Saturday, August 6, 2016

English Quiz : Daily Cloze Test from Previous Papers of Bank Exam

Direction (1-10) : In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers again printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately in the context of the whole passage. Find out the appropriate word.

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A friend in need is a friend in indeed. A man who stands _1_ his friend in _2_ is a true friend. Selfless love is the base of true friendship. True friend share each other’s joy and sorrow, pain and pleasure. They do not fall _3_ in adversity. They have full confidence in each other. They never _4_ each other _5_ makes friends, adversity tries them. A selfless friend is a _6_, a selfish friend is a curse. The first is an angel and the second is a devil. One makes your career while other _7_ it.

True friendship means great self-sacrifice on the part of both. A true friend _8_ pleasure and convenience. He goes out of his way and faces difficulties in his way with joy and even with pride. Joy and Sorrow, success and failure, good fortune and misfortune, are equally _9_ by a pair of true friends. They _10_ the burden of life equally for they feel that they sail in the same boat and that they have to shrink and swim together.

1. (a) to
    (b) with
    (c) for
    (d) by
    (e) of

2. (a) adversity
    (b) commotion
    (c) change
    (d) happiness
    (e) growth

3. (a) out
    (b) to
    (c) off
    (d) with
    (e) through

4. (a) postulate
    (b) commit
    (c) danger
    (d) deplete
    (e) betray

5. (a) wealth
    (b) prosperity
    (c) man
    (d) providence
    (e) well-being

6. (a) boon
    (b) force
    (c) blessing
    (d) calamity
    (e) message

7. (a) throws
    (b) develops
    (c) constructs
    (d) mars
    (e) lacks

8. (a) foregoes
    (b) mitigates
    (c) evolves
    (d) appraises
    (e) prospers

9. (a) built
    (b) pleased
    (c) admired
    (d) advocate
    (e) shared

10. (a) expect
    (b) shoulder
    (c) dislike
    (d) propose
    (e) project

Answers :

1. D

2. A

3. A

4. E

5. B

6. C

7. D

8. A

9. E

10. B