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Cloze Test

Multiple Choice Questions

1.   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.

One of the major causes of the failure of (66) countries on the economic front is their (67) to evolve a judicious mixture of (68) substitution and export promotion. Today, Bambia, which (69) on imports after its independence 20 years, (70).


    2.  

    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.

    into turning a blind eye to _____ practices.



      3.  

      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.

      Billy Arjun Singh was a wildlife enthusiast. Billy’s fight (46) hunting put 26 professional Shikar companies out of jobs. (47) his failing health, he (48) had a writ in the Allahabad High Court against (49) in Dudhwa. This is apart from a (50) battle that he (51) to have the offending railway tracks (52) through Dudhwa shifted to (53) its inhabitants a peaceful (54). The only regret he had was “there was so much (55) to be done for tigers and so little time.” Billy’s contribution will always be remembered by wildlife lovers.



        4.  

        In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Choose the correct word from the given options which fits the blank appropriately.

        When both myths and counter-myths occur in the narrative field of a society, people can (146) the oppositions between them in unique ways. The psychological relevance of stories in the cases of myths and horror films may be in the experiencing of the (147) binary tensions, rather than in the manifest (148) of the story. The tensions in the story is, however, (149) through the binary contrasts. The message conveyed is a (150) complex.

        The psychological relevance of stories in the cases of myths and horror films may be in the experiencing of the (147) binary tensions



          5.  

          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.



            6.  

            In the following passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. Against each, four words are suggested. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

            In a survey (i) by a library, it was recently (ii) that parents wish their children to read books with high moral (iii). Around two thousands parents were interviewed and most of them (iv). Dickens "The Christmas Carol' as a must-read for children. This Christmas tale (v) the filthy rich but (vi) Scrooge and the poor but contented Cratchit family offers lessons in moral duties. Another book which many parents marked out as (vii) read was Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'. The choice of this book was rather (viii) because, this romantic novel is more likely to (ix) teenagers, than children. Since Elizabeth's final choice of Darcy is deeply rooted in strong moral (x), the parents, probably thought, she offers a good example for the girl child to follow.

            (viii) = ?



              7.  

              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.

              a health ..................for two-wheeler riders.



                8.  

                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.



                  9.  

                  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.

                  Raising effective primary and district-level coverage of mental health services for the general population, without requiring people to travel long distances to see a specialist and get medicines, should be priority ......... the base of psychiatrists is low in relation to the need, the use of trained general practitioners as the first line of contact assumes importance. Some studies show many of them are not confident ........ with their training to detect, diagnose and manage mental illnesses ................ a concerted effort, primary care physicians can be trained to help people with mild and severe problems,........... from anxiety disorders to depression, psychoses and conditions arising from alcohol and substance.............. 

                   ................ a concerted effort, primary care physicians can be trained to help people



                    10.  

                    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.

                    Corruption is a _____ which has been spread in the mind of wrong people of the society, community and _____. It is the mistreatment of public resources just for getting some _____ advantage to fulfil little wish. It is concerned with the unnecessary and wrong use of both power and _____ by anyone whether the government or non-government organisation. It affects the growth and development of the nation in all aspects like socially, _____ and politically.

                    wrong use of both power and _____ by anyone whether



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