You are here
Home > Uncategorized > Cloze Test & Reading Comprehension Quiz

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.

Can an experiment conceived, carried out, and reported in kids speak with pencil coloured figures and handwritten tables by school children aged 8 to 10 years get published in a highly rated international journal following a peer reviewing process? Twenty seven schoolchildren from a Primary School In U.K. have proved this is (___A___) if a simple but novel scientific question raised is (___B___) in a scientific way. Their paper wits published in the Royal Society’s Biology Letters journal. Their (___C___) was that bumblebees can use a combination of colour and spatial relationships in deciding which colour of flower to forage from. Considering that our understanding of how bees perceive coloured patterns and scenes is inadequate, this inspiring outcome has shown that schoolchildren guided by gifted teachers can think and (___D___) out experiments like any hardwired scientist. For these, kids, doing science changed their (___E___) of the Subject. Science also became cool and fun. This refreshing approach turns the spotlight on the best methods of teaching science. The (___F___) learning system adopted by most schools in India, even classroom study combined with some laboratory work with predefined outcomes, does very little to (___G___) curiosity and interest in science. Is that one of the (___H___) why out of the box thinking that produces path breaking science rarefy comes out of Indian laboratories? The children at the U.K. school had their gifted teacher to guide them. Scientists from India’s space and atomic energy departments and in some other places where serious science is done can take a (___I___) out of the schools book and (___J___) the way in engaging with school pupils and getting them to do real science.

 

Q1. A

(a)done

(b)unlikely

(c)potential

(d)possible

 

Q2. B

(a)questioned

(b)said

(c)retorted

(d)answered

 

Q3. C

(a)question

(b)finding

(c)methodology

(d)result

 

Q4. D

(a)wage

(b)create

(c)execute

(d)carry

 

Q5. E

(a)option

(b)lives

(c)visual

(d)perception

 

Q6. F

(a)revolutionary

(b)radical

(c)rote

(d)adequate

 

Q7. G

(a)stimulate

(b)simulate

(c)make

(d)peek

 

Q8. H

(a)cause

(b)root

(c)reasons

(d)issues

 

Q9. I

(a)thread

(b)leaf

(c)example

(d)look

 

Q10. J

(a)lead

(b)start

(c)deliver

(d)paved

 

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.

Jazz had its beginnings in song. Its roots lie deep in the tradition of Negro folk singing that once flourished throughout the rural Southland of the United States before the Civil War. The Negro in those days owned only a few crude musical instruments which he made for himself from boxes barrels and brooms. His voice was his principal means of musical expression. Songs of work and play trouble and hope rose on rich and rhythmic voices everywhere in the South – from peddlers crying their wares to the countryside from work gangs on the rail roads from families gathered at the days s end to sing away their weariness in their unpainted cottages overlooking the cotton fields from the wayside churches singing with the sounds of Sabbath praise. These were the voices which the early Negro musicians imitated and transferred to their horns when they taught themselves to play the discarded band instruments that come into hands at the close of the Civil War in the eighteen-sixties. As played by their proud Negro owners the instruments became extensions of the human voice -“singing horns” which opened the way to Jazz. For this reason there has always been a strong singing quality to Jazz.

 

Q11. Which of the following statements is true in the context of the passage ? The early Jazz musicians

(a)were familiar with the instruments they were learning to play.

(b)were not familiar with the instruments they were learning to play.

(c)knew about the rules of music.

(d)were taught to play the instruments.

 

Q12. What opened the way to Jazz ?

(a)The discarded musical instruments.

(b)The crude band instruments.

(c)The musical instruments made from boxes.

(d)“Singing horns”.

 

Q13. Which of the following statements is false in the context of the passage ?

(a)The early Jazz iritic claries extended the range of their horns.

(b)The band instruments became extensions of the human voice.

(c)Ja2z has always had a strong singing quality.

(d)The Negro s voice was not his principal means of musical expression

 

Q14. The phrase sing away in the passage means.

(a)sing songs at the end of a tiring day.

(b)sing songs to forget.

(c)sing songs to make the worry disappear.

(d)sing songs to draw attention.

 

Q15. Which of the following is the most appropriate title for the passage ?

(a)The tradition of Negro folk singing

(b)The singing horns

(c)The early origin of Jazz

(d)The history of Jazz

 

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.

Long ago men spent most of their time looking for food. They ate anything they could find. Some lived mostly on plants. They ate the fruit stems and leaves of some plants and the roots of others When food was scarce they ate the bark of trees. If they were lucky they would find a bird s nest with eggs. People who lived near the water ate fish or anything that washed ashore even rotten whales. Some people also ate insects and small animals like lizards that were easy to kill. Later men learned to make weapons. With weapons they could kill larger animals for meat. These early people had big appetites. If they killed an animal they would drink the blood eat the meat and chew the bones. When they finished the meal there was nothing left. At first men wandered from place to place to find their food. But when they began to grow plants they stayed in one place and ate what they could grow. They tamed animals trained them to work and killed them for meat. Life was a little better then but there was still not much variety in their meals. Day after day people ate the same food. 5 Gradually men began to travel greater distances. The explorers who sailed unknown seas found new lands. And In these lands they found new food and spices and took them back home The Portuguese who sailed around the stormy Cape of God Hope to reach China took back “Chinese apples ” the fruit we call oranges today. Later Portuguese colonists carried orange seeds to Brazil. From Brazil oranges were brought to California the first place to grow oranges in the United States. Peaches and melons also came from China. So did a new drink tea.

 

Q16. What did men eat if there was shortage of food ?

(a)Rotten whales.

(b)The bark of trees.

(c)The root of trees.

(d)A bird s nest with eggs.

 

Q17. If men tamed animals they made the animals for them.

(a)race

(b)search

(c)work

(d)hunt

 

Q18. Where did oranges come from?

(a)Brazil

(b)China

(c)U.S.A.

(d)Portugal

 

Q19. What difference did weapons make in the kinds of food men ate ?

(a)With weapons they could kill animals

(b)With weapons they could kill both birds and animals for meat.

(c)With weapon they could kill all kinds of animals for meat.

(d)With weapons they could kill larger animals for meat.

 

Q20. Which of the following statements is not true ?

(a)The Portuguese colonists carried orange seeds to Brazil.

(b)Oranges grow in California in the United States.

(c)Explorers took back home new food and spices.

(d)Peaches melons oranges tea and spices came from China.

ANSWERS :

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

Top
error: Content is protected !!