CLOZE TEST
 31. (1) to               (2) in             47. (1) slow             (2) fast                 Man’s basic aggressiveness is a
        (3) with          (4) for                  (3) idle           (4) dull           fact and is the emotional factor for all
                                                                                         the bloody violence that has marked
 32. (1) short            (2) long           48. (1) Yet              (2) But
                                                                                         human history since the beginning. His
        (3) small         (4) tall                 (3) Then           (4) Thus           technology has never been as perfect-
 33. (1) see              (2) look           49. (1) Maximum          (2) Minimum        ly 61 as in the weapons he makes to
        (3) do            (4) recognise            (3) Average        (4) Capacity       62 his brothers. The plough has
 34. (1) plenty           (2) scarce         50. (1) Producing        (2) Creating       changed very 63 in design from the
                                                                                         time man took 64 cultivation. But
        (3) minute        (4) enough               (3) Eating         (4) Striving       swords have not become 65 and the
 35. (1) really           (2) coldly              Directions (51-60) : In the follow-    rifle, with which one man kills anoth-
        (3) badly         (4) happily       ing passage, some of the words have          er, is a 66 in comparison with the stone
 36. (1) effect           (2) result        been left out. First read the passage        and 67 with which he used to 68 his
                                            over and try to understand what it is        adversaries in the earliest stage of civil-
        (3) cause         (4) wisdom        about. Then fill in the blanks with the      isation. Nuclear 69 has designs that
 37. (1) have             (2) had           help of the alternatives given.              nature can never 70. They are won-
        (3) being         (4) has                           (SSC Section Officer (Audit) ders of technological creation.
 38. (1) revolution       (2) pollution                              Exam. 05.06.2005)    61. (1) operated        (2) implemented
        (3) resolution    (4) evolution           Pythons are 51 non-venomous                    (3) employed     (4) deployed
 39. (1) ecological       (2) biological    snakes found 52 in damp places or             62. (1) shoot           (2) injure
                                            rocky ledges near marshes or in dense
        (3) logical       (4) chronological                                                      (3) wound        (4) kill
                                            53. They are considered to be the most
 40. (1) by               (2) in            primitive 54 the living snakes, 55 they       63. (1) much            (2) little
        (3) out           (4) through       retain the traces of hind limbs of a 56              (3) slightly     (4) radically
      Directions (41-50) : In the fol-      era in the form 57 horny claw-like            64. (1) in              (2) to
lowing passage, some of the words           spurs, which are present 58 either                   (3) into         (4) over
have been left out. First read the pas-     side of 59 anus. These hind limbs are
                                                                                          65. (1) swordfishes
sage over and try to understand what        functionless 60 female pythons.
                                                                                                 (2) penknives
it is about. Then fill in the blanks with    51. (1) small            (2) tiny
the help of the alternatives given. Mark                                                         (3) featherweights
                                                   (3) cute           (4) huge
you answer in the Answer Sheet.                                                                  (4) ploughshares
         (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax &    52. (1) mostly           (2) rarely          66. (1) miracle         (2) masterpiece
         Central Excise) Exam. 05.12.2004)         (3) occasionally (4) hardly                   (3) legend       (4) model
      It is summed up in a single word       53. (1) cities           (2) jungles         67. (1) battleaxe       (2) spear
– Man. Man is the only real enemy we               (3) hills          (4) towns
have. Remove man from the 41 and                                                                 (3) sword        (4) stick
                                             54. (1) between          (2) in              68. (1) slaughter       (2) penalise
the root cause of hunger and 42 is
abolished forever.                                 (3) among          (4) over                   (3) reform       (4) belabour
      Man is the only 43 that consumes       55. (1) so               (2) because         69. (1) bomb            (2) science
without 44. He does not give milk, he              (3) and            (4) but                    (3) weaponry     (4) research
45 not lay eggs, he is 46 to pull the
                                             56. (1) by gone          (2) latest          70. (1) fabricate       (2) generate
plough, he cannot run 47 enough to
catch rabbits. 48 he is lord of all the            (3) present        (4) recent                 (3) formulate    (4) emulate
animals. He sets them to work, he gives      57. (1) in               (2) for                  Directions (71–80) : In the fol-
back to them the bare 49 that will pre-            (3) on             (4) of             lowing passage, some of the words
vent them from 50 and the rest he                                                        have been left out. First read the pas-
                                             58. (1) over             (2) above
keeps for himself.                                                                       sage over and try to understand what
 41. (1) area             (2) scene                (3) on             (4) in             it is about. Then fill in the blanks with
        (3) place         (4) light          59. (1) the              (2) a              the help of the alternatives given.
 42. (1) overwork         (2) work                 (3) an             (4) that             (SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit)
                                             60. (1) with             (2) among                                  Exam. 25.09.2005)
        (3) while         (4) waste
 43. (1) body             (2) worm                 (3) on             (4) in                   Happy is the man who (71) the habit
                                                                                         of reading when he is young. He has
        (3) human         (4) creature            Directions (61-70) : In the fol-
                                                                                         secured a life-long source of (72) in-
 44. (1) drinking         (2) producing     lowing passage, some of the words
                                                                                         struction and inspiration. So long as
        (3) eating        (4) sleeping      have been left out. First read the pas-
                                                                                         he has his beloved books he need (73)
                                            sage over and try to understand what
 45. (1) does             (2) do                                                         feel lonely. He always has a pleasant
                                            it is about. Then fill in the blanks with    (74) of leisure moments. He is the (75)
        (3) did           (4) has done      the help of the alternatives given.          of wealth more precious than gold. (76)
 46. (1) too idle         (2) too strong                  (SSC Statistical Investigators indeed is the man who does not read
        (3) too weak      (4) too quick                      Grade-IV Exam. 31.7.2005)   and (77) is his life. (78) gives the high-
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