English Quiz for Bank Exams 2015 – Set 31 – Cloze Test

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Directions (Q. 1 – 10): 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
The habit of ____ (1) is one of the ____ (2) resources of mankind and
we enjoy reading books that belong to us much more ____ (3) if they are
borrowed. A borrowed book is like a ____ (4) in the house; it must be treated
with punctiliousness, with a certain considerate formality. You must see that
it sustains no damage; it must not suffer while under ____ (5) roof. You cannot
leave it carelessly, you cannot mark it, you cannot ____ (6) the pages, mark
it, you cannot use it familiarly and then some day though it is ____ (7) done,
you ought to return it. But your books belong to you; you treat them with that
affectionate ____ (8) that annihilates formality. Books are for use not for
____ (9). You should own no book that you are afraid to mark up, or afraid to
place on the table, wide open and ace down. A good reason for marking favourite
passages in books is that this practice ____ (10) you to remember more easily
the significant sayings, to refer to them quickly, and then in later years, it
is like visiting a forest where you once blazed a trial.
1. (a) reading (b) playing (c) singing (d) travelling (e)
2. (a) great (b) greet (c) grating (d) greatest (e) grant
3. (a) then (b) to (c) than (d) from (e) with
4. (a) host (b) ghost (c) friend (d) foe (e) guest
5. (a) you (b) your (c) your’s (d) whom (e) whose
6. (a) turn in (b) turn at (c) turn down (d) turn upon (e)
turn up
7. (a) often (b) frequent (c) seldom (d) ever (e) rare
8. (a) intimacy (b) close (c) relation (d) confident (e)
9. (a) exhibit (b) store (c) disusing (d) show (e) familiar
10. (a) enables (b) ensure (c) guarantee (d) promise (e)


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