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. 1-5): Which of the phrases (1), (2),
(3) and (4) given below each sentences should replace the word/phrase printed
in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If the sentence is
correct as it is given and no correction is required, mark (5) as the answer.

1. US secretary of state made it clear that
time running out for diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear programme and said that talks aimed at
preventing Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon would resume in April.

(1) runs out                   (2) was running out                (3) ran out            (4) run

(5) No correction required

2. While the war of the generals rage on,
somewhere in small-town India, wonderful things are happening, quietly and
minus fanfare.

(1) rage                     (2) raging              (3) rages on                     (4) raged on

(5) No correction required

According to WWF, the small island nation of Samoa was the first in
switch off
its lights for Earth Hour.

(1) first to switch of             (2) the first to switch off             (3) the first of switch off            (4) first in switch of               (5) No correction required

4.  The campaign
is significant because not just the youths are directly appealing to the
world but because their efforts challenge the chimera of
normalcy in the area.

(1) not just because                 (2) just not because              (3) not just           (4) because just            (5) No correction required

5.  The doctor’s
association has threatened to go on indefinite strike support of their

(1) on supporting to              (2) to supporting                 (3) for support              (4) in support of          (5) No correction required

Directions (Q. 6-10): Each question below
has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose
the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a

6.  Forest
department officials said that when the elephants were made to ……… from
their trucks, they went straight to the spot where they had
been …………during the camp.

(1) jump, killed            (2) alight, tied                  (3) enter, hurt                    (4) step, played    (5) exit, enjoyed

7.  Excise
officials seized pouches of whisky …………. a bus travelling ………… Maharashtra.

(1) from, to              (2) in, for                  (3) for, towards                          (4) inside, on      (5) through, till

Organisations ………… for the victims ………… the inhuman and unjust attitude
of the government.

(1) fighting, applauded                 (2) lobbying, supported              (3) working, condemned            (4) stand, opposed                        (5) trying, spoke

9.  A collision
between two buses …………. Six people dead, …………. the driver of one of the buses.

(1) made, also                      (2) left, including                     (3) caused, combined             (4) resulted, except                     (5) got, surpassing

10.  The court
………………. venue authorities and PCB officials to ……………. teams and visit pharma

(1) directed, form               (2) announced, arrange                (3) commanded, display            (4) ruled, make                      (5) told, carve

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