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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.

Prior to independence the healthcare sector in India was in a (___A___) with a large number of deaths and rampant spread of infectious diseases. After independence the Government of India laid (___B___) on primary healthcare and India has put in sustained efforts to better the healthcare system (___C___) the country. The government initiative was not enough to meet the demands of a growing population be it in primary, secondary or tertiary healthcare. Alternate sources of finance were critical for the sustainability of the health sector Till about 20 years ago, private sector ventures in the healthcare sector (___D___) of only solo practitioners, small hospitals and nursing homes. The quality of service provided was excellent especially in the .hospitals run by charitable trusts and religious foundations. In 1980’s realizing that the government on its Own would not be able to (___E___) for health care, the government allowed the entry of private sector to reduce the (___F___) between supply and demand for healthcare. The establishment of the private sector has resulted in the, (___G___) of opportunities in terms of medical equipment, information technology in health services, BPO, medicine and medical tourism. Large companies and (___H___) individuals have now started five star hospitals which dominate the space for the high end market. The private sector has made (___I___) progress, but on the flip side it is also responsible for increasing (___J___) in the healthcare sector. The private sector should be more socially relevant and effort must be made to make private sector accessible to the weaker sections of society.

 

Q1. A

(a)shambles

(b)failure

(c)demand

(d)prosperity

 

Q2. B

(a)bricks

(b)emphasize

(c)request

(d)stress

 

Q3. C

(a)through

(b)across

(c)sharing

(d)with

 

Q4. D

(a)made

(b)comprise

(c)consisted

(d)is

 

Q5. E

(a)cater

(b)provide

(c)manage

(d)survive

 

Q6. F

(a)gap

(b)position

(c)distance

(d)length

 

Q7. G

(a)reduction

(b)sea

(c)cropping

(d)disabling

 

Q8. H

(a)needy

(b)destitute

(c)bigger

(d)affluent

 

Q9. I

(a)slowly

(b)improve

(c)many

(d)tremendous

 

Q10. J

(a)speed

(b)pace

(c)inequality

(d)uniformity

 

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 Stone Age was a period of history which began in approximately 2 million B.C. and lasted until 3000 B.C Its name was derived from the stone tools and weapons that modem scientists discovered. This period was divided into the Paleolithic Mesolithic and Neolithic Ages. During the first period (2 million to 8000 B.C.) the first hatchet and the use of fire for heating and cooking were developed. As a result of the Ice Age which evolved about 1 million years in the Paleolithic Age people were forced to seek shelter in caves wear clothing and develop new tools. During the Mesolithic Age (6000 to 6000 B.C.) people made crude pottery and the first fish hooks took dogs for hunting and developed a bow and arrow which was used until the fourteenth century A.D. The Neolithic Age (600b to 3000 B.C.) saw humankind domesticating sheep goats pigs and cattle becoming less nomadic than in the previous Ages establishing permanent settlements and creating governments.

 

Q11. The Stone Age was divided into periods.

(a)five

(b)four

(c)three

(d)six

 

Q12. What developed first in the Paleolithic period?

(a)The bow and arrow.

(b)Pottery.

(c)The first hatchet.

(d)The fish hook.

 

Q13. For how many years did Mesolithic Age exist?

(a)2000

(b)3000

(c)4000

(d)5000

 

Q14. Which period lasted longest?

(a)Paleolithic

(b)Ice Age

(c)Mesolithic

(d)Neolithic

 

Q15. When did people create governments ?

(a)8000 – 6000 B.C .

(b)2 million to 8000 B.C

(c)6000 to 3000 B.C

(d)2 million to 1 million B.C .

 

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.

I used to have my meals at a vegetarian restaurant. Here I met Mr. Albert West. We used to meet in this restaurant every evening and go out walking after dinner. Mr. West was a partner in a small printing concern. He read my letter in the press about the outbreak of the plague and not finding me in the restaurant felt uneasy. My co-workers and I had reduced our diet since the outbreak as I had long made it a rule to go on a light diet during epidemics . In these days I had therefore given up my evening dinner. Lunch also I would finish before the other guests arrived. I knew the proprietor of the restaurant very well and I had informed him that as I was A engaged In nursing the plague patients I wanted to avoid the contact of friends as much as possible. Not finding me in the restaurant for a day or two Mr. West knocked at my door early one morning just as I was getting ready to go out for a walk. As I opened the door Mr. West said  I did not find you in the restaurant and was really afraid lest something should have happened to you .

 

Q16. What did the speaker and Mr. Albert West do every evening?

(a)Went walking and met at the restaurant for eating.

(b)After eating met at the restaurant to go for  walking.

(c)Met in the restaurant and went out walking after dinner.

(d)Had dinner and walked in the restaurant.

 

Q17. Why did the speaker not come to the restaurant?

(a)He wanted to contact all his friends.

(b)He had decided to diet in order to lose weight.

(c)He did not want to meet Mr. Albert and was avoiding him.

(d)He was taking care of plague patients.

 

Q18. Mr. Albert West was

(a)considering to become a partner of the printing press.

(b)a partner in a small printing press.

(c)a partner in a large printing press.

(d)concerned about printing.

 

Q19. Why did Mr. Albert West knock at the speaker s house?

(a)To go out walking with the speaker

(b)To make him a partner in the printing press.

(c)To avoid contact with friends.

(d)Because he was worried that something had happened to the speaker.

 

Q20. Why was Mr. West uneasy?

(a)Because he could not find the speaker in the restaurant.

(b)He was concerned about the printing press.

(c)He had eaten something in the restaurant.

(d)He was avoiding his friends.

ANSWERS :

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

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