English Quiz for IBPS Clerk Mains 2015 - Set 2


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Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. For each blank five words have been suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

WHO estimates that, within the next few years, non-communicable diseases will become the principal global _____(1) of morbidity and mortality. The role of diet in the diagnosis of most non-communicable diseases is well _____(2). The shift towards highly refined foods and towards meat and dairy products containing high levels of saturated fats, now increasingly _____(3) in middle-income and lower- income countries, have, together with reduced energy _____(4), contributed to rises in the _____(5) of obesity and non-communicable diseases. Because of the global extent of the epidemic, the advantages of promoting healthy diets and preventing over nutrition should be explored. The prohibitive costs of treating the consequences of over-nutrition require that increased attention be given to preventive measures. Parallels exist between these requirements and the initiatives taken to control tobacco consumption, from which important _____(6) can be learnt, especially with respect to the use of international legal instruments. However, because some of the largest multinational companies are heavily involved in the creation and marketing of unhealthy foods, the control of these activities presents a _____(7) challenge. There is a growing _____(8) that prevention demands public health actions at both the national and global levels, ranging from more health education to improved food labeling and controls on the marketing of certain foods and soft drinks. This will require innovative and committed _____(9) by all _____(10).

1. 1) session 2) effect 3) result 4) causes 5) trouble


2. 1) document 2) established 3) aware 4) timed 5) proportioned


3. 1) appeared 2) presenting 3) evident 4) prevalence 5) existed


4. 1) cost 2) expenditure 3) intake 4) savings 5) expansion


5. 1) incidence 2) happening 3) commonality 4) occasion 5) expulsion


6. 1) tutorials 2) lessons 3) practice 4) point 5) habits


7. 1) formidable 2) pretentious 3) alarming 4) enormous 5) solution


8. 1) need 2) demand 3) association 4) credit 5) recognition


9. 1) amalgamation 2) joining 3) knowledge 4) collaboration 5) information


10. 1) party 2) population 3) politicians 4) segmentations 5) concerned



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