English Quiz for SO, SYNDICATE, SIDBI, AAO

Directions (1–10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Find out the appropriate word in each case.


Rural healthcare in India is (1) by a huge gap between supply and demand. Currently, rural healthcare needs are (2) either by limited government facilities and private nursing homes, which have not been able to keep pace with increasing demand, (3) by a number of quacks who practise medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor and people (4) up having to go to nearby large cities if they need high-quality care. 


Rural India deserves better, since the ability to pay has gone up over the last few years, driven by growth in income and penetration of government healthcare programmes. Increasing demand, (5) with the failure of existing infrastructure to scale, has resulted in rural healthcare (6) a large under-served market. Absence of a viable business model (7) conversion of the huge rural expenditure on health into an economic activity that generates incomes and (8) the poor. It is this (9) that entrepreneurs are looking to (10). 


1. 1) performed 
2) displayed 
3) furthered 
4) characterised 
5) made 


2. 1) stopped 
2) met 
3) elevated 
4) discussed 
5) set 


3. 1) also 
2) nor 
3) but 
4) or 
5) and 


4. 1) end 
2) give 
3) fed 
4) start 
5) set 


5. 1) couple 
2) combined 
3) mentioning 
4) engaged 
5) resulting 


6. 1) become 
2) happening 
3) being 
4) exists 
5) is 


7. 1) to 
2) makes 
3) so 
4) ceasing 
5) prevents 


8. 1) generates 
2) supplies 
3) lists 
4) turns 
5) serves 


9. 1) gap 
2) truth 
3) progress 
4) catastrophes 
5) divides 


10. 1) fills 
2) access 
3) plug 
4) form 
5) distance

Answers:
1.4
2.2
3.4
4.1
5.2
6.3
7.5
8.5
9.1
10.3