English : Cloze Test for SBI PO– Set 47 (New Pattern)

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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”.

IN THE dusty hills north of Madrid, in low-slung buildings guarded closely like bank vaults of old, are the rows of servers that run the far-flung banking empire of Santander, a big international bank. Ever since the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre, banks like Santander have (1)_____ [contributed] billions in safeguarding and duplicating their data centres to protect them from terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

The threat against banks has, however,(2)_____ [derived] . Although the physical infrastructure of the world’s financial system is largely secure, the software that runs on it is not. Bank bosses and regulators are becoming more concerned by the threat (3)_____ [due to] financial stability by networks of hackers that have (4)______ [motivated] a series of attacks on banks over the past few months.

In that time some 30 large global banks, mostly American, have suffered from a series of (5)______ [assaults] designed to shut down their websites. These attacks are known as distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks because hackers harness an army of infected computers to (6)______ [blast] the target with internet traffic with the intention of overloading it. They are relatively unsophisticated. But they have periodically frustrated customers trying to use online services at banks including JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and PNC.

They have also shown some novel features, such as the conscription of computers in “cloud computing” data centres, increasing the amount of (7)_____ [profitable] traffic generated. Several people familiar with these attacks say there are strong indications that the hackers are state-backed; many suspect the (8)_______ [crisis of] Iran.

The attacks have caused little more than brief (9)____ [advantage] , mainly because they were targeted at the public face of the affected banks rather than their connections to other banks and to payment systems. Even so, they have brought to light (10)______ [vulnerabilities] in banking and payment systems. Ross Anderson, a professor of security engineering at the University of Cambridge, frets that hackers could cause mayhem if they were to aim DDoS attack at banks’ crucial infrastructure instead of their websites. “If 20,000 machines started hammering British payment gateways on the last weekend before Christmas, people wouldn’t be able to shop except with cash,” says Mr Anderson.

  1. A) speculated
    B) divested
    C) saved
    D) invested
    E) No Change Required
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : They will invest to safeguard themselves.
  2. A) evolved
    B) obtained
    C) diminished
    D) blocked
    E) No Change Required
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : evolved
    The next line says that , the software that runs on it is not secure, means threat has evolved
  3. A) possessed on
    B) posed to
    C) coming from
    D) from
    E) No Change Required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : threat will be posed to financial stability by networks, if they are unsecure
  4. A) founded
    B) munched
    C) launched
    D) forwarded
    E) No Change Required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : launched
  5. A) offence
    B) charge
    C) power
    D) detour
    E) No Change Required
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    Option E
    Explanation
    : assaults – attack
  6. A) bombard
    B) advance
    C) drive
    D) speed
    E) No Change Required
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : bombard – attack continuously
  7. A) sublet
    B) spurious
    C) rakish
    D) jaded
    E) No Change Required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : spurious- false or fake.
    As they are targeting the network with internet traffic with the intention of overloading it hence they may be generating false traffic to do this.
  8. A) concentration of
    B) interest of
    C) involvement of
    D) mess up after
    E) No Change Required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : involvement of
  9. A) benefit
    B) inconvenience
    C) substitute
    D) emergency
    E) No Change Required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : inconvenience
  10. A) burden
    B) compulsion
    C) help
    D) anxiety
    E) No Change Required
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    Option E
    Explanation
    : vulnerabilities

 

 

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