English Cloze Test New Pattern Quiz - 4

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CLOZE TEST plays a very important part in English language and they are equally important for competitive exam aspirants of many like SBI/IBPS PO MAINS PRE 2017.

Try to solve Cloze Reading Passages Test Questions, important for Competitive Exams like IBPS PO, SSC, RRB, CAT, MAT, LIC AAO, GIC AO, UIIC AO, NICL AO, NIACL Assitant, SBI PO 2017 exam. We are going to share some New Pattern Cloze Test Quiz questions with solution. This English subject quiz based on New Pattern Cloze Test. Cloze Test is very important for SBI PO and IBPS PO Clerk. You may see 10 Questions on Cloze Test under English Section in different competitive exams. So try to Practice this English cloze test.

New Pattern Cloze Test Quiz SBI IBPS PO 2017

Que. (1 - 10) : In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. The numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
  • As India’s 14th President, Ram Nath Kovind will be expected to play the important role of 1)………… the spirit of the Constitution and the foundations of our parliamentary democracy. Unlike his immediate 2)………. Pranab Mukherjee, Mr. Kovind moves into Rashtrapati Bhavan after a stint in a Raj Bhavan. Arguably, it is a Raj Bhavan, and not the office of the Vice-President, that is the best preparatory ground for the non-ceremonial duties of the President, particularly those that may involve 3)……….. the office discretionary power. 
  • After general elections that produced hung Lok Sabha, former Presidents R. Venkataraman, Shankar Dayal Sharma, and K.R. Narayanan adopted different procedures to decide who would have the first shot at forming the government. 
  • Venkataraman and Sharma invited the leader of the single largest party, with varying results. While Rajiv Gandhi declined Venkataraman’s invitation in 1989, A.B. Vajpayee accepted Sharma’s invitation in 1996, only to see his government last no more than 13 days. 
  • In 1998, Narayanan ascertained the support Mr. Vajpayee had before calling him to form the government. Like these predecessors, Mr. Kovind may be involved in situations with no set precedent. Also, while the use and abuse of Article 356, and the 4)……….. of President’s Rule, are now monitored closely by the higher courts, as President he will necessarily have to use his own discretion should the Union Cabinet send such a recommendation. On contentious pieces of legislation, he can be extremely 5)………. when he counsels caution, using his moral authority and the weight of his public office. Mr. Kovind secured an impressive victory, receiving more than the number of votes pledged to him, signifying acceptance levels that go beyond the NDA’s political 6)……….. Once the names of the candidates for the election were known, much of the interest centered on the support he would garner from Opposition parties not affiliated to the Congress. That he did win substantially more votes vindicates the faith the BJP’s leadership placed on his candidature. To the BJP’s credit, it did not choose a dyed-in-saffron member of the Sangh Parivar. Mr. Kovind’s candidature may have been a strategic political compromise. 
  • On the one hand, it ensured the wider support that the BJP wanted and, on the other, it wasn’t entirely politically 7)………., not enough anyway to allow the Congress or the Left parties the satisfaction of a consensus candidate. He is a Dalit, and his 8)………….. was intended by the BJP to signal a socially inclusive agenda. But as President, Mr. Kovind will have to rise above political and social identities. He will be called upon to apply his mind and distinguish between settled conventions and questionable precedents in arriving at decisions. 
  • The office of the President was not conceived as merely a 9)……….. post. The 10)………. powers that he has demanded a delicate balance without slipping into being either an unthinking rubber stamp or an overzealous interventionist. 
Which of the options appropriately fits blank labels of the Cloze Test:

1)
a) enhancing 
b) saving 
c) building 
d) safeguarding 

2) 
a) predecessor
b) ancestor 
c) successor 
d) replacement

3)
a) invoking 
b) revoking 
c) generating 
d) using

4) 
a) infliction 
b) oppression 
c) imposition 
d) constitution

5) 
a) aggressive 
b) influential 
c) jealous 
d) powerful

6)
a) gamut 
b) array 
c) agenda 
d) spectrum

7) 
a) bias 
b) prejudice 
c) neutral 
d) justified

8)
a) selection 
b) election 
c) candidature 
d) nomination

9)
a) ceremonial 
b) constitutional 
c) powerful 
d) monarchial 

10)
a) unlimited 
b) discretionary 
c) immense 
d) flawless
English Cloze Test New Pattern Quiz

Answer of Cloze Test Quiz

Q1 - d   Q2 - a   Q3 - a   Q4 - c   Q5 - b   Q6 - d    Q7 - a   Q8 - d   Q9 - a   Q10 - b.

Let's Learn Some English Vocabulary

1 ) DOGGED
  • Meaning - Very determined to do something
  • Synonyms - patient, tenacious, persevering 
  • Antonyms - hesitant, half-hearted 
  • Sent- you must be dogged towards your goal to achieve it.
2) ONUS
  • Meaning - Burden, responsibility, liability, obligation, duty
  • Antonyms -advantage, blessing 
  • Sentence - Being a PO the onus is on you to maintain the balance sheet.
3) FIDELITY
  • Meaning - Accuracy, allegiance, exactitude, precision
  • Antonyms - inaccuracy, error
  • Sentence - The technician must have followed all the steps with great fidelity.
4) OMNIPOTENT
  • Meaning - All powerful, almighty, supreme 
  • Antonyms - powerless, useless
  • Sentence - Superman is presented as an omnipotent superhero.
5) PRECARIOUS
  • Meaning - Not securely held, dangerously, hazardous
  • Antonyms - safe, secure, healthy 
  • Sentence - slum dwellers live in precarious condition.