English Quiz for SBI exam 2016

Directions (Q.1-10): In each one of the following sentences, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence, 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 and make the sentence  meaningfully complete.

1. Only ______________ people are ______________ after death.
(a) Brave, forgotten 
(b) Vicious, admired 
(c) Virtual, known 
(d) Virtuous, remembered
(e) vivacious,  forgotten 

2. Prices keep on going ______________ these days, and never move ______________. 
(a) Up, downward 
(b) Up, underneath 
(c) High, low 
(d) Above, below 
(e) below, under 

3. Prabha’s ______________ in athletics yielded rich ______________ as she got a scholarship.
(a) Performance, money 
(b) Defeat, results 
(c) Behaviour, appreciation 
(d) Excellence, dividends 
(e) Failure, disappointment

4. In a changing and ______________ unstructured business environment, creativity and innovation are being ______________ demanded of executives.
(a) Excessively, rapidly 
(b) Highly, extremely 
(c) Increasingly, moderately 
(d) Progressively, increasingly 
(e) undermining, determining 

5. In ______________ of international matters, there is always an element of risk in ______________ one might do.
(a) View, whichever 
(b) Many, doing 
(c) Defence, wrong 
(d) Case, whatever 
(e) Spite, whatever 

6. The Education Minister emphasised the need to discover and ______________ each student’s ______________ talents.
(a) Enlarge, dormant 
(b) Belittle, concealed 
(c) Suppress, potential 
(d) Flourish, hidden 
(e) Develop, intrinsic 

7. He is usually ______________, but today he appears rather ______________.
(a) Strict unwell  
(b) Tense, restless 
(c) Quiet, calm
(d) Happy, humorous 
(e) Calm, disturbed 

8. He is So ______________ that everyone is always ______________ to help him in his work.
(a) Helpful, reluctant 
(b) Aloof, cooperative 
(c) Adamant,  enthusiastic 
(d) Miserly, ignorant 
(e) Magnanimous, eager 

9. His ______________ speech has seriously ______________ the young minds.
(a) Audacious, delighted 
(b) Maiden, flattered 
(c) Humorous, damaged 
(d) Irresponsible, misled 
(e) Eccentric, questioned

10. On ______________ of the enquiry, if it is found that the ______________ are true, the enquiry officer will report the matter to the higher authority.
(a) Demand, finding 
(b) Completion, allegations 
(c) Instituting, charges 
(d) Withdrawal, inferences 
(e) Establishment, results 

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