Cloze Test for SBI PO Prelims: 25th May 2018

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Cloze Test for SBI PO Prelims: 25th May 2018

English Language Section has given heebie-jeebies to the aspirants when they appear for a banking examination. As the level of every other section is only getting complex and convoluted, there is no doubt that this section, too, makes your blood run cold. The questions asked in this section are confusing and very time-consuming. But once dealt with proper strategy, speed, and accuracy, this section can get you the maximum marks in the examination. 
Following is the study plan for SBI PO Preliminary Examination 2018, the Second week starts with practice questions on Cloze Test. To ensure proper preparation of the section we advise you to go through all the questions sincerely and try to attempt each one of them. Afterward, match your solutions and the approach with the one that would be provided later. Practice more and more questions on the same section to enhance your grip over the topics. Following is the English Language quiz to help you practice with the best of latest pattern questions.

Directions (1-15): In the passage given below there are blanks which are to be filled with the options given below. Find out the appropriate word in each case which can most suitably complete the sentence without altering the meaning of the statement. 

A recent (1)........... on evolution in Montreal posed to high-school students and university professors the following question: “Do you think that humans are still (2)............?” Approximately 80% of the audience answered “no.” Indeed, there is an almost (3)............ belief that, with multifaceted cultures and (4)............ technology, humans have freed themselves from the (5)............ of (6)............ selection. Recent (7)..........., however, show otherwise. Far from providing (8)........... against evolutionary pressures, culture often (9)........... new ones. For example, the genes (10)......... with digestion of lactose are more (11)............ in populations that have (12)............. bred cattle and consumed milk. In scientific reviews in Nature Genetics and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the evolutionary biologist Stephen Stearns and his colleagues set out to (13)............. that natural selection operates on contemporary humans. Supported by (14)........... genealogies, including centuries of church and national health registries, their argument is (15)............

(a) summon
(b) symposium
(c) conversation
(d) debate
(e) argument

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S1. Ans.(b) Sol. symposium- a conference or meeting held for the discussion of a particular topic.

(a) developing
(b) processing
(c) evolving
(d) evaluating
(e) growing

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S2. Ans.(c) Sol. evolving- that which is under transformation or a change

(a) spread over
(b) wide
(c) all-over
(d) all-rounder
(e) universal

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S3. Ans.(e) Sol. universal- common to all society; unlimited; vast; infinite; common to all the members of the group or class

(a) latent
(b) intricate
(c) intrinsic
(d) innate
(e) inherent

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S4. Ans.(b) Sol. intricate- having a great deal of fine detail or complexity

(a) pressures
(b) grievance
(c) compulsion
(d) depression
(e) hatred

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S5. Ans.(a) Sol. pressures- a force above someone/something

(a) bogus
(b) forced
(c) natural
(d) hackneyed
(e) spontaneous

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S6. Ans.(c) Sol. natural- pertaining to the characteristics of nature

(a) results
(b) consequences
(c) explorations
(d) findings
(e) examinations

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S7. Ans.(d) Sol. findings- results of research or an investigation

(a) cure
(b) safety
(c) security
(d) resilience
(e) immunity

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S8. Ans.(e) Sol. immunity- the state of being insusceptible (unlikely to be affected by something/someone); a resistance to a specific thing

(a) manufactures
(b) creates
(c) organizes
(d) releases
(e) hatch

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S9. Ans.(b) Sol. creates- generates

(a) followed
(b) combines
(c) associated
(d) preceded
(e) made

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S10. Ans.(c) Sol. associated- in a close relation with

(a) ranking
(b) winning
(c) residing
(d) pre-pondering
(e) prevalent

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S11. Ans.(e) Sol. prevalent- dominant

(a) generally
(b) instantly
(c) practically
(d) traditionally
(e) hardly

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S12. Ans.(d) Sol. traditionally- pertaining to traditions or conventions

(a) shine
(b) demonstrate
(c) visualize
(d) animate
(e) exhibit

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S13. Ans.(b) Sol. demonstrate- to show or display

(a) proved
(b) contracting
(c) intrinsic
(d) intensive
(e) extensive

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S14. Ans.(e) Sol. extensive- serving to extend or lengthen

(a) convincing
(b) forcing
(c) compelling
(d) pressurizing
(e) instigating

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S15. Ans.(a) Sol. convincing- persuading

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