CLOZE TEST
                 Passage-I
                                            MEANING OF WORDS/PHRASES                   MEANING OF WORDS/PHRASES
      We are (1056) in a time of great                                                  (1) nativity (N.) : birth, especially
and (1057)changes. The most obvious           (1) panoramic (Adj.) : presenting
                                                  all the different aspects/stages          the place, conditions, or circum-
(1058) of the modern world is the                                                           stances of being born
(1059) development of science and                 of a particular subject, event,
                                                  etc.                                  (2) familial (Adj.) : relating to/of a
technology. This has given man a deep-
                                                                                            family
er (1060) of nature.                          (2) histrionic (Adj.) : of/relating to
1056.(1) existing       (2) living                                                      (3) proposition (N.) : a task to be
                                                  actors/acting
                                                                                            dealt with
       (3) surviving    (4) alive
                                              (3) omnipotent (Adj.) : having un-        (4) purport (V.) : propose/intend
1057. (1) convenient
                                                  limited power                         (5) susceptibility (N.) : the state
       (2) continuing
                                              (4) explicit (Adj.) : clear and easy          of being easily affected
       (3) coveted      (4) consequent
                                                  to understand                         (6) sustenance (N.) : the process
1058.(1) part           (2) side
                                              (5) veracity (N.) : unwillingness to          of making something continue
       (3) feature      (4) nature
                                                  tell lies                                 to exist
1059.(1) magnanimous
                                                                                        (7) harness (N.) : supporting gear
       (2) erratic      (3) rapid             (6) soporific (Adj.) : inducing men-
                                                                                        (8) garter (N.) : a band, usually
       (4) inconsistent                           tal lethargy
                                                                                            made of elastic, that is worn
1060.(1) understanding                        (7) vivid (Adj.) : producing very             around the leg to keep up a
       (2) control      (3) management            clear pictures in your mind               sock/stocking
       (4) questioning                                                                  (9) defiled (V.) : spot, stain, or pol-
                                              (8) perpetrator (N.) : a person who
                Passage-II                                                                  lute
                                                  commits a crime/does some-
     War and Peace, an epic historical                                                (10) descanted (V.) : talk at great
                                                  thing that is wrong/evil
novel by Leo Tolstoy, was (1061) pub-                                                       length about something of one’s
lished as Voyna i mir in 1865-69. This        (9) inordinate (Adj.) : beyond nor-
                                                                                            interest
(1062) study of early 19th century                mal limits
                                                                                      (11) decried (V.) : express strong
Russian society, noted for its (1063)       (10) subordinate (Adj.) : lower in              approval of
of realistic detail and variety of psy-           importance                          (12) exhorted (V.) : to try hard to
chological (1064) is generally regard-
                                            (11) audacious (Adj.) : willing to              persuade somebody to do some-
ed as one of the world’s greatest nov-
                                                  take risks/to do something                thing
els. War and Peace is (1065) con-
                                                  shocking                            (13) exhumed (V.) : dig up
cerned with the histories of five aris-
tocratic families, the members of which     (12) appropriation (N.) : the act of     1071.(1) denied          (2) designed
are (1066) against the (1067) back-               taking something that belongs
                                                                                             (3) defined      (4) derived
ground of Russian social life during              to somebody else, especially
                                                                                     1072.(1) profession (2) purpose
the war against Napoleon. The (1068)              without permission
                                                                                             (3) proposition (4) purport
of war, however, is (1069)to the story      (13) dogma (N.) : a doctrine/code
of family existence which involves Tol-                                              1073.(1) extended        (2) extrapolated
                                                  of beliefs accepted as authori-            (3) excessive (4) extensive
stoy’s optimistic belief in the life-as-
                                                  tative                             1074.(1) susceptibility (2) subtraction
serting (1070) of human existence.
1061.(1) basically      (2) wilfully                                                         (3) sustenance (4) suspension
                                                            Passage-III
       (3) originally   (4) faithfully                                               1075.(1) structure       (2) frame
1062.(1) panoramic (2) histrionic               The nation has been (1071) as a              (3) harness      (4) garter
       (3) omnipotent (4) explicit        relatively extensive, territorial relation 1076.(1) defiled         (2) descanted
                                          of nativity. We have further formulat-             (3) decried      (4) described
1063.(1) energy         (2) veracity
                                          ed the (1072) of the nation as a terri-
       (3) suitability (4) mastery                                                   1077.(1) extended        (2) exhibited
                                          torially (1073), yet bounded, social
1064.(1) criticism      (2) analysis                                                         (3) exhorted     (4) exhumed
                                          relation for the generation, transmis-
       (3) instances (4) depth                                                       1078.(1) family          (2) bonding
                                          sion, and (1074) of life. When the na-
1065.(1) importantly (2) primarily                                                           (3) kinship      (4) acquaintance
                                          tion is a national state, it is also a
       (3) heavily      (4) connectively                                             1079.(1) enquire         (2) esquire
                                          (1075) for the protection of life. The
1066.(1) portrayed (2) displayed                                                             (3) retire       (4) require
                                          nation is often (1076) by the metaphor
       (3) treated      (4) based         of familial relations and, indeed, has     1080.(1) situation       (2) enclaves
1067.(1) soporific      (2) merciful      sometimes been considered as some                  (3) relationship(4) chain
       (3) vivid        (4) hardened      kind of (1077) family. This is under-           Directions (1081–1105) : In each
1068.(1) case           (2) prisoner      standable because both the nation and      of the following passages there are
       (3) perpetrator (4) theme          the family are relations of (1078). None-  blanks, each of which has been num-
1069.(1) inordinate (2) subordinate       theless, there is an important difference, bered. Choose the correct word from
       (3) audacious (4) judicious        and to understand this will (1079) a       the given options which fits the blank
1070.(1) pattern        (2) appropriation more detailed examination of the (1080)    appropriately.
       (3) dogma        (4) suitability   between territory and bonding.                                 (SSC CGL Tier-II (CBE)
                                                                                                             Exam. 01.12.2016)
                                                            SEE–890