SBI PO Prelims 2017: Cloze Test and Double Fillers – Set 8

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

Direction 1-5: Each sentence below has two blanks, each blank
indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each
blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
1. The recent ______ in the IPO
market offers some hope, but good valuations so far have been reserved mainly
for fancied _________such as consumer products and healthcare.
a) Revival, sectors
b) Introduction, utilities.
c) Task, fragments.
d) Solutions, sections.
e) Task, sectors.
2. This insight _______   in bed side tests for nerve _______ and
a) Envisioned, related.
b) Resulted, damage.
c) Helped, related.
d) Fruitful, damage.
e) Introduced, problems.
3. In medicine, electrolyte
__________  is needed when a patient has
prolonged vomiting or diarrhoea, and as a _________ to strenuous athletic
a) Dosage, counteract.
b) Replacement, defense.
c) Replacement, response.
d) Transfer, help
e) Cell, response.
4. Bicarbonate serves a ______
biochemical role in the _______  pH
buffering system.
a) Important, beneficiary.
b) Vital, main.
c) Crucial, physiological.
d) Sympathetic, biological.
e) Minor, human.
5. In fighting, _______ one’s
forehead into one’s opponent is ______ a Headbutt.
a) Hitting, called.
b) Slamming, termed.
c) Hitting, termed.
d) Slamming, known.
e) Hitting, referred.
Direction 6-10: 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, are suggested, one of which fits the blank
appropriately. Find out the word in each case.
Meanwhile, cement capacity   _______(6)  is  _______
(7)    to go up by 8% and touch 395 mt by
2017 and swell to 421mt the following year. The industry’s capacity has gone up
almost three times since the 1990s. By 2020, domestic capacity is expected to
rise to 550 mt. But even then, it would only be about half the size of the
Chinese cement  _______ (8)   . However, Indian producers maintain that in
terms of   _______ (9)     use and productivity, their operations are
better. If that is indeed the case, it is time Indian cement makers gainfully _______
(10)    their domestic presence to
acquire a global footprint.
6. (a) globally    (b) normally       (c) nationally          (d) usually          (e) effectively.
7. (a)    estimated        (b)    
predicted          (c)    projected           (d)    considered         (e)   
8. (a)  company  
(b) institution    (c)   industry  
(d) structure (e)    circle.   
9. (a)     aid   
(b)  demand     (c)  
work       (d)    profit      
(e)     resource.
10. (a)    leverage         (b)  
hamper    (c)    aid 
(d)   achieves       (e)  

Answers & Solutions – Tap to show
1. (a) Option d is closest to the meaning but since the word recent I used revival fits in best.
2. (b)Option fits best.
3. (c) Defense doesn’t make sense; response does.
4. (c) Option fits the best.
5. (b) A process is explained so ‘termed’ will be used and ‘slamming’ is a sports related term.
6. (c)  Option fits well.
7. (c)As a rising number is mentioned.
8. (c).Option gives meaning to the structure.
9. (e) Option fits well.
10. (a)Leverage means using the capital here.


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