English Quiz For SBI PO 2014

Directions
( 1-10):
Each
question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been
omitted. Chose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of
the sentence as a whole.
1.    A controversial plan to build an
immense dam in Brazil’s rainforest was stalled when it _______ a formidable
bloc of _______ in ecologists and indigenous tribes alike.
(1) resulted, hostilities
(2) gained, supporters
(3) attracted, opponents
(4) lead, protesters
(5) drew, proponents

2.    According to a recent survey, sales
figures of high – end cars have seen an __________ growth in the past year,
which shows that Indian consumers have _________ the impact of recession.
(1) Unprecedented, negated
(2) unbelievable, suffered
(3) unusual, worsened
(4) insignificant ,
endured
(5) adequate, proven
3.    The National Knowledge Commission has
said that India will have to bring _________ in education if it has to emerged
as the most _______ workforce of the world.
(1) changes , biggest
(2) reforms , talented
(3) alleviation , skilful
(4) quality, brighter
(5) outcomes, demanded
4.    Norway has stolen a march over other developed
countries by _________ that it would reduce 40% of its greenhouse gas emissions
by 2020 and ___________ carbon neutral by 2030.
(1) allowing , turn
(2) posing, grew
(3) estimating, exist
(4) perceiving, arising
(5) declaring, become
5.    According to the language experts,
children should begin talking in their mother tongue rather than a foreign
language which can _________ affect their comprehension abilities leading to
serious language based ________ later in their lives.
(1) significantly,
abilities
(2) appropriately,
achievements
(3) severely, advantages
(4) adversely, problems
(5) positively, issued
6.    Drawing attention to the pitfalls of
__________ solely on Uranium as a fuel for nuclear reactors, Indian scientists
warned that Uranium will not fast for long and thus research on Thorium as its
______ Must be revived.
(1) Using, substitute
(2) believing, replacement
(3) depending, reserve
(4) reckoning, option
(5) relying, alternative
7.    In an effort to provide ______ for
higher education to all , most of the universities have been providing education
without adequate infrastructure, thus churning out _______ graduates every
year.
(1) chances, fresh
(2) platform, capable
(3) opportunities,
unemployable
(4) prospects , eligible
(5) policy, incompetent
8.    The move to allow dumping of mercury
_______ an outcry from resident of the area who __________ that high levels of mercury
will affect their health and destroy ecologically sensitive forest area.
(1) resulted, insist
(2) provoked, fear
(3) incited, determined
(4) activated, accept
(5) angered, believe
9.    ___________ has been taken against some
wholesale drug dealers for dealing in surgical items without a valid licence
and maintaining a stock of _________ drugs.
(1) Note , overwhelming
(2) Step, impressive
(3) Execution, outdated
(4) Action, expired
(5) Lawsuit, invalid
10.  Even as the ____________ elsewhere in
the world are struggling to come out of recession, Indian consumers are
splurging on consumer goods and to _______ this growth, companies are investing
heavily in various sectors.
(1) economies, meet
(2) countries, inhibit
(3) governments, measure
(4) nations, inflict
(5) companies, counter
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