English Mania: Cloze Test

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Today we are presenting English Mania which is based on Cloze Test. Try to solve it.
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/phrases
are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday cleared the Juvenile Justice (Amendment) Bill, 2015, (_1_) the age of a legally defined juvenile from 18 to 16 in the case of heinous crimes. (_2_) the fact that many parties, including the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and, till last week, the Congress favoured sending it to a select committee (_3_) consideration, neither Shantaram Naik of the Congress nor Derek O’Brien of the Trinamool Congress moved a motion as had been decided by their parties earlier. The CPI(M) walked out once voting started. The presence of Nirbhaya’s parents in the visitors’ gallery and their protest over the last week (_4_) to have had an effect on the Parliamentarians.

In fact, many of the speeches during the discussion had an (_5_) tone, whether arguing for or against the Bill.

Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said: “We may not be able to do anything about the juvenile (_6_) in the Nirbhaya case but we can (_7_) many other boys from doing so.” “I do not want to tell you what to do, but please remember India is watching us and decide if you want to bring in a (_8_) Bill which protects children,” she said, asking the House to clear it.

The Minister said no juvenile would be sent to jail directly. “If juveniles are sentenced to jail, they will be sent to a borstal (_9_) they are 21 years old, after (_10_) there will be a review,” she said.

(1) changing
(2) easing
(3) lowering
(4) increasing
(5) looming

(1) much as
(2) inspite
(3) despite
(4) still
(5) whereas

(1) for
(2) in
(3) with
(4) under
(5) on

(1) assumed
(2) seemed
(3) served
(4) hinted
(5) suggested

(1) stimulated
(2) impassioned
(3) burned
(4) ardent
(5) disaffected

(1) convict
(2) discharge
(3) judge
(4) critic
(5) coroner

(1) prevent
(2) obviate
(3) deter
(4) encourage
(5) obstruct

(1) nuanced
(2) refined
(3) hinted
(4) forced
(5) overturned

(1) onward
(2) as late as
(3) amid
(4) until
(5) before

(1) whom
(2) who
(3) with
(4) which
(5) that


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