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English Language Quiz (Cloze Test) for IBPS Clerk Prelims

Direction (1-5): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 1 to 5. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning. . If none of the words given in options fits in, mark ‘None of these’ as your answer choice.

Q1. Ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe’s alliance on Friday ___1___ control of a powerful panel in Parliament, dealing a major blow to President Maithripala Sirisena and his prime ministerial ___2___ Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Sirisena’s party members walked out of Parliament, which ___3___ its session on Friday after being adjourned on Monday, ___4___ against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s move to appoint five members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), which is led by the President. This is in continuation of the political ___5___ plaguing the country since October 26.

 Get
 Won
 Offered
 Has
 Had

Q2. Ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe’s alliance on Friday ___1___ control of a powerful panel in Parliament, dealing a major blow to President Maithripala Sirisena and his prime ministerial ___2___ Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Sirisena’s party members walked out of Parliament, which ___3___ its session on Friday after being adjourned on Monday, ___4___ against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s move to appoint five members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), which is led by the President. This is in continuation of the political ___5___ plaguing the country since October 26.
 Appointee
 Candidature
 Seat
 Office
 None of these

Q3. Ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe’s alliance on Friday ___1___ control of a powerful panel in Parliament, dealing a major blow to President Maithripala Sirisena and his prime ministerial ___2___ Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Sirisena’s party members walked out of Parliament, which ___3___ its session on Friday after being adjourned on Monday, ___4___ against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s move to appoint five members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), which is led by the President. This is in continuation of the political ___5___ plaguing the country since October 26.
 Released
 Refused
 Inaugurated
 Resumed
 Detained

Q4. Ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe’s alliance on Friday ___1___ control of a powerful panel in Parliament, dealing a major blow to President Maithripala Sirisena and his prime ministerial ___2___ Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Sirisena’s party members walked out of Parliament, which ___3___ its session on Friday after being adjourned on Monday, ___4___ against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s move to appoint five members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), which is led by the President. This is in continuation of the political ___5___ plaguing the country since October 26.
 After
 As
 Protesting
 Releasing
 None of these

Q5. Ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe’s alliance on Friday ___1___ control of a powerful panel in Parliament, dealing a major blow to President Maithripala Sirisena and his prime ministerial ___2___ Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Sirisena’s party members walked out of Parliament, which ___3___ its session on Friday after being adjourned on Monday, ___4___ against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s move to appoint five members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), which is led by the President. This is in continuation of the political ___5___ plaguing the country since October 26.
 Best
 Party
 Unrest
 Parties
 None of these

Direction (6-10): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 6 to 10. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning. . If none of the words given in options fits in, mark ‘None of these’ as your answer choice.

Q6. In ___6___ the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly without giving any claimant an ___7___ to form the government, Governor Satya Pal Malik has violated constitutional law and convention. Mr. Malik’s ___8___ reasons for his action — “extensive horse trading” and the possibility ___9___ a government formed by parties with “opposing political ideologies” would not be ___10___ — are extraneous.

 Displaying
 Applying
 Appointing
 Dissolving
 Restricting

Q7. In ___6___ the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly without giving any claimant an ___7___ to form the government, Governor Satya Pal Malik has violated constitutional law and convention. Mr. Malik’s ___8___ reasons for his action — “extensive horse trading” and the possibility ___9___ a government formed by parties with “opposing political ideologies” would not be ___10___ — are extraneous.
 Incentive
 Opportunity
 Attempted
 Equality
 None of these

Q8. In ___6___ the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly without giving any claimant an ___7___ to form the government, Governor Satya Pal Malik has violated constitutional law and convention. Mr. Malik’s ___8___ reasons for his action — “extensive horse trading” and the possibility ___9___ a government formed by parties with “opposing political ideologies” would not be ___10___ — are extraneous.
 Stated
 Best
 Correct
 Worst
 None of these

Q9. In ___6___ the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly without giving any claimant an ___7___ to form the government, Governor Satya Pal Malik has violated constitutional law and convention. Mr. Malik’s ___8___ reasons for his action — “extensive horse trading” and the possibility ___9___ a government formed by parties with “opposing political ideologies” would not be ___10___ — are extraneous.
 Is
 Of
 That
 None
 Known

Q10. In ___6___ the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly without giving any claimant an ___7___ to form the government, Governor Satya Pal Malik has violated constitutional law and convention. Mr. Malik’s ___8___ reasons for his action — “extensive horse trading” and the possibility ___9___ a government formed by parties with “opposing political ideologies” would not be ___10___ — are extraneous.
 Ethics
 Morality
 Wrong
 Stable
 None of these

Direction (11-15): In the passage given below there are blanks which are numbered from 11 to 15. They are to be filled with the options given below the passage against each of the respective numbers. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering its meaning. . If none of the words given in options fits in, mark ‘None of these’ as your answer choice.

Q11. Cricketing reputations are sometimes ___11___ or shattered based on how a player performs against Australia. That’s ___12___ something of a trend ever since the West Indies began its free ___13___ after losing to Australia in the mid-1990s. And Australia, in its own backyard, is considered the ___14___ opposition. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 100 international centuries, but even today his ___15___ 114 at Perth during the 1992 tour of Australia is regarded as one of his finest.

 Recruited
 Reported
 Applied
 Drew
 Made

Q12. Cricketing reputations are sometimes ___11___ or shattered based on how a player performs against Australia. That’s ___12___ something of a trend ever since the West Indies began its free ___13___ after losing to Australia in the mid-1990s. And Australia, in its own backyard, is considered the ___14___ opposition. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 100 international centuries, but even today his ___15___ 114 at Perth during the 1992 tour of Australia is regarded as one of his finest.
 Has
 Been
 Have
 Is
 Being

Q13. Cricketing reputations are sometimes ___11___ or shattered based on how a player performs against Australia. That’s ___12___ something of a trend ever since the West Indies began its free ___13___ after losing to Australia in the mid-1990s. And Australia, in its own backyard, is considered the ___14___ opposition. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 100 international centuries, but even today his ___15___ 114 at Perth during the 1992 tour of Australia is regarded as one of his finest.
 Hit
 Down
 Fall
 Scoring
 Selections

Q14. Cricketing reputations are sometimes ___11___ or shattered based on how a player performs against Australia. That’s ___12___ something of a trend ever since the West Indies began its free ___13___ after losing to Australia in the mid-1990s. And Australia, in its own backyard, is considered the ___14___ opposition. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 100 international centuries, but even today his ___15___ 114 at Perth during the 1992 tour of Australia is regarded as one of his finest.
 Ultimate
 Australian
 Opponent
 Deep-rooted
 Fast

Q15. Cricketing reputations are sometimes ___11___ or shattered based on how a player performs against Australia. That’s ___12___ something of a trend ever since the West Indies began its free ___13___ after losing to Australia in the mid-1990s. And Australia, in its own backyard, is considered the ___14___ opposition. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 100 international centuries, but even today his ___15___ 114 at Perth during the 1992 tour of Australia is regarded as one of his finest.
 Hundred
 Dreadful
 Slow
 Splendid
 None of these










 SOLUTIONS

1.B
2.A
3.D
4.C
5.C
6.D
7.B
8.A
9.C
10.D
11.E
12.B
13.C
14.A
15.D

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