English Language: Quiz on Fill in the blanks & Cloze Test for BOB, SBI & IBPS Exams

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The quiz on fill in the blanks and cloze test, provided here, will help you prepare for the upcoming exams. Please try to give answers in the comment box; soon we will publish the correct answers.

Directions: (1-5): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank which best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

1. Behaving in a ……………. and serious way, even in a ………. situation, makes people respect you.

(1) calm, difficult                     

(2) steady, angry

(3) flamboyant, tricky           

(4) cool, astounding

(5) silly, sound

2. Along with a sharp rise in …………… , a recession would eventually result in more men, women, and children living in ……….

(1) crime, apathy                    

(2) fatalities, poor

(3) deaths, slums                    

(4) unemployment, poverty

(5) migrations, streets

3. The governments has …………. to provide financial aid to the one ……… by severe floods in the city.

(1) desired, troubled             

(2) promised, havoc

(3) failed, affected                   

(4) wanted, struck

(5) decided, ill

4. An airplane with……….. passengers on board made an unscheduled ………… as the airport to which it was heading

was covered with thick fog.

(1) irritable, slip                      

(2) faulty, stop

(3) variety, halt                        

(4) tons, wait

(5) numerous, landing

5. Deemed universities ………. huge fees, but have not been successful in providing …………… education to our students.

(1) collect, maintaining        

(2) pay, belted

(3) ask, good                              

(4) charge, quality

(5) demand, quantitative

Directions(6-15): 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 appropriate word in each case.

In economics, the term recession generally describes the reduction of a country’s Gross Domestic

Product (GDP) for at least two quarters. A recession is (6) by rising unemployment, increase in government borrowing, (7), of share and stock prices, and falling investment. All of these characteristics have effects on people. Some recessions have been anticipated by stock market declines. The real – estate market also usually (8) before a recession. During an economic decline, high (9) stocks such as financial services, pharmaceuticals and tobacco (10) to hold up better. However, when the economy starts to recover growth, stocks tend to recover faster. There is significant disagreement about how health care and utilities tend to (11).

In 2008, an economic recession was suggested by several important indicators of economic downturn. These (12) high oil prices, which led to (13) high food prices due to a dependence of food production on petroleum, as well as using food crop products such as ethanol and biodiesel as an (14) to petroleum; and global inflation; a substantial credit crisis investment blanks as well (15) as commercial banks in various, and signs of contemporaneous economic downturns in major economics of the world, a global recession.

6. (1) imagined              (2)depict             (3) shown

(4) visualized                (5) characterized

7. (1) Increase                (2) variance        (3) more

(4) decrease                 (5) abundance

8.  (1) weakens              (2) intiates          (3) awakens

(4) strengthens              (5) volatile

9.  (1) maintained         (2) yield               (3) heavy

(4) result                        (5) payment

10. (1) are                       (2) want               (3)tend

(4) yearn                        (5) made

11. (1) distribute             (2) recover          (3) wait

(4) increased                (5) fight

12. (1) meant                  (2) show              (3) numbered

(4) included                  (5) encompass

13. (1) fearful                 (2) dangerous    (3) abnormally

(4) healthy                     (5) nutritious

14. (1) alternative           (2) variant          (3) substitute

(4) element                    (5) integral

15. (1) wealthy              (2) costly             (3) stand

(4) created                  (5) established

Answers:

 1 (1)

2 (4)

3 (3)

4 (5)

5 (4)

Cloze Test Answers:

6 (5)

7 (4)

8 (1)

9 (2)

10 (3)

11 (2)

12 (4)

13 (3)

14 (1)

15 (5)

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