English Quiz

Directions (1-15): In the following sentences each contains two blanks, indicating that something has been left out of the sentence. Each answer choice contains one word or a set of words. Select the word or set of words, that, when inserted in the blank(s), best fits the context of the sentence.
Q1. Credit rating agencies may be in for a _____ ride as the Securities and Exchange Board of India continues to ____  the screws on them. 
(a) tight, open
(b) tough, tighten
(c) critical, open
(d) tough, flow
(e)  new, fix

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Option B is the correct choice.

Q2. The new rules, if they come into _____, may not have any substantial ______ on the quality of credit rating in India. 
(a)race, hold
(b)force, manner
(c) act, understand
(d) Force, impact
(e) limelight, accent

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. force, impact gives coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q3. The Congress delegation, which is ______ to visit the Kashmir Valley next week, is holding a wide-ranging interaction with civil society groups to “understand the ______ ground realities.”
(a)writing, coming
(b)proposing, sequence
(c) planning, changing
(d)exclaiming, transition
(e) activating, new

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. planning, changing gives coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q4. West Bengal’s Tourism Department is sprucing up the city’s brand _____at airports and railway stations and has launched a mobile app to help tourists do some serious pandal-hopping ______  the festive season. 
(a) Image, during
(b) verdict, over
(c) call, around
(d) view, from
(e) image, among

S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. Image, during gives coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q5. About two dozen major Pujas go thematic _____  year in Kolkata, modeled after such things as Buddhist temples and terracotta icons, and in the past, paid _____ to Satyajit Ray and the Ambassador car.
(a)every, bow
(b)new, depth
(c)each, tribute
(d)every, concise
(e) each, contributing

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. each, tribute gives coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q6. The statute would also cover natural features of environmental _____ and sites of scenic beauty and provide for conservation and protection of areas which are environmentally _____ .
(a)contribution, prone
(b)significance, sensitive
(c) significant, vulnerable
(d) call, demanded
(e) need, high

S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. significance, sensitive gives coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q7. The All India Brahmin Federation (AIBF) has ______ abolition of caste-based reservation and implementation of a new reservation policy _____  on economic status.
(a)called, beside
(b)demanded, based
(c)viewed, basic
(d)signed, demanded
(e) voiced, starting

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Demanded, based gives coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q8. The rain ____ debris and destruction in its wake, with tree-fall and heavy inundation in several _____  of the city.
(a)left, cycle
(b)caused, partition
(c)made, rows
(d)left , parts
(e)concluded, signals

S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. left ,parts give coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q9. A health inspector in a village on the district’s border with Malappuram said many cases of throat infection were being ____ to the Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, on the _____ that they had diphtheria.
(a)referred, suspicion
(b)called, idea
(c)sent, suspended
(d)distributed, hint
(e)noticed, clue

S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. referred, suspicion gives coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q10. Recently, the State government had announced its decision to ____  the distance limit for setting up bars near the education institutions and _____  of worship.
(a)reveal, area
(b) withdraw,  amount
(c) relax, places
(d)takeout, temple
(e) put off, origin

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. relax, places give coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q11. The term “personal information”  can be understood in a _____sense, which includes not only identity information but also other _____ about a person, for instance where she travels, whom she talks to on the phone, how much she earns, what she buys, her Internet browsing history, and so on.
(a)wider, questions
(b)complex, relationships
(c)easier, data
(d)broader ,information
(e) slight, styles

S11. Ans.(d)
Sol. broader, information gives coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q12.  The Centre’s decision to put unruly air passengers on a no-fly list _____ from three months to a lifetime, depending upon the ______ of the offense, is stringent but welcome. 
(a)starting, intention
(b)making, gravity
(c) ranging, gravity
(d) increasing, cause
(e)alleviating, meaning

S12. Ans.(c)
Sol.  ranging, gravity gives coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q13. The unanimous judgment of nine distinguished judges, who held that privacy is _____ to human dignity and not a constitutional largesse to be withdrawn at will by the state, elevates privacy to the pinnacle in the hierarchy of _____ rights.
(a)section, human
(b)connection, demanded
(c)Integrity, simple
(d) integral, human
(e) sequence, basic

S13. Ans.(d)
Sol. integral, human gives coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q14. A less noticed but significant _____ of the privacy ruling is a disclaimer of judicial power to introduce new constitutional rights in the _____ of the court’s judicial review jurisdiction. 
(a)idea, development
(b) feature, exercise
(c) saying, application
(d)output, deployment
(e) part, exercising

S14. Ans.(b)
Sol. feature, exercise gives coherent meaning to the sentence.

Q15. While incidents of egregious behavior by VIPs and unruly passengers have not been _____ events, passenger anger has also been a ______ of airline inefficiencies.
(a) isolated, consequence
(b)famous, resultant
(c)well known, right
(d)forgettable , pattern
(e)ignorable, way

S15. Ans.(a)
Sol. isolated, consequence gives coherent meaning to the sentence.
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