CLOZE TEST ASKED IN 2021 SSC CGL ALL SHIFTS

Comprehension: In the following passage, some words have been deleted. Read the passage carefully and select the most appropriate option to fill in each blank.

  • The rise in the Irrawaddy dolphin (1) ______ in Chilika can be attributed to the eviction of (2) ______ fish enclosures. After thousands of hectares of Chilika lake were made (3) ______ free, Irrawaddy dolphins found unobstructed area for movement. (4) ______, due to the COVID-19 lockdown last year, there were comparatively fewer tourist boats on Chilika lake, which made it (5) ______ for dolphins to move from one part of the lake to another.

Q.1 1. population 2. clan 3. natives 4. inhabitants

Answer is Option : 1

Q.2 1. unwarranted 2. illegal 3. illegitimate 4. unconstitutional

Answer is Option : 2

Q.3 1. trespass 2. confiscation 3. intervention 4. encroachment

Answer is Option : –4

Q.4 1. Whereas 2. Moreover 3. Nevertheless 4. However

Answer is Option : 4

Q.5 1. conducive 2. hurtful 3. detrimental 4. disturbing

Answer is Option : 1

  • The importance of physical exercise in (1) ______ the incidence of heart attacks cannot be under estimated. The rise of heart attacks has been attaining (2) ______ proportion in recent times causing grave concern specially to the medical (3) ______. Walking is the best mode of physical exercise which (4) ______ no equipment, money, material or (5) ______ of a club.

Q.1 1. Ans 1. increasing 2. emphasising 3. minimising 4. maximising

Answer is Option : 3

Q.2 1. low 2. capacious 3. soothing 4. alarming

Answer is Option : 2

Q.3 1. creed 2. class 3. fraternity 4. persons

Answer is Option : 2

Q.4 1. loses 2. gains 3. requires 4. finds

Answer is Option : 3

Q.5 1. correlation 2. membership 3. exemption 4. scholarship

Answer is Option : 2

  • How should one read a story to a child? Usually, a personality or character of the story (1) ______ the child’s interest the most. (2) ______, use different voices (3) ______ each character or act out various (4) ______ from the story, to bring life to those characters. (5) ______ out parts from the story will make story sessions fun and memorable for the kids.

Q.1 1. caught 2. catch 3. catches 4. has caught

Answer is Option : 3

Q.2 1. Either 2. So 3. Also 4. However

Answer is Option : 1

Q.3 1. for 2. by 3. with 4. from

Answer is Option : 1

Q.4 1. pages 2. sheets 3. parts 4. Words

Answer is Option : 3

Q.5 1. Saying 2. Acting 3. Telling 4. Asking

Answer is Option : 2

  • An old man lived in the village. He was one of the (1) ______ unfortunate people in the world. The whole village was tired (2) ______ him; he was always gloomy, he (3) ______ complained and was always in a bad mood. The (4) ______ he lived, the more vile he was becoming and the more (5) ______ were his words.

Q.1  1. maximum 2. utmost 3. most 4. main

Question ID : 65497843455 Status : Answered Chosen Option : 3

Q.2 1. from 2. of 3. by 4. at

Answer is Option : 2

Q.3 1. mostly 2. commonly 3. cyclically 4. constantly

Answer is Option : 4

Q.4 1. long 2. lengthy 3. longer 4. Longest

Answer is Option : 3

Q.5 1. fatal 2. mortal 3. poisonous 4. toxic

Answer is Option : 4

  • Marie was born in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. At an (1)__________ age, she displayed a brilliant mind and a (2)__________ personality. Her great exuberance for learning (3)___________ her to study further. However, she became (4)____________ when she learned that the university was closed (5)___________ women. Determined to receive a higher education, she joined a French university.

Q.1 1. early 2. ignorant 3. infant 4. young

Question ID : 65497842647 Status : Answered Chosen Option : 1

Q.2 1. bruised 2. blithe 3. brutal 4. bloated

Answer is Option : 2

Q.3 1. prompted 2. promised 3. proposed 4. projected

Answer is Option : 1

Q.4 1. distinguished 2. dishevelled 3. disgruntled 4. disfigured

Answer is Option : 3

Q.5 1. at 2. from 3. to 4. by

Answer is Option : 3

  • New cycle routes have been built in and around the centre of Birmingham and speed limits have been (1) ______ on selected roads. The scheme has now been in (2) ______ for a year and has been hailed as a (3) ______ success. Since the new speed limits were (4) ______, the number of accidents in the area have fallen (5) ______.

Q.1 1. shortened 2. scaled 3. lessened 4. reduced

Question ID : 65497842243 Status : Answered Chosen Option : 4

Q.2 1. operation 2. activity 3. process 4. agency

Answer is Option : 1

Q.3 1. greater 2. more greater 3. greatest 4. great

Answer is Option : 4

Q.4 1. compelled 2. dictated 3. enforced 4. exacted

Answer is Option : 3

Q.5 1. desperately 2. extremely 3. drastically 4. terribly

Answer is Option : 3

  • If you thought that yoga was all about bending and twisting your body in odd shapes, it’s time to rethink. Yoga is (1) ______ more. In very simple words, giving care (2) ______ your body, mind and breath is yoga. Derived (3) ______ the Sankrit word ‘yuj’ which means ‘to unite or integrate’, yoga is (4) ______ 5,000-year-old Indian body of knowledge. Yoga is all about harmonising the body (5) ______ the mind and breath through means of various breathing exercises, yoga poses (asanas) and meditation.

Q.1 1. many 2. much 3. all 4. few

Answer is Option : 2

Q.2 1. on 2. to 3. at 4. for

Answer is Option : 2

Q.3 1. by 2. from 3. of 4. out

Answer is Option : 2

Q.4 1. one 2. a 3. the 4. an

Answer is Option : 2

Q.5 1. on 2. across 3. at 4. with

Answer is Option : 2

  • The greedy man rushed home to tell his wife and daughter about his wish, all the (1) ______ touching the objects in his path and watching (2) ______ convert into gold. Once he got home, his daughter (3) ______ to greet him. As soon as he bent (4) ______ to scoop her up in his arms, she turned into a golden statue. He was (5) ______ and started crying and trying to bring his daughter back to life.

Q.1 1. while 2. wayside 3. interval 4. bit

Answer is Option : 1

Q.2 1. there 2. them 3. their 4. those

Answer is Option : 2

Q.3 1. rushing 2. was rush 3. has rushed 4. rushed

Answer is Option : 4

Q.4 1. along 2. up 3. through 4. down

Answer is Option : 4

Q.5 1. demolished 2. devastated 3. determined 4. destroyed

Answer is Option : 2

  • There is always something so fascinating about trains and journeys. There (1) ______ certain symbols and signages inside and outside of the train. The (2) ______ of most of them might not be known to everyone. (3) ______ you are a frequent traveller or not, you may have (4) ______ the letter X or a cross mark on the back of the last (5) ______ of the train.

Q.1 1. were 2. are 3. had been 4. will be

Answer is Option : 2

Q.2 1. senses 2. charge 3. worth 4. meanings

Answer is Option : 4

Q.3 1. Whether 2. Whichever 3. Whatever 4. However

Answer is Option : 1

Q.4 1. distinguished 2. recognised 3. noticed 4. known

Answer is Option : 3

Q.5 1. booth 2. coach 3. bus 4. rail

Answer is Option : 2

  • The camel and the fox were very good friends and very good thieves. One day, the two friends (1) ______ to cross the river so that they could travel to a (2) ______ farm to steal food. The small fox (3) ______ swim, so the camel said to his friend, ‘Climb (4) ______ onto my back and I will swim across the (5) ______.’

Q.1 1. deciding 2. will decide 3. decided 4. are decide

Answer is Option : 3

Q.2 1. nearby 2. near 3. nearest 4. nearly

Answer is Option : 1

Q.3 1. ought to 2. may not 3. might 4. could not

Answer is Option : 4

Q.4 1. over 2. across 3. up 4. above

Answer is Option : 3

Q.5 1. sea 2. ocean 3. lake 4. river

Answer is Option : 4

  • Not a year passes without a controversy over the national sports awards. The debate that (1)__________ every year following the announcement of the (2)__________ often leads to accusations of bias, regionalism and manipulations. (3)___________ to the Sports Minister and Chief Ministers and (4)___________by the politicians have all become part of the (5)_____________.

Q.1  1. rose 2. arose 3. rise 4. arises

Answer is Option : 4

Q.2  1. donations 2. awards 3. gifts 4. rewards

Answer is Option : 2

Q.3  1. Answered Illustrations 2. Representations 3. Delegations 4. Exhibitions

Answer is Option : 2

Q.4  1. interventions 2. intersections 3. interjections 4. intermissions

Answer is Option : 1

Q.5  1. jest 2. game 3. sport 4. line

Answer is Option : 2

  • Listening plays (1) ______ role in the interactive process of business transactions. It enables a person to gather proper and (2) ______ information so that he can understand the matter with clarity. For this, he should have a positive attitude towards the speaker and the (3) ______. He should also (4) ______ on what is being spoken and then evaluate it with reference to the (5) ______.

Q.1  1. a paltry 2. a significant 3. a trivial 4. an abundant

Answer is Option : 2

Q.2  1. approximate 2. vague 3. accurate 4. superficial

Answer is Option : 3

Q.3  1. writer 2. words 3. topic 4. orator

Answer is Option : 3

Q.4   1. neglect 2. concentrate 3. distract 4. disperse

Answer is Option : 2

Q.5  1. paragraph 2. context 3. selection 4. excerpt

Answer is Option : 2

  • There is so much (1) ______ and confusion in life today because the goal of human beings is not clear. Each person (2) ______ to fulfil his desires and dreams without (3) ______ the interest of the other. When we have a (4) ______ motive, we lose the sense of the higher objective of attaining happiness. Therefore, there is lot of (5) ______ in our life.

Q.1  1. certainty 2. positivity 3. uncertainty 4. reliability

Answer is Option : 3

Q.2  1. has want 2. want 3. have want 4. wants

Answer is Option : 4

Q.3  1. considering 2. disregarding 3. excluding 4. describing

Answer is Option : 1

Q.4  1. selfless 2. selfish 3. humane 4. noble

Answer is Option : 2

Q.5  1. strife 2. concord 3. peace 4. harmony

Answer is Option : 2

  • The smoke that is (1) ______ from the chimneys of the factories, and from vehicles is the mixture of poisonous gases. Due to environmental pollution, there is (2) ______ in nature, so, many birds, animals, and plants are on the verge of (3) ______ day by day. The only way to (4) ______ environmental pollution is to plant many trees. By planting trees, we can get rid of many harmful poisonous gases. It is the responsibility of everyone to (5) ______ and protect our environment.

Q.1  1. generated 2. absorbed 3. created 4. emitted

Answer is Option : 4

Q.2  1. an imbalance 2. a difference 3. an inequality 4. a balance

Answer is Option : 1

Q.3  1. survival 2. distinction 3. appearance 4. extinction

Answer is Option : 4

Q.4  1. eradicate 2. sustain 3. radiate 4. introduce

Answer is Option : 2

Q.5  1. ruin 2. preserve 3. destroy 4. neglect

Answer is Option : –1

  • A banker taped a picture, drawn by one of his small children, to his office wall. When he 1. ______ at work the next morning, he found the 2. ______ was covered by a 3. ______ notice, saying he was in 4. ______ of company policy which required personal items to be put away at night. 5. ______ a reaction was not just petty, it risked demotivating the banker completely. In short, it defied common sense.

Q.1  1. turned 2. achieved 3. reached 4. arrived

Answer is Option : 4

Q.2  1. tape 2. office 3. child 4. picture

Answer is Option : 4

Q.3  1. substantial 2. large 3. generous 4. considerable

Answer is Option : 2

Q.4  1. violation 2. damage 3. interruption 4. disruption

Answer is Option : 1

Q.5  1. That 2. Such 3. This 4. Which

Answer is Option : 2

  • I decided to stay away from television (1) ______ a whole year. After a week, I started feeling (2) ______. But, my friend Bess cheered me up. She (3) ______ me every day and would take me places. It was (4) ______ how much fun we had without TV. My life had become more (5) ______ without the good old idiot box.

Q.1  1. for 2. to 3. since 4. from

Answer is Option : 1

Q.2  1. depressed 2. devoted 3. delighted 4. deceived

Answer is Option : 1

Q.3  1. thanked 2. requested 3. encouraged 4. attended

Answer is Option : 3

Q.4  1. unbelievable 2. unhealthy 3. unlucky 4. unlimited

Answer is Option : 1

Q.5  1. certain 2. exciting 3. boring 4. popular

Answer is Option : 2

  • One day, a few hunters came into the forest and took the lion with them. They tied him up (1) ______ a tree. The lion was (2) ______ to get away and started to whimper. (3) ______, a mouse walked past and noticed the lion in trouble. He quickly ran and (4) ______ on the ropes to set the lion free. Both of them then (5) ______ into the jungle.

Q.1  1. along 2. over 3. above 4. against

Answer is Option : 4

Q.2  1. struggle 2. struggles 3. struggling 4. struggled

Answer is Option : 3

Q.3  1. Nevertheless 2. Soon 3. Although 4. But

Answer is Option : 2

Q.4  1. chews 2. gnawed 3. nibble 4. bitten

Answer is Option : 2

Q.5  1. sped off 2. speed away 3. speds out 4. speed up

Answer is Option : 2

  • For an average Indian, driving in any of the major Indian cities is equivalent to (1) ______ a daily war. The everyday struggle of (2) ______ traffic, pollution and rash drivers is (3) ______ biggest cause of chronic stress and other (4) ______ problems. On an average a person spends (5) ______ between thirty minutes to two hours of their day driving.

Q.1  1. making 2. waging 3. raising 4. rushing

Answer is Option : 2

Q.2  1. stopping 2. dodging 3. boarding 4. lodging

Answer is Option : 2

Q.3  1. one 2. the 3. an 4. a

Answer is Option : 2

Q.4  1. societal 2. ecological 3. psychological 4. spiritual

Answer is Option : 3

Q.5  1. everywhere 2. nowhere 3. anywhere 4. elsewhere

Answer is Option : 3

  • (1) ______ changes in science and technology lead to modernisation of technology as well as upgradation of knowledge. In order to upgrade or modernise technology, management must (2) ______ employees to accept new technology. (3) ______ training of staff becomes necessary to update their knowledge and to (4) ______ their skills. This is possible only (5) ______ effective communication between the management and the employees.

Q.1  1. No 2. Slow 3. Ultimate 4. Rapid

Answer is Option : 4

Q.2  1. dissuade 2. discourage 3. persuade 4. deactivate

Answer is Option : 3

Q.3  1. Intermittent 2. Irregular 3. Regular 4. Improper

Answer is Option : 1

Q.4  1. hamper 2. enhance 3. imitate 4. decrease

Answer is Option : 2

Q.5  1. by 2. through 3. throughout 4. with

Answer is Option : 2

  • Dance as an artistic form of (1) ______ is extremely old. Evidence of dance as a (2) ______ form is available in ancient literary texts, painting and sculpture. (3) ______ of the dance forms trace their roots to the (4) ______ of movement codified in the Natya Shastra (5) ______ by Bharat Muni.

Q.1  1. succession 2. suggestion 3. expression 4. impression

Answer is Option : 3

Q.2  1. creating 2. creative 3. created 4. creation

Answer is Option : 2

Q.3  1. More 2. Much 3. Any 4. Many

Answer is Option : 4

Q.4  1. capacity 2. techniques 3. procedure 4. delivery

Answer is Option : 2

Q.5  1. captured 2. disbursed 3. dispersed 4. compiled

Answer is Option : 4

  • Birbal immediately smiled and went up to Akbar. He announced the (1) ______; he said there were twenty-one thousand, five hundred and twenty-three crows (2) ______ the city. When asked how he (3) ______ the answer, Birbal replied, “Ask your men to (4) ______ the number of crows. If there are more, then the relatives of the crows must be visiting them from (5) ______ cities. If there are fewer, then the crows from our city must be visiting their relatives who live outside the city.”

Q.1  1. answer 2. response 3. question 4. rejoinder

Answer is Option : 3

Q.2  1. in 2. at 3. off 4. on

Answer is Option : 1

Q.3  1. known 2. know 3. knew 4. knowing

Answer is Option : 3

Q.4  1. count 2. judge 3. consider 4. calculate

Answer is Option : 1

Q.5  1. vicinity 2. near 3. close 4. nearby

Answer is Option : 4

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