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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.

Clement Atlee became the Prime Minister of England after the Second World War. Winston Churchill who had successfully (___A___) England and the allies to victory over Hitler was now rejected by the English people at the hustings. Labour Party was (___B___) to power and Atlee became the Prime Minister. One of his memorable tasks was that he was (___C___) in granting India its freedom. Atlee was born in a well to do (___D___) but he always had (___E___) for the poor and the downtrodden. He is known for keeping (___F___) and cooperation among his cabinet colleagues. Not that there were no differences of opinion (___G___) his cabinet members, but Atlee, by his (___H___) nature and positive approach, always managed to keep them together and had control over them (___I___) being sympathetic to the cause of India, and granting India freedom, he (___J___) many a constructive activity for his country too, like nationalization of some industries, and starting national health scheme.

 

Q1. A

(a)isolated

(b)established

(c)conquered

(d)led

 

Q2. B

(a)averse

(b)close

(c)swept

(d)used

 

Q3. C

(a)interested

(b)instrumental

(c)eager

(d)reluctant

 

Q4. D

(a)class

(b)origin

(c)country

(d)family

 

Q5. E

(a)concern

(b)reverence

(c)apathy

(d)jobs

 

Q6. F

(a)assistance

(b)conviction

(c)harmony

(d)faith

 

Q7. G

(a)among

(b)within

(c)between

(d)from

 

Q8. H

(a)withdrawing

(b)gentle

(c)stubborn

(d)aggressive

 

Q9. I

(a)although

(b)without

(c)he

(d)beside

 

Q10. J

(a)demonstrated

(b)imitated

(c)bypassed

(d)did

 

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.

Every profession or trade every art and every science has its technical Vocabulary the function of which is partly to designate things or processes which have no names in ordinary English and partly to secure greater exactness in nomenclature. Such special dialects or jargons are necessary in technical discussion of any kind. Being universally understood by the devotees of the particular science or art they have the precision of a mathematical formula. Besides they save time for it is much more economical to name a process than to describe it. Thousands of these technical terms are very properly included in every large dictionary yet as a whole they are rather on the outskirts of the English language than actually within its borders. Different occupations however differ widely in the character of their special vocabularies. In trades and handicrafts and other vocations like farming and Aching that have occupied great numbers of men from remote times the technical vocabulary is very old An average man now uses these in his own vocabulary. The special dialects of law medicine divinity and philosophy have become familiar to cultivated persons.

 

Q11. Special words used in technical discussion

(a)may become part of common speech.

(b)never last long

(c)should resemble mathematical formula.

(d)should be confined to scientific fields.

 

Q12. The writer of this article is

(a)a scientist.

(b)a politician.

(c)a linguist.

(d)a businessman’s

 

Q13. This passage is primarily concerned with

(a)various occupations and professions.

(b)technical terminology.

(c)scientific undertakings.

(d)a new language.

 

Q14. It is true that

(a)various professions and occupations often interchange words

(b)there is always a non-technical word that may be substituted for the technical word.

(c)the average man often uses in his own vocabulary what was once technical language not meant for him.

(d)everyone is interested in scientific findings.

 

Q15. In recent years there has been a marked increase in the number of technical terms in the nomenclature of

(a)Farming.

(b)Fishing.

(c)Sports.

(d)Government.

 

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.

In May 1966 the World Health Organisation was authorized to initiate a global campaign to eradicate smallpox. The goal was to eradicate the disease in one decade. Because similar projects for malaria and yellow fever had failed few believed that smallpox could actually be eradicated but eleven years after the initial organisation of the campaign no cases were reported in the field. The strategy was not only to provide mass vaccinations but also to isolate patients with active small-pox in order to contain the spread of the disease and to break the chain of human transmission. Rewards for reporting small-pox assisted in motivating the public to aid health workers. One by one each small-pox victim was sought out removed from contact with others and treated. At the same time the entire village where the victim had lived was vaccinated. Today small-pox is no longer a threat to humanity. Routine vaccinations have been stopped worldwide.

 

Q16. Which of the following is the best title for the passage ?

(a)The World Health Organisation

(b)The Eradication of Small-pox

(c)Small-pox Vaccinations

(d)Infectious Diseases

 

Q17. What was the goal of the campaign against smallpox ?

(a)To decrease the spread of small-pox worldwide.

(b)To eliminate small-pox worldwide in ten years.

(c)To provide mass vaccinations against small-pox worldwide.

(d)To initiate worldwide projects for small-pox malaria and yellow fever at the same time.

 

Q18. According to the paragraph what was the strategy used to eliminate the spread of small-pox ?

(a)Vaccination of the entire village

(b)Treatment of individual victims.

(c)Isolation of victims and mass vaccinations.

(d)Extensive reporting of outbreaks.

 

Q19. Which statement doesn’t refer to small-pox ?

(a)Previous projects had failed

(b)People are no longer vaccinated for it.

(c)The World Health Organisation mounted a worldwide campaign to eradicate the disease.

(d)It was a serious threat.   

 

Q20. It can be inferred that

(a)no new cases of small-pox have been reported this year.

(b)malaria and yellow fever have been eliminated

(c)(3 ) small-pox victims no longer die when they contract the disease.

(d)small-pox is not transmitted from brie person to another.

ANSWERS :

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

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