English Fill in the Blanks Quiz for 31 July 2015

(1). The ______ playing of loud music has led the angry residents of this vicinity to file a police com­plaint and move court against the organizer’s lack of for ___________ the people’s need for a peace­ful neighbour-hood.

(1) peaceful, thought
(2) abrupt, hope
(3) incessant, consideration
(4) fashionable, friendliness
(5) intermittent, interpretation

2. The ___________ of the chronic balance of payments deficit which has ___________ the Fi­nance Ministry under three Prime Ministers is very real.

(1) temptation, reviled
(2) understanding. menaced
(3) impact, underestimated
(4) obligation, blessed
(5) dilemma, plagued

3. Britain for the present, is deeply ___________ in economic troubles, and the economic future, heavily ___________ looks uncertain.

(1) engrossed, responsive
(2) ingrained, skeptical
(3) saturate, enveloped
(4) mired, mortgaged
(5) restrained, participative

4. Our Constitution was based on the belief that the free___________ of ideas, people and cultures is essential to the___________ of a democratic society.

(1) selection, concurrence
(2) interchange, preservation
(3) reversal. Upholding
(4) dissemination congruence
(5) distinction, design

5. As this country has become more ___________ industrial and internationalized, it has She all Western de­mocracies, experienced a neces­sary increase in the ___________ of the executive.

(1) urbanized, role
(2) objective, wealth
(3) synthesized, efficiency
(4) civilized, convenience
(5) concretized, vision

6. More is ……… of conditions of the tribal’s in Maharashtra than ……… conditions of those in the other parts of the country.

(1) certain ………the
(2) known ……… of
(3) aware ……… of
(4) favourable………those
(5) uncertain……… all

7. Although ……… is not a very desirable feeling, we need a cer­tain amount of it to ………

(1) anxiety……… exist
(2) grief ………enjoy
(3) impatience……… preach
(4) anger ……… define
(5) jealousy……… bad

8. Although he is a ……… person, he occasionally loses his ………

(1) quiet……… power
(2) cheerful ……… grief
(3) balanced ……… temper
(4) thoughtful……… anxiety
(5) generous……… wealth

9. In a ……… tone, the leader made a powerful ……… to the

(1) realistic ……… zeal
(2) lower ……… conviction
(3) loud ……… argument
(4) soft ……… appeal
(5) pitch……… statement

10. The tunnel was so ……… and congested, that we became ………

(1) long ……… enthusiastic
(2) deep ……… cautious
(3) dark……… frightened
(4) crowded……… isolated
(5) sharp……… worried

Answers :

1 (3) ; 2 (5) ; 3 (2) ; 4 (2) ; 5 (1) ; 6 (2) ; 7 (2) ; 8 (3) ; 9 (4) ; 10 (3)

English Cloze Quiz for 20 July 2015

A land of _____ distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing _____ in 1867 while retaining ______ to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed _____ with the US, its _____ to the south across an unfortified _____. Its paramount political problem continues to be the ______ of the province of Quebec, with its French-speaking _____ and unique culture, to the remainder of the country.

Answers:-

(1) vast (2) dominion (3) ties (4) in parallel (5) neighbor (6) border (7) relationship (8) residents

English Cloze Passages Tests for 24 July 2015

In some countries, a machine known as a lie detector is used to ___1___ in criminal investigation. The lie detector is used to determine ___2___ the person involved in the crime is telling the truth or ___3___.

How does such a machine work ? When a person ___4___ an untruth, certain body reactions may ___5___ . For example, his heart may ___6___ faster and his face may flush. His blood pressure may ___7___ rise and his breathing may ___8___ quicker. It is the ___9___ of the lie detector to record these reactions. Normally, the machine ___10___ record reactions which the subject has no control ___11___ , such as his blood pressure, respiration or pulse.

How reliable ___12___ these machines ? Some countries do not use lie detectors ___13___ they feel that these machines are not totally reliable. in fact, the success ___14___ of the lie detector depends greatly ___15___ the sensitivity of the machine.

The ability of the person ___16___ the test is also very important. The examiner must know specifically ___17___ kinds of questions to ask his subjects. The examiner would usually familiarize himself ___18___ the details of the case first. He then asks his subjects ___19___ that are totally unrelated ___20___ the case. The answers to these questions would ___21___ the examiner gauge what ___22___ ‘normal’ reactions of the subject ___23___ . After this, the examiner would ask questions of ___24___ kinds — those that are important to the case and those which have nothing to ___25___ with the case at all.

Answers

1. help 2. whether/if 3. not 4. tells 5. occur 6. beat 7. also 8. become 9. task/job 10. would 11. over 12. are 13. as/because 14. rate 15. on 16. conducting 17. what 18. with 19. questions 20. to 21. help 22. the 23. are 24. two 25. do

English Cloze Passages Tests for 23 July 2015

The honey bee is a very unusual kind of insect. ___1___ other insects which live alone, the honey bee lives as a ___2___ of a community. These bees live ___3___ in what is known as a bee colony.

The head of the colony is called the queen bee. She is larger than the___4___ of the bees. Her main task ___5___ the colony is to lay eggs. Most of the ___6___ bees are the worker bees. These bees ___7___ nectar and pollen from flowers. The nectar ___8___ is carried by the worker bees is deposited on the hive and then converted ___9___ honey. The worker bees also help look ___10___ the young bees. as soon as the eggs are ___11___, the worker bees feed the young bees ___12___ pollen and nectar. The third type of bee found in the colony is the drone or ___13___ bee. The main task of ___14___ a bee is to mate with a new queen.

The queen bee has a life ___15___ of about three years. ___16___ this period, she would have ___17___ more than half a million eggs. ___18___ the queen bee is dying, a new queen would be groomed. This new queen would eventually take ___19___ the ‘duties’ of the old queen when the ___20___ dies.

Ans: 1. about 2. take 3. landed 4. missed 5. with 6. tell 7. all 8. well 9. dishonest 10. fair 11. end 12. low 13. already 14. told 15. heart 16. would 17. returned 18. scored 19. full 20. now