Saturday, October 24, 2015

English Quiz for IBPS PO Mains - Set 12

Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. Here is a set of English Quiz for IBPS PO Mains. The difficulty level is moderate so try to do it as fast as possible.

Directions (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 and mark your answer.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday ______ (1) a Budget that put boosting growth before painful reforms, slowing the pace of fiscal deficit cuts and seeking to put - ______ (2) and foreign capital to work. In his first full-year Budget since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide election victory ______ (3) May, Jaitley said India's economy was about to take off. Modi tweeted that the Budget would "further reignite our growth engine". Billed as a test of the nationalist premier's willingness to ____ (4) a $2 trillion economy with a bloated public sector and weak private investment, the Budget was short on structural reforms and contained revenue targets some called unrealistic. It drew a__ (5) reception from economists, with some calling it a path to an investor friendly India, but ______ (6) seeing a missed opportunity to tackle deep-seated structural problems. Jaitley promised higher investment in India's decrepit roads and railways, offered the ______ (7) of tax cuts to global companies and the stick of tighter______(8) to get Indian tycoons to invest at home rather than stash wealth abroad. Tax evaders face ______ (9) sentences of up to 10 years, he warned. The tax changes and tougher enforcement would raise $2.5 billion next year, he said. Tax receipts overall would rise 15 percent and government asset sales would raise $11 billion - goals that past experience ______ (10) may be hard to meet.

1. 1) announced 2) proclaimed 3) decree 4) stated 5) publicize

2. 1) family 2) domestic 3) familial 4) household 5) domicile

3. 1) most recent 2) very last 3) last 4) end 5) final

4. 1) improvement 2) restructuring 3) reorganization 4) reform 5) development

5. 1) uniform 2) assertive 3) minor 4) magical 5) mixed

6. 1) others 2) extra 3) further 4) supplementary 5) spare

7. 1) bribe 2) carrot 3) lure 4) candy 5) bite

8. 1) system 2) convention 3) rules 4) laws 5) policy

9. 1) penitent 2) dungeon 3) confined 4) jail 5) detaining

10. 1) showing 2) showed 3) shown 4) show 5) shows

Directions (Q. 11-15): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

A) We only remember learning history on war, not of other types of historical subjects.
B) History, to some degree is important, but it is typically taught in a memorization manner.
C) But the reality is that history is so universal because nearly every country is interconnected whether it is through economics, culture, business, finances, goods and services, and ecological perspectives.
D) This is where we go wrong with learning history. There is no process of looking at it from a productive perspective.
E) Furthermore, we typically only learn history of our own country.
F) Never in any educational background was a student challenged to reflect or re-evaluate how history works, but rather how much one could retain.

11. What is the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) C 4) E 5) F

12. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) D 4) F 5) E

13. What is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) C 3) D 4) E 5) F

14. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
1) B 2) A 3) C 4) E 5) F

15. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) A 2) B 3) D 4) E 5) F


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