English : Cloze Test for Upcoming Exams– Set 51

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In the passage given below there are 5 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Even blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the work given in bold after the blank is your answer i.e “No change required

TWO of the first things that strike visitors to China are irritants to which some residents have become (1)  (trained) : bad air and poor internet service. For those with money to spare, a (very expensive) solution to the first problem is to buy air purifiers. For the second the solution is much cheaper and, until recently, far more visibly effective: a “virtual private network” (VPN), a software service that tunnels through the government’s extensive (2)  (traverse) to content it dislikes.

Selling air purifiers remains a growth industry in China, but the VPN business is in (3)  (tranquil). For years internet censors largely (4)  (blocked) it, perhaps because users of paid VPN services were, at first, mostly foreign residents. In recent weeks, however, the government has changed tack. It has been making unusually strenuous efforts to block access to VPNs. Foreign companies which provide them have been warning customers that these problems will persist as China’s countermeasures become ever more (5)  (sophisticated).

The censors have also been speaking more openly about their efforts to protect China’s “cyber-space sovereignty”. On January 27th Wen Ku, a senior official in the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that the country needed “new methods to tackle new problems” in its management of the internet. State media have suggested that offering VPN services in China without registering should be seen as illegal, even though the companies that do it are based abroad and are (6)  (not obeying) laws in their own countries.

Without these services, China’s 649m internet users are (7)  (boycotted in) all manner of forbidden fruit, including sites covering sensitive political topics as well as social media such as Facebook and Twitter. It may be tempting for China’s regulators to think of this as merely a (8)  (terror) to foreigners, who can be safely left to steam over their inability to get on to YouTube. But it is also causing serious disruption to many Chinese users, who wish to heed the government’s call to boost innovation and who need to collaborate with foreign colleagues in business or academia. It represents “a huge tax on efficiency”, says Duncan Clark, chairman of BDA, a Beijing-based technology consultancy.

Some Chinese officials, however, see the controls as good for business. They boast that blocking access to (9)  (swathes) of the internet has created the space for China’s internet giants such as Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu to prosper. Foreign companies suspect that China is using internet security as a pretext for protectionism. On January 28th 18 American industry groups complained to Chinese leaders about a “growing trend” in government policymaking towards limiting access by foreign information-technology firms to the Chinese market on “cyber-security” grounds. No such complaints have yet come from foreign manufacturers of air purifiers, which continue to sell like (10)  (VPN).

  1. A) soulless
    B) prone
    C) inured
    D) resistant
    E) No Change Required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : inured- accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant.
  2. A) clearance
    B) bypass
    C) difficulty
    D) obstacles
    E) No Change Required
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : the VPN service tunnels thorough i.e bypasses the obstacles i.e the settings of government to censure some part of internet.
  3. A) trouble
    B) burden
    C) lease
    D) indict
    E) No Change Required
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : The use of but shows that the condition of VPN is opposite to that of the condition of air purifier.
  4. A) authorized
    B) avoided
    C) tolerated
    D) disapproved
    E) No Change Required
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : Government will not authorize something that is wrong. So A) is not the answer. The next line says that: because users of paid VPN services were, at first, mostly foreign residents and the further next line says that the condition now is different and the government has made the rules stricter. IT means earlier the norms were not so difficult. So tolerate can be the word, as the government tolerated VPN as they were being used mostly by foreigners.  
  5. A) unrefined
    B) glutted
    C) straightforward
    D) indisposed
    E) No Change Required
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    Option E
    Explanation
    : sophisticated – developed to a high degree of complexity.
  6. A) not violating
    B) performing
    C) interdicting
    D) breaking
    E) No Change Required
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : the use of even though gives us an idea that China wants to bring those the abroad based VPN companies under its law even if they are not breaking the laws of their own country.
  7. A) encouraged for
    B) forwarded to
    C) blocked from
    D) violated to
    E) No Change Required
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation
    : without VPN users cannot access the blocked sites, hence they are blocked
  8. A) nuisance
    B) shame
    C) indent
    D) glory
    E) No Change Required
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : nuisance- thing causing inconvenience or annoyance.
  9. A) compilation
    B) travesty
    C) recur
    D) ribald
    E) No Change Required
    View Answer
    Option E
    Explanation
    : swathes- a broad strip or area of something; swathes of internet- a limited internet
  10. A) hot cakes
    B) easily
    C) unopposed
    D) drop box
    E) No Change Required
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation
    : sell like a hot cake (idiom)- very quickly and effortlessly

 

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6 Thoughts to “English : Cloze Test for Upcoming Exams– Set 51”

  1. Myra

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