English: Cloze Test for Upcoming Exams – Set 182

Directions(1-5): In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers correspond to the question numbers; against each question, five phrases have been suggested, one of which lls the blanks appropriately.

The law ministry (1) to a draft bill that will give powers to the government to (2) property of economic offenders and defaulters who flee India, albeit, with a new provision, official sources said. A saving clause provides for certain exception(s) in a statute. It (3) law to be in force with respect to some existing rights. The proposed law will be applicable in cases where the value of offences is over Rs 100 crore. It seeks to (4) from evading the process of Indian law by (5).

  1. Has a chatoyant
    Wanted a chatoyant
    Has given its concurrence
    Is its concurrence
    Had its duplicity
    Option C
    The word ‘chatoyant’ means ‘ varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles’ and does not convey the correct meaning. The word ‘duplicity’ means ‘acting in bad faith’ and fails to convey any meaning here. The word ‘concurrence’ means ‘agreement or consistency’ and conveys the correct meaning here. The correct tense and the words are mentioned in C. Thus option C conveys the correct meaning.


  2. Confiscate
    Had to confiscate impound
    Impounding rights on
    Option A
    The word ‘confiscate’ means ‘ take or seize (someone’s property) with authority’ and conveys the correct meaning. The word ‘impound’ conveys the same meaning but cannot fit here grammatically. The form of the verb must be in transitive form as ‘to’ is mentioned before the blank. The preposition ‘of’ must be present after the word ‘property’ to make the sentence correct. The word ‘elicit’ means ‘call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response’ and does not make any sense here. Thus option A is the correct answer.


  3. Exempts the
    Enables the repealed
    Is an epistolary or a
    Enables the epistolary of
    Is an evanescent
    Option B
    The word ‘epistolary’ means ‘written in the form of letters or correspondence’ and makes no sense here. The word ‘evanescent’ means ‘tending to vanish like vapor’ and is irrelevant here. “Exempt” means free from an obligation or liability imposed on others, and does not 􀁽t here. The word ‘repealed’ means ‘revoke or annul (a law or act of parliament)’ and fits here correctly before the noun ‘law.’ Thus option B is the correct answer.


  4. Evince political leaders
    Vitiate offences
    Deter economic offenders
    Expiate many offenders
    Avoid economies
    Option C
    The word ‘evince’ means ‘give expression to’ and does not convey any meaning here. The word ‘vitiate’ means ‘destroy’ but does not fit here as the sentence is about economic offenders and not offences. The word ‘expiate’ means ‘make amends for’ and does not convey any meaning here. The word ‘avoid’ is not the correct word. The word ‘deter’ which means ‘to dissuade or discourage’ conveys the correct meaning along with the other words mentioned in the option. Thus C is the correct answer.


  5. Evading taxes
    Seeking political help
    Bolstering the international relations
    Fleeing the country
    Evading the law of countries
    Option D
    The sentence is talking about the offenders trying to avoid the law of India thus the best option can be option D, leaving the country. The other options do not make any sense here. The word ‘bolstering’ means ‘supporting’ and ‘evading’ means ‘avoiding’.


  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.

    Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF, said that countries should not ________(6) growth for the sake of austerity. Especially when the world economy is going downhill, with practically all countries forecast to post lower growth rated during 2012 ______ (7) what were thought of earlier. Policy- makers everywhere but especially in the advanced economies should ensure that while carrying ______(8) the much needed fiscal correction meaning reducing the level of debt they should not lose _______(9) of the other important _____(10) of generating employment.

  7. compromise
    None of these
    Option D


  8. towards
    None of these
    Option B


  9. off
    None of these
    Option C


  10. sight
    None of these
    Option A


  11. work
    None of these
    Option D



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