English Questions for RBI Assistant Mains

Directions (1-15): Pick out the most effective pair of words from the given pair of words to make the sentence/ sentences meaningfully complete. 

Q1. Romans generously sprinkled pepper on their food to ________ their wealth, as only the rich could ________ it.
(a) value . . . bear
(b) flaunt . . . afford
(c) exhibit . . . endure
(d) squander . . . gain
(e) preserve . . . collect it

Q2. After the board examinations, students are _______ up for the various entrance examinations _________ for next month. 
(a) ready, timed 
(b) gearing, scheduled 
(c) prepared, programmed 
(d) set, duration 
(e) Waiting, rough

Q3. The governmental __________ spurred dramatic improvements in the way waste management is ________ out in many hospitals. 
(a) rule, thrown. 
(b) plans, conduct 
(c) crusade, done 
(d) efforts, carried 
(e) ascertain, further

Q4. The petitioner had ________ an immediate stay from the Court on allotment of the flats till _________ of investigation into the alleged irregularities. 
(a) asked, process 
(b) sought, completion 
(c) propagated, finish 
(d) demanded, course 
(e) condemns, sudden

Q5. Opportunities _________ when they are seized and ________ when they are not. 
(a) gather, evade 
(b) needed, reflect 
(c) create, disperse 
(d) multiply, die 
(e) pleaded, neglected

Q6. At the sound of the bell we are _________ to pause, relax our body and become gently _________of our in-breath and out-breath. 
(a) asked, thoughtless 
(b) requested, wishful 
(c) invited, aware 
(d) forced, meaningful 
(e) prepared, programmed

Q7. _______ to listen to the sounds of nature, we find that we can afterwards carry on with whatever we were doing in a more ________ and loving way. 
(a) Feeling, helpful 
(b) Waiting, rough 
(c) Dreaming, dramatic 
(d) Pausing, attentive 
(e) set, duration

Q8. My inward petition was instantly ___________. First, a delightful cold wave descended over my back and under my feet, ___________ all discomfort. 
(a) acknowledged, banishing 
(b) repudiated, infuriating 
(c) acceded, exacerbating 
(d) decimated, assuaging 
(e) asked, thoughtless

Q9. Aruna __________ her team with a lot of skill and the ___________ increase in the sales by the team is a measure of her success. 
(a) dominates, poor 
(b) condemns, sudden 
(c) manages, significant 
(d) directs, worthless 
(e) needed, reflect 

Q10. On being asked for the passport, he ________ to his dismay that he had ______________ to bring it along with him to the airport. 
(a) shocked, failed 
(b) realized, forgotten 
(c) pleaded, neglected 
(d) understood, stood 
(e) aided, cut

Q11. Helen quickly__________   the career ladder and is now the ___________ managing director, the company has ever appointed. 
(a) jumped, shortest 
(b) entered, oldest 
(c) started, junior most 
(d) climbed, youngest 
(e) invent, growing

Q12. A famous economist says that the government should do more to ________ jobs in the area in order to curb the ____________ rate of unemployment. 
(a) create, rising
(b) need, increasing 
(c) employ, high 
(d) invent, growing 
(e) built, stop

Q13. After __________ payrolls and tightening perks to cope with the economic slowdown last year, software companies are finding that and management graduates are transferring their _____________ to vocations such as manufacturing and banking. 
(a) trimming, loyalties 
(b) reducing, accounts 
(c) hiking, services 
(d) increased, affections
(e) need, increasing 

Q14. It is very important to ___________ that when the swine flu virus enters a human body. It takes a minimum of one day to a maximum of eight days for the disease to develop __________.
(a) gauge, extensively 
(b) ascertain, further 
(c) understand, fully 
(d) verify, remarkably 
(e) noticed, peculiar 

Q15. Scientists, working to save the earth, have __________ dry water that soaks carbon three times better than water, and hence, helps __________ global warming. 
(a) aided, cut 
(b) created, combat 
(c) built, stop 
(d) produced, increase 
(e) requested, wishful

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