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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.

As the temperature (___A___) during the summer season, many households turn to air conditioners to keep them cool. Air conditioners which were once regarded as a residential luxury have now become a (___B___). Enjoying a cooler atmosphere during hot Weather is not the only benefit of using the air conditioner. A household, a vehicle, or a building becomes cleaner and safer for breathing as air conditioning also (___C___) the growth and spread of harmful microorganisms. However, along with the benefits, some disadvantages are also (___D___) with it. One of the most controversial topics attached to the subject of air conditioning deals with some of the materials that are used to produce the cooling effect Fluorocarbons. These refrigerants (___E___) to global warming and are (___F___) as one of the main ways in which air-conditioning (___G___) the environment. Fluorocarbon refrigerants also add to the problems concerning ozone layer depletion.  While air conditioning provides a temporary relief and makes heat wave more bearable, many questions have been (___H___) on how much the world will pay in the long run in terms of the environmental damage that it has caused. Today, scientists are (___I___) on making more environmental friendly products, but for now, individuals are (___J___) to part with their instant cool during the thick of summer.

 

Q1. A

(a)decreases

(b)rises

(c)deviates

(d)fluctuates  

 

Q2. B

(a)irreplaceable

(b)obligatory

(c)Certainty

(d)necessity

 

Q3. C

(a)prevents

(b)escapes

(c)kills

(d)removes

 

Q4. D

(a)connected

(b)related

(c)associated

(d)influenced

 

Q5. E

(a)result

(b)determine

(c)affect

(d)contribute

 

Q6. F

(a)attended

(b)presumed

(c)regarded

(d)valued

 

Q7. G

(a)helps

(b)impacts

(c)decline

(d)disintegrates

 

Q8. H

(a)thought

(b)explained

(c)expected

(d)raised

 

Q9. I

(a)trying

(b)expected

(c)developing

(d)working

 

Q10. J

(a)disabled

(b)helpless

(c)unwanted

(d)reluctant

 

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.

Read not to contradict and confuse nor to believe and take for granted nor to find talk and discourse but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested. That is some books are to be read only in parts others to be read but not curiously and some few to be read wholly and with diligence and attention. Some books may also be read by deputy and extracts made of them by others but that would be only in the less important arguments and the meaner sort of books else distilled books are like common distilled waters flashy things. Reading market a full man conference a ready man and writing an exact man.

 

Q11. What should be the purpose of reading a book ?

(a)To contradict

(b)To weighing and consider.

(c)To take it for granted.

(d)To understand the contents.

 

Q12. Why are some books to be tasted ?

(a)To be read with great care.

(b)To be read with great attention.

(c)To be read only in parts.

(d)To be read for fun.

 

Q13. How is man s character influenced by the art of writing ?

(a)It makes him a great writer.

(b)It makes him a ready man.

(c)It makes him a full man.

(d)(4 It makes him an exact man.

 

Q14. What kind of books is to be read by the deputy ?

(a)Extraordinary books.

(b)Ordinary books.

(c)Interesting books.

(d)Meaner sort of books.

 

Q15. What is meant by chewed and digested ?

(a)Thoroughly read and understood.

(b)Partly read and understood.

(c)Understood without any effort.

(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.

From the world of magic hypnosis is moving into the world of medicine from hocus-pocus performed by men in black capes to hypnotherapy practised by doctors in white coats. The purpose is to help people stop smoking lose weight overcome phobias and control pain in a variety of medical situations from childbirth to cancer. Research laboratories are currently checking out the success rate of therapy under hypnosis while medical journals stand by to publish the results. And the important thing is nobody is laughing. In the 1840’s a British doctor in Calcutta created a controversy by performing over 1000 operations with hypnosis as the only anesthesia. During the World Wars German and British doctors used hypnosis to treat war neuroses.

 

Q16. Hypnosis means

(a)auto-suggestion.

(b)suggestion made in trance.

(c)anesthesia.

(d)hocus-pocus.

 

Q17.  Nobody is laughing at hypnotherapy now because they are

(a)sad.

(b)angry.

(c)taking it’seriously.

(d)annoyed.

 

Q18. The purpose of hypnotherapy is to

(a)cure patients.

(b)make life easier.

(c)carry out research.  

(d)check out the success rate.

 

Q19. German and British doctors used hypnosis as

(a)anesthesia was not available.

(b)anesthesia was not needed.

(c)it was a substitute for anesthesia.

(d)It was fashionable during the war period.

 

Q20. Treating war neurosis means

(a)curing madness.

(b)curing brain fever.

(c)dealing with war problems.

(d)curing war anxiety.

ANSWERS :

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

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