CLOZE TEST
est kind of pleasure. When we are (79)     84. (1) of             (2) with             98. (1) regained        (2) neglected
it is a healthy recreation to lose (80)         (3) for           (4) to                     (3) maintained (4) thwarted
in the company of books.                                                               99. (1) prepare         (2) afford
                                           85. (1) served         (2) met
 71. (1) owns            (2) buys                                                            (3) hesitate      (4) propose
                                                (3) planned       (4) started
       (3) acquires      (4) takes                                                    100. (1) can             (2) could
                                           86. (1) performing (2) conducting
 72. (1) pleasure        (2) satisfaction                                                    (3) need          (4) should
                                                (3) achieving     (4) changing
       (3) sadness       (4) dejection                                                      Directions (101-110) : In the fol-
                                           87. (1) with           (2) in
 73. (1) always          (2) ever                                                     lowing passage, some of the words
                                                (3) of            (4) from            have been left out. First read the pas-
       (3) sometimes     (4) never
                                           88. (1) departments (2) institutions       sage over and try to understand what
 74. (1)   source        (2) occupation                                               it is about. Then fill in the blanks with
                                                (3) concerns      (4) projects
       (3) possession    (4) relief                                                   the help of the alternatives given. Mark
                                           89. (1) was            (2) had
 75. (1)   possessor     (2) loser                                                    your answer in the Answer-sheet.
                                                (3) were          (4) have
       (3) master        (4) heir                                                             (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax &
                                           90. (1) rural          (2) revenue                 Central Excise) Exam. 12.11.2006)
 76. (1)   Rich          (2) Lucky
       (3) Poor          (4) Bad                (3) private       (4) government            In India, from times immemorial’,
                                               Directions (91-100) : In the fol-      there      101     been a common spir-
 77. (1)   full          (2) vacuum
                                          lowing passage, there are blanks’ each      itual outlook on        102        to which
       (3) empty         (4) deep         of which has been numbered. These           various races and religions             103
 78. (1) Writing         (2) Speaking     numbers are printed below the passage       made contributions. Thus a subtle but
       (3) Listening     (4) Reading      and against each four words are sug-        104       thread of unity has been run-
 79. (1) weak            (2) fresh        gested, one of which fits the blanks        ning        105     through the infinite
                                          appropriately. Find out the appropriate     multiplicity of our       106       . For an
       (3) sick          (4) tired                                                    analytical description of Indians 107
                                          word in each case.
 80. (1) himself         (2) ourselves                 (SSC Statistical Investigators cultural heritage, in the light of 108
       (3) yourselves (4) themselves                    Grade-IV Exam. 13.08.2006)    definition given above, it would be
      Directions (81–90) : In the fol-         Gandhiji once said, “I would say       109      to trace her cultural history of
lowing passage, some of the words         that if the village perishes, India will    110       thousand years.
have been left out. First read the pas-   perish too. India will be 91 more In-       101. (1) rather          (2) have
sage over and try to understand what      dia. Her own mission in the world will             (3) has           (4) had
it is about. Then fill in the blanks with get 92 The 93 of the village is possible    102. (1) manner          (2) life
the help of the alternatives given.       only when it is no more 94 Industrial-             (3) happiness (4) behaviour
        (SSC Tax Assistant (Income Tax &  ization on a mass scale will 95 lead to     103. (1) have            (2) has
        Central Excise) Exam. 11.12.2005) passive or active exploitation of the
                                                                                             (3) are           (4) is
      The educational institutions estab- villagers as the problems 96 competi-
                                          tion and marketing come in. Therefore,      104. (1) genuine         (2) serious
lished by the British and the Chris-
tian missionaries were primarily de-      we have to 97 on the village being self-           (3) strong        (4) sincere
signed to propagate and promote the       contained, manu-facturing mainly for        105. (1) out             (2) on
English language and the western 81.      use. Provided this character of the vil-           (3) in            (4) all
Their aim was also to produce such        lage industry is 98 there would be no
                                                                                      106. (1) life            (2) fortune
82 who could man the lower levels of      objection to villagers using even the
                                          modern machines and tools that they                (3) future        (4) hope
83 British administrative hierarchy
and remain ever loyal 84 the British      can make and 99 to use. Only, they          107. (1) sole            (2) special
rulers. The British educational policy    100 not be used as a means of exploi-              (3) common        (4) actual
85 with eminent success in the mat-       tation of others”.                          108. (1) the             (2) a
ter of 86 its objectives. The majority     91. (1) certainly      (2) scarcely               (3) new           (4) its
of people 87 middle classes who went            (3) much          (4) no              109. (1) important       (2) necessary
to these educational 88, did acquire       92. (1) lost           (2) extension
                                                                                             (3) required      (4) useful
some knowledge and skill which 89               (3) elevated      (4) flourished
sufficient enough to work as babus in                                                 110. (1) many            (2) more
                                           93. (1) rehabilitation (2) pruning
these 90 offices.                                                                            (3) vivid         (4) several
                                                (3) revival        (4) devastation
 81. (1) range           (2) trade         94. (1) denuded        (2) exploited             Directions (111-120) : In the
       (3) culture       (4) pride                                                    following passage, some of the words
                                                (3) contaminated (4) populated
                                                                                      have been left out. First read the pas-
 82. (1) Indians                           95. (1) passionately (2) surprisingly      sage over and try to understand what
       (2) North-Indians                        (3) scarcely      (4) necessarily     it is about. Then fill in the blanks with
       (3) South-Indians                   96. (1) forming        (2) enhancing       the help of the alternatives given.
       (4) Rajputs                              (3) between       (4) of                (SSC Section Officer (Commercial Audit)
 83. (1) the             (2) a             97. (1) concentrate (2) ponder                                      Exam. 26.11.2006
                                                (3) imagine       (4) ensure                                         (IInd Sitting)
       (3) an            (4) now
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