English Quiz for Bank PO Exams 2016 - Set 11

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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 best fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case.

Economic growth figures for the first quarter of this financial year seem to support the claim that the worst may be over for the Indian economy. The gradual revival is also an indication that the government’s economic stimulus package is __________(1). What could, however, upset the positive outlook is the drought which __________(2) large parts of the country and its impact on overall growth. Even though the monsoon had picked up __________(3), the rains received were grossly __________(4). There are clear __________(5) that farm output, particularly cereals, will fall drastically. Insufficient rain is bound to shoot up the __________(6) of agricultural commodities and that would impact the economy as a whole. The drought would also __________(7) a drastic reduction in rural employment and consumption besides inflation in the prices of food articles. Food prices have been __________(8) since the past few months, and lower agricultural production is likely to __________(9) the situation. The government has said that food grain from the buffer stocks will be used to keep prices __________(10). Subsidised food grain is necessary in these times, but its effectiveness will depend a lot on the distribution system.

1.1) impractical 2) ambiguous 3) failing 4) working 5) weakening

2.1) strike 2) affected 3) exposed 4) reverted 5) altered

3.1) unseasonably2) unfavourably 3) presently 4) meagrely 5) later

4.1) inadequate 2) enough 3) missing 4) ample 5) atrocious

5.1) contradictions 2) advices 3) reasons 4) results 5) indications

6.1) production 2) requirement 3) prices 4) yield 5) labour

7.1) trigger 2) lead 3) result 4) contribute 5) dampen

8.1) improving 2) balanced 3) stable 4) increasing 5) decreasing

9.1) aggravate 2) amend 3) smoothen 4) improve 5) challenge

10.1) unprofitable 2) futile 3) maximum 4) growing 5) down


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