Cloze Test for RBI Assistant/IBPS Clerk


Cloze Test for RBI Assistant/IBPS Clerk

Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/phrase in each case.

Once upon a time, a bed bug had made its home in the grand, ornamental bed of the king. The bed bug led a regal and peaceful life as he (1) on the king’s sweet blood.
One day, a flea drifted into the king’s bedroom and flew straight into the king’s bed. The bed bug immediately scolded the intruder and told him that he had come to the wrong place. “You better leave before someone notices you,” he warned. “If you are discovered lurking here, you will be killed at once.” The flea replied, “My dear friend, how (2) and rude you are! Don’t you know that you must welcome a guest with polite words? Besides, I have come here with a purpose. Though I have tasted the blood of many people and beasts, (3) have I tasted the royal blood of a king. I have heard that it is delicious beyond compare and I long to have a sip of it. Please allow me a bite of the king just once.”
The bug replied, “Oh flea, I suck the blood of the king when he is fast (4). I am careful to bite him so gently that he never feels my bite. You are much too impatient. I’ll agree to let you have one bite of the king, but you will have to wait till I am finished myself.” The flea was delighted to (5) this. A little while later, the king (6) his bedroom to sleep. The flea grew very excited when he saw the king’s plump body. “Remember what I told you,” the bed bug warned. “We have to wait till the king is in deep sleep before we begin to feast.”
The flea was very impatient, however, and could not (7) himself. Just as the king was beginning to doze off, he bit the king hard on his arm. The king (8) from his bed when he felt the bite, and was very cross indeed. He immediately ordered his servants to strip his bed and find the insect that had caused him such (9). The king’s men pulled the linen off the bed and examined it closely. The flea, seeing the commotion, flew away to a corner of the room and hid behind a curtain, but the servants found the poor bed bug and killed him at (10).
  1. 1) drank 2) live                     3) feasted
        4) ate                      5) mixed
  1. 1) inhospitable 2) very                   3) nice
        4) smaller              5) totally
  1. 1) nor 2) and                    3) also
        4) never                 5) but
  1. 1) moving 2) asleep                3) snoring
        4) sleeping             5) snored
  1. 1) doing 2) hear                   3) give
        4) see                      5) listen
  1. 1) made 2) retired                3) went
        4) came                 5) entered
  1. 1) stopped 2) restraint             3) helped
        4) control               5) instruct
  1. 1) leapt 2) lifted                  3) slept
        4) removed           5) jump
  1. 1) depression 2) wait                    3) discomfort
        4) joy                     5) paining
  1. 1) best 2) immediate        3) all
        4) end                     5) once


  1. 3
  2. 1
  3. 4
  4. 2
  5. 2
  6. 5
  7. 4
  8. 1
  9. 3
  10. 5
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