English Cloze Test with Detailed Explanation – IBPS, SSC Exams (Day-11):
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Direction (1-10): In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. For each blank five words have been suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find the appropriate word in each case.
Guiyu, a coastal township in southeast China, is the world’s e-waste capital. Since the (1)______of the century, the area has seen millions of tones of electronic leftovers, generated at home and abroad, being routinely (2)______ . The e-garbage pile began to inflate after some local businessmen taught residents the process of extracting valuable by-products — gold, silver and copper — (3) ______ motherboards, wires and picture tubes. Poor workers provided the feedstock for this (4) ______ industry. But problems began to arise when people fell sick, and the drop in air, water and soil quality (5) ______global attention. “The whole town was blanketed by foul air that smelled of acid. I always felt like coughing,” the South China Morning Post quoted Yang Linxuan, a resident, as saying.
Air contamination followed when mountains of plastic wiring were burnt in open fields to (6)______ the embedded copper in them. Acid baths, which combined nitric acid and cyanide, sprang up to extract gold from motherboards. Serious (7) ______contamination resulted when untreated effluents, including acid to wash out residual toner ink from cartridges, were channeled into a tributary of the Beigang river, which soon began get choked. Mercury, fluorine, barium, chromium, and cobalt, which either leach from the waste or are used in processing, are (8) ______ for skin rashes and respiratory problems. The foul air and water can also damage kidneys and the nervous system, and weaken the immune system, (9) ______ the risk of cancer. A study conducted by the Shantou University Medical College in 2014 found that heavy metal contamination had turned the air and water toxic and that children in the town (10) ______ high levels of lead in their blood.