English Cloze Test Practice Set 55

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English Cloze Test Practice Set 55

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.

No one questioned the union leadership for its failure to …(1)…. these dissensions in the …(2)…. However, …(3)… it wasn’t aware of the gravity of problems faced by the trade union or it was helpless to check them. In either case its drawbacks …(4)… exposed.

That, in fact, is the sum and substance of union leader’s barely …(5)… attack on the helmsmen of the company. The trade union, was not able to factor in employee who had used the ballot to vent their anger; or take into …(6)… union’s need for ‘strong, decisive and result-oriented leaders’ who will ‘formulate policies and programmes for the poor and implement them with firmness. Even though his union’s leader …(7)… over backwards to claim that the boss a known critic of company’s profligately populist policies-meant no offence to the company leadership, his message could not have been more …(8)…. But in the end, his outburst could be no more than a positioning to strike a better deal for his trade union’s …(9)… the alliance begins. He is far …(10)… astute a businessman to strain this alliance to breaking point.

1.
1) firm
2) nip
3) defer
4) bleak
5) advent

2.
1) deem
2) relish
3) zeal
4) bud
5) craze

3.
1) as
2) soon
3) well
4) but
5) either

4.
1) stood
2) decimate
3) eloquent
4) stagger
5) immoral

5.
1) wobbling
2) veiled
3) veer
4) stern
5) ratify

6.
1) indulgence
2) account
3) imperil
4) pawn
5) overlook

7.
1) asked
2) obscured
3) slant
4) inculpate
5) bent

8.
1) forthright
2) nurture
3) beguile
4) diffident
5) objectionable

9.
1) where
2) whereas
3) how
4) when
5) why

10.
1) being
2) been
3) too
4) to
5) from

Answers:

1. B       2. D        3. E         4. A         5. B       6. B       7. E         8. A        9. D      10. C    IDIOM PHRASES QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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