Cloze Test : Exercise – 1


Directions (Qs. 1 – 13)
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.

Man in his 1 of nature and universe has made the world 2, polluted.  The air we breathe is polluted, the water we drink is 3.  There is 4 felling of trees, clearing of jungles, 5 natural barriers like the mountains and drying up the oceans byway of 6 This 7 of nature by man is a grave mistake for which mankind has to pay the price. Rapid industrial is means 8 the industrial effluents into the rivers and seas. The river water has turned murky.  Marine life has been 9 . The toxic chemicals have made the air that we breathe polluted. Pesticides and insecticides sprayed on plants and the chemicals and fertilizers used for 10 plant yield have poisoned our food. Hence what wee at today has high toxic 11.  Nature’s plentifulness is a heritage not to be 12 with impunity. It must be conserved for future generations or its 13 will extinguish all.

1.
(a) pursuit
(b) view
(c) conquest
(d) victim
(e) want

2.
(a) foul
(b) diluted
(c) poor
(d) precarious
(e) critical

3.
(a) disturbed
(b) pure
(c) counter productive
(d) suffocated
(e) contaminated

4.
(a) dubious
(b) wanton
(c) careful
(d) planned
(e) useless

5.
(a) attacking
(b) projecting
(c) cutting
(d) blasting
(e) sizing

6.
(a) reclamation
(b) inhabitation
(c) stabilisation
(d) destruction
(e) damage

7.
(a) provocation
(b) adventure
(c) vandalism
(d) abundance
(e) evasion

8.
(a) relocating
(b) divulging
(c) menacing
(d) culminating
(e) diverting

9.
(a) evaporated
(b) endangered
(c) devalued
(d) eliminated
(e) forfeiting

10.
(a) managing
(b) developing
(c) maintaining
(d) doubling
(e) minimising

11.
(a) damage
(b) variable
(c) content
(d) yield
(e) refuge

12.
(a) squandered
(b) preserved
(c) doubled
(d) engulfed
(e) coerced

13.
(a) equilibrium
(b) existence
(c) failure
(d) proportion
(e) bankruptcy

Directions (Qs. 14 – 23)

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.Studies 14 the impact of computer models to support policy-making processes in organisations have 15 that client involvement in the model-building process is often a 16 for effective model-building. One important reason is that the process of model-building is frequently more important than the resulting model. Model-building itself is largely a 17 process about the problem. Most 18 about the characteristics of an ill-structured problem are gained during the 19 process of designing a computer model, rather than after the model is finished. Another important reason is that most information in an organisation 20 in the mental models of organisation members. To support policy-making in an organisation, it is this knowledge which needs to be 21 and represented in the model. An important topic in client-oriented or 22 model building thus becomes the 23 of relevant knowledge contained in the mental models of participants.

14.
(a) evaluating
(b) focussing
(c) projecting
(d) advocating
(e) directing

15.
(a) devised
(b) exhibited
(c) convinced
(d) attributed
(e) indicated

16.
(a) support
(b) valuation
(c) prerequisite
(d) material
(e) blueprint

17.
(a) valuable
(b) durable
(c) tedious
(d)learning
(e) critical

18.
(a) thinking
(b) insights
(c) planning
(d) appreciation
(e) opinion

19.
(a) elongated
(b) concentrated
(c) iterative
(d) evolving
(e) consummate

20.
(a) resides
(b) follows
(c) settles
(d) lies
(e) committed

21.
(a) extended
(b) bisected
(c) subjected
(d) captured
(e) attributed

22.
(a) revolving
(b) interactive
(c) dogmatic
(d) accentuated
(e) formative

23.
(a) demarcation
(b) formation
(c) proliferation
(d) association
(e) elicitation

Directions (Qs. 24 – 38)

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.Once Gurudev Tagore asked Gandhiji : “Gandhiji, are you 24 unromantic’? When in the early 25 the morning sunrises does it not 26 your heart with joy to see its reddish glow’? When the birds 27, does not your heart thrill with its 28 music’? When the rose open sits petals and blooms in the garden, does its sight not bring 29 to your heart?”The Mahatma replied, “Gurudev,I am not so dumb or 30 as not to be moved by the beauty of the rose or the morning rays of the sun or the music of the birds. But what can I do?My one 31, my one anxiety, my one ambition is: When shall I see the red tint of the rose on the cheeks of 32 33 millions of my people’? When shall I hear the sweet and melodious song of the birds in place of their 34 sighs – when will such music 35 out of their soul? And when will that 36 come. when the light of the morning sun will 37 the heart of the common man in India? When will I see its lustre and 38 on his face?”

24.
(a) not
(b) genuinely
(c) seldom
(d) so
(e) fairly

25.
(a) season
(b) dawn
(c) monsoon
(d) climate
(e) days

26.
(a) involve
(b) impeach
(c) move
(d) fill
(e) penetrate

27.
(a) fly
(b) nestle
(c) flock
(d) cry
(e) sing

28.
(a) alarming
(b) fearful
(c) divine
(d) irritating
(e) loud

29.
(a) aroma
(b) cheer
(c) fragrance
(d) agony
(e) fear

30.
(a) insensitive
(b) lethargic
(c) ambitious
(d) idle
(e) romantic

31.
(a) slogan
(b) request
(c) interpretation
(d) desire
(e) demand

32.
(a) old
(b) rich
(c) happy
(d) noble
(e) hungry

33.
(a) naked
(b) fashioned
(c) poor
(d) fellow
(e) playful

34.
(a) encouraging
(b) flourishing
(c) prosperous
(d) agonizing
(e) cheerful

35.
(a) play
(b) bring
(c) come
(d) drop
(e) sing

36.
(a) light
(b) day
(c) authority
(d) person
(d) sun

37.
(a) scorch
(b) shine
(c) bright
(c) burn
(e) illumine

38.
(a) brightness
(b) shade
(c) dullness
(d) strength
(e) stairs