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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.

As the country embarks on planning (___A ___) the 12th Plan (2012-17) period, a key question mark (___B___) hangs over the process is on the energy requirements. Growth is energy hungry, and the aspirations of growing at 910% will (___C___) huge demands on the energy resources of the country. In this energy Jigsaw, renewable energy will (___D___) like never before in the 12th Plan and (___E___).By the rule of the thumb, India will (___F___) about 100 gigawatts (Gw) 100,000 megawatts of capacity addition in the next five years. Encouraging trends on energy efficiency and sustained (___G___) by some parts of the government the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in particular needs to be complimented for this have led to substantially lesser energy intensity of economic growth. However, even the tempered demand numbers are (___H___) to be below 80Gw. As Against this need the coal supply from domestic sources is unlikely to support more than 25Gw equivalent capacity. Imported coal can add some more, but at a much (___I___) cost. Gas based electricity generation is unlikely to contribute anything substantial in view of the unprecedented gas supply challenges. Nuclear will be (___J___) in the foreseeable future.

 

Q1. A

(a)Against

(b)for

(c)onwards

(d)at

 

Q2. B

(a)that

(b)Inside

(c)always

(d)who

 

Q3. C

(a)forward

(b)subject

(c)place

(d)demand

 

Q4. D

(a)pass

(b)publish

(c)feature

(d)find,

 

Q5. E

(a)likewise

(b)publicity

(c)next

(d)after

 

Q6. F

(a)waste

(b)require

(c)highlight

(d)generate

 

Q7. G

(a)structures

(b)efforts

(c)projections

(d)practices

 

Q8. H

(a)sure

(b)unsure

(c)unexpected

(d)unlikely

 

Q9. I

(a)nominal

(b)excelled

(c)higher

(d)lower

 

Q10. J

(a)failure

(b)success

(c)dangerous

(d)marginal

 

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 most logical and intelligent people seem to go berserk when talking about snakes. Recently a reputed scientist said with a wise look in his eyes that sand boas have two heads. The other day someone walked into my office and stated that in his village at least cobras mate with rat snakes. About other places he was not sure he added modestly but that was how it was in his village. These stories about snakes are myths. Sand boas have only one head vine snakes do not peck your eyes out no snake will drink milk. But it is interesting to try and trace the origin of these untruths. The one about the sand boas two heads obviously exists because the short stumpy tail of this snake looks remarkably like the head an effective device to fool predators. Or take the one about vine snakes pecking at eyes. It was probably started by a vine snake that had a bad aim as snakes when provoked will bite the most prominent projection of the offender which is usually the nose. But the most Interesting one is about snakes coming to the scene of killing to take revenge. It’so happens that when injured or under stress a snake exudes a large quantity of musk. Musk is a powerful sex attractant the snakes equivalent of after-shave lotion. So after a snake is killed the ground around still has this smell and naturally a snake of the same species passing by will lick its lips and come to investigate. The killer of the snake who is probably worried if the pooja he performed was adequate to liquidate the killing of a snake sees the second snake and is convinced that it was not. The Irula tribal’s have a good answer to the query about whether cobras have jewels in their heads “If they did we wouldn’t t be snake catchers we would be rajas!”

 

Q11. In the passage  liquidate means

(a)avenge

(b)sorry

(c)do away with

(d)atone

 

Q12. In the context Of the passage  predator means

(a)snake charmer

(b)plunderer

(c)an animal of prey

(d)a kind of snake

 

Q13.  In the context of the passage  exude means

(a)display an emotion

(b)capture

(c)emit (a smell)

(d)feel happy .

 

Q14.  The phrase “that it is not” means

(a)the death of the snake has not been avenged.

(b)the pooja has not been performed properly.

(c)the snake has not been killed.

(d)the place has not been cleaned.

 

Q15.  In the context Of the passage  predator means

(a)snake charmer

(b)plunderer

(c)an animal of prey

(d)a kind of snake

 

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.

Many years ago there lived in India a great king called Jehangir. He ruled over a very big kingdom or empire. So he was called an emperor. The emperor wanted to be just to all his subjects. He ordered his soldiers to tie a big bell in front of the palace. Then he sent the soldiers to every part of the empire. They announced that if the people had any complaint they could come to the palace and ring the bell. The emperor himself would listen to their complaints. He would give them justice.

 

Q16. Jehangir was called an emperor because

(a)he was a great king

(b)he ruled over a very big kingdom

(c)he lived in India

(d)he lived in a big empire many years ago

 

Q17. What was the desire of Jehangir ?

(a)To order his soldiers.

(b)To make many conquests.

(c)To be just to his Subjects.

(d)To rule over a very big kingdom.

 

Q18. The soldiers

(a)called all the people.

(b)arrested all the criminals.

(c)rode away to a distant land.

(d)tie dig big bell in front of the palace.

 

Q19. Complaint means

(a)complete

(b)complexity

(c)objections

(d) disaster

 

Q20. The people would ring the bell is

(a)they were arrested

(b)they went to the palace.

(c)they had any wealth.

(d)they wanted justice.

ANSWERS :

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

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