English: Sentence Fillers — Set 34 (IBPS PO 2017 Pattern)

Directions: In each question a sentence is given followed by a blank. Each blank is followed by three options and you have to determine which option can be used in place of blank to make it a meaningful sentence and mark it as your answer.

  1. The Delhi government under Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has had a history of ________________________ with the police and the bureaucracy. But even Mr. Kejriwal’s worst detractors would have found it hard to imagine that his Aam Aadmi Party MLAs would be accused of assaulting the Chief Secretary in his presence.
    a. clash and encounter
    b. conflict and confrontation
    c. combat and battle

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are correct
    Option E
  2. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has demonstrated once again that his regime cares little about the lives of its own people. The ______________________ of airstrikes and bombardments launched by government forces in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus, have killed at least 270 people in three days.
    a. brutal crusade
    b. downy contest
    c. barbaric campaign

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are correct
    Option C
  3. After the global financial crisis in 2008, the world has begun looking to developing nations to show the way to high economic growth and development. Emerging economies, India and China for example, have become increasingly involved in influencing global economic policies and voicing their development ______________________ in various multilateral for.
    a. concerns and priorities
    b. reassurances and endurances
    c. serenities and options

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    All are correct
    Option D
  4. The long-awaited judgment of the Supreme Court on the Cauvery dispute, delivered last week, by and large caused hardly any disruption to life in the river’s principal basin-States, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. This situation is refreshingly different from what was witnessed during many _______________________ since the 1990s, leading to strikes, farmers’ agitations, vandalism and the loss of human life.
    a. subjective sentences
    b. constitutional proclamations
    c. judicial pronouncements

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are correct
    Option B
  5. The massive air raids that Israel carried out in Syria earlier this month against “Iranian targets” and the ___________________ of an Israeli jet by Syrian fire showed how deeply and dangerously Israel is involved in the civil war in its neighbouring country. On the face of it, the whole story appears to be strange.
    a. sequent descending
    b. subsequent downing
    c. foregoing lowering

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    All are correct
    Option A
  6. Mr. Kejriwal may have good reason to believe that the BJP, the AAP’s main rival, is attempting _________________ its attempts to govern Delhi effectively. The AAP has for long complained that the Centre is paralysing its executive functions through the Lt. Governor and that the bureaucracy is refusing to obey government orders.
    a. to impede
    b. to obstruct
    c. to stymie

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    All are correct
    Option E
  7. There is a wide range of militant groups in Eastern Ghouta, including the Saudi-backed Jaysh al-Islam, the Qatar-funded Faylaq al-Rahman, and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda. The government says the city is ________________ from these groups and that the few civilians remaining there are used as human shields.
    a. occupied by terrorists
    b. occupied by crooks
    c. engrossed with thugs

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are correct
    Option C
  8. India has witnessed __________________ growth since 1991. Remittances, which were valued at $2.1 billion in 1991, touched $70.4 billion in 2014. Since then, the value of remittances to India has seen a modest decline: $68.9 billion in 2015 and $62.7 billion in 2016. There was a slight improvement last year — $65.4 billion.
    a. acute commission
    b. sharp remittance
    c. keen depose

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only b
    All are correct
    Option D
  9. Competitive politics on matters concerning water are not confined only to Karnataka or Tamil Nadu politicians. The situation is the same in other parts of the country. Sadly, these leaders do not realise that their ____________________________ on water does not guarantee victory.
    a. strident position
    b. shrill situation
    c. raucous anonymity

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only c
    All are correct
    Option A
  10. When the Syrian regime’s position ___________________ in the conflict, Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia militant group backed by Iran, sent thousands of its soldiers to the battlefield to defend the Assad government. Iran also sent Shia militants, who were recruited from different countries, to Syria.
    a. got escalated
    b. got weakened
    c. became exhausted

    Only a & b
    Only b & c
    Only c & a
    Only a
    All are correct
    Option B



 

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