English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 124 (SBI Clerk Prelims)

  1. Country has to deal with its immediate neighbours with _____ and sensitivity.
    prudence
    prudent
    carelessness
    careful
    prompt
    Option A
    Prudence-Sensibility and carefulness.

     

  2. Most such events have one or more components that _____ not related to climate change.
    is
    was
    will
    are
    have
    Option D
    Here, ‘are’ will agree according to ‘components'(plural).

     

  3. Ocean acidification harms a variety of ______ organisms.
    mariner
    sea
    oceanic
    marine
    lived
    Option D
    Marine- connected with sea and the creatures that live there.

     

  4. The gentleman came to know that the villager was in _____ of money.
    dire
    desire
    demand
    wish
    need
    Option E

     

  5. Two crows ______ each other to see who could fly the highest.
    thought
    challenged
    argued
    kill
    wants
    Option B

     

  6. Angela was an evil mother who wanted to get _______ of her step-daughter.
    freed
    relieve
    rid
    lost
    clear
    Option C
    Get rid of- To make yourself free of somebody/something that is annoying you.

     

  7. The capital of Vijayanagar was ______ by King Raman.
    empower
    abducting
    worship
    ruled
    throne
    Option D
    The sentence is in Passive Voice. Hence, V3, i.e, ‘ruled’ should be used.

     

  8. While Ram was busy eating an ice-cream, Shyam ______ a water balloon at him.
    fire
    casting
    stopped
    threw
    fling
    Option D
    The sentence shows Past Time. Hence, Past Simple should be used.

     

  9. Timmy was a tiny squirrel who was locked in a hollow tree for ______ nuts.
    stealing
    diverting
    kidnapping
    robbed
    robbery
    Option A
    Here, ‘for’ should be followed by a Gerund, i.e, stealing.

     

  10. The government has _____ up the issue of mergers among public sector banks after a long gap.
    raking
    ranked
    raked
    raised
    made
    Option C
    Rake up- to mention something unpleasant.

     

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