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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.

Since (___A___) times, people have (___B___) that human activity could affect the environment. The discovery of past ice ages shows that Earth’s climate is in constant (___C___) and that (___D___) history, scientists have (___E___) for the cause of these changes. Though scientists discovered the greenhouse effect in the late 19th century, the theory of global warming wasn’t (___F___) as a scientifically proven fact until 1992 when the United Nations held a Conference on Environment and Development Today, global warming is a (___G___) accepted reality and (___H___) about its effects range from the hysteria to the acceptance. Newspapers chronicle the slowly changing climate and the actions that have (___I___) that change. From developing nations to industrial countries, global climate affects (___J___).

 

Q1. A

(a)long

(b)great

(c)urgent

(d)ancient

 

Q2. B

(a)believed

(b)succeeded

(c)wished

(d)lost

 

Q3. C

(a)hot

(b)flux

(c)fight

(d)changes

 

Q4. D

(a)with

(b)for

(c)to

(d)throughout

 

Q5. E

(a)contribute

(b)talked

(c)resigned

(d)searched

 

Q6. F

(a)accepted

(b)false

(c)real

(d)greeted

 

Q7. G

(a)rarely

(b)widely

(c)wrongly

(d)leisurely

 

Q8. H

(a)principles

(b)various

(c)measurement

(d)Speculation

 

Q9. I

(a)meaning

(b)worked

(c)affected

(d)cause

 

Q10. J

(a)each

(b)all

(c)everyone

(d)more

 

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.

For any activity discipline is the key word. It’should begin with self then be extended to the family neighbours environment workplace society and the nation at large. It is from society that inspiration is drawn. Systems and institutions should provide the inspiration to society through performance which in turn will provide leaders capable of rebuilding and restructuring the society into a strong nation. The nationalists spirit then becomes infectious.

 

Q11. What is the key word for Activity according to the passage ?

(a)Active Discipline.

(b)Key Discipline.

(c)Self Discipline.

(d)Discipline.

 

Q12. According to the passage Discipline should begin

(a)with self.

(b)with the self family and neighbours.

(c)with the self family neighbours and environment

(d)with the self family workplace society.

 

Q13. According to the passage where do we draw inspiration from ?

(a)Society.

(b)Society and nation.

(c)Environment.

(d)Nothing in particular.

 

Q14. According to the passage a good leader should be capable of

(a)rebuilding a nation the way he/she likes.

(b)rebuilding and restructuring society into a strong nation.

(c)building a national consensus

(d)rebuilding and structuring a nation

 

Q15. What is the meaning of the word “infectious” in the passage ?

(a)dangerous.

(b)spreading to everyone.

(c)spreading to everyone by germs.

(d)give disease.

 

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 23-year-old British woman was yesterday sentenced to six months in jail for leaving her two-year-old daughter home alone eight-hours a-day five days a week for a year while she went to work. The young mother from the central town of Warwick initially hired a babysitter when she landed a job in a travel agency but eventually reached the point when she could no longer afford the facility prosecutors said. The woman then started leaving the child home by herself providing it with food and toys and removing all potentially dangerous objects from its reach. At first the mother came home at lunch time but had to stop because her daughter threw tantrums every time she left to go back to work. The mother who was not identified told the court “If I had money I would not have done it. It was a case of that or not keeping my job and living on benefit”. The judge Mr. Harrison Hall however said “Having had a child the absolute priority is to look after it. There must be an alternative to leaving a child alone all day a thing you would not do even to a dog”.

 

Q16. The young mother had to work in the office

(a)40 hours a week.

(b)8 hours a week.

(c)48 hours a week.

(d)all the seven days a week.

 

Q17. The word Facility in sentence refers to

(a)her job in the travel agency.

(b)living in a well furnished apartment.

(c)getting adequate salary.

(d)employing someone to look after the child.

 

Q18. The mother stopped coming home for lunch because

(a)her house was far away from the office.

(b)she was not able to control her angry baby.

(c)she had to work extra hours to earn more.

(d)she was not interested in looking after the baby.

 

Q19. The sentence “If I had money. I would not have done it” means

(a)I had money and so I did not leave the baby alone.

(b)I had money and so I left the baby alone.

(c)I had no money and so I left the baby alone.

(d)I had no money and so I did not leave the baby alone.

 

Q20. Which one of the following statements about the judge Mr. Harrison Hall is correct ?

(a)He can tolerate cruelty to children but not to animals.

(b)He can tolerate cruelty to animals but not to children.

(c)He can tolerate cruelty both to children and animals.

(d)He can tolerate cruelty neither to children nor to animals.

ANSWERS :

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

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