English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 85

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”.

Consider the three big drivers of inflation in the rich world: the price of imports, capacity pressures in the domestic economy and the public’s expectations. Start with imported inflation. A year ago, global goods prices (1)___ (were falling) because of a slide in aggregate demand and a seemingly endless (2)___(emphasis) of basic commodities and manufactures. China’s economy wobbled. Emerging markets in general were in a (3)__(need); two of the largest, Brazil and Russia, were deep in recession.

Things look (4)___ (squeeze)now. Emerging markets still have plenty of trouble spots, but the bigger economies are (5)____(downfall). After falling for 54 months, producer prices in China are climbing at last. Prices at the factory gate rose by 5.5% in the year to December. China’s supply glut, though still vast, is shrinking. An improving demand climate is reflected in _(6)____ (domestic) surveys of manufacturing purchasing managers across Asia and in the rich world. It is also visible in a revival in commodity prices.

 

  1. A) were fallen
    B) were dropping
    C) were dropped
    D) were skippped
    E) No Correction Required
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       Option E

  2. A) glut
    B) deluge
    C) munch
    D) scarcity
    E) No Correction Required
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       Option A 

  3. A) dread
    B) wince
    C) funk
    D) alert
    E) No Correction Required
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       Option C 

  4. A)brisker
    B) collector
    C) arrester
    D) perkier
    E) No Correction Required
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       Option D 

  5. A) balancing
    B)stabalizing
    C) settlement
    D) constrain
    E) No Correction Required
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       Option B 

  6. A) offbeat
    B) upbeat
    C) positive
    D) discourging
    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”.

It’s not just mutual admiration that’s (1)__(paint) the right-leaning nationalist leaders of India and Japan into a (2)__(hug) embrace. This is a partnership that’s growing in the shadow of the Chinese Dragon. India and Japan have been drawn together inexorably by their common nervousness about their (3)__(huge) neighbour that’s becoming more militarily powerful by the day. China’s defence budget is now reckoned to be $215 billion by Sipri (the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). That’s way more than India’s $56 billion and Japan’s $48 billion. Japan (4)__(open) admitted it was hiking its defence budget mid-year as it was worried about North Korea’s nuclear (5)__(ethics) and has “strong concerns” about China’s “(6)__(full hand) attitude in the East and South China Seas”.

 

  1. A) drawing
    B) concluding
    C) helping
    D) proceeding
    E) No Correction Required
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       Option A

  2. A) compactor
    B) faster
    C) tighter
    D) harder
    E) No Correction Required
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       Option C 

  3. A) big
    B) mammoth
    C) giant
    D) large
    E) No Correction Required
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       Option C 

  4. A) plainly
    B) bluntly
    C) advancly
    D) openly
    E) No Correction Required
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       Option D 

  5. A) joke
    B) tricks
    C) antics
    D) buffoons
    E) No Correction Required
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       Option C 

  6. A) strong-handed
    B) heavy-handed
    C) full-handed
    D) empty-handed
    E) No Correction Required
    View Answer
       Option B 

 

 

 

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14 Thoughts to “English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 85”

  1. Navyaaaa

    8..
    meko always more than 1 option correct lgte hain 🙁 kya kru btaoo koi..

    1. deepali

      8 bhi sahi h yr ,,well done

    2. ahtesham ahmed

      same here

  2. deepali

    mam pls ..if possible wrds k meaning provide krwa dijiye explaination m ,,,thnkyou az 🙂

  3. ahtesham ahmed

    only…6..tough logic to detect

  4. gomathy priya

    only 5:(

  5. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

    8/12

  6. ครђ

    Thanks Bhawani mam :))

    Can we use Brisker instead of perkier in Ques. 4 of CT 1 ???

    1. Srishti

      No!

      Brisker = one who is fast in attempts.
      Perkier = Cheerful .

  7. Pooja?

    Thnks thoda confusing laga?

  8. MAYANK BHARADWAJ100%

    thks

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