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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.

Though much theory has (___A___) little is really known about the power that lies at the (___B___) of scientific discoveries. It is true that great scientists and discoverers (___C___) discovery by employing all the (___D___) of personality and by fusing feelings, reasons and (___E___) But, what is the (___F___) synthesis that joins and (___G___) these complex parts into scientific invention? A famous scientist of yesteryears had developed one of the (___H___) and still generally (___I___) answers to this question. Imaginative (___J___) he concludes, is a complex process in which the conscious and the unconscious thinking processes jointly operate.


Q1. A






Q2. B






Q3. C






Q4. D






Q5. E






Q6. F






Q7. G






Q8. H

(a)most attractive





Q9. I






Q10. J







The achievement of science in the twentieth century has been very great. Its influence can be felt in every sphere Of life. From the small pins and needles to the huge iron sheets and joints most of the things we require for our everyday use come out of factories where scientific principles are utilized for practical ends. Science has enabled man to bring forces of nature under control and to use them for his own advantage. It has brought the distant parts of the world close together. Our knowledge of the universe has been much widened on account of the untiring efforts of the astronomers like Jeans and Eddington. Remarkable cures of human diseases have been possible owing to the discovery of some wonderful medicines.


Q11. The main idea of the passage is

(a)the impact of science can be felt in every sphere of life

(b)science is an anathema

(c)nothing is beyond the purview of science

(d)science can work miracles


Q12. The mode of approach is






Q13. What has enabled man to harness the forces of nature to the advantage of mankind?






Q14. Science has proved a great boon for






Q15. The most appropriate title for the passage will be

(a)Science is a curse

(b)Science a great boon

(c)Achievements of science

(d)None of these

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.

 “Science cannot reduce the magic of a sunset to arithmetic nor can it express friendship with a formula” observed the eminent medical researcher Dr. Lous Orr. He added “also beyond science s mastery of nature are love and laughter pain and loneliness and insights into truth and beauty”. This distancing of science from the human condition perhaps explains why most foreign tourists visiting Britain flock predictably to see-the hallowed homes of playwrights writers and poets but choose to ignore the habitations where its eminent scientists lived and worked.


Q16. Why is it that science cannot express friendship with a formula?

(a)Science and friendship cannot co-exist.

(b)It is abstract term which cannot be grappled by science.

(c)Friendship is beyond science s mastery.

(d)Friendship is unknown to scientists.


Q17. The word “magic” refers to

(a)evening dusk.

(b)the sunrise.

(c)solar and lunar eclipse.

(d)setting of the sun with all its beauty.


Q18. Which of the following are beyond science s reach according to the passage?

(a)love and laughter pain and loneliness.

(b)derivation of a formula.

(c)complexity of time and tide.

(d)work of the mind.


Q19. The verb flock refers to

(a)tourists in Britain.

(b)local people.

(c)large number of foreign tourists visiting homes of playwrights writers poets.

(d)Indian tourists.


Q20. Why according to the author do tourists prefer to visit hallowed homes of playwrights writers and poets rather than visiting the habitation of eminent scientists?

(a)The houses of playwright and writers are well-decorated and are full of splendour

(b)Science cannot explain human emotions. Hence people have a soft corner for those who produce a splendid display of emotions in their work.

(c)Scientists are loathsome.

(d)Houses of scientists are untidy and not well-pre-served.


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

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