English : Cloze Test for SBI PO – Set 33

New Pattern Cloze Test for SBI PO NIACL NICL, IBPS PO, Clerk and other competitive Exams. These New Pattern Questions will be helpful in preparing for upcoming exams.

In the passage given below there are 5 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”.

WHAT if it were possible to get (1)____ [sweep] of malaria? Not just bring it under control, but (2)____[dirty] it from the face of the Earth, saving 660,000 lives a year, stopping hitherto endless suffering, and abolishing a barrier to economic development (3)____ [charged] by the World Bank to cost Africa $12 billion a year in lost production and opportunity? It is an alluring prize, and one that Li Guoqiao, of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, thinks within reach.

Dr Li is one of the researchers who turned a Chinese herbal treatment for the disease into artemisinin, one of the most effective antimalarial drugs yet invented. Now he is supervising experiments in the Comoros, using a combination drug therapy based on artemisinin, to see if malaria can be eradicated from that island country. If it works, he hopes to move on to somewhere on the African mainland, and attempt to (4)_____ [inspire] the process there.

The current approach to dealing with malaria is to control the mosquitoes that (5)_____ [sweep] it—either by killing them with chemical insecticides or by draining the bodies of stagnant water that their larvae live in. That has worked in many places. In Europe, for example, malaria once existed as far north as Murmansk, in Russia. Now it is rare-to-non-existent. But it was never the plague in Europe that it is in Africa, and on that continent mosquito-control programmes may need a helping hand.

  1. A) change
    B) rid
    C) dump
    D) charge
    E) No Change Required
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    Option B
  2. A) wipe
    B) rectify
    C) lease
    D) rescue
    E) No Change Required
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    Option A
  3. A) carried
    B) held
    C) withdrawn
    D) reckoned
    E) No Change Required
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    Option D
    Explanation
    :
    reckoned- establish by calculation
  4. A) insist
    B) repeat
    C) state
    D) demand
    E) No Change Required
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    Option B
  5. A) spread
    B) reach
    C) stretch
    D) increase
    E) No Change Required
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    Option A

In the passage given below there are 5 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”.

THE Chinese media frequently (6)_____ [regulate] doctors not as life-saving heroes but as profit-seeking villains. Popular anger against medical staff sometimes (7)____ [spills] over. One gruesome period in October last year saw at least six violent attacks by disgruntled patients on medical workers, including one that led to the death of a doctor. In 2012 there had been 11 such attacks and 7 deaths.

One of the main reasons for such (8)______ [hark] is the high price of medicines and the corruption that (9)____ [carries] to it. Visitors to Chinese hospitals are often greeted with a sign that reads “no pharmaceutical representatives allowed”, a ban that has existed for more than a decade. Yet a recent spate of scandals involving public hospitals suggests that few (10)____[debate] the prohibition.

  1. A) anchor
    B) visited
    C) portray
    D) ordered
    E) No Change Required
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    Option C
  2. A) catches
    B) changes
    C) hardens
    D) damges
    E) No Change Required
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    Option E
  3. A) hedge
    B) hostility
    C) hitch
    D) respect
    E) No Change Required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : hostility- hostile behaviour; unfriendliness or opposition
  4. A) changes
    B) nourishes
    C) contributes
    D) hikes
    E) No Change Required
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    Option C
  5. A) heed
    B) attend
    C) tap
    D) lime
    E) No Change Required
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    Option A
    Explanation
    :
    heed- pay attention to; take notice of.

 

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