Cloze Test for IBPS PO Pre

cloze test
Directions: 
In the sentence below a word is given as blank, below the sentence five words/group of words are suggested, one of which can replace the blank. Find the appropriate word/group of words in each case.
The Carnegie Council is pleased to announce the release of the spring 2003 issue of its_________(1)journal (E and IA) Ethics & International Affairs. This issue of E & IA examines pressing concerns such as the_________(2)use of force, Israel’s policy of targeted killings,American unilateralism, and global economic justice.“With the launching of war against Iraq, partly on grounds of preemption, many of these pieces take on added significance,” said Carnegie Council President Joel H. Rosenthal. “The contributions to our Roundtable enhance and deepen the discussion of this issue by ________(3)
how just war thinking, international law and international relations theory can help us to evaluate arguments for and against preemptive use of force.”
Along with a_________(4) examining Israel’s policy of targeted killings, this issue also includes a set of articles on measures for reforming international monetary arrangements, aid conditionality and the Bretton Woods institutions as means as for_________(5) global economic justice.

1) 5-
A.Hindering
B.Depressing
C.Nourishing
D.Promoting
E.None of these
Answer-D, Promoting
Explanation- Promoting should be used here, it means encourage,assist,aid .
Gerund or present participle: promoting

2) 4-
A.Agitation
B.Harmony
C.Wrangle
D.Debate
E.None of these
Answer-D, Debate
Explanation- Debate means a formal discussion on a particular subject here subject is Israel’s policy of targeted killings.

3) 3-
A.Surveying
B.Outlining
C.Judging
D.Investigating
E.None of these
Answer-D, Investigating
Explanation- ‘Investigation’ is appropriate word here.  gerund or present participle: investigating. It means ‘to look into’

4) 2-
A.Averting
B.Defensive
C.Protective
D.Preemptive
E.None of these
Answer-D, Preemptive
Explanation- Preemptive means,done to stop an unwanted act by another group, country, etc

5) 1-
A.Front Runner
B.Managerial
C.Mothership
D.Flagship
E.None of these
Answer-D, Flagship
Explanation- ‘Flagship’ should be used here Flagship means an important thing.


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