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Cloze Test

Multiple Choice Questions

1.  

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.

A (181) becomes a flowing steam only (182) there is continuity of (183) life in a society. In (184) words, a (185) culture comes into a (186) when people (187) a continuous way of life. Such (188) expresses itself (189) various ways in common traditions and (190) of conduct.

only (182) there is continuity of



    2.  

    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 message conveyed is a (150) complex.



      3.  

      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.

      The (48) age is the age of machines. From the (49) the industrial Resolution began in Europe.
      Man’s life has been changing (50) many ways. At first, the change was (51). Now machines have become (52) of our daily lives.



        4.   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.

        The Government (161) to introduce a Bill for (162) compulsory education to all children. Unfortunately, the bill has several (163). Firstly, the Government (164) to provide education without regular schools. A para-teacher, who is under qualified, may be (165) on contract basis. Secondly, the Government may even (166) subclause K of Article 51 (A), which lays down that it (167) be the (168) duty of all parents to provide (169) for education (170) children.


          5.   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.

          Since the U.S. led alliance toppled the Taliban (1) November 2001, women and girls in Afghanistan have (2) greater freedom to participate in public life and (3) to education, health care, and employment. This is the case particularly in the (4), Kabul, where the deployment of foreign military forces under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has helped bring (5) security. Even in Kabul, however, many Afghan women still face constant (6) to their personal security from other civilians or armed men belonging to various political (7). Outside Kabul, the situation is one of the acute general lawlessness and insecurity, as there is no ISAF presence and rival warlords control security conditions. In these areas, more than in Kabul, Afghan women continue to (8) serious threats to their physical safety, which (9) them the opportunity to exercise their basic human rights and to participate fully in the rebuilding of their (10).

          physical safety, which (9) them the opportunity to exercise their basic human rights


            6.  

            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 man stopped at a flower shop to (43) some flowers to be (44) to his mother who lived 200 miles (45). As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she (46), "I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents and a rose costs two dollars." The man smiled and said, "Come (47) in with me. I'll (48) you a rose." He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother's flowers. As they were (49) he offered the girl a ride home. She said, "Yes please! You can take me to my mother." She directed him to a cemetery, (50) she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave. The man returned to the flower shop, cancelled the delivery order, (51) up a bouquet and (52) the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.



              7.  

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

              It was very hot in the small court-room and everybody was feeling sleepy. After a tiring morning. The clerks were anxious to get 156 to lunch and even the judge must have felt 157 when the last case came up before the court. A short-middle-aged man with grey hair and small blue eyes was now standing 158 him. The man had a foolish expression on his face and he kept looking 159 stupidly as if he was trying hard to 160 what was going 161. The man was accused of 162 into a house and stealing a cheap watch. The witness, who was called, did not give a clear 163 of what had happened. He claimed to have seen a man outside the house one night, but on being 164 further, he confessed that he was not sure whether this was the man. The judge considered the matter for a short time and then declared that as there was no real proof, the man could not be 165 guilty.

              but on being 164 further, he confessed that he was not sure



                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.

                Since the U.S. led alliance toppled the Taliban (1) November 2001, women and girls in Afghanistan have (2) greater freedom to participate in public life and (3) to education, health care, and employment. This is the case particularly in the (4), Kabul, where the deployment of foreign military forces under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has helped bring (5) security. Even in Kabul, however, many Afghan women still face constant (6) to their personal security from other civilians or armed men belonging to various political (7). Outside Kabul, the situation is one of the acute general lawlessness and insecurity, as there is no ISAF presence and rival warlords control security conditions. In these areas, more than in Kabul, Afghan women continue to (8) serious threats to their physical safety, which (9) them the opportunity to exercise their basic human rights and to participate fully in the rebuilding of their (10).

                In these areas, more than in Kabul, Afghan women continue to (8) serious threats to


                  9.  

                  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).



                    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.

                    "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.

                    the birds of the East and _________ of the West.



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