Directions (1-5): Each of the following questions has a paragraph from which one sentence has been deleted. From the given options, choose the sentence that completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way.
Q1. The oil market has been here before, seen it all and still hasn’t learnt. Or perhaps to quote a ‘Yogi-ism’, i.e. a hallmark quote from the late legendary New York Yankees baseball player Yogi Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” For _____________________________began meaningfully, President Donald Trump, somewhat out of the blue took to his Twitter account and quipped: “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.” Not sure where that came from or why but the beleaguered crude oil market did not care.
(a) A mere two hours on from the President’s missive
(b) Bouncing from negative to positive turf
(c) What the so-called rally is based on remains
(d) Just before the U.S. trading session
(e) The barmy logic happens to be that a U.S.-Iran skirmish
Q2. The US Congress passed the CARES Act and appropriated money to colleges and universities to provide relief for students and institutions given their unique experience with the coronavirus. Lawmakers required at least 50 percent of the money to go to students in the form of emergency grant aid and gave institutions some discretion with the other half. To the dismay of many advocates, Congress did not ______________to for-profit colleges.
(a) Explicitly restrict the money from going
(b) Seeking clarification as to whether or not the DOE
(c) The Department had the authority to only send
(d) CARES Act would exclude for-profit colleges
(e) DeVos announced the amounts institutions would receive
Q3. On Earth Day 2020, communities and businesses alike are grounded — hunkered down until the “curve flattens” and the threats posed by COVID-19 pass. But a prevailing concern is that as American enterprises enter recession-mode, they will cut back their efforts to reduce air pollution. That’s a mistake. For starters, new research is showing that the regions with the greatest pollution levels are the ones most at risk for lung disease and thus, succumbing to the current virus. And second_______________________ in cleaner fuels and modern technologies reaps a positive return — one that benefits both economies and ecologies.
(a) The crisis has exposed deeply embedded vulnerabilities
(b) Governments can achieve multiple educational and nuclear objectives
(c) Resilient future that leaves nobody behind
(d) studies indicate that continued investment
(e) Green energy would improve the cumulative coal production
Q4. One of the promises of autonomous vehicles is that they will be safer for passengers, occupants of other vehicles, and bystanders, thereby saving thousands of lives lost on the road each year. Swap internal combustion engines for electric batteries, and you’ve ____________________climate change and blanket cities with a smoggy haze. Now power these self-driving EVs with locally produced renewable energy, and you’ve created a blameless transportation system. That’s essentially what self-driving start-up Cruise has done.
(a) Vehicle fleet to be powered 100% by renewable energy
(b) Eliminated the tailpipe emissions that hasten
(c) Energy broker to ensure the power recharging the cars
(d) Was sourced from renewable energy projects
(e) Nation-wide average of energy sources
Q5. The medical device industry projects there will be 25 million diagnostic tests made for the coronavirus strain COVID-19 for U.S. use by the end of April. The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) issued a projection that ____________________more than 25 million tests by the end of April that are largely molecular testing for the live virus. “Our industry is focused on scaling up the number of tests available . . . from reagents to supplies to component parts,” Scott Whitaker, chief executive officer of AdvaMed told reporters in a conference call.
(a) Federal agencies continue to face criticism
(b) The industry is focused on diagnostic tests
(c)The medical device industry will have produced
(d) The scale at which people are demanding tests
(e) Someone has had the virus and are also being developed
S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. “Just before the U.S. trading session” completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.
S2. Ans. (a)
Sol. “Explicitly restrict the money from going” completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Hence, option (a) is the right answer choice.
S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. “studies indicate that continued investment” completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice.
S4. Ans. (b)
Sol. “Eliminated the tailpipe emissions that hasten” completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Hence, option (b) is the right answer choice.
S5. Ans. (c)
Sol. “The medical device industry will have produced” completes the paragraph in the most appropriate way. Hence, option (c) is the right answer choice.