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Cloze test practice-1
PASSAGE 1 (Questions 1-5)
Directions: In the below given passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. Five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
A strong economy would improve livelihoods and give hope for the future, but the lack of reliable electricity in the country has contributed to holding back prosperity. Over the past 5 years, GDP growth has averaged 3%, too __(1)__ to fight poverty and create jobs. Demand for power outstrips what the country can produce and __(2)__ Planned and unplanned electricity outages of 12 to 16 hours daily nationwide __(3)__ business, aggravate unemployment and spark angry protests. The country has __(4)__ energy resources-an estimated 186 billion tonnes of coal, over 1,00,000 MW of hydro potential and wind potential of upto 3,46,000 MW. But the technology and investment to __(5)__ these resources are limited. An over reliance on imported fuel has exposed the country to high oil prices and there isn't enough money to keep the system-a mix of private and state run enterprises-running or to fix faulty infrastructure that leaks electricity. A resolution of power crisis is thus very critical to survival of the country.
[SBI PO, 2015]
Select the appropriate word for blank 1.
Answer: Option B
Using 'low' indicates below the required amount or level.