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Law Entrance Exams 2020 | Cloze Test based on The Hindu Article | 18.02.2020

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Question 1

Direction: 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 are suggested one of which fills the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

This bird’s-eye view indeed paints a good picture. But the ringside view suggests that India hasn’t yet managed to increase its pool of medal-winning sports. The gains, as seen above, have surely been many. But a double-digit tally still seems an (1) task. India will once again turn to disciplines such as shooting, wrestling, archery and badminton. Abhinav Bindra, who set the gold standard in 2008; Gagan Narang, a bronze medallist in 2012; and Jitu Rai, who needs only the Olympic title to complete his rich (2), will lead the charge in shooting. Deepika Kumari, the 22-year-old archer who wilted under pressure last time around, is much stronger. Her performance in both the individual and team (3) events will be keenly watched. Saina Nehwal is probably at the peak of her career, and will seek to upgrade the badminton bronze from London. Wrestling, which has (4) India three medals in the past two Olympics, will send its biggest-ever squad of eight, including Yogeshwar Dutt, a bronze-winner from London. But two controversies involving Narsingh Yadav have taken out much of the sheen. If a feud with two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar over the Rio berth wasn’t enough, a doping scandal, in which he was ultimately (5), added to the trauma. The much-improved men’s hockey team, the mixed-doubles duo of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza, and the boxing trio of Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan offer the outside bets. There is certainly an increased buzz. How much of it translates to on-field performance will be seen over the next few weeks.
Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Question 2

Direction: 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 are suggested one of which fills the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

This bird’s-eye view indeed paints a good picture. But the ringside view suggests that India hasn’t yet managed to increase its pool of medal-winning sports. The gains, as seen above, have surely been many. But a double-digit tally still seems an (1) task. India will once again turn to disciplines such as shooting, wrestling, archery and badminton. Abhinav Bindra, who set the gold standard in 2008; Gagan Narang, a bronze medallist in 2012; and Jitu Rai, who needs only the Olympic title to complete his rich (2), will lead the charge in shooting. Deepika Kumari, the 22-year-old archer who wilted under pressure last time around, is much stronger. Her performance in both the individual and team (3) events will be keenly watched. Saina Nehwal is probably at the peak of her career, and will seek to upgrade the badminton bronze from London. Wrestling, which has (4) India three medals in the past two Olympics, will send its biggest-ever squad of eight, including Yogeshwar Dutt, a bronze-winner from London. But two controversies involving Narsingh Yadav have taken out much of the sheen. If a feud with two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar over the Rio berth wasn’t enough, a doping scandal, in which he was ultimately (5), added to the trauma. The much-improved men’s hockey team, the mixed-doubles duo of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza, and the boxing trio of Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan offer the outside bets. There is certainly an increased buzz. How much of it translates to on-field performance will be seen over the next few weeks.
Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Question 3

Direction: 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 are suggested one of which fills the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

This bird’s-eye view indeed paints a good picture. But the ringside view suggests that India hasn’t yet managed to increase its pool of medal-winning sports. The gains, as seen above, have surely been many. But a double-digit tally still seems an (1) task. India will once again turn to disciplines such as shooting, wrestling, archery and badminton. Abhinav Bindra, who set the gold standard in 2008; Gagan Narang, a bronze medallist in 2012; and Jitu Rai, who needs only the Olympic title to complete his rich (2), will lead the charge in shooting. Deepika Kumari, the 22-year-old archer who wilted under pressure last time around, is much stronger. Her performance in both the individual and team (3) events will be keenly watched. Saina Nehwal is probably at the peak of her career, and will seek to upgrade the badminton bronze from London. Wrestling, which has (4) India three medals in the past two Olympics, will send its biggest-ever squad of eight, including Yogeshwar Dutt, a bronze-winner from London. But two controversies involving Narsingh Yadav have taken out much of the sheen. If a feud with two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar over the Rio berth wasn’t enough, a doping scandal, in which he was ultimately (5), added to the trauma. The much-improved men’s hockey team, the mixed-doubles duo of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza, and the boxing trio of Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan offer the outside bets. There is certainly an increased buzz. How much of it translates to on-field performance will be seen over the next few weeks.
Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Question 4

Direction: 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 are suggested one of which fills the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

This bird’s-eye view indeed paints a good picture. But the ringside view suggests that India hasn’t yet managed to increase its pool of medal-winning sports. The gains, as seen above, have surely been many. But a double-digit tally still seems an (1) task. India will once again turn to disciplines such as shooting, wrestling, archery and badminton. Abhinav Bindra, who set the gold standard in 2008; Gagan Narang, a bronze medallist in 2012; and Jitu Rai, who needs only the Olympic title to complete his rich (2), will lead the charge in shooting. Deepika Kumari, the 22-year-old archer who wilted under pressure last time around, is much stronger. Her performance in both the individual and team (3) events will be keenly watched. Saina Nehwal is probably at the peak of her career, and will seek to upgrade the badminton bronze from London. Wrestling, which has (4) India three medals in the past two Olympics, will send its biggest-ever squad of eight, including Yogeshwar Dutt, a bronze-winner from London. But two controversies involving Narsingh Yadav have taken out much of the sheen. If a feud with two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar over the Rio berth wasn’t enough, a doping scandal, in which he was ultimately (5), added to the trauma. The much-improved men’s hockey team, the mixed-doubles duo of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza, and the boxing trio of Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan offer the outside bets. There is certainly an increased buzz. How much of it translates to on-field performance will be seen over the next few weeks.
Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Question 5

Direction: 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 are suggested one of which fills the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

This bird’s-eye view indeed paints a good picture. But the ringside view suggests that India hasn’t yet managed to increase its pool of medal-winning sports. The gains, as seen above, have surely been many. But a double-digit tally still seems an (1) task. India will once again turn to disciplines such as shooting, wrestling, archery and badminton. Abhinav Bindra, who set the gold standard in 2008; Gagan Narang, a bronze medallist in 2012; and Jitu Rai, who needs only the Olympic title to complete his rich (2), will lead the charge in shooting. Deepika Kumari, the 22-year-old archer who wilted under pressure last time around, is much stronger. Her performance in both the individual and team (3) events will be keenly watched. Saina Nehwal is probably at the peak of her career, and will seek to upgrade the badminton bronze from London. Wrestling, which has (4) India three medals in the past two Olympics, will send its biggest-ever squad of eight, including Yogeshwar Dutt, a bronze-winner from London. But two controversies involving Narsingh Yadav have taken out much of the sheen. If a feud with two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar over the Rio berth wasn’t enough, a doping scandal, in which he was ultimately (5), added to the trauma. The much-improved men’s hockey team, the mixed-doubles duo of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza, and the boxing trio of Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan offer the outside bets. There is certainly an increased buzz. How much of it translates to on-field performance will be seen over the next few weeks.
Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Question 6

Direction: In the following passage, there are blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Find the word which best suits the place.

Eleven years after it was first mooted in Parliament, the Rajya Sabha has finally adopted a goods and services tax. After the mere formality of its passage in the Lok Sabha for an approval of the amendments made, it will have to be considered and approved by a majority of State Assemblies before it can be sent to the President for (6). For now, Parliament’s stamp is historic as the proposed tax will alter the powers of taxation that States enjoyed under the Constitution and (7) in a uniform consumption-based tax structure across the land for almost all goods and services. Only potable alcohol is proposed to be excluded from the GST’s (8), according to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, with petroleum products set to be pegged at a zero per cent rate till such time as the proposed GST Council reaches an agreement with the States and the Centre on an acceptable framework for taxation. That the two main players — the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress — were able to narrow their differences restores a degree of faith in the capacity of the political class to put the nation above petty self-serving interests. While it is a (9) that consensus took so long to forge, both parties deserve a measure of credit for seeing the legislation through. The BJP for being accommodative in the face of reservations about specific provisions, which was accompanied by a much-needed change in tack in dealing with the Opposition. And the Congress, which became increasingly isolated on the issue and risked appearing (10) obstructionist, for overcoming its desire to pay the BJP back in its own coin.
Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Question 7

Direction: In the following passage, there are blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Find the word which best suits the place.

Eleven years after it was first mooted in Parliament, the Rajya Sabha has finally adopted a goods and services tax. After the mere formality of its passage in the Lok Sabha for an approval of the amendments made, it will have to be considered and approved by a majority of State Assemblies before it can be sent to the President for (6). For now, Parliament’s stamp is historic as the proposed tax will alter the powers of taxation that States enjoyed under the Constitution and (7) in a uniform consumption-based tax structure across the land for almost all goods and services. Only potable alcohol is proposed to be excluded from the GST’s (8), according to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, with petroleum products set to be pegged at a zero per cent rate till such time as the proposed GST Council reaches an agreement with the States and the Centre on an acceptable framework for taxation. That the two main players — the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress — were able to narrow their differences restores a degree of faith in the capacity of the political class to put the nation above petty self-serving interests. While it is a (9) that consensus took so long to forge, both parties deserve a measure of credit for seeing the legislation through. The BJP for being accommodative in the face of reservations about specific provisions, which was accompanied by a much-needed change in tack in dealing with the Opposition. And the Congress, which became increasingly isolated on the issue and risked appearing (10) obstructionist, for overcoming its desire to pay the BJP back in its own coin.
Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Question 8

Direction: In the following passage, there are blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Find the word which best suits the place.

Eleven years after it was first mooted in Parliament, the Rajya Sabha has finally adopted a goods and services tax. After the mere formality of its passage in the Lok Sabha for an approval of the amendments made, it will have to be considered and approved by a majority of State Assemblies before it can be sent to the President for (6). For now, Parliament’s stamp is historic as the proposed tax will alter the powers of taxation that States enjoyed under the Constitution and (7) in a uniform consumption-based tax structure across the land for almost all goods and services. Only potable alcohol is proposed to be excluded from the GST’s (8), according to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, with petroleum products set to be pegged at a zero per cent rate till such time as the proposed GST Council reaches an agreement with the States and the Centre on an acceptable framework for taxation. That the two main players — the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress — were able to narrow their differences restores a degree of faith in the capacity of the political class to put the nation above petty self-serving interests. While it is a (9) that consensus took so long to forge, both parties deserve a measure of credit for seeing the legislation through. The BJP for being accommodative in the face of reservations about specific provisions, which was accompanied by a much-needed change in tack in dealing with the Opposition. And the Congress, which became increasingly isolated on the issue and risked appearing (10) obstructionist, for overcoming its desire to pay the BJP back in its own coin.
Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Question 9

Direction: In the following passage, there are blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Find the word which best suits the place.

Eleven years after it was first mooted in Parliament, the Rajya Sabha has finally adopted a goods and services tax. After the mere formality of its passage in the Lok Sabha for an approval of the amendments made, it will have to be considered and approved by a majority of State Assemblies before it can be sent to the President for (6). For now, Parliament’s stamp is historic as the proposed tax will alter the powers of taxation that States enjoyed under the Constitution and (7) in a uniform consumption-based tax structure across the land for almost all goods and services. Only potable alcohol is proposed to be excluded from the GST’s (8), according to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, with petroleum products set to be pegged at a zero per cent rate till such time as the proposed GST Council reaches an agreement with the States and the Centre on an acceptable framework for taxation. That the two main players — the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress — were able to narrow their differences restores a degree of faith in the capacity of the political class to put the nation above petty self-serving interests. While it is a (9) that consensus took so long to forge, both parties deserve a measure of credit for seeing the legislation through. The BJP for being accommodative in the face of reservations about specific provisions, which was accompanied by a much-needed change in tack in dealing with the Opposition. And the Congress, which became increasingly isolated on the issue and risked appearing (10) obstructionist, for overcoming its desire to pay the BJP back in its own coin.
Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Question 10

Direction: In the following passage, there are blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Every blank has four alternative words given in options (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E). Find the word which best suits the place.

Eleven years after it was first mooted in Parliament, the Rajya Sabha has finally adopted a goods and services tax. After the mere formality of its passage in the Lok Sabha for an approval of the amendments made, it will have to be considered and approved by a majority of State Assemblies before it can be sent to the President for (6). For now, Parliament’s stamp is historic as the proposed tax will alter the powers of taxation that States enjoyed under the Constitution and (7) in a uniform consumption-based tax structure across the land for almost all goods and services. Only potable alcohol is proposed to be excluded from the GST’s (8), according to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, with petroleum products set to be pegged at a zero per cent rate till such time as the proposed GST Council reaches an agreement with the States and the Centre on an acceptable framework for taxation. That the two main players — the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress — were able to narrow their differences restores a degree of faith in the capacity of the political class to put the nation above petty self-serving interests. While it is a (9) that consensus took so long to forge, both parties deserve a measure of credit for seeing the legislation through. The BJP for being accommodative in the face of reservations about specific provisions, which was accompanied by a much-needed change in tack in dealing with the Opposition. And the Congress, which became increasingly isolated on the issue and risked appearing (10) obstructionist, for overcoming its desire to pay the BJP back in its own coin.
Find out the appropriate word in each case.
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