English Cloze Test New Pattern with Detailed Explanations (Day-13)

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English Cloze Test – SBI Clerk Exam New Pattern

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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.
In ordering that lease-holders should pay compensation to the extent of 100% of the price of the quantum of minerals they had illegally extracted, the Supreme Court has gone (1)[at] a mere (2)[testimony] of the ‘polluter pays’ principle. It has also set a significant benchmark for (3)[pliable] action against those who (4)[delight] in mining without environmental or forest clearance. Even the Central Empowered Committee had recommended compensation to the extent of 30% of the value of the iron ore and manganese ore illegally mined in Odisha, but the court has been firm about not compromising on the (5)[whole] of compensation. It is impossible to dispute the court’s reasoning that the defaulter or violator should bear the consequences of the (6)[blessing], and therefore cannot be allowed the benefit of “pocketing 70% of the illegally mined ore”. The mining companies tried every possible means of avoiding the tag that they had illegally mined iron or manganese ore. Some of them argued that they did not require environmental clearance as they (7)[start] operations prior to 1994, when the Environmental Impact Assessment Notification was first issued, and that unless there was an expansion, they did not require environmental clearance. Some said “illegal mining” was limited to mining activity outside the leased area, but the court has firmly ruled that any (8)[prevation] extraction within the leased area would also (9)[span]unlawful mining. It has clarified that (10)[one] renewal of a mining lease would require such clearance, even if there is no expansion, modernisation or increase in the pollution load.

  1. ?
  1.   After
  2.   Under
  3.   In
  4.   Beyond
  5.   No change required
  1. ?
  1.   Affirmation
  2.   averment
  3.   oath
  4.   statement
  5.   No change required
  1. ?
  1.   Exacting
  2.   Stringent
  3.   drawing
  4.   picky
  5.   No change required
  1. ?
  1.   Satiate
  2.   Cater
  3.   Indulge
  4.   Please
  5.   No change required
  1. ?
  1.   Quantum
  2.   Measure
  3.   Portion
  4.   part
  5.   No change required
  1. ?
  1.   morality
  2.   illegality
  3.   iniquity
  4.   trespass
  5.   No change required
  1. ?
  1.   had started
  2.   have started
  3.   started
  4.   starting
  5.   No change required
  1. ?
  1.   enough
  2.   excess
  3.   profusion
  4.   dearth
  5.   No change required
  1. ?
  1.   check with
  2.   be equal to
  3.   be contained in
  4.   amount to
  5.   No change required
  1. ?
  1.   every
  2.   all
  3.   some
  4.   few
  5.   No change required

Answers:

Directions (Q. 1-10):

  1. Correct Answer is:- D

Explanation:- ‘Beyond’ means over the limit of something, so it is appropriate here.

  1. Correct Answer is:- A

Explanation:- Affirmation’ means declaring a truth or something, here it is used with the some decision of Supreme Court.

  1. Correct Answer is:- B

Explanation:-  According to the meaning of the sentence, ‘stringent’ will be used here, whose meaning is rigid.

  1. Correct Answer is:- C

Explanation:- ‘Indulge’ means involving into. It is correct here with mining.

  1. Correct Answer is:- A

Explanation:- ‘Quantum’ means quantity.  It is correct here as per the demand in the sentence, i.e., compensation.

  1. Correct Answer is:- B

Explanation:- ‘illegality means against law, or illegal in nature, it is associated with consequences, so the it is negative in nature.

  1. Correct Answer is:- A

Explanation:- Here, the exact time is mentioned here, so the sentence need to be in the past perfect, so the correct answer will be ‘had started’.

  1. Correct Answer is:- B

Explanation:- ‘Excess’ means overabundance of something, so it is used here with extraction i.e., extraction beyond the limit that means over utilization.

  1. Correct Answer is:- D

Explanation:- The meaning of the phrase ‘amount to’ means to add up more, which is correct in this sense.

  1. Correct Answer is:- A

Explanation:- The verb used just next in ‘renewal ’ which is singular, so with it the correct answer will be ‘every’ and it is talking about every renewal.

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