English : Cloze Test for Upcoming Exams– Set 41

English Cloze Test for Bank PO, SBI PO, IBPS PO and Competitive exams

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). English Cloze Test Questions

CHINA is so vast, it quickly becomes the largest market for almost anything it (1)_______ . Such is the case with bottled water. Chinese drink 40 billion litres (70 billion pints) of the stuff each year, up over 13-fold since 1998. That growth has a long way to go if China ever consumes as much per person as Mexico. But finding clean (2)______ is difficult; rivers, lakes and even groundwater in China are often (3)______ . Hence the huge demand for a seemingly inexhaustible source of (4)______ water that is cheap to extract, sells at a premium and can now, thanks to massive (5)_____ in infrastructure, be taken to coastal cities: Tibetan glaciers.

  1. A) devours
    B) consumes
    C) expends
    D) produce
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : Read the next line. Such is the case with bolted water. Chinese drinks…. Means they are consuming.  
  2. A) stock
    B) material
    C) supplies
    D) tools
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : for water stock will not fit, supplies is correct.
  3. A) foul
    B) heinous
    C) clean
    D) flawed
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : foul- containing or full of noxious matter; polluted.
  4. A) spotless
    B) affected
    C) pristine
    D) original
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : pristine- clean and fresh as if new
  5. A) speculation
    B) investment
    C) bargain
    D) reserve
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : investment

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). English Cloze Test Questions

INVESTORS have poured billions of dollars into “fintech” startups, creating hundreds of new firms (6)______ to shake up lending, payments, broking and data, among other financial niches. Insurance, however, has not yet been subject to the same melee. That may be changing.

Insurance is tricky to break into, for two reasons. The most important is regulation. Health insurance—or its American version, at least—may be the most heavily regulated industry in the world. Before a company can even offer a policy, it must have multiple (7)_____ from state and often city agencies and then negotiate agreements with local hospitals.

Running the (8)_______ of these regulations is a costly and time-consuming process. A company that set up shop today could not issue any policies before 2018 at the very earliest, says Mario Schlosser, chief executive of Oscar, a company founded in 2012 to provide health insurance to individuals online. It has attracted attention not least because it has managed to secure all the necessary paperwork.

The second obstacle is capital. Fintech firms typically receive (9)_____ from venture capitalists to pay for salaries, systems, bright and airy offices and an eternal smorgasbord for employees, but not to support a big balance-sheet. Many tend to (10)_____ their operations to avoid holding risky assets for any length of time, acting more as intermediaries between creditors and borrowers, investors and investments, or the sender of some money and the recipient.

 

  1. A) preserved
    B) challenged
    C) determined
    D) supreme
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : determined
  2. A) approvals
    B) blessing
    C) support
    D) refusal
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    Option A
    Explanation
    :as it is heavily regulated hence it required approval.
  3. A) business
    B) policy
    C) gauntlet
    D) challenge
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : run the gauntlet- to suffer severe tribulation(trouble or suffering.)
  4. A) obstruction
    B) backing
    C) mislay
    D) judgement
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : backing
  5. A) complex
    B) mitigate
    C) structure
    D) network
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : structure- arrange according to a plan

 

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