SBI PO 2015: English Quiz

Dear Readers,
                      This is the English quiz presented to all BA readers by Hemant Ahuja. He has shared this quiz that is most relevant to the SBI PO. Do practice these questions for your SBI pre.

Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.
Once upon a time, a baby girl appeared in a Churchyard of the city. Nobody knew who was she. But she was beautiful and was a good singer also. Everybody was (1) to win her love. So she declared that she will not marry (2) man. She (3) to be a property of that city and to make all happy with her song. Days (4) away peacefully. She was named ‘Yeshu’ as she was (5) in a Churchyard. Suddenly A Prince, came to conquer the city. All the men who were living happily with the love of Yeshu, woke up and went to the war front. Yeshu was sad to see the sudden change. It revealed a hidden (6) in the minds of those men to her. When the war was going on, she was walking alone in the garden. One day, a stranger came to her. He was young and handsome. He demanded her to (7) for him. After so many days she also wished to sing. That young man lived with her for some time. At the time of his departure he asked her to come with him. But she told him that she can’t come with him as it is against her (8) given to the men of the city. then that man (9) himself. He was Prince. She was surprised, but did not change her mind. She requested him to go back, if his love is true. After some days all men returned to the city. They called Prince a coward because he ran away from the war field. On the request of the People of her city, yeshu performed for them. But her mind was not present. Finally the day came, when all came to know that yeshu went to Church and became Nun. It was a (10) by her to save her soul from the sin, it attained by denying the true love of the prince.
1.
1) Embrace
2) Eager
3) Emulate
4) Fathomless
5) Haggard
2.
1) All
2) a
3) the
4) any
5) that
3.
1) agreed
2) amazed
3) distress
4) affable
5) appease
4.
1) pass
2) spent
3) expired
4) excerpt
5) went
5.
1) Innate
2) lied
3) found
4) appear
5) manifest
6.
1) malevolence
2) beast
3) Virulence
4) bestow
5) bliss
7.
1) perform
2) display
3) flash
4) precede
5) preen
8.
1) semblance
2) prodigal
3) words
4) exoneration
5) moral
9.
1) unfold
2) expose
3) open out
4) divulged
5) revealed
10.
1) stunt
2) deed
3) cause
4) ballgame
5) byplay
Directions (Q. 1-5): In each of the following sentences there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence there are five pairs of words denoted by numbers 1), 2), 3), 4) and 5). Find out which pair of words can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.
11. It is clear that the US does not ________ itself answerable to world ________.
1) consider, opinion 
2) bow, order 
3) adhere, demand
4) deemed, favour 
5) recognise, fraternity
12. Terrorism is a ________ that still ________ us.
1) menace, strike 
2) problem, evades 
3) burden, load
4) misery, pain 
5) bane, afflicts
13. Decades of uncontrolled illegal ________ from Bangladesh ________ the proportions of a demographic invasion years ago.
1) occupancy, managed 
2) flow, resulted 
3) settlement, changed
4) immigration, acquired 
5) entry, drove
14. While modernising India, the rural ________ has to be taken into ________ first.
1) folk, considered 
2) area, confidence 
3) population, care
4) populace, priority 
5) sector, view
15. The current worldwide ________ of Islamic terrorism make the task of ________ this menace immensely difficult.
1) support, avoiding 
2) links, countering 
3) backing, solving
4) trade, averting 
5) operation, supporting
Answers
1.2
2.4
3.1
4.5
5.3
6.2
7.1
8.3
9.5
10.2

11.1
12.5
13.4
14.3
15.2
Thanks Hemant