CLOZE TEST
       A man stopped at a flower shop     (789) democratic government are rare:              (3) legitimacy
to (776) some flowers to be (777) to      an existing state enjoying legitimacy,             (4) effectiveness
his mother who lived 200 miles (778).     consent, and the ability to mediate              Directions (791–800) : In the fol-
As he got out of his car he noticed a     conflicts between groups. Without           lowing passage some of the words
young girl sitting on the curb sobbing.   such consensus, there is no single          have been left out. Read the passage
He asked her what was wrong and she       sovereign ‘people, and therefore no         carefully and choose the correct an-
(779), “I wanted to buy a red rose for    (790) for arithmetical majorities.          swer to each question out of the four
my mother. But I only have seventy–                                                   alternative and fill in the blanks.
five cents and a rose costs two dol-                Some Important Words
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lars.” The man smiled and said, “Come        (1) integration (N.) : the act/pro-
                                                 cess of combining two/more                Ernest Hemingway was (791) of
(780) in with me. I’ll (781) you a rose.”
                                                 things so that they may work         America’s most beloved authors. He
He bought the little girl her rose and
                                                 together                             was born in 1898. (792) World War I
ordered his own mother’s flowers. As
                                                                                      he served (793) a volunteer ambu-
they were (782) he offered the girl a        (2) integrity (N.) : the quality of
                                                                                      lance driver in Italy, (794) later served
ride home. She said, “Yes please! You            being honest and having strong
                                                                                      in the Italian infantry. Hemingway
can take me to my mother.” She di-               moral principles
                                                                                      (795) badly wounded in 1918. Hem-
rected him to a cemetery, (783) she          (3) ingratiation (N.) : the act of gain-
                                                                                      ingway’s wartime experience (796) a
placed the rose on a freshly dug grave.          ing acceptance/affection for
                                                                                      considerable influence (797) his writ-
The man returned to the flower shop,             yourself by persuasive and sub-
                                                                                      ing. In fact (798) of his novels focus
cancelled the delivery order, (784) up           tle blandishments
                                                                                      on the need for physical and psycho-
a bouquet and (785) the two hundred          (4) destabilized (V.) : to make a        logical strength to (799) difficulty and
miles to his mother’s house.                     system, country, government,         often violence. He was quite disillu-
 776. (1) requesting     (2) request             etc. become less firmly estab-       sioned (800) the war.
       (3) order         (4) ordering            lished/successful
                                                                                       791. (1) only               (2) one
 777. (1) posted         (2) given           (5) disintegrated (V.) : to become
                                                                                             (3) alone             (4) best
       (3) taken         (4) delivered           much less strong/united and be
                                                                                       792. (1) During             (2) For
 778. (1) beyond         (2) between             gradually destroyed
                                                                                             (3) ln                (4) At
       (3) away          (4) across          (6) disdained (V.) : to think that
                                                 somebody/something is not good        793. (1) as                 (2) like
 779. (1) inquired       (2) replied
                                                 enough to deserve your respect              (3) becoming          (4) working
       (3) exclaimed     (4) asked
                                             (7) effable (Adj.) : capable of being     794. (1) while              (2) than
 780. (1) of             (2) out
                                                 expressed in words                          (3) and               (4) when
       (3) upon          (4) on
                                             (8) effusive (Adj.) : showing too         795. (1) had                (2) is
 781. (1) bought         (2) buying              much emotion                                (3) was               (4) has
       (3) bring         (4) buy             (9) effervescent (Adj) : excited, en-     796. (1) had been           (2) has been
 782. (1) coming         (2) relaxing            thusiastic and full of energy               (3) had               (4) has
       (3) leaving       (4) going         (10) decency (N.) : honest, polite be-      797. (1) on                 (2) at
 783. (1) were           (2) ware                haviour that follows accepted
                                                                                             (3) for               (4) in
       (3) wear          (4) where               moral standards and shows re-
                                                                                       798. (1) most               (2) mostly
 784. (1) pick           (2) picked              spect for others
                                                                                             (3) more              (4) much
       (3) picking       (4) putting        (11) parity (N.) : the state of being
                                                  equal, especially the state of       799. (1) cope at            (2) cope with
 785. (1) driven         (2) drove
                                                  having equal pay/status                    (3) cope up           (4) cope down
       (3) driving       (4) drive
                                            (12) legitimacy (N.) : validity; legal-    800. (1) by                 (2) in
     Directions (786–790) : In the fol-
                                                  ity                                        (3) at                (4) for
lowing passage some of the words
                                           786. (1)   integration    (2) integrity         Directions (801-810) : In the fol-
have been left out. Read the passage
                                                                                      lowing questions, you have several
carefully and choose the correct an-              (3) ingratiation (4) inability
                                                                                      passages where some of the words
swer to each question out of the four      787. (1)   destabilised                    have been left out. Read the passages
alternative and fill in the blanks.
                                                  (2) disintegrated                   carefully and choose the correct an-
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                                                  (3) demonstrated                    swer to each blank out of the four al-
     While threatening the (786) of                                                   ternatives.
                                                  (4) disdained
universal values, the campaign to                                                               (SSC CAPFs SI, CISF ASI & Delhi
                                           788. (1)   under          (2) across
spread democracy will not succeed.                                                                    Police SI Exam. 28.09.2014
The twentieth century (787)that states            (3) over           (4) cross
                                                                                                                 (TF No. 482 RN 5)
could not simply remake the world or       789. (1)   effable        (2) effective
                                                                                                      PASSAGE I
abbreviate historical transformations.            (3) effusive
                                                                                           (Question Nos. 801 to 810)
Nor can they easily effect social change          (4) effervescent
by transferring institutions (788) bor-                                                    It is difficult to believe that any
                                           790. (1)   decency
ders. Even within the ranks of territo-                                               man can be so spiritually dead as to
                                                  (2) parity                          have no (801) for his native country
rial nation-states, the conditions for
                                                           SEE–881