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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.

In the (___A___) of India’s economic boom, Indian Professional Service Firms (PSFs) from management consultancies and investment banks to advertising agencies and law firms are (___B___) to attract the best and the brightest talent But to be truly successful they have to do more than that. Like PSFs around the world they need to (___C___) their professionals rather than see them walk out of the door in (___D___) of opportunities. To achieve that, companies often rely on the (___E___) of sprawling campuses and luxurious facilities. But none of this gets to the (___F___) of the problem, which is when young professionals join PSFs they have expectations which go far (___G___) the nature of facilities. (___H___) on to do creative, thought provoking work, they often find themselves engaged in doing (___I___) activities. They feel underutilized, which is a formula for (___J___) in the long term.

 

Q1. A

(a)depth

(b)stage

(c)midst

(d)present

 

Q2. B

(a)opposing

(b)rivalling

(c)partial

(d)competing

 

Q3. C

(a)transition

(b)retain

(c)advance

(d)substitute

 

Q4. D

(a)obtaining

(b)pursuing

(c)demand

(d)search

 

Q5. E

(a)allure

(b)control

(c)reward

(d)perk

 

Q6. F

(a)solution

(b)key

(c)heart

(d)precedence

 

Q7. G

(a)ahead

(b)beyond

(c)away

(d)to

 

Q8. H

(a)Deciding

(b)Catching

(c)Keen

(d)Focussing

 

Q9. I

(a)pivotal

(b)productive

(c)optional

(d)mundane

 

Q10. J

(a)failure

(b)motivation

(c)success

(d)innovation

 

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 Bengal Renaissance refers to a social reform movement during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the region of Bengal in Undivided India during the period of British rule. The Bengal renaissance can be said to have started with Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1775-1833) and ended with Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) although there have been many stalwarts thereafter embodying particular aspects of the unique intellectual and creative output Nineteenth century Bengal was a unique blend of religious and social reformers scholars literary giants journalists patriotic orators and scientists all merging to form the image of a renaissance and marked the transition from the medieval to the modern .During this period Bengal witnessed an intellectual awakening that is in some way similar to the European Renaissance during the 16th century although Europeans of that age were not confronted with the challenge and Influence of alien colonialism. This movement questioned existing orthodoxies particularly with respect to women marriage the dowry system the caste system and religion. One of the earliest social movements that emerged during this time was the Young Bengal movement that espoused rationalism and atheism as the common denominators of civil conduct among upper caste educated Hindus. The parallel socio- religious movement the Brahmo Samaj developed during this time period and counted many of the leaders of the Bengal Renaissance among its followers.

 

Q11. Find the option that is opposite in meaning to alien.

(a)disputable

(b)indigenous

(c)unethical

(d)unscientific

 

Q12. The Bengal Renaissance was different from the 16thcentuiy European Renaissance because

(a)Europeans did not have the dowry system.

(b)Raja Rammohan Roy and Tagore were not born in the 16th century.

(c)The Bengal Renaissance was an essentially Hindu Movement.

(d)Unlike the Bengalis Europeans were not under foreign rule.

 

Q13.  The spirit” of Renaissance

(a)is to embrace atheism.

(b)is to get inspiration from Western-intellectual thought.

(c)lies in breaking all shackles of backwardness and narrow mindedness.

(d)is essentially scientific

 

Q14. The Bengal Renaissance movement

(a)wanted to overthrow colonialism.

(b)wanted to propagate Brahmoism.

(c)wanted social reform to improve the lot of the weak and the downtrodden.

(d)None of the above.

 

Q15. The Bengal Renaissance gathered momentum in the19th century because

(a)the British had colonised India.

(b)there was an abundance of intellectual and creative activities in Bengal then.

(c)the Brahmo Samai was formed.

(d)Raja Rammohan Roy and Tagore lived at that time.

 

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.

 “I must find a hiding place ” he thought “and in the next few seconds or i am done for “Scarcely had the thought crossed his mind that the lane took a sudden turning so that he found himself hidden from his pursuers. There are Circumstances in which the least energetic of mankind learn to act with speed and decision. This was such an occasion for Rehmat All and those who knew him best would have been the most astonished at the lad s boldness. He stopped dead threw the box or jewellery over a garden wall and leaping upwards with incredible lightness he seized the top of the walls with his hands and tumbled headlong into the garden.

Rehmat All is most likely

 

Q16. (a)a burglar.

(b)a policeman.

(c)a night watchman.

(d)a jogger

 

Q17. What kind of a person was Rehmat Ali originally ?

(a)slow and steady.

(b)lazy and indecisive.

(c)reflective in nature.

(d)bold and decisive.

 

Q18. The expression to stop dead means

(a)to be paralysed.

(b)to come to a complete halt.

(c)to die suddenly.

(d)be close to death.

 

Q19. Rehmat Ali found himself hidden from his pursuers because

(a)he had gone around an unexpected bend.

(b)his pursuers could not run fast enough.

(c)he had stopped dead.

(d)he had acted with speed and decision.

 

Q20. There are circumstances in which the least energetic of mankind learn to act with speed and decision (and the most cautious forget their care) Rehmat illustrates this by

(a)running away from his pursuers.

(b)by stopping dead.

(c)turning into a lane.

(d)jumping into the garden.

ANSWERS :

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

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