English Practice Questions for SBI PO 2017

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English Practice Questions for SBI PO 2017
Directions (1 – 5): Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word out of the alternatives suggested below each question.
1. We could not make the villagers ________ that child marriage is a ________ to progress.
a) scared, problem
b) hesitate, hesitation
c) realize, hindrance
d) feel, obstruction
e) suffer, problem

2. We could understand from her ________  face that she is extremely ________ of visiting her old friends and enjoy the day.
a) bilious, tired
b) pale, bored
c) beaming, desirous
d) drooped, unhappy
e) happy, excited
3. It was really ______ of the people to overlook the fact that the ruling party was ______ of the financial condition of the common mass.
a) foolish, neglectful
b) sad, cheating
c) wise, desirous
d) smart, liking
e) dumb, partial
4. Given that very less percentage of the country’s labour force is in the organised sector, training options _______ for the unorganized sectors should also be ________.
a) existing, restricted
b) offered, limited
c) available, enhanced
d) lacking, sustained
e) absent, improved
5. His _______ contribution to the Martyr’s fund was _______ by his staff members.
a) spontaneous, nullified
b) noteworthy, improved
c) negligible, sanctioned
d) meagre, admired
e) generous, appreciated
Directions (6 – 10): Below, a passage is given with five blanks labelled (A)-(E). Below the passage, five options are given for each blank. Choose the word that fits each blank most appropriately in the context of the passage, and mark the corresponding answer.
The Asian financial crisis was a period of financial crisis that __ (A) __ much of East Asia beginning in July 1997 and raised fears of a worldwide economic __ (B) __ due to financial contagion.
The crisis started in Thailand  with the __ (C) __ collapse of the Thai Baht after the Thai government was forced to float the baht due to lack of foreign currency to support its currency peg to the U.S. dollar. At the time, Thailand had __ (D) __ a burden of foreign debt that made the country effectively bankrupt even before the collapse of its currency. As the crisis spread, most of Southeast Asia and Japan saw __ (E) __ currencies, devalued stock markets and other asset prices, and a precipitous rise in private debt.
6.
a) Grabbed
b) Gripped
c) Grappled
d) Attained
e) Achieved
7.
a) Expansion
b) Recovery
c) Prosperity
d) Flourish
e) Meltdown
8.
a) Financial
b) Monetary
c) Sudden
d) Gradual
e) Fast
9.
a) Promoted
b) Taken
c) Acquired
d) Obtained
e) Failed
10.
a) Rising
b) Increasing
c) Failing
d) Slumping
e) Rise
Answers:
1. C)   2. C)   3. A)   4. C)   5. E)   6. B)   7. E)   8. A)   9. C)   10. D)