Wednesday, 22 June 2016

English Cloze Test for SBI PO and Clerk 2016

English Cloze test for sbi clerk 2016 exam
Directions(1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully:

Our ancestors were not bipeds.(1) forced us to stand erect. We are quite cosy up in the trees. Some would (2) that it’s been downhill ever since. But there’s not enough food in trees. Man cannot (3) on fruit alone, (4) women often try when they are dieting. Unfortunately, we were very low on the food chain at this time, and the surface was full of  (5). Running made us harder to catch. Since then, the history of mankind has been dominated by the (6) need to move faster. In the beginning, we looked for large animals we could climb on, such as horses and camels. Other animals began avoiding us. (7) we invented the wheel, the chariot, the horse carriage, the bicycle, the railway engine, the automobiles, roller skates, skateboards and the space shuttle. As our lives have improved in different ways, so has our (8) to move from point A to point B. The (9) is inescapable. In the (10) of modern life, walking is an obsolete practice.

1.
(1) coincidence
(2) incident
(3) fate
(4) circumstances
(5) contingency
2.
(1) battle
(2) argue
(3) dispute
(4) quarrel
(5) altercate
3.
(1) persist
(2) remain
(3) survive
(4) exist
(5) go
4.
(1) whereas
(2) anyway
(3) while
(4) when
(5) although
5.
(1) predators
(2) killers
(3) hunters
(4) microbes
(5) beasts
6.
(1) chronic
(2) relentless
(3) intermittent
(4) fixed
(5) external
7.
(1) Suppose
(2) Prior
(3) After
(4) Subsequently
(5) Later
8.
(1) facility
(2) limitations
(3) ability
(4) capacity
(5) talent
9.
(1) introduction
(2) conclusion
(3) source
(4) concept
(5) period
10.
(1) context
(2) ambience
(3) text
(4) relation
(5) event

Answers:
1: (4), 2: (2), 3: (3), 4: (5), 5: (1), 6: (2), 7: (4), 8: (3), 9: (2), 10: (1).

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