Home » General_English » Verbal_Ability » Paragraph Completion Quiz » all » Paragraph Completion Quiz 1
Filter Questions By: Exam Name Choose Quiz
 
 
 
 
 
Directions: 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 (coherent means logically complete and sound).

  • 1.
    Providing benefits for women on maternity leave and children is a societal responsibility which can be funded in a large country through a combination of general taxation and contributory payments from those who have the means. Health care should be treated as a right and deliveries handled without cost to women. ______________________________. Such a policy would harmonise the varying maternity benefit provisions found in different laws that govern labour at present.
     
    A.
    The income guarantees during the pregnancy period can be ensured through a universal social insurance system.
    B.
    Beneficiaries covered by the latest amendment must be protected from discrimination through clear provisions.
    C.
    Mandating creche facilities to help women workers under the changed law is a forward-looking move.
    D.
    Women’s empowerment can be achieved through universal initiatives, not by imposing conditionalities to avail benefits.a
    E.
    Access to welfare support has become even more critical as workers migrate frequently due to economic changes.

  • 2.
    Fringe elements affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been in the news ever since the party came to power. Activists who pretend to be associated with the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh too have had their day in the news. _________________________. First, the “fringe” is encouraged by the party as a strategy to appeal to more extreme elements within the party and to polarise politics. Second, and more specific to the right wing, some believe that these individuals’ provocative actions and remarks are indicative of the government’s tacit support for Hindutva principles. 
     
    A.
    There are two reasons of the palpable polarization in politics.
    B.
    There are also local politicians who have misperceived favourable responses or miscalculated the impacts of their actions.
    C.
    There are two widely held explanations for such activism.
    D.
    In our view, this results from a systemic problem with our politics.
    E.
    Their two actions have served to embarrass the BJP and the Central government.

  • 3.
    Traditional pharmacies have been knocking at the doors of the government for some time now as they face intense competition from e-pharmacies. Their profit margins and market share have faced pressure in recent years from e-pharmacies that often offer medicines at cheaper prices. ____________________________. The AIOCD has repeatedly accused e-pharmacies of a wide range of malpractices, including selling fake drugs and enabling self-medication. The organisation has been citing these issues to seek a ban on the sale of drugs online.
     
    A.
    While this has improved the accessibility of drugs to a wider population, the concern of traditional pharmacists too is easy to understand.
    B.
    The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare proposed the setting up of an e-portal to track and regulate the sale of drugs across the retail chain. 
    C.
    The risks associated with e-pharmacies, especially when it comes to the dispensation of prescription drugs without the necessary checks, cannot be taken lightly.
    D.
    However, the Ministry’s plan on regulating e-pharmacies is a rather outdated one.
     
    E.
    But perhaps the only thing clear from the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD)’s demands is its intention to protect the business interests of traditional brick-and-mortar pharmacies.

  • 4.
    With the direction of global headwinds remaining uncertain, growth in government spending budgeted to be lower this year compared to last year, and private investment virtually absent, the lowering GDP numbers should serve as a reality check. _____________________________. While the government has vigorously underlined its reform achievements of the last three years, such as the Goods and Services Tax that rolls out in July, a mission-mode reforms reboot is urgently needed. And that can only begin if the problem is suitably acknowledged by policymakers.
     
    A.
    While lower inflation and growth may soften the RBI’s outlook, there is little that monetary policy alone can do at this juncture to revive animal spirits.
    B.
    Returning to the 8% growth mark is going to be a big challenge.
    C.
    In fact, the only reason the 7.1% estimate has held up is because growth for the previous quarters was revised upwards.
    D.
    Private consumption grew at the slowest pace in five quarters, even as construction and manufacturing activities dipped sharply.
    E.
    Yet, whichever way one looks at it, the note ban seems to have exacerbated the problem, particularly for India’s large informal economy that the poor depend on, as even the World Bank has now noted.

  • 5.
    The United States currently gives an impression of being at war with itself. This stems from a series of charges and countercharges levied against President Donald Trump and his advisers, including that of collusion with the Russians, who are accused of meddling with the presidential election. _____________________________. Meanwhile, the kaleidoscopic nature of the changes taking place in the top echelons of the new administration is hardly helping matters. The peremptory actions of the President, such as the dismissal of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey, has only aggravated this situation. Almost every step taken by the new administration is leading to partisan rows. 
     
    A.
    One of the principal charges against members of the Trump team is that they maintained improper contact with Russian diplomats.
    B.
    The media and intelligence agencies are far from impartial in their behaviour.
    C.
    Several probes have already been launched in this connection.
    D.
    Barack Obama, Mr. Trump’s predecessor, is by contrast credited currently with many more virtues than at any time when he was in office.
    E.
    What has led to a fractured society in the U.S. today carries a message for democracies everywhere.

 
 
Practise new pattern English Questions quizzes based on Paragraph Completion, Connect the sentences, Jumbled Sentences, Sentence Completion, Pick the Odd Sentence, etc for all IBPS exams for free. Get daily english quiz, new pattern english questions for bank exams, questions asked in IBPS PO exam, practise questions for IBPS Clerk Mains exam, Paragraph Completion Questionsfor bank exam, Phrase Connectors, etc.