SBI PO 2015: English Quiz

Direetions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase 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
Directions (Q.11-15): Rearrange the following five sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) The policy makers in most of the developing economies recognise this importance and have been implementing a host of programmes and measures to achieve rural development objectives.
(B) While some of these countries have achieved  impressive results from those programmes and  measures, others have failed to make a significant dent ‘ in the problem of persistent rural underdevelopment. 
(C) The socio-economic disparities between rural and urban areas are widening and creating tremendous pressure on the social and economic fabric of many such developing economies. 
(D) These factors, among many others, tend to highlight the importance of rural development. 
(E) Although millions of rural people have escaped poverty as a result of rural development in many Asian countries, a large majority of rural people continue to suffer from persistent poverty. 
11. which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement? 
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E 
12. which of the following should be the LAST FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
13. which of the following should be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
14. which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
15. which of the following should be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E