English: Sentence Fillers/Para Completion Set 11

Directions: In each of the following questions a passage is given in which there is a blank. Choose the most logical and appropriate option from the five options given that can be filled in the blank.

  1. Over the past month, from Cox’s Bazar, in the south-east of Bangladesh, smoke can be seen billowing into the grey sky across the country’s border. Villages, home to the Rohingya community, in the fractious state of Rakhine in western Myanmar, _______________. Nurul Islam, a 30-year-old farmer, had fled to Bangladesh by boat.A) are not signatory to the accord on refugees.
    B) were being made not merely to forcibly displace the Rohingya .
    C) are being mercilessly, horrifically burnt down.
    D) are at the centre of a humanitarian catastrophe.
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    b- Villages cannot be displaced; d- is not apt.
  2. The recent tragedies involving the death of two schoolchildren in Gurugram have evoked the usual responses — demonstrations in protest, the institution of a “probe”, the suspension of the principal, a flurry of debates in the media and so on. But the fact is that these tragedies ___________that has gone horribly wrong.
    A) that none of the buildings had any fire escapes
    B) are only the symptoms of an entire educational system
    C) are set up by property dealers
    D) have adviced that the promoter of the school was a very good friend of his
    E) None of these
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       Option B
  3. India’s goods and services tax regime is nearing the end of its first full quarter since roll-out this July._____________, with just 70% of eligible taxpayers bringing in Rs. 95,000 crore. At this rate, the total tally could well surge close to Rs. 1.2 lakh crore. This would be significantly higher than the Rs. 91,000 crore indirect tax target for the Centre and the States on an overall basis.
    A) GST Council has already changed the announced tax rates on over 100 products
    B) The government opted for a July 1 launch for GST
    C) Revenue collections from the first month appear robust
    D) The group must act not only expeditiously
    E) None of these
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    “JUST 70%” taxpayers brought 95’000 crore= this statement shows that the profit must be on expectations. hence C is correct.
  4. Several studies suggest that tigers do well in remote and dense forest. But tigers also need new forest to colonise,___________. Natural history has viewed the tiger to be the epitome of the ‘wild’ animal — doing well in areas with less human disturbance, taking down large prey, keeping a distance from people, and being fiercely territorial of space.
    A) dispersing from their natal areas as they reach adulthood
    B) habitat is a bad word in the lexicon of planning and development
    C) hard disregard for conservation outside protected areas
    D)  can suffer from genetic depression
    E) None of these
    View Answer
       Option A 
  5. Ranthambore in Rajasthan is arguably India’s most well-known tiger reserve,______________. It has a fierce conservation ethic, a success story with few parallels. It is estimated that there are over 60 tigers in this relatively small tiger reserve.
    A) connectivity between them is getting cut off
    B) aglow with bold tigers posing for the camera
    C) had inputs from laboratories at the Wildlife Institute of India
    D) securing healthy tiger numbers are not enough for tiger health
    E)  None of these
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    A- ‘preceding statement doesn’t tell us what “them” is referring to’; D- nothing is told about tiger health. Hence B is correct
  6. The main reason for the crash in international oil prices not being passed on to consumers has, of course, been the Centre simultaneously hiking the specific excise duty on both petrol (from Rs 9.48 to Rs 21.48/litre) and diesel (from Rs 3.56 to Rs 17.33/litre). By doing this,__________.
    A) it has essentially pocketed much of the gains from benign global prices.
    B) it has switched to a regime of dynamic daily fuel price revision.
    C) has to derive the benefits of low prices.
    D) it could do two things to partly assuage consumer feelings.
    E) None of these
    View Answer
       Option A
    Explanation:
    As govt. was in loss due to surmounted subsidizes. So it needs to pocket  enough money to bear the losses. Hence, A is correct.
  7. A symbol of post-war Japanese industrial rejuvenation, the Shinkansen has a well-earned reputation for reliability. Since it was launched in 1964, the train has not had a single accident and_________. The carbon footprint of a passenger travelling by a HSR train is about the fifth of an air traveler.
    A) has been dogged by a plethora of problems
    B) could generate a new class of passengers as well
    C) its average delay is less than a minute
    D) should not lose sight of the other problems
    E) None of these
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    The para is talking about the reputation. So, option C is apt.
  8. A longstanding proposition in economics, under the label of “industrial policy”, emphasises the importance of the government choosing special sectors to focus on and incentivise. The expectation is that__________________.Industrial policy has had its share of demurrers, arguing that the state should not get into picking winners and losers.
    A) other sector where the prospect is big is a global hub for higher education
    B) the English could not take away their language
    C) this will create enough spillovers to drive up overall growth.
    D) India took major steps in nurturing higher education and scientific temperament
    E) None of these
    View Answer
       Option C
    Explanation:
    Nothing is talked about higher education, The English. And incentives of govt. obviously relates with the growth. Option C is correct.
  9.  An industry study of 2016 examined the extent to which public investment, intellectual property rights and drug pricing policies in 56 countries actively contribute to or detract from innovation in global life-sciences. Not surprisingly, India ranked among the lowest (in the bottom five)_______________, lack of data protection for biologics, low investment in R&D and price regulations, all of which contribute to reduced revenue and therefore reduced future investment in biopharmaceuticals.
    A) due to New medicines, devices, diagnostics, patient aids and monitoring tools
    B) due to weak intellectual property protection
    C) due to use of determining rankings
    D) due to rising incomes and better health infrastructure
    E) None of these
    View Answer
       Option B
    Explanation:
    b- Intellectual property; parallel structures.
  10. Demonetization, whatever its actual purpose, was an administrative disaster. Had adequate preparations been made _________and quickly re-monetize the economy, we would not have seen the cash rationing, the endless queues, the chaos and the hardship that followed. Unfortunately, the disruptive impact has also been concentrated in a few employment-intensive segments of the economy
    A) to build up supplies of new notes before demonetization
    B) to impact the demonetization on employment
    C) to goods already produced before the tax was rolled out
    D) to that account would have been modest
    E) None of these
    View Answer
       Option A

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10 Thoughts to “English: Sentence Fillers/Para Completion Set 11”

  1. yuvi

    thanku mam.. 1st tym got 10/10 😛

    1. Srishti

      Yeh toh easy ho gya phir ???

      1. yuvi

        haha..actually options me ek jaise nhi the..warna confusion hota 😛

  2. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

    8/10 ty

  3. utsav pateriya

    mem click krne pr answer show nahi ho rahe hai

  4. Chotu D(mind) !! {NONSENSE}

    done..

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