English Quiz of SBI exam 2016

Directions (1-10): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence(s) there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make the sentence grammatically correct and meaningfully complete.

1. The _________situation today is significantly better than it was in ______March.
a) bank, going
b) cash, after
c) liquid, starting
d) liquidity, early
e) cash, new

2. The joint statement leaves _________room to________ both interpretations.
a) enough, accommodate
b) big, get
c) enough, know
d) biggest, accommodate
e) smallest, fill

3. I don’t think policy makers ______unnecessarily. You don’t pick surprise ______part of your policy.
a) surprise, at
b) surprised, of a
c) surprising, in
d) surprised, along
e) surprise, as a

4.  “It’s ridiculous. California ____the biggest state in the nation,” she _____.
a) was, say
b) is, said
c) will, told
d) a, said
e) now, knows

5. Communication is _____a big problem. We have seen English is not a big ________with new players.
a) not, barrier
b) nor, blunder
c) neither, blender
d) nor, roadblock
e) never, botch

6. USIBC chairman John Chambers _________that in less than two years, about 20 per cent of USIBC member companies ______already invested $28 billion in India.
a) issued, now
b) said, was
c) announced, have
d) knew, should
e) said, got

7.  GRL is ________the most prestigious journals in the field of earth sciences and scientists _____ to publish in it.
a) one, go
b) among, vie
c) now, know
d) was, have
e) at, go

8. Clinton’s faithful also worried that the call might affect turnout in California, where the _________secretary of state ______victory to stifle Sanders’ momentum.
a) elder, have
b) forming, knows
c) elder, call on
d) former, seeks
e) huge, has

9.  BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who was recently __________to the Rajya Sabha, had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi _________ him not to extend Mr. Rajan's term.
a) nominate, telling
b) issued, giving
c) given, showing
d) nominated, urging
e) sent, telling

10.  Both these giants, in a rare ________, shared their thoughts even as the shutterbugs _______busy in the city here on Monday.
a) aversion, is
b) discussion, just
c) emission, were
d) collision, had
e) unison, got

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