English Cloze Test Practice Set 51
Directions (Q. 1-10): In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words/group of words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ group of words in each case.
Demonetisation of high denomination bank notes was in —-1—- of a series of measures taken by our Government during the last two years. It is a bold and decisive—2—-. For several decades, tax evasion for many has become a way of life. This compromises the larger public interest and creates unjust enrichment in favour of the tax evader, to the detriment of the poor and—3—-. This has bred a parallel economy which is unacceptable for an inclusive—4—-. Demonetisation seeks to create a new ‘normal’ wherein the GDP would be bigger, cleaner and real. This exercise is part of our Government’s —5—- to eliminate corruption, black money, counterfeit currency and terror funding. Like all reforms, this measure is obviously—6—–, as it seeks to change the retrograde—7—-. Drop in economic activity, if any, on account of the currency squeeze during the remonetisation —8—–is expected to have only a —9—— impact on the economy. I am reminded here —10—–what the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, had said: “A right cause never fails”.
(a) carte blanche
(b) status quo
(c) bona fide
(d) faux pas
(e) ad nauseam
1. B 2. D 3. A 4. E 5. C 6. E 7. B 8. A 9. C 10. D