TEST – I : ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. For each blank five words have been suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
In the past couple ____1____ years, China had begun allowing encouraging, companies and people ____2____ invest more of their wealth overseas. Doing ____3____ helped reduce deflationary pressures at home from chronic over investment and overcapacity ____4____ increased China’s influence around the world. But a tickle ____5____ money leaving China to buy houses and other overseas investments has become ____6____ flood this winter. The central bank has responded by trying for the past three weeks to slowly guide ____7____ currency down to help bolster exports and ____8____ make overseas investments seem more expensive ____9____ less appealing. This week, regulators also put in place a so called circuit breaker ____10____ that market, a mechanism that halts trading when shares fall too steeply.