English Language Double Fillers | IBPS | Insurance Exams

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English Language Double Fillers | IBPS | Insurance Exams
Directions (1 – 10): The following sentences each contain two blanks, indicating that something has been left out of the sentence. Each answer choice contains one word or a set of words. Select the word or set of words, that, when inserted in the blank(s), best fits the context of the sentence.
1. Although some think the terms “bug” and “insect” are __________, the former term actually refers to __________ group of insects.
(a) parallel, an identical
(b) precise, an exact
(c) interchangeable, a particular
(d) exclusive, a separate
(e) similar, concise
2. The producer is known to __________ with new stars and fresh talent, and though there have been a few hits and misses, this filmmaker totally __________ for the new bread.
(a) try, demands
(b) experiment, vouches
(c) sign, goes
(d) produce, promises
(e) go, recreates
3. Dependence on foreign sources of heavy metals, though __________, remains __________ for United States foreign policy.
(a) deepening, a challenge
(b) diminishing, a problem
(c) excessive, a dilemma
(d) debilitating, an embarrassment
(e) stocking,  rewarding
4. Brands __________ decision-simplicity strategies make full use of available information to __________ where consumers are on the path of decision making then direct them to the best-marked offers. 
(a) diluting, divulge
(b) tempting, maintain
(c) imputing, overdrive
(d) pursuing, assess
(e) innovating, .cess
5. Every human being, after the first few days of his life, is a product of two factors: on the one hand, there is his __________ endowment; and on the other hand, there is the effect of environment, including __________.
(a) constitutional, weather
(b) congenital, education
(c) personal, climate
(d) genetic, pedagogy
(e) systematic, inheritance
6. A major goal of the law, to deter potential criminals by punishing wrongdoers, is not served when the penalty is so seldom invoked that it __________ to be a __________ threat.
(a) tends, serious
(b) appears, real
(c) ceases, credible
(d) fails, deceptive
(e) creates, original
7. There were screams, chills and thrills __________ at the discotheque the other night as the director along with the producers hosted a part to __________ the success of their latest horror flick.
(a) combined, downplay
(b) alike, mourn
(c) experience, mark
(d) galore, celebrate
(e) plenty, notify
8. Exhaustion of natural resources, destruction of individual initiative by governments control over men’s minds by central __________ of education and propaganda are some of the major evils which appear to be on the increase as a result of the impact of science upon minds suited by __________ to an earlier kind of world.
(a) tenets, fixation
(b) aspects, inhibitions
(c) institutions, inhibitions
(d) organs, tradition
(e) organization, themselves
9. The varsity’s poll process for __________ of new candidates has __________ poor response with only ten thousand applications being received till date.
(a) entrusting, seen
(b) registration, evoked
(c) entrance, made
(d) admission made
(e) transformation, take
10. The numbers __________ by the legitimate online music service providers indicate that a growing number of users are __________ to buy music.
(a) morphed, ignoring
(b) labelled, thriving
(c) figured, fantasy
(d) touted, willing
(e) allotted, know
Directions (11 – 15): Question given below, there are two statements, each statement consists of a blank. You have to choose the option which provides the correct set of words that fits in the blanks in both the statements appropriately making them meaningful and grammatically correct.
11. A. The towns and seaports are to be found as a rule at or near the mouths of those rivers which are not barricaded too ____by bars formed of mud or sand.
B. The work of reorganization was _________ carried out, and the gendarmerie school at Salonica, under British supervision, showed excellent results.
(a) revised
(b) nimble
(c) analogy
(d) efficiently
(e) release
12. A. Some of those officers falsely accused and then absolved played a _______ role in suppressing the July plot.
B. Other small harbors on the lower Patagonian coast are not _____, owing to lack of population.
(a) prominent
(b) precise
(c) think
(d) domination
(e) debunk
13. A. The only man left was the former colonel whom my master had confined to camp for his rude and ____ behavior.
B. She'd never grown very big and was a little bow-legged, but she trotted around after him, black and _____ with short smooth ears.
(a) pendant
(b) good
(c) shape
(d) impudent
(e) coherent
14. A. But he announced he is shutting down most of his business ventures and will hand over the bulk of their financial reserves to his ______ work.
B. We find that the rich are still opening their slimmer wallets for _______ activity.
(a) reformed
(b) cease
(c) tend
(d) original
(e) charitable
15. A. Failure to wrestle teenagers out of bed before a viewing will also ____potential buyers
B. Further police activity may _____ victims from being candid with police and in court for fear of future investigation.
(a) help
(b) support
(c) create
(d) deter
(e) conspire
Answers with Explanations:
1. C) The word “although” indicates that the two parts of the sentence contrast with each other: although most people think about the terms “bug” and “insect” one way, something else is actually true about the terms. Option (c) logically completes the sentence, indicating that while most people think the terms are “interchangeable,” the term “bug” actually refers to a “particular” group of insects.
2. B) vouches - assert or confirm as a result of one's own experience the truth or accuracy of (something).
3. B) The sentence is talking about the dependence on foreign sources of heavy metals. The presence of word though in the sentence indicates the negative tone. Option (a) deepening is not fit for negative word. In the case of option (b), diminishing (means declining) fits in the sentence that despite the dependence on foreign resources is declining, still, it is a problem for United States foreign policy. Option (c) excessive does not fit into the context. In option (d), debilitating (means to weaken something) may fit the 1st blank space, but “an embarrassment”, does not fit into the 2nd blank space. Hence the answer is the option (b).
4. D) Assess means evaluate or estimate the nature, ability, or quality of.
5. D) Option D is the correct choice. Endowment means a quality or ability possessed or inherited by someone. Pedagogy- the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept.
6. C) According to the sentence, when the penalty is rarely (seldom) executed so that it no longer is a reliable threat, the main goal of the law — by punishing wrongdoers to deter potential offenders would not be guaranteed, therefore, option (c), is correct answer choice. Whereas, option (a), is incorrect, as it is not fitting in the sentence. Similarly, options (b) and (d), are incorrect. Hence the answer is option (c).
7. D) Galore means in abundance. ‘Celebrate the success’ is appropriate.
8. D) 'organs, tradition' is the correct choice.
9. B) Option B is the correct choice. 'registration' and 'evoke' gives coherent meaning to the statement. Evoke-bring or recall (a feeling, memory, or image) to the conscious mind.
10. D) ‘touted’ and ‘willing’ are the correct answers for these blanks.
11. D) Efficiently-in a way that achieves maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.
12. A) prominent-leading, important, or well-known.
13. D) impudent-Not showing due respect for another person; impertinent.
14. E) charitable- relating to the assistance of those in need.
15. D) deter-discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.