English Quiz – 71(Cloze test & Sentence rearrangement)

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CLOZE TEST (Hindu Editorial)

Of the about 30 countries Narendra Modi has visited as Prime Minister, he has _____ (1)_____ big public rallies in seven. Yet, none can compare with the scale of London’s Wembley event, where an estimated 50,000 non-resident Indians (NRIs) and other Indians braved the cold to listen to him speak during his visit last week to the United Kingdom. And when he did, the crowds cheered with delight as he ____ (2)____ the common threads between the two countries, neatly _____ (3)_____ the issue of British colonialism in India and instead referring to a “shared history” and values in which 1.5 million British Indians play a vital part. The fact that Prime Minister David Cameron gave the introductory speech for him, making ____ (4)_____ on behalf of Mr. Modi against those who said a “tea-seller would never be PM”, and ignoring protests in London as well as severe criticism of Mr. Modi in British newspapers, is a ______ (5)_____ to the deep bond the two men have come to share.

1.
a) Interacted
b) Addressed
c) Met
d) Invited

Answer
Answer b) Addressed

2.
a) Revealed
b) Invoked
c) Summoned
d) Listed

Answer
Answer b) Invoked

3.
a) Sidestepping
b) Including
c) Adding
d) Pointing out

Answer
Answer a) Sidestepping

4.
a) Effort
b) Things
c) Jibes
d) Steps

Answer
Answer c) Jibes

5.
a) Consortium
b) Prediction
c) Testament
d) Endeavor

Answer
Answer c) Testament

SENTENCE REARRANGEMENT

A) The device, triggered by a timer and placed in a backpack near the entrance of the Hellenic Business Federation offices, went off around 3:30 a.m.

B) Tuesday’s blast, which police believe was carried out by domestic guerrilla groups, is the first such attack since leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras came to power in January.

C) An anonymous caller warned a newspaper some 30 minutes earlier, a police official said on condition of anonymity.

D) A bomb exploded outside the offices of a Greek business federation in central Athens early on Tuesday.

E) Attacks against banks, politicians, journalists and business people are not uncommon in Greece, which has a long history of political violence and has been mired in its worst economic crisis in decades.

Answer
CORRECT ARRANGEMENT – D E B A C

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