Double fillers for SBI and IBPS

Directions (Q. 1 – 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.

1. 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

2. 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(3) pronouncements, outdated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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. A mixed economy implies the …….. of a state enterprise and free enterprise, and cannot mean a wholly state- dominated economy.
(1) juxtaposition
(2) existence
(3) collation
(4) harmony
(5) co-existence

7. Government spokesmen always assure us that ideology plays no part in their economic policies, but the evidence to the contrary is ……..

(1) negligible
(2) understandable
(3) reasonable
(4) commendable
(5) overwhelming

8. The interest of the nation as a …… must prevail over the interest of the few.
(1) section
(2) whole
(3) part
(4) society
(5) unit

9. The murderer appeared to be tongue-tied and … when it was his turn to speak.

(1) detailed
(2) shy
(3) talkative
(4) exhaustive
(5) inarticulate

10. It helps to do some … work before giving a competitive examination.

(1) sorting
(2) organized
(3) preparatory
(4) relaxed
(5) strenuous

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



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