Cloze Test New pattern Questions for SBI PO : Set 6

Dear Bankersdaily Aspirant,
In SBI PO prelims 2017, New pattern Cloze Test questions were Asked. We have prepared questions same as asked in SBI PO Prelims 2017.

D.1-10): In the following passage there are words highlighted, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words are suggested marked as (a), (b), (c) and (d) out of which only one word fits in. If the given word itself is appropriate mark your answer as (e).

F) I am writing this sitting in a Mews house in London. Mews is the word for what was earlier a row of stables with living quarters above carriage houses and built around a (1) striped These rows usually ended in cul-de-sacs and were located behind large London homes in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Today, most of these mews have been converted into much-sought-after high-end residences. Groom Place on Belgrave Square is a (2) ordinary example of such fashionable residences in an upmarket London neighbourhood. Belgrave Square is a commanding 19th Century square that houses many High Commissions and (3) delegates today. David and Anabel Loyd are a British couple who must really have been Indian in a previous birth, as we gel so well across the oceans. Our friendship was formed in what was then Bombay, where they lived earlier, through a common bond of doing (4) patient work for an NGO for street children. Who would have thought that this British woman, eating on the floor along with urchins (5) restored from VT station, shares a (6) lineage with the top end of London’s society! As they headed off for a (7) research to Ladakh this week, we arranged to have their home here in London; we didn’t realise it was going to be such a treat as it is a Mews house. What a unique home, a much-coveted dwelling, springing up from a yesteryear tradition. I see rows of chimney tops (a la Mary Poppins) from my window, the windowsill across mine is laced with multi-hued flowers (8) hanging down prettily and fashionably (neighbours nod approval only if you maintain yours in full bloom). When we moved in, Anabel told us one unwritten rule was that the quiet and solitude of Mews houses were not to be broken by noisy children. So we watched my nine-year-old niece and (9) believed her wise reading habit over other, more boisterous pursuits. The Mews house is thin and tall, a compact three storeys containing four bedrooms and baths; the fittings are modern but the façade is quaint and dated. The pretty courtyard in the centre and the windows in each room offering much cross breeze for the English weather to come (10) freezing in made this stay one of my most memorable London experiences.


a) paved

b) bared

c) vanished

d) striated

e) No improvement required.


a) prevalent

b) evince

c) fabulous

d) wonted

e) No improvement required.


a) groups

b) Legation

c) deputation

d) embassies

e) No improvement required.


a) formal

b) regular

c) volunteer

d) invalid

e) No improvement required.


a) prevent

b) intercept

c) fend off

d) rescued

e) No improvement required.


a) foliage

b) sausage

c) envisage

d) postage

e) No improvement required.


a) hurl

b) trek

c) outing

d) jaunt

e) No improvement required.


a) dislodging

b) flourishing

c) blooming

d) falling

e) No improvement required.


a) encouraged

b) hindered

c) averted

d) deterred

e) No improvement required.


a) blowing

b) flowing

c) sleeking

d) blasting

e) No improvement required.

Answer Key:

1) a 2) c 3) d 4) c 5) d 6) e 7) b 8) e 9) a 10) a.