English Language Questions Quiz Set 6 for IBPS/SBI/SSC

English Language Questions Quiz Set 6 for IBPS/SBI/SSC

Directions (Q.1-7): 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 are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

With fairy lights up in shopping centres and crackers on offer in supermarkets, Britain is already (1) up for Christmas. In this tough economic climate, many retailers are hoping the festive season will be a chance for the public to (2) their financial difficulties. And, for some companies, the millions of Britons now struggling to make ends meet are an early Christmas present.

As banks stop lending and (3) eats away at the pay packets of those lucky enough to still be in work, the past year has seen an (4) in high-cost credit lending in the UK. Payday loan companies and hire purchase stores now (5) town centres around Britain, offering astronomical interest rates on loans to those who have few other options to (6) their outgoings. Last year, the pay day loan sector was worth be, a fivefold increase in past few years. The pace of expansion is (7) too. Between April and May this year alone, there was a 58 per cent rise in the number of people applying for a pay day loan via money super market.com

1. 1) Paying 2) Sweeping 3) Fuming 4) Gearing 5) Giving


2. 1) Overcome 2) forget 3) sustain 4) Endure5) Minimize


3. 1) Interest 2) Taxing 3) inflation 4) spending 5) expenditure


4. 1) Explosion 2) Invasion3) Exploitation 4) Epidemic 5) Abstention


5. 1) open 2) Escalate 3) Enshrine 4) Cater 5) Dominate


6. 1) Check 2) Reduce 3) Liberate 4) Cover 5) Enhance


7. 1) Accelerating 2) Sharpening 3) Regulating 4) Falling 5) Evolving

Directions (Q. 8-12): The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words denoted by A, B, C, D, E, & F as answer choices and from the six choices you have to pick two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.

8. _____ before the clock struck& on Saturday night, India Gate was swamped with people wearing black T- shirts and holding candles.

A) Minutes B) Time C) Later 4) Quickly E) Since

1) (B) and ( E) 2) (A) and (C) 3) (A) and (F) 4) (B) and (D)

5) (C) and (E)


9. The state should take steps to _____the process of teachers appointments as them centre has already sanctioned six lakh posts

A) Fasten B) move C) hasten D) speed E) early F) quicken

1)(D )and( F) 2)(A) and (C) 3)( F) and (B) 4) (D) and (E)

5)( B) and (D)


10. A senior citizen’s son _____threatened her every day and physically harmed her, Forcing her to transfer her property to him

A) Superficially B) mistakenly C) allegedly

D) Miserably E) doubtfully F) purportedly


11. Medical teachers said that the management had continued to remain_____ to their cause leading to the stretching of their strike.

A) Unmoved B) lethargic C) unconcerned

D) apathetic E) indifferent F) bored

1) (B) and (C) 2) (C) and (F) 3) (A) and (E) 4)(A) and (D) 5) (D) and (E)


12. The parents had approached the high court to ____ the government order after their

Children, who passed UKG, were denied admission by a school.

(A) void (B) quash (C) annul (D) stay (E) lift (F) post

1) (A) and (D) 2) (B) and (C) 3)(C) and (E)

4) (E) and (F) 5)(C) and (D)

Directions (Q. 10-12): Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4) given below each sentence should replace the word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark 5) as the answer.

13. US secretary of state made it clear that time running out for diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear programme and said that talks aimed at preventing Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon would resume in April.

1) Runs out 2) Was running out 3) Ran out

4) Run 5) No correction required


14. While the war of the general rage on. Somewhere in small-town India, wonderful things are happening, quietly and minus fanfare.

1) Rage 2) raging 3) rages on

4) Raged on 5) no correction required


15. According to WWF, the small island nation of Samoa was the first in switch off itsm lights for earth Hour.

1) First to switch of

2) The first to switch off

3) The first of switch off

4) First in switch of

5) No correction required

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