16th May: English Practice Quiz for NIACL and SBI PO 2017

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English Practice Quiz for NIACL and 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): Read the sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (E). Ignore errors of punctuation, if any.
6. I was shocked to hear (A)/ the music downstairs (B)/ because I thought (C)/ everyone has come home. (D)
7. As instructed, (A)/ she bought a (B)/ five-pound bag of cereal (C)/ from the shop. (D)
8. My aunt lives on ground floor (A)/ of the building and so she can (B)/ easily come out and (C)/ stroll in the garden. (D)
9. The Council recognizes the need (A) to integrate mission expertise (B) and experience and transform the (C) current ideas in peacebuilding strategies. (D)
10. Stress can make life(A)/ very unpleasant and stress (B)/ through which you are (C)/ going is really hard to tackle.(D)
1. C)   2. C)   3. A)   4. C)   5. E)  
6. D) The error lies in part 4 of the sentence as an incorrect tense is used. We need to use past perfect tense here as the sentence is in past tense already and use of present perfect will be incorrect. So the answer will be 'everyone had come home.'
7. E) There is no error in the sentence. The adjective phrase 'five-pound' is correct. Thus option 5 is the correct answer.
8. A) The error lies in part 1 of the sentence where the article 'the' is needed before the word 'ground floor' to make the sentence grammatically correct. 
9. D) The error is in part 4. As here there is a need to integrate mission expertise so that current ideas are transformed. So we need to use 'into' here instead of 'in' 
10. B) The error lies in part 2 of the sentence where the article 'the' is needed before the word 'stress' because it is the particular stress that person is facing.