Cloze Test for SBI PO Prelims: 12th June 2018

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Cloze Test for SBI PO Prelims: 12th June 2018

Cloze Test for SBI PO Prelims (Week-05)

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 thi, 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.

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. 

The Indian media has never been a (1)……….. For every (2)………… news outlet, there has been a (3)……….. sensationalist tabloid as a (4)………. But the sensationalists were kept under (5)………..; there was some form of a social (6)……….. There was an (7)………. firewall that (8)……….. these two universes. However, in the last five to six years, this firewall seems to have lost its (9)………. disinformation is (10)……….. into credible sections of the media because the (11)………… of disinformation happens to be our own leaders. This poses a (12)………. question about the nature of reporting. (13)………. reporting means reporting what was said. But if statements themselves are wrong, do reporters (14)………. about them or not? Wouldn’t not reporting (15)………. to censorship?

(a) enormous
(b) monolith
(c) burden
(d) mammoth
(e) bug bear

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S1. Ans.(b) Sol. monolith- anything massive, uniform and unmovable

(a) controversial
(b) imaginary
(c) bogus
(d) credulous
(e) credible

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S2. Ans.(e) Sol. credible- believable

(a) alternate
(b) similarity
(c) emulated
(d) corresponding
(e) opposite

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S3. Ans.(d) Sol. corresponding- that have a similar relationship

(a) contrary
(b) counterstroke
(c) counterpoint
(d) conundrum
(e) enigma

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S4. Ans.(c) Sol. counterpoint– an opposite point

(a) control
(b) attention
(c) prevention
(d) pressure
(e) compulsion

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S5. Ans.(a) Sol. control- to exercise influence over

(a) compel
(b) refrain
(c) leash
(d) abstain
(e) fasten

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S6. Ans.(c) Sol. leash- to curb or restrain

(a) visible
(b) invisible
(c) palpable
(d) tangible
(e) restricted

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S7. Ans.(b) Sol. invisible- that which can’t be seen

(a) annex
(b) kept away
(c) apart
(d) separated
(e) combine

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S8. Ans.(d) Sol. separated– estranged

(a) right
(b) charge
(c) capacity
(d) caliber
(e) power

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S9. Ans.(e) Sol. power– ability to coerce, influence or control

(a) venting
(b) flowing
(c) seeping
(d) penetrate
(e) falling

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S10. Ans.(c) Sol. seeping– leaking

(a) resource
(b) source
(c) area
(d) section
(e) way

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S11. Ans.(b) Sol. source– the person, place or thing from which something comes or is acquired

(a) difficult
(b) chaotic
(c) roaring
(d) complexity
(e) conundrum

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S12. Ans.(a) Sol. difficult– hard; not easy

(a) Bogus
(b) Bona fide
(c) Truthful
(d) Faithful
(e) Counterfeit

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S13. Ans.(d) Sol. faithful– having faith

(a) display
(b) paint
(c) print
(d) encrypt
(e) write

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S14. Ans.(e) Sol. write– to form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate

(a) quantify
(b) amount
(c) qualify
(d) accumulate
(e) collect

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S15. Ans.(b) Sol. amount– the quantity or volume

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