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Cloze Test

Multiple Choice Questions

1.  

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

The presence of certain (146) makes friendship a special (147). A (148) friend is consistent and honest. A (149) is not (150) to give an honest (151) and does not say things for the sake of getting (152). A friend provides companionship and continuous (153). There is no room for pride, (154) or rivalry in (155).



    2.  

    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.

    It may be better to consider the effects of a large scale exchange of weapons which is (151) in the context of current nuclear (152). Within a millionth of a second after a nuclear weapon is (153), enough energy is released to heat the surrounding air to tons of millions of degrees Celsius, forming a hot (154) bubble of gases or a fireball. There is also a very intense (155) pulse which appears as a (156) flash of light lasting for a few seconds. As the fireball rises, it spreads out to form the (157) mushroom cloud and its (158) creates strong (159) at the ground level. This updraft containing dust, smoke and radioactivity created by the (160) forms the stem of the mushroom cloud.



      3.  

      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.

      (x) = ?



        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.

        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



          5.  

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

          Whenever I (156) at the moon, my heart (157) with pleasure. I wish I had (158) to fly up to the moon, I know if I could (159) to become an (160), I would be able to go to the moon. special equipment and a (161) training are required to go to the moon. I would have to wear a special (162) along with a gas-mask for (163). My space shuttle would be equipped with (164) cameras and other scientific (165)




            6.  

            In the following passage, 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 Solar System has been a complicated wonder for the astronomers. This is a (191) to which we may never have the exact number. Man has wondered (192) of the Earth (193) ancient times. There were all kinds of (194) that seemed to have the left (195). But man could not begin to (196) about the question scientifically until about 400 years (197).

            When it was proved that the (198) revolved round the Sun and the Earth was a (199) of our Solar System, then scientists knew where to (200).

            scientifically until about 400 years (197).



              7.  

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

              The presence of certain (146) makes friendship a special (147). A (148) friend is consistent and honest. A (149) is not (150) to give an honest (151) and does not say things for the sake of getting (152). A friend provides companionship and continuous (153). There is no room for pride, (154) or rivalry in (155).



                8.  

                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.

                A healthy body is necessary for the development of the (1) and wisdom. Every human being should exercise daily to (2) good health. Physical exercise (3) physical fitness. It makes human beings mentally (4) physical exercise is required to (5) food properly.

                Physical exercise (3) physical fitness.



                  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.

                  Children need to be taught the importance of hygiene early on so that it becomes a _____. Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Teach them early on about what to _____. Teach them that taking a few _____ measures to prevent infections and diseases is _____.

                  Children are the most _____ to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes,



                    10.   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.


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