Exercises for cloze test

 In the following questions, in the following three passages some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer to each question out of the four alternatives and fill in the blanks.

Passage – 1

The very name “Sundarbans” conjures up mysterious images of unending creeks, meandering rivers ,. . . . (1). . . . marshes and swamps covered with. . . . (2). . . . forests. The wonder of nature he mangrove, acts as a natural. . . . (3). . . . against the tidal waves and cyclones that. . . . (4). . . . This delta and wash away huge tracts of land. . . . (5). . . . human life and flora and fauna. But this gift to mankind is under. . . . (6). . . of extinction. Rampant developmental projects have. . . . (7). . . . havoc upon the eco system and tell – tale signs of global warming are all too visible. The huge. . . . (8). . . . of humans in the. . . . (9). . . . of eco – tourism may soon result in the majestic king of the region, the Royal Bengal tiger, becoming a fossilized. . . . (10). . . . .
1. (a) tiresome         (b) fearing
(c) arduous                 (d) menacing
2. (a) impenetrable   (b) impossible
(c) accessible             (d) penetrable
3. (a) dike                  (b) dam
(c) safeguard             (d) mountain
4. (a)restore             (b) rescue
(c) ravish                    (d) ravage
5. (a) endangering     (b) encouraging
(c) disregarding        (d) resisting
6.(a) notice           (b) order
(c) warning      (d) threat
7.(a)destroyed     (b) brought
(c) wreaked           (d) created
8. (a) crowd          (b) influx
(c) gathering           (d) arrival
9.(a) grab          (b) clothes
(c) disguise          (d) cloak
10. (a) replica      (b) symbol
(c) relic                 (d) totem

 Passage – 2

When you are driving abroad you should make sure that you have all your documents with you. These. . . . (1). . . . your passport, your driving license and insurance papers. It. . . . (2). . . . be very inconvenient if you. . . . (3). . . . any of these or if you cannot find. . . . (4). . . . quickly. You must also make sure that your car has a nationality plate which shows the country where the car is registered; for. . . . (5). . . . GB for Great Britain, F for France, N for Norway and so on. In some. . . . (6). . . . you have to pay if you don’t. . . . (7). . . . motoring laws and this can sometimes cost you a lot of money. For instance, you may have to pay immediately if you are stopped by a police officer for taking no notice of traffic lights, speed. . . . (8). . . . or if you allow children. . . . (9). . . . the age of twelve to. . . . (10). . . . in the front seat of the vehicle.

1. (a) include    (b) made

(c) contain       (d) mean

2. (a) is         (b) has

(c) can            (d) should

3. (a) pass     (b) miss

(c) hide             (d) lose

4. (a) them          (b) their

(c) those                (d) that

5. (a) example    (b) general

(c)once                   (d)fact

6. (a)routes      (b) countries

(c) positions        (d)ways

7.(a) obey       (b) allow

(c) do               (d) continue

8. (a) numbers (b) marks

(c) limits            (d) spots

9. (a) lower     (b) over

(c) behind        (d) under

10. (a) follow   (b) travel

(c)wait             (d) pass

Passage – 3

There are a number of. . . . (1). . . . reasons not to travel by a public transport. There is the. . . . (2). . . . of the time – table. Then, there are. . . . (3). . . . about getting a seat, waiting at bus – stops and so on. Yet, there are deeper reasons why many of us. . . . (4). . . . away from public transport. Each of us has our own set of. . . . (5). . . . and opinions against public transport. . . . . (6). . . . we are all slaves to advertisements. Car advertisements. . . . (7). . . . the notion of freedom. Motorcycles are offered as a way to. . . . (8). . . . our lost youth. . . . . (9). . . . , there is this feeling that we must have our own transport ,. . . . (10). . . . the cost.
1. (a) varying      (b) forbidden
(c) vague               (d) valid
2. (a) cupidity      (b) ferocity
(c) atrocity            (d) rigidity
3. (a) delights     (b) concerns
(c) concern           (d) obstructions
4. (a) shy             (b) get
(c) struggle           (d) gets
5. (a) understanding   (b) frustrations
(c) prejudices              (b) frustrations
6. (a) Consequently     (b) notwithstanding
(c) On the contrary      (d) more
7. (a) enforce       (b) endanger
(c) endure              (d) empower
8. (a) resurface    (b) recapture
(c) rectify               (d) reinvent
9. (a) Thereafter    ( b) Although
(c) As a result          (d) Albeit
10. (a) however       (b) higher
(c) how much        (d) whatever
Categories: Cloze test

2 Comments

Abhishek · October 4, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Nice sir…….. Helpful information
Thanks for providing us.

    amit · October 9, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you sir.

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