English Quiz on Cloze Test for SBI & IBPS Exams

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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. Please try to give answers in the comment box, soon we will published the correct answers.

Directions (1-10): 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.

After ten years of (1)
inflation, prices have spiked 7.5% in the third week of July. This looks
scary-after all, Indians had got used to prices crawling up by 2% in the last
two years, and a 10-year average inflation rate of about 5%-but you shouldn’t
worry. This burst of inflation is the result of three factors that have come
together unexpectedly, are unlikely to (2) for long and are unlikely to (3)
up together again.  

A (4) rise in global oil prices, a monsoon that
arrived late and a spike in global metal prices. North Sea crude has crossed
$42 per barrel, driven up by low petroleum (5) and soaring demand in the
US as war production heats up.

Oil markets are also
spooked by the (6) of Russian oil supplies falling on the back of the
Yukos- Sibneft probe. There’s little that the government can do to (7)
users from soaring oil prices-indeed, it shouldn’t, if it wants to (8)
efficiency. Higher trans-port costs have pushed up rates of vegetables and
fruits; farm produce could also get affected by rains that arrived too late for
kharif sowing. China is (9) up steel and other metals from all over the
world to (10) a construction boom ahead of the 2008 Olympics, making
metal prices soar all over the world and sparking inflation in India.

1. (1) mere                    

(2)
moderate                    

(3) retarding
                    

(4) vehement         

 (5) dull

2.
(1) obstinate            

(2)
constitute                    

(3) persist
                         

(4) repeat                

(5) normalize

3.
(1) go                          

(2)
scramble                     

(3) mount                           

(4) yield                     

(5) crop

4.
(1) sustained           

(2)
suspicious                   

(3) horrific
                        

(4) erratic                

(5) favourable

5.
(1) lists                      

(2)
trades                           

(3)
services                        

(4) inventories        

(5) details

6.
(1) prospect             

(2)
progress                      

(3) view                              

(4) extent                  

(5) deposit

7.
(1) support               

(2)
ignore                           

(3)
propel                           

(4) prolong               

(5)
insulate

8.
(1) position              

(2)
promote                       

(3) process
                        

(4) pass                      

(5) form

9.
(1) hurrying             

(2)
passing                         

(3)
pairing                         

(4) gobbling             

(5)
throwing

10. (1) keep                     

(2)
make                             

(3) feed
                              

(4) grow                    

(5) fight

Answers:

1 (2)

2 (3)

3 (5)

4 (3)

5 (2)

6 (3)

7 (5)

8 (2)

9 (4)

10 (2)

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