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June 23, 2016

Tips to solve General English Section of SBI Clerks Exams 2016 - Sentence Completion Exercise

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Friends, this Practice Exercise i s continuation of yesterday's Sentence Completion tips post. Please read that post from here, before taking this exercise. Happy Reading :)

Practice Test

  1. In the current research program, new varieties of apple trees are evaluated under different agricultural __________ for tree size, bloom density, fruit size __________ to various soils, and resistance to pests and disease.
    1. circumstances, proximity
    2. regulations, conformity
    3. conditions, adaptability
    4. auspices, susceptibility
    5. configurations, propensity 
  2. As the controversial argument continued, the debaters became more  __________   and their remarks became more  __________
    1. subdued, hostile
    2. vehement, acrimonious
    3. reticent, cliche
    4. affable, adverse
    5. emotional, adroit 
  3. The __________  of Darwin's theory of evolution on Victorian religion was to create a bitter  __________   of ideas and beliefs.
    1. result, moderation
    2. effect, conflict
    3. extension, growth
    4. origin, compromise
    5. influence, solidarity 
  4. Rather than __________  the commuter delays, the new toll road has __________   the problems, and the traffic jams are worse than ever.
    1. minimize, extenuated
    2. alleviate, aggravated
    3. extol, compounded
    4. emend, increased
    5. abate, decimated 
  5. Although his outnumbered troops fought bravely, the general felt he had no choice but to __________   defeat and __________ a retreat.
    1. hasten, suggest
    2. seek, try
    3. oversee, reject
    4. overcome, request
    5. acknowledge, order
  6. My uncle is a member of 'Alcoholics Anonymous'; his __________   led to an __________ liver disease.
    1. dipsomania, ineluctable
    2. avarice, auspicious
    3. volition, unctuous
    4. sojourn, audacious
    5. tableau, incipient 
  7. The successful __________  of an archaeological site requires scientific knowledge as well as cultural  __________
    1. evolution, awareness
    2. revelation, depth
    3. reconstruction, sensitivity
    4. analysis, aesthetics
    5. synthesis, understanding 
  8. Despite the apparently bewildering complexity of this procedure, the underlying __________  is quite __________
    1. simplicity, calculated
    2. principle, elementary
    3. confusion, imaginary
    4. purpose, ineffective
    5. theory, modern 
  9. His listeners enjoyed his  __________ wit but his victims often  __________  at its satire.
    1. kindly, smarted
    2. lugubrious, suffered
    3. caustic, laughed
    4. subtle, smiled
    5. trenchant, winced 
  10. The orator was so __________ that audience became  __________
    1. convincing, moribund
    2. soporific, drowsy
    3. inaudible, elated
    4. pompous, bombastic
    5. dramatic, affable 
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