English Grammar Cloze Test Exercises Part-6 for SSC CGL

English Grammar Cloze Test Exercises Part-6 for SSC CGL

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Cloze Test, plays a very important role in the english section for SSC CGL exam. It can play a major role in the tier 2 exam as 25 to 30 marks are allocated to it. In tier 1 exam also out of the 25 questions 5 are based on Cloze test. To score well in this section one needs to have knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and also one should have read extensively.When nothing works follow the elimination technique to come to the right answer. Pinnacle has prepared a complete series on cloze test to help you score better and here is part 6 for you.All the best.

Directions: (241-250) In the following passage 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.

Passage:

__241__ the common __242__, the ostrich does not bury its head in the sand to __243__ danger. A ostrich can run __244__ a speed of forty-five miles __245__ hour, kick powerfully and __246__ aggressively __247__ its break. As the __248__ and fastest bird in the world, it __249__ need to __250__ its head.

Q241.

(a) In keeping with

(b) As per

(c) According to

(d) Contrary to

Q242.

(a) fact

(b) view

(c) expectation

(d) belief

Q243.

(a) resist

(b) avoid

(c) face

(d) encounter

Q244.

(a) with

(b) for

(c) at

(d) to

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Q245.

(a) one

(b) per

(c) a

(d) every

Q246.

(a) peck

(b) play

(c) push

(d) poke

Q247.

(a) on

(b) through

(c) with

(d) by

Q248.

(a) larger

(b) largest

(c) more large

(d) large

Q249.

(a) doesn’t

(b) did

(c) does

(d) didn’t

Q250.

(a) put

(b) cover

(c) shield

(d) bury

Directions: (251-260) In the following passage 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.

Passage:

It was a sudden decision. Three of us all __251__ in the hostel, decided to travel by train to __252__ and witness the Republic Day Parade. The station was heavily __253__ and there was a long queue before the ticket counter. __254__ pretended sickness and persuaded the man nearest to the __255__ to buy three more tickets- one for him and __256__ for his sisters. No problem, therefore, in buying tickets. __257__ train was already at the platform and there was __258__ mad rush among the passengers to get on the coaches. Hari would not be worried by __259__. He asked __260__ to jump over the bumper between two coaches to get on to the other side.

Q251.

(a) roommates

(b) strangers

(c) classmates

(d) friends

Q252.

(a) Calcutta

(b) Hyderabad

(c) Chennai

(d) Delhi

Q253.

(a) guarded

(b) thronged

(c) crowded

(d) filled

Q254.

(a) She

(b) Hari

(c) They

(d) You

Q255.

(a) door

(b) window

(c) counter

(d) enhance

Q256.

(a) three

(b) four

(c) one

(d) two

Q257.

(a) The

(b) A

(c) An

(d) No

Q258.

(a) a

(b) an

(c) the

(d) not

Q259.

(a) things

(b) everything

(c) anything

(d) something

Q260.

(a) them

(b) us

(c) we

(d) they

Directions: (261-265) In the following passage 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.

Passage:

If you prefer mountains __261__ deserts, try Darjeeling, West Bengal’s hill resort that __262__ at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas. __263__ while in Bengal, if your spirit of adventure gets the better of you, __264__ the ferry to the Sunder bans, the world’s largest delta. But if these places do not attract you, there’s Bhutan, the quiet Himalayan Kingdom __265__ West Bengal.

Q261.

(a) against

(b) from

(c) with

(d) to

Q262.

(a) nestles

(b) sleeps

(c) cuddles

(d) rests

Q263.

(a) so

(b) and

(c) but

(d) since

Q264.

(a) ask

(b) take

(c) pick

(d) pay

Q265.

(a) adjoining

(b) surrounding

(c) skirting

(d) bordering

[p.10] Directions: (266-275) In the following passage 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.

Passage:

There is an enemy beneath our __266__. He recognises no national boundaries, no __267__ parties. Everyone in the world is __268__ by him. The enemy is the Earth itself. The __269__ of a quake is greater than __270__ man himself can produce. But __271__ scientists are directing more of their __272__ into finding some way of __273__ earthquakes and it is possible that at __274__ time in the near future, __275__ will have discovered a means of protecting itself from it.

Q266.

(a) shelter

(b) feet

(c) land

(d) surface

Q267.

(a) economical

(b) historical

(c) geographical

(d) political

Q268.

(a) threatened

(b) feared

(c) effected

(d) dominated

Q269.

(a) strength

(b) power

(c) force

(d) ability

Q270.

(a) everything

(b) nothing

(c) something

(d) anything

Q271.

(a) this day

(b) today

(c) lately

(d) at present

Q272.

(a) efforts

(b) strength

(c) capacity

(d) tasks

Q273.

(a) watching

(b) directing

(c) opposing

(d) combating

Q274.

(a) any

(b) some

(c) every

(d) a

Q275.

(a) scientists

(b) humanity

(c) people

(d) mankind

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Directions: (276-280) In the following passage 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.

Passage:

Broadly speaking letters may be said to __276__ into two classes, the formal and __277__. Formal letters __278__ of official or business matters and are __279__ to an employer, officials of a department or institutions. Letters to the __280__ of a newspaper also belong to this class.

Q276.

(a) fall

(b) rise

(c) escape

(d) describe

Q277.

(a) affectionate

(b) personal

(c) foreign

(d) official

Q278.

(a) deal

(b) contain

(c) apprise

(d) consist

Q279.

(a) respected

(b) addressed

(c) prayed

(d) typed

Q280.

(a) publisher

(b) salesman

(c) editor

(d) printer

 

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