Cloze Test & Phrase Correction Quiz based on SBI PO Prelims 2017 – Set 3

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of English Quiz on the pattern came in SBI PO Prelims 2017.

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 model code of conduct places ___barricades__ (1) on the government initiating
welfare schemes and development projects in a constituency going to the polls.
But voters __
object _ (2) they would be rewarded later if they vote for the ruling
party. However, there is no guarantee that the __
distress___ (3) in a by-election would
hold in a general election. When voters sense an opportunity to throw out a
ruling party in a general election, and not just embarrass it as in a
by-election, they vote in a very ____
symptomatic___ (4) manner. While these by-elections
are thus cause for some celebration for those in power in the respective
States, they are by no means pointers to what ___
could___ (5) follow in a general
1. (a) restrictions (b) hurdle (c) obstacle (d)
impediment (e) no correction required
2. (a) aware (b) know (c) welfare (d) benefit (e) no correction required
3. (a) outcast (b) formality (c) results (d) affect (e)
no correction required
4. (a) new (b) creation (c) innovate (d) different (e)
no correction required

5. (a) must (b) may (c) have (d) shall (e) no correction required


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Directions (Q. 6 -10): Which of the phrases (a), (b), (c), and (d)
given below each sentence should replace
the phrase given in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically
correct? If there is no error mark (e)
correction required as your answer.

6. The union minister
said that all the States had been instructed
to have a contingency plan ready in
wake of a drought forecast this season.
(a) has being instructed
(b) were been instructed
(c) will been instructed
(d) has been instructed
(e) No correction required
7. The attendance for
the movie release yesterday was sparse and reviews
were negative.
(a) releasing
(b) will release
(c) released
(d) was released
(e) No correction required
8. Singles and albums
will be released on Friday upon.
(a) from now on
(b) together
(c) from know
(d) from within
(e) No correction required
9. Millions of people
across the world could affect by cyber
(a) will affect
(b) would effect
(c) can effect
(d) were affected
(e) No correction required
10. In the heaviest
commercial launch of it’s formation, the
Indian Space Research Organization’s PSLV
on Friday launched five satellites.
(a) since its inception
(b) from it beginning
(c) with an initiation
(d) at the starting
(e) No correction required


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