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Cloze Test

Multiple Choice Questions

1.  

In the following passages, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

Most of us (161) that cockroaches are (162) creatures, very weak and (163), that can be destroyed with one (164). Yes, you can kill a cockroach easily, (165) in reality it is an (166) tough creature. Cockroaches are incredibly strong. They can (167) anywhere and on anything. A cockroach can eat anything. It (168) our food, but it can also eat (169) things like candle wax, soap and paper.
So the next time you kill a cockroach feel (170) because you are killing an extremely tough creature.



    2.  

    In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternative and fill in the blanks.

    Ernest Hemingway was (175) of America's most beloved authors. He was born in 1898. (176) World War I served (177) a volunteer ambulance driver in Italy, (178) later served in the Italian infantry. Hemingway (179) badly wounded in 1918. Hemingway's wartime experience (180) a considerable influence (181) his writing. In fact (182) of his novels focus on the need for physical and psychological strength to (183) difficulty and often violence. He was quite disillusioned (184) the war.



      3.  

      In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

      It is not _____ to ignore all allegations of booth capturing and rigging as murmurs of _____ losers. _____ have come to light of intimidation of whole villages and communities to make them vote for a particular candidate or party. At times election officials have been _____ by unscrupulous politicians into turning a blind eye to _____ practices.

      and rigging as murmurs of _____ losers.



        4.  

        In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

        As one of the most misunderstood practices, yoga has often borne the brunt of being __________ in extremes: of yogis in pretzel-like contortions at __________ end of the spectrum, and young Instagram-led, erstwhile-overweight beach posers ____________ the other. The truth is that yoga is what you want it to be — the ultimate customisable exercise form. For a runner, it may mean lengthening muscles to gain _______________, while for someone who is hyper-flexible, it could be a way of __________core strength.

        may mean lengthening muscles to gain _______________, while for someone



          5.  

          In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

          "Jim Crow" shuns the mountains for reasons satisfactory to himself; not so the magpie, the raven, and __________ mischief-maker, Clark's nutcracker. All of which keeps the bird-lover from the East in an ecstasy of surprises until he has _____________ accustomed to his changed environment. One cannot help ___________ into the speculative mood in view of the sharp contrasts ______________ the birds of the East and _________ of the West.

          until he has _____________ accustomed to his changed environment



            6.  

            In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

            National integration means _____ all the people of the nation into a single whole. It is a _____ that binds together all people in one _____ bond no matter what their religion, caste, language or history may be. It is a _____ cementing force whereby all kinds of people live _____ peacefully and can identify themselves as a part and parcel of a nation.

            It is a _____ cementing force whereby all kinds of people



              7.   In the following three passages, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

              The wings of some birds are so small that they are (56) for flying. Earlier such birds  _(57)_ fly. But after living for thousands of (58) in places where they had no _(59)__ there was no need for them to fly, and they (60) on the ground. After a while their (61) ones could no longer rise into the air. The ostrich, rhea, emu and cassowary (62) fly, but they can run fast on their long, strong legs. Ostriches (63) in Africa and are found on the grassy places (64) they live along with big groups of zebras. The rhea looks like the ostrich, (65) it is smaller and has three toes on each feet, while the ostrich has only two.


                8.  

                In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

                Potholes and ..................placed speed breakers of all shapes and sizes on city streets have become a health ..................for two-wheeler riders. From cuts and bruises, wounds, and a visit to the emergency room to serious and ..................back and neck-related complications, potholes have become an .................. for those on the road. Doctors report an increase in patients with injuries and serious bone-related ..................in the monsoon.

                to serious and ..................back and neck-related complications



                  9.  

                  In the following two passages some of the words have been left out and the blanks have been numbered from 151 to 170. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.

                  Jo was the first to (151) up on Christmas morning. (152) a moment she felt disappointed for no stockings hung from the fire place. (153) she remembered (154) her mother had (155) her the previous evening: each of (156) would find a present tucked under their pillow. She slipped (157) hand under the pillow (158) drew out a crimson colored Bible. Mother had written some words of (159) inside the book. This quickly brought a few (160) in Jo’s eyes.



                    10.  

                    In the following questions, you have several passages where some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each blank out of the four alternatives.

                    Without water (38) animal can survive. In desert regions the greatest (39) to life is drying up. But many creatures are able to make use of (40) little water that exists in arid areas. One of nature’s masterpieces (41) creatures equipped to (42) with desert life is the hardy camel. Stories range the desert lands far and wide about (43) endurance feats by camels. It is said that camels can (44) a distance of about 800 miles in eight days through (45) travel without an intake of a signal drop of water. The popular (46) that camels store water in the humps is (47) in a way; water is indeed stored there but in the form of fat.



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