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Cloze Test Solved Practice Set-4


The library, if used properly, is invaluable in helping you develop discernment. It is rich –1– information that goes far beyond the –2– of any one text book or course –3– your text book author does not make a particular –4– clear and you feel the need –5– another description in greater detail –6–  in other words, go to the library and –7– other books on the subject. By calling –8– two or three writers dealing with the –9– topic, you will find some –10– of certain facts. In seeking additional sources, you will have gained immeasurably, for you will have seen what several experts perceive as being particularly important on a common subject.

1.          A) of B) for  C) in   D) with
2.         A) pages         B) limits        C) confines    D limitations
3.         A) if    B) while         C) when         D) suppose
4.         A) information         B) entry         C) explanation          D) point
5.         A) for  B) of   C) to   D) about
6.         A) or   B) but C) though      D) however
7.         A) verify         B) identify     C) check         D) collect
8.         A) for  B) up  C) forth          D) upon
9.         A) actual        B) specific      C) correct      D) same
10.       A) description           B) clarification         C) explanation          D) evidence

Answer Key

1. C 2. C 3. A 4. D 5. A 6. A 7. C 8. D 9. D 10. B

Solution with explanation

1. Option ‘C’ (in). RICH IN STH = containing a lot of something good or useful; e.g.

Pineapple juice is rich in vitamins A and B.

2. Option ‘C’ (confines). Here CONFINES is a noun which means ‘the outer limits of something’. LIMITS = the greatest amount, extent, or degree of something that is possible.

3. Option ‘A’ (if). The clause (your text book author —-) is a conditional clause, so here we need IF.

5. Option ‘A’ (for). We use FOR with the noun NEED when it means a situation in which something is necessary, especially something that is not happening yet or is not yet available; e.g.

There’s a growing need for new housing in many rural areas.

Option ‘B’ is rejected as we use OF with it when it means ‘what someone needs to have in order to live a normal life or make something run properly; e.g.

My car is in need  of  repair.

Option ‘C’ (to) is rejected as in that case we’ll need an infinitive (V1), but here it is ANOTHER you see.

6. Option ‘A’ (or). Here we need a conjunction to join two different choices; e.g. You can pay now or when you come back to pick up the table.

7. Option ‘C’ (check). CHECK = to make certain that something or someone is correct,  safe, or suitable by examining it; e.g.

After I’d finished the exam, I checked my  answers  for mistakes.

Verify (option ‘A’) will be wrong here as it’s used in the sense of proving something; e.g.

These numbers are surprisingly high and they’ll have to be verified.

8. Option ‘D’ (upon). CALL UPON/ON = to ask formally for someone to do something; e.g.

They called on the company to reverse its decision.

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