English Practice Cloze test for SBI PO

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English Practice Cloze test for SBI PO
Directions (1 – 7): Below, a passage is given with seven blanks labelled (A)-(G). Below the passage, five options are given for each blank. Choose the word that fits each blank most appropriately in the context of the passage, and mark the corresponding answer.
The stagnant economy of India during the British rule was an important __ (A) __ for the growth of communalism in India. It was deeply __ (B) __ in and was an expression of the interests and aspirations of the middle classes in a social set up in which opportunities for them were inadequate. The communal question was, therefore a middle class question par excellence. The main appeal of communalism and its main __ (C) __ base also lay among the middle classes. Communal disturbance necessitates a communalised context and intervention by a political party. A communally surcharged ambience is often the result of a political tug- of- war __ (D) __ secular and communal parties for the votes of majority and minority communities. A partisan police aggravates the breakdown of __ (E) __ and order, through incitement, active participation, and letting rumours fester and fly. The slightest indication of __ (F) __communalism fans a multi-fold release of majority communalism. True history takes a beating, as does the incumbent administration. Finally, __ (G) __ forces become victims no less than the communities in question.
1. Which of the following words most appropriately fits the blank labelled (A)?
a) Rule
b) Report
c) Factor
d) Reason why
e) Root
2. Which of the following words most appropriately fits the blank labelled (B)?
a) Footed
b) Expedited
c) Caused
d) Thought
e) Rooted
3. Which of the following words most appropriately fits the blank labelled (C)?
a) Policy
b) Social
c) Marginal
d) Random
e) Overall
4. Which of the following words most appropriately fits the blank labelled (D)?
a) For
b) In Between
c) On
d) Between
e) Besides
5. Which of the following words most appropriately fits the blank labelled (E)?
a) Laws
b) Excitement
c) Police
d) Delivery
e) Law
6. Which of the following words most appropriately fits the blank labelled (F)?
a) Small
b) Minority
c) Majority
d) Classic
e) British
7. Which of the following words most appropriately fits the blank labelled (G)?
a) Secular
b) Political
c) Communal
d) Natural
e) Extremist
Directions (8 – 10): Rearrange the following six sentences/ group of sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) PAX members currently include Google, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Foxconn Technology Group, HMD Global, HTC, Coolpad, BQ, and Allview and the members collectively own more than 230,000 patents worldwide and with more companies joining, PAX will bring even more patent peace and value to its members through more freedom to innovate.
(B) In an effort to promote growth and build a safe harbor against patent litigation, Google and some of its major partners have created PAX.
(C) PAX is the latest cross-licensing patent initiative where members provide royalty-free use of patents that cover everything Android-related and the companies involved feel that this will help keep innovation coming, spur future growth, and protect against legal threats across the board.
(D) In the end, this should be a boon for consumers as well since when companies feel free to use and develop new ideas and features without the fear of standing alone in the face of a legal battle, the things we buy get better and better.
(E) Android itself is free to use and over 400 partners are taking advantage of this so much so that in 2016 there were more than 4,000 "major" devices running Android released and there are more than 1.6 billion people using them.
(F) That's a big draw for any company, no matter how large or small it may be right now and an agreement like PAX can help them all focus on spending time and money to drive their business instead of in court. 
8. Which of the following should be the FIRST sentence after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
e) E
9. Which of the following should be the THIRD sentence after rearrangement?
a) A
b) B
c) C
d) D
e) E
10. Which of the following should be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
a) B
b) C
c) D
d) E
e) F
Answers:
1. C)   2. E)   3. B)   4. D)   5. E)   6. B)   7. A)   8. B)   9. A)   10. E)