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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.

Recently the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) (___A___) separate reports on poverty. The World Bank Report (___B___) its benchmark of extreme poverty by 25 cents from $1 per person per day to$1.25 per person a day. The ADB announced an even (___C___) benchmark of $1.35 per person a day. These new benchmarks are (___D___) on surveys in the world’s poorest countries. Experts often like to (___E___) that poverty has declined because of economic growth in India and China. This is wrong and (___F___). In the past twenty five years the poverty rate in India has (___G___) by less than one percentage point a year. (___H___) we use a poverty line of$1 per person per day or \$1.25 per person per day makes little (___I___). The number of poor in India is large. The purpose of these statistics is not to dispute them but to (___J___) whether the benefits of economic growth are being shared with the poor.

Q1. A

(a)declared

(b)released

(c)print

(d)issue

Q2. B

(a)heightened

(b)announced

(c)raised

(d)maintained

Q3. C

(a)better

(b)significant

(c)plausible

(d)higher

Q4. D

(a)based

(b)collected

(c)inferred

(d)derived

Q5. E

(a)realise

(b)claim

(c)discover

(d)recommend

Q6. F

(b)opposing

(c)corrupt

Q7. G

(a)deplete

(b)plunge

(c)declined

(d)weaken

Q8. H

(a)Unless

(b)Despite

(d)Whether

Q9. I

(a)difference

(b)effect

(c)contrast

(d)question

Q10. J

(a)acknowledge

(b)suggest

(c)care

(d)study

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.

In the past 50 years doctors across the world have accepted the practice to prescribe antibiotics at the first sign of a trivial infection or treat patients with a handful of antibiotics. These days it is not uncommon to see practitioners prescribing multiple antibiotics without any real indication or relevance for such a combination of drugs. Antibiotics have traditionally been known as miracle drugs but there Is growing evidence that they are overworked miracles especially in countries like ours where there is easy access to drugs across the counter including antibiotics. We cannot think of a return to pre-antibiotic days. Yet the unbridled use of these agents is inexorably propelling us in that direction.

Q11. Antibiotics are called overworked miracles because

(a)they performed miracles.

(b)they are hardly used.

(c)they are over-used.

(d)they exhausted their miracles.

(a)antibiotics became indispensable.

(b)we must go back to pre-antibiotic days.

(c)we cannot stop using antibiotics.

(d)we can stop using antibiotics.

Q13. The passage tells us that

(a)the antibiotics work miracles.

(b)the antibiotics are available at the counters.

(c)the use of antibiotics is uncontrollable.

(d)antibiotics are used indiscriminately.

Q14. The passage discusses the use of

(a)drugs in general.

(b)miracle drugs.

(c)antibiotics.

(d)combination of different drugs

Q15. These days it is not uncommon to prescribe antibiotics means

(a)It is rare to prescribe antibiotics.

(b)It is a common practice to prescribe antibiotics.

(c)It is not a common practice to prescribe antibiotics.

(d)It is compulsory to prescribe antibiotics.

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.

Among Nature s most intriguing phenomena are the partnerships formed by any different species. The name used for these relationships  Symbiosis  comes from Greek meaning “living together”. Not all symbiotic relationships are the same. There are some called communal relationships In which one partner gains a benefit while the other gains little or none but is not harmed. One example is the relationship between two types of fish – remoras and sharks. The remora which is long and often striped attaches itself to a shark (sometimes to another type of fish or a whale) using a sucker on its head. When the shark makes a kill the hitchhiker briefly detaches itself to feed on the scraps. Another type of symbiotic relationship is parasitism in which one partner benefits at the expense of others. Ticks and tapeworms are among familiar parasites. The third type of symbiotic relationship called mutualism is a true partnership in which both partners benefit. The relationship may be limited as when zebras and wild beast graze together on the vast African grasslands. Each species can survive on its own but together their chances of detecting predators are improved because each contributes a specially keen sense. (Zebras have the better eyesight wild beast hearing and sense of smell). In a few cases partners are so interdependent that one cannot survive without the other. Most mutuality relationships probably lie somewhere in between.

Q16. Remora attaches itself to the shark or whale

(a)by entwining its long body around the bigger fish.

(b)by biting into the fish s body with its teeth.

(d)with a hook like structure in its head.

Q17. Commensal relationship is a type of symbiosis in which the relationship is beneficial

(a)to one and harmless to other.

(b)to one and harmful to other.

(c)to both.

(d)to both for a very short time.

Q18. The passage talks about how animals help each other.

(a)

(b)live together.

(c)take advantage of the weaker ones.

(d)are related to each other.

Q19. Parasites

(a)are neither beneficial nor harmful to animals they are with.

(b)benefit at the expense of the animals they live with.

(c)are beneficial to the animals they live with.

(d)harm the animals they live with.

Q20. Remora feeds

(a)on the shark it travels with.

(b)on the left-over parts of the shark s prey.

(c)by detaching itself to attack the prey.

(d)on a whale or another type of fish.