English Quiz – Cloze Test
Hello dear aspirants,
Here is the English Quiz for upcoming bank and other competitive exams. Do the quiz and test your preparation.
Directions: (Q. 1-5): 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 meaningful.
There was once a merchant who …(1)… many carpenters and masons to build a temple in his garden. Regularly, they would start work in the morning; and take a break for the mid-day meals, and return to …(2)… work till evening. One day, a group of monkey arrived at the site of the building and watched the workers leaving for their mid-day meals. One of the carpenters was …(3)… a huge log of wood. Since, it was only half-done; he placed a wedge in between to prevent the log from closing up. He then went off along with the other workers for his meal. When all the workers were gone, the monkeys came down from the trees and started jumping around the site, and playing with the instruments.
There was one monkey, who got …(4)… about the wedge placed between the log. He sat down on the log, and having placed himself in between the half-split log, caught hold of the wedge and started pulling at it. All of a sudden, the wedge came out. As a result, the half-split log closed in and the monkey got caught in the gap of the log. As was his destiny, he was severely …(5)….
Directions: (Q. 6-10): 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 meaningful.
Russian Quantum Center (RQC) said that it is ready to collaborate with India and offer its quantum technology that will prevent hackers from breaking into bank accounts. RQC plans to offer ‘quantum cryptography’ that could …(6)… India to the forefront of hack proof communication in sectors such as banking and national and homeland security. The ‘Quantum cryptography’ created by RQC depends more on physics, rather than mathematics. It is based on the usage of individual particles or waves of light (photon) and their …(7)… quantum properties to develop an unbreakable cryptosystem, according to TechTarget, a technology media firm.
Experts say that a technology like ‘quantum cryptography’ is …(8)… at a time when hacking targets are multiplying in India as the country goes digital. Researchers in India at cybersecurity company FireEye recently discovered phishing websites created by cybercriminals that spoof 26 Indian banks in order to steal personal information from customers. In another incident, the security of about 3.2 million debit cards got …(9)… in the country. Technology company Yahoo too faced a huge data …(10)… when it discovered a hacking attack dating back to 2013 that may have affected more than one billion of its user accounts.