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English Language: Quiz on Cloze Test – I

Dear readers,

In  Banking, Insurance and SSC examinations, English Language
section cover a range of topics like Fill in the blank, Cloze test, Spotting error etc. 

In Cloze Test, generally a passage is provided
with 10 or 12 spaces and these types of questions are asked to judge the
candidates vocabulary power, grammatical knowledge, and common sense. So
here we are providing you a quiz on Cloze test topic which help you in your preparation.

Paragraph taken from The Hindu newspaper.

Directions (1-10): Please read the paragraph carefully and fill
up the spaces with most appropriate words provided in options.

Unfortunately,
borders in today’s world cannot be defended by (1) of character nor wars won by dedication, training, discipline
and bravery alone. Without technological superiority, our country remains (2), entailing disproportionate levels
of sacrifice on the part of our valiant armed forces. The Kargil war exemplified
this (3) reality. For far too long,
indecisiveness in defence procurements, based on a play safe approach, has
resulted in the armed forces suffering with suboptimal hardware. This is truly
a travesty.

The (4) of war is never certain. However,
success in warfare in our age is greatly (5) by technological superiority, information systems and the quality and precision
of weaponry. We owe it to our men and women in uniform to give them the
best-of-class military hardware.

Most submarines currently (6)
by the Indian Navy are past their operational life, while the Indian Air Force
is still saddled with MiG-21 aircraft of 1970s vintage. India has great power
ambitions, and with (7). We are
seeking a permanent seat in the UN Security Council and India is (8) to be the world’s third largest
economy by 2024. Yet, unlike all other (9)
powers in the world, India remains the largest importer of defence hardware in
the world. Nearly three-quarters of all our (10) defence equipment is sourced from abroad.

1. (1) Boldness

(2) Strength

(3) Infirmity

(4) Weakness

(5) Capability

2. (1) Safe

(2) Secure

(3) Vulnerable

(4) Indigent

(5) Unsusceptible

3. (1) Harsh

(2) Sour

(3) Pliable

(4) Vague

(5) Humane

4. (1) Product

(2) Intensify

(3) Origin

(4) Outcome

(5) Emphasize

5. (1) Favor

(2) Impeded

(3) Aided

(4) Encouraged

(5) Hinder

6. (1) Influenced

(2) Operated

(3) Destroyed

(4) Enforced

(5) Run

7. (1) Faith  

(2) Performance

(3) Production

(4) Justification

(5) Accordance

8. (1) Projected

(2) Estimate

(3) Valued

(4) Drafted

(5) Studious

9. (1) Sensitive

(2) Developing

(3) Obedient

(4) Major

(5) Minor

10. (1) Minor

(2)  Controlled

(3) Critical

(4) Captive

(5) Developed

Answers:

Qs 1 (2)   Qs 2 (3)  
Qs 3 (1)  Qs 4 (4)  Qs 5 (3) 

Qs 6
(2)  Qs 7 (4)   Qs 8 (1) 
Qs 9 (4)  Qs 10 (3)

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