We are posting one of the most expected questions i.e Cloze Test. in English Language for IBPS Clerk Mains South India Bank Clerk & Syndicate Bank PO exams.
Directions (Q1-Q7) : The passage is given with some of the words have been left out. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.
Once upon a time, there lived a generous and kind hearted king. He (1)birds and animals and had a huge bird sanctuary in his kingdom. One day, he was gifted two beautiful falcons by a businessman. Those two falcons (2) to different climatic conditions. The king thanked the businessman and ordered the head bird-trainer to provide all the facilities to those beautiful falcons and make them feel (3) in their country . The bird-trainer took care of the birds. Gradually, the birds adapted to the country’s climate.
One day, the king wanted to see the falcons fly. The bird-trainer let one falcon out of the enclosure. It flew very high, very quickly, and (4)to the enclosure within minutes. The king was quite surprised and rewarded the bird trainer (5) handful of gold coins. However, when he inquired about the other falcons the bird-trainer stated with regret that the other falcon (6) even a step from day one and had just sat on the branch, even though the trainer had tried everything. The king consoled him and told him that he would bring someone more experienced than he to try to train the other falcon.
Soon, the king announced that he needed someone (7)the other falcon to move and fly. Hearing this announcement, an old man reached the king’s palace and assured him that he would make the bird fly-the other one . The next day, the king was very surprised to see the other falcon fly like the first open to great height at rapid speed. The king was very happy and gifted the old man a handful of gold coin.
B)was fond of
D)had a likelihood for
B)are staying in
A)yet to fly
B)had been flowing
E)had not moved
E)for flying the