English Quiz For SBI and NABARD 2016

Directions (1-10): In these questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with appropriate words. Five alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the five alternatives

1. India was a lone bright spot as Apple ______ its first quarterly sales decline ____ 13 years. 
a) reported, of
b) said, in
c) reported, in
d) said, of
e) announced, at

2. Amazon was Tiger Global's second-largest public ______ , after it had picked up 2.44 million shares _____ about $1 billion in September last year. 
a) property, in
b) asset, of
c) meeting, for
d) holding, for
e) belonging, in

3.Despite the safety_______ Renault has ________ to introduce all of the versions tested to date have been rated as zero star for adult protection. 
a) improvements, sought
b) improvisation, gone
c) improvements, ought
d) improved, went
e) improvements, ought

4. There _____ approximately 30 billion bills generated every year amounting to USD 10 billion ____ value and only 8 percent of it is paid electronically. 
a) were, in
b) are, of
c) was, of
d) is, in
e) are, in

5. The system is likely to move ________ north Tamil Nadu coast and intensify _______ a depression by tomorrow, according to the Meteorological Department.
a) toward, in
b) in, on
c) to, in
d) towards, into
e) to, at

6. The government might, therefore, want to get its treaty with Cyprus amended so that there ____ more certainty for Cyprus funds and ensure that there is _____ in tax treatment with Mauritius and Singapore. 
a ) and, considering
b) could, talk over
c) are, parallelism
d) was, equality
e) is, parity

7 .At a rally last week in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Nitish Kumar was _____ a sword by ______ enthusiastic supporters. 
a) offered, some
b) giving, that
c) offering, a
d) called, a
e) provide, an

8. All the clubs, including the eight existing ISL franchisees, will have to _______ by the _______ Asian Football Confederation Club Licensing criteria.
a) discuss, incisive
b) unravel, intemperate
c) approbate, stalwart
d) acquiesce in, strangulation
e) abide, stringent

9. Joshi, who is also accused of walking _____ files pertaining to social activist Teesta Setalvad's NGO Sabrang Trust, is presently _____ CBI custody. 
a) out, at
b) away with, in
c) off,at
d) back with, among
e) around, with

10. Kumar’s ______ enemies in this campaign can turn _____ to be those whom he needs as trusting friends. 
a) petering, at
b) begrudge, of
c) bitterest, out
d) worthwhile, in
e) oblige, to

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