English Cloze Test Practice Set 53
Directions (Q. 1-10): In the given passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words/group of words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ group of words in each case.
He brought freedom to India and in that process taught us many things which were important for us at the time. He told us to (1) fear and hatred, he told us of unity and equality and brotherhood, of raising those who had been suppressed, of the (2) of labour and of the supremacy of things of the spirit. Above all, he spoke and wrote unceasingly of truth in (3) all our activities. He repeated again and again that Truth was to him God and God was Truth. Scholars may raise their eyebrows and philosophers and cynics repeat the old question: what is truth? (4) of us dare to answer it with any assurance; it may be that the answer itself is many-sided and our limited intelligence cannot (5) the whole. But, however limited the functioning of our minds or our capacity for intuition may be, each one of us must, I suppose, have some limited idea of truth as he sees it. Will he act (6) to it, regardless of (7) and not compromise (8) what he himself considers an aberration from it? Will he even in search of the right (9), compromise with the means of attaining it? Will he subordinate means to (10)?
(a) connection with
(b) relation to
(c) link of
(d) light of
(e) apart from
(b) The few
(e) no word is needed
(e) None of these
1. B 2. D 3. B 4. A 5. B 6. A 7. D 8. B 9. A 10. A