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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.

Twenty years (___A___) now, nearly 60% of the world’s population will live In urban areas. The impact of urbanization might not all be positive on India as urban expansion is happening at a much (___B___) rate than infrastructure expansion. Sustainability issues need to be (___C___) so that economic development is not at the (___D___) of public health. Some urban services that ought to be in (___EE___) in a city like water, electricity, transport etc. need special consideration. TERI has put together a detailed report that (___F___) sustainability in the provision of basic urban services in Indian cities.(___G___) public transport is a major reason for the proliferation of private vehicles on the road. Respiratory illness in children living in urban areas is on the (___H___) with more cases of Asthma being (___I___) because of pollution, The future of cities of Indian dreams depends on (___J___) we can build better cities today.

 

Q1. A

(a)till

(b)since

(c)from

(d)after

 

Q2. B

(a)faster

(b)slower

(c)changed

(d)speed

 

Q3. C

(a)speculated

(b) believed

(c)Imagined

(d)considered

 

Q4. D

(a)payment

(b)rate

(c)costs

(d)expense

 

Q5. E

(a)abundance

(b)large

(c)functional

(d)vicinity

 

Q6. F

(a)bring

(b)emphasizes

(c)speculates

(d)postulates

 

Q7. G

(a)Good

(b) Competent

(c)Absence

(d)inadequate

 

Q8. H

(a)multiplication

(b)expansion

(c)rise

(d)inflation

 

Q9. I

(a)produced

(b) develop

(c)composed

(d) reported

 

Q10. J

(a)if

(b)whether

(c)unless

(d)Provided

 

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.

Journalism means several things. First of all it means the ability to write and convey thoughts in a way that people will understand things quickly. It means being able to turn long articles into shape. It means knowing your grammar and composition rules inside out and upside down. It also means a nose for news and feel for words respect for truth and a sense of mission. A journalist should be able to size up a situation on the spot. He should also develop a deep insight into human conditions. Nobody can teach you the finer aspects of journalism. No plastic surgeon can give you a nose for news. No teacher can give you a feel for words.

 

Q11. The passage is on

(a)the journalists surgeons and teachers.

(b)the merits of journalism.

(c)what journalism is about.

(d)the journalists s feel for words.

 

Q12. A journalist should be thorough with

(a)all the rules of writing.

(b)the news.

(c)grammar and composition.

(d)the insight into human conditions.

 

Q13. One of the main requirements for a journalist is to

(a)edit articles.

(b)have a good nose for news.

(c)respect everyone.

(d)exploit a situation.

 

Q14. The ethics of journalism is

(a)respect for truth.

(b)understanding people.

(c)ability to write.

(d)search for news.

 

Q15. Which of the following statements is not true ?

(a)A plastic surgeon can help a journalist.

(b)A teacher can hardly assist a journalist.

(c)Everyone cannot be a journalist.

(d)A journalist should be able to convey his thoughts to his readers.

 

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 Indians as a group are not cohesive. There is a lack of coordination among individuals groups Institutions and states. This lack of coordination may be traced to selfishness lack of trust and the inability to find joy in working together as a team for a common goal. This leads to divisiveness asking for criticism with the result images are tarnished and the main purpose is defeated. This phenomenon is visible among the bureaucrats the politicians the” intellectuals the business community and the sports fraternity all those who matter and who give poor account of themselves as a group despite individual brilliance. This contrast in human behaviour can perhaps be traced to age-old beliefs religious tolerance poverty and the diversity in day-to-day living conditions .

 

Q16. Why are the Indians not cohesive as a group ?

(a)There is a lack of coordination between individuals.

(b)There is a lack of coordination among individuals groups and states.

(c)There is a lack of coordination between individuals and states.

(d)There Is a lack of coordination among individuals groups institutions and states

 

Q17. What does lack of coordination lead to ?

(a)Divisiveness

(b)Divisiveness and asking for criticism.

(c)Asking for criticism.

(d)Nothing In particular.

 

Q18. Which word in the passage means loss of brightness or dull?

(a)Brilliance.

(b)Phenomenon.

(c)Visible.

(d)Tarnish

 

Q19. To what can the contrast in human behavior be traced to ?

(a)Age-old beliefs and diversity in day-to-day living.

(b)Age-old beliefs and religious tolerance.

(c)Age-old beliefs religious tolerance poverty and diversity in day-to-day living.

(d)Nothing in particular.

 

Q20. What does goal In this passage mean ?

(a)The place where the ball has to pass in the football match.

(b)The object of ambition.

(c)A point scored by a particular team in a football match.

(d)The poles fitted at the end of a football field

ANSWERS :

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

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