in 2006 we are wide range of courses pertaining to different fields of studies.
1) we has wider range of
2) we has wide range of
3) we have a wise range of 
4) we had been wide range of 
5) No correction required

7.  Excellent team work and effective coordination among the various agencies involved gives us an edge to our competitors.
1) an edge over our
2) an edge against our’s
3) an edge for our
4) an edge alike our
5) No correction required

8. All our projects are designed for complete peace of mind for our customers.
1) complete peace of mind of 
2) whole piece of mind for
3) entire piece of mind of 
4) full peace of minds of
5) No correction required

9. Own a home is a cherish part of the Indian dream.
1) To own a home is a cherishable 
2) Owning a home is a cherished
3) To owning a home is a cherishing 
4) Own a home is a cherishable
5) No correction required 

10. The city known for its diamond mined is also a nature’s paradise with its vast expanse of green meadows.
1) with their vast expanse
2) with its vastly expanse
3) with its vast expanses
4) about its vast expense
5) No correction required

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