SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz: 31st July 2019

SBI Clerk Mains English Language Quiz- 31st July 2019

SBI Clerk Main English Language Quiz

Is your DREAM to get selected in SBI Clerk 2019 recruitment? Well, then you must speed up your preparation as the Main exam which is the final step towards selection will take place on 10th August. The English Language is one of the subjects you’ll need to deal with and to help you keep your preparation up to the mark, here we provide you with a questionnaire of English Language to crack SBI Clerk Main. For other subjects, you can check the Dream SBI Clerk Selection Study Plan.


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Q1. In this question, five options are given out of which four options can be rearranged to form a coherent paragraph. Choose among the options, the option which fails to become a part of the coherent paragraph and is the odd-one-out.
He sells two kinds of tea: liquor cha, or lukewarm black tea without sugar, and salted lemon tea, in case you are a fan of that odd taste.
The tea, though, is nothing to boast about; don’t believe the stories about the Parliament canteen being a part of some culinary wonderland.
The weak tea powder and watered-down milk barely mix, both adamant in maintaining their individual identities like Andhra Pradesh and Telangana do.
Whenever he is asked, the tea-seller throws in some sugar and slams down the white cup with its golden rim on the table with a smile that doesn’t quite reflect the seriousness of the affairs in Parliament.
For, this is where, everyday, politicians of myriad ideologies and journalists from various publications and TV channels gather to discuss political news or simply gossip.
Solution:
The sequence ‘bcda’ makes a coherent paragraph which talks about tea sold in the Parliament. The information provided in the option (e) doesn’t gel well with the other options which are successful in making a coherent paragraph.
Hence, option (e) is the odd-one-out and is the correct answer.
Q2. In this question, five options are given out of which four options can be rearranged to form a coherent paragraph. Choose among the options, the option which fails to become a part of the coherent paragraph and is the odd-one-out.
As Princeton scholar Muhammad Qasim Zaman’s recently published book Islam in Pakistan: A History clearly demonstrates, the tension between the modernist concept of a Muslim state and the traditionalist and Islamist concepts of an Islamic state continues to hound Pakistan.
Two, he intensely distrusted the modernist leaders of the Pakistan movement, who he compared to Ataturk, as the harbingers of a secular, not Islamic, state.
As far as the leading lights of the Muslim League, above all Muhammad Ali Jinnah (picture), were concerned, Islam was strictly of instrumental value to them.
It was used to mobilise Muslim opinion in British India to serve the political goals of the League leadership, first parity with the Congress, and when that failed, partition of the country.
After the creation of a Muslim majority state, Islam became useful to them as a unifying myth that could hold the country together and act as the principal antidote to ethnic nationalism, especially in East Bengal and the North-West Frontier Province.
Solution:
The sequence ‘acde’ makes a coherent paragraph which talks about how a recently published book talks about the tension between the modernist concept of a Muslim state and the traditionalist and Islamist concepts of an Islamic state. Information provided in the option (b) is unrelated to the other options which have been successful in making a coherent paragraph.
Hence, option (b) is the odd-one-out and is the correct answer.

Q3. In this question, five options are given out of which four options can be rearranged to form a coherent paragraph. Choose among the options, the option which fails to become a part of the coherent paragraph and is the odd-one-out.
It is highly improbable that the EU can offer any big improvements so soon to ensure that the backstop, which allows the flow of goods between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, will not indefinitely lock Britain into a customs union with the EU.
An extension of the exit date – hinted at by Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer and France’s President following the vote – seems the least controversial in the spectrum of complex alternatives.
Both the Conservative Eurosceptic backbenchers, and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, which supports the minority government in London, have promised to oppose the motion.
For a start, Ms. May is expected to sail through the motion of no-confidence against her government moved by the Opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party.
After the British Parliament’s overwhelming rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, chances are the government will postpone the March 29 deadline to leave the European Union.
Solution:
The sequence ‘ebdc’ makes a coherent paragraph which talks about the possibility of the postponement of the Brexit deal and the probability that Ms. May would sail through the motion of no-confidence against her government moved by the Opposition leader. Information provided in the option (a) is unrelated and talks about flowing of goods between Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Hence, option (a) is odd-one-out and is the correct answer.
Q4. In this question, five options are given out of which four options can be rearranged to form a coherent paragraph. Choose among the options, the option which fails to become a part of the coherent paragraph and is the odd-one-out.
It would have been far wiser to dismiss this as an instance of radicalised student politics than proceed against them with a stringent colonial-era law, which should not have been allowed to even remain in the statute book.
That it took so long to ready a charge sheet, which has been filed a few months ahead of the general election, casts a shadow of political motive.
There is no convincing case that the students, and the others present, disrupted public order or incited violence.
That the ABVP, the student wing of the RSS, has not done well in several student union elections may also be a factor in driving antipathy towards some institutions.
The filing of sedition and conspiracy charges against three former Jawaharlal Nehru University students and seven others nearly three years after a political event on its campus, is a needlessly heavy-handed response to campus sloganeering.
Solution:
The sequence ‘ebac’ makes a coherent paragraph which talks about the opinion of an author about filing of sedition and conspiracy charges against campus sloganeering against three former Jawaharlal Nehru University students and seven others. Though all the options seem to be related to the central theme but information provided in the option (d) is unrelated to the other options which have been successful in making a coherent paragraph.
Hence, option (d) is the odd-one-out and is the correct answer.
Q5. In this question, five options are given out of which four options can be rearranged to form a coherent paragraph. Choose among the options, the option which fails to become a part of the coherent paragraph and is the odd-one-out.
For instance, level 1 corresponds to Class 9 (because vocational education is only supposed to begin in secondary school in many countries, including India).
The answers to this would hold the key to improve Skill India government programmes dramatically.
Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 correspond to Classes 9, 10, 11 and 12, respectively. Levels 5-7 correspond to undergraduate education, and so on.
This organises all qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude, just like classes in general academic education.
In 2013, India’s skill agenda got a push when the government introduced the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).
Solution:
The sequence ‘edab’ makes a coherent paragraph which introduces the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). The information provided in the option (c) is unrelated and doesn’t gel well with the information provided in the other options.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.
Directions (6-15): Given below is a paragraph consisting of blanks against each number.
Identify the correct option among the five alternative pairs that perfectly fits into the given blank against the respective number to make the paragraph contextually meaningful and grammatically correct.


Q6. On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors ___ (6) ____some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, ____ (7) ______out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world ___ (8) ______downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic ______ (9) _____in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929, after a period of wild_____ (10) _____. By then, production had already declined and unemployment had risen, leaving stocks in great excess of their real value. Among the other causes of the eventual market collapse were low wages, the _______ (11) _____ of debt, a struggling agricultural sector and an excess of large bank loans that could not be liquidated. Stock prices began to decline in September and early October 1929, and on October 18 the fall began. Panic set in, and on October 24, Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Investment companies and leading bankers attempted to ______ (12) _____ the market by buying up great blocks of stock, producing a moderate rally on Friday. On Monday, however, the storm broke anew, and the market went into free fall. Black Monday was followed by Black Tuesday (October 29), in which stock prices _____ (13) _______ completely and 16,410,030 shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. After October 29, 1929, stock prices had nowhere to go but up, so there was considerable_____ (14) ______ during succeeding weeks. Overall, however, prices continued to drop as the United States slumped into the Great Depression, and by 1932 stocks were worth only about 20 percent of their value in the summer of 1929. The stock market crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it did act to accelerate the global economic collapse of which it was also a symptom. By 1933, nearly half of America’s banks had failed, and ______ (15) ______ was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce. Relief and reform measures enacted by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression; however, the U.S. economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II (1939-45) revitalized American industry.



Traded
Invaded
Segregated
Daunted
Halted
Solution:
Option (a) is the correct answer choice. As the paragraph is talking about 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression. The line “……….. as investors _______some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day,” itself suggests that investors can only trade , out of the given options the correct answer choice should be option (a).
Segregated- set apart from the rest or from each other; isolate or divide.
Daunted- make (someone) feel intimidated or apprehensive.
Hence option (a) is the correct answer choice.
Q7. On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors ___ (6) ____some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, ____ (7) ______out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world ___ (8) ______downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic ______ (9) _____in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929, after a period of wild_____ (10) _____. By then, production had already declined and unemployment had risen, leaving stocks in great excess of their real value. Among the other causes of the eventual market collapse were low wages, the _______ (11) _____ of debt, a struggling agricultural sector and an excess of large bank loans that could not be liquidated. Stock prices began to decline in September and early October 1929, and on October 18 the fall began. Panic set in, and on October 24, Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Investment companies and leading bankers attempted to ______ (12) _____ the market by buying up great blocks of stock, producing a moderate rally on Friday. On Monday, however, the storm broke anew, and the market went into free fall. Black Monday was followed by Black Tuesday (October 29), in which stock prices _____ (13) _______ completely and 16,410,030 shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. After October 29, 1929, stock prices had nowhere to go but up, so there was considerable_____ (14) ______ during succeeding weeks. Overall, however, prices continued to drop as the United States slumped into the Great Depression, and by 1932 stocks were worth only about 20 percent of their value in the summer of 1929. The stock market crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it did act to accelerate the global economic collapse of which it was also a symptom. By 1933, nearly half of America’s banks had failed, and ______ (15) ______ was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce. Relief and reform measures enacted by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression; however, the U.S. economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II (1939-45) revitalized American industry.
Affording
Wiping
Wanting
Vacating
Artificial
Solution:
Option (b) is the correct answer choice. The line “Billions of dollars were lost, __________out thousands of investors.” (wiping- remove or eliminate (something) completely) suggest that option (b) should be the right answer choice. As the line conveys that after such a huge trading of Billions of dollars investors got eliminated from their job they then had nothing with them. Hence option (b) should be the correct answer choice.
Q8. On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors ___ (6) ____some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, ____ (7) ______out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world ___ (8) ______downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic ______ (9) _____in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929, after a period of wild_____ (10) _____. By then, production had already declined and unemployment had risen, leaving stocks in great excess of their real value. Among the other causes of the eventual market collapse were low wages, the _______ (11) _____ of debt, a struggling agricultural sector and an excess of large bank loans that could not be liquidated. Stock prices began to decline in September and early October 1929, and on October 18 the fall began. Panic set in, and on October 24, Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Investment companies and leading bankers attempted to ______ (12) _____ the market by buying up great blocks of stock, producing a moderate rally on Friday. On Monday, however, the storm broke anew, and the market went into free fall. Black Monday was followed by Black Tuesday (October 29), in which stock prices _____ (13) _______ completely and 16,410,030 shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. After October 29, 1929, stock prices had nowhere to go but up, so there was considerable_____ (14) ______ during succeeding weeks. Overall, however, prices continued to drop as the United States slumped into the Great Depression, and by 1932 stocks were worth only about 20 percent of their value in the summer of 1929. The stock market crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it did act to accelerate the global economic collapse of which it was also a symptom. By 1933, nearly half of America’s banks had failed, and ______ (15) ______ was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce. Relief and reform measures enacted by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression; however, the U.S. economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II (1939-45) revitalized American industry.
Reprimanded
Embedded
Spiraled
Mounted
Disregarded
Solution:
Option (c) is the correct answer choice. As the paragraph is talking about 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression. The line “. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world _________downward into the Great Depression” itself suggest that the consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event like stock market crash resulted into the continuous downfall and depression of America and rest of the industrialized world.
Spiraled- decrease or deteriorate continuously.
Reprimanded- address a reprimand to.
Hence option (c) is the correct answer choice.
Q9. On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors ___ (6) ____some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, ____ (7) ______out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world ___ (8) ______downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic ______ (9) _____in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929, after a period of wild_____ (10) _____. By then, production had already declined and unemployment had risen, leaving stocks in great excess of their real value. Among the other causes of the eventual market collapse were low wages, the _______ (11) _____ of debt, a struggling agricultural sector and an excess of large bank loans that could not be liquidated. Stock prices began to decline in September and early October 1929, and on October 18 the fall began. Panic set in, and on October 24, Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Investment companies and leading bankers attempted to ______ (12) _____ the market by buying up great blocks of stock, producing a moderate rally on Friday. On Monday, however, the storm broke anew, and the market went into free fall. Black Monday was followed by Black Tuesday (October 29), in which stock prices _____ (13) _______ completely and 16,410,030 shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. After October 29, 1929, stock prices had nowhere to go but up, so there was considerable_____ (14) ______ during succeeding weeks. Overall, however, prices continued to drop as the United States slumped into the Great Depression, and by 1932 stocks were worth only about 20 percent of their value in the summer of 1929. The stock market crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it did act to accelerate the global economic collapse of which it was also a symptom. By 1933, nearly half of America’s banks had failed, and ______ (15) ______ was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce. Relief and reform measures enacted by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression; however, the U.S. economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II (1939-45) revitalized American industry.
Din
Infiltration
Dismantle
Downturn
Diversification
Solution:
Option (d) is the correct answer choice. As the paragraph is talking about 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression. The line “the deepest and longest-lasting economic __________in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time.” Is talking about the great depression that was caused due to the stock market crash the line conveys that it was the greatest depression or downturn in the history of Western industrialized word that it has faced ever.
Dismantle- take (a machine or structure) to pieces
Downturn- a decline in economic, business, or other activity
Hence the meaning of the given word suggests that option (d) should be the right answer choice.
Q10. On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors ___ (6) ____some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, ____ (7) ______out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world ___ (8) ______downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic ______ (9) _____in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929, after a period of wild_____ (10) _____. By then, production had already declined and unemployment had risen, leaving stocks in great excess of their real value. Among the other causes of the eventual market collapse were low wages, the _______ (11) _____ of debt, a struggling agricultural sector and an excess of large bank loans that could not be liquidated. Stock prices began to decline in September and early October 1929, and on October 18 the fall began. Panic set in, and on October 24, Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Investment companies and leading bankers attempted to ______ (12) _____ the market by buying up great blocks of stock, producing a moderate rally on Friday. On Monday, however, the storm broke anew, and the market went into free fall. Black Monday was followed by Black Tuesday (October 29), in which stock prices _____ (13) _______ completely and 16,410,030 shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. After October 29, 1929, stock prices had nowhere to go but up, so there was considerable_____ (14) ______ during succeeding weeks. Overall, however, prices continued to drop as the United States slumped into the Great Depression, and by 1932 stocks were worth only about 20 percent of their value in the summer of 1929. The stock market crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it did act to accelerate the global economic collapse of which it was also a symptom. By 1933, nearly half of America’s banks had failed, and ______ (15) ______ was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce. Relief and reform measures enacted by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression; however, the U.S. economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II (1939-45) revitalized American industry.
Simulation
Infatuation
Infiltration
Alteration
Speculation
Solution:
Option (e) is the correct answer choice. As the paragraph is talking about 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression. The line “During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929, after a period of wild……” conveys that after investing hugely into stocks and properties the U.S. stock market was at its acme during 1929.
Speculation- investment in stocks, property, etc. in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss.
Simulation- imitation of a situation or process.
Hence option (e) is the correct answer choice.
Q11. On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors ___ (6) ____some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, ____ (7) ______out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world ___ (8) ______downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic ______ (9) _____in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929, after a period of wild_____ (10) _____. By then, production had already declined and unemployment had risen, leaving stocks in great excess of their real value. Among the other causes of the eventual market collapse were low wages, the _______ (11) _____ of debt, a struggling agricultural sector and an excess of large bank loans that could not be liquidated. Stock prices began to decline in September and early October 1929, and on October 18 the fall began. Panic set in, and on October 24, Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Investment companies and leading bankers attempted to ______ (12) _____ the market by buying up great blocks of stock, producing a moderate rally on Friday. On Monday, however, the storm broke anew, and the market went into free fall. Black Monday was followed by Black Tuesday (October 29), in which stock prices _____ (13) _______ completely and 16,410,030 shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. After October 29, 1929, stock prices had nowhere to go but up, so there was considerable_____ (14) ______ during succeeding weeks. Overall, however, prices continued to drop as the United States slumped into the Great Depression, and by 1932 stocks were worth only about 20 percent of their value in the summer of 1929. The stock market crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it did act to accelerate the global economic collapse of which it was also a symptom. By 1933, nearly half of America’s banks had failed, and ______ (15) ______ was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce. Relief and reform measures enacted by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression; however, the U.S. economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II (1939-45) revitalized American industry.
Commotion
Abrasion
Propulsion
Proliferation
Emulsion
Solution:
Option (d) is the correct answer choice. option (b), (c) and (e) are out of context. As the paragraph is talking about 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression. The line “Among the other causes of the eventual market collapse were low wages, the ________of debt, a struggling agricultural sector and an excess of large bank loans that could not be liquidated” conveys that out of the many, one of the reason of the collapse were low wages, rapid increase in the number of debt, the unliquidated large bank loans.
Commotion- a state of confused and noisy disturbance
Proliferation- rapid increase in the number or amount of something
Hence the right answer choice is option (d).
Q12. On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors ___ (6) ____some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, ____ (7) ______out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world ___ (8) ______downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic ______ (9) _____in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929, after a period of wild_____ (10) _____. By then, production had already declined and unemployment had risen, leaving stocks in great excess of their real value. Among the other causes of the eventual market collapse were low wages, the _______ (11) _____ of debt, a struggling agricultural sector and an excess of large bank loans that could not be liquidated. Stock prices began to decline in September and early October 1929, and on October 18 the fall began. Panic set in, and on October 24, Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Investment companies and leading bankers attempted to ______ (12) _____ the market by buying up great blocks of stock, producing a moderate rally on Friday. On Monday, however, the storm broke anew, and the market went into free fall. Black Monday was followed by Black Tuesday (October 29), in which stock prices _____ (13) _______ completely and 16,410,030 shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. After October 29, 1929, stock prices had nowhere to go but up, so there was considerable_____ (14) ______ during succeeding weeks. Overall, however, prices continued to drop as the United States slumped into the Great Depression, and by 1932 stocks were worth only about 20 percent of their value in the summer of 1929. The stock market crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it did act to accelerate the global economic collapse of which it was also a symptom. By 1933, nearly half of America’s banks had failed, and ______ (15) ______ was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce. Relief and reform measures enacted by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression; however, the U.S. economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II (1939-45) revitalized American industry.
Infirmity
Credibility
Stabilize
Burdened
Rationalize
Solution:
Option (c) is the correct answer choice. As the paragraph is talking about 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression. The line “Investment companies and leading bankers attempted to _________ the market by buying up great blocks of stock, producing a moderate rally on Friday” talks about the efforts made by the leading bankers and investment companies to stabilize the market after such a huge depression in the stock market.
Rationalize- attempt to explain or justify (behaviour or an attitude) with logical reasons, even if these are not appropriate.
Hence option (c) is the correct answer choice.
Q13. On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors ___ (6) ____some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, ____ (7) ______out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world ___ (8) ______downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic ______ (9) _____in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929, after a period of wild_____ (10) _____. By then, production had already declined and unemployment had risen, leaving stocks in great excess of their real value. Among the other causes of the eventual market collapse were low wages, the _______ (11) _____ of debt, a struggling agricultural sector and an excess of large bank loans that could not be liquidated. Stock prices began to decline in September and early October 1929, and on October 18 the fall began. Panic set in, and on October 24, Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Investment companies and leading bankers attempted to ______ (12) _____ the market by buying up great blocks of stock, producing a moderate rally on Friday. On Monday, however, the storm broke anew, and the market went into free fall. Black Monday was followed by Black Tuesday (October 29), in which stock prices _____ (13) _______ completely and 16,410,030 shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. After October 29, 1929, stock prices had nowhere to go but up, so there was considerable_____ (14) ______ during succeeding weeks. Overall, however, prices continued to drop as the United States slumped into the Great Depression, and by 1932 stocks were worth only about 20 percent of their value in the summer of 1929. The stock market crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it did act to accelerate the global economic collapse of which it was also a symptom. By 1933, nearly half of America’s banks had failed, and ______ (15) ______ was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce. Relief and reform measures enacted by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression; however, the U.S. economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II (1939-45) revitalized American industry.
Corroborated
Collapsed
Galvanized
Harmonize
Criticize
Solution:
Option (b) is the correct answer choice. Option (c) is totally out of context. As the paragraph is talking about 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression. The line “Black Monday was followed by Black Tuesday (October 29), in which stock prices _____ completely and 16,410,030 shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day” by Black Tuesday gives an idea that negative word ‘collapsed’ should be used here.
Corroborated- confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).
Hence option (b) is the right answer choice.
Q14. On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors ___ (6) ____some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, ____ (7) ______out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world ___ (8) ______downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic ______ (9) _____in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929, after a period of wild_____ (10) _____. By then, production had already declined and unemployment had risen, leaving stocks in great excess of their real value. Among the other causes of the eventual market collapse were low wages, the _______ (11) _____ of debt, a struggling agricultural sector and an excess of large bank loans that could not be liquidated. Stock prices began to decline in September and early October 1929, and on October 18 the fall began. Panic set in, and on October 24, Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Investment companies and leading bankers attempted to ______ (12) _____ the market by buying up great blocks of stock, producing a moderate rally on Friday. On Monday, however, the storm broke anew, and the market went into free fall. Black Monday was followed by Black Tuesday (October 29), in which stock prices _____ (13) _______ completely and 16,410,030 shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. After October 29, 1929, stock prices had nowhere to go but up, so there was considerable_____ (14) ______ during succeeding weeks. Overall, however, prices continued to drop as the United States slumped into the Great Depression, and by 1932 stocks were worth only about 20 percent of their value in the summer of 1929. The stock market crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it did act to accelerate the global economic collapse of which it was also a symptom. By 1933, nearly half of America’s banks had failed, and ______ (15) ______ was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce. Relief and reform measures enacted by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression; however, the U.S. economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II (1939-45) revitalized American industry.
Recovery
Circulating
Misshaping
Rehabbing
Instigating
Solution:
Option (a) is the correct answer choice. As the paragraph is talking about 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression. The line “After October 29, 1929, stock prices had nowhere to go but up, so there was considerable__________ during succeeding weeks” conveys that when the stock prices went up then the stock market started to recover in succeeding days.
Rehabbing- rehabilitate or restore.
Instigating- bring about or initiate (an action or event)
Hence option (a) is the correct answer choice.
Q15. On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors ___ (6) ____some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, ____ (7) ______out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world ___ (8) ______downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic ______ (9) _____in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market underwent rapid expansion, reaching its peak in August 1929, after a period of wild_____ (10) _____. By then, production had already declined and unemployment had risen, leaving stocks in great excess of their real value. Among the other causes of the eventual market collapse were low wages, the _______ (11) _____ of debt, a struggling agricultural sector and an excess of large bank loans that could not be liquidated. Stock prices began to decline in September and early October 1929, and on October 18 the fall began. Panic set in, and on October 24, Black Thursday, a record 12,894,650 shares were traded. Investment companies and leading bankers attempted to ______ (12) _____ the market by buying up great blocks of stock, producing a moderate rally on Friday. On Monday, however, the storm broke anew, and the market went into free fall. Black Monday was followed by Black Tuesday (October 29), in which stock prices _____ (13) _______ completely and 16,410,030 shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. After October 29, 1929, stock prices had nowhere to go but up, so there was considerable_____ (14) ______ during succeeding weeks. Overall, however, prices continued to drop as the United States slumped into the Great Depression, and by 1932 stocks were worth only about 20 percent of their value in the summer of 1929. The stock market crash of 1929 was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, but it did act to accelerate the global economic collapse of which it was also a symptom. By 1933, nearly half of America’s banks had failed, and ______ (15) ______ was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce. Relief and reform measures enacted by the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression; however, the U.S. economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II (1939-45) revitalized American industry.
Diversion
Extreme
Scheme
Realm
Unemployment
Solution:
Option (e) is the correct answer choice. As the paragraph is talking about 1929 Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression. The line “By 1933, nearly half of America’s banks had failed, and ______ was approaching 15 million people, or 30 percent of the workforce” itself conveys that there is only option (e) that will fit in the given blank contextually.
Hence option (e) is the correct answer choice.
               



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