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CLOZE TEST 4 FOR SSC, IBPS, SBI EXAMS



Note :- The cloze/Closet tests available on EnglishKendra, have been prepared from recent articles of newspapers(The Hindu, The Indian Express etc) , magazines and books. So, chances of similar cloze tests being asked in different SSC (CGL, CPO, CHSL) , bank(IBPS, SBI, RBI assistant /grade B)  exams are quite high. 
We have provided an excellent solution as well,to help you understand better.
Hope the post serves you! 

🔘Before solving the cloze test let’s take a look at the right approach to solve it in no time at all.

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🔘Cloze test is a very important topic for SSC and Banking exams.Tackling a cloze test with wits can turn it into a scoring topic for you. All you have to do is to take an overview of the passage and comprehend the theme.Every passage has a context, a tone in which it is written. So, basically all you have to do is this-

a) Take an overview of the passage and highlight the keywords. 


b) Analyze the theme of the passage. 


c) Pay attention to the connectors of the sentences.Supporting connectors indicates that the context of the two statements is similar, e.g.- likewise, similarly etc. Contradicting connectors show that the context of the sentences is of opposite nature, e.g. – but, unlike, however etc. 


d) Eliminate options and you are good to go. 


Now let’s try to solve the cloze test 4 as we have already solved the cloze test 1,  2 and 3  in our previous posts. If you haven’t attempted the cloze test 1,  2 and 3 yet, make sure you attempt once you are done with the cloze test 4.

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💠CLOZE TEST 4

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One peculiar thing about modern cities, is the _(1)_ regard for keeping the city clean and tidy. The _(2)_ attitude and deliberate _(3)_ by the civic authorities have left cities with dumps of solid and other wastes _(4)_ and overflowing sewage and drains, resulted into mud, water shortage and _(5) _ everywhere, giving rise to epidemics like malaria,typhoid, dengue every alternate year.




1) Choose the most suitable word among the following options to fill the blank numbered _(1)_


a) ample
b) scant
c) scanty
d) sparse

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2) Choose the most suitable word among the following options to fill the blank numbered _(2)_


a) different
b) indifferent
c) sensitive
d) undeserving 




3) Choose the most suitable word among the following options to fill the blank numbered _(3)_


a)care
b) neglect
c) negligible
d) negligent


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4) Choose the most suitable word among the following options to fill the blank numbered _(4)_


a)breaking
b)choking
c)clearing 
d) dumping




5) Choose the most suitable word among the following options to fill the blank numbered _(5)_


a) cleanliness
b) dirt
c) dirty
d) cleaning



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Solution :


THEME – Clean cities : A difficult goal ;Swachh Bharat Abhiyan


Our first task – Taking a quick overview of the passage by going through each and every sentence quickly. Once we do this we will get to know that – 
The author talks about poor waste disposal management in modern cities. He further talks about deliberate neglect by civic authorities and indifferent attitude of people towards cleanliness in modern cities. 
Now if we take a look at the question 1 


1) we will realize that neither ‘ample’ (plenty) nor sparse(not dense) can be the answer. Now we may be confused between ‘scant’ and ‘scanty’. 
Scant – very little, very few
scanty – somewhat less than is needed
Hence, ‘scant’ will be the most appropriate option here that fits in the context the most. 




2) we can clearly eliminate options a, c, d

Indifferent – insensitive 
Indifferent fits in the context the most. 


3) Here we can clearly eliminate option (a). Among the other three options,  we will go with the ‘neglect’ as it’s a noun and fits in the context the most.

The indifferent attitude and deliberate neglect. 
‘Attitude’ and ‘neglect’ are nouns in the sentence. 




4) ‘choking’ is the most suitable word  that fits in the context. 

Dumps of solid and other wastes choke sewage. 


5) If we read the sentence carefully, we will figure  out that we need a noun like ‘dirt’ to fill the blank. 

‘Dirt’ is the most appropriate word that fits in the context the most. 



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