50+ Cloze Test Questions for IBPS PO Clerk SBI PO Bank Exams

Cloze Test Questions

Cloze Test one of the most important topics in the English Language. In a Cloze Test question, the candidates are given a passage in which certain words/sentences are missing in between. The candidates are required to fill the given blanks from the options in a way that is in line with the flow and context of the whole passage. In this post, we are sharing a free 30 important Cloze test questions.

Directions (Q. 1-10): Some of the words have been left out. First, read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternative given. Choose the correct alternative.

Civilizations, like ....(1).... fall not so much because of ...(2).... of the enemy outside, as though the weakness and ....(3).... within. Rome fell not because of the:...(4)....., they merely knocked .... (5).... something that was already dead. The heart of Rome had....(6)__ beating when the arms and legs were cut....(7)... We see something of the__ (8)....in India and China and in the case of the Arabs. The....(9)....of Arabian Civilization was sudden as their rise had been. In India and China, the process is long drawn....(10)....and it is not easy to spot it.

1. (A) states (B) kingdom
(C) empires (D) buildings

2. (A) weakness (B) strength
(C) power (D) tenacity

3. (A) disease (B) decease
(C) decay (D) fortitude

4. (A) barbarity (B) barbarous
(C) barbarians (D) Romans

5. (A) off (B) on
(C) down (D) no word

6. (A) seized (B) rotated
(C) ceased (D) started

7. (A) down (B) off
(C) up (D) no word

8. (A) process (B) procedure
(C) spectacle (D) scene

9. (A) downfall (B) death
(C) collapse (D) dismemberment

10. (A) out (B) up
(C) upon (D) no word

Answers : 1. (C) 2. (B) 3. (C) 4. (C) 5. (C) 6. (C) 7. (B) 8. (C) 9. (A) 10. (D)

Directions (Q. 11-20): In the following passage some of the words are left out. First read the passage over and try to and what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the ‘the alternatives given. Mark your answer in the Answer Sheet.

Pythons are....(11)... non-venomous snakes found....(12)....in laces or rocky edges near marshes or in dense....(13).... and considered to be the most primitive....(14)....the living snakes,...(15)....they reta of hind limbs of a ...(16)... era in the form....(17)... ..horny claw-like spurs, which-are present....(18).... either side of ....(19)..., anus. These hind limbs are functionless ....(20).. ..female Pythons.

11. (A) small (B) tiny
(C) cute (D) huge

12. (A) mostly (B) rarely
(C) occasionally (D) hardly

13. (A) cities (B) jungles
(C) hills (D) towns

14. (A) between (B) in
(C) among (D) over

15. (A) so (B) because
(C) and (D) but

16. (A) by gone (B) latest
(C) present (D) recent

17. (A) in (B) for
(C) on (D) of

18. (A) over (B) above
(C) on (D) in

19. (A) the (B) a
(C) an (D) that

20. (A) with (B) among
(C) on (D) in

Answers : 11. (D) 12. (A) 13. (B) 14. (C) 15. (B) 16. (A) 17. (D) 18. (C) 19. (A) 20. (D)

Directions (Q. 21-30): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Man has always considered himself to be the ruler of his planet. This ...(21)... and the attendant superiority feeling has made him look down ...(22).., other creatures who co-exist with human on this earth. The so called civilized human race has ...(23)... and ill-treated small and large animal species and birds in an attempt to prove his ...(24).... It is common knowledge that ...(25)...number of animals have been ...(26)... for centuries under the ...(27)... of conducting scientific experiments or for sports. Till recently, in the (28) of scientific experiments, monkeys and frogs have been ...(29)... to dissection and ...(30)... in the laboratory.

21. (A) pleasure (B) fact
(C) achievement (D) force

22. (A) in (B) upon
(C) with (D) for

23. (A) criticised (B) devalued
(C) protected (D) abused

24. (A) supremacy (B) wisdom
(C) cleverness (D) instinct

25. (A) tall (B) plenty
(C) countless  (D) diverse

26. (A) tortured (B) exposed
(C) treated (D) extinct

27. (A) projection (B) criticism
(C) pretext (D) game

28. (A) matter (B) set
(C) scheme (D) name

29. (A) confined (B) subjected
(C) condemned (D) allied

30. (A) cruelty (B) deformation
(C) study (D) proliferation

Answers :  21. (D) 22. (B) 23. (D) 24. (A) 25. (C) 26. (A) 27. (C) 28. (D) 29. (B) 30. (D)

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