Cloze Test - English Language Questions and Answers


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DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

The rise in the Irrawaddy dolphin (1) ______ in Chilika can be attributed to the eviction of (2) ______ fish enclosures. After thousands of hectares of Chilika lake were made (3) ______ free, Irrawaddy dolphins found unobstructed area for movement. (4) ______, due to the COVID-19 lockdown last year, there were comparatively fewer tourist boats on Chilika lake, which made it (5) ______ for dolphins to move from one part of the lake to another.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no.1.

A)

population

B)

clan

C)

inhabitants

D)

natives

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

The rise in the Irrawaddy dolphin (1) ______ in Chilika can be attributed to the eviction of (2) ______ fish enclosures. After thousands of hectares of Chilika lake were made (3) ______ free, Irrawaddy dolphins found unobstructed area for movement. (4) ______, due to the COVID-19 lockdown last year, there were comparatively fewer tourist boats on Chilika lake, which made it (5) ______ for dolphins to move from one part of the lake to another.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no.2.

A)

illegal

B)

illegitimate

C)

unwarranted

D)

unconstitutional

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

The rise in the Irrawaddy dolphin (1) ______ in Chilika can be attributed to the eviction of (2) ______ fish enclosures. After thousands of hectares of Chilika lake were made (3) ______ free, Irrawaddy dolphins found unobstructed area for movement. (4) ______, due to the COVID-19 lockdown last year, there were comparatively fewer tourist boats on Chilika lake, which made it (5) ______ for dolphins to move from one part of the lake to another.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no.3.

A)

trespass

B)

confiscation

C)

encroachment

D)

intervention

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

The rise in the Irrawaddy dolphin (1) ______ in Chilika can be attributed to the eviction of (2) ______ fish enclosures. After thousands of hectares of Chilika lake were made (3) ______ free, Irrawaddy dolphins found unobstructed area for movement. (4) ______, due to the COVID-19 lockdown last year, there were comparatively fewer tourist boats on Chilika lake, which made it (5) ______ for dolphins to move from one part of the lake to another.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no.4.

A)

Nevertheless

B)

However

C)

Whereas

D)

Moreover

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

The rise in the Irrawaddy dolphin (1) ______ in Chilika can be attributed to the eviction of (2) ______ fish enclosures. After thousands of hectares of Chilika lake were made (3) ______ free, Irrawaddy dolphins found unobstructed area for movement. (4) ______, due to the COVID-19 lockdown last year, there were comparatively fewer tourist boats on Chilika lake, which made it (5) ______ for dolphins to move from one part of the lake to another.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank no.5.

A)

hurtful

B)

conducive

C)

disturbing

D)

detrimental

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DIRECTION

In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

PARAGRAPH

The importance of physical exercise in (1) ______ the incidence of heart attacks cannot be under estimated. The rise of heart attacks has been attaining (2) ______ proportion in recent times causing grave concern specially to the medical (3) ______. Walking is the best mode of physical exercise which (4) ______ no equipment, money, material or (5) ______ of a club.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

A)

emphasising

B)

maximising

C)

minimising

D)

increasing

SOLUTION

Physical exercise minimize the chances of heart attack, so the option c minimizing fits correct here,

other words

emphasis- give special importance to

maximize- make large or great

increasing- make great in number or size

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

PARAGRAPH

The importance of physical exercise in (1) ______ the incidence of heart attacks cannot be under estimated. The rise of heart attacks has been attaining (2) ______ proportion in recent times causing grave concern specially to the medical (3) ______. Walking is the best mode of physical exercise which (4) ______ no equipment, money, material or (5) ______ of a club.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

A)

capacious

B)

low

C)

alarming

D)

soothing

SOLUTION

option C alarming is the right answer .

alarming- worrying and disturbing

capacious- having a lot of space inside

low- of less than average

soothing- calming, comforting

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DIRECTION

In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

PARAGRAPH

The importance of physical exercise in (1) ______ the incidence of heart attacks cannot be under estimated. The rise of heart attacks has been attaining (2) ______ proportion in recent times causing grave concern specially to the medical (3) ______. Walking is the best mode of physical exercise which (4) ______ no equipment, money, material or (5) ______ of a club.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

A)

persons

B)

fraternity

C)

creed

D)

class

SOLUTION

according to the context, fraternity ~ a group of people sharing common intrests, fits correct here.

other words,

creed- a system of religious beliefs kr faith

class- a group of certain type of individuals

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

PARAGRAPH

The importance of physical exercise in (1) ______ the incidence of heart attacks cannot be under estimated. The rise of heart attacks has been attaining (2) ______ proportion in recent times causing grave concern specially to the medical (3) ______. Walking is the best mode of physical exercise which (4) ______ no equipment, money, material or (5) ______ of a club.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

A)

finds

B)

loses

C)

requires

D)

gains

SOLUTION

option D requires is the correct option according to the meaning

other words, finds- discovers 

loses- become unable to cease or have

gain- obtain or secure

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

PARAGRAPH

The importance of physical exercise in (1) ______ the incidence of heart attacks cannot be under estimated. The rise of heart attacks has been attaining (2) ______ proportion in recent times causing grave concern specially to the medical (3) ______. Walking is the best mode of physical exercise which (4) ______ no equipment, money, material or (5) ______ of a club.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

A)

membership

B)

scholarship

C)

correlation

D)

exemption

SOLUTION

option A membership is correct here,

membership- being a memeber of a certain group

scholarship- academic achievement to learn at high level

correlation- a mutual relationship

exemption- the action of being free from an obligation

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DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

How should one read a story to a child? Usually, a personality or character of the story (1) ______ the child’s interest the most. (2) ______, use different voices (3) ______ each character or act out various (4) ______ from the story, to bring life to those characters. (5) ______ out parts from the story will make story sessions fun and memorable for the kids.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

A)

catches

B)

caught

C)

has caught

D)

catch

SOLUTION

the whole paragraph we see is in present tense, 

so presend form of the verb catch should be used 

has caughth and caught are incorrect this way,

now by subject verb agreement rule we known singular subject will take the verb catches 

so option A is the right answer

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

How should one read a story to a child? Usually, a personality or character of the story (1) ______ the child’s interest the most. (2) ______, use different voices (3) ______ each character or act out various (4) ______ from the story, to bring life to those characters. (5) ______ out parts from the story will make story sessions fun and memorable for the kids.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

A)

Also

B)

So

C)

Either

D)

However

SOLUTION

we use So as a subordinating conjunction to introduce clauses of result or decison, 

eg: it was a long journey, so I'm tired now

similarly So will be used here, 

and hence the correct answer is option B

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

How should one read a story to a child? Usually, a personality or character of the story (1) ______ the child’s interest the most. (2) ______, use different voices (3) ______ each character or act out various (4) ______ from the story, to bring life to those characters. (5) ______ out parts from the story will make story sessions fun and memorable for the kids.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

A)

with

B)

from

C)

for

D)

by

SOLUTION

with- in the company of somebody or something

from- shows the place, direction or time that something starts or started 

for- it is used to be in connection with eg: equipment for the army, similarly voices for the character. hence option C for is correct here

by- shows who or what did this

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DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

How should one read a story to a child? Usually, a personality or character of the story (1) ______ the child’s interest the most. (2) ______, use different voices (3) ______ each character or act out various (4) ______ from the story, to bring life to those characters. (5) ______ out parts from the story will make story sessions fun and memorable for the kids.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

A)

sheets

B)

parts

C)

pages

D)

words

SOLUTION

option B parts is the correct word to be filled in the blank 4

as pages, sheets, and words are not conveying the correct sense according to the context

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

How should one read a story to a child? Usually, a personality or character of the story (1) ______ the child’s interest the most. (2) ______, use different voices (3) ______ each character or act out various (4) ______ from the story, to bring life to those characters. (5) ______ out parts from the story will make story sessions fun and memorable for the kids.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

A)

Acting

B)

Asking

C)

Saying

D)

Telling

SOLUTION

act- to do something in actions or perform 

ask- say something to obtain an answer for something

say- utter words to convey information

tell- to give information to somebody by speaking or writing. 

option A act fits correctly

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DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

An old man lived in the village. He was one of the (1) ______ unfortunate people in the world. The whole village was tired (2) ______ him; he was always gloomy, he (3) ______ complained and was always in a bad mood. The (4) ______ he lived, the more vile he was becoming and the more (5) ______ were his words.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 1.

A)

utmost

B)

most

C)

main

D)

maximum

SOLUTION

most unfortunate people will be the right word usage here, 

as utmost, main and maximum makes no proper sense according to the sentence,

so the correct option is B most.

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

An old man lived in the village. He was one of the (1) ______ unfortunate people in the world. The whole village was tired (2) ______ him; he was always gloomy, he (3) ______ complained and was always in a bad mood. The (4) ______ he lived, the more vile he was becoming and the more (5) ______ were his words.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 2.

A)

by

B)

of

C)

at

D)

from

SOLUTION

tired of something/Someone is the fixed preposition which is used here, so the correct option is option B of

now lets try to understand usage of other prepositions

by- used to show by the means of something or by someone

at- to show a specific exact place or location

from- showing the place/direction or the time that somebody or something starts or started

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

An old man lived in the village. He was one of the (1) ______ unfortunate people in the world. The whole village was tired (2) ______ him; he was always gloomy, he (3) ______ complained and was always in a bad mood. The (4) ______ he lived, the more vile he was becoming and the more (5) ______ were his words.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 3.

A)

mostly

B)

commonly

C)

cyclically

D)

constantly

SOLUTION

mostly- in almost every case

commonly- normally, usually

cyclically- in the way repeated many times

constantly- always, again and again

according to the context option D constantly is correct here

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

An old man lived in the village. He was one of the (1) ______ unfortunate people in the world. The whole village was tired (2) ______ him; he was always gloomy, he (3) ______ complained and was always in a bad mood. The (4) ______ he lived, the more vile he was becoming and the more (5) ______ were his words.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 4.

A)

lengthy

B)

longer

C)

longest

D)

long

SOLUTION

this is a specific case of using comparative adjectives 

the + comparative degree...... the + comparative degree

in this both the adjectiv should be in comparative degree only

eg: the higher you go the cooler it is.

similarly the longer he lived, the more vile he was.

so option B is the correct answer here.

English Language » Cloze Test

DIRECTION

In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

PARAGRAPH

An old man lived in the village. He was one of the (1) ______ unfortunate people in the world. The whole village was tired (2) ______ him; he was always gloomy, he (3) ______ complained and was always in a bad mood. The (4) ______ he lived, the more vile he was becoming and the more (5) ______ were his words.

QUESTION

Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5.

A)

mortal

B)

fatal

C)

toxic

D)

poisonous

SOLUTION

mortal- that must die

fatal- causing death in end

toxic- containing or being poisonous material

poisonous- very unpleasant and intended to upset somebody

so poisonous words option D is right.