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Bank PO :: Test 88
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1 .

Direction (Q. 1-5): Below is given a single word with its meanings in different contexts as options. You have to select all those options which are synonyms of the word when the context is changed. Select the correct alternative from 1), 2), 3), and 4) which represents all those synonyms.

Brisk
(A) Convey (B) Quick (C) Bluff (D) Sharp

A.    Only(B) B.    Both (B) and (C)
C.    Both (C) and (D) D.    Both (B) and (D)
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2 .

Flabby
(A) Flaccid (B) Bubble (C) Immovable (D) Fancy

A.    Only (A) B.    Only (C)
C.    Both (A) and (D) D.    Only (A), (C) and (D)
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3 .

Mercy
(A) Pauper (B) Pity (C) Commiseration (D) Leniency

A.    Only (B) B.    Both (B) and (C)
C.    Both (A) and (B) D.    Only (B), (C) and (D)
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4 .

Retrogress
(A) Review (B) Revert (C) Reversion (D) Regain

A.    Only (A) B.    Only (B)
C.    Only (B) and (C) D.    Only (C) and (D)
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5 .

Stall
(A) Stem (B) Dried up (C) Resistance (D) Stable

A.    Only (A) B.    Only (D)
C.    Only (C) D.    Only (C) and (D)
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6 .

Direction (Q. 6-10): In each of the following questions, a short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the four answer choices given to make the passage complete and coherent

Throughout the Kyakya Island community, pressure is exerted on people who win the jackpot to share their fortune with their neighbours________________. However, in the cities, jackpot winners frequently use their winnings for their own good rather than sharing their good fortune with their neighbours.

A.    Jackpot winners.in countryside are notified of working by public posting of list of winners but notification in the city is by private mail. B.    It is observed that people in the urban communities socialise more than people in rural areas.
C.    When people living in countryside win the jackpot they invariably throw neighbour hood feasts, often wiping out all of their jackpot winnings. D.    Twice as many jackpot tickets are sold in countryside as are sold in the city
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7 .

A geological study reported large deposits of oil and gas in Knshna-Godavari basin. As a result, a large oil and gas company purchased the oil field with the intention of drilling oil wells in the area._________. Thus, the methods and techniques used in the study to determine the size of oil deposits must have been inaccurate.

A.    However, the oil and gas deposits are now estimated to be much smaller than it was reported earlier. B.    The study did not purposefully fabricate the size of oil deposit.
C.    The company's method of estimation is more accurate than the method adopted by the study. D.    Either (1) or (2)
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8 .

Kidney disease, which develops slowly, is linked with long-term use of combination pain-killers._________. Current formulations, such as Vanquish, substitute acetaminophen for phenacetin, and the link with kidney diseases is less well documented.

A.    Most of the kidney diseases are easily detectable. B.    Early formulations were composed of aspirin, phenacetin and caffeine.
C.    Conclusive evidence shows that kidney disease is in no way linked with long-term use of combination painkillers. D.    Either(2) or (3)
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9 .

Wool from the Merino sheep is a major Australian export. Wool production is dependent upon two factors: the number of sheep available and the quantity of wool obtained per sheep per year. In 1980, Australia had about 100 million sheep and produced about 10 million tons of wool.________. A cure could be developed only by 1985, and this orally administered vaccine arrested the decline of the sheep population.

A.    However, the sheep population started declining since 1981, due to a rare disease that killed the Merinos. B.    Australian labour responsible for shearing the sheep has never struck work and has generally behaved responsibly.
C.    The sheep fed with the vaccine showed a marked reduction in the amount of wool it could produce. D.    Either (2) or (3)
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10 .

A study was conducted on alcoholism and its effects. __________. In due course, 200 died of liver-related problems and 140 died of cancer. It was concluded that alcoholics have a greater chance of acquiring these diseases.

A.    In general, 20% of the men die of liver-related problems. B.    In general, alcoholics are heavy smokers.
C.    A group of a thousand regular drunkards in a locality was put under observations. D.    Either (1) or (2)
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