Hello and welcome to exampundit . Here is a set of Cloze Test for the upcoming SBI PO Mains 2016.
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 appropriate word in each case.
One can do anything but __1__ the sorry __2__ Indian politics has come to! Our leadership has become __3__ of everything that __4__ decay and degeneration in the country’s socio-economic and political state of __5__. One really pities the politicians’ __6__ in claiming the calibre and eminence of the __7__ who led the __8__ for independence and __9__ the nation’s __10__ during the first two decades of free India.
1. (a) lament (b) reject (c) deny (d) accept (e) ascertain
2. (a) state (b) figure (c) fate (d) pass (e) disease
3. (a) symptomatic (b) critical (c) envious (d) devoid (e) abreast
4. (a) suggests (b) symbolises (c) roots out (d) signifies (e) reeks
5. (a) authority (b) opportunity (c) affairs (d) situation (e) present
6. (a) zeal (b) approach (c) loyalty (d) hypocrisy (e) stupidity
7. (a) persons (b) leaders (c) struggle (d) heroes (e) past
8. (a) role (b) team (c) struggle (d) cart (e) war
9. (a) guided (b) assisted (c) dovetailed (d) painted (e) drove
10. (a) future (b) destiny (c) missiles (d) movement (e) wheel