English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 64

English New Pattern Cloze Test for NICL AO, Dena Bank, IBPS RRB, IBPS PO and other upcoming bank and insurance exams.

In the passage given below there are 7 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Even blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the work given in bold after the blank is your answer i.e “No change required.

As hackers wreak havoc with depressing regularity, the insurance industry finds itself forced to _(1) (suppose) _a whole new set of risks. They range from the theft of millions of credit-card numbers from American retailers to the disabling of the power grid, as happened in Ukraine last December. The___(2) (last)__ “cyber-insurance” policies that companies offer____(3)for _____ data breaches have become relatively routine. But the risks they insure under other policies are also affected by cyber-risks—and they are still struggling to understand this so-called “silent” cyber-exposure.

Insurance that protects firms who suffer data breaches has been on offer for around 15 years. It is much harder to put a precise value on, for example, stolen health records than on a property or car. Insurers__(4)_(explain__ the problem by covering only the direct costs that a company incurs from a__(5)(debtor)_______. Typically, these include hiring a specialised __(6) (forensics )_________firm to work out exactly what was stolen, notifying affected customers (which 47 American states currently require), short-term business_____(7) (expenditures)___ and fines.

  1. A) abjure
    B) renounce
    C) contemplate
    D) expect
    E) No correction required.
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       Option C
    Explanation : Contemplate – consider/think
  2. A) apathetic
    B) dedicated
    C) fraudulent
    D) cheap
    E) No correction required.
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    Option B
    Explanation : dedicated- committed
  3. A) into
    B) on
    C) with
    D) against
    E) No correction required.
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    Option D
    Explanation : against – in opposition to
  4. A) sidestep
    B) understand
    C) confront
    D) solve
    E) No correction required.
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       Option A
    Explanation : sidestep – avoid/evade
  5. A) risk
    B) hack
    C) person
    D) robbery
    E) No correction required.
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    Option B
    Explanation : the paragraph is about cyber insurance so hack is the right word in the context.
  6. A) insurance
    B) management
    C) investigating
    D) cyber
    E) No correction required.
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       Option E
    Explanation : forensic – legal
  7. A) interruption
    B) capital
    C) requirements
    D) taxes
    E) No correction required.
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    Option A
    Explanation : interruption – disruption

In the passage given below there are 7 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Even blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the work given in bold after the blank is your answer i.e “No change required.

Exactly two years after Saudi Arabia _(1) (permitted)_________its fellow OPEC members into letting market forces set the oil price, it has__(2)( performed )_______ a nifty half-pirouette. On November 30th it led members of the oil producers’ cartel in a pledge to remove 1.2m barrels a day  from global oil production, if non-OPEC countries such as Russia chip in with a further 600,000 barrels a day. That _(3) (should)___amount to almost 2% of global production, far more than markets expected. It showed that OPEC is not dead yet.

The size of the proposed cut, the first since 2008, caused a_(4) (growth)__________in Brent oil prices to above $50 a barrel. Some speculators think it may mark the beginning of the end of a two-year _(5)_(catastrophe)________in the world’s oil markets, during which prices have fallen by half and producers such as Venezuela have come close to collapse. As long as prices continue to recover, Saudi Arabia can probably ___(6)( deduce)__________the fact that its previous strategy damaged OPEC at least as badly as non-members, and that this week’s deal gave more ___(7) (walking) ________space to its arch-rival Iran than it would have liked.

  1. A) Asked
    B) threatened
    C) coaxed
    D)ordered
    E) No correction required.
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    Option C
    Explanation : coaxed – persuaded / entice
  2. A) Shown
    B) presented
    C) suggested
    D) introduced
    E) No correction required.
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    Option E
    Explanation : no correction needed.
  3. A) would
    B) must
    C) now
    D) will
    E) No correction required.
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    Option A
    Explanation : would will be used here.
  4. A) abate
    B) change
    C) fall
    D) surge
    E) No correction required.
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    Option D
    Explanation : surge – rise
  5. A) glut
    B) dearth
    C) femine
    D) munch
    E) No correction required.
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    Option A
    Explanation : glut   -excess/surplus
  6. A) present
    B) shrug off
    C) suggest
    D) accept
    E) No correction required.
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    Option B
    Explanation : shrug off – ignore/dismiss
  7. A) enough
    B) sitting
    C) breathing
    D) larger
    E) No correction required.
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    Option C
    Explanation : breathing space is the correct phrase.

 

 

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83 Thoughts to “English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 64”

  1. Sachin Shukla

    thankuu:)) mind blowing close test….Really nice one

      1. Sachin Shukla

        mam,,i want to ask a qsn..?

          1. Ambika

            see name above

          2. Sachin Shukla

            hehehehe…

          3. Ambika

            yes i have 🙂
            thankyou

          4. Sachin Shukla

            source???

          5. Ambika

            some magzine or newspaper
            this one is from the economist

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      1. Sachin Shukla

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          1. Sachin Shukla

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          8. Ittu Si Barbie (。♥‿♥。)

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          11. Sachin Shukla

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          13. Sachin Shukla

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          17. Sachin Shukla

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          19. Sachin Shukla

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          21. Sachin Shukla

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  2. Gusto

    thank u ambi mam
    nice cloze test !!!

  3. ครђ

    Gm Ambi ma’am Nice set 🙂 thanks

  4. Marry..

    9/10……. only 2nd wrong thanku dear

    1. Sachin Shukla

      there are 14qsns mam not 10

      1. Marry..

        kitne bhi ho mera 2nd wrong hua

          1. PHENOMENAL

            Ma’am u doing upsc also??

          2. Ambika

            not now :))

  5. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

    10/10 thank u mam…:)

    1. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

      rest in evng once again..:)

  6. Ambika

    quiz yhan ni hoti discussion page par hoti hai ..8 pm daily

    1. Ziva ^_^

      hello Mod

      Please do check question 19 in 1 july CA
      link : http://aspirantszone.com/current-affairs-quiz-1-july-2017/

      and question 15 in 2 july CA
      http://aspirantszone.com/current-affairs-quiz-2-july-2017/

        1. Ziva ^_^

          yes dats was issue on ur page
          i think u have updated

          1. Ziva ^_^

            thank u :))

  7. gomathy priya

    thanks az:) good work:)

  8. MAYANK BHARADWAJ100%

    thks)))

  9. Jay®✔

    2 QQ …. E kaisa … The But is not mentioned in Ans List it showing different one… Pls verify

    1. Ambika

      which ques are you talking about ???

      1. Jay®✔

        2nd question mam.. Pls check it … In current affairs many ans wrong …

        1. Ambika

          yes its B in 2nd one ..typing error
          and what is wrong in CA posts ????

  10. yuvi

    yes mam..in 2nd..it shouldnt be E..becoz the word mention there is LAST..

    1. Ambika

      yes yes typo 🙂

  11. Mera bhi din ayega :)))

    Ambika mam ye to ban hi nahi rha h bhut sare wrong ho gaye 😐

    1. Ambika

      ohh 🙁

      koi baat nhi ..ek bar achhe se padh lo dobara

  12. Sourav

    5 ka answr hack kaise hoga?? Hacker sayed sahi ho

    1. Ambika

      no it can be hacker too
      but hack is also correct ..it means loss incurred form some hack like loss incurred from some theft same like that

      1. Sourav

        Okk… thank u..

  13. Inaayat

    only 6 right 😐 ty

  14. EKTA

    8/14 …mam very low in cloze test ….

    1. Ambika

      keep practising :))

      1. EKTA

        yesss mam thank u

  15. KUCH B........

    0/14

  16. Chhotu D(mind) !! {NONSENSE}

    ty..

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