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Cloze Test Practice Test 1

This is Cloze Test Practice Test 1. We have provided 2 numbering passages here. If you want to solve them, read complete passage and try to understand the main gist of passage.

Passage – 1

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 …… (1) …. body with animal fur. But one to … (2)… in …(3)… killing of animals is against the …(4)… law, as one may kill only that which can …(5)… However, man being man is the only … (6)… who kills for sport, knowing it to be sport, thereby ….(7)… all norms of ….(8)… behaviour. The Americans … (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 don’t eat, but …(10)… the walls of your house with.

1. (a) beautiful. 

(b) bare 

(c) vacant. 

(d) uncovered

2. (a) involve  

(b) include 

(c) indulge    

(d) interfere

3. (a) wanton 

(b) unreasonable
(c) rash
(d) disregarded

4. (a) spiritual
(b) cosmic
(c) supernatural
(d) manly

5. (a) consume  

(b) devour 

(c) gobble    

(d) grab

6. (a) beast

(b) brute 

(c) creature

(d) animal

7. (a) transferring

(b) neglecting

(c) transgressing

(d) desecrating

8. (a) contingent

(b) civilised

(c) complementary

(d) crude

9. (a) eradicated 

(b) erased

(c) wiped

(d) removed

10. (a) garnish

(b) tarnish

(c) decorate

(d) grandeur


Right Answer
(1) b
(2) c
(3) a
(4) b
(5) a
(6) d
(7) c
(8) b
(9) c
(10) c

Passage – 2

All writers are vain, selfish and lazy and at the very …(1)… of their motives there lies a mystery. Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long … (2)… of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not … (3)… by some demon whom one can neither …(4)… nor  understand. For all one knows that a demon is simply the same …(5)… that makes a baby …(6)… for attention. And yet it is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to …(7)… one’s own personality. Good prose is like a window pane. I cannot say with certainty which of my motives are the strongest, but I know which of them deserve to be followed. And …(8)… through my work, I see that it is …(9)… where I lacked a political purpose that I wrote lifeless books and was …(10)… into purple passages, without sentences meaning, decorative adjectives and humbug generally.

(Hotel Management)

1. (a) mention

(b) bottom

(c) idea

(d) consideration

2. (a) bout

(b) feeling

(c) condition

(d) source

3. (a) driven out

(b) driven for

(c) driven on

(d) driven at

4. (a) help

(b) resist

(c) like

(d) conquer

5. (a) feeling

(b) sense

(c) desire

(d) instinct

6. (a) squall

(b) play

(c) desire

(d) look

7. (a) overcome

(b) change

(c) efface

(d) deface

8. (a) looking in

(b) looking for

(c) looking at 

(d) looking back

9. (a) interestingly 

(b) seldom

(c) constantly 

(d) invariably

10. (a) inspired

(b) betrayed

(c) moved

(d) introduced


Right Answer
(1) b
(2) a
(3) d
(4) b
(5) c
(6) a
(7) c
(8) d
(9) d
(10) c

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