English Quiz on Cloze Test: Set – 16
Q.( 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 words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case.
The emergence of a recruitment document (1) written by Islamic State (IS) terrorists and calling for renewed attacks on India has once again (2) the need for Indian security agencies to remain on guard. The document — written in Urdu, sourced from Pakistan and authenticated by US intelligence officials re-emphasizes that attacking India remains the “holy grail of South Asian jihadis” as one security expert put it. Like every other initiative to normalize relations with Pakistan, the post-Ufa (3) in India-Pakistan relations is also being (4) tested. The IS document must be seen in this light. Alarm bells have already sounded in Punjab where peace was broken after a decade and half with the terror attack in Gurdaspur. Data in GPS sets recovered from the (5) terrorists show that they crossed from Pakistan. There is the possibility that more than one team may have crossed (6) and some terrorists remain at large. At the same time, the (7) of Yakub Memon`s hanging for the Mumbai bombings means that police forces all over the country are on high alert. With Independence Day (8) near and the possibility of NSA-level India-Pakistan talks in end-August still open, this is the time to be on full alert. While the (9) legal and moral debate over the hanging of Yakub Memon was par for the course in a vibrant democracy like India, it is now time for public restraint. This is neither the time for triumphalism by those who supported the hanging, nor for political opportunism by those who were against it. (10) Communal fires on either side at this point is irresponsible. While the wider debate on capital punishment can continue, it is time to move on from this case.
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