English Quiz- Phrase replacement and Fill in the Blanks

Dear Readers, Practice English Quiz for upcoming SBI Clerk Exam and Other Exams.

English Quiz

Directions (Q. 1-5): Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), (4), given below should replace the phrase given in bold in the following sentences to make the sentence grammatically meaningful and correct. If the sentence is correct as it is and ‘No Correction Required’, mark (5) as the answer. 

1. The sector is needy of investment to be globally competitive 
1) has need off 
2) is needed to 
3) is in need of 
4) will be needed 
5) No Correction Required 

2. Without his carelessness, the lease on our premises has not been renewed 
1) Except for his 
2) Because he is 
3) Since he has 
4) On account of his 
5) No Correction Required 

3. Experts feel that risen oil prices will slow down economic growth 
1) feeling that raised 
2) feel a rise in 
3) felt that a raise of 
4) were felt rising 
5) No Correction Required 

4. He is wealthy today because he seized every opportunity who came his way 
1) that came 
2) which comes 
3) coming by 
4) which came in 
5) No correction required 

5. He failed to carry over his instructions because they were not specific 
1) in carrying forward 
2) to carry on 
3) carrying around
4) to carry out 
5) No correction required 

Directions (Q. 6 – 10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted Find out which option can be used to fill up the blank in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.

6. Healthy scepticism, a vital ___________ for any journalist, has given ______________ to credulity, or worse, naivete.
(1) factor, up
(2) role, them
(3) attribute, way
(4) thing, away
(5) task, chance

7. Kejriwal’s ________ about all kinds of people became more and more _________ and even if there was a grain of truth in any of them, there was just no evidence.
(1) statements, attacking
(2) ideas, scathing
(3) pronouncements, outdated
(4) allegations, outlandish
(5) defamations, severe

8. Every time Vidya Balan went about repeating “Entertainment, entertainment, entertanment!” audiences at awards nights went into __________ as if Voltaire had _________ from his grave.
(1) raptures, quipped
(2) dark, came
(3) silence, grown
(4) hallucination, risen
(5) enjoy, awaken

9. Whether one believes it or not, there are still some people __________ us who could have become powerful____________ in strength and in financial means.
(1) about, either
(2) surrounding, neither
(3) above, here
(4) over, there
(5) around, both

10. When politicians became _________ and the bureaucracy __________ it is to the media that people turn for some guidance.
(1) corrupt, helpful
(2) venal, unresponsive
(3) dishonest, strong
(4) careless, dictator
(5) powerful, autocrat

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

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