English Questions: Fill in the Blanks 97 (SBI PO Mains Pattern)

Direction (1-10): In each of the following questions four statements with a blank in each are given. You have to choose a word from the given option that can fill all the blanks. Mark that option as your answer. The form of verb can be modified.

  1. a. We widened the _______ of our investigation.
    b. They’d _______ out their market.
    c. It is important that a project is _______ correctly to ensure the budget can be accurately defined.

    truncate
    scope
    core
    corridor
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. the extent of the area or subject matter that something deals with or to which it is relevant.
    b. assess or investigate something.
    c. set the scope of (a projected undertaking).

     

  2. a. Long hair _______ up into a high chignon.
    b. Green forests _______ down the hillsides.
    c. A grandiose _______ of his hand.

    debase
    extricate
    sweep
    daub
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. brush (hair) back from one’s face or upwards.
    b. (of a geographical or natural feature) extend continuously in a particular direction, especially in a curve.
    c. a long, swift curving movement.

     

  3. a. A nightly _______ for food.
    b. Units that were _______ a particular area.
    c. The birds _______ for aquatic invertebrates, insects, and seeds.

    forage
    ravage
    grub
    pillage
    All are Correct
    Option A
    a. a wide search over an area in order to obtain something, especially food or provisions.
    b. search (a place) so as to obtain food.
    c. (of a person or animal) search widely for food or provisions.

     

  4. a. Forward _______ reported that the enemy were massing at two points ahead.
    b. American companies are keen to _______ out business opportunities.
    c. Brock slid the ball in from 14 yards, impressing watching _______ .

    spy
    cherish
    target
    scout
    All are Correct
    Option D
    a. a soldier or other person sent out ahead of a main force so as to gather information about the enemy’s position, strength, or movements.
    b. explore or examine (a place or area of business) so as to gather information about it.

     

  5. a. I have to practise to keep myself _______ .
    b. _______ graphite fishing rods.
    c. The acrobats were _______ up for the big show.

    brittle
    limber
    stiffened
    austere
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. (of a person or body part) lithe or supple.
    b. (of a thing) flexible.
    c. warm up in preparation for exercise or activity, especially sport or athletics.

     

  6. a. The brands are backed by _______ advertising.
    b. A dandy-looking dude with a _______ black ponytail.
    c. Hunt’s victory resulted from the finest sort of judgement about when to change his wet tyres to _______ .

    naive
    lousy
    slick
    wretched
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. smooth and superficially impressive but insincere or shallow.
    b. (of skin or hair) smooth and glossy.
    c. a racing-car or bicycle tyre without a tread, for use in dry weather conditions.

     

  7. a. He was tall, with _______ , dark hair.
    b. A _______ and ambitious junior Minister.
    c. His _______ black car slid through the traffic.

    coarse
    sleek
    raised
    abusive
    All are Correct
    Option B
    a. (of hair, fur, or skin) smooth and glossy.
    b. (of a person) having a wealthy and well-groomed appearance.
    c. (of an object) having an elegant, streamlined shape or design.

     

  8. a. A dangerous _______ of political turmoil and violent conflict.
    b. There was more trouble _______ as the miners went on strike.
    c. Small _______ which are able to offer rare brews.

    brew
    drapery
    mantle
    frisson
    All are Correct
    Option A
    a. a mixture of events, people, or things which interact to form a more potent whole.
    b. (of an unwelcome event or situation) begin to develop.
    c. a kind of beer.

     

  9. a. To his _______ he saw that she was trembling.
    b. Vessels in _______ on or near the coast.
    c. I didn’t mean to _______ you.

    distress
    afflict
    concern
    hardship
    All are Correct
    Option A
    a. extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.
    b. the state of a ship or aircraft when in danger or difficulty and needing help.
    c. cause (someone) anxiety, sorrow, or pain.

     

  10. a. An interesting _______ of flavours.
    b. The _______ establishments of the native chiefs.
    c. The 400 m individual _______ .

    hash
    classification
    medley
    composition
    All are Correct
    Option C
    a. a varied mixture of people or things.
    b. make a medley of; intermix.
    c. a swimming race in which contestants swim sections in different strokes, either individually or in relay teams.

     



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