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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 world’s climate has always changed and species have evolved accordingly to survive it. The surprising fact about the (___A___) between evolution and global warming (___B___) that, it is not linear. (___C___) temperatures alone are not (___D___) of evolution. Evolution is also the (___E___) of seasonal changes. As the environment (___F___) those species which don’t adapt (___G___) to exist. But the sheer (___H___) of manmade climate change today is (___I___). Bad things are happen i mg and by one (___J___) global warming could threaten up to one third of the world’s species if left unchecked. In fact a lot of the species which will be able to survive are the ones we consider pests like insects and weeds.

 

Q1. A

(a)difference

(b)similarity

(c)argument

(d)relationship

 

Q2. B

(a)being

(b)seems

(c)mainly

(d)is

 

Q3. C

(a)However

(b)Mounted

(c)Rising

(d)Elevating

 

Q4. D

(a)means

(b)triggers

(c)responses

(d)threats

 

Q5. E

(a)result

(b)precursor

(c)resistance

(d)cause

 

Q6. F

(a)conserves

(b)stifles

(c)predicts

(d)changes

 

Q7. G

(a)continue

(b)halt

(c)cease

(d)terminate

 

Q8. H

(a)luck

(b)value

(c)collapse

(d)pace

 

Q9. I

(a)threatened

(b)pursued

(c)unprecedented

(d)debated

 

Q10. J

(a)forecast

(b)chance

(c)pattern

(d)occasion

 

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 beauty of the Japanese landscape is that it conveys philosophical messages through each feature. The pose of curving pathways rather than straight lines for instance. This feature springs from the belief that only evil travels in straight lines good forces tend to wander. Then odd numbers of plants or trees are used in these gardens because these numbers are considered auspicious. Even the plants used are symbolic For example the Cyprus represents longevity and the bamboo symbolizes abundance ” says Sadhana Roy Choudhary. In Japan nature is said to be so closely intertwined with human life that parents actually plant a sapling in their garden when a child is born In the family letting the growth of the child coincide with the growth of the plant.

 

Q11. They prefer curving pathways because

(a)they are inauspicious.

(b)they can walk easily.

(c)they stumble over straight ones.

(d)good spirits walk on them.

 

Q12.  Abundance means

(a)long life.

(b)happiness.

(c)plenty.

(d)permanent.

 

Q13. The Japanese parents plant a sapling at the time of I birth of a child because

(a)it is auspicious to plant a sapling.

(b)it is closely associated with the growth of the child.

(c)it gives longevity to the child.

(d)it gives happiness to the child.

 

Q14. According to the passage the Japanese are

(a)superstitious.

(b)philosophical.

(c)lovers of nature.

(d)lovers of numerology.

 

Q15. The Japanese pathways tend to be

(a)symbolic.

(b)beautiful

(c)curved.

(d)straight.

 

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.

A recent investigation by scientists at the USA Geological Survey shows that strange animal behaviour might help predict future earthquakes. Investigators found such occurrences in a ten kilometer radius of the epicenter of a fairly recent quake. Some birds screeched and flew about wildly dogs yelped and ran uncontrollably. Scientists believe that animals can perceive these environmental changes as early as several days before the mishap. In 1976 after observing the animal behaviour the Chinese were able to predict a devastating quake. Although hundreds of thousands of people were killed the government was able to evacuate millions of other and thus keep the death toll at a lower level.

 

Q16. If scientists can accurately predict earthquakes there will be

(a)fewer animals going crazy.

(b)a lower death rate.

(c)fewer people evacuated.

(d)fewer environmental changes.

 

Q17. 167- What prediction may be made by observing animal behaviour?

(a)An impending earthquake

(b)The number of people who will die

(c)The  ten kilometre radius of epicenter

(d)Ecological conditions

 

Q18. How can animals perceive these changes when human beings cannot ?

(a)Animals are Smarter than human beings.

(b)Animals have certain instincts that human beings don t possess.

(c)By running round the house they can feel the  vibrations.

(d)Human beings don t know where to look.

 

Q19. Which of the following is not true?

(a)Some animals may be able to sense an approaching earthquake.

(b)By observing animal behaviour scientists perhaps can predict earthquakes.

(c)The Chinese failed to predict the earthquake.

(d)All birds and dogs in a ten kilometre range went wild before the quake.

 

Q20. In this passage the Word evacuate means

(a)remove

(b)exile.

(c)destroy.

(d)expel.

ANSWERS :

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

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