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english Cloze Test

Fill in the blanks with suitable words English Exercise (Cloze Test):

Directions: In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

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Exercise 1:

Once upon a time, two friends were (1.1) through the desert. During some point of the (1.2) they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was (1.3), but without saying anything, he wrote in the sand, ‘Today my best friend slapped me in the face.” They kept on walking (1.4) they found an oasis, where they (1.5) to take a bath. The one, who had been slapped, got (1.6) in the quicksand and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After the friend (1.7) from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone, “today my best friend saved my life.” The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and (1.8), you write on a stone, why?” The other friend (1.9), “When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must (1.10) it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”

Question 1.1: (a) crawling
(b) speaking
(c) swimming
(d) walking
Ans: (d)

Question 1.2: (a) journey
(b) sand
(c) running
(d) border
Ans: (a)

Question 1.3: (a) dead
(b) captured
(c) presentable
(d) hurt
Ans: (d)

Question 1.4: (a) as
(b) until
(c) from
(d) with
Ans: (b)

Question 1.5: (a) decided
(b) fell
(c) made
(d) want
Ans: (a)

Question 1.6 (a) home
(b) stuck
(c) blended
(d) mixed
Ans: (b)

Question 1.7: (a) separated
(b) leaked
(c) died
(d) recovered
Ans: (d)

Question 1.8: (a) so
(b) how
(c) when
(d) now
Ans: (d)

Question 1.9: (a) called
(b) tell
(c) replied
(d) questioned
Ans: (c)

Question 1.10: (a) talk
(b) push
(c) engrave
(d) add
Ans: (c)

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Exercise 2:

One rainy day while driving me home from school my father stopped to offer a frail old man a lift. Though he was headed in the opposite (2.1). my father insisted. By the time we (2.2) home it was late and I was tired and (2.3) with my father. That night, my father (2.4) me a bedtime story as usual – A (2.5) Emperor was once asked “Sire, while you (2.6) rich and powerful, your teacher doesn’t even (2.7) a piece of land yet to visit him, (2.8) don’t you summon him to court ?” The Emperor (2.9) and said, “You are mistaken, my teacher is (2.10) than I am. My land can be lost in a war but he possesses knowledge which can never be stolen.”

‘The old man was my teacher” my father concluded.

I have never forgotten the lesson my father ‘taught’ me that day.

Question 2.1: (a) route
(b) manner
(c) direction
(d) side
Ans: (c)

Question 2.2: (a) left
(b) arrived
(c) return
(d) gone
Ans: (b)

Question 2.3: (a) complained
(b) annoying
(c) hungry
(d) upset
Ans: (d)

Question 2.4: (a) taught
(b) described
(c) told
(d) reads
Ans: (c)

Question 2.5: (a) greedy
(b) honest
(c) foolish
(d) mighty
Ans: (d)

Question 2.6: (a) are
(b) being
(c) were
(d) so
Ans: (a)

Question 2.7: (a) own
(b) can’t
(c) acquire
(d) possessed
Ans: (a)

Question 2.8: (a) however
(b) but
(c) instead
(d) why
Ans: (d)

Question 2.9: (a) shouted
(b) silent
(c) thinks
(d) smiled
Ans: (d)

Question 2.10: (a) powerful
(b) wise
(c) wealthy
(d) richer
Ans: (d)

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Exercise 3:

(3.1) has marked man’s (3.2) progress from (3.3) times. Modern medicine is built on the innovative (3.4) of scientists and physicians such as Louis Pasteur. He (3.5) in a revolution in medicine by producing a (3.6) against rabies in 1880. (3.7) with Robert Koch, Pasteur founded (3.8). There has been no (3.9) back (3.10) then.

Question 3.1: (a) Discovery
(b) Innovation
(c) Reforms
(d) Applications
Ans: (b)

Question 3.2: (a) amazing
(b) alluring
(c) alarming
(d) charming
Ans: (a)

Question 3.3: (a) antique
(b) mid-historic
(c) recent
(d) remote
Ans: (d)

Question 3.4: (a) fantastic
(b) dilemma
(c) genius
(d) brain
Ans: (c)

Question 3.5: (a) ushered
(b) projected
(c) prospered
(d) thrushed
Ans: (a)

Question 3.6: (a) injection
(b) medicine
(c) antidote
(d) vaccine
Ans: (d)

Question 3.7: (a) Along
(b) Also
(c) Going
(d) Working
Ans: (a)

Question 3.8: (a) immunology
(b) pathology
(c) zoology
(d) bacteriology
Ans: (d)

Question 3.9: (a) viewing
(b) looking
(c) seeing
(d) peeping
Ans: (b)

Question 3.10: (a) till
(b) from
(c) until
(d) since
Ans: (d)

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Exercise 4:

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born Michael Luther King, Jr., (4.1) his grandfather had his name (4.2) to Martin. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, (4.3) from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B.A. degree in 1948 (4.4) Morehouse college, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of (4.5) study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a (4.6) white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. (4.7) a fellowship won at Ebenezer he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence (4.8) the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he (4.9) and married Coretta Scott, a young woman of (4.10) intellectual and artistic attainments.

Question 4.1: (a) And
(b) So
(c) Since
(d) But
Ans: (a)

Question 4.2: (a) Given
(b) Changed
(c) Become
(d) Made
Ans: (b)

Question 4.3: (a) Graduating
(b) Finishing
(c) Graduated
(d) Finished
Ans: (c)

Question 4.4: (a) In
(b) From
(c) By
(d) With
Ans: (b)

Question 4.5: (a) Theological
(b) Intellectual
(c) Educational
(d) Psychological
Ans: (a)

Question 4.6: (a) Predetermined
(b) Predominantly
(c) Significantly
(d) Somewhat
Ans: (b)

Question 4.7: (a) From
(b) By
(c) With
(d) Through
Ans: (c)

Question 4.8: (a) For
(b) Of
(c) About
(d) To
Ans: (a)

Question 4.9: (a) Saw
(b) Eloped
(c) Met
(d) Watched
Ans: (c)

Question 4.10: (a) Common
(b) Particular
(c) Uncommon
(d) General
Ans: (c)

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Exercise 5:

The keeper, Lord Shiva himself, is known to be the greatest hunter of them all, as he sits on a tiger skin and covers his (5.1) body with animal fur. But to (5.2) in (5.3) killing of animals is against the (5.4) law, as one may kill only that which one can (5.5). However, man being the only (5.6) who kills for sport, knowing it to be sport, thereby (5.7) all norms of (5.8) behaviour. The Americans (5.9) out the bison from the face of North America, as the Indian Maharajas and British Sahibs did the cheetah and almost the lion and tiger from India – animals which you do not eat, but (5.10) the walls of your house with.

Question 5.1: (a) beautiful
(b) bare
(c) vacant
(d) uncovered
Ans: (b)

Question 5.2: (a) involve
(b) include
(c) indulge
(d) interfere
Ans: (c)

Question 5.3: (a) wanton
(b) unreasonable
(c) rash
(d) disregarded
Ans: (a)

Question 5.4: (a) spiritual
(b) cosmic
(c) supernatural
(d) manly
Ans: (b)

Question 5.5: (a) consume
(b) devour
(c) gobble
(d) grab
Ans: (a)

Question 5.6: (a) beast
(b) brute
(c) creature
(d) animal
Ans: (d)

Question 5.7: (a) transferring
(b) desecrating
(c) transgressing
(d) decorating
Ans: (c)

Question 5.8: (a) contingent
(b) civilised
(c) complementary
(d) crude
Ans: (b)

Question 5.9: (a) eradicated
(b) erased
(c) wiped
(d) removed
Ans: (c)

Question 5.10 (a) garnish
(b) tarnish
(c) decorate
(d) grandeur
Ans: (c)

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Exercise 6:

My mother waved me goodbye and the bus (6.1). The man sitting (6.2) to me was a doctor (6.3) to Kannur, (6.4) participate in a conference.

Question 6.1: (a) going
(b) started
(c) arrived
(d) stopped
Ans: (b)

Question 6.2: (a) next
(b) besides
(c) near
(d) side
Ans: (a)

Question 6.3: (a) coming
(b) arriving
(c) going
(d) visiting
Ans: (c)

Question 6.4: (a) to
(b) for
(c) so
(d) and
Ans: (a)

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