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English Quizzes For SBI Clerk Prelims 2022- 8th September

Directions (1-15): Each question below has two blanks. There are five pairs of words below the sentence. Each pair is lettered. Choose the pair of words which can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same order so as to complete the sentences meaningfully.

Q1.A large private bank has decided to _____ one-third of its employees in view of the huge losses _______ by it during the past three quarters.
(a) retrench, incurred
(b) trim, experience
(c) cut, experiences
(d) cut back, suffers
(e) bring down, sustained

Q2. Indian books are not read in foreign countries. _____ of quality paper and less ______ on fiction is said to be its main causes.
(a) lack, importance
(b) absence, importance
(c) dearth, dependence
(d) lack, emphasis
(e) deficiency, prominence

Q3. The office working committee has suggested that in view of the _____ production in the company, efforts should be made to _____ the work culture.
(a) substandard, impair
(b) beggar, refine
(c) bad, deteriorate
(d) superior, enhance
(e) poor, improve

Q4. The Disciplinary Action Committee of the school has _______ that stern action be taken against students ______ in anti-social acts.
(a) approved, spending
(b) recommended, indulging
(c) endorsed, indulging
(d) advocated, interested
(e) suggested, believing

Q5. An official of the sports committee has been _____ of corruption and favouritism. The committee should _____ the official immediately.
(a) liable, employ
(b) accused, sack
(c) charged, engage
(d) arraigned, hire
(e) accused, retain

Q6. A group of ______ chanting and carrying placards, waited outside. All they wanted was a ____ with the Prime Minister.
(a) protesters, word
(b) rebels, converse
(c) objectors, chat
(d) insurgents, exchange
(e) conversationalists, instruction

Q7. If people want to ____ weight, they often drastically cut calories. With that, they’ll _____ lose muscle mass.
(a) lose, likely
(b) gain, probably
(c) cut, presumably
(d) lose, all likelihood
(e) reduce, doubtless

Q8. Examinations should be _____. The present examination system does not measure the real ______ of the student.
(a) do away with, inferiority
(b) get rid of, disadvantage
(c) scrapped, deficiency
(d) stopped, virtue
(e) abolished, merit

Q9. If farmers want to improve their ____, they must use _____ fertilizers in place of chemical fertilizers.
(a) yield, organic
(b) harvesting, biodegradable
(c) earn, natural
(d) income, naturally
(e) returns, essential

Q10. Young people who imagine that the life of the writers is one of _____, riches or fame soon discover not only the difficulties of the craft but the long ____against achieving any measure of recognition or financial security.
(a) attraction, disadvantage
(b) fascination, likeness
(c) glamour, odds
(d) charms, improbability
(e) enchant, unlikelihood

Q11. A university librarian has ________ increased cases of theft of books from the library. Stricter security arrangements should be put in place in order to _________ such incidents.

(a) rumoured, encourage
(b) featured, cause
(c) seen, allow
(d) reported, prevent
(e) noticed, promote

Q12. Maharashtra Environment minister Aditya Thackerey _______ the Tap-in Tap out service on Gateway of India to Churchgate route to make _______ across Mumbai easier.
(a) started off, moving
(b) launched, bouncing
(c) inaugurated, commuting
(d) began, hindering
(e) institution, hopping

Q13. According to _____ statistics, the number of rhinos killed by tigers was much more than the number of rhinos ______ by poachers in a wildlife sanctuary.
(a) modern, shot up
(b) current, execution
(c) contemporary, murdered
(d) last, passed
(e) latest, killed

Q14.Oil spill from the oil carrier of one of the ______ oil companies has severely affected the marine life surrounding the region. The oil company should be _______ for the negligence.
(a) large, barred
(b) biggest, penalised
(c) sizeable, banned
(d) great, disciplined
(e) substantial, punished

Q15. Passengers travelling by the Indian Railways face a lot of ______ and inconveniences. Efforts should be made to stop ______ in trains.
(a) hardships, overcrowding
(b) hindrances, overflowing
(c) deprivation, overpopulated
(d) destitution, overloaded
(e) suffer, congestion

Solutions

S1. Ans (a)
Sol From the given options, only option (a) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (a) is the correct answer. In option b) and c) the second word given is experience and experiences which are nouns while verb will come in the second blank.
Trim means to shorten
Incurred means to suffer the unpleasant results of a situation that you have caused

S2. Ans (d)
Sol From the given options, only option (d) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (d) is the correct answer.
Dearth means scarcity.
Emphasis means point of importance.

S3. Ans (e)
Sol From the given options, only option (e) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (e) is the correct answer. Option b) could also be correct had the word beggarly been used instead of the word beggar. Beggar is a noun while what is required in the blank is adjective.
Beggarly means pitifully or deplorably meagre or bad.
Refine means to make a substance pure and free from other substances.

S4. Ans (b)
Sol From the given options, only option (b) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (b) is the correct answer.
Endorsed means to say publicly that you give official support or agreement to a plan, statement, decision, etc.
Indulging means to allow yourself to have or do something for pleasure.

S5. Ans (b)
From the given options, only option (b) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (b) is the correct answer.
Charged means to accuse somebody officially of doing something which is against the law.
Sack means to tell an employ he can no longer work for you.

S6. Ans (a)
From the given options, only option (a) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (a) is the correct answer. In option c) objectors is wrong and in option d), the word exchange is wrong with the article ‘a’.
Insurgents means a person fighting against the government or armed forces of their own country.
Converse means to talk.

S7. Ans (a)
Sol From the given options, only option (a) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (a) is the correct answer. In option d) in all likelihood should come instead of all likelihood. So, option d) is cancelled.
Lose means to become unable to find something.
Doubtless means without any doubt.

S8. Ans (e)
Sol From the given options, only option (e) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (e) is the correct answer.
Scrapped means to get rid of something that you do not want any more.
Virtue means behaviour which shows high moral standards.

S9. Ans (a)
Sol From the given options, only option (a) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (a) is the correct answer. The word harvesting in option b) and the word earn in option c) are wrong. Also, the word naturally in the second blank in option d) is wrong.

Yield means to produce or provide crops, profits or results.
Essential means completely necessary; that you must have or do.

S10.Ans (c)
Sol From the given options, only option (c) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (c) is the correct answer. In options d) and e), words “charms” and “enchant” used are wrong.
Enchantment means a feeling of great pleasure; delight.
Unlikelihood means a state of unlikeliness that something would happen

S11.Ans (d)
Sol From the given options, only option (d) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (d) is the correct answer.
Featured means to include somebody or something as an important part.
Promote means to help something to happen or develop.

S12.Ans (c)
From the given options, only option (c) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (c) is the correct answer. IN option a) start off is present form of verb while the sentence requires past form of verb. Option e) uses the wrong word institution in the first blank as the word to be used is instituted.
Instituted means to introduce a system, policy, etc., or start a process.
Hopping means to jump on one leg.

S13.Ans (e)
From the given options, only option (e) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct, option (e) is the correct answer. Use of the phrase shot up in case of poaching is wrong here. Also, the use of the word murdered in reference of poaching is wrong. Hence, we are left with option (e).
Contemporary means occurring at the same time as somebody.
Executed means to perform a task, etc. or to put a plan into action

S14.Ans (b)
Sol From the given options, only option (b) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (b) is the correct answer.
Sizeable means quite large.
Penalized means to punish somebody for breaking a law or rule.

S15. Ans (a)
Sol From the given options, only option (a) fits the blank correctly to make the sentence both grammatically and contextually correct. Hence, option (a) is the correct answer. Option e) also could be used if the word suffering instead of the word suffer comes in the first blank.
Destitution means the state of being without money, food, a home, or possessions.
Congestion means the state of being very full of people or traffic.

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