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English: Cloze Test for Upcoming Bank Exams

Direction:(1-10)In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. 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.

If the phone is (1) in India today, it is largely due to the amazing (2) of one man — Satyanarayan
(abbreviated to ‘Sam’ by an HR clerk who couldn’t get her tongue around the name) Pitroda (a Gujarati
community of metal-workers who traditionally used pitr or brass), the son of an (3) labourer. Pitroda’s
drive and vision not only (4) him a 100 patents and millions of (5) in America, but the role of a change
agent and (6) in his home country. Pitroda believes his (7) was shaped by his parent’s decision to send
him away, at the age of eight, from their (8) home in Orissa to a school in Gujarat. The Gandhian values
(9) there, followed by a Baroda college, which honed his interest in physics and (10) his entrepreneurial
instincts, provided the platform for a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of
Technology and entry into the field of telecommunications.

1. A. scarce

B. flimsy

C. unwanted

D. ubiquitous

E. ramshackle

2. A. journey

B. inaction

C. retrogress

D. tardiness

E. scurry

3. A. educated

B. unschooled

C. schooled

D. graduate

E. organised

4. A. earned

B. spend

C. loosed

D. gained

E. moved

5. A. capital

B. rupees

C. wealth

D. money

E. dollars

6. A. safe-breaker

B. law-breaker

C. path-breaker

D. breaker

E. vision

7. A. adversity

B. fortuity

C. complex

D. catastrophe

E. destiny

8. A. arrant

B. meagre

C. bursting

D. chubby

E. aplenty

9. A. ignited

B. instilled

C. doused

D. afire

E. blazing

10. A. ensconced

B. imperceptive

C. dissimulated

D. camouflaged

E. revealed

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