English Questions for Bank Exams
Directions (Q1-Q10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.
Assassination of Major General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Qods Force for ___(1)___ two decades, in Baghdad, is a reckless and unilateral act of provocation by the U.S. that could trigger another full-scale war in West Asia. The strike against Mr. Soleimani and several Iraqi Shia militia members when they were leaving the airport, was apparently in retaliation __(2)___ the storming of the American Embassy in Baghdad __(3)__ protesters earlier this week. Mr. Soleimani, who ___(4)__ a unique celebrity status among Iran’s military leaders, was highly popular among the hardliners. He was reportedly very close to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who once called him a “living martyr of the revolution”. Mr. Soleimani was also the main architect of Iran’s recent foreign operations, mainly in Syria and Iraq, which were ___(5)___ in saving the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria and _____(6)____ the Islamic State (IS) in ___(7)____ countries. It was __(8)___ his leadership that Iran founded and trained Shia militias and despatched them to the ____(9)___ of both Syria and Iraq. The militias fought alongside Kurdish paramilitaries and the Iraqi Army, with air ___(10)___ from the U.S. Air Force, against the IS in northern Iraq, from Amirli to Mosul. Ironically, the same soldier who helped the U.S. and the Iraqi government defeat the IS has been assassinated inside Iraq by the Americans.
Q1.
(a)however
(b)more
(c) over
(d)under
(e)ever
Q2.
(a)then
(b)to
(c)since
(d)so
(e)for
Q3.
(a)by
(b)far
(c)away
(d)just
(e)through
Q4.
(a)is
(b)have
(c)had
(d)are
(e)been
Q5.
(a)troops
(b)powerful
(c)need
(d)emergency
(e)crucial
Q6.
(a)defeating
(b)strengthening
(c)away
(d)liberty
(e)meanwhile
Q7.
(a)both
(b)all
(c)and
(d)no
(e)these
Q8.
(a)moreover
(b)gathered
(c)inside
(d)over
(e)under
Q9.
(a)fields
(b)battlefields
(c)battle
(d)warzone
(e)war
Q10.
(a)side
(b)shows
(c)support
(d)sidelines
(e)acknowledge
Solution from Q1 to Q10-
Assassination of Major General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Qods Force for over(1) two decades, in Baghdad, is a reckless and unilateral act of provocation by the U.S. that could trigger another full-scale war in West Asia. The strike against Mr. Soleimani and several Iraqi Shia militia members when they were leaving the airport, was apparently in retaliation for(2) the storming of the American Embassy in Baghdad by(3) protesters earlier this week. Mr. Soleimani, who had(4) a unique celebrity status among Iran’s military leaders, was highly popular among the hardliners. He was reportedly very close to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who once called him a “living martyr of the revolution”. Mr. Soleimani was also the main architect of Iran’s recent foreign operations, mainly in Syria and Iraq, which were crucial(5) in saving the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria and defeating(6) the Islamic State (IS) in both(7) countries. It was under(8) his leadership that Iran founded and trained Shia militias and despatched them to the battlefields(9) of both Syria and Iraq. The militias fought alongside Kurdish paramilitaries and the Iraqi Army, with air support(10) from the U.S. Air Force, against the IS in northern Iraq, from Amirli to Mosul. Ironically, the same soldier who helped the U.S. and the Iraqi government defeat the IS has been assassinated inside Iraq by the Americans.(This article is taken from- https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/an-act-of-war/article30473006.ece)