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RRB NTPC SAMPLE PAPER - GENERAL ENGLISH - 25

RRB NTPC SAMPLE PAPER - GENERAL ENGLISH - 25

Directions: In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words have been suggested, one of which fills the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate words in each case.

Amid rumours of the government planning a crackdown on stock speculation, the Shanghai stock index 61 8.8 per cent of February 27th, its 62 one day drop in a decade. 63 usual for China’s stock markets, investors in New York’s equity markets saw this and sent the Dow Jones industrial index down more than 400 points. The drop in New York’s index in turn 64 fear in markets across Asia the following day and suddenly stock indexes across the world 65. This chain reaction plainly 66 the increasingly 67 place that China now occupies in the minds of global investors. Its extraordinary economic run has been the key reason for 68 demand for everything from copper to cars much to the 69 of multinational and Chinese investors alike. But while investors are right about China’s growing economic importance to the world they are still confused about how to 70 a decline in Chinese stocks.

1. (a) reflect
(b) strengthened
(c) caused
(d) demonstrated

2. (a) privileged
(b) prominent
(c) tangible
(d) feasible

3. (a) risk
(b) detriment
(c) benefit
(d) impact

4. (a) interpret
(b) deal
(c) cope
(d) welcome

Directions: Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c) and (d) given below each sentence should replace the phrase printed in bold type to make the sentence grammatically correct?

5. Many employees are hesitate to volunteer for assignments in a foreign country because of language and cultural issues.

(a) hesitated to volunteer
(b) hesitant to volunteer
(c) hesitating volunteer
(d) hesitatingly volunteer

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Answer:

1. (d) 2. (b)  3. (c) 4. (a) 5. (b)

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