English Quiz- Cloze test

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 words.

Since the (1) of planning in our country, continuous (2) has been laid on (3) distribution of income as a broad (4). As (5) of poverty was higher in the rural areas, where majority of the population lives, it was considered (6) to shift the (7) of poverty (8) programmes to the rural areas.
But, despite several programmes being (9) by the government, it was (10) towards the end of Fifth Five Year Plan that fruits of development had failed to (11) down to the poorer sections living in the rural areas


1. 1) conception
2) emergence
3) inception
4) managing
5) arrival

2. 1) light
2) path
3) debate
4) argument
5) stress

3. 1) equitable
2) social
3) pragmatic
4) economic
5) solid

4. 1) spectrum
2) objective
3) majority
4) viewpoint
5) achievement

5. 1) nature
2) tendency
3) striking
4) incidence
5) reflection

6. 1) irksome
2) irritating
3) imperative
4) basic
5) astonishing

7. 1) trend
2) focus
3) development
4) effort
5) nature

8. 1) alleviation
2) tackling
3) monitoring
4) reflecting
5) addressing

9. 1) oriented
2) delivered
3) hosted
4) navigated
5) launched

10. 1) ascertained
2) revealed
3) directed
4) realised
5) traced

11. 1) wipe
2) trickle
3) balance
4) raise
5) trailing

Answers
1. 3
2. 5
3. 1
4. 2
5. 4
6. 3
7. 2
8. 1
9. 5
10. 4
11. 2


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