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Cloze Test & Reading Comprehension Quiz

Direction : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has Capital Alphabets. Against each Alphabet, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The (___A___) of India as an economic superpower Is not reflected in the (___B___) of life enjoyed by its 1.2 billion citizens according to the Human Development Index which (___C___) India very low among 182 countries. In our performance oriented world, measurement issues have taken on (___D___) importance as what we measure affects what we do. In fact the French President has established an international commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress owing to his (___E___) and that of others with the current state of statistical information about the economy and society. The big question concerns (___F___) Gross Domestic Product, (GDP) provides a good measure of living standards. In many cases GDP statistics seem to (___G___) that the economy is doing far better than most citizens feel it is. Moreover the focus on GDP creates conflicts while political leaders are told to maximise it, citizens also demand that (___H___) be paid to enhancing security, reducing air, water and noise pollution all of which actually (___I___) GDP growth. Statistics are (___J___) to summarise what is going on in our complex society, it is therefore obvious that we can’t reduce everything to a single number GDP.

 

Q1. A

(a)tribute

(b)pursuit

(c)perception

(d)conversion

 

Q2. B

(a)loss

(b)quality

(c)spirit

(d)span

 

Q3. C

(a)counted

(b)scored

(c)qualified

(d)ranked

 

Q4. D

(a)negligible

(b)great

(c)unduly

(d)trivial

 

Q5. E

(a)obedience

(b)confidence

(c)belief

(d)dissatisfaction

 

Q6. F

(a)that

(b)unless

(c)because

(d)Whether

 

Q7. G

(a)suggest

(b)Recommend

(c)think

(d)point

 

Q8. H

(a)compensation

(b)respect

(c)debt

(d)attention

 

Q9. I

(a)Recover

(b)lower

(c)attain

(d)decline

 

Q10. J

(a)inferred

(b)difficult

(c)interpret

(d)intended

 

DIRECTIONS : YOU HAVE ONE BRIEF PASSAGE WITH LIVE QUESTIONS. READ THE PASSAGE CAREFULLY AND CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER TO EACH QUESTION OUT OF THE FOUR ALTERNATIVES.

The slamming of the doors had aroused Mother she peeped out of her room. “What on earth are you boys doing?” she demanded. Herman ventured out of his room “Nothing” he said gruffly but he was in colour a light green. “What was all that running around downstairs?” said Mother. So she had heard the steps too. We just looked at her. “Burglars” she shouted intensively. I tried to quieted her by starting lightly downstairs” “Come on Herman ” I said. TU stay back with Mother ” he said “She s all excited”. I stepped back on the landing. “Don t either of you go a step  said Mother. We call the police.” Since the phone was downstairs I didn’t t see how we were going to call the police – nor did I want the police but Mother made one of her quick incomparable decisions. She flung up a window of her bedroom which faced the bedroom window of the house of a neighbour picked up a shoe and whammed it through a pane of glass.

 

Q11. Herman wanted to remain with Mother because

(a)she was excited.

(b)he wanted to protect her.

(c)he was lazy to climb down the staircase.

(d)he was frightened.       

 

Q12. Who or what would be running around downstairs ?

(a)Rats

(b)The brothers v –   

(c)Burglars

(d)Mother

 

Q13. What was the difficulty in calling the police ?

(a)The phone was downstairs. –

(b)There was no phone in the house.

(c)Mother did not want to call the police.  

(d)The police would not-come  

 

Q14.  “He [Herman) was in colour a light green.” This means he

(a)was sick

(b)was frightened

(c)3 the room had a green light 

(d)his dress was green in colour 

 

Q15. Ghoose the title most appropriate to the passage. –

(a)Call the police

(b)Mysterious sounds in the night

(c)Mother s timely action     

(d)Beware of burglars       

 

DIRECTIONS : YOU HAVE ONE BRIEF PASSAGE WITH LIVE QUESTIONS. READ THE PASSAGE CAREFULLY AND CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER TO EACH QUESTION OUT OF THE FOUR ALTERNATIVES.

Modern living has programmed outlives to a hectic monotonous schedule that we have forgotten-the gentle smile that once fleeted across the human face . Smile has the power to dissolve all worries. It has the all pervasive ability to lift us from the abysmal depth of gloominess. We should not be cowed down by work pressure that a constant frown imprisons our face. In built confidence and positive attitude help a smile to blossom. A face bereft of smile makes us unarmed for it is the smile that is a pleasant weapon which resists all hurdles and problems that depress us. If we learn to smile in a crisis it’shows that we have the forbearance and courage to face the crisis. A smile after all helps us preserve our perfect present unmindful of our past or future.

 

Q16. What is meant by programmed our lives ?

(a)We have set a mechanical routine.

(b)We like to become software engineers.

(c)We give various programmes.

(d)We give a set of instructions.

 

Q17. Which of the following statements is not hue in the context of the passage ?

(a)If we don t smile we are ruining our present.

(b)If we smile we are mad.

(c)The frown on our face is an indication of the stress. .

(d)Confidence and optimism help us to be cheerful

 

Q18. The author s main objective in writing the passage seems to be 

(a)to warn us of a dull future. .

(b)to highlight the ill-effects of computers .

(c)to enhance our skill of time-management.

(d)to unfold the healing powers of a gentle smile.

 

Q19.  Smile Is referred to as a pleasant weapon because s

(a)it is harmful.

(b)it pierces the heart

(c)It helps us overcome our problems 

(d)it is painful.

 

Q20. Choose the title most appropriate to the passage.

(a)Game of life

(b)Modern living

(c)Crisis management  

(d)Effects of cheerful living

ANSWERS :

            1 b       2 b       3 d       4 a       5 d       6 d       7 d       8 d       9 a       10 d     11 a     12 b     13 a     14b      15 c             16 a     17 b     18 d     19 c     20

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