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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.

When sound (___A___) the world of cinema, mime made a gracious exit. (___B___) then, it’stood proudly as a performing art in itself, independent and (___C___)in style, approach, treatment and performance not matched however, by(___D___)acceptance. During the silent era, actors in silent films had to (___E___) totally on mime as the only way of (___F___) their emotions, expressions, incidents, events and interactions between and among characters. German Expressionist cinema, the acting of classic performers like Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton used mime they had (___G___) as part of their theatrical (___H___) in their films with great effect. A French mime artist once said, Mime is the poetry of silence. But once talking (___I___) entered the scenario, mime was (___J___) ever used in films, even though a character introduced as a mime artist.

 

Q1. A

(a)entered

(b)came

(c)saw

(d)became

 

Q2. B

(a)for

(b)So

(c)Since

(d)By

 

Q3. C

(a)single

(b)fair

(c)dependent

(d)unique

 

Q4. D

(a)drama

(b)conclusion

(c)opinion

(d)popular

 

Q5. E

(a)portray

(b)act

(c)rely

(d)depict

 

Q6. F

(a)mentioning

(b)designing

(c)stimulating

(d)expressing

 

Q7. G

(a)worked

(b)learnt

(c)qualified

(d)bought

 

Q8. H

(a)experience

(b)showings

(c)vision

(d)distance

 

Q9. I

(a)toys

(b)worlds

(c)films

(d)people

 

Q10. J

(a)and

(b)hardly

(c)then

(d)thus

 

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.

There is a general consensus that International Understanding need to be taught as a separate subject at the school stage as that would add to the curricular load which is already too heavy. Instead it’should be woven into the curriculum and the numerous opportunities that present themselves while teaching normal school subjects may be intelligently and imaginatively used by the teacher to promote International Understanding. The school subjects which can be most profitably used for this purpose are History Geography Civics Economics Sociology Political Science Social Sciences Languages as well as Physical and Life Sciences. However at the higher education level international education can be prescribed as a separate subject of study. In fact the present situation in India broadly conforms to this consensus so far as the school stage is concerned At the under-graduate and the post-graduate levels courses of study in subjects like History Geography Economics Political Science International Relations International Law and International Organization have been prescribed by most of the universities and these contain content which has a direct or indirect bearing on promoting UNESCO ideals.

 

Q11. How International Understanding can be taught at the school level?

(a) Through various subjects like History Civics Geography etc.

(b)By giving numerous opportunities to the students.

(c)By combining the subject content with the curriculum.

(d)All of these.

 

Q12. Which phrase from the passage means “combined with the curriculum” ?

(a)Intelligently and imaginatively used in the curriculum

(b)Can be prescribed in the curriculum.

(c)Woven into the curriculum.

(d)None of the above

 

Q13. What are the two stages where “International Understanding” should be taught as a separate subject ?

(a)Primary and Secondary stage.

(b)2) Under-graduate and post-graduate stage

(c)Secondary and under-graduate stage.

(d)Post-graduate and doctoral stage.

 

Q14. Which word out of the given options mean – feeling of most people ?

(a)Promote.

(b)Numerous.

(c)Bearing.

(d)Consensus.

 

Q15. Which word from the passage is the opposite of the word – narrow?

(a)Concern.

(b)Broad.

(c)Direct.

(d)None of the above.

 

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.

There is a general consensus that International Understanding need to be taught as a separate subject at the school stage as that would add to the curricular load which is already too heavy. Instead it’should be woven into the curriculum and the numerous opportunities that present themselves while teaching normal school subjects may be intelligently and imaginatively used by the teacher to promote International Understanding. The school subjects which can be most profitably used for this purpose are History Geography Civics Economics Sociology Political Science Social Sciences Languages as well as Physical and Life Sciences. However at the higher education level international education can be prescribed as a separate subject of study. In fact the present situation in India broadly conforms to this consensus so far as the school stage is concerned At the under-graduate and the post-graduate levels courses of study in subjects like History Geography Economics Political Science International Relations International Law and International Organization have been prescribed by most of the universities and these contain content which has a direct or indirect bearing on promoting UNESCO ideals.

 

Q16. Find the word from the passage which means – advised.

(a)Prescribed.

(b)Proposed.

(c)Conformed.

(d)Presented.

 

Q17. Pick out the name of the subject which deals with the study of society .

(a)Political Science

(b)Social Science.

(c)Sociology.

(d)Life Sciences.

 

Q18. On reading Para  it can be inferred that

(a)all the subjects at school level may not be helpful in promoting International Understanding.

(b)2) school subjects may be used creatively to promote International Understanding

(c)international Understanding may be treated as a separate subject in schools.

(d)the school curriculum is too heavy to incorporate International Understanding.

 

Q19. The implied meaning of Para 3 is

(a)most of the universities have prescribed learning of International Understanding.

(b)the subject International Understanding is based on the UNESCO ideals.

(c)international Understanding is to be taught only at under graduate and post graduate level.

(d)international Understanding contains subjects like International Relations International Law and International Organization.

 

Q20. Pick out the most probable meaning of the phrase  most profitably used .

(a)Most fruitfully used.

(b)Most rewardingly used.

(c)Most valuably used.

(d)Most commercially used.

ANSWERS :

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

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