Cloze Set Test for SBI Clerk Exam

cloze test


In the following passage, there are blanks , each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately in the context of the whole passage. Find out the appropriate word.

In essence, terrorism is political violence, the causes of which are external factors; they are not God- given. As long as there (1) injustices galore, there will be no scarcity of social rebels determined to (2) the social and political order through guns and bombs. These tactics (3) no problems as terrorism (4) that State can be explained by the unhealthy mixing up of religion and politics. Under the garb of promoting their religious cause, young people kill innocent men and women, risking their own lives in the process. It is (5) that not enough has been done to win over the terrorists (6) removing the deeply entrenched misgivings and (7) in there minds. In any case, there (8) no doubt that terrorists are made, not born. For that matter, even writers and artists are not born. Traditions of art, music and love of literature may be there in a family, but these qualities are not (9) Just as a violent street demonstrator may be the son of a (10) peaceful father, so a terrorist's parents may be law-abiding citizens.

a. can
b. is
c. are
d. shall be

a. harmonise
b. establish
c. uproot
d. carry out

a. help
b. bring
c. cause
d. solve

a. of
b. in
c. for
d. to

a. sure
b. real
c. apparent
d. crucial

a. in
b. by
c. to
d. at

a. happenings
b. corrections
c. faults
d. prejudices

a. has
b. need
c. is
d. have

a. born
b. God-given
c. hereditary
d. inheritance

a. wholly
b. rather
c. more
d. violent


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