English Quiz CLOZE TEST for IBPS Exam 2016

(1-7): Fill in the blanks choosing the word that is most appropriate in the
context of the passage.
have probably always been surrounded by their kin-those to whom they have been
related by _____(1)_____ or marriage. But the size, the composition, and the
functions of their families and kinship groups have _____(2)_____ tremendously.
People have lived not only in the “_____(3)_____ family,” made up of just the
parents and —(4)……offspring, which is standard in the West and has been found
almost everywhere, they have also lived in _____(5)_____ families and in formal
_____(6)_____; they have been conscious of themselves as heirs of _____(7)_____
hundreds of generations deep.

(a) blood
(b) society
(c) kith
(d) country
(e) religion
(a) conflicted
(b) grown
(c) contradicted
(d) varied
(e) dwindled
(a) universal
(b) nucleus
(c) core
(d) small
(e) nuclear
(b) superfluity
(c) Their
(a) dysfunctional
(b) extended
(c) distended
(d) chaotic
(e) foreign
(a) systems
(b) cliques
(c) blocs
(d) societies
(e) clans
(a) genes
(b) property
(c) tradition
(d) lineages
(e) chattels
(8-15): Fill in the blanks choosing the word that is most appropriate in the
context of the passage.
The fact is
often _____(8)_____ by the widespread
confusion about the nature and role of emotions in man’s life. One frequently
hears the statement, “Man is not_____(9)_____  a rational being; he is also an emotional
being”, which implies some sort of _____(10)_____, as if, in effect, man
possessed a dual nature, with one part in _____(11)_____ to the other. In fact,
however, the content of man’s emotions is the product of his —-(12)—-faculty;
his emotions are a/n _____(13)_____ and a consequence, which, like all of man’s
other psychological—(14)—, cannot be _____(15)_____ without reference to
the conceptual power of his consciousness.
(a) contradicted
(b) obscured
(c) recognized
(d) ignored
(e) aggrandized
(a) human
(b) sentimental
(c) merely
(d) responsible
(e) social
(a) enfeeblement
(b) dichotomy
(c) contrast
(d) inferiority
(e) euphemism
(a) mésalliance
(b) harmony
(c) accord
(d) opposition
(e) conjunction
(a) blood
(b) society
(c) Rational
(d) country
(e) religion
(a) exhilaration
(b) superfluity
(c) excess
(d) exuberance
(e) derivative
(b) grown
(c) contradicted
(d) Characteristics
(e) dwindled
(a) misunderstood
(b) understood
(c) measured
(d) contradicted
(e) existing
S1. Ans.(a) 
Sol. ‘blood’ fits in the context correctly.

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S2. Ans.(d) 
Sol. ‘varied’ 
fits in the context correctly.

S3. Ans.(e) 
Sol. Nuclear- fits in the context correctly.

S4. Ans.(c) 
Sol. Pronoun ‘Their’ fits in the context correctly.

S5. Ans.(b) 
Sol. ‘extended’ families- is correct phrase.

S6. Ans.(e) 
Sol. clan- a close-knit group of interrelated families

S7. Ans.(d) 
Sol. lineage- direct descent from an ancestor; ancestry or pedigree.

S8. Ans.(b) 
Sol. obscure- not clearly expressed or easily understood.

S9. Ans.(c) 
Sol. merely- just; only.

S10. Ans.(b) 
Sol.  dichotomy- a division or contrast
between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely

S11. Ans.(d) 
Sol.  opposition- resistance or dissent,
expressed in action or argument.

S12. Ans.(c) 
Sol.  Rational-based on or in accordance
with reason or logic.

S13. Ans.(e) 
Sol.  derivative-imitative
of the work of another artist, writer, etc., and usually disapproved of for
that reason.

S14. Ans.(d) 

Sol.  Characteristics – a feature or
quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to
identify them.

S15. Ans.(b) 
Sol.  Understood-
fits in the context correctly.