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.

Recently World Bank and Asian Development Bank _1_ separate reports on poverty. The World Bank report _2_ its benchmark of extreme poverty by 25 percent from $1 per Person per day to $1.25 per person a day. The ADB announced and even _3_ benchmark of $1.35 per person a day. These new benchmarks are _4_ on surveys in the world’s poorest countries.
          Experts often like to _5_ that poverty has declined because of economic growth in India and China, This is wrong and _6_ In the past twenty five years the poverty rate in India has _7_ by less than one percentage point a year. _8_ we use a poverty line of $1 per person a day or $1.25 per person per day makes little _9_. The number of poor in India is large. The purpose of these statistics is not to dispute them but to _10_ whether the benefits of economic growth are being shared with the poor.

                                                                                                      (Corporation Bank Exam, 2001 )

1. (a) declared
    (b) released
    (c) print
    (d) issue
    (e) publish

2. (a) heightened
    (b) announced
    (c) raised
    (d) maintained
    (e) notified

3. (a) better
    (b) significant
    (c) plausible
    (d) higher
    (e) lower

4. (a) based
    (b) collected
    (c) inferred
    (d) derived
    (e) gathered

5. (a) realize
    (b) claim
    (c) discover
    (d) recommend
    (e) criticize

6. (a) adverse
    (b) opposing
    (c) corrupt
    (d) rejected
    (e) misleading

7. (a) deplete
    (b) plunge
    (c) declined
    (d) weaken
    (e) fell

8. (a) unless
    (b) despite
    (c) Instead
    (d) Whether
    (e) Regardless

9. (a) Difference
    (b) effect
    (c) contrast
    (d) question
    (e) option

10. (a) acknowledge
    (b) suggest
    (c) care
    (d) inspire
    (e) study

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