EPFO Assistant English Cloze Test 17

While preparing for any Bank, Insurance or Government Exams one of the biggest challenges the aspirants face is preparing for the  Cloze Test. Cloze Test is one of the recurring topics under the English Language section of various competitive exams. It tests a candidates understanding of the passage, grammatical skills and vocabulary, and like RC, it is one of the most scoring topics under the English Language section.To ace the Cloze Test questions you will have to practice and solve them regularly. Keep this point in mind, we have started a new series –Practice Cloze Test. In this series, we are going to provide you with Free Cloze Test Questions esp. for upcoming exams like, EPFO Assistant, EPFO SSA, and also for SBI PO Mains, LIC ADO, IBPS RRB PO and Clerk, etc. So, let’s begin with English Cloze Test 17.

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EPFO Assistant English Cloze Test 17

Directions for Questions 1 to 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.

The barter system for getting goods and services (A) back many centuries. In most cultures the barter system was used before money was (B). People who had specific items or services would (C) these with others for the things they needed. Good negotiation was the (D) to making good trades. While the barter system (E) based on basic needs, today the barter system continues to thrive. The barter system transcends the monetary system. The barter system is making a (F) today. What makes the barter system even better today than ever before is that it can now be done globally. In the past, bartering was simply done with those that were located nearby. Today, the barter system can be used in a much more (G) way than ever before yet it carries with it the same basic motivation – the need for something that you don’t have and the excess of something that someone else wants.

The barter system is enjoying (H) interest today. Bartering allows you to get the things you need without having to (I) additional money. Instead, you can use the things you no longer need or want to get the things you do need. There are swap markets and online auctions that (J) you to sell or trade your items or to purchase items that you want. Negotiation takes place just like it did hundreds of years ago.

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  1. A

(1) discovered

(2) dates

(3) began

(4) started

(5) initiated

  1. B

(1) bought

(2) imagined

(3) began

(4) emerged

(5) invented

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  1. C

(1) buy

(2) sell

(3) exchange

(4) give

(5) return

  1. D

(1) important

(2) essential

(3) result

(4) key

(5) intention

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  1. E

(1) originated

(2) stood

(3) generated

(4) created

(5) produced

  1. F

(1) issue

(2) comeback

(3) withdrawal

(4) recall

(5) fading

  1. G

(1) primitive

(2) appreciated

(3) promoted

(4) sophisticated

(5) better

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  1. H

(1) diminishing

(2) revival

(3) perishing

(4) declining

(5) renewed

  1. I

(1) expend

(2) exchanging

(3) expand

(4) consume

(5) cost

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  1. J

(1) insist

(2) force

(3) allow

(4) lure

(5) constraint

Answer key

Q1.    Q2.    Q3.    Q4.    Q5.    Q6.    Q7.    Q8.    Q9.    Q10.
2 5 3 4 1 2 4 5 1 3

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