5 Jun 2017

Important Practice English Questions on Cloze Test with Detailed Explanation for RBI Grade B/NICL AO & Upcoming Exams 2017

Important Practice English Questions on Cloze Test with Detailed Explanation for SBI PO/RBI Grade B/NICL AO & Upcoming Exams 2017
Important Practice English Questions on Cloze Test with Detailed Explanation for RBI Grade B/NICL AO & Upcoming Exams 2017:
Dear Readers, Here we have given the Important Practice English Questions on Cloze Test with Explanation for Upcoming RBI Grade B/IBPS PO/Clerk and All other Upcoming Competitive Exams 2017. Candidates those who are preparing for the examination can make use of it.


Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.
It’s a (1) to the unexpectedness of Theresa May’s (2) for a snap general election that even in the hour before the announcement, when her office had (3) that the British Prime Minister (4) speaking on the steps of Downing Street, many still questioned what the nature of the announcement could be. A general election figured in the speculation, but then as many pointed out online, it was less than a month ago that her official spokesperson had categorically ruled out one till 2020 — at which time an election would have to be held under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act of 2011 (unless a two-thirds majority of the House of Commons allowed otherwise).Ms. May acknowledged the need (5) an explanation of this change of heart, saying she had only recently and reluctantly recognised the need for an election to take place before 2020, pegging it on the need (6) secure unity in Parliament as the country prepared to launch headlong into full-fledged negotiations with its European partners on exiting the union, as well as resetting its relationship with the rest of the world. “We need a general election and we need one now,” she declared on Tuesday. Her statement rings true (7) many a reason: while it may have been a U-turn, the need for an election has been palpable in British politics for a while now. Since taking over as Prime Minister last year, Ms. May (8) vulnerable on a number of fronts, not least the fact that she came to her position after other prospective replacements for her predecessor David Cameron dropped (9) of the race following last June’s referendum. It’s something that critics have thrown at her along the way as she has put herself at the front of the Brexit — a process that has pegged itself on giving control back to the British Parliament and people. It became all the more relevant as the nature of the Brexit (10) by the government emerged, revealing that Britain would in all likelihood extract itself from the European single market in order to take control of its borders.
1).
a)   Witness
b)   disproof
c)   presumption
d)   testament
e)   guess
2).
a)   Announce
b)   Indicate
c)   Call
d)   Suppress
e)   None of these
3).
a)   Noticed
b)   Ignored
c)   Indicated
d)   Overlook
e)   None of these
4).
a)   shall be
b)   will be
c)   would be
d)   had been
e)   None of these
5).
a)   Of
b)   To
c)   For
d)   About
e)   None of these
6).
a)   Of
b)   To
c)   For
d)   About
e)   None of these
7).
a)   To
b)   For
c)   Of
d)   With
e)   None of these
8).
a)   has been
b)   had been
c)   was
d)   is
e)   None of these
9).
a)   To
b)   Back
c)   Out
d)   Off
e)   None of these
10).
a)   Designed
b)   Created
c)   Planned
d)   Arranged
e)   None of these

Detailed Explanation With Answers:
It’s a 1.(witness/disproof /presumption / testament /guess) to the unexpectedness of Theresa May’s 2.(announce /indicate/ call/ suppress) for a snap general election that even in the hour before the announcement, when her office had 3.(noticed / ignored / indicated / overlook) that the British Prime Minister 4.(shall be / will be / would be / had been) speaking on the steps of Downing Street, many still questioned what the nature of the announcement could be. A general election figured in the speculation, but then as many pointed out online, it was less than a month ago that her official spokesperson had categorically ruled out one till 2020 — at which time an election would have to be held under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act of 2011 (unless a two-thirds majority of the House of Commons allowed otherwise).Ms. May acknowledged the need 5.(of / to / for / about) an explanation of this change of heart, saying she had only recently and reluctantly recognised the need for an election to take place before 2020, pegging it on the need 6.(of / to / for / about) secure unity in Parliament as the country prepared to launch headlong into full-fledged negotiations with its European partners on exiting the union, as well as resetting its relationship with the rest of the world. “We need a general election and we need one now,” she declared on Tuesday.Her statement rings true 7.(to / for / of / with) many a reason: while it may have been a U-turn, the need for an election has been palpable in British politics for a while now.Since taking over as Prime Minister last year, Ms. May 8.(has been / had been / was / is) vulnerable on a number of fronts, not least the fact that she came to her position after other prospective replacements for her predecessor David Cameron dropped 9.(to / back / out / off) of the race following last June’s referendum. It’s something that critics have thrown at her along the way as she has put herself at the front of the Brexit — a process that has pegged itself on giving control back to the British Parliament and people. It became all the more relevant as the nature of the Brexit 10.(designed / created / planned / arranged) by the government emerged, revealing that Britain would in all likelihood extract itself from the European single market in order to take control of its borders.

EXPLANATION:
1). D) According to next preposition and suitability of word
2). C) As per further reading we get to know that election is going to be held so no doubt about election.
3). C) Appropriate verb
4). C) According to the nature of sentence “would be” will be used
5). C) Correct use of Preposition
6). B) Correct use of preposition
7). B) Correct use of preposition
8). A) According to tense
9). C) Drop out is a phrase when anyone leaves something

10). C) Suitable word according to nature of sentence.

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