Cloze Test Practice Questions for Bank Exams

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Cloze Test Practice Questions for Bank Exams
Directions (1 – 5): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which, fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
After months of colder weather, the days get longer, the buds (1) ............ in the trees, birds sing, and the world (2) ............ a green dress. Spring passes (3) ............ summer. Everyone knows that summer will not (4) ............ . The power of all the wisest men and women in the world cannot keep it for us. The corn becomes ripe, the leaves turn brown and then drop to the ground, (5) ............ the world changes its green dress for a dress of autumn colors.
1. A) fall off B) take up C) put off D) come out E) bring down
2. A) looks after B) puts on C) carries on D) comes round E) deals with
3. A) into B) by C) from D) on E) out of
4. A) forego B) evaluate C) succumb D) last E) evolve
5. A) yet B) therefore C) since D) whereas E) and
Directions (6 – 10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which, fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
The postal service is the government agency (1) ----- handles the mail. Its job is (2) ----- letters and packages to people and businesses all over the world. Its goal is to see that your mail gets to its destination (3) ----- possible. People (4) ----- the postal service to deliver important letters and even valuables, (5) ----- time and to the right person.
6. A) the fact that B) whether C) of which D) that E) in that
7. A) being delivered B) to be delivered C) to have delivered D) having delivered E) to deliver
8. A) less quickly B) too quickly C) so quickly that D) as quickly as E) the most quickly
9. A) back out B) check out C) come in D) figure out E) rely on
10. A) to B) for C) at D) on E) over
Directions (11 – 20): 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. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
The water shortage in what was undivided Adilabad district is of comparatively recent origin, if one looks at the (11)_____ of a few surviving open wells, which are over a century old. It makes it clear that the residents of the area, mainly people of tribal origin, like the Raj Gonds, who live between the Penganga and the Godavari, had a close (12)_____ with natural resources. 
These wells, known locally as ‘kui,’ (13)_____ water through the year, even in high (14)_____ areas. One example is the well called kantam (perennially full), in Kanchanpalli village, in the Lingapur mandal of Kumram Bheem Asifabad district. It (15)_____ the needs of 80 families and over 100 heads of cattle. “It never dries up,” says Athram Bheem Rao, the 62-year-old inheritor of the Gond Raja title.
The sides of the rectangular kui are lined with teak logs, and at the top, thinner logs provide a secure place for the person drawing water to stand. A boom at the side, rather like those one would see at a railway crossing, lowers a pot or bucket attached to a rope into the well. 
The water (16)______ is poured into a hollowed-out log, which pipes it into another hollow (17)_____. This collection method ensures that any (18)_____ that comes up settles at the bottom. After taking the water, the locals leave the lower log full for animals to drink.
The Gond people say that the water level in this well increases whenever there is rainfall in the (19)______ areas of the Kadem, a stream about 15 kilometres away. This indicates that an underground stream connects the two; the Gonds call this subterranean stream the Satganga. 
Only a handful of such kuis still remain (20)______. One other can be found on the road between Chinna Dhoba and Seetagondi village, Sirpur mandal. 
11. (a) validation (b) evidence (c) verification (d) confirmation
12. (a) connect  (b) associate (c) couple (d) affix
13. (a) yield (b) capitulate (c) relent (d) surrender
14. (a) height (b) altitude (c) elevation (d) inclination
15. (a) completes (b) performs (c) fulfils (d) serves
16. (a) pulled (b) drawn (c) fetched (d) yielded
17. (a) log (b) bole (c) stump (d) branch
18. (a) sediment (b) silt (c) deposit (d) alluvium
19. (a) catching (b) harvesting (c) catchment (d) turbulent
20. (a) practical (b) utilitarian (c) functional (d) serviceable
Answers:
1. D)   2. B)   3. A)   4. D)   5. E)   6. D)   7. E)   8. D)   9. E)   10. D)  
11. (b)
Evidence: the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
"the study finds little evidence of overt discrimination"
12. (a)
Connect: associate or relate (something) in some respect.
"employees are rewarded with bonuses connected to their firm's performance"
13. (a)
Yield: produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product).
"the land yields grapes and tobacco"
14. (b)
Altitude: the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level.
"flight data including airspeed and altitude"
15. (d)
Serves: perform duties or services for (another person or an organization.
"Malcolm has served the church very faithfully"
16. (b)
Draw: pull or drag (something such as a vehicle) so as to make it follow behind.
"a cart drawn by two horses"
17. (a)
Log: a part of the trunk or a large branch of a tree that has fallen or been cut off.
"she tripped over a fallen log"
18. (b)
Silt: fine sand, clay, or other material carried by running water and deposited as a sediment, especially in a channel or harbour.
19. (d)
Catchment: the action of collecting water, especially the collection of rainfall over a natural drainage area.
"water catchment continues the whole year round"
20. (c)
Functional: designed to be practical and useful, rather than attractive.
"a small, functional bathroom"