English Quiz(Cloze Test) for SBI exam 2016

Directions (Q.1-10): In the following passage, You have  brief passages. In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

Civilisation, like (1), fall, not so much because of (2) of the enemy outside, as through the weakness and (3) within. Rome fell not because of the (4), they merely knocked (5) something that was already dead. The heart of Rome had (6) beating when the arms and legs were cut (7) we see something of this (8) in India and China and in the case of the Arabs. The (9) of Arabian civilisation was sudden even as their rise had been. In India and China, the process is long-drawn (10) and it is not easy to spot it.

(a) States  
(b) Kingdom 
(c) Empires 
(d) Buildings 
(e) house

(a) Weakness   
(b) Strength 
(c) Power 
(d) Tenacity 
(e) symptom 
(a) Disease  
(b) Decease 
(c) Decay 
(d) Fortitude
(e) fortune 

(a) Barbarity   
(b) Barbarous 
(c) Barbarians 
(d) Romans 
(e) barbaric 

(a) Off   
(b) On
(c) Down 
(d) No word 
(e) without 
(a) Seized   
(b) Rotated  
(c) Ceased 
(d) Started 
(e) startled 

(a) Down   
(b) Off 
(c) Up
(d) without 
(e)  like
(a) Process   
(b) Procedure 
(c) Spectacle 
(d) Scene 
(e) drama 
(a) Downfall   
(b) Death
(c) Collapse 
(d) Dismemberment 
(e) collage 
(a) Out
(b) Up
(c) Upon
(d) No word 
(e) by 
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