English Quiz for UIIC AO 2016 - Set 13


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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.

The insurance industry is __ (1) __ myriad challenges arising from intense competition, rising regulatory compliance and growing payouts __ (2) __ to fraud and natural disasters. It is __ (3) __ that competitive pressures will make off shoring of information technology (IT) and business processes a growing imperative in the insurance industry. __ (4) __ to mainstream banking and financial services, where the early adoption of automation and IT helped facilitate outsourcing, first in IT services and later in BPO, the insurance industry has lagged __(5)__ this is one reason why insurance have been more conservative in their attitude to business process outsourcing and __(6)__ to off-shoring. With expected cost savings of 30% to 40% and other __(7)__ such as focusing on core competencies and __(8)__ to skilled labour, it is __ (9) __ that the insurance off-shoring industry is __(10)__ for significant growth in the next three to four years.


1. 1) looking 2) pressing 3) watching 4) facing 5) focusing


2. 1) reason 2) due 3) owed 4) lent 5) made


3. 1) featured 2) proof 3) wanted 4) thought 5) expected


4. 1) compared 2) similar 3) unlike 4) balanced 5) alike


5. 1) in 2) back 3) up 4) behind 5) slow


6. 1) especially 2) important 3) precise 4) main 5) regularly


7. 1) benefit 2) advantages 3) measure 4) losses 5) detriments


8. 1) excess 2) open 3) availability 4) gain 5) access


9. 1) deem 2) timed 3) believed 4) idea 5) doubted


10. 1) available 2) assured 3) poised 4) gear 5) concentrated




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