English: Cloze Test for Upcoming Exams – Set 164

Directions(1-10): In the passage given below there are 10 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C), and (D). You have to tell which word is APPROPRIATE according to the context. If all are appropriate then mark your answer as “E”.

The investigation report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is ___1___ to end the scandal around Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election that has ___2___ American politics for the last two and a half years. The redacted version that has been released confirms what U.S. Attorney General William Barr had said last month when he released a summary — Mr. Mueller neither indicts nor ___3___ President Donald Trump. Mr. Mueller concluded that Russia interfered in the election in a “sweeping and systematic fashion”. The Russians carried out an information campaign on the Internet against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and in favour of Mr. Trump, while Russian hackers hacked into the Democratic National Committee systems as well as Ms. Clinton’s campaign chief’s email account, and dumped the files on the Internet. While there were contacts between the Russians and Trump campaign members, the investigation doesn’t ___4___ that “members of the Trump campaign ___5___ or coordinated with the Russian government”. But on the question on ___6___ of justice, the Special Counsel was less ___7___. The report has damning details on how Mr. Trump tried to ___8___ the investigation. He wanted to fire Mr. Mueller, and when his then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to do so, he wanted him to shut the probe. Mr. Trump didn’t succeed as his staff ___9___ the orders. In one such instance, White House attorney Donald McGahn preferred to resign rather than carry out Mr. Trump’s order to fire Mr. Mueller. The report also confirms that the President had asked FBI Director James Comey to go easy on Micheal Flynn, Mr. Trump’s original pick for National Security Adviser. Mr. Comey was fired later. What Mr. Mueller has effectively done is to state the facts of Mr. Trump’s efforts to ___10___ the probe, while leaving unanswered the question of whether he obstructed justice.

  1. presumably
    unlikely
    ostensibly
    allegedly
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  2. coordinated
    corresponded
    rocked
    blended
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  3. punishes
    castigates
    incriminates
    exonerates
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  4. establish
    revoke
    dope
    reduce
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  5. conspired
    demolished
    razed
    finished
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  6. convenience
    obstruction
    incentive
    vantage
    All are Correct
    Option B

     

  7. frail
    ambiguous
    emphatic
    lamzy
    All are Correct
    Option C

     

  8. assure
    invigorate
    bolster
    undermine
    All are Correct
    Option D

     

  9. resisted
    acquiesced
    accepted
    ceded
    All are Correct
    Option A

     

  10. promote
    obstruct
    encourage
    cultivate
    All are Correct
    Option B

     


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