English - Cloze Test

Directions (Q. 1-10): 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.
Today, countries all over the world are experiencing many natural disasters like floods and earthquakes. In 2011, the United Nations conducted a (1___) on the natural disasters that occurred (2___) 1975 to 2007. Their report said that the (3___) of natural disasters has increased tremendously (4___) we do not respect the environment and (5___) unsafe cities. Some countries like Japan are also (6___) in the areas where earthquakes often take place. (7___) countries cope with these natural disasters efficiently (8___) making technological developments. So, Japan invests in (9___) buildings which earthquakes will not destroy (10___). We cannot avoid challenges but must face up to them.


1.
1) war
2) discovery
3) study
4) experiment
5) test

2.
1) earlier
2) before
3) sooner
4) from
5) throughout

3.
1) loss
2) time
3) reports
4) examples
5) number

4.
1) therefore
2) because
3) that
4) accordingly
5) simply

5.
l) live
2) travel
3) build
4) constructs
5) crowded
6.
1) located
2) situate
3) position
4) put
5) nearby

7.
l) When
2) These
3) How
4) Neighbouring
5) Any

8.
1) for
2) is
3) inspite
4) try
5) by

9.
1) designing
2) drawing
3) buying
4) damaging
5) falling

10.
1) finally
2) noisily
3) naturally
4) luckily
5) easily

Answer
1. -3
2. -4
3. -5
4. -2
5. -3
6. -1
7. -2
8. -5
9. -1
10. -5


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