English Quiz based on Close Test for Banks and SSC exam

English Quiz based on Close Test for Banks and SSC Exam

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Directions (1-13): 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.


Man in his….(1)….of nature and universe has made the world….(2) , polluted. The air we breathe is polluted; the water we drink is….(3)…. There is….(4)….felling of trees, clearing of jungles, ….(5)….natural barriers like the mountains and drying up the oceans by way of….(6)…. This….(7)….of nature by man is a grave mistake for which mankind has to pay the price. Rapid industrialization means….(8)….the industrial effluents into the rivers and seas. The river water has turned murky. Marine life has been….(9)…: The toxic chemicals have made the air that we breathe polluted. Pesticides and insecticides sprayed on plants and the chemicals and fertilizers used for….(10)….plant yield have poisoned our food. Hence what we eat today has high toxic….(11)…. Nature’s plentifulness is a heritage not to be….(12)….with impunity. It must be conserved for future generations or its….(13)….will extinguish all.


Q1. (a) pursuit

(b) view

(c) conquest

(d) victim

(e) want

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1. (c)

Exp. ‘conquest’ is the correct word to be filled in the blank. Conquest means the subjugation and assumption of control of a place or people by military force.

Q2. (a) foul

(b) diluted

(c) poor

(d) precarious

(e) critical

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2. (a)

Exp ‘foul’ best suits the purpose.

Precarious means not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.


Q3. (a) disturbed

(b) pure

(c) counterproductive

(d) suffocated

(e) contaminated

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3. (e)

Exp ‘contaminated’ is the correct use making the sentence meaningful as it means make (something) impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance.

Q4. (a) dubious

(b) wanton

(c) careful

(d) planned

(e) useless

Answer & Explanation
Ans.4. (b)

Exp ‘wanton’ best suits the purpose which means deliberate and unprovoked.

Dubious means hesitating or doubting.


Q5. (a) attacking

(b) projecting

(c) cutting

(d) blasting

(e) sizing

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5. (d)

Exp ‘blasting’ is the correct use making the sentence meaningful.


Q6. (a) reclamation

(b) inhabitation

(c) stabilization

(d) destruction

(e) damage

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6. (a)

Exp ‘reclamation’ is the correct word to be filled in the blank.

Q7. (a) provocation

(b) adventure

(c) vandalism

(d) abundance

(e) evasion

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7. (c)

Exp‘Vandalism’ is the correct use that means action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.


Q8. (a) relocating

(b) divulging

(c) menacing

(d) culminating

(e) diverting

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8. (e)

Exp ‘diverting’ is the correct use making the sentence meaningful.

Divulging means to make known.

Culminating means to reach a climax or point of highest development.

Q9. (a) evaporated

(b) endangered

(c) devalued

(d) eliminated

(e) forfeiting

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9. (d)

Exp ‘eliminated’ best suits the purpose. ‘Forfeiting’ means to lose or be deprived of as a penalty for wrongdoing.

Q10. (a) managing

(b) developing

(c) maintaining

(d) doubling

(e) minimizing

Answer & Explanation

Exp‘managing’ best suits the purpose.


Q11. (a) damage

(b) variable

(c) content

(d) yield

(e) refuge

Answer & Explanation
Ans.11. (c)

Exp ‘content’ is the correct use making the sentence meaningful. ‘Refuge’ means the state of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or difficulty.

Q12. (a) squandered

(b) preserved

(c) doubled

(d) engulfed

(e) coerced

Answer & Explanation
Ans.12. (e)

Exp ‘coerced’ is the correct word that means persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats. ‘Squandered’ means waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner.


Q13. (a) equilibrium

(b) existence

(c) failure

(d) proportion

(e) bankruptcy


Answer & Explanation
Ans.13. (b)

Exp‘existence’ best suits the purpose. ‘Bankruptcy’ means the state of being completely lacking in a particular good quality.

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