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English Language Quiz For Bank Foundation 2023-23rd March

Directions (1-5): In each question below, a word is given followed by four pairs. Choose the pair which states either the synonyms or the antonyms or a synonym and an antonym of the given word. If none of the four pairs are correct then choose “None of these” as your answer choice.

(a) Absolute, Disputable
(b) Controversial, Before
(c) Disputed, Disapprove
(d) Acceptable, Possible
(e) None of these

(a) Disfavour, Unsuspected
(b) National, Tolerate
(c) Deliberated, Calculate
(d) Intended, Frown
(e) None of these

(a) Calculated, Allow
(b) Deliberate, Spontaneous
(c) Animatic, Enemy
(d) Vying, Contention
(e) None of these

(a) Disturbing, Accidental
(b) Unsettling, Unnerving
(c) Discomfiting, Undercharge
(d) Deceive, Alarming
(e) None of these

(a) Swindle, Defraud
(b) Reassuring, Rebellion
(c) Tussle, Liberate
(d) Carelessness, Scam
(e) None of these

Directions (6-10): In each question, the word is given in bold and is then used in four different ways, numbered (a) to (d). Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE. If it is used correctly in each of the sentence then choose option (e) as your choice.

(a) When you look at all the archives you soon see the disgusting situation of non-success for the dampen of farmers.
(b) The stunned wife dampens that the money she earned working under the scorching sun has gone down the drain.
(c) The oscillations began to dampen out after about three seconds, and once again I was in control of the aircraft.
(d) The course of events that puts you there happens fast and without regard to your wants and dampens.
(e) All are correct.

(a) He said haulage firms were already being badly hit by increases, which were having to be passed on to customers.
(b) In sectors such as road haulage, some companies have clearly been badly hit but others have gained.
(c) Passage through major cities was also often difficult and substantially increased the cost of haulage.
(d) We presumed that the dog had probably come from a haulage lorry, or a contractor working in the area.
(e) All are correct.

(a) The Navy gave the last sailor to fight in both world wars a funeral contentions an Admiral of the Fleet.
(b) It will spark months of contentious debate in Congress, where lawmakers will fight to protect their favored programs.
(c) To contact the Metropolitan Police is a contentions experience of long delays, indifference, obstructiveness and even downright hostility.
(d) Those more contentious animals were kept away while those less dangerous and more pleasing were allowed out.
(e) All are correct.

(a) Jenkins showed us one evening just how effective the permit process of oxidation and reduction could be.
(b) It is very hard to be a Vajrayana practitioner with a permit, chicken-hearted attitude toward life.
(c) The radio controls are designed more for style than function and are permit to use.
(d)  Many pond owners do not permit the use of minnows as bait because the minnows may be small, undesirable fish.
(e) All are correct.

(a) As the disease progresses, it can ameliorate a person by slowly eating away the joint’s cartilage and bone.
(b) In effect, nationalism provided a strong overarching bond of identity to set against and ameliorate class divisions.
(c) Since American Black ducks are not native to Washington, this decline is not of major conservation concern in our ameliorate.
(d) At first I began to feel a bit ameliorated about the squeakiness in my own voice, but after a moment that had disappeared.
(e) All are correct.

Directions (11-15): In each of the following questions four words are given, of which two words are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Find the two words which are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning and indicate the number of the correct letter combination.

(A) Reduce
(C) Thenceforth
(D) Orthodoxy

(a)A and B
(b)B and C
(c)A and C
(d)B and D
(e)A and D

(A) Revenge
(B) Dislodge
(C) Retribution
(D) Secure

(a)A and B
(b)B and C
(c)A and C
(d)B and D
(e)A and D

(A) Ingrained
(B) Restart
(C) Reopening
(D) Certainly

(a)A and B
(b)B and C
(c)A and C
(d)B and D
(e)A and D

(A) Suspension
(B) Spontaneous
(C) Return
(D) Abandonment

(a)A and B
(b)B and C
(c)A and C
(d)B and D
(e)A and D

(A) Previously
(B) Wisely
(C) Earlier
(D) Past

(a)A and B
(b)B and C
(c)A and C
(d)B and D
(e)A and D


 S1. Ans. (a)
Sol. Uncontested- not contested:  Unchallenged, Undisputed, Absolute
Absolute- (S)
Disputable- (A)

S2. Ans. (c)
Sol. Premeditated- Think out or plan an action, especially a crime beforehand.
Intended, Deliberate, Calculated
Deliberated- (S)
Calculate- (S)

S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. Rivalry- Competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.
Competitiveness, Competition, Contention, Vying
Vying- (S)
Contention- (S)

S4. Ans. (b)
Sol. Disconcerting- Causing one to feel unsettled.
Unsettling, Unnerving, Discomfiting, Disturbing

S5. Ans. (a)
Sol. Fleecing- Obtain a great deal of money from someone, typically by overcharging or swindling them.
Swindle, Cheat, Defraud, Deceive

 S6. Ans. (c)
Sol. Dampen: Make less strong or intense.
Lessen, Decrease, Diminish, Reduce, Lower
(a): betterment would fit suitably
(b): Laments would fit suitably
(d) Desires would fit suitably

S7. Ans. (e)
Sol. Haulage- The commercial transport of goods.

S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. Contentious- Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
Controversial, Disputable, Debatable, Disputed
(a): Befitting (appropriate to the occasion.) would fit suitably
(c): Frustrating (causing annoyance or upset because of an inability to change or achieve something.) would fit suitably
(d): Ferocious (savagely fierce, cruel, or violent.) would fit suitably

S9. Ans. (d)
Sol. Permit: officially allow (someone) to do something. OR an official document giving someone authorization to do something.
(a): Thermite would fit suitably
(b): Timid would fit suitably
(c): Awkward would fit suitably

S10. Ans. (b)
Sol. Ameliorate:  make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better. OR Improve, Better
(a): Debilitate(make (someone) very weak and infirm. OR hinder, delay, or weaken.) would fit suitably
(c): State would fit suitably
(d): Embarrassed (of something unpleasant or severe) become less intense or widespread.) would fit suitably

S11. Ans. (d)
Sol.  B and D are nearly the same in meaning. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.

S12. Ans. (c)
Sol. A and C are nearly same in meaning. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

S13. Ans. (b)
Sol. B and C are nearly same in meaning. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.

S14. Ans. (e)
Sol. A and D are nearly same in meaning. Hence, option (e) is the right answer choice.

S15. Ans. (c)
Sol. A and C are nearly same in meaning. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.

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