English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 84

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”.

It’s a relationship that _(1)__(has always been) crucial both for India and Myanmar. That _(2)__(timid) was on display once again when Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the capital Nay Pyi Taw for his first state visit to the country, a key pillar in the Government’s ‘Act East Policy.’ The trip’s timing was awkward because Myanmar’s army had just launched what’s reported to have been a _(3)__ (crucial)counter-attack against Rohingya rebels in Rakhine province which borders Bangladesh and lies close to Mizoram. India chose to ignore worldwide condemnation of the assault which has sent 1,25,000 fleeing to Bangladesh and _(4)__(instead) issued a statement condemning “the recent terrorist attacks in northern Rakhine State, wherein several members of the Myanmar security forces lost their lives”. That’s exactly what the Myanmarese wanted to hear and the de facto prime minister Aung San Suu Kyi, who’s under criticism for not _(5)__(telling) for the Rohingyas, thanked India for taking a strong stand on what she called the “terrorist threat”. India, fighting its own _(6)__ (separate) fires in the North-East, has always taken the view it must be sensitive to Myanmarese fears of secessionist ethnic groups.

  1. A) has been
    B) had always
    C) had always been
    D) always been
    E) No Correction  Required
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       Option E
    Explanation:
  2. A) peace
    B) crucial
    C) gravity
    D) criticality
    E) No Correction  Required
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       Option D
  3. A) mild
    B) angular
    C) brutal
    D) gentle
    E) No Correction  Required
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       Option C
  4. A) despite
    B) although
    C) however
    D) as if
    E) No Correction  Required
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       Option E
  5. A) speaking out
    B) speaking up
    C) spoke out
    D) speak up
    E) No Correction  Required
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       Option B
  6. A) defiance
    B) mutiny
    C) insurgency
    D) insolence
    E) No Correction  Required
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       Option B

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”.

The North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a 23-year-old trade deal between America, Mexico and Canada, is being _(1)__(old). On August 16th, after months of threats, taunts and tweets, the first round of talks started in Washington. The negotiators face a (2)___(beautiful) challenge, straddling domestic and foreign policy. They must please their political masters while (3)___(together) with devilishly detailed policy problems. If they fail, it will not be for lack of experience. The professionals are in the room.

This negotiation will be more tense than most. Participation in trade talks is usually by mutual consent. In this one, President Donald Trump is trying to hold his trade partners _(4)__(distant), by threatening to withdraw from the original deal if a better one cannot be agreed on. That such an outcome would also hurt America does not make the exercise any easier.

Pressure is added by a desperately _(5)__(fat), if unacknowledged, deadline, set by the presidential-election timetable in Mexico. If no deal is agreed by early 2018, talks must pause to restart a year later. By then, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a _(6)__(dangerous) anti-American Mexican candidate, may be in power. Ildefonso Guajardo (pictured, right), Mexico’s economy minister, reckons there is a 60% chance that the deal will be renegotiated this year. The original NAFTA talks took three years.

  1. A) updated
    B) furnished
    C) outdated
    D) revamped
    E) No Correction  Required
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       Option D
  2. A) daunting
    B) comforting
    C) convenient
    D) affable
    E) No Correction  Required
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       Option A
  3. A) clasping
    B) grappling
    C) adhering
    D) adressing
    E) No Correction  Required
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       Option B
  4. A) shock
    B) warden
    C) hostage
    D) capture
    E) No Correction  Required
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       Option C
  5. A) tight
    B) slack
    C) sober
    D) baggy
    E) No Correction  Required
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       Option A
  6. A) calmly
    B) fiercely
    C) cheerly
    D) blandly
    E) No Correction  Required
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       Option B

 

 

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7 Thoughts to “English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 84”

  1. Ranvir Kumar

    Q3 ka and??

      1. Ranvir Kumar

        Dis article is from which news source??

        1. 1st – The Hindu
          2nd – The Economist

  2. Navyaaaa

    wow 11. 6th wala galat ho gya. O god exam mai aisa miracle ho jaye kash ;(

  3. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

    9/12

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