# Bank PO :: PO English Language Test 183

## Home Bank PO / PO English Language Test 183 Questions and Answers

1 .

Direction (Q. 1 - 10) : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

After ten years of (1) inflation, prices have spiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks scary after all, Indians had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last two years, arid a 10-year average inflation rate of about 5%-but you shouldn't worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three factors that have come together unexpectedly, are unlikely to (2) for long and are unlikely to (3) up together again A (4) rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed $42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum (5) and soaring demand in the US as war production heats up. Oil markets are also spooked by the (6) of Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the Yukos-Sibneft probe. There's little that the government can do to (7) users from soaring oil pricesindeed, it shouldn't, if it wants to (8) efficiency. Higher transport costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and fruits; farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived top late for kharif sowing. China is (9) up steel and other metals from all over the world to (10) a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making metal prices soar all over the world, and sparking inflation in India. (1). (1) mere (2) moderate (3) retarding (4) vehement mere moderate retarding vehement  View Answer Discuss in Forum 2 . After ten years of (1) inflation, prices have spiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks scary after all, Indians had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last two years, arid a 10-year average inflation rate of about 5%-but you shouldn't worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three factors that have come together unexpectedly, are unlikely to (2) for long and are unlikely to (3) up together again A (4) rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed$42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum (5) and soaring demand in the US as war production heats up. Oil markets are also spooked by the (6) of Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the Yukos-Sibneft probe. There's little that the government can do to (7) users from soaring oil pricesindeed, it shouldn't, if it wants to (8) efficiency. Higher transport costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and fruits; farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived top late for kharif sowing. China is (9) up steel and other metals from all over the world to (10) a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making metal prices soar all over the world, and sparking inflation in India.

(2).  (1) obstinate (2) constitute (3) persist (4) repeat

obstinate
constitute
persist
repeat
3 .

After ten years of (1) inflation, prices have spiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks scary after all, Indians had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last two years, arid a 10-year average inflation rate of about 5%-but you shouldn't worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three factors that have come together unexpectedly, are unlikely to (2) for long and are unlikely to (3) up together again A (4) rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed $42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum (5) and soaring demand in the US as war production heats up. Oil markets are also spooked by the (6) of Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the Yukos-Sibneft probe. There's little that the government can do to (7) users from soaring oil pricesindeed, it shouldn't, if it wants to (8) efficiency. Higher transport costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and fruits; farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived top late for kharif sowing. China is (9) up steel and other metals from all over the world to (10) a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making metal prices soar all over the world, and sparking inflation in India. (3). (1) go (2) scramble (3) mount (4) crop go scramble mount crop  View Answer Discuss in Forum 4 . After ten years of (1) inflation, prices have spiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks scary after all, Indians had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last two years, arid a 10-year average inflation rate of about 5%-but you shouldn't worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three factors that have come together unexpectedly, are unlikely to (2) for long and are unlikely to (3) up together again A (4) rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed$42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum (5) and soaring demand in the US as war production heats up. Oil markets are also spooked by the (6) of Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the Yukos-Sibneft probe. There's little that the government can do to (7) users from soaring oil pricesindeed, it shouldn't, if it wants to (8) efficiency. Higher transport costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and fruits; farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived top late for kharif sowing. China is (9) up steel and other metals from all over the world to (10) a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making metal prices soar all over the world, and sparking inflation in India.

(4).  (1) sustained (2) suspicious (3) horrific (4) erratic

sustained
suspicious
horrific
erratic
5 .

After ten years of (1) inflation, prices have spiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks scary after all, Indians had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last two years, arid a 10-year average inflation rate of about 5%-but you shouldn't worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three factors that have come together unexpectedly, are unlikely to (2) for long and are unlikely to (3) up together again A (4) rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed $42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum (5) and soaring demand in the US as war production heats up. Oil markets are also spooked by the (6) of Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the Yukos-Sibneft probe. There's little that the government can do to (7) users from soaring oil pricesindeed, it shouldn't, if it wants to (8) efficiency. Higher transport costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and fruits; farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived top late for kharif sowing. China is (9) up steel and other metals from all over the world to (10) a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making metal prices soar all over the world, and sparking inflation in India. (5). (1) lists (2) trades (3) services (4)inventories lists trades services inventories  View Answer Discuss in Forum 6 . After ten years of (1) inflation, prices have spiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks scary after all, Indians had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last two years, arid a 10-year average inflation rate of about 5%-but you shouldn't worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three factors that have come together unexpectedly, are unlikely to (2) for long and are unlikely to (3) up together again A (4) rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed$42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum (5) and soaring demand in the US as war production heats up. Oil markets are also spooked by the (6) of Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the Yukos-Sibneft probe. There's little that the government can do to (7) users from soaring oil pricesindeed, it shouldn't, if it wants to (8) efficiency. Higher transport costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and fruits; farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived top late for kharif sowing. China is (9) up steel and other metals from all over the world to (10) a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making metal prices soar all over the world, and sparking inflation in India.

(6).  (1) prospect (2) progress (3) view (4) extent

prospect
progress
view
extent
7 .

After ten years of (1) inflation, prices have spiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks scary after all, Indians had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last two years, arid a 10-year average inflation rate of about 5%-but you shouldn't worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three factors that have come together unexpectedly, are unlikely to (2) for long and are unlikely to (3) up together again A (4) rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed $42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum (5) and soaring demand in the US as war production heats up. Oil markets are also spooked by the (6) of Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the Yukos-Sibneft probe. There's little that the government can do to (7) users from soaring oil pricesindeed, it shouldn't, if it wants to (8) efficiency. Higher transport costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and fruits; farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived top late for kharif sowing. China is (9) up steel and other metals from all over the world to (10) a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making metal prices soar all over the world, and sparking inflation in India. (7). (1)support(2) ignore (3) propel (4) insulate support ignore propel insulate  View Answer Discuss in Forum 8 . After ten years of (1) inflation, prices have spiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks scary after all, Indians had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last two years, arid a 10-year average inflation rate of about 5%-but you shouldn't worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three factors that have come together unexpectedly, are unlikely to (2) for long and are unlikely to (3) up together again A (4) rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed$42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum (5) and soaring demand in the US as war production heats up. Oil markets are also spooked by the (6) of Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the Yukos-Sibneft probe. There's little that the government can do to (7) users from soaring oil pricesindeed, it shouldn't, if it wants to (8) efficiency. Higher transport costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and fruits; farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived top late for kharif sowing. China is (9) up steel and other metals from all over the world to (10) a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making metal prices soar all over the world, and sparking inflation in India.

(8).  (1) position (2) promote (3) process (4) pass

position
promote
process
pass
9 .

After ten years of (1) inflation, prices have spiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks scary after all, Indians had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last two years, arid a 10-year average inflation rate of about 5%-but you shouldn't worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three factors that have come together unexpectedly, are unlikely to (2) for long and are unlikely to (3) up together again A (4) rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed $42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum (5) and soaring demand in the US as war production heats up. Oil markets are also spooked by the (6) of Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the Yukos-Sibneft probe. There's little that the government can do to (7) users from soaring oil pricesindeed, it shouldn't, if it wants to (8) efficiency. Higher transport costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and fruits; farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived top late for kharif sowing. China is (9) up steel and other metals from all over the world to (10) a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making metal prices soar all over the world, and sparking inflation in India. (9). (1) hurrying (2) passing (3) pairing (4) gobbling hurrying passing pairing gobbling  View Answer Discuss in Forum 10 . After ten years of (1) inflation, prices have spiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks scary after all, Indians had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last two years, arid a 10-year average inflation rate of about 5%-but you shouldn't worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three factors that have come together unexpectedly, are unlikely to (2) for long and are unlikely to (3) up together again A (4) rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed$42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum (5) and soaring demand in the US as war production heats up. Oil markets are also spooked by the (6) of Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the Yukos-Sibneft probe. There's little that the government can do to (7) users from soaring oil pricesindeed, it shouldn't, if it wants to (8) efficiency. Higher transport costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and fruits; farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived top late for kharif sowing. China is (9) up steel and other metals from all over the world to (10) a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making metal prices soar all over the world, and sparking inflation in India.

(10).  (1) keep (2) make (3) feed (4) grow

keep
make
feed
grow