Important Cloze Test Questions
Directions(1-5): In the passage given below there are 5 blanks. Every blank has four alternative words or Sentences given in options You have to tell which word/sentence will best suit the respective blank. 
When 86 per cent of currency notes in a country of 1.3 billion people are rendered illegal _______in a matter of hours, it is bound to create a short-term disruption in daily lives. Particularly so, since much of India’s economic activity still takes place in the informal sector with no cheque payments, resulting not just in widespread direct and indirect tax _______ but also an inability to _______the true state of the economy. For instance, while farmers’ income is not taxed, most of them now have a Kisan Credit Card, first launched in 1998, and no-frills bank accounts whose creation has been scaled up by the present government. But the agricultural economy is still controlled by ________ and traders who only make cash payments to farmers while reaping a profit from the difference in prices from farm-gate to fork. The introduction of the Goods and Services Tax will make it tougher for such intermediaries to remain below the tax radar, though food grains will be zero-rated under the tax regime. Just as paying taxes on their profits is uncharted territory for such traders, the government too is _________ uncharted waters with the demonetization drive, necessitating adjustments on the go. 

1. Rendered illegal _______in a matter of hours,
(a): amid
(b): tender
(c): hard
(d): rigid

Answer: Option b.
Solution:
“Tender” means showing gentleness, kindness, and affection. So, ‘Tender’ fits in properly.
Hence, the appropriate option is B.

2. Direct and indirect tax _______
(a): preamble
(b): rundown
(c): evasion
(d): discussion

Answer: Option c.
Solution:
The word “Evasion” means the action of evading something. Thus, it goes best with this passage. The other words are inappropriate in the context of the sentence.
Hence, the appropriate option is C.

3. An inability to _______the true state of the economy.
(a): devalue
(b): minimize
(c): underrate
(d): assess

Answer: Option d.
Solution:
According, to the need of the sentence “assess” goes best with it and “assess” means to estimate the nature, ability, or quality of.
Hence, the appropriate option is D.

4. Economy is still controlled by ________ and traders
(a): severe
(b): utmost
(c): uttermost
(d): middlemen

Answer: Option d.
Solution:
Only “Middlemen” fits in properly in this sentence.
Hence, the appropriate option is D.

5. The government too is _________ uncharted waters
(a): navigating
(b): abscond
(c): escape
(d): approach

Answer: Option a.
Solution:
In this sentence “navigate” would fit the blank.”Navigating” means ravel on a desired course after planning a route. All other words are inappropriate in the context of the sentence.
Hence, the appropriate option is A.