CLOZE TEST
       Directions (1106–1130) : In the             Meanings of Words/Phrases            a promise from his (1132), assuring
following passages there are blanks,                                                    him of the immutability of his laws till
                                               (1) reconnaissance (N.) : inspection
each of which has been numbered.                                                        he returned from an (1133) journey.
Choose the correct word from the giv-      1116.(1)     produced (2) caused             To make his laws immutable, Lycur-
en options which fits the blank appro-                                                  gus (1134). Seven justices of the In-
                                                    (3) presented (4) provided
priately.                                                                               dian Supreme Court on a historic day
                                           1117.(1)     those        (2) others         in 1973 christened themselves as
                 (SSC CAPFs SI, ASI Online
                                                    (3) men          (4) these          modern-day Lycurguses, seeking to
                        Exam. 18.12.2016)
                                           1118.(1)     part         (2) position       create, in India’s constitutional context,
                  Passage-I
                                                    (3) interest                        an island of immutability, (1135) ti-
       Each species has its special
                                                    (4) involvement                     tled the “basic structure”.
place or habitat. An (1106) birdwatch-
                                           1119.(1)     when         (2) for            1131.(1) elicited        (2) derived
er can look at (1107) forest, mead-
ow, lake, swamp or field and (1108)                 (3) where        (4) were                   (3) evinced      (4) attested
almost exactly what birds he (1109)        1120.(1)     was          (2) are            1132.(1) nation          (2) society
find there. (1110) birds are found all              (3) is           (4) has                    (3) subjects     (4) community
over the world; others (1111) them-        1121.(1)     establishments                  1133.(1) impending (2) brewing
selves to certain areas. Still (1112)               (2) officers                                (3) approaching (4) looming
migrate from one country to another                 (3) centres                         1134.(1) did not return
in (1113) in search of warmth and                   (4) strengths                               (2) never did return
(1114) and then return in spring           1122.(1)     secret       (2) security               (3) never returns
(1115) the season is more favourable.               (3) defence      (4) nonsecret              (4) never returned
1106.(1) experience (2) expert             1123.(1)     in           (2) with           1135.(1) timely          (2) aptly
        (3) advanced (4) active                     (3) for          (4) would                  (3) opportunely (4) pertinently
1107.(1) the             (2) some          1124.(1)     hardly       (2) never                 Directions (1136–1140) : In the
        (3) a            (4) certain                (3) practically (4) must            following passage, some of the words
1108.(1) predict         (2) suggest       1125.(1)     launching                       have been left out. Read the passage
                                                    (2) installing                      carefully and select the correct answer
        (3) prophesy (4) calculate
                                                    (3) deployment                      for the given numbered blank out of
1109.(1) should          (2) must                                                       the four alternatives.
                                                    (4) implementing
        (3) might        (4) will                                                                    (SSC CHSL (10+2) Tier-I (CBE)
                                                             Passage-III
1110.(1) were            (2) some                                                                   Exam. 16.01.2017 (IInd Sitting)
                                                   The year was 1913. The Wright
        (3) will         (4) must          brothers had just (1126) in making                 (1136) so long ago, virtually ev-
1111.(1) keep            (2) entrust       an aeroplane which (1127) flew high.         eryone seemed (1137) that a sizeable
        (3) confine      (4) involve       I was deeply interested in (1128) and        majority of British voters (1138) reaf-
1112.(1) little          (2) others        was making my own (1129) with fly-           firm their faith and confidence in a
                                           ing machines. I really (1130) in that        united Europe. Unfortunately, what
        (3) huge         (4) all
                                           little machine I had patched together        was considered to be a remote possi-
1113.(1) winter          (2) summer                                                     bility has actually become a very (1139)
                                           and I decided it was time to prove its
        (3) spring       (4) autumn                                                     reality. A small majority of voters (1140)
                                           merits.
1114.(1) seeds           (2) crops                                                      to take Britain out of the European
                                           1126.(1) succeeded (2) failed
        (3) fruit        (4) food                                                       Union (EU) in the referendum held on
                                                    (3) involved     (4) engaged
1115.(1) while           (2) until                                                      June 23.
                                           1127.(1) hardly           (2) really
        (3) after        (4) when                                                       1136.(1) Not             (2) Far
                                                    (3) highly       (4) sincerely
                  Passage II               1128.(1) science          (2) history                (3) So           (4) Nor
       It is one of the tragic ironies of           (3) flying       (4) making         1137.(1) satisfied       (2) positive
our age that the rocket which could        1129.(1) judgements                                  (3) presumptuous
have been symbol of humanity’s aspi-                (2) experiments                             (4) confident
rations for the stars, has become one               (3) trying                          1138.(1) would           (2) will
of the weapons threatening to destroy               (4) indulging                               (3) should       (4) surely
civilisation. This state of affairs has    1130.(1) disbelieved                         1139.(1) ominous         (2) grim
(1116) a difficult moral problem to                 (2) believed                                (3) dire         (4) haunting
(1117) wishing to take an active
                                                    (3) relied       (4) tried          1140.(1) had opted (2) will opt
(1118) in the development of astro-
                                                 Directions (1131–1135) : In the                (3) have opted (4) has opted
nautics, (1119) almost all research
                                           following passage some of the words                Directions (1141-1165) : In the
on rockets (1120) now carried out by
                                           have been left out. Read the passage         following passages some of the words
military (1121) and is covered by var-     carefully and select the correct answer
ious (1122) classifications. The tech-                                                  have been left out. Read each passage
                                           for the given numbered blank out of          carefully and choose the correct an-
nical problems involved (1123) de-         the four alternatives.
signing long-range guided missiles are                                                  swer for the given blank out of the
                                                         (SSC CHSL (10+2) Tier-I (CBE)
(1124) identical with those involved                                                    four alternatives.
                                                        Exam. 15.01.2017 (IInd Sitting)
in the (1125) of reconnaissance rock-                                                                       (SSC CGL Tier-II (CBE)
                                                 In Greek mythology, it is said that                           Exam. 12.01.2017)
ets.                                       Lycurgus, the ruler of Sparta, (1131)
                                                             SEE–892