CLOZE TEST

Cloze Test

Directions (1 – 80): In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has numbers written on them. These numbers are printed below the passage, against each no. five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

We all have read the story of two friends and a bear. Once two friends were passing through a (1) forest. All of a sudden, a beer came out of its cave. It began to (2). Both felt terrified. The fair-weather friend ran (3) and climbed up a tall tree. The other laid himself on the ground and (4) to be dead. The bear came and (5) him. He (6) him for dead and went away. Now the fair-weather friend climbed down the tree and said to his friend, “What did the bear (7) in to your ears?” He answered that the bear had advised him to be (8) of fairer weather friend. They were more dangerous than snakes. A true friend, on the other hand, is the medicine of life. He stands by us in (9) and woe, thick and thin. A true friend (10) his own pleasure and convenience for the sake of his friend.

1. (1) Volatile (2) precarious (3) dense (4) pugnacious (5) ferocious

2. (1) Shout (2) roar (3) chirp (4) bleat (5) grunt

3. (1) quick (2) hard (3) toward (4) for (5) nimble

4. (1) alarmed (2) positioned (3) frightened (4) pretended 

    (5) Presumed

5. (1) sniffed (2) tasted (3) approached (4) reached (5) touched

6. (1) made (2) took (3) found (4) felt (5) considered

7. (1) sound (2) pour (3) mutter (4) whisper (5) put

8. (1) tired (2) afraid (3) envious (4) proud (5) beware

9. (1) nights (2) seasons (3) weal (4) scarcity (5) days

10. (1) foregoes (2) discards (3) mitigates (4) directs (5) abandons

QUESTION (11-20):

Contrary to popular belief, (11) are found to lag behind in many aspects. Quite early in (12) the differences start showing up. Boys start talking much (13) than girls and have (14) vocabularies at an earlier age. This (15) of boys is terms of verbal ability may continue into adulthood. That is why women are more adept at learning foreign (16) than men are. Researchers have found remarkable (17) in the leadership styles of men and women who (18) the corporate ladder. Men are found to (19) more formal authority, which results in low employee morale. On the contrary, women tend to share power, encourage participation and thereby (15) Job satisfaction.

 

11. (1) Women (2) children (3) men (4) adults (5) infants

12. (1) time (2) birth (3) development (4) life (5) nature

13. (1) later (2) earlier (3) timely (4) before (5) initially

14. (1) bigger (2) weaker (3) smaller (4) shorter (5) larger

15. (1) advantage  (2) drawback (3) inferiority (4) superiority  

      (5) Disadvantage

16. (1) Studies (2) life-styles (3) affairs (4) countries (5) Languages

17. (1) relations (2) similarities (3) identities (4) differences       

      (5) Results

18. (1) climb (2) accord (3) keep (4) lead (5) make

19. (1) exercise (2) ignore (3) control (4) transfer (5) discourage

20. (1) Enhance (2) lessen (3) diffuse (4) overcome (5) impose

QUESTION (21-30)

With the (21) of Indian economy (22) various initiatives, banking sector (23), a pivotal role in the process of achieving (24) economic growth and also in (25) the social well being at large. The public sector (26) in India have the twin tasks ahead of meeting the social branding (27) and at the same time generating (28) profits to meet the costs associated with growth. At present, banks have more than 76.1 per cent of their total branch (29) in rural and semi-urban (30).

21. (1) Nationalization (2) expansion (3) liberalization

      (4) Computerization (5) Accommodation

22. (1) from (2) over (3) between (4) through (5) thorough

23. (1) manages (2) occupies (3) facilitates (4) naturalize

      (5)  Conquers

24. (1) fewer (2) fantastic (3) higher (4) lower (5) lesser

25. (1) increasing (2) enhancing (3) Encouraging (4) improving

      (5) Innovation

26. (1) organizations (2) companies (3) corporations (4) banks

      (5) Institutions

27. (1) limitations (2) obligations (3) derivatives (4) facilities

      (5) Liabilities                                              

28. (1) beautiful (2) lump sum (3) adequate (4) wonderful

      (5) Everlasting

29. (1) map (2) scenario (3) network (4) system (5) graph

30. (1) households (2) residences (3) areas (4) locals (5) suburbs

 

QUESTION (31-40):

Working under the psychometric approach, both scientists and practitioners have placed undue emphasis upon a unitary concept of intelligence as reflected in the single I.Q. They seem to have (31) too much attention to the products of intelligent behavior rather than the processes used to acquire (32) products. Such attention to product rather than to process tends to mask qualitative differences in the processes by (33) individuals interact with their environment and to (34) attention away from the possibility of qualitative changes in the nature of these processes (35) the course of cognitive development.

Hay wood points out that there is no such thing as intelligence. There are in fact many intelligences. Factor analysts, (36) have studied the nature of intellect by examining its apparent structure across different age groups and different segments of the population have to a great (37) discredited the unitary concept of intelligence. Even so, the structure theories of intelligence are (38) concerned with products and not with processes.

A very promising approach to the nature of intelligence in recent years is the process development (Cognitive Development) approach. It (39) upon the cognitive processes used to receive, code, and (40) information. 

31. (1) gives (2) gave (3) forced (4) given (5) taken

32. (1) those (2) these (3) that (4) raw (5) this

33. (1) how (2) way (3) speech (4) action (5) which

34. (1) draw (2) seek (3) force (4) call (5) drag

35. (1) at (2) plan (3) during (4) follow (5) for

36. (1) who (2) should (3) might (4) will (5) whom

37. (1) meaning (2) person (3) extend (4) extent (5) value

38. (1) up till (2) till (3) until (4) deep (5) still

39. (1) focus (2) focuses (3) jumps (4) emphasis (5) focused

40. (1) pack (2) transmits (3) store (4) stocked (5) hoard

QUESTION (41 - 50):

In any organized group of mammals, no matter how cooperative, there is always a 41 for social dominance. As he pursues this each adult individual 42 a particular social rank, giving him his position, or status in the group hierarchy. The situation never remains 43 for very long, largely because all the status stragglers are 44 older. When the overlords or ‘top-dogs’ become senile, their seniority is challenged and they are 45 by their immediate subordinates. There is then renewed dominance squabbling as 46 moves a little further up the social ladder. At the other end of the scale, the younger members of the group are maturing rapidly, keeping up the pressure from 47. In the addition certain members of the group may suddenly be 48 down by disease or accidental death leaving gaps in the hierarchy that have to be quickly filled.

The general result is a constant condition of status tension. Under natural 49 this tension remains tolerable because of the limited size of the social grouping. If, however, in the artificial environment of captivity, the space available is small, then the status ‘rat race’ soon gets out of hand, dominance battle rage uncontrollably and the leaders of the packs, prides, colonies or tribes come under 50 strain.

41. (1) stress (2) Feel (3) struggle (4) war (5) envy

42. (1) desire (2) allots (3) inherits (4) approves (5) acquires

43. (1) unstable (2) stable (3) equitable (4) equal (5) calm

44. (1) growing (2) heading (3) looking (4) feeling (5) moving

45. (1) piked (2) throned (3) thrown (4) over thrown (5) insulted

46. (1) no-one (2) they (3) junior (4) elder (5) everyone

47. (1) below (2) above (3) sides (4) top (5) behind

48. (1) come (2) go (3) feel (4) struck (5) run

49. (1) upbringing (2) forces (3) conditions (4) pressures            

      (5) Preconditions

50. (1) desirable (2) severe (3) unwanted (4) stress (5) productive

QUESTION (51 – 60)

Jamshedji Tata is (51) as the path-finder of modern industrial builders, He is known as the grand-father of the Indian industry for his acumen and enthusiasm. Nobody else could have (52) of the new industries started by Jamshedji at the time when industrial (53) and revolution was yet to come to India.

Jamshedji’s father Nasarvanji Tata used to trade in jute with China and Britain, He started (54) from India. Jamshedji started a cloth mill in Nagpur more than hundred years ago. At that time almost all the (55) used to come from Lancashire in England. What Jamshedji (56) was praise-worthy.

Jamshedji (57) very well that an industrial revolution can only be brought in the country by setting up iron and steel industry. (58) he did not live to see the industry he had in mind, he had done all (59) work. In fact, he laid the ground work for it. He had planned the entire steel city now known as Jamshedpur, complete with streets, roads, schools, parks, play grounds, temples, mosques, churches, etc. His (60) was fulfilled by his sons, Sir Dorabji Tata and Sir Rattan Tata, when they started the Tata iron & Steel Factory in 1907 just after three years of his death.

51. (1) agreed (2) empowered (3) determined (4) considered

      (5) Rewarded

52. (1) thought (2) ventured (3) set (4) planned (5) absolved

53. (1) acts (2) machinery (3) awakening (4) factories                (5) imports

54. (1) industries (2) import (3) trade (4) dispatch (5) export

55. (1) imports (2) cloth (3) machines (4) machinery (5) goods

56. (1) dreamt (2) agree (3) told (4) meant (5) did

57. (1) advocated (2) planned (3) thought (4) knew (5) felt

58. (1) although (2) Surprisingly (3) Luckily (4) Even                    (5) Because

59. (1) complete (2) trivial (3) preliminary (4) external

      (5) Insignificant

60. (l) task    (2) dream   (3) industry    (4) sentiment    (5) need

QUESTION (61 – 70)

Among the (61) of modern India Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar holds an important place. In the span of about four decades Ambedkar (62) through various phases. The nation has paid its warmest (63) to his heroic deeds and selfless services to the down-trodden by celebrating his birth centenary recently. Ambedkar’s thirst to knowledge, his passion for books and his (64) were unique. He was a (65) reader and had a good command over seven languages. He (66) himself in history, Economics, politics, Law and constitution. He (67) the constitution through the Constituent Assembly and is popularly known as the main (68) of the Indian Constitution. He worked (69) hard that he completed all his assignments in time. Ambedkar belonged to the Maher community of Maharashtra. Among the (70) communities in the gold of Hindi society, the Mashers are a robust adaptable intelligent, brave and leading community.

61. (1) Constructors (2) builders (3) workers (4) destructors

      (5) Thinkers

62. (1) went (2) caught (3) hid (4) looked (5) passed

63. (1) welcome (2) homage (3) tributes (4) reception

      (5) Contribution

64. (1) greed (2) manipulation (3) recognition (4) qualification

      (5) Erudition

65. (1) talkative (2) voracious (3) worth looking (4) intelligent

      (5) Skilled

66. (1) distinguished (2) made (3) placed (4) got (5) found

67. (1) constituted (2) handed (3) piloted (4) manipulated

      (5) Formed

68. (1) worker (2) linguist (3) founder (4) architect (5) entertainer

69. (1) Very (2) much (3) so (4) quite (5) too                                 

 

70. (1) different (2) various (3) poor (4) prosperous

      (5) Untouchable

QUESTION  (71 - 80)

Rabbits are among the most (71) of all animals. The rabbits of a colony, once had a (72) to discuss this (73) of theirs. They came to the (74) that as their timidity would never leave them, they were condemned to a miserable existence and it would be better to drown themselves and end their (75) once and for all. Accordingly, they began to move towards a large lake.

When the frogs in the lake saw a large number of rabbits (76) they were filled with (77) and made for the deepest part of the lake. Seeing this, the (78) of the rabbits stopped and said to his fellow- creatures: “It is true we are timid, but here are animals more timid than us. There is still some (79) for us. Let us all go back to our homes,” and the (80) of rabbits headed back to their colony.

71. (1) calm (2) expensive (3) generous (4) timid (5) skilled

72. (1) lecture (2) assembly (3) festival (4) contest (5) meeting

73. (1) gene (2) trait (3) virtue (4) sentiment (5) tradition

74. (1) finale (2) point (3) solution (4) conclusion (5) decision

75. (1) misery (2) bad luck (3) life (4) species (5)   torture

76. (1) retreating (2) approaching (3) swimming (4) sulking

      (5) Attending

77. (1) fear (2) empathy (3) gratitude (4) glee (5) sympathy

78. (1) army (2) leader (3) captain (4) fellow (5)   group

79. (1) refuge (2) doubt (3) solution (4) hope (5) ray

80. (1) manifold (2) leader (3) herd (4) calmest (5) multiple

Answers

1. 3           2. 2             3. 1             4. 4               5. 1             6. 2    

7. 4           8. 5             9. 3             10. 1             11. 3           12. 4  

13. 1         14. 3           15. 2           16. 5             17. 5           18. 1  

19. 1         20. 1           21. 3           22. 4             23. 2           24. 3  

25. 2         26. 4           27. 2           28. 3             29. 3           30. 3  

31. 4         32. 2           33. 1           34. 1             35. 3           36. 1  

37. 4         38. 5           39. 2           40. 3             41. 3           42. 1  

43. 2         44. 1           45. 4           46. 3             47. 1           48. 4  

49. 3         50. 3           51. 4           52. 1             53. 3           54. 5  

55. 2         56. 5           57. 4           58. 1             59. 3           60. 2  

61. 2         62. 1           63. 2           64. 5             65. 2           66. 1  

 

67. 3         68. 4           69. 1           70. 5             71. 4           72.  5 

73. 2         74. 4           75. 1           76. 2             77. 1           78. 2  

79. 4         80. 3