English Questions – Cloze Test 200
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Direction: Q(1-10)- Read the following passage and each blank which has been numbered.Find out a suitable word from the given options for these numbers.The numbers must be replaced with one appropriate word which suits the blank appropriately from the below suggested options
In both U.P. and Uttarakhand, the BJP’s vote share dipped only …..1……, from 43.6% in 2014 to 41.4% in the former, and from 55.9% to 46.5% in Uttarakhand. In the absence of a united opposition, as in Bihar in 2015, the elections in both States were a ……2…… in the park. Any gains the Samajwadi Party and the Congress made through an alliance were lost because of the infighting in the SP, and owing to a slightly improved performance by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which at 22.2% …….3……… 2.4% more total votes in 2017 than 2014 despite finishing a poor third. The SP leader and outgoing Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav, did try to shed some of the anti-incumbency baggage by ……4…… himself from the old guard in the party, but in the process his party came across as a divided house. Voters quite rightly refused to buy into the narrative that the failures on the law and order front and the shortcomings in governance were entirely on ……..5……. of an earlier generation of leaders. If he was attempting to appeal to the youth, projecting himself and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as the face of the campaign, he did not quite succeed in it. A grand alliance of the kind that saw the BJP lose in Bihar would have had to include the BSP, unthinkable though it is given the caste …….6……. at play. But BSP supremo Mayawati did herself no favours by continuing to be …….7……. to a pre-poll tie-up, while displaying an unseemly readiness to align after the election without any ideological ……8………. The BSP, which has allied with the SP and the BJP at different points, needs to reconsider this strategy if it wants to expand beyond its core Dalit constituency. The party may not have held much appeal for minorities, despite …….9…….. Muslims candidates in about one-fourth of the total seats. In the present political climate, in the absence of a Bihar-type grand alliance it would appear that the BJP’s rivals can do little but hope that Prime Minister Modi ……..10….. his goodwill over the next two years in a series of political missteps and administrative failures in delivering on promises.
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