English Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015 - Set 1

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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 meaningfully complete.

Gujarat is one of the largest salt-producing states in India, which is the world’s third-largest salt-producing country. Kharaghoda, 110 km from Ahmedabad, lies in the desert area of the arid Little Rann of Kutch. Here, the earth is so saline that salt is _______(1) by using solar _______(2) on subsoil brine. In other words, groundwater is laid out under the sun, evaporates, and _______(3) behind little piles of the white powder. Kolis (indigenous coastal fisher folk), Dalits and Muslims from nearby villages mine salt in this manner here. Work _______(4) begins after Navratri, when the rains are gone. Locals head to the salt fields deep within the desert, _______(5) small huts made of a few bamboo poles and some sacking, and get to work. For the next eight or nine months, they will _______(6) here with their families, digging 45 metres to 50 metres into the hard soil to _______(7) the groundwater, then building small bunds to hold the water while it evaporates. In these barren flatlands, there are no provisions, no sweet water and no electricity. _______(8) settlements get one government tanker of sweet water a week. Men travel to nearby villages _______(9) every fortnight and bring back pulses, since they are non-perishable. With no fruit, vegetables or milk, malnourishment is rife. With their skin overexposed to saline _______(10) and harsh sunlight, skin diseases are rife too.

1. 1) yield 2) harvested 3) produced 4) breeded 5) manufactured

2. 1) evaporation 2) distillation 3) hydration 4) transformation 5) solidification

3. 1) delivers 2) abandons 3) gives 4) leaves 5) quits

4. 1) habitually 2) usually 3) sometime 4) although 5) whenever

5. 1) come up 2) held up 3) sum up 4) give up 5) prop up

6. 1) approach 2) come 3) stay 4) stand 5) wait

7. 1) reach 2) gain 3) attain 4) stretch 5) pass

8. 1) Any 2) Most 3) No 4) Every 5) Few

9. 1) by 2) since 3) always 4) once 5) hence

10. 1) physical 2) nominal 3) rays 4) solid 5) chemicals


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