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English Questions: Cloze Test Set – 108

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Of late, many distinguished intellectuals have been replaced by dubious (1) as chiefs in premier institutions of higher education and research across the country.It would be a lazy error to read this as a mere change of guard, of places once ruled by some version of the luxuriantly varied Indian Left falling under the rule of the (2) Right. No doubt, English-speaking intellectuals owing allegiance to one or another stripe of the Left/Congress enjoyed disproportionate power for decades, particularly in Delhi institutions, but normally no one doubted their intellectual abilities. The same cannot be said of the new appointees, who are taking major Indian institutions in (3) that are not necessarily dedicated to the production and promotion of knowledge.
The home-grown “cultural revolution” that is under way is increasingly encouraging only obedience. The distinction between former leaders and the new heads lies not only in formal academic (4) ; they must be placed within the larger framework of “national intellectual warming” that too loudly expresses doubt and (5) about intellectual life as we know it.
A senior Minister has openly called for an isolation of those he identifies as “intellectual terrorists”, (6) enemies of the state who may critique the actions of governments and their (7) . A good sign of the new hostility was the breathtaking declaration, in a (8) issued by the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad unit to welcome new students, that departments of social sciences and humanities, whether in the Indian Institutes of Technology or in other universities, are the source of all agitators and should therefore be closely surveilled.
Now, for the first time in the last two centuries, we are witnessing a (9) form of anti-intellectualism which will leave a lasting impact on the future of a wide range of activities from filmmaking and art to other forms of knowledge-production. The visions that have been spelled out for programmes of research and for educational institutions put a low premium on open-ended, (10) , creative intellectual activity of any kind.

  1. 1) submits
    2) dabblers
    3) descends
    4) submerge
    5) submerse
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : dabblers

  2. 1) monotonous
    2) variable
    3) versatile
    4) changing
    5) exciting
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : monotonous

  3. 1) perceptions
    2) creations
    3) directions
    4) actions
    5) assumptions
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : directions

  4. 1) forepart
    2) foreground
    3) spearhead
    4) credentials
    5) vanguard
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : credentials

  5. 1) fragile
    2) distrust
    3) disrupt
    4) fluctuate
    5) confused
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : distrust

  6. 1) superficial
    2) rigid
    3) remote
    4) internal
    5) esoteric
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : internal

  7. 1) powers
    2) powerlessness
    3) weakness
    4) armies
    5) carries
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : armies

  8. 1) dialect,
    2) dialogue
    3) spiel
    4) pamphlet
    5) utterance
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : pamphlet

  9. 1) virulent
    2) nonpoisonous
    3)  facile
    4) walkover
    5) picnic
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : virulent

  10. 1) mild
    2) anonymous
    3) rigorous
    4) lax
    5) lenient
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : rigorous