English Quiz – Fill in the blanks (set 97)

1. After a ___________ review it was found that many financial institutions don’t have proper __________ in place and could unwillingly be financing illegal activities.
a) routine, checks
b) periodic, space
c) schedule, standard
d) custom, timing
e) suddenly, system

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Answer a) routine, checks

2. The main reason youth unemployment has __________ in this region is the depth of the recession in these countries and the chances of improvement are __________ unless governments kick-start their economies.
a) fallen, negligible
b) risen, visible
c) grown, create
d) soared, remote
e) collapsed, much

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Answer d) soared, remote

3. For the country as a whole more than half the population __________ regular electricity as connection to the national grid are ___________ and generators are expensive.
a) deficient, dependable
b) want, running
c) lack, unenviable
d) short, faded
e) requiring, funny

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Answer c) lack, unenviable

4. It is ___________ that 400 million Indian passengers will want to fly in or out of the country by 2050 and unless the airport facility is improved it will be __________ to handle this traffic.
a) though, easier
b) assume, worrisome
c) estimated, difficult
d) typical, perfect
e) expected, able

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Answer c) estimated, difficult

5. Reform is set to gain ___________ as much of the spade work for a vibrant economy such as _________ laws on taxes and banking are underway.
a) steam, specialising
b) advantage, fix
c) pace, amending
d) tame, modify
e) weight, compensating

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Answer c) pace, amending

6. The central bank’s concern over the external environment is valid, as is its ____________ to allow a gentle __________ of the rupee and shut out volatility.
a) appetite, backup
b) inclination, depreciation
c) preference, push
d) susceptibility, pull
e) impulse, reduction

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Answer b) inclination, depreciation

7. Television can be a great democratic __________, but it can also be an electoral ____________ at least if good sense and the rules are ignored.
a) authority, assistance
b) medium, facility
c) source, support
d) enabler, impediment
e) instrument, bottleneck

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Answer d) enabler, impediment

8. Almost 90% of the spices produced are utilized within the country, and only the __________ is exported. Rohit was advised to take __________ since he broke his leg in the accident.
a) Medicine
b) Coffee
c) As
d) Rest
e) Leftover

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Answer d) Rest

9. The __________ of the bus was arrested two days after the incident. Women’s safety was the key ____________ behind the big push for sanitation in the villages.
a) Passenger
b) Trainer
c) Issue
d) Owner
e) Driver

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Answer e) Driver

10. She __________ slum area and struggles hard to reach her workplace everyday. Despite the existence of safety norms, many private buses plying in Malabar continue to violate all norms risking the ___________ of passengers.
a) Lives
b) Calm
c) Plays
d) Aptitude
e) Dwell

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Answer a) Lives