English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 79

Directions: In the passage given below there are 6 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Every 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

Science fiction both predicts the future and (1)     (focus) the scientists and technologists who (2)         (work for develop) that future about. Mobile phones, to take a famous example, are essentially real-life versions of the hand-held communicators wielded by Captain Kirk and his crewmates in the original series of “Star Trek”. The clamshell models of the mid-2000s even take design cues directly from those fictional devices.

If companies ranging from giants like Microsoft and Google to newcomers like Magic Leap and Meta have their way, the next thing to leap from fiction to fact will be augmented reality (AR). AR is a sci-fi staple, from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s heads-up display in the “Terminator” films to the holographic computer screens that Tom Cruise slings around as a futuristic policeman in “Minority Report”.

AR is a close (3)     (cousin) to virtual reality (VR). There is, though, a crucial difference between them: the near-opposite meanings they (4)    (parable)  to the term “reality”. VR aims to drop users into a convincing, but artificial, world. AR, by contrast, supplements the real world by laying useful or entertaining computer-generated data over it. Such an overlay might be a map annotated with directions, or a reminder about a meeting, or even a virtual alien with a ray gun, ripe (5)     (bombast). Despite the hype and (6)      (important) given recently to VR, people tend to spend more time in real realities than computer-generated ones. AR thus has techies licking their lips in anticipation of a giant new market. Digi-Capital, a firm of merger and acquisitions advisors in California, reckons that of the $108 billion a year which it predicts will be spent by 2021 on VR and AR combined, AR will take three-quarters.

 

  1. A) move
    B) influence
    C) urge
    D) command
    E) No Correction required
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      Option B

  2. A) disposed to maintain
    B) adhere to carry
    C) work to bring
    D) work to brought
    E) No Correction required
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      Option C

  3. A) buddy
    B) relative
    C) niece
    D) bunny
    E) No Correction required
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      Option E

  4. A) arrogate
    B) absolve
    C) beg
    D) ascribe
    E) No Correction required
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      Option D

  5. A) for enhancing
    B) for boosting
    C) for carrying
    D) for aspiring
    E) No Correction required
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      Option B

  6. A) exploration
    B) experience
    C) encroachment
    D) prominence
    E) No Correction required
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      Option D

Directions: In the passage given below there are 6 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Every 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

Like many science-fictional technologies, AR is in fact already here—just unevenly distributed. An early version was the heads-up displays that began (1)        (to be fitted) to jet fighters in the 1950s. These projected information such as compass headings, altitude and banking angles onto the cockpit canopy. Such displays occasionally (2)     (going high) in cars, too. But only now, as computers have (3)    (smaller) enough and become sufficiently powerful, has it become possible to give people a similar sort of experience as they go about their daily lives.

Last year, for instance, the world was briefly entranced by an AR smartphone game called Pokémon Go. Players had to (4)     (lost) the world collecting virtual monsters that were, thanks to their phones’ cameras, drawn over a phone’s-eye view of a building’s lobby or a stand of trees. Apps such as Snapchat, which features image filters that permit users to take pictures of themselves and others wearing computer-generated rabbit ears or elaborate virtual make-up, are another example.

There are less (5)     (hyper) uses, too. Google’s Translate app employs computer vision, automatic translation and a smartphone’s camera to show an image of the world that has text, such as items on menus and street signs, interpreted into any of several dozen languages.

Apps like Snapchat and Translate rely on machine-vision algorithms to work their magic. Snapchat is designed to detect faces. This works well enough, but means that the (6)         (bunny) ears can be applied only to heads. Translate, similarly, looks for text in the world upon which to work its magic. But smartphone-makers have bigger plans.

  1. A) being fitted
    B) done fitting
    C) having been fitted
    D) having fitted
    E) No Correction required
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      Option E

  2. A) move away
    B) turn up
    C) turn around
    D) moving high
    E) No Correction required
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      Option B

  3. A) reduce
    B) reduced
    C) needed
    D) shrunk
    E) No Correction required
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      Option D

  4. A) range
    B) wander
    C) rove
    D) divagate
    E) No Correction required
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      Option B

  5. A) trivial
    B) petty
    C) sedate
    D) frivolous
    E) No Correction required
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      Option D

  6. A) dish
    B) honey
    C) leon
    D) cony
    E) No Correction required
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      Option E

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