Fill in The Blanks Quiz (English Grammar) – Test 2
Fill in The Blanks Quiz (English Grammar) – Test 2
Fill in The Blanks Quiz ((English Grammar) – MCQ / Quiz for All Competitive Exam (PGT Teacher, PGT Commerce, UGC NET/JRF, UKSSSC, DSSSB, CTET, PSU Accountant, IAS Exam, IBPS, SBI, PO/Clerk, LIC, State PSU, SSC, Banking, RBI Assistant, LIC Assistant, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB Exams)
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Q1. Iran and India, with the_________ of the other countries, must cooperate closely to _______ the capabilities of the Afghan government. A. resistance, overpower B. assistance, improve C. help, guide D. support, ensure E. co-operation, deplete
Ans: B Option A- resistance and overpower do not fit into the context. As if other countries will resist then how come Iran and India will overpower Afghanistan. Option B- Both the words suit the context absolutely and are grammatically also correct.
Q2. The film ‘Udta Punjab’ faced several cuts at the hands of the censor board and ________ before its release but Alia won _______ for her portrayal. A. leaked, praise B. watch, critics C. measured, criticism D. looked, battle E. reviewed, critics
Ans: A Correct Option: A Option A- Both the words suit the context absolutely and are grammatically also correct.
Q3. An FIR has been registered _________ cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul and filmmaker Karan Johar for their _________ remarks against women on the celebrity chat show ‘Koffee With Karan. A. with, calculative B. against, controversial C. by, conflict D. against, controversy E. by, trajectory
Ans: B Correct Option: B Option A – ‘with’ is not going well with FIR, because an FIR is registerd against or registered by someone, but not registered with. Option B – Both the words are correct as FIR is registered against the said personalities due to their controversial remarks.
Q4. Trump put Pakistan on notice for ________ terrorist organisations to destabilise neighbouring countries and _______ the country. A. discouraging, admired B. demoting, attacked C. sheltering, acclaimed D. encouraging, warned E. rewarding, accused
Ans: D Correct Option: D Option A – ‘Discouraging’ terrorism and then “destabilization” of neighboring countries are contrary to each other. Option B – If terrorism is ‘demoted’ by Pakistan then there is no point for US to “attack” Pakistan because Pakistan was on back-foot due to its terrorism friendly image. Option C – ‘Acclaimed’ means to praise, which is contradictory to the “notice” being issued by Trump. Option D – Both the words fit the blank absolutely well, as “encouragement” of terrorism by Pakistan leads to destabilizing environment in neighboring countries, for which Trump “warned” Pakistan.
Q5. Pakistan’s foreign currency reserves have _______ to around $8 billion, just enough to ________ about two months of imports. A. risen, meet B. cut, reserve C. dwindled, cover D. demolished, save E. diminished, ask
Ans: C Correct Option: C Option A – ‘risen’ and ‘meet’ are contradictory with respect to the context. As if reserves have risen it would have no issues in giving payment of imports. Option B – ‘Cutting’ reserves won’t ensure the reserve fund for payment of imports, thus both the words are absurd. Option C – ‘Dwindling’ of reserves has led the situation that it has reached to such a low level that Pakistan could pay for two months of import only. Thus both the words fit the blank contextually and grammatically correctly.
Q6. While India’s post-independence rural policy was about ________ agricultural labour to cities, we need a dual approach to incentivising job creation at rural India’s _______. A. migrating, doorstep B. mitigating, ease C. transforming, reach D. shifting, doorstep E. Both A and D
Ans: E Option B- mitigating which means ‘making something less severe’ is out of the context, thus it makes option B incorrect. Option C- transforming is a wrong word here to be used. Option A and Option D both make correct choices for the blanks. Hence option E is correct.
Q7. As the ______ of jobs is changing worldwide, the private sector is unable to _______ absorb the entrant workforce. A. mood, fully B. qualification, maximum C. nature, adequately D. value, rightly E. Both B and D
Ans: C ‘Mood of jobs’ does not sound meaningful, thus option A is not correct. ‘Maximum’ is grammatically incorrect if placed in the second blank, thus option B is also incorrect. Both the words of option C fit the blanks perfectly. Hence option C is correct.
Q8. Widening the tax-payer base has a redistributive effect in ________ inequality and is the biggest ______ of free-market economies. A. abridging, flaw B. addressing, quality C. perceiving, radical D. bridging, leveller E. Both A and D
Ans: D Option A is incorrect as abridging the income gap cannot be a flaw for an economy, thus flaw does not suit the second blank. Option B is incorrect as mere addressing the inequality can’t be the biggest quality of an economy, thus both the words are not complimenting each other. Option C is incorrect as perceiving does not suit the context. Option D is correct as by narrowing the income parity, one can level the things, thus both the words are complimentary to each other and make a meaningful and grammatically correct sentence. Hence option D is correct.
Q9. The Balakot factor could be an ________ point in shifting sentiments in favour of a strong, majority government returning to power in _________ to a rag-a-tag coalition. A. turning, accordance B. inflection, preference C. intentional, reference D. important, diffidence E. None of these
Ans: B Option A is wrong as use of vowel ‘an’ before the first blank refers to a word starting with vowel to be used here. Option C is also incorrect as intentional point does not make any sense to the sentence. Option D is wrong as ‘diffidence’ which means ‘modesty or shyness resulting from a lack of self-confidence’ is out of the context. Option B is correct as ‘inflection point’ means a turning point or a game changer, which absolutely matches the context. Hence option B is correct.
Q10. The parties in opposition are _______ the state government in UP over delay in processing of sugarcane _______. A. attacking, arrears B. targeting, field C. discouraging, farmers D. applauding, arrears E. Both A and B
Ans: A Option D is incorrect as ‘delay’ is a negative word here whereas ‘applaud’ which means ‘to praise someone’ is a positive one. So, nobody can be praised for making delay in something. Option B is incorrect as ‘field’ can’t be processed. Option C is also wrong as ‘processing of sugarcane farmers’ does not make any sense. Option A is absolutely correct as ‘delay in processing of sugarcane arrears’ makes sense and opposition will obviously attack the present government for such an act. Hence option A is correct.