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English Quizzes, for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021 – 12th August

Directions (1-15): In the passage given below there are blanks which are to be filled with the options given below. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering the meaning of the statement. 

Q1. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) organizer
(b) generating
(c) producer
(d) importer
(e) operator

Q2. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) rapidly
(b) convertibly
(c) nonetheless
(d) nevertheless
(e) arguably

Q3. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) organized
(b) call
(c) guest
(d) host
(e) mean

Q4. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) famous
(b) mix
(c) complex
(d) full
(e) empty

Q5. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) filled
(b) revealed
(c) imbibed
(d) inspired
(e) forced

Q6. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) immediately
(b) seriously
(c) ultimately
(d) ignorantly
(e) casually

Q7. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) lays
(b) stands
(c) built
(d) states
(e) erects

Q8. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) lie
(b) stays
(c) leaves
(d) release
(e) remain

Q9. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) provide
(b) avail
(c) grant
(d) given
(e) allow

Q10. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) momentum
(b) pacing
(c) velocity
(d) requirement
(e) supporting

Q11. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) simultaneously
(b) inarguably
(c) variously
(d) invariably
(e) partially

Q12. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) conservative
(b) loose
(c) liberal
(d) stated
(e) approximation

Q13. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) fumbling
(b) stammering
(c) lacking
(d) staggering
(e) credible

Q14. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) traditionally
(b) scientifically
(c) naturally
(d) artificially
(e) commonly

Q15. As a major (1)……………… of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans, India is (2)……………… the best place to (3)…………….. World Environment Day. Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has said the government means business, and the UN theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, will not remain an (4)……………… slogan. His claim would have (5)……………… greater confidence had India taken its own rules on waste management (6)………………. Both the Solid Waste Management Rules and the Plastic Waste Management Rules of 2016, which were(7)…………….. on previous regulations, mostly (8)…………….. on paper. State governments have simply not (9)…………….. them the necessary (10)………………., and the producers of plastic articles that are (11)……………….. used just for a few minutes have shown little concern about their negative environmental impact. The Centre’s somewhat (12)…………….. estimate shows over 60% of about 25,000 tons of plastic waste generated daily is collected. That essentially means a (13)………………. 10,000 tons of trash is being released into the environment, a lot of it going into the sea. Also, not every piece of plastic collected by the system is (14)……………… processed. It is no surprise, therefore, that the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river system is on the UN map of 10 rivers worldwide that (15)…………………. carry the bulk of the plastic waste into the oceans. The effects are evident: they threaten marine life and the well-being of people, as micro plastics are now found even in drinking water.
(a) alternatively
(b) abundantly
(c) sporadically
(d) combining
(e) collectively

Solutions

S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Producer– the one who produces

S2. Ans.(e)
Sol. Arguably– in the manner of arguing; debatably; defensibly

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol. Host- one that provides a facility for an event

S4. Ans.(e)
Sol. Empty– containing nothing or nobody
(‘An empty slogan’ is an idiom)

S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. Inspired– having excellence through inspiration

S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Seriously

S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Built

S8. Ans.(e)
Sol. Remain

S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Given

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Momentum– the impetus

S11. Ans.(d)
Sol. Invariably– without change

S12. Ans.(c)
Sol. Liberal– free; unrestrained

S13. Ans.(d)
Sol. Staggering- incredible; overwhelming; amazing

S14. Ans.(b)
Sol. Scientifically– in a scientific manner

S15. Ans.(e)
Sol. Collectively– in a collective manner

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