SBI PO Prelims 2017: Cloze Test – Set 8


Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here are two sets 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 model law also includes
____(1)___ on the maximum working hours per day for a worker, other than those
____(2)___ in high-tech areas such as information technology and biotechnology
(where they are free to salve away, presumably) and on providing women workers
with ____(3)___  and other requirements.
All this is welcome. However, it is not just employees whose safety and
security the state has to worry about, when it permits a 24×7 economy.
The patrons of all-night
bars/malls/restaurants also need security. This means that states will have to
step up their policing ____(4)___   ,
probably hiring more personnel and deploying more vehicles and communications
equipment. Be ready, in other words, to shell out more ____(5)___   to enable and safeguard your bit of the
globalised economy.
1. (a) stipulations   (b) restrictions       (c) agreements (d) validations    (e) offers.
2. (a)    residing    
(b)     using      (c)   
condemning  (d)    engaged (e)    thinking.    
3. (a)  transport  
(b) food  (c)   livestock       (d) clothing  (e)   
aid.   
4. (a)     activities   (b) 
methods      (c)   norms      
(d)    actions     (e)    
procedures.
5. (a)    opportunities   (b)  
work (c)    employment       (d)  
crops (e)   money.
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.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked
why these ____(1)___ just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,”
trainer said, “when they are very ____(2)___ and much smaller we use the same
size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow
up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the
rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was____(3)___. These
animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed
they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of
us go through life hanging onto a ____(4)___ that we cannot do something,
simply because we failed at it once before?
Failure is part of learning; we
should never give up the ____(5)___ in life.
1. (a) animals   (b) humans      (c)toys 
(d) creatures      (e) entities.
2. (a)   old     
(b)     small       (c)   
new  (d)    young 
(e)    naive.    
3. (a)  Perplexed  
(b) amused      (c)   shocked      
(d) scared (e)    happy.   
4. (a)     idea  
(b)  notion      (c)  
belief  (d)    believe      
(e)     truth.
5. (a)   goodness   
(b)   sleep     (c)  
struggle       (d)   sadness     
(e)   outlook.

Solutions – Tap to show
Set 1

1. (a)  Stipulation means a condition that is specified as a part of agreement.
2. (d)Because the rest options do not fit the structure.
3. (a).Passage talks about work so transport fits well.
4. (a) Option fits well.
5. (e) Option fits well..

Set 2

1. (a)  Because the rest options do not fit the structure.
2. (d) Other adjectives do not fit here.
3. (c) Because the rest options do not fit the structure.
4. (c) Option fits well.
5. (c) Option gives meaning to the structure

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