Cloze Test Questions for Banking Exams
Cloze Test Questions for Banking Exams
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Cloze Test Questions For Banking Exams

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English Language Cloze Test Questions for Banking Exams | Set- 15


Directions:(1-5) In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five options are given. Find out the appropriate word which fits the blank appropriately.

Food inflation adversely (1) ______________ the country in 2013 and 2014 consecutively. Curbing the prices of goods is essential in order to attain revival from the (2) _____________ in economic growth. Food bills already consume 35% of household incomes. Inflation, as pointed, out by economists, occurred due to weak monsoon needed for the cultivation of summer crops. (3) ______________ being the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables after China, India suffers from shortages, owing to the lack of efficient cold storage and transport facilities. RBI Governor though, has promised to cut down inflation to 8% by 2015. All measures to (4) ______________ inflation would be successful only if the middle men in the supply chain are (5) _______________ from carrying out their nefarious activities. Only then we cannot lose out on onions and tomatoes on our dinner plates.

1. Choose the correct option for (1):

  1. effected
  2. troubling
  3. affected
  4. kept
  5. assumed

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Correct Answer: C. affected

Explanation: The given paragraph is describing the alarming situation of “Food Inflation in the country.” Thus, the most suitable word for the given blank is “affected” which means ‘acted upon’.
(a) Effected means brought about
(b) Troubling means to make somebody worried
(d) Kept means to continue to be in a particular state or position
(e) Assumed means to accept or believe that something is true even though you have no proof; to expect something to be true.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer choice.

2. Choose the correct option for (2):

  1. slowdown
  2. rise
  3. stopping
  4. upgradation
  5. acceleration

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Correct Answer: A. slowdown

Explanation:The given paragraph is describing the alarming situation of “Food Inflation in the country.” Thus, the most suitable word for the given blank is “slowdown”.
(b) Rise means an increase in an amount, a number or a level
(c) Stopping means to stop
(d) Upgradation means the action or process of raising something to a higher standard, grade, or rank. (e) Acceleration means the speed is changing, but not always
Hence, option (a) is the correct answer choice.

3. Choose the correct option for (3):

  1. even
  2. as
  3. despite
  4. despite of
  5. on

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Correct Answer: C. despite

Explanation:The given paragraph is describing the alarming situation of “Food Inflation in the country.” Thus, the most suitable word for the given blank is “despite”.
Hence, option (c) is the correct answer choice.

4. Choose the correct option for (4):

  1. promoting
  2. encouraged
  3. spur
  4. push
  5. curb

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Correct Answer: E. curb

Explanation: The given paragraph is describing the alarming situation of “Food Inflation in the country.” Thus, the most suitable word for the given blank is “curb” which means ‘to limit or control something, especially something bad.’
(a) Promoting means to encourage something; to help something to happen or develop
(b) Encourage means to give hope, support or confidence to somebody
(c) Spur means something that encourages you to do something or that makes something happen more quickly
(d) Push means to use force to move somebody
Hence, option (e) is the correct answer choice.

5. Choose the correct option for (5):

  1. tolerated
  2. venial
  3. barred
  4. allowed
  5. authorized

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Correct Answer: C. barred

Explanation: The given paragraph is describing the alarming situation of “Food Inflation in the country.” Thus, the most suitable word for the given blank is “barred” which means ‘to close something with a bar or to block a road.’
(a) Tolerate means to allow or accept something that you do not like or agree with
(b) Venial means of a kind that can be remitted
(d) Allow means to give permission for somebody/something to do something or for something to happen
(e) Authorized means having official permission for something or for somebody to do something
Hence, we can say that it suits the blank properly and option (c) is the correct answer choice.

Directions:(6-10) Given below is a paragraph that has blank spaces. Corresponding to each blank, five options are given, out of which only one is appropriate. Choose the option that fits most suitably in the given blank making sentence grammatically and contextually correct.

Masked living for the last 10 months to stave off the novel coronavirus has _________ (6) questions: of the purpose and the meaning of life. Some of the most memorable ___________ (7) of life flow from connection. But we covered our mouth and nose and kept a distance from others for most part of last year. Is ____________ (8) and doing some work for it the sole purpose of life? The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to live ___________ (9) lives for most part of the last year. Reflection is more conscious during such________ (10). I too underwent isolation and reflection. What is the purpose of life and is there meaning to the way we are living? Such questions filled our minds. Life has been unmasked as we masked ourselves to survive.

6. Choose the correct option for (6):

  1. reject
  2. evade
  3. raised
  4. warned
  5. criticism

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Correct Answer: C. raised

Explanation: The above given passage talks about the impacts like wearing a mask and social distancing and, how our lives have been changed due to pandemic. Hence the correct word for the first blank will be “raised”. Reject means to refuse to accept somebody/something.
Warned means to tell somebody about something unpleasant or dangerous. Evade means to avoid meeting somebody/something. Criticism means what you think is bad about somebody/something.

7. Choose the correct option for (7):

  1. variant
  2. grapple
  3. revoke
  4. jumble
  5. moments

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Correct Answer: E. moments

Explanation: The above given passage talks about the impacts like wearing a mask and social distancing and, how our lives have been changed due to pandemic. Hence the correct word for the second blank will be “moments” which means ‘a very short period of time’. Variant means a slightly different form or type of something. Grapple means to get hold of somebody/something. Revoke means to officially cancel something so that it is no longer valid. Jumble means to mix things together in a confused and untidy way.

8. Choose the correct option for (8):

  1. acquire
  2. labelling
  3. noticing
  4. survival
  5. rebel

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Correct Answer: D. survival

Explanation: The above given passage talks about the impacts like wearing a mask and social distancing and, how our lives have been changed due to pandemic. Hence, the correct word for the third blank will be “survival” which means ‘living or continuing longer’. Acquire means to obtain or buy something. Labelling means to fix a label or write information on something. Rebel means a person who fights against his/her country’s government because he/she wants things to change.

9. Choose the correct option for (9):

  1. restricted
  2. defining
  3. hardships
  4. evolved
  5. rejoiced

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Correct Answer: A.  restricted

Explanation: The above given passage talks about the impacts like wearing a mask and social distancing and, how our lives have been changed due to pandemic. Hence, the correct word for the fourth blank will be “restricted” which means ‘controlled or limited’. Defining means to say exactly what a word or idea means. Hardships means the fact of not having enough money, food, etc. Evolve means to develop or to make something develop gradually. Rejoice means to feel or show great happiness.

10. Choose the correct option for (10):

  1. revisit
  2. concerning
  3. confinement
  4. integral
  5. enlighten

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Correct Answer: C. confinement

Explanation: The above given passage talks about the impacts like wearing a mask and social distancing and, how our lives have been changed due to pandemic. Hence the correct word for the fifth blank will be “confinement” which means ‘being kept in a small space’ Revisit means come back to or visit again. Concerning means on the subject of or in connection with; about. Integral means necessary to make a whole complete; essential or fundamental. Enlighten means give (someone) greater knowledge and understanding about a subject or situation.


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