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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.

Decades ago, China (___A___) the concept of barefoot doctors. They were community healthcare workers who successfully (___B___) the health of Chinas villages. Following this example, many African, Asian and Latin American countries have started (___C___) programmes. The largest of such community health efforts is India’s National Rural Health Mission, in (___D___) over three years, the programme has mobilized over fifty thousand new community health workers, each (___E___) as Asha. This is short for Accredited Social Health Activist and translated into Hindi is the word (___F___) hope. Today technology companies and foundations are also joining the (___G___) to support community health workers. Mobile phone companies , are (___H___) these workers with phones and support systems to obtain up to date medical information, call ambulances etc., In the (___I___) years, community health workers can thus help (___J___) the spread of many devastating but curable diseases.

 

Q1. A

(a)gives

(b)researches

(c)introduced

(d)originates

 

Q2. B

(a)improved

(b)entrusted

(c)fought

(d)cured

 

Q3. C

(a)deplete

(b)plunge

(c)imitated

(d)similar

 

Q4. D

(a)course

(b)less

(c)approximate

(d)just

 

Q5. E

(a)referred

(b)known

(c)perceived

(d)regarded

 

Q6. F

(a)denotes

(b)describes

(c)for

(d)explains

 

Q7. G

(a)business

(b)membership

(c)scope

(d)effort

 

Q8. H

(a)provided

(b)buying

(c)equipped

(d)empowering

 

Q9. I

(a)coming

(b)next

(c)past

(d)few

 

Q10. J

(a)overlook

(b)curb

(c)protect

(d)enrich

 

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.

Power and possession have been central – pursuits of modern civilisation for a long time. They blocked out or distorted other features of the western renaissance (revival) which promised so much for humanity. What people have been and are still being taught to prize are money success control over the lives of others acquisition of more and more objects. Modern social political and economic systems whether capitalist fascist or communist reject in their working the basic principle that the free and creative enfoldment of every man woman and child is the true measure of the worth of any society. Such enfoldment requires understanding and imagination integrity and compassion cooperation among people and harmony between the human species and the rest of nature. Acquisitiveness and the pursuit of power have made the modern man an aggressor against everything that is nonhuman an exploiter and oppressor of those who are poor meek and unorganised a pathological type which hates and distrusts the world and suffers from both acute loneliness and false pride.

 

Q11. The author appears to be advocating which of the following approaches to be adopted by society.

(a)Capitalistic

(b)Communists

(c)Humanistic

(d)Authoritarian

 

Q12. Which of the following best describes the behaviour of modem man?

(a)Imaginative and sympathetic.

(b)Cruel and greedy.

(c)Conscientious and co-operative.

(d)Perception and creative.

 

Q13. According to the passage why has modern man turned out as an enemy of everything that is nonhuman?

(a)He has been dominated by drives of acquisitiveness and power.

(b)He consciously practises spirit of co-operation.

(c)Non-humans have refused co-operation to human beings.

(d)He hates and distrusts other human beings.

 

Q14. Which of the following statements is not true in context of the given passage ?

(a)Power and possession go hand in hand.

(b)The modern man is not individualist.

(c)There is a need for a new renaissance.

(d)Poor and weak people are oppressed by the modern man.

 

Q15. Which of the following is one of the requirements bringing out the best is man ?

(a)Money.

(b)Success.

(c)Power.

(d)Understanding.

 

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.

Child psychology is certainly not a strong point with most Indian schools why else would they inflict a double trauma on a student forming badly in the pre-boards by banning her from taking the board exams. Often with fatal results as evidenced by reports of student suicides in the rural-up to the boards. Now the Central Board of Second pursuits distorted  to prize acquisition capitalist fascist communist enfoldment Compassion integrity secondary Education (CBSE) has stepped in and put the brakes on this discriminatory practice ruling that no student can be barred from the Boards without prior clearance from the CBSE. This is good news for parents and students many of whom have had to live with the threat of performance-linked department. While the school s logic is that in order to attract talented students they need to maintain their performance records at high levels. Chances are that a student faring poorly at the pre-boards will replicate this at the boards is faulty. Chances are that the student will be spurred to work doubly hard. On the other hand the threat of debarment will almost certainly impact adversely on his/her performance. Of course linking pre-boards to the boards is only one of the problems with our school system.

 

Q16. Which is the good news for parents according to the passage?

(a)School will take the responsibility of preparing students for the board.

(b)School will provide study facilities to the poor student.

(c)Schools will enforce discipline to ensure higher attendance of students.

(d)No students can be barred from the Boards without prior clearance from the CBSE.

 

Q17. What is the ruling of the CBSE ?

(a)Students must pass the pre-board exam before appearing for the Board exam.

(b)Schools should follow the practice of performance-linked debarment.

(c)Schools should maintain the performance record of students at high level.

(d)Schools must motivate students to work hard.

 

Q18. What is the faulty assumption of schools according to the passage?

(a)Students who do not do well at pre-boards will be motivated to work hard.

(b)Pre-boards are generally easy and therefore students take them lightly

(c)Students who fare poorly at the pre-board will fail at the boards.

(d)Learning by note is a better method of learning.

 

Q19. Which of the following according to the passage is the problem with our school system ?

(a)Providing study facilities to the students.

(b)Linking pre-board performance of students to the boards.

(c)Teacher s lack of knowledge of child psychology.

(d)Attracting talented students

 

Q20. According to the passage parents had to live with the threat of

(a)falling grades of their wards.

(b)not getting their wards admitted in the quality schools.

(c)schools not treating their wards with the attitude of counsellor.

(d)linking performance of their wards in pre-boards to the debarment.

ANSWERS :

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

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