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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.

On October 2, 1983 the Grameen Bank Project (___A___) the Grameen Bank, We invited the Finance Minister to be the Chief Guest at our (___B___) ceremony. But when the Ministry came to (___C___) that the ceremony would take place in a remote district, they said it would not be an (___D___) place to launch a Bank and that the ceremony should be (___E___) in Dhaka so that all the top Government Officials could (___F___). We stood firm and (___G___) to them that we did not work in urban areas so it made no (___H___) to have the ceremony in a city (___I___) we had no borrowers. We had the ceremony in a big open field with the Finance Minister present as Chief Guest. For all of us who had worked so hard to (___J___) this it was a dream come true.

 

Q1. A

(a)became

(b)reorganised

(c)merged

(d)named

 

Q2. B

(a)Induction

(b)opening

(c)closing

(d)dedicated

 

Q3. C

(a)acquaint

(b)reveal

(c)know

(d)aware

 

Q4. D

(a)obvious

(b)excellent

(c)available

(d)appropriate

 

Q5. E

(a)held

(b)invited

(c)assembled

(d)done

 

Q6. F

(a)entertain

(b)present

(c)accompany

(d)attend

 

Q7. G

(a)refused

(b)apologised

(c)told

(d)explained

 

Q8. H

(a)point

(b)difference

(c)sense

(d)difficulty

 

Q9. I

(a)which

(b)where

(c)while

(d)that

 

Q10. J

(a)perform

(b)obey

(c)achieve

(d)discover

 

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 United Nations Fourth World Women s Conference had a colourful start at Beijing on September 4th. This is the century s most crucial conference which aimed at changing the status quo of women s lives characterised by inequality. In a preliminary session Ms. Aung Suu Kyi the Nobel Peace Prize winner said that expanding women s power will bring greater peace and tolerance to the world.“It is not the prerogative of men alone to bring light to this world Women with their capacity for compassion and self-sacrifice with their courage and perseverance have done much to dissipate the darkness of intolerance and hate” said Ms. Suu Kyi.In the afternoon session Ms. Ayako Yamaguchi a Japanese delegate launched a petition against beauty pageants. “What right do men have to evaluate women in a few minutes ? All women are beautiful. Beauty is something different for everyone” Ms. Ayako Yamaguchi said.“Beauty contests are used as trade and exploitation. The training is very vigorous but it is the organisers not the women who get the full benefit” said Ms. Ranjana Bhargava. “After the competition the women become trapped and the abuse and the bad things begin. The women are tainted no one else will accept them”.

 

Q11. The Women s World Conference was very important because

(a)Ms. Aung Suu Kyi has just been awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

(b)Ms. Aung Suu Kyi was taking part in the Conference.

(c)its main purpose was to change inequalities between men and women.

(d)it was to protest against beauty contests.

 

Q12. Which of the following arguments of Ms. Aung Suu Kyi is not true ?

(a)Women also can bring greater peace to the world.

(b)Men cannot claim they have done more for peace.

(c)Women have the capacity for compassion and sacrifice.

(d)Men have done nothing to dissipate ignorance.

 

Q13. The main emphasis in Ms. Ayako Yamaguchi s argument is

(a)men have no right to judge women.

(b)men should be given more time to evaluate women.

(c)all women are beautiful in a way.

(d)beauty contests are not necessary.

 

Q14. “Beauty is something different for everyone”. This statement means

(a)beauty is certainly different from ugliness.

(b)beautiful women do not mingle with other women .

(c)beauty cannot be defined adequately

(d)each woman is beautiful.

 

Q15. “Colourful start” in the first sentence refers to

(a)participants who were all beautiful.

(b)a lot of excitement and cheerfulness in the conference hall.

(c)absence of black coloured girls.

(d)flags of various colours outside the conference hall.

 

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 society must develop In its people a social responsibility. This is something that we in India have been falling short of We are very individualistic and don t relate ourselves to our society as such. Very seldom do we actually go out and do something which is beneficial to the society and which does not have a side-benefit for ourselves as Individuals. And this Is another thing that must be built into the education system. Our young boys and girls coming out must have a feeling for our society. There is a special responsibility that you have that we all have in building up the spirit. We have to see that what we learn is not used only for our own personal benefits that every task we do is such that it benefits the weak and the poor as Gandhiji has said. India today is striving out into the modern world. We are looking ahead to new technology to high technology new methods new types of employment and a new dynamism in our economic growth. But while we look ahead we must not forget the millions who are still below the poverty line. When we look at technology when we look at science when we look at development our attention must not be diverted from what is still a major block in India  the poor and deprived groups. And everything we do must be targeted in a manner that the benefit will flow to the weak the deprived and the depressed.

 

Q16. According to the author the Indian people

(a)are socially very responsible

(b)lack social responsibility

(c)have several responsibilities

(d)are highly irresponsible

 

Q17. Indians do not do anything beneficial to society unless

(a)there is a benefit for themselves.

(b)it involves personal sacrifices.

(c)other individuals are benefitted.

(d)the whole society benefits by it.

 

Q18. The author says that India

(a)wants to acquire new technology.

(b)does not want new technology.

(c)already has sufficient new technology.

(d)can export technology to other countries.

 

Q19. The author suggests that

(a)the poor and the weak must benefit from new technology.

(b)the poor and the weak produce new technology.

(c)the new technology must help the rich.

(d)the new technology Is useless to the poor and the weak.

 

Q20. What value does the author want to build into the educational system ?

(a)Individuals must work for themselves.

(b)Individuals must work for the benefit of the society without expecting any return or personal benefits

(c)Society must work for the benefit of the individuals.

(d)Side-benefit is a must for any social work.

ANSWERS :

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

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