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.

Trust is the basis of human relationship. As trust between people grows, _1_ change and interpersonal dynamics are transformed. Diverse skills and abilities become _2_ and appreciated as strengths. People begin to _3_ one another’s attitudes and feelings. They learn to be _4_ instead of playing roles. As trust grows the _5_ that prevent _6_ and openness lessen. People become more expressive, impulsive, frank and _7_. Their communication is efficient and clear. They risk _8_ and confrontation, opening doors to deeper relationship, communication, involvement and commitment. Congestion and _9_ lessen. The flows of data are open and _10_.

                                                                                                    (Bank of India Clerical Exam, 2006)

1. (a) motivation
    (b) behaviors
    (c) patterns
    (d) aspirations
    (e) commitments

2. (a) obvious
    (b) necessary
    (c) essential
    (d) recognized
    (e) prominent

3. (a) accept
    (b) participate
    (c) pronounce
    (d) inculcate
    (e) relate

4. (a) advocates
    (b) possessed
    (c) exponents
    (d) indifferent
    (e) themselves

5. (a) seriousness
    (b) beliefs
    (c) barriers
    (d) masks
    (e) chains

6. (a) snobbery
    (b) egoism
    (c) brashness
    (d) boasting
    (e) candour

7. (a) protective
    (b) spontaneous
    (c) pious
    (d) cavaliers
    (e) callous

8. (a) conflict
    (b) persuasiveness
    (c) dedication
    (d) prosperity
    (e) jealousy

9. (a) pervasiveness
    (b) boundaries
    (c) sluggishness
    (d) blocking
    (e) enthusiasm

10. (a) unanimous
    (b) uncritical
    (c) uninhabited
    (d) uncanny
    (e) unusual



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