English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 74

Fill in the blanks choosing the word that is most appropriate in the context of the passage

The impact of a stronger dollar is ___(1)__ in rich-world finance, too. A shibboleth of finance is that foreign-exchange markets follow “covered-interest parity”, which says the forward rate should reflect the current (or “spot”) rate and the gap between interest rates on each currency. Otherwise an arbitrager could simply buy a currency
today, lock in the forward price, pocket the interest and still take a profit when the forward contract is settled. The interest-rate gap ___(2)__ in forward markets should be zero. For dollar-yen contracts in three months’ time it has blown out to almost 0.9%. That means firms and banks are paying far more than is normal to buy dollars with the currency risk hedged . The cost of hedging seems to rise with the dollar’s ascent. Parallels have been drawn with an earlier period ___(3)__ sustained dollar strength. The dollar’s 50% increase between 1980 and 1985 was brutal for America’s exporters. The pressure for higher trade barriers was only defused by the Plaza Accord of 1985, a rich-country pact to weaken the dollar. The biggest concern about the latest dollar rally is that it will spur not agreement but conflict. Mr Trump seems all-too eager to ___(4)__ to protectionism in a misguided attempt to balance America’s trade. A stronger dollar might be the ___(5)__ for such a disastrous move.

  1. A)  probable
    B)  seen
    C) evident
    D) readable
    E) confirmed
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      Option C
                  
  2. A)  substantiated
    B)  actual
    C) factual
    D) indecisive
    E) implicit
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      Option E
                  
  3. A)  at
    B)  to
    C) of
    D) over
    E) towards
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      Option C
                  
  4. A)  haunt
    B)  advance
    C) debilitate
    D) boost
    E) resort
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      Option E

                  
  5. A)  trigger
    B)  check
    C) dampen|
    D) contain
    E) arrest
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      Option A
     

Fill in the blanks choosing the word that is most appropriate in the context of the passage

A steep climb awaited the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision in Santiago on November 28th and 29th. The central bankers and regulators hoped to agree on revisions to Basel 3, the post-crisis version of bank-capital standards. On November 30th Stefan Ingves, the group’s chairman and head of Sweden’s central bank, said that “the contours of an agreement are now clear”. But the ___(1)__ are still short of the summit. The committee had proposed restricting the use of banks’ internal models for calculating risk-weighted assets—which in turn help determine how much capital banks must have at hand. Models varied too much, it said; low risk-weights were flattering some banks’ ratios. But European bankers and officials had complained for months that the proposals would penalise banks that have lots of (low-risk) corporate loans or mortgages (eg, in Germany or Sweden). They ___(2)__ an American plot: American banks, holding fewer such assets, would be untouched. Not surprisingly, the ___(3)__ topic remains open. The committee had proposed an “output floor”, a lower bound for the risk-weighted sum of a bank’s assets, of 60-90% of the answer ___(4)__ by a standardised method. Mr Ingves said that he “expected” a floor to be in the final deal. But there is still work to do, and what happens next isn’t yet clear. (The committee had set itself a deadline of the end of the year.) Central-bank governors and chief supervisors must
___(5)__ the new rules, once they are agreed on.

  1. A)  Creepers
    B)  Climbers
    C) clampers
    D) hikers
    E) ramblers
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      Option B
                  
  2. A)  puffed
    B)  loathed
    C) snorted
    D) sniffed
    E) browsed
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      Option D
                  
  3. A)  wapish
    B)  barbed
    C) thorniest
    D) pathetic
    E) pricky
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      Option C
                  
  4. A)  recanted
    B)  left
    C) refurbished
    D) swayed
    E) yielded
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      Option E
                  
  5. A)  validated
    B)  endorse
    C) seconded
    D) advocated
    E) guaranteed
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      Option B
                  

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22 Thoughts to “English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 74”

  1. SRIVASTAVA SRK SBI IN NABARD P

    Nyc questions

    1. Lee64

      Provide d solutions as well if nt so mch trouble…Thnks 4 sharing…

      1. SRIVASTAVA SRK BAAZIGAR

        Check above

        1. Lee64

          Ok gt it thnks so mch…..
          Wats d ans 4 question no 3???

          1. SRIVASTAVA SRK BAAZIGAR

            485

  2. SRIVASTAVA SRK SBI IN NABARD P

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    1)In village D,the male to female ratio among the illiterates is 5:3 respectively,out of the illiterates,if X females and 1.25X males work as farmers and the ratio between males and females who do not work as farmers is 5:2 respectively,what is the value of X??

    2)The average number of illiterates in village D,F and G is 1910.40% and 30% of the population of villages F and G respectively are illiterates.If the ratio of the population of villages F and G is 4:5 respectively,what is the total population of Villages F and G together??

    3) In 2017,the population of villages C remained the same as that in 2015,but the number of literates increased by X.As a result,the total number of literates became 70% of that of illiterates.What is the approximate value of X?

    1. Jellyfish

      1)
      X=3600/17
      3)
      X=158.4=158appox

      1. SRIVASTAVA SRK BAAZIGAR

        1 lag raha h ulta hua he

    2. Jellyfish

      7200*1/5=1440
      Male=5/8*1440=900
      Female=540
      900-x/540-1.25x=5/2
      X=3600/17
      3)
      648+x=70/100*1152
      X=158

      1. SRIVASTAVA SRK BAAZIGAR

        3 no fr se banana ap ans nai he choices me

    3. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

      Qes 2 ANS= 12710
      Que 3 ANS=158
      Q1 smj nhi aa rha 🙁

      1. SRIVASTAVA SRK BAAZIGAR

        3 ka ans 158 nai h

        1. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

          to ky ans h bhai ?

  3. Jellyfish

    7/10 ty az

  4. Jeetesh Chandra

    8/10..ty

  5. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

    7/10 ty

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