CLOZE TEST
866. (1) confidence (2) nervousness                 Directions (881–890) : In the          886. (1)  is saw them
      (3) worries          (4) happiness     following passage some of the words                 (2) will seen them
867. (1) mercy             (2) despair       have been left out. Read the passage                (3) will saw them
      (3) paining          (4) joy           carefully and choose the correct an-                (4) will see them
                                             swer to each question out of the four
868. (1) continue to (2) indulge in                                                        887. (1)  scavenging is done
                                             alternatives and fill in the blanks.
      (3) care to          (4) persisting                                                        (2) scavenged is done
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869. (1) unruly            (2) unhealthy                                                         (3) scavenged was done
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      (3) good             (4) worse                         (Ist Sitting) TF No. 1375232)
                                                                                                 (4) scavenging is doing
870. (1) affected to (2) laid up with               Squirrels are (881) animals in the     888. (1)  will sealing themselves
      (3) lying with       (4) laid low with world. They have the (882) for rainy                (2) will be seal themselves
     Directions (871–880) : In the           days. Autumn can be very entertain-                 (3) will seal themselves
following questions in the passage           ing for them. That is the time (883)                (4) are seal themselves
some of the words have been left out.        the great harvest collection for their        889. (1)  they will hibernating
Read the passage carefully and choose        winter store. You can (884) here and                (2) they are hibernated
the correct answer to each question          there, collecting nuts of all sorts. Wal-           (3) them will hibernate
out of the four alternatives and fill in     nuts, beechnuts, chestnuts, dried                   (4) they will hibernate
the blanks.                                  berries.
                                                                                           890. (1)  search desperate at
              (SSC CHSL (10+2) LDC, DEO             They are not fussy. Relentlessly,
                                             they run from their storage point, usu-             (2) searching desperates for
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             (IInd Sitting) TF No. 7203752)  ally a tree hollow, to the vast amount              (3) searching desperately for
     In civilised life there is a rule (871) of wild nuts to be found in the forest.             (4) searched desperately for
violence, against taking the (872) into             These beautiful animals are                  Directions (891–900) : In the
our hands. It is a rule which (873) of       house-proud. They take great pains to         following passage some of the words
us observe so often, indeed, that a          ensure that (885) and warm enough             have been left out. Read the passage
great (874) of people go through life        to tide them over the harsh winter.           carefully and choose the correct an-
(875) orderliness and non–violence as        You (886) busily collecting soft pieces       swer to each question out of the four
part of the scheme of nature. But when       of bark, wood and leaves to line their        alternatives and fill in the blanks.
(876) comes into their midst (877)           nests.                                                     (SSC CHSL (10+2) LDC, DEO
refuses to observe the current rules,               After all their (887), and when the                  & PA/SA Exam, 06.12.2015
and (878) the simple rule that might         first, cold hard frost arrives, they                      (IInd Sitting) TF No. 3441135)
is right, the law–abiding members            (888) inside their nests for the dura-             Although we can (891) the (892)
(879) society do not know what to do,        tion/rest of the cold spell. There, (889)     bodies of our solar system (893) a tele-
and look on in (880) bewildered con-         till it is warm enough to bring out their     scope, it is only (894) who can (895)
fusion.                                      stored food. Ah but then again, they          the depths of outer space. It is reported
                                             are the most forgetful little animals,        that they have seen (896) galaxies,
871. (1) upon              (2) after
                                             and it is not unusual to see squirrels        stars taking (897) and (898), and
      (3) at               (4) against                                                     ‘black holes’. They say that the deep-
                                             (890) their hoards.
872. (1) law               (2) police                                                      er they look (899) the universe, the
                                             881. (1) the more resource
      (3) people           (4) rule                                                        more they know (900) the universe
                                                      (2) this most resourceful
873. (1) every             (2) most                                                        originated.
                                                      (3) the most resource
      (3) none             (4) many                                                        891. (1) observe         (2) look
                                                      (4) the most resourceful                   (3) reach          (4) find
874. (1) sum               (2) amount
                                             882. (1) knack of saving down                 892. (1) heaven          (2) heavier
      (3) number           (4) capacity
                                                      (2) knack of saving on
875. (1) accepting                                                                               (3) heavy          (4) heavenly
                                                      (3) knack of saved up
      (2) not expecting                                                                    893. (1) at              (2) by
                                                      (4) knack of saving up
      (3) expecting                                                                              (3) through        (4) with
                                             883. (1) what they begin
      (4) not accepting                                                                    894. (1) astronomers
                                                      (2) when they begin
876. (1) everyone          (2) no one                                                            (2) astrology
                                                      (3) when their begin
      (3) anyone           (4) none                                                              (3) astrologers
                                                      (4) when them begin
                                                                                                 (4) astronomy
877. (1) whom              (2) who           884. (1) see them scampering
                                                                                           895. (1) views           (2) overview
      (3) how              (4) where                  (2) seeing them scampered
                                                                                                 (3) view           (4) viewed
878. (1) follow            (2) following              (3) seen them scampering
                                                      (4) see their scampering             896. (1) stunned         (2) stunning
      (3) followed         (4) follows
                                                                                                 (3) shine          (4) stun
879. (1) on                (2) of            885. (1) their nest is secure
                                                                                           897. (1) borne           (2) birth
      (3) at               (4) in                     (2) their nest is securing
                                                                                                 (3) berth          (4) born
880. (1) helpful           (2) helping                (3) they nest is secure
                                                                                           898. (1) dyeing          (2) died
      (3) helped           (4) helpless               (4) there nest is secure
                                                                                                 (3) die            (4) dying
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