Dear readers,

This quiz consists of actual questions from
various Banking entrance exams held during the last few years. Leave your
answers/ responses in the comments section below and soon we’ll let you know
the correct answers!

Directions (Q. 1-7) Each sentence below has two blanks,
each blank indicating that something has been omitted.  Choose the set of words for each blank that
best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

1. Biological clocks are of ……… adaptive value to animals
since, it …… nervous and physiological functions of the body.

(a) immense, assumes

(b) great, regulates

(c) ultimate, created

(d) high, engulfs

(e) no, governs

2. Each occupation has its own ……..; bankers, lawyers and
computer professionals, for example all use among themselves ……. that outsiders
find difficult to follow.

(a) merits, incidents

(b) disadvantages, methods

(c) rewards, endearment

(d) jargon, language

(e) problems, fundamentals

3. The two artists ……… markedly in their temperaments,
one was reserved and courteous, the other …….. and boastful.

(a) changed, irritable

(b) similar, jovial

(c) differed, rude

(d) appeared, funny

(e) addressed, ill-tempered

4. Many people believed that spices help …….. food;
however nutritionists found that most spices were …… of having any effect on
growth of microbes present in the food.

(a) preserve, incapable

(b) produce, impossible

(c) save, preventive

(d) spoil, probable

(e) protect, deprived

5. Despite a growing ……… that a lot needs to be done to
help those without clean water, a …….. says that more than 34 million people
die every year of water borne diseases.

(a) interest, reason

(b) recognition, report

(c) fantasy, review

(d) authority, legend

(e) turbulence, logic

6. Water-borne diseases are the most ……… causes of infant
deaths ……. the world.

(a) rare, according

(b) regular, at

(c) related, across

(d) common, throughout

(e) large, around

7. If there is nothing to absorb the energy of sound
waves, they travel on ……., but their intensity …… as they travel further from
their source.

(a) everlasting, decreases

(b) always, improves

(c) forever, inclines

(d) steadily, deflates

(e) indefinitely, diminishes

Directions (Q. 8-10) Read each sentence to
find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic 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 (5).  (Ignore punctuation errors if

8. Our country’s performance (a)/ in the last few
national and international games (b)/ is fairly ordinary (c)/ and below our
stature (d)/ No error (e)

9. We have (a)/ fairly standard accounting procedures
(b)/ that are on the line (c)/ with the internationally accepted norms. (d)/ No
error (e)

10. The company is negotiating (a)/ new store launches
(b)/ at nearby (c)/ half the rent (d)/ No error (e)

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2(d)    3(c)    4(a)   
5(b)      6(d)    
7(d)      8(c)     9(c)     

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