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 to make it meaningfully complete. 

Q.1 A forewarning came when the Treasurer, George Osborne, the embodiment of both Britain’s ancient regime and the banking mafia in Europe, ------ to cut $30 billion from public services if people voted the ----- way; it was blackmail on a shocking scale.
admonished, right
accepted, recall
aggravated, rejoice
threatened, wrong
Obliterate, utopia
(the Treasurer 'threatened to cut $30 billion', voted 'the wrong way')

Q.2 A nineteenth century ----- for countries and peoples, depending on their degree of colonial usefulness, remains a centrepiece of modern “globalisation”, with its----- socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor.
dilemma, authority
happiness, dictatorial
contempt, perverse
dichotomy , pernicious
perfidious, power
(contempt- the feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration. perverse-showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable.)

Q.3 During the referendum campaign, almost no insightful analysis ---allowed to intrude upon the cliched hysteria ------ “leaving Europe”, as if Britain was about to be towed in hostile currents somewhere north of Iceland.
were, on
was, about
is , in
are, about
would, without
(singular verb 'was' will be used. 'about' is correct preposition)

Q.4 The millions ------- ignored him and Mr. Cameron, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Corbyn, Mr. Obama and the man who runs the Bank of England may, just may, ------ struck a blow for real peace and democracy in Europe.
what, had
whose, which
that, has
which, has
who , have
('who' is correct relative pronoun. used for the noun 'the millions')

Q.5 In an interview to TV channel Times Now, Mr. Modi said, “------ it is in my party ----- not, I think such things are inappropriate.
Whether, or
weather, or
either, nor
not only, but also
both , and
('whether-or' is correlative conjunction and always used in pairs.)

Q.6 The documents, accessed by The Hindu, ------ that manufacturing defects in the anti-tank 1A ND mines made by the Ordnance Factory Chanda, were repeatedly ----- to the notice of various stakeholders, including the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and the Ministry of Defence.
summarize, fetch
define, buy
refer, bought
reveal, brought
explain, bright
('brought to the notice ' is correct phrase)

Q.7 However, the Controllerate of Quality Assurance (CQA), under the Ministry of Defence, had drawn ---- to the danger of exudation more ---- once.
referendum, then
attention, than
conclusion, them
commitment, often
resemblance, quite
('to draw attention' is idiomatic usage. we use 'than' in comparative degree)

Q.8 In another communication to the Defence Ministry-----October 16, 2012, the Additional Director of the General Ordnance Services had highlighted that “TNT exudations have been revealed in anti-tank mine 1A ND which could ---- to dangerous accidents.”
dated, leave
date, led
dated , lead
dates, left
dating , leaves
(we use 'dated' in past tense. and we use first form of the verb with auxiliary verbs, hence 'lead' is the correct verb)

Q.9 Lionel Messi ---- the collar of his shirt pulled up to his nose. With his eyes peeking ------ just over the fabric, he watched a nightmare unfold.
has, in
have, off
had, without
had, out
having, at
(use past participle form of the verb 'had' . 'peek out' is correct phrasal verb. it means - to look or glance quickly or furtively, especially through a small opening or from a concealed location)

Q.10 On good days, Chile is ------for its high-tempo, high-pressing defence — a system that can make ------- players feel like fish struggling to swim upstream.
allregic, opposite
monotonous, ambiguous
notorious, symmetry
famous, alien
known , opposing
(known- publicly acknowledged to be. 'opposing' players is correct in this context)