English Quiz for Bank Exams 2015 - Set 27 - Cloze Test and Sentence Rearrangements

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Directions (Q. 1-5): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/ phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case and mark your answer.

The uses of magic and religion to cure illnesses ____ (1) widespread in ancient Egypt. Their effectiveness was most ____ (2) due to the placebo effect - that is, people felt better just because they believed that incantations and magical ingredients were effective. Ingredients were sometimes selected because the ____ (3) had a characteristic that in some way corresponded to a symptom ____ (4) the patient. An ostrich egg, for example, was included in the treatment of a broken skull. Amulets were ____ (5) worn for magical purposes. One amulet, representing the girdle of Isis, was intended to stem the flow of blood at miscarriage.

1. (a) were (b) was (c) has (d) has been (e) was being

2. (a) possible (b) likely (c) probable (d) permit (e) protect

3. (a) recipe (b) cookery (c) ingredient (d) puree (e) pastry

4. (a) off (b) with (c) about (d) of (e) above

5. (a) often (b) frequent (c) repeat (d) habit (e) seldom

Directions (Q. 6-10): Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
A. The next century saw modest progress in the field after observing networks formed across several countries.
B. Those events are bound by the variables that exist in Earth's atmosphere; temperature, air pressure, water vapor, and the gradients and interactions of each variable, and how they change in time.
C. Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere.
D. It wasn't until after the development of the computer that significant breakthrough in weather forecast was achieved.
E. Meteorological phenomena are observable weather events which illuminate, and are explained by the science of meteorology.
F. Studies in the field stretch back millennia, though significant progress in meteorology did not occur until the 18th century.

6. What is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
(a) C (b) B (c) D (d) E (e) A

7. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
(a) A (b) B (c) E (d) D (e) C

8. What is the LAST sentence after rearrangement?
(a) A (b) C (c) B (d) E (e) D

9. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
(a) B (b) C (c) D (d) E (e) A

10. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
(a) A (b) B (c) D (d) E (e) F

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