Cloze Test Practice Set For IBPS PO Pre: Hard Level


Directions (Q.1– Q.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 meaningfully complete. 
Moragaon has (1) at its present location for the past 80 years . As the population grew (2) the village (3) the government for more land to build houses, which the government provided under the protections (4) to villagers under government policy. But the site they chose lay in no man’s land: across the creek, in the middle of mangroves, (5) from the rest of the village. After numerous petitions failed to draw attention to the (6) of the government plan, the village took over an (7) piece of land earmarked for a playground. They lived there for 10 years until the government (8) arrived in 2005 and destroyed their homes. The incident still rankles with the villagers, especially when they see how building bylaws and regulations are bent and changed regularly for the (9) in Mumbai. In the last 10 years, the villagers have seen an engineering college, a hotel, a big residential colony and many villas come up all around them, in the very same places that were (10) to them. 

Q.1 
1) ceased
2) left
3) departed
4) continued
5) existed

Q.2 
1) steadily 
2) rarely
3) freely
4) hardly
5) likely

Q.3 
1) called 
2) asked
3) petitioned
4) left
5) followed

Q.4 
1) incurred 
2) stood
3) able
4) afforded
5) disposed

Q.5 
1) cultivated 
2) cut off
3) separate
4) counted
5) associated

Q.6 
1) impracticality 
2) workability
3) concept
4) applicability
5) vision

Q.7 
1) allowed 
2) sufficient
3) high
4) major
5) adjoining

Q.8 
1) accurately 
2) punctually
3) lastly
4) summarily
5) perfectly

Q.9 
1) sufferer 
2) rider
3) affluent
4) worker
5) villager

Q.10 
1) given 
2) denied
3) accepted
4) taken
5) snatched 

Answer Key :

Answer 1. 5
Answer 2. 1
Answer 3. 3
Answer 4. 4
Answer 5. 2
Answer 6. 1
Answer 7. 5
Answer 8. 4
Answer 9. 3
Answer 10. 2 

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