Expected Cloze Test for RBI Assistant Exam

Published on Wednesday, December 07, 2016
cloze test
Direction (1-10): 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:


New actors with more (1) weapons have (2) nuclear doctrine into guesswork. Even during the cold war, (3) all that game theory and brainpower, the Soviet Union and America frequently misread what the other was up to. India and Pakistan, with little experience and less contact, have (4) nothing to guide them in a (5) but mistrust and paranoia. if weapons (6) in the Middle East, as Iran and then Saudi Arabia and possibly Egypt join Israel in the ranks of nuclear powers, each will have to manage a (7) four - dimensional standoff.
Worst of all is the (8). During much of the cold war the two superpowers, anxious to avoid Armageddon, were willing to (9) the status quo. Today the ground is (10) under everyone's feet.

1. 
1. versatile
2. flexible
3. elastic
4. variable
5. limited


2.
1. linked
2. hanged
3. passed
4. turned
5. pinched


3. 
1. round
2. despite
3. sway
4. plight
5. upwardly


4. 
1. frailty
2. regardless
3. crunch
4. virtually
5. necessary


5. 
1. purpose
2. bread
3. crisis
4. immaturity
5. variability


6.
1. escalate
2. proliferate
3. round off
4. fall of
5. irregulate


7.
1. bewildering
2. string
3. trial
4. having
5. transversing


8.
1. steadfastness
2. constancy
3. instability
4. hesitation
5. durability


9.
1. halt
2. disallow
3. deviate
4. vacillate
5. tolerate


10.
1. shifting
2. relocating
3. replacing
4. moving
5. adjourning


Answer : 

1. versatile
2. turned
3. despite
4. virtually
5. crisis
6. proliferate
7. bewildering
8. instability
9. tolerate
10. shifting

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