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Saturday, March 18, 2017

SBI PO Prelims 2017: Cloze Test - Set 5




Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here are two set of English Quiz for SBI PO Prelims on Cloze Test.


Set 1

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, are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the word in each case.

The court         (1)     out the absurdity of keeping this law in force when there has been no real threat to the integrity of India, or ‘armed rebellion’ in the region for     (2)      60 years. The EEVFAM, a big-tent body of Manipuri human rights organisations the main petitioner, presented records of 1,528 ‘encounter killings’ by armed forces, in the last 35-odd years. One damning     (3)       came from the SC-appointed Santosh Hegde commission, which probed six such killings in 2013. It concluded that each was an ‘encounter’, where no security        (4)         were under any threat. The SC says, “ordinarily our armed forces should not be used against our countrymen and women.” It rebuts the government’s defence by arguing that even if people are             (5)     to be insurgents, or caught with weapons, they should be subject to fair trial, not killed with overwhelming force.


1. (a) points    (b) draws       (c) projects           (d) carries               (e) shows.

2. (a)    not   (b)    even      (c)    almost      (d)    just          (e)    as.    

3. (a)  order   (b) circumstance     (c)   verdict     (d) consequence     (e)    shock.    

4. (a)     guards   (b)  officers      (c)   check         (d)    personnel       (e)     department.

5. (a)    used       (b)   asked      (c)    suspected    (d)   perceived   (e)   made.

Set 2

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, are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the word in each case.

India has a peculiar       (1)        with pulses. It is in demand from lots of Indians who seek to raise their protein intake, a corollary of rising          (2)     in a country with lots of poor people, but cannot afford meat or avoid it for cultural      (3)        . The consumption of pulses in the country is over 22 million tonnes and rising. Output never crosses 19 million tonnes, the       (4)      is met from imports. No other country consumes pulses on India’s scale.    (5)        countries have to produce to satisfy Indian demand. Any dip in output or imports results in inflation. This has to be tackled.


1. (a) solution    (b) method       (c) process           (d) problem                (e) system.

2. (a)    salaries               (b)    money          (c)    incomes        (d)    lifestyle          (e)    prices.


3. (a)  explanations   (b) reasons                (c)   ways               (d) obligations            (e)    improvement.   

4. (a)     balance   (b)  praise              (c)   raise        (d)    product       (e)     outcome.


5. (a)    exporting     (b)   developed             (c)    leading              (d)   farming   (e)   manufacturing.


Winners:
Udit - 7/10
Kunal - 6/10



Answers & Solutions - Tap to show
Set 1

  1. (a)  Option fits well.
  2. (c) Option fits well.
  3. (c) Verdict comes from a court.
  4. (d) Option fits well.
  5. (c) Option gives meaning to the structure


Set 2

  1. (d) Because the rest options do not fit the structure.
  2. (c) Income can rise in context of the passage.
  3. (b) Option gives meaning to the structure.
  4. (a) Option fits well.
  5. (a)Exporting fits best giving meaning to the passage.










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