21 Jan 2016

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Practice Set On Cloze Test For SSC CGL,Banking

CLOZE PASSAGE TEST SET I

Questions on cloze test appears every year in exam. These questions carry a weight age of  5 - 7 marks. S, it becomes necessary for us to practice close passage tests.let us solve the below close tests


Directions: You have several passages given below where some of the words have been left out. Read the passages carefully and choose the correct answer to each blank out of the four alternatives and mark it in the answer sheet.


CLOSE PASSAGE I
Like ___(1)___, the Duke university is much more than an ___(2)___institution; it is a living institution.I feel that I will be given the opportunity to excel both academically and socially.Duke is a university known ___(3)___ its rich history and strong academic program.And, at the same time, it is also known for ___(4)___ innovation and progressiveness.These are qualities ___(5)___draw me to the college.

1
A me
B I
C mine
D myself

2
A education
B Academic
C scholastic
D philosophical

3
A about
B for
C in
D as

4
A its
B it’s
C their
D theirs

5
A who
B whom
C which
D those

CLOSE PASSAGE II

Before I learned___(1)___ Duke University, I ___(2)___made up my mind to study economics and to ultimately ___(3)__ , a ___(4)___in international business. I had come to see this path as the best combination ___(5)___ fulfilling both my aspirations ___(6)___ knowledge and my pragmatic goals of a future livelihood. China, my planned area ___(7)___focus, is an ___(8)___market with a ___(9)___ of skilled business professionals. But I had doubts because I wanted a school with a strong focus ___(10)___ the humanities as well.

1
A in
B about
C of
D at

2
A have
B has
C had
D have had

3
A pursue
B chase
C follow
D track

4
A career
B carrier
C profession
D employment

5
A for
B of
C off
D at

6
A at
B towards
C in
D at

7
A of
B off
C about
D in

8
A expanding
B grown
C grew
D expansive

9
A Short
B dearth
C lacked
D deficiency

10
A on
B over
C at
D in

CLOSE PASSAGE III

In developing countries ___(1)___ India, with a backward economy and ___(2)___scope for fruitful employment,millions of people find no work to do. The unemployed, ___(3)___nothing to do and without an ___(4)___ living, are left frustrated and demoralized, losing their faith in life itself.As it happens in India and several underdeveloped countries ___(5)___ Asia and Africa, the unemployed threaten the very ___(6)___ of development and plunge the country in gloom.It is only natural. Those ___(7)___ are born with two hands consider it a ___(8)___when they are denied the simple right to work and earn a living. While their numbers ___(9)___ on multiplying and the growth rate becomes menacing, the fruits of development are found to be ___(10)___inadequate to bridge the gulf.

1
A) like
B) similar
C) such
D) as

2
A) a little
B) little
C) few
D) a few

3
A) Have
B) Having
C) is having
D) were having

4
A) assure
B) ensured
C) insured
D) reassure

5
A) during
B) in
C) at
D) along

6
A) proceeds
B) matter
C) process
D) advance

7
A) that
B) whom
C) who
D) which

8
A ) Crisis
B) boon
C) blessing
D) curse

9
A) Goes
B) went
C) go
D) is going

10
A) to
B) many
C) too
D) much

Answers

Close test 1
























1a
2b
3b
4a
5c

Cloze Test 2

































1B6B
2C7A
3A8A
4A9B
5A10A

Cloze Test 3

































1A6C
2B7C
3A8D
4B9C
5B10C

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