English Quiz for LIC AAO/SBI PO|20th April 2019

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Direction:(1-10)In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.

If  the phone is (1) in India today, it is largely due to the amazing (2) of one man — Satyanarayan (abbreviated to ‘Sam’ by an HR clerk who couldn’t get her tongue around the name) Pitroda (a Gujarati community of metal-workers who traditionally used pitr or brass), the son of an (3) labourer. Pitroda’s drive and vision not only (4) him a 100 patents and millions of (5) in America, but the role of a change agent and (6) in his home country. Pitroda believes his (7) was shaped by his parent’s decision to send him away, at the age of eight, from their (8) home in Orissa to a school in Gujarat. The Gandhian values (9) there, followed by a Baroda college, which honed his interest in physics and (10)his entrepreneurial instincts, provided the platform for a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and entry into the field of telecommunications.


(a) scarce

(b) flimsy

(c) unwanted

(d) ubiquitous

(e) ramshackle

Answer & Explanation
Ans.1.D (ubiquitous-present, appearing, or found everywhere.)


(a) journey

(b) inaction

(c) retrogress

(d) tardiness

(e) scurry

Answer & Explanation
Ans.2.A (journey fits correctly in the context)


(a) educated

(b) unschooled

(c) schooled

(d) graduate

(e) organized

Answer & Explanation
Ans.3.B (unschooled-not educated or trained.)


(a) earned

(b) spend

(c) loosed

(d) gained

(e) moved

Ans.4.A (earned-fits correctly in the context)


(a) capital

(b) rupees

(c) wealth

(d) money

(e) dollars

Answer & Explanation
Ans.5.E (dollars-fits correctly in the context)


(a) safe-breaker

(b) law-breaker

(c) path-breaker

(d) breaker

(e) vision

Answer & Explanation
Ans.6.C (path-breaker-One that is original or innovative; a pioneer.)


(a) adversity

(b) fortuity

(c) complex

(d) catastrophe

(e) destiny

Answer & Explanation
Ans.7.E (destiny-fits correctly in the context)


(a) arrant

(b) meagre

(c) bursting

(d) chubby

(e) aplenty

Answer & Explanation
Ans.8.B (meagre-(of something provided or available) lacking in quantity or quality.)


(a) ignited

(b) instilled

(c) doused

(d) afire

(e) blazing

Answer & Explanation
Ans.9.B (instilled-gradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude) in a person’s mind.)


(a) ensconced

(b) imperceptive

(c) dissimulated

(d) camouflaged

(e) revealed

Answer & Explanation
Ans.10.E (revealed-fits correctly in the context)

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