Cloze Test

Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

For bravely investigating the plot behind the (1) of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Khalid Qureshi, the chief of the Special Investigation Group of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency, (2) an extensive (3) which (4) to the (5) of former President Pervez Musharraf for (6) Pak Taliban Chief Baitullah Mehsud the (7) to (8) a suicide attack on Bhutto. The indictment, which was (9) by an arrest (10), prevented Musharraf from returning to his country.


1. 1) suicide
2) murder
3) assassination
4) cull
5) genocide

2. 1) transferred
2) carried
3) took
4) did
5) made

3. 1) probe
 2) search
3) invention
4) discovery
5) reshuffle

4. 1) tend
2) suffered
3) laid
4) led
5) decided

5. 1) surrender
2) indictment
3) case
4) problem
5) accusation

6. 1) granting
2) providing
3) seeking
4) calling
5) asking

7. 1) opportunity
2) occasion
3) time
4) space
5) surrounding

8. 1) carry forward
 2) carry on
3) carry out
4) make out
5) cause

9. 1) preceded
2) allowed
3) caused
4) followed
5) replaced

10. 1) notice
2) letter
3) quotation
4) order
5) warran

Answers
1. 3 
2. 2 
3. 1 
4. 4
5. 2 
6. 2 
7. 1 
8. 3 
9. 4 
10. 5


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