March 31, 2017

Cloze Test #3 - General English for IBPS & SBI PO exams

General English for IBPS & SBI PO, IBPS & SBI Clerk, NICL AO, RBI, LIC, RRB, CSAT, SSC CGL exams

Questions (1-5): Fill the blanks with the appropriate words from the given options

Saeed, who has a $10 million __1__ placed on his head by the United States, is often __2__ by India as the “mastermind” of the Mumbai terror attacks, which resulted in the deaths of 166 people, including several Americans. He has been __3__ at least four times between 2002 and 2009, but was let go after a few months in __4__. The popular jihadist can still attract large crowds with his anti-America and anti-India __5__.

  1.  
    1. Economy
    2. Income
    3. Return
    4. Bounty
    5. None of these
  2.  
    1. Disregarded
    2. Cited
    3. Overlooked
    4. Reference
    5. None of these
  3.  
    1. Apprehended
    2. Liberated
    3. Restrain
    4. Emancipated
    5. None of these
  4.  
    1. Dispatch
    2. Setback
    3. Detention
    4. Liberation
    5. None of these
  5.  
    1. Assault
    2. Diatribes
    3. Citation
    4. Honor
    5. None of these
Cloze Test - General English for IBPS & SBI PO, IBPS & SBI Clerk, NICL AO, LIC, RBI, RRB, CSAT, SSC CGL exams
Questions (6-10)

Some __6__ and political __7__ have generally been assumed to play a role in the selection of Padma awards. But there will be few who can __8__ that this year’s relatively short list made space to acknowledge the extraordinary work of ordinary people. There has been some disgruntled __9__ of the awards process, most notably from the badminton player Jwala Gutta and the multiple-time billiards world champion Pankaj Advani, but the government has put forward a stout __10__.
  1.  
    1. Optimism
    2. Doubter
    3. Idealism
    4. Cynicism
    5. None of these
  2.  
    1. Cosmopolitan
    2. World
    3. Worldliness
    4. Naive
    5. None of these
  3.  
    1. Deny
    2. Adopt
    3. Dispute
    4. Confirm
    5. None of these
  4.  
    1. Study
    2. Estimation
    3. Guess
    4. Criticism
    5. None of these
  5.  
    1. Assault
    2. Defence
    3. Reason
    4. Weapon
    5. None of these
Questions (11-15)

Haque, 52, a tea garden worker ____ Rs 5,000 a month, found himself at Rashtrapati Bhavan to receive a Padma Shri. Having lost his mother to a heart attack, Haque made it his life’s work to ensure people in need from his village in West Bengal could get to hospital ____. He converted his motorcycle into a ____ ambulance for the purpose. Sometimes, a journey of 15 kilometres was required; when the river was in ____, a 45 km ____. In two decades, he has taken 3,500 people to hospital, saving hundreds of lives. “That someone should call me to Delhi to give me an award,” he says, “is like a dream.”
  1.  
    1. Making
    2. Stuffing
    3. Material
    4. Preparing
    5. None of these
  2.  
    1. Readily
    2. Instant
    3. Quickly
    4. Lazily
    5. None of these
  3.  
    1. Crude
    2. Rudimentary
    3. Sophisticated
    4. Advanced
    5. None of these
  4.  
    1. Spate
    2. Scant
    3. Drought
    4. Undersupply
    5. None of these
  5.  
    1. Embrace
    2. Welcome
    3. Detour
    4. Avoid
    5. None of these

Answers

  1. 4
  2. 2
  3. 1
  4. 3
  5. 2
  6. 4
  7. 3
  8. 1
  9. 4
  10. 2
  11. 1
  12. 3
  13. 2
  14. 1
  15. 3

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