Selecting words and phrases and idioms - Verbal ability online test - Part 4

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Complete the following sentences with the most appropriate words/phrases with reference to grammar, idioms, proverbs and syntax.

31. Fears of surging food prices are ___________________ because food stocks are at a record high of 78 millions tonnes.

a.) baseless
b.) useless
c.) unreasonable
d.) unrequired

ANSWER : unreasonable

32. _____________ of a good monsoon and high rainfall in the first two weeks of the season have further raised expectations on the food front.

a.) Forecasts
b.) Assumptions
c.) Expectation
d.) Presumption

ANSWER : Forecasts

33. Moreover, food prices have very little to do with food policies that allow government to ____________huge amounts of grain, distort markets and derail private trade.

a.) produce
b.) hoard
c.) hide
d.) thief

ANSWER : hoard

34. , grain prices soar despite record harvests and huge surplus stocks.

a.) At last
b.) Consequently
c.) Effectively
d.) Finally

ANSWER : Consequently

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