English Quiz for SBI | IBPS – Set 282(New pattern)

1.Choose ONE word to be fitted in both the sentences I and II and another word that suits for sentence III.
I.While I normally like to provide feedback, I found the questions on the company‟s survey to be__________ so I left them unanswered.
II. Because he did not want to appear___________ , the junior executive refused to dispute the board’s decision, in spite of his belief that the decision would impair employee morale.
III. Although the warring parties had settled a number of disputes, past experience made them_____________to express optimism that the talks would be a success.
a) Indecisive, rash
b) solicitous, ambivalent
c) overzealous, scornful
d) steadfast, overjoyed
e) Contentious, reticent

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Answer e) Contentious, reticent

2.Choose ONE word to be fitted in both the sentences I and II and another word that suits for sentence III.
I.If you smuggle goods into the country, they may be__________ by the customs authority.
II. Papirius Carbo and the younger Marius, had massacred Sulla’s supporters wholesale____________, his property, and declared him a public enemy.
III. Davis is an opprobrious_______________ and speaker, equally caustic toward friend or foe–a true curmudgeon.
a) possessed, lofty
b) confiscated, vituperative
c) punished, unstinting
d) fined, retiring
e) infatuated, laudatory

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Answer b) confiscated, vituperative

3.Choose ONE word to be fitted in both the sentences I and II and another word that suits for sentence III.
I. If negotiations are to prove fruitful, there must not only be sincerity on each side, but there must also be_________ in the sincerity of the other side.
II. There were bound to be times when she disagreed, but she had to have enough faith in him to let him make the decision.
III. Because the House has the votes to override a presidential veto, the President has no choice but to_______________.
a) Belief, object
b) Substance, abdicate
c) Certainty, abstain
d) Considered, capitulate
e) Faith, compromise

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Answer e) Faith, compromise

4.Choose ONE word to be fitted in both the sentences I and II and another word that suits for sentence III.
I. In a changing and___________ unstructured business environment, creativity and innovation are being increasingly demanded of executives.
II. Since the Age Print Centre has been in full production, certain milestones have been______________achieved.
III. His novels are ___________he uses a long circumlocution when a direct coupling of a simple subject and verb would be best.
a) Progressively, prolix
b) Excessively, pedestrian
c) Moderately, succinct
d) Extremely, vapid
e) Rapidly, risqué

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Answer a) Progressively, prolix

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