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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.

Most of us are (___A___) of open conflict and avoid it if we can. And there is a (___B___) to expressing and working through conflict. If the working through involves harsh words and name-calling people feel deeply hurt and relationships can be (___C___). Sometimes permanently. Some group members may be afraid that if they really(___D___)their anger, they may go out of control and become violent, or they may do this. These fears can be very (___E___)and based on experience. So why take the risk? Why not avoid conflict at all costs ? Conflict is rather like disease (___F___) is best, that means attuning to areas where (___G___) may occur before they become an issue. If you have, not (___H___) a conflict happening, your next choice is to treat it early, or hope that it goes away. If it goes away over time fine. If it (___I___). then you will still have to handle (treat) it and it is likely to be more (___J___).


Q1. A






Q2. B






Q3. C






Q4. D






Q5. E






Q6. F






Q7. G






Q8. H






Q9. I






Q10. J





 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.

There are three main groups of oils-animal vegetable and mineral. Great quantities of animal oil comes from whales those enormous creatures of the sea which are the largest of the animals remaining in the world. To protect the whiles from the cold of the Arctic seas nature has provided them with a thick covering of fat called blubber. When the whale is killed the blubber is stripped off and boiled down. It produces a great quantity of oil which can be made into food for human consumption. A few other creatures yield oil but none so much as the whale. The livers of the cod and halibut two kinds of fish yield nourishing oil. Both cod liver Oil and halibut oil are given to sick children and other invalids who need certain vitamins. Vegetable oil has been known from very old times. No household can get on without it for it is used in cooking. Perfumes may be made from the oils of certain flowers. Soaps are made from vegetable and animal product and the oils of certain flowers.


Q11. The main source of animal oil is



(c)sea weeds.



Q12. Vegetable oil is mainly used for






Q13. Theof fish yields nourishing oil 






Q14. The thick protective covering of fat on a whale is called a






Q15. ____are made from vegetable animal products and the oils of certain flowers.



(c)Cooking medium




Vacations were once the prerogative of the privileged few even as late as the nineteenth century. Now they are considered the right of all except for such unfortunate masses as in China for whom life except for sleep and brief periods of rest is uninterrupted toil. They are more necessary now than before because the average life is well rounded and has become increasingly departmentalized. The idea of vacations as we conceive inputs be incomprehensible to primitive people. Rest of some kind has of course always been a part of the rhythm of human life but earlier ages did not find it necessary to organise it in the way that modern man has done. Holidays feast days were sufficient. With modern man s increasing tensions with the Useless quality of so much of his work this break in the year s routine became steadily more necessary. Vacations became necessary for the purpose of renewal and repair.


Q16. The author s main purpose in this passage is to

(a)explore the history of vacations.

(b)tell why vacations have become more common.

(c)contrast holidays and festive occasions with vacation.

(d)demonstrate that vacations are not really necessary


Q17. According to the passage we need vacations now more than ever because we have

(a)a more carefree nature

(b)much more free time

(c)little diversity in our work

(d)a higher standard of living


Q18. It is implied in the passage that our lives are very






Q19. As used in the passage the word prerogative line






Q20. The contemporary attitude towards vacations is best expressed by which of the following proverbs ?

(a)A penny saved is penny earned.

(b)The devil finds work for idle hands.

(c)All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

(d)Many hands make light work.


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

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