Saturday, August 6, 2016

English Quiz : Daily Cloze Test from Previous Papers of Bank Exam




Direction (1-10) : In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers again printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fits the blanks appropriately in the context of the whole passage. Find out the appropriate word.

The _1_ of India as an economic superpower is not reflected in the _2_ of life enjoyed by its 1.2 billon citizens according to the Human Development Index which _3_ India very low among 182 countries. In our performance oriented world, measurement issues have taken on _4_ importance as what we measure affects what we do. In fact the French president has established an International Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress owing to his_5_ and that of others with the current state of statistical information about the economy and society.

  The big question concerns _6_ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) provides a good measure of living standards. In many cases GDP statistics seem to _7_ that economy is doing far better than most citizens feel it is. Moreover the focus on GDP creates conflicts – while political leaders are told to maximize it, citizens also demand that _8_ be paid to enhancing security, reducing air, water and noise pollution all of which actually _9_ GDP growth. Statistics are _10_ to summarize what is going on in our complex society ; it is therefore obvious that we can’t reduce everything to a simple number – GDP.

                                                                                                      (Bank of Baroda PO Exam, 2004)

1. (a) pursuit
    (b) perception
    (c) conversion
    (d) title
    (e) tribute

2. (a) quality
    (b) spirit
    (c) span
    (d) joy
    (e) loss

3. (a)scored
    (b) qualified
    (c) regard
    (d) ranked
    (e) counted

4. (a) great
    (b) unduly
    (c) trivial
    (d) considerably
   (e) negligible

5. (a) confidence
    (b) belief
    (c) dissatisfaction
    (d) compliance
    (e) obedience

6. (a) unless
    (b) because
    (c) against
    (d) whether
    (e) that

7. (a) recommend
    (b) think
    (c) point
    (d) refer
    (e) suggest

8. (a) respect
    (b) debt
    (c) attention
    (d) expense
    (e) compensation

9. (a) lower
    (b) attain
    (c) decline
    (d) shrunk
    (e) recover

10. (a) difficult
    (b) interpret
    (c) reveal
    (d) intended

    (e) inferred



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