English Language Quiz 3 for IBPS PO

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 are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
India has been the target of several  (1)terrorist attacks in the recent years. The 26/11 Mumbai attacks and the February 14 blast in Pune killed nearly 200 people altogether and wounded over 300. Understandably,  (2)to the attacks  (3)from horror to anger to calls for  (4). There were demands that more be  (5)to prevent such  (6)in the future. One of these demands was to  (7)off terrorist financing or the money flow that allows terrorists to plan and implement such attacks,  (8)funds sourced from  (9). The international push to stop terrorism financing began in  (10)in 1999, when the UN Security Council adopted resolution requiring all member-states to freeze the bank accounts of Al-Qaida and the Taliban. After 9/11, that resolution was expanded to include all terrorists specifically identified by government.


1. 1) deadly           2) dangerous           3) mild           4) notorious           5) villainous

2. 1) response           2) solution          3) reaction           4) approach 5)          answer

3. 1) varied           2) ranging          3) spanned          4) covered          5) began

4. 1) recall           2) withdrawal          3) harmony          4) vengeance          5) amity

5. 1) asked           2) poured          3) granted           4) done           5) checked

6. 1) outbreaks          2) incidents          3) outrages          4) vengeance       5) acts

7. 1) stave          2) set           3) put          4) delay           5) choke

8. 1) covering           2) barring          3) including           4) except          5) large

9 .1) abroad          2) outside           3) master           4) exchequer          5) banks

10 . 1) fact           2) earnest           3) genuinity         4) real           5) swing

Answers :-

1 1
2 3
3 1
4 4
5 4
6 3
7 5
8 3
9 2
10 1
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