English Quiz for LIC AAO/SBI PO|16th April 2019

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Directions(1-10):In each of the following sentence, there are two blank spaces. Below each sentence, there are five options and each blank is to be filled with the same word given below to make the sentence correct. Fill up the sentences with the correct word.

Q1. (I) Rumors continued to be rampant about his …….. culpability in Billy Langstrom’s death.

(II) When did they find these …….. bones?

(a) vindictive

(b) alleged

(c) vendetta

(d) supposed

(e) doubtful

Answer & Explanation

Exp. alleged- the one who is accused of crime.

Q2. (I) Pluralism, nepotism, simony and all the other ancient abuses were more ………. than ever.

(II) The abuses of which he particularly complains are such as were found ……….. by Ezra and Nehemiah – marriage with foreign women

(a) rampant

(b) reviving

(c) spreading

(d) restrained

(e) inclined

Answer & Explanation

Exp. rampant- unrestrained or unchecked

Q3. (I) Thus the use of machinery became possible, and this ……… the entire industry.

(II) The single genius of Holberg ………. this system.

(a) encouraged

(b) regularized

(c) revolutionized

(d) returned

(e) rebuked

Answer & Explanation

Exp.revolutionized- to radically or significantly change, as in revolution.

Q4. (I) In some areas, parents who ………. drinking remained a major problem.

(II) She denied that the government has essentially ……… human rights abuses.

(a) cancelled

(b) condemned

(c) allowed

(d) condoned

(e) regenerated

Answer & Explanation

Exp. condoned- overlooked

Q5. (I) No anger was felt; the ………. prior, the prophet and lawgiver of Florence, was made the popular scapegoat.

(II) He was a ……… Hanoverian, and a favourite with Queen Anne in spite of his Whiggism.

(a) revived

(b) dispassionate

(c) apathetic

(d) jealous

(e) zealous

Answer & Explanation

Exp. zealous- enthusiastic

Q6. (I) An …….. of greed had taken over the government.

(II) The …….. at work has been decidedly grim since the pay cuts were implemented.

(a) ethos

(b) norms

(c) principles

(d) situations

(e) conditions

Answer & Explanation

Exp. ethos- the character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture, or movement.

Q7. (I) The ……… old piece of junk.

(II) Feeding and harnessing the ………. mules wasn’t exactly the highlight of her day.

(a) troublesome

(b) cantankerous

(c) pandemonium

(d) commotion

(e) barbarous

Answer & Explanation

Exp.cantankerous- ill-tempered

Q8. (I) She unwrapped the paper to …….. seven gold coins.

(II) His door flew open to …….. a huge, furry monster with fangs.

(a) reveal

(b) conceal

(c) hide

(d) disguise

(e) sham

Answer & Explanation

Exp. reveal- to uncover or to show or to disclose

Q9. (I) South of Khartum, in September 1883, under Hicks Pasha, a ……….. retired Indian Army officer, to vanquish the Mahdi.

(II) More than one unsuccessful attempt was made to relieve Sir Harry; but his ………. spirit was equal to the occasion.

(a) dashing

(b) coward

(c) audacious

(d) fearful

(e) dauntless

Answer & Explanation

Exp. dauntless- fearless[/su_spoiler]

Q10. (I) This phenomenon is known as ……….. of the floral axis.

(II) The ovary and testes are heaped-up masses of red or yellow cells due to a ………. of the cells lining the coelom.

(a) pilferage

(b) penultimate

(c) proliferation

(d) punitive

(e) division

Answer & Explanation

Exp. proliferation- multiplication

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