Cloze Test : Exercise – 2


Directions (Qs. 39 - 48)
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 in the context of the passage. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The social 39 of the Web lifestyle and work style are enormous. A lot of people 40 that computers and the Internet will depersonalize experience, creating a world that is less warm. But these are unfounded as we know that some people were 41 afraid that the telephone would reduce face-to-face contact and will 42 society to fall apart. But the 43 actually came true. Just as the phone and e-mail have increased contact between people living indifferent communities and between people on the go, the PC and the Internet give us 44 way to communicate. They do not take any away. In reality,the ability to use the Internet to redefine 45 in our communities is strengthening personal and cultural 46. The Web lifestyle is about broadening 47,not narrowing them. Community building is going to be one of the biggest growth areas on the Web. It dramatically increases the number of communities you can bond to because of its ability to 48 groups of like-minded people independent of geography or time zones.

39.
(a) groups
(b) needs
(c) factor
(d) teaching
(e) implications

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40.
(a) accept
(b) dare
(c) fear
(d) propose
(e) reject

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41.
(a) strongly
(b) initially
(c) always
(d) never
(e) possibly

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42.
(a) let
(b) decay
(c) develop
(d) cause
(e) destroy

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43.
(a) opposite
(b) found
(c) finding
(d) different
(e) negative

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44.
(a) cheaper
(b) economical
(c) another
(d) second
(e) many

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45.
(a) groups
(b) ethics
(c) culture
(d) bonds
(e) boundaries

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46.
(a) distances
(b) connections
(c) differences
(d) implications
(e) suggestion

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47.
(a) horizons
(b) values
(c) nations
(d) means
(e)status

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48.
(a) reduce
(b) focus
(c) prepare
(d) connect
(e) develop

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Directions (Qs. 49 - 58)
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.

The study of accountancy is 49 in demand in the view of 50 of greater complexity in our business organisation. Formerly a 51 of day-to-day income and expenditure was more than 52. A business organisation today has to 53 a clear account of the 54 it uses, the amounts that are owing to it, the amount that it owes to others, the profit or loss it has made and the 55 it employs. Without a scientific 56 of accounting no businessman can be fully 57 of his real 58 position and run his organisation.

49.
(a) progressing
(b) getting’
(c) powering
(d) moving
(e) growing

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50.
(a) demand
(b) growth
(c) status
(d) position
(e) slackness

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51.
(a) mixture
(b) map
(c) measure
(d) record
(e) transaction

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52.
(a) sufficient
(b) anticipated
(c) expected
(d) required
(e) necessary

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53.
(a) gather
(b) observe
(c) maintain
(d) organize
(e) assimilate

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54.
(a) manpower
(b) infrastructure
(c) money
(d) resources
(e) capabilities

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55.
(a) capital
(b) strength
(c) authority
(d) strategies
(e) principles

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56.
(a) way
(b) plan
(c) system
(d) goal
(e) purpose

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57.
(a) ignorant
(b) alert
(c) prepared
(d) vigilant
(e) aware

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58.
(a) administrative
(b) financial
(c) capacity
(d) business
(e) hierarchical

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Directions (Qs. 59 - 68)
Directions (Qs. 59-68):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.

The weaker sections of the rural population are mostly from the socially and economically backward and 59 sections of the village community. Because of their 60 and financial difficulty, they are not readily 61 to change their work habits and adopt modern technology. 62 sure about the traditional methods, they are 63 to take to 64 equipment and techniques which require some time to get accustomed for 65 work. After holding a number of group meetings with rural people 66 to different vocations and spread over the entire country, we can safely say that persons in the villages are not 67 for training to improve upon their traditional and hereditary 68 of working.

59.
(a) depressed
(b) different
(c) rich
(d) privileged
(e) for ward

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60.
(a) ability
(b) dependence
(c) illiteracy
(d) number
(e) majority

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61.
(a) discarding
(b) feeling
(c) bending
(d) undertaking
(e) willing

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62.
(a) Making
(b) Having
(c) Quite
(d) Being
(e) Not

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63.
(a) forced
(b) reluctant
(c) bound
(d) prepared
(e) curious

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64.
(a) farming
(b) traditional
(c) improved
(d) powerful
(e) old

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65.
(a) routine
(b) monotonous
(c) excessive
(d) wasteful
(e) effective

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66.
(a) accruing
(b) helping
(c) enabling
(d) belonging
(e) referring

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67.
(a) eager
(b) capable
(c) indifferent
(d) antagonistic
(e) unwilling

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68.
(a) theories
(b) techniques
(c) desires
(d) hours
(e) policies

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Directions (Qs. 69 - 78)
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.

In the past, it was thought learning knowledge took place in school and for some also in further education. Then, it was a matter of 69 practical skills at work at the beginning of a career, and with a bit of luck, that 70 it. Now, things have changed. Global competition is 71 the shelf life of products and the knowledge and skills that 72 behind them.The pace of change can be 73. Knowledge that was at the leading edge one minute can become 74 the next. Therefore,it is 75 rather than knowledge that is the key. Successful organizations have to learn, adapt and change continuously as do the 76 with in them. This is 77 in the rapid growth of knowledge workers. It is 78 all levels of organizations.

69.
(a) fostering
(b) projecting
(c) acquiring
(d) manipulating
(e) culminating

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70.
(a) for
(b) was
(c) from
(d) with
(e) may

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71.
(a) replacing
(b) retailing
(c) rotating
(d) re- regulating
(e) reducing

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72.
(a) lie
(b) profess
(c) exhibit
(d) manifest
(e) express

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73.
(a) analytical
(b) absorbing
(c) interesting
(d) frightening
(e) valuable

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74.
(a) critical
(b) obsolete
(c) modern
(d) devastating
(e) lamentable

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75.
(a) durability
(b) reactivity
(c) activity
(d) Proactivity
(e) capacity

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76.
(a) systems
(b) managements
(c) processes
(d) individuals
(e) units

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77.
(a) echoed
(b) supported
(c) adjusted
(d) provided
(e) developed

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78.
(a) directing
(b) providing
(c) affecting
(d) questioning
(e) projecting

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