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English Practice Quiz

English Practice Quiz:

Directions ( 1-10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Chose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

1.    A controversial plan to build an immense dam in Brazil’s rainforest was stalled when it _______ a formidable bloc of _______ in ecologists and indigenous tribes alike.
(1) resulted, hostilities
(2) gained, supporters
(3) attracted, opponents
(4) lead, protesters
(5) drew, proponents

2.    According to a recent survey, sales figures of high – end cars have seen an __________ growth in the past year, which shows that Indian consumers have _________ the impact of recession.
(1) Unprecedented, negated
(2) unbelievable, suffered
(3) unusual, worsened
(4) insignificant , endured
(5) adequate, proven

3.    The National Knowledge Commission has said that India will have to bring _________ in education if it has to emerged as the most _______ workforce of the world.
(1) changes, biggest
(2) reforms, talented
(3) alleviation, skillful
(4) quality, brighter
(5) outcomes, demanded

4.    Norway has stolen a march over other developed countries by _________ that it would reduce 40% of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and ___________ carbon neutral by 2030.
(1) allowing , turn
(2) posing, grew
(3) estimating, exist
(4) perceiving, arising
(5) declaring, become

5.    According to the language experts, children should begin talking in their mother tongue rather than a foreign language which can _________ affect their comprehension abilities leading to serious language based ________ later in their lives.
(1) significantly, abilities
(2) appropriately, achievements
(3) severely, advantages
(4) adversely, problems
(5) positively, issued

6.    Drawing attention to the pitfalls of __________ solely on Uranium as a fuel for nuclear reactors, Indian scientists warned that Uranium will not fast for long and thus research on Thorium as its ______ Must be revived.
(1) Using, substitute
(2) believing, replacement
(3) depending, reserve
(4) reckoning, option
(5) relying, alternative

7.    In an effort to provide ______ for higher education to all , most of the universities have been providing education without adequate infrastructure, thus churning out _______ graduates every year.
(1) chances, fresh
(2) platform, capable
(3) opportunities, unemployable
(4) prospects , eligible
(5) policy, incompetent

8.    The move to allow dumping of mercury _______ an outcry from resident of the area who __________ that high levels of mercury will affect their health and destroy ecologically sensitive forest area.
(1) resulted, insist
(2) provoked, fear
(3) incited, determined
(4) activated, accept
(5) angered, believe

9.    ___________ has been taken against some wholesale drug dealers for dealing in surgical items without a valid licence and maintaining a stock of _________ drugs.
(1) Note , overwhelming
(2) Step, impressive
(3) Execution, outdated
(4) Action, expired
(5) Lawsuit, invalid

10.  Even as the ____________ elsewhere in the world are struggling to come out of recession, Indian consumers are splurging on consumer goods and to _______ this growth, companies are investing heavily in various sectors.
(1) economies, meet
(2) countries, inhibit
(3) governments, measure
(4) nations, inflict
(5) companies, counter

Answers:
1. 3
2. 1
3. 2
4. 5
5. 4
6. 5
7. 3
8. 2
9. 4
10. 1
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