CRACK IBPS PO : New Pattern Cloze Test Day 46

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:

Eleven southern and central European countries have issued extreme heat warnings amid a _______(1)________ severe heatwave nicknamed Lucifer, with residents and tourists urged to take precautions and scientists warning worse could be still to come. Authorities in countries including Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia are on red alert, the European forecasters’ network Meteoalarm said, and swaths of southern Spain and France are on amber.

As temperatures in many places hit or exceeded 40C (104F) in the region’s most ______(2)_______ continued heatwave since 2003, emergency services are being put on standby and people have been asked to “remain _______(3)______open”, stay indoors, avoid long journeys, drink enough fluids and listen for emergency advice from health officials. At least two people have died from the heat, one in Romania and one in Poland, and many more taken to hospital suffering from sunstroke and other heat-related conditions. Italy said its hospitalization rate was 15% above normal and asked people in affected regions only to travel if their journey was essential. Polish officials warned of possible infrastructure failures.

A spokeswoman for Abta, the UK travel trade organisation,reinforced the advice for holidaymakers, saying they should take sensible ______(4)_____ decisions, keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water, stay out of the sun in the middle of the day, and follow any advice issued by health authorities in specific destinations. The heatwave, now in its fourth day and expected to last until next Wednesday, follows an earlier spell of extreme temperatures last month that _______(5)_______increased a spate of major wildfires, exacerbated droughts in Italy and Spain, and damaged crops. The highest temperature on Thursday was 42C in Cordoba, Spain, and Catania, Italy. Split in Croatia also hit 42.3C on Wednesday. The spell is forecast to peak at the weekend with temperatures of 46C or higher in Italy and parts of the Balkans. Authorities in Italy, which is suffering its worst drought in 60 years, have placed 26 cities on the maximum extreme heat alert, including Venice and Rome. Many of Rome’s fountains _____(6)_____has turned off, and last week the city only narrowly averted drastic water rationing.

Temperatures along parts of Croatia’s Adriatic coast, including Dubrovnik, were expected to hit 42C during the day. In the Serbian capital of Belgrade there were reports of people fainting from heat ________(7)_________exhaustion.Highs in Spain, including in popular holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol and on the island of Majorca, are set to reach 43C this weekend, with extreme conditions also _______(8)_______spell in Seville, Malaga and Granada. Ibiza and Mallorca could hit 42C, Spain’s Aemet meteorological service warned.While Europe’s record high is 48C, set in Athens in 1977, current temperatures are in many places as much as 10-15C higher than normal for the time of year and likely to result in more fatalities, experts have said.

Europe’s record-breaking 2003 heatwave resulted in more than 20,000 heat-related deaths, mainly of old and _________(9)__________vulnerable people, including 15,000 in France, where temporary mortuaries were set up in refrigerated lorries. Such spells of extreme heat in southern Europe could be a foretaste of things to come. French researchers last month _______(10)________report summer conditions in some of the continent’s popular tourist destinations could become significantly tougher.


(a) Massive

(b) Brutal

(c) Temperate

(d) Cynical

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(a) Disrupted

(b) Financed

(c) Validated

(d) Sustained

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(a) Vigilant

(b) Indiscreet

(c) Agog

(d) Impulsive

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(a) Anticipate

(b) Safeguard

(c) Hindsight

(d) Precautions

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(a) Fuelled

(b) Instigated

(c) Depleted

(d) Filled Up

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(a) Has been turned off

(b) Had been turned off

(c) Have been turned off

(d) Hadn’t been turned off

(e) No Change Required

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(a) Vigor

(b) Prowess

(c) Langour

(d) Expedience

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(a) Forecast

(b) Planned

(c) Thought

(d) Hindsighted

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(a) Strong

(b) Protected

(c) Inaccessible

(d) Non Offensive

(e) No Change Required

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(a) Warned

(b) Apprehended

(c) Predicted

(d) Envisaged

(e) No Change Required

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