SBI PO Prelims 2017: Cloze Test – Set 5


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

Set 1

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.
The court         (1)   
 out the absurdity of keeping
this law in force when there has been no real threat to the integrity of India,
or ‘armed rebellion’ in the region for     (2)    
 60 years. The EEVFAM, a
big-tent body of Manipuri human rights organisations the main petitioner,
presented records of 1,528 ‘encounter killings’ by armed forces, in the last
35-odd years. One damning     (3)       came from the SC-appointed Santosh Hegde commission,
which probed six such killings in 2013. It concluded that each was an
‘encounter’, where no security        (4)         were under any threat. The SC says,
“ordinarily our armed forces should not be used against our countrymen and
women.” It rebuts the government’s defence by arguing that even if people are             (5)   
 
to be insurgents, or caught
with weapons, they should be subject to fair trial, not killed with
overwhelming force.
1. (a) points    (b)
draws       (c) projects           (d) carries               (e) shows.
2. (a)    not   (b)   
even      (c)   
almost      (d)    just          (e)   
as.    
3. (a)  order   (b) circumstance     (c)  
verdict     (d) consequence     (e)   
shock.    
4. (a)     guards   (b) 
officers      (c)   check        
(d)    personnel       (e)    
department.
5. (a)    used       (b)  
asked      (c)    suspected 
  (d)   perceived 
 (e)   made.
Set 2

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.
India has a
peculiar       (1)        with pulses. It is in demand from lots of
Indians who seek to raise their protein intake, a corollary of rising          (2)   
 in a country with lots of
poor people, but cannot afford meat or avoid it for cultural      (3)       
. The consumption of pulses in the country is over 22 million tonnes
and rising. Output never crosses 19 million tonnes, the       (4)    
 is met from imports. No other
country consumes pulses on India’s scale.    (5)      
 countries have to produce to
satisfy Indian demand. Any dip in output or imports results in inflation. This
has to be tackled.
1. (a)
solution    (b) method       (c) process           (d) problem                (e) system.
2. (a)    salaries               (b)    money          (c)   
incomes        (d)    lifestyle          (e)   
prices.
3. (a)  explanations  
(b) reasons               
(c)   ways               (d) obligations            (e)    improvement.   
4. (a)     balance  
(b)  praise              (c)   raise       
(d)    product       (e)    
outcome.
5. (a)    exporting     (b)  
developed             (c)    leading              (d)   farming  
(e)   manufacturing.

Winners:
Udit – 7/10
Kunal – 6/10

Answers & Solutions – Tap to show

Set 1

  1. (a)  Option fits well.
  2. (c) Option fits well.
  3. (c) Verdict comes from a court.
  4. (d) Option fits well.
  5. (c) Option gives meaning to the structure

Set 2

  1. (d) Because the rest options do not fit the structure.
  2. (c) Income can rise in context of the passage.
  3. (b) Option gives meaning to the structure.
  4. (a) Option fits well.
  5. (a)Exporting fits best giving meaning to the passage.

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