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.

SBI PO Exam, 2000

The Government seems to be in right earnest to ensure more _1_ in governance. The Prime Minister’s announcement that his Government is _2_ drafting legislation to _3_ the citizen’s right to information is indeed welcome. Though the talk on the right to information is not new, we may _4_ the bill to be brought early this time. The previous government had set up a high level committee to _5_ a draft bill. But nothing has been heard about the matter since, _6_ the committee did quite some. The issue, however has come to such a pass that a solution cannot be _7_ further. Sunlight is the best disinfectant, a foreign judge once said, while _8_ the unwarranted secrecy in an administrative system. When those in authority know that people have right to ask questions and the government in under the _9_ to provide them with answers, _10_ of authority, or of public finances, for personal or party ends is less likely to happen.

1. (a) strictness
    (b) rudeness
    (c) leniency
    (d) economy
    (e) transparency

2. (a) personally
    (b) busy
    (c) not
    (d) reluctantly
    (e) absolutely

3. (a) presumption
    (b) absolve
    (c) curb
    (d) question
    (e) establish

4. (a) expect
    (b) wait
    (c) try
    (d)  frustrate
    (e) appeal

5. (a) level
    (b) regard
    (c) prepare
    (d) enact
    (e) unearth

6. (a) even
    (b) as
    (c) because
    (d) until
    (e) though

7. (a) found
    (b) expected
    (c) delayed
    (d) looked
    (e) longed

8. (a) nurturing
    (b) criticizing
    (c) demanding
    (d) appreciating
    (e) upholding

9. (a) pretention
    (b) affect
    (c) substance
    (d) obligation
    (e) property

10. (a) misuse
    (b) governance
    (c) dishonor
    (d) curbing
    (e) breach

Answers :

1. E

2. B

3. E

4. A

5. C

6. E

7. C

8. B

9. D

10. A