English Quiz on Cloze Test for IBPS RRB, IBPS Clerk, India Post & SBI SO Exam

Direction: In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered.
These numbers are printed below the pas-sage and against each, five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
The Centre’s package of incentives to boost investments and job creation in the export-oriented textile and apparel sector is a stitch in time. That one of the economy’s largest employment generators outside agriculture has been (1) ceding ground to smaller but nimbler competitors such as Bangladesh and Vietnam has been a matter of concern for industry and policymakers alike. The measures, aimed at (2) labour norms and offering tax breaks, will give a big fillip to domestic garment-makers as they vie with producers in South and Southeast Asia to gain a larger share of the U.S. and European Union markets. As the World Bank report, ‘Stitches to Riches?’, noted in April 2016, the potential decrease in Chinese apparel exports — as (3) costs in that country rise and manufacturing investments move up the value chain into high-technology industries — presents a huge opportunity for South Asian countries. The government’s action will help tap this opportunity. Of the Rs.6,000 crore earmarked for the package, Rs.5,500 crore is set apart for providing an additional 5 per cent duty (4) for garments. Apparel-makers can now avail refunds on state levies paid by them as part of this benefit, a long-pending demand. The other announcement with an (5) fiscal implication is the Rs.500 crore pencilled against additional incentives under the Amended Technology Upgradation Funds Scheme. Specifically, the subsidy provided to garment units has been increased to a healthy 25 per cent from 15 per cent. This should boost employment generation.

Question 1

Find out the appropriate word in each case

  • Aunintentionally
  • Bsteadily
  • Cunforeseen
  • Dchancily
  • Eoffhand

Question 2

Find out the appropriate word in each case

  • Acontinuity
  • Btriggering
  • Cstreamlining
  • Dbreezing
  • Econtinuance

Question 3

Find out the appropriate word in each case

  • Adepth
  • Bhalt
  • Cstop
  • Dwage
  • Ecease

Question 4

Find out the appropriate word in each case

  • Aboon
  • Bextra
  • Cperfection
  • Dbenefit
  • Edrawback

Question 5

Find out the appropriate word in each case

  • Aupfront
  • Buntrustworthy
  • Cdevious
  • Dtreacherous
  • Edeceptive
Another season of the HBO series Game of Thrones has just come to an epic end, leaving a mammoth television audience — and millions of netizens with a penchant for the illicit happiness of near-real-time downloads — with a long, painful wait until they can start marking their calendar for the (6) to the next. Over six seasons, the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has gripped the global imagination with its tapestry of history, mythology and (7). It has become the pop culture phenomenon of this decade since its debut in 2011, sparking feverish speculation about the cast and characters through the (8) period between one season and the other — U.S. President Barack Obama was among the legions who wanted to know if Jon Snow, a much-loved protagonist who ostensibly gets fatally stabbed in the Season 5 finale, would get ‘resurrected’. (Spoiler alert: he was.) In fact, in its latest season the show took Martin’s epic fantasy series into unmapped plot lines. With 26 (9) Emmy Awards and counting, with at least two more seasons planned, and an official viewership figure of 8.9 million for the Season 6 grand finale, what explains GoT’s critical success and phenomenal popularity? It all boils down to quality, and sheer scale. The series has an enormous (10) cast portraying warring families across two fictional continents. Its shooting has taken GoT to places as far apart as Northern Ireland, Croatia, Morocco, and the U.S. And its panoramic sweep and treatment of battle sequences have eclipsed most big-screen renditions.

Question 6

Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

  • Aabide
  • Bcountdown
  • Ccessation
  • Dending
  • Ecompletion
Another season of the HBO series Game of Thrones has just come to an epic end, leaving a mammoth television audience — and millions of netizens with a penchant for the illicit happiness of near-real-time downloads — with a long, painful wait until they can start marking their calendar for the (6) to the next. Over six seasons, the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has gripped the global imagination with its tapestry of history, mythology and (7). It has become the pop culture phenomenon of this decade since its debut in 2011, sparking feverish speculation about the cast and characters through the (8) period between one season and the other — U.S. President Barack Obama was among the legions who wanted to know if Jon Snow, a much-loved protagonist who ostensibly gets fatally stabbed in the Season 5 finale, would get ‘resurrected’. (Spoiler alert: he was.) In fact, in its latest season the show took Martin’s epic fantasy series into unmapped plot lines. With 26 (9) Emmy Awards and counting, with at least two more seasons planned, and an official viewership figure of 8.9 million for the Season 6 grand finale, what explains GoT’s critical success and phenomenal popularity? It all boils down to quality, and sheer scale. The series has an enormous (10) cast portraying warring families across two fictional continents. Its shooting has taken GoT to places as far apart as Northern Ireland, Croatia, Morocco, and the U.S. And its panoramic sweep and treatment of battle sequences have eclipsed most big-screen renditions.

Question 7

Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

  • Averisimilitude
  • Bsolidity
  • Cfantasy
  • Drealness
  • Ereality
Another season of the HBO series Game of Thrones has just come to an epic end, leaving a mammoth television audience — and millions of netizens with a penchant for the illicit happiness of near-real-time downloads — with a long, painful wait until they can start marking their calendar for the (6) to the next. Over six seasons, the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has gripped the global imagination with its tapestry of history, mythology and (7). It has become the pop culture phenomenon of this decade since its debut in 2011, sparking feverish speculation about the cast and characters through the (8) period between one season and the other — U.S. President Barack Obama was among the legions who wanted to know if Jon Snow, a much-loved protagonist who ostensibly gets fatally stabbed in the Season 5 finale, would get ‘resurrected’. (Spoiler alert: he was.) In fact, in its latest season the show took Martin’s epic fantasy series into unmapped plot lines. With 26 (9) Emmy Awards and counting, with at least two more seasons planned, and an official viewership figure of 8.9 million for the Season 6 grand finale, what explains GoT’s critical success and phenomenal popularity? It all boils down to quality, and sheer scale. The series has an enormous (10) cast portraying warring families across two fictional continents. Its shooting has taken GoT to places as far apart as Northern Ireland, Croatia, Morocco, and the U.S. And its panoramic sweep and treatment of battle sequences have eclipsed most big-screen renditions.

Question 8

Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

  • Adecampment
  • Bquitting
  • Cpermanent
  • Dintervening
  • Econtinual
Another season of the HBO series Game of Thrones has just come to an epic end, leaving a mammoth television audience — and millions of netizens with a penchant for the illicit happiness of near-real-time downloads — with a long, painful wait until they can start marking their calendar for the (6) to the next. Over six seasons, the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has gripped the global imagination with its tapestry of history, mythology and (7). It has become the pop culture phenomenon of this decade since its debut in 2011, sparking feverish speculation about the cast and characters through the (8) period between one season and the other — U.S. President Barack Obama was among the legions who wanted to know if Jon Snow, a much-loved protagonist who ostensibly gets fatally stabbed in the Season 5 finale, would get ‘resurrected’. (Spoiler alert: he was.) In fact, in its latest season the show took Martin’s epic fantasy series into unmapped plot lines. With 26 (9) Emmy Awards and counting, with at least two more seasons planned, and an official viewership figure of 8.9 million for the Season 6 grand finale, what explains GoT’s critical success and phenomenal popularity? It all boils down to quality, and sheer scale. The series has an enormous (10) cast portraying warring families across two fictional continents. Its shooting has taken GoT to places as far apart as Northern Ireland, Croatia, Morocco, and the U.S. And its panoramic sweep and treatment of battle sequences have eclipsed most big-screen renditions.

Question 9

Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

  • APrimetime
  • Bdeterioration
  • Cdevolution
  • Ddiscomfiture
  • Edestruction
Another season of the HBO series Game of Thrones has just come to an epic end, leaving a mammoth television audience — and millions of netizens with a penchant for the illicit happiness of near-real-time downloads — with a long, painful wait until they can start marking their calendar for the (6) to the next. Over six seasons, the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has gripped the global imagination with its tapestry of history, mythology and (7). It has become the pop culture phenomenon of this decade since its debut in 2011, sparking feverish speculation about the cast and characters through the (8) period between one season and the other — U.S. President Barack Obama was among the legions who wanted to know if Jon Snow, a much-loved protagonist who ostensibly gets fatally stabbed in the Season 5 finale, would get ‘resurrected’. (Spoiler alert: he was.) In fact, in its latest season the show took Martin’s epic fantasy series into unmapped plot lines. With 26 (9) Emmy Awards and counting, with at least two more seasons planned, and an official viewership figure of 8.9 million for the Season 6 grand finale, what explains GoT’s critical success and phenomenal popularity? It all boils down to quality, and sheer scale. The series has an enormous (10) cast portraying warring families across two fictional continents. Its shooting has taken GoT to places as far apart as Northern Ireland, Croatia, Morocco, and the U.S. And its panoramic sweep and treatment of battle sequences have eclipsed most big-screen renditions.

Question 10

Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

  • Anone
  • Bfragile
  • Caudible
  • Dzilch
  • Eensemble
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