English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 67

In the passage given below there are 10 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.

It is Spenser’s idealism , his love of beauty, and his ___(1)__ melody which have caused him to be known as the poet’s poet’. Nearly all our ___(2)__ singers acknowledge their delight in him and their indebtedness. Macaulay alone among critics voices a fault which all who are not poets quickly feel namely that, with all Spenser’s excellence, he is difficult to read. The modern man loses himself in the confused allegory of the Faery Queen, skips all __(3)__ the marked passages, and softly close the book in a gentle weariness. Even the best of his longer poems, while of exquisite workmanship and delightfully melodious, generally fail to hold the reader’s attention. The movement is __(4)__ ; there is little ___(5)__ interest, and only a suggestion of humour.

At the outset it is well to remember that, though Spenser regarded Chaucer as his master, two centuries ___(6)__ between them, and that their writings have almost nothing in common. We shall appreciate this better by a brief comparison between our first two modern poets. Chaucer was a ___(7)_ poet and man of affairs, with the latter predominating. Though dealing largely with ancient or medieval material, he has a curiously modern way of looking at life. Indeed, he is our only author __(8)__ Shakespeare with whom we feel __(9)__ at home. He threw aside the outgrown metrical romance, which was practically the only form of narrative in this day, invented the art of storytelling in __(10)__, and brought it to a degree of perfection which has probably never since been equalled.

  1. A) beautiful 
    B) refined 
    C) ordinary
    D) exquisite
    E) lovely 
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    A) beautiful = sundar
    B) refined = निर्मल

    C) ordinary = प्रचलित
    D) exquisite = अति सुंदर
    E) lovely = सौम्य             
  2. A) succeed 
    B) resultant 
    C) accompanying 
    D) preceding
    E) subsequent 
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      Option E
    Explanation:              
    A) succeed = सफल होना
    B) resultant = परिणामस्वरूप
    C) accompanying = संलग्न
    D) preceding = पूर्वगामी
    E) subsequent = आगामी
  3. A) If
    B) Else
    C) Or
    D) But 
    E) And
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      Option D
    Explanation:              
    But = suits best
  4. A) foul
    B) vivacious
    C) torpid
    D) inert
    E) languid
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      Option E
    Explanation:              
    languid = मांदा
  5. A) dramatic 
    B) startling
    C) sensational
    D) exciting
    E) amazing
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      Option A
  6. A) assault 
    B) intervene 
    C) connect 
    D) interrupt
    E) obtrude
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      Option B
    Explanation:              
    A) assault = attack
    B) intervene = हस्तक्षेप करना
    C) connect = combine
    E) obtrude = थोपना
  7. A) combined
    B) amalgamated
    C) blended
    D) sole = अकेला
    E) commingled 
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      Option A
    A) combined = संयुक्त
    D) sole = अकेला
    E) commingled = मिलना-जुलना              
  8. A) advancing 
    B) foregoing
    C) preceding
    D) departing
    E) leading 
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      Option C
    A) advancing = moving forward
    C) preceding = पूर्वगामी
    E) leading = प्रधान              
  9. A) completely
    B) fully
    C) wholly
    D) thoroughly
    E) partly
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      Option D
    Explanation: 
    As adverbs the difference between completely and thoroughly
    is that completely is (manner) in a complete manner; fully; totally; utterly while thoroughly is in a thorough or complete manner
                  
  10. A) Verse
    B) song
    C) sonnet
    D) prose
    E) elegy
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      Option A
    Explanation: 
    Verse = कविता. elegy = शोकगीत              

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33 Thoughts to “English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 67”

  1. MAYANK BHARADWAJ100%

    7/10
    thks;)

    1. Ak$hita $inghal

      Sis close mean pehle poora pasha chahie den fill us sath mein karna chahie?

        1. Ak$hita $inghal

          ?? Close kaise attempt krte ..way of attempting

          1. Marry..

            sabse pahle vocabulary achhi kro………..nd do more more and more practise atleast 100 close test kro …..9/10 or 8/10 anne lagenge,,,,,,,mene AC se almot sare close test kiye

          2. Ak$hita $inghal

            Yep ☺vocab..

    2. Player

      indebtedness………….meaning ???

  2. Suman Adhikari

    7/10

  3. Jeetesh Chandra

    8/10..

  4. Debajyoti Biswas

    7/10 thanks

    1. thinker

      Haha mere b 2-3 hi huye economy padhkr poetry ko bhul se gye aaj purane poet yad dila diye az ne

        1. thinker

          Oska kya mean h

          1. deteminedd

            khush ho rha hu bhai 🙂 emoji ha tung bhar nikalne vala

  5. ครђ

    Thanks AZ team 🙂

  6. EKTA

    7/10 thanks az

  7. Jellyfish

    7/10 ty az

  8. Paapa Ka Para

    hindi nhi aata
    give meaning in eng

    1. swati

      lol nice name

  9. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

    6/10
    thnxxx level is good 🙂

  10. Sachin Shukla

    8/10 ty:))

    1. Player

      indebtedness…meaning ??

      1. Sachin Shukla

        a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor
        an obligation to pay money to another party

  11. subhain

    please provide direct and indirect sentences quiz they had asked in ibps rrb po 2016

  12. _/_

    ty thoda tuff tha but mast tha

  13. Player

    3 )…..”But”…..mam sentence ka meaning kya h isme ??

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