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Sentence Fillers Quiz for Banking & NABARD Exams

Directions (Q. 1-5): 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 five answer choices given, to make the passage complete and coherent.
1. A man cannot give up his habit which he has formed since his childhood. Abraham had been very kind since his childhood. ________. He said, “We don’t know in what crisis the horse rider is. What does it matter, if he is a drunkard? We have to help a needy man. I am going to search him. A man should help another man.”
  • 1) He always helped the persons belonging to a royal family.
  • 2) He helped only those who had helped him.
  • 3) He could not help himself without helping a man, when the man was in crisis.
  • 4) He never helped poor people.
  • 5) Either 1) or 4)


2. In the sea at several places there are rocks on small mountains which are not visible because they are under water. If ships strike against them, the ships are broken into pieces. On such rocks, a towerlike high pillar is erected and its top is fitted with a bright light, so that the crew at dark night may save the ship against collision. ________. In the lower part of the pillar, there are small rooms in which the family of the employee of the lighthouse lives.
  • 1) Such pillars are known as lighthouses.
  • 2) Such pillars often prove useless.
  • 3) Such pillars are erected on every rock coming in the way of ship.
  • 4) Either 2) or 3)
  • 5) Either 1) or 3)


3. Though John Middleton was poor yet he was kind-hearted. He praised his daughter for his beneficence. Both the father and the daughter began to serve the old sick man. The old man was of an angry peevish nature. He, instead of expressing thankfulness to May, scolded and rebuked her. ________. By and by, the old man recovered from illness.
  • 1) May left serving the old sick man when he rebuked her.
  • 2) May was kind towards gentleman only
  • 3) Middleton did not want to serve the old sick man
  • 4) But, May without minding his rebukes served him very happily.
  • 5) Either 2) or 3)


4. In Europe, a region of Holland is below sea level, and so sometimes the water of the sea was filled in that region and caused terrible havoc to the villagers inhabiting those villages. In order to escape this calamity the people had built a high dam on the shore of the sea. ________. The elderly people explained to their sons the loss that they had to sustain in the past, when the dam was damaged. They said to their sons, ‘If even a little water starts leaking through a crack it should be mended immediately, otherwise, having broken the dam, water will flow with such a force that it will cause great loss to life and property.’
  • 1) This helped the people over there a lot.
  • 2) But of no avail.
  • 3) This helped them not only escape calamity but also bring prosperity to their lives
  • 4) Only a high dam was the solution to their problems.
  • 5) Even then sometimes the water flowed with such a force that it damaged the dam and caused great loss to the people.


5. Napoleon Bonaparte, having become the emperor of France, with thirty thousand expert soldiers, who got victory over Italy, went to Egypt. His plan was that from Egypt, having conquered Syria, Mesopotamia, Iran and, Kandhar etc, like Alexander he should enter India and, having driven out the English from there, should establish a great empire governed by France. Being encouraged by his message which he sent from Egypt, Tipu Sultan waged a war against the English army, attacked the army of France and defeated it. ________. This battle is known as the battle of Nile river.
  • 1) Napoleon started brooding over the reasons of his defeat.
  • 2) Thus Napoleon’s ambition of establishing a great empire over Asia was ruined.
  • 3) But Napoleon did not lose heart.
  • 4) The English fired cannons on the French ship.
  • 5) Either 3) or 4)


Answers:

  1. 3
  2. 1
  3. 4
  4. 5
  5. 2
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