English Cloze Test Practice Set 51

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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”.

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Q1.
(a) continue
(b) continuation
(c) contribute
(d) contrive
(e) console

Q2.
(a) marigold
(b) manner
(c) meagre
(d) measure
(e) merrier

Q3.
(a) deprived
(b) decided
(c) deciduous
(d) detrimental
(e) diminish

Q4.
(a) sonorous
(b) socio-economic
(c) sociology
(d) social
(e) society

Q5.
(a) repetition
(b) repulsive
(c) resolve
(d) reprimand
(e) ruckus

Q6.
(a) dissolute
(b) dissolve
(c) disbursal
(d) disturbing
(e) disruptive

Q7.
(a) carte blanche
(b) status quo
(c) bona fide
(d) faux pas
(e) ad nauseam

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Q8.
(a) period
(b) paranoid
(c) parabola
(d) panoramic
(e) pandemonium

Q9.
(a) intransitive
(b) transitive
(c) transient
(d) transverse
(e) travesty

Q10.
(a) with
(b) off
(c) about
(d) of
(e) around

Answers:

1. B       2. D         3. A      4. E       5. C        6. E       7. B       8. A       9. C     10. D

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