Cloze Test & Phrase Correction Quiz based on SBI PO Prelims 2017 – Set 4

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The order is welcome. It will curb an undemocratic,
authoritarian trend through the 1970s and 1980s, when the Centre used Article
356 to topple elected state governments on its whim. In 1994, a nine-judge      committee  (1)   
 of the SC put paid to this     undemocratic (2)     practice
by ruling that the only place to judge whether the ruling party had a majority
was on the floor of the House. It also made the imposition of Article 356,
President’s rule, contingent on a ‘Constitutional breakdown’, subject to
judicial review. This is a powerful check on the     provided
(3)     machinations of the Centre. The SC has
proved a worthy foil to     counter (4)      excess once again, the last time
being its intervention in Uttarakhand. For the BJP-led government at the
Centre, the Court verdict comes as a setback.    between  (5)    
 January and March, 2016, it
used Article 356 in Arunachal and Utttarakhand.
1. (a) desk    (b) process
(c) bench         (d) power              (e)  no correction required
2. (a)   
democratic      (b)     outrageous        (c)   
immoral           (d)     useful     (e)  no correction required
3. (a) political (b) economical              (c)   financial                 (d) employed           (e)    no correction required
4. (a)    
democratic   (b)  executive              (c) needed         (d)   
unnecessary     (e)  no correction required

5. (a)    
amongst   (b)  among              (c)  in        
(d)    upon     (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 word/phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically
correct ? If the
sentence is correct
as it is given and ‘No correction is required’, mark (E) as the answer.
6. Never the one to
mince words when it comes speaking his mind,
the captain criticised the hectic
of his team.
(A) comes to speaking
(B) comes and speaks
(C) comes to speak
(D) come for speak
(E) No correction required
7. Indians are far more transparent than the Americans.
(A) farther
(B) further more
(C) greater
(D) many more
(E) No correction required
8. He will not be
joining the rat race, which starts around this time every year as the board exams
draw a
(A) draw to close
(B) drawing a closure
(C) draw to a close
(D) draw a closer
(E) No correction required
9. Lights will go out
around the world with hundreds of people sets to
take part in the Earth Hour
change campaign.
(A) set to take part
(B) set to be part
(C) sets for taking part
(D) set for part
(E) No correction required
10. With nasty viral
infections do the rounds in the city, you
should give all it takes to protect yourself.
(A) coming rounds
(B) round about
(C) doing the rounds
(D) done rounding
(E) No correction required


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