Monday, 21 May 2018

Daily English Quiz - 22nd May 2018

Directions (1-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are to be filled with the options given below. Find out the appropriate pair of words in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering the meaning of the statement.

Information technology is not just (1)......... markets; it is also making them (2).........., particularly for household consumers. From pretty much anywhere in the world, one can now (3)......... out goods and services, compare prices from multiple sellers, and give (4).......... shipping and delivery instructions, all with a mouse click or a screen tap. No doubt, this is a dream come true for anyone who (5).......... shopping in real, hands-on markets, with sellers (6).......... their wares on store shelves, on public squares, or along dusty roads. In many cases, routine purchases (7)........ long waits or (8)......... bargaining. But with online markets, savings are (9)......... in many dimensions, and transaction costs are (10)......... reduced at all stages of the process. Online markets have the (11)........ to improve consumer (12)......... substantially, by fueling competition on price, efficiency, and customer experience, whether through search engines or single platforms such as Amazon. And if consumers spend smaller shares of their (13).......... income on each purchase they make, they will have (14)......... to consume more, thus (15)........ overall economic activity.

(a) transmitting
(b) transplanting
(c) transforming
(d) transacting
(e) translucent

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S1. Ans.(c) Sol. transforming- changing

(a) dominating
(b) unilateral
(c) omniscient
(d) vanished
(e) ubiquitous

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S2. Ans.(e) Sol. ubiquitous- present everywhere

(a) purchase
(b) search
(c) get
(d) stole
(e) sell

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S3. Ans.(b) Sol. search- find

(a) detailed
(b) explained
(c) perfect
(d) complete
(e) absolute

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S4. Ans.(a) Sol. detailed- thorough

(a) grew away
(b) grew up
(c) grew out
(d) grew in
(e) grew off

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S5. Ans.(b) Sol. grew up- to start to develop

(a) spreading
(b) staring
(c) demanding
(d) displaying
(e) decorating

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S6. Ans.(d) Sol. displaying- showing off

(a) required
(b) acquired
(c) retired
(d) consisted
(e) contained in

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S7. Ans.(a) Sol. required- essential; needed

(a) intensive
(b) unhealthy
(c) extensive
(d) healthy
(e) contracted

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S8. Ans.(c) Sol. extensive- that which is extended

(a) resided
(b) spreading
(c) plotted
(d) generated
(e) manufactured

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S9. Ans.(d) Sol. generated- to produce

(a) bluntly
(b) sharply
(c) blatantly
(d) rudely
(e) completely

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S10. Ans.(b) Sol. sharply- pertaining to precision

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