English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 75

Direction (1-10): In each question below a sentence is given with two blanks. Each question is followed by four options with two words in each. You have to select that option as your answer which can fill both the blanks of the sentence respectively.

  1. The RBI will take its time to _____________ with findings but anecdotal evidence ____________from interactions with bank officials points to the following.
    uprise, amassed
    go up, gathered
    come up, collected
    power through, collected
    All are Correct
    Option E


  2. Xi wants to make China the pre-eminent global power and he is __________________ of his own destined role in making that a reality. He has already removed most of his political opponents in his aggressive anti-corruption drive and has sought _____________ control of the military.
    persuaded, perfector
    satisfied, fatter
    confident, bigger
    convinced, fuller
    All are Correct
    Option D


  3. Just a few months before the Satyam scandal _________________ , the world was shaken by the Lehman Brothers’ collapse and the subprime mortgage crisis in the US. None of the banks involved in this _______________, which literally brought the global financial system to its knees, was under public — government — control.
    emerged, hirarchy
    surfaced, mess
    appeared, triage
    leveled, excellence
    All are Correct
    Option B


  4. The scale and __________________ of Chinese military exercises in Tibet and Xinjiang and the airforce joint exercise with Pakistan are noteworthy. In J&K, by the end of 2017, tensions along the line of control multiplied manifold. Effectively, there’s a continuous, ongoing sub-conventional conflict with high risk of __________________.
    content, escalation
    satisfy, subsidence
    glad, taper
    pleased, slippage
    All are Correct
    Option A


  5. It is important to revisit the role of banks and insurance companies in PMFBY. _______________________ insurance companies getting rural customers on a ________________ through the banks, they should earn their customers and premiums by marketing their products, just as they do in urban markets.
    As contrasted with, record
    In place of, salver
    Instead of, platter
    In lieu of, saucer
    All are Correct
    Option C


  6. The ______________________ that equity carries higher risk and hence deserves tax breaks is specious. So is the argument for tax breaks as an ________________ to promote the equity culture in the country.
    quarrel, prevention
    dispute, barrier
    argument, incentive
    squabble, balk
    All are Correct
    Option C


  7. Unabsorbed antibiotics as well as resistant bacteria in chicken droppings which __________________ into the environment are another big _________________. The problem starts with antibiotic misuse.
    register, concern
    join, confidence
    penetrate, apathy
    enter, concern
    All are Correct
    Option D


  8. Among the major objectives of the Bill are: giving price protection to farmers, setting up a Board to _______________________ contract farming at the State level and creating a mechanism at district and taluka levels to legally record all contracts. The Act needs to be __________________ by State Assemblies to become law in those States.
    support, adressed
    encourage, failed
    promote, passed
    further, dared
    All are Correct
    Option C


  9. While polling ____________________ peacefully in Meghalaya, there were reports of “sporadic incidents” in four constituencies in Nagaland, with one person ________________ to his injuries received when a bomb exploded near a polling station. In at least two places, there were reports of EVM malfunctioning.
    passed off, succumbing
    foist, catipulating
    emit, departing
    evanescence, perishing
    All are Correct
    Option E


  10. Experts say that Indian banks will now have to ______________________ a case and fight it out under US laws to recover money from Firestar Diamond Inc. Yet, there is also a view that banks could state that this was a case of fraud and not of a __________________ business failure leading to bankruptcy
    create, misbegot
    form, illicit
    make, legitimate
    construct, forbidden
    All are Correct
    Option C



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