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Cloze Test Solved Practice Set-6


A decade ago, a financial crisis –1– Bangkok. During the next fifteen months it swept –2– Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Seoul. As Asian countries borrowed and spent beyond their means, –3– of thousands lost their jobs, –4– half-built buildings throughout Asian cities –5– as reminders of the shattered hopes of not only distinguished entrepreneurs but also –6– workers. Asia has come a long way during the past ten years, vast economic imbalances no longer –7–. However, market crashes are –8– even today and Asia’s best insurance policy to –9– with any future crisis is to build –10– financial systems.

1.          A) occurred     B) hit     C) striking     D) fuelled
2.         A) in      B) upward      C) forward      D) through
3.         A) tens           B) few      C) approximate         D) several
4.         A) vacate        B) haunted      C) abandoned           D) buried
5.         A) seen           B) pointed       C) showed      D) stood
6.         A) undeserving        B) incompetent        C) greedy       D) ordinary
7.         A) seen           B) valid          C) exist           D) present
8.         A) undertaken          B) possible      C) threat        D) reality
9.         A) cope           B) combat      C) justify        D) avert
10.       A) perfectly      B) popular      C) formidably           D) resilient

Answer Key

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

Solution with explanation

1. Option ‘B’ (hit). HIT = If something hits a person, place, or thing, it affects them very badly; e.g.

About two-hundred people died in the earthquake which hit Gujrat.

2. Option ‘D’ (through). SWEEP = to move or spread quickly through an area; e.g.

Fire swept through the building.

3. Option ‘A’ (tens). FEW (option ‘B’) is a negative word, so not possible here. SEVERAL (Option ‘D’) is rejected as it means an amount that is not exact but is fewer than many.

4. Option ‘C’ (abandoned). ABANDON = to leave a place, thing, or person, usually for ever; e.g. We were sinking fast, and the captain gave the order to abandon ship. VACATE = to leave a room, building, chair, etc. so that it is available for other people; e.g. Hotel guests are requested to vacate their rooms by noon.

9. Option ‘A’ (cope). COPE WITH = satisfy or fulfill

10. Option ‘D’ (resilient). RESILIENT = able to quickly return to a previous good  condition;

e.g. This rubber ball is very resilient and immediately springs back into shape.

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