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Govt Job Papers - Bank Probationary Officer (Bank PO) Papers
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Union Bank Probationary Officers Exam., English 2008
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6. What could the impact of stringent inflation measures be?

(A) Increased consumption as families spend a larger part of their income on essential goods

(B) Politicians may be voted out of power

(C) Economic growth rate remains constant

(D) Oil prices within the country remain stable despite high global prices

(E) None of these

7. Why is high economic growth necessary for developing countries ?

(A) To catch up with the growth rate of the advanced countries

(B) To sustain their economies despite the ill effects of inflation

(C) To provide better educational opportunities to their citizens

(D) To create employment opportunities for citizens

(E) None of these

8. Why has inflation been referred to as a ‘catastrophe’ ?

(A) Prices of essential commodities are unaffordable for all

(B) Our past efforts to reduce poverty will be nullified

(C) Governments are unstable and do not take stringent decisions

(D) It has divided countries rather than ensuring co-operation among them

(E) None of these

9. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage ?

1. Growth rate in advanced countries was low so the effects of inflation were not felt.

2. Closing the economy to global markets will reduce inflation.

3. India has been the most severely affected by inflation.

(A) None

(B) Only 1

(C) Only 2

(D) Both 2 and 3

(E) All 1, 2 and 3

10. Which of the following factors was responsible for inflation in India ?

(A) Reserve Bank India raising the interest rates very frequently

(B) High population growth

(C) Sudden rise in prices of oil worldwide

(D) Reckless competition with China

(E) None of these

Directions—(Q. 11–13) Choose the word which is most similar in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

11. stirs

(A) trembles

(B) moves

(C) mixes

(D) inspires

(E) agitates

12. scale

(A) descent

(B) climb

(C) hindrance

(D) cut

(E) measure

13. origin

(A) ancestry

(B) source

(C) inauguration

(D) down

(E) heritage

Directions—(Q. 14–15) Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

14. turbulent

(A) quiet

(B) rest

(C) soothes

(D) stormy

(E) lawful

15. gains

(A) decreases

(B) fails

(C) deprives

(D) frauds

(E) losses