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English Miscellaneous Quiz for IBPS RRB Mains Exam: 2018

Directions (1-5): In the following questions, a paragraph is given with three blanks, followed by six words. You have to choose the most suitable combination of words among the four alternative options, that will fill the blank coherently, forming a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful paragraph. If none of the given combinations is appropriate to fill the blank, mark option (e) i.e. “none of these” as your answer choice.

Q1. As privacy is a right, it is primarily the state’s ……………………. to protect our personal data. But it can mostly do so only if the data are within its reach. There are also great dangers regarding privacy from state agencies themselves. Such privacy can only be ensured by ………………………………. and strengthening the protective and …………………………….. powers of the state, including the judiciary and new data protection-related institution(s). (i)ambition
(ii)responsibility
(iii)demanding
(iv)invoking
(v)disruptive
(vi)corrective
 (i),(iii),(v)
 (i),(ii),(iii)
 (ii),(iv),(vi)
 (iii),(iv),(v)
 None of these

Q2. India has not ……………………. full capital account convertibility. It has kept short-term foreign borrowings within …………………………. limits. India did not open up to foreign banks despite pressure from the U.S. and the international agencies. Foreign banks …………………………….. from overseas markets following the crisis, causing a severe credit crunch in places such as Eastern Europe. India escaped this fate.
(i)embraced
(ii)stringent
(iii)retreated
(iv) cuddled
(v) flexibility
(vi) entered
 (i),(iii),(vi)
 (iv),(v),(vi)
 (i),(iv),(vi)
 (i),(ii),(iii)
 None of these

Q3. The Supreme Court’s ………………………… following the arrest of five ……………………….activists by the Pune police last month has been truly ……………………………. and raises the bar for protection of personal liberty.
(i)imagination
(ii)unusual
(iii)desirable
(iv)intervention
(v)prominent
(vi)extraordinary
 (iv),(v),(vi)
 (i),(v),(iii)
 (iii),(vi),(ii)
 (iv),(iii),(i)
 None of these

Q4. The U.S. has responded …………………………………. to the summit, expressing readiness to immediately engage North Korea in talks. But it …………………………. to be seen whether the positive atmospherics at the summit will yield ……………………….. achievements on critical issues such as denuclearisation.
(i)dubiously
(ii)optimistically
(iii)remains
(iv)hinders
(v)unfruitful
(vi)tangible
 (i),(iii),(v)
 (ii),(iv),(vi)
 (i),(iv),(v)
 (ii),(iii),(vi)
 None of these

Q5. The life of every Indian, from a corporate CEO to a cobbler, has …………………. like never before ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the ………………….. decision to withdraw old Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 currency notes from …………………………. (i)tangled
(ii)ferocious
(iii)changed
(iv)dismantling
(v)trailblazing
(vi)circulation
 (i),(iv),(v)
 (iii),(v),(vi)
 (ii),(v),(iv)
 (iii),(ii),(v)
 None of these

Directions (6-10): For the Questions given below, eight statements are given and statement G is fixed as it is. Rearrange the remaining seven sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (H) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

(A) The current merger, it is worth noting, comes after the government let State Bank of India’s associate banks merge with their parent last year and the Life Insurance Corporation of India take over the troubled IDBI Bank this year.
(B)The merger is part of the government’s efforts to consolidate the banking industry with an eye on overcoming the bad loan crisis.
(C) They are also unlikely to solve the bad loan crisis that has gripped the banking system as a whole.
(D) Unlike the other two banks, its shareholders are set to gain from being part of a new bank with greater financial strength.
(E) On Monday the Union government proposed the merger of three public sector banks — Bank of Baroda, Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank — to create an amalgamated entity that will become the country’s third largest lender.
(F) After the announcement of the merger, shares of Bank of Baroda and Vijaya Bank shed a significant part of their value, while Dena Bank gained sharply to hit upper circuit on Tuesday.
(G) Forced mergers such as the current one make little business sense for the stronger banks as the weaker banks tend to be a drag on their operations.
(H) This is not surprising at all. Dena Bank is the bank in the worst financial situation among the three entities and is currently under the Reserve Bank of India’s prompt corrective action framework.

Q6. Which of the following will be the THIRD sentence after the rearrangement?
 E
 H
 F
 D
 A

Q7. Which of the following will be the EIGHTH (LAST) sentence after the rearrangement?
 C
 A
 D
 H
 E

Q8. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after the rearrangement?
 A
 D
 H
 C
 B

Q9. Which of the following will be the SIXTH sentence after the rearrangement?
 E
 C
 D
 A
 H

Q10. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence after the rearrangement?
 A
 H
 C
 D
 F

Directions Q (11-15): In each of the questions below, there is a word given in bold which is followed by the five options. In each of the options, a pair of words is given which is either the pair of synonyms OR antonyms and synonym OR antonyms of the word given in bold. Choose that pair as your answer.

Q11. TUMULT
 furore, deject
 acerbic, caustic
 Upheavel, Bustle
 fantastic, bizarre
 scuffle, tepid

Q12. CAPACIOUS
 resign, retire
 egoistic, self-absorbed
 diapason, scale
 aberrant, abnormal
 Ample, Snug

Q13. PROBITY
 virtue, onus
 decorum, gimmick
 veracity, rectitude
 iniquity, rebuff
 credibility, freak

Q14. EGREGIOUS
 invisible, commotion
 trivial, obstructive
 penal, disciplinary
 flagrant, blatant
 hidden, exoneration

Q15. RAVENOUS
 edacious, caustic
 glutted, satiated
 stuffed, exonerate
 puckish, sardonic
 swinish, succinct











SOLUTIONS

1.C
2.D
3.A
4.D
5.B
6.C
7.A
8.E
9.D
10.B
11.C
12.E
13.C
14.D
15.B

5 Banking and SSC : English Miscellaneous Quiz for IBPS RRB Mains Exam: 2018 Directions (1-5): In the following questions, a paragraph is given with three blanks, followed by six words. You have to choose the most su...

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