English: Cloze Test for Upcoming Exams – Set 178

Directions(1-6): 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.

Every year we celebrate Women’s day on 8th march in an (1) to respect women, to empower and support them and inspire them to come up in their life. Women (2) strength, power and a ‘never give up’ attitude. We also know that there is no tool more effective for development as (3) of women. Women empowerment has become the need of the hour. It has become a matter of global concern. However, it is sad to observe that even after the guarantee of Indian constitution to maintain equality among men and women, there is less of it seen in the world we live in. Various schemes and initiatives are taken for women development and to promote gender (4). Still it is evident that there is lowest participation of women in workforce. Female safety and protection in public places, respect to women, their education and equal view of women and men in society is still (5). Schemes like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao have contributed in nation building. Various other programs are conducted to empower women. Attempts to eradicate inequality towards women have encountered strong resistances.

  1. Affront
    Achievement
    Effort
    Performance
    Preference
    Option C
    Affront – an action or remark that causes outrage or offence

     

  2. Symbolize
    Symbiosis
    Suggest
    Disincarnate
    Disembodied
    Option A
    The context of the given sentence with blank 2 implies that women tend to stand for several characteristics. Thus, option A which means ‘to be a symbol of’ is the best fit word for the given blank.

     

  3. Empowerment
    Sustainability
    Improvement
    Orientation
    Organisation
    Option A
    The sentence succeeding the sentence with blank 3 states that ‘women empowerment’ is the need of the hour. Thus, the sentence with the blank should have the word empowerment in it to maintain continuity. This makes option A the correct answer.

     

  4. Equity
    Equivocal
    Equilibrium
    Equanimity
    Equality
    Option E
    Equity – the value of the shares issued by a company.
    Equivocal – open to more than one interpretation
    Equilibrium – a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced.
    Equanimity – calmness and composure especially in a difficult situation

     

  5. Unquestionable
    Undoubted
    Irrefutable
    Questionable
    Indisputable
    Option D

     

  6. Directions(6-10): 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 words.

    This time, the slowdown is widespread, and felt _____ (6) the globe. It had _______ (7) the developing ones such as China, and India, too, ________ (8) the advanced economies. No ______ (9) is it possible for the developing nations to offset the tardy growth in the advanced countries. According to knowledgeable commentators, the Tokyo meetings ________ (10) a subtle but extremely important change in the intellectual stance of the world bodies.

  7. amongst
    cross
    across
    behind
    None of these
    Option C

     

  8. encompassed
    encircled
    covered
    recovered
    None of these
    Option A

     

  9. beside
    behind
    across
    besides
    None of these
    Option D

     

  10. longer
    shorter
    longest
    shortest
    None of these
    Option A

     

  11. signal
    signals
    have signalling
    has signaled
    None of these
    Option A

     

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