English Practice Questions for Bank Exams, RBI Assistants

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English Practice Questions for Bank Exams, RBI Assistants

Directions (Q.1-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the following passage and against each, five words/phrases are suggested one of which best fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case respectively.
As the temperature ( 1 ) during the summer season, many households turn to air conditioners to keep them cool. Air conditioners which were once regarded as a residential luxury have now become ( 2 ). Enjoying a cooler atmosphere during hot weather is not the only benefit of using the air conditioner. A household, a vehicle, or a building becomes cleaner and safer for breathing as air conditioning also ( 3 ) the growth and spread of harmful microorganisms. However, along with the benefits some disadvantages are also ( 4 ) with it. One of the most controversial topics attached to the subject of air conditioning deals with some of the materials that are used to produce the cooling effect-Fluorocarbons. These refrigerants ( 5 ) to global warming and are ( 6 ) As one of the main ways in which air-conditioning ( 7 ) the environment. Fluorocarbons refrigerants also add to the problems concerning ozone layer depletion. While air conditioning provides a temporary relief and makes heat wave more bearable, many question have been ( 8 ) on how much the world will pay in the long run in terms of the environmental damage that it has caused. Today, scientists are ( 9 ) on making more environmental friendly products, but for now individuals are ( 10 ) to part with their instant cool during the thick of summer.
1. (a) decreases (b) rises (c) deviates (d) fluctuates (e) varies
2. (a) irreplaceable (b) certainly (c) necessity (d) obligatory (e) redundancy
3. (a) prevents (b) purifies (c) removes (d) kills (e) escapes
4. (a) resulted (b) influenced (c) caused (d) associated (e) created
5. (a) result (b) determine (c) outcome (d) affect (e) contribute
6. (a) attended (b) responsible (c) valued (d) presumed (e) regarded
7. (a) help (b) impacts (c) decline (d) improves (e) disintegrates
8. (a) thought (b) interrogated (c) raised (d) explained (e) expected
9. (a) trying (b) determines (c) working (d) inventing (e) expected
10. (a) unwanted (b) reluctant (c) helpless (d) disabled (e) aware

Answers:
1)b    2)c   3)a   4)d   5)e   6)e   7)b   8)c   9)c   10)b